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  1. Complete Senior Magazine is looking for a few FMCA-member couples who live and travel full-time in their mtorohomes, to interview for an article. If you are interested in being contacted, please send an e-mail to webmaster@fmca.com and include your e-mail address and/or phone number.
  2. The RV Driving Safety Program is offered at FMCA conventions, including the Perry, Ga., event this month. The Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) presents the course, which is divided into two sessions of three hours each. The program has received rave reviews from FMCA members. Here's an article about the program, from a few years back: The RV Safe Driving Course. Various seminars related to diesel engines also are offered at FMCA conventions.
  3. Send an e-mail to membership@fmca.com or call (800) 543-3622 and provide the membership plate number and your contact information. We will attempt to contact the plate owner and ask them to get in touch with you.
  4. Good luck with the surgery. Our thoughts are with you.
  5. Family registration is now available for FMCA's Perry, Ga., 2014 Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, which will be held March 17 to 20, 2014, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricetner in Perry, Ga. Register online Or, download and mail the Perry registration form (PDF). More information about the Perry 2014 event will be posted here, as the event draws near. We hope you plan to join us at this wonderful venue at the "Crossroads of Georgia" for all of the great seminars, entertainment, exhibits and special activities that are unique to FMCA gatherings.
  6. Look for a Newmar Mountain Aire on the cover of the August 2013 issue of Family Motor Coaching magazine.
  7. "Rich history," "warm hospitality," "strong commitment to community" ... Yes, FMCA fits that description. It's great to hear you're enjoying FMCA -- the benefits and the bonds among motorhome owners that it promotes. This brings to mind a famous line from a famous film, albeit slightly altered here: "We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
  8. Thanks for participating That's exactly we're here, Rick. Thanks for participating. We hope you like it here. This is a good time to remind everyone of a few Before You Post guidelines, particularly regarding topic titles. Be distinct and meaningful in your titles so others can find topics and answers more easily.
  9. Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) has acquired certain assets of Navistar RV. ASV, based in Orlando, Fla., is a $1 billion sales producer of specialty vehicles and parent to motorhome builder Fleetwood RV Inc. Read article
  10. Kirwan Elmers joined FMCA in 1963 as a charter member. In 1955 he co-founded Custom Coach Corporation with his father, and the company has converted motor coaches for celebrities Lee Greenwood, Johnny Cash, Clint Eastwood, John Madden and many others. Elmers will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., in August. Congratulations! Read more about Elmers, Custom Coach and his involvement with FMCA.
  11. FMCA members: Guess the number of jelly beans in a photo, and you could win a Kindle Fire! FMCA is holding this contest in March, April and May, and will award a Kindle Fire each month. The contest is for FMCA members only. Maybe you're good at figuring displacement and factoring in size/shape and in-between spacing. Or, maybe you're just plain lucky. Either way, submit your guess now. http://www.fmca.com/jellybeans Kindle Fire
  12. We are happy to announce that the digital edition of Family Motor Coaching magazine will be available on Monday to FMCA members and print subscribers. Read it on your iPad and other tablets, as well as on smartphones and computers. Each digital issue is identical to the print edition but will contain interactive links and features. http://www.fmcmagazine.com/digital
  13. Are you going to the Super Bowl? Thousands of football fans and excited tailgaters (both with tickets and without) are heading to New Orleans to watch the Big Game or just soak in the Super Bowl experience. FMCA would like to hear from members who are driving their motorhome to The Big Easy for the game. We are working with reporters from national outlets and your hometown TV stations and newspapers to develop stories about FMCA members taking The Real Road to the Super Bowl. If you are RVing by yourself, with a group of friends, or with a chapter, let us know. You could be sharing your story with local and national reporters, which will add to the thrill of your trip. Send an e-mail to jyeatts@fmca.com or call (800) 543-3622.
  14. The Governing Board meeting at Gillette will be held Wednesday, June 19.
  15. Two great FMCA area rallies are coming ... Southeast Area Rally: SEA Salutes the Military Feb. 6 to 10, 2013, Hernando County Airport, Brooksville, Florida Register Online at FMCA.com Scheduled entertainment: Ladies for Liberty: This singing troupe performs the Andrews Sisters-style of music through its own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s. Kevin Adams: Adams, a singer/impressionist, will present a unique one-man variety show. His fast-paced act features clean comedy, costume changes and a powerful vocal presentation that amazes audiences. Kenny Evans: Evans is now in his 12th season performing the “Golden Oldies” hits of the '50s and '60s in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Evans toured professionally throughout the 1990s, opening concerts for many well-known country music acts. 42nd St. 6 Piece Band: This band stars singer Carolyn Cline, a first cousin of Patsy Cline. She is a former Miss Florida and was runner-up in the Miss America competition (she won the talent contest). International Area Rally: a Tucson Fiesta March 20 to 23, 2013, Tucson, Arizona Download the registration form or contact Lazydays Tucson at (800) 306-4067). Enjoy four nights of camping. ALL sites have full hookups. In addition, rally fees for the March 20 to 24, 2013, event include: New and previously owned coaches on display Three breakfasts and two dinners Expert motorhome repairs Seminars and roundtable discussions Flea markets Windshield decorating Casinos Aircraft boneyard Pet parade Much more!
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