Last summer, we attended the FMCA convention in Madison as first time attendees and we were really impressed by the organization, the welcoming team and the variety of seminars and activities that were available to us. No doubt, the devotion of all volunteers and FMCA staff was widely demonstrated during this event and reflected the high degree of professionalism of FMCA.
We were looking forward to this year’s convention but when we discovered it was in late August (27-30 Aug), it became apparent we could not attend. Our daughters , like many other teenagers, start school on the last week of August. After speaking with many families at the convention, several of them will not be able to attend as well for the same reason. I realize that the majority of FMCA membership does not have to comply with the return to school schedule anymore but the Governing or Executive Board may want to consider that the future of FMCA rests on the next generation, our children and our grandchildren. If we do not involve the next generation more actively and /or ensure their participation, we might encounter some problems to regenerate the membership in years to come. I would like to know if we are the only one thinking that way or if we missed something in the process…!!!
I am still convinced that FMCA is among the best RV associations in North America and we cannot wait to renew the pleasant experience we had last summer in participating in a future FMCA convention. We will not do it in 2012 for the reason above mentioned but we will surely try to attend in the following years hoping that the dates will be more convenient.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada