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Editor’s Notes from Hanford Sept 2017

We had a pretty productive Western Motor Home Association Governing Board and Indio Rally Planning session at the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford these past few days.  Our leaders provided a hospitable environment (thank you Christine) and we got stuff done in record time.   The Western Area Rally team gained some enthusiastic new volunteer captains and it looks to be another great rally.  We will be saying goodbye to some other captains and we thank them for their service.

Not all was work, some early arrivals went to Superior Dairy for dessert Sunday night:

That’s right!  That’s 15 scoops of ice cream in a Banana Split… no wonder it’s a WMHA favorite spot in Hanford.  Ice Cream for a week.


— Editor

Presidents Notes…July 26, 2017

Presidents Notes…
July 26, 2017
Hello from Pawhuska, OK
(Home of the Pioneer Woman…as seen on the Food Network)

Please help spread the word that the WMHA Viva Las Vegas rally registration is now open. We will also be celebrating our 30th Anniversary. For now there are two ways to register. 1. To register online go to> chapters/area> area rallies> then click on the register box. 2. To register by phone call HQ’s at 800-543-3622. A 3rd way will be by mail in registration form which will appear in the FMC magazine starting in October.

Start planning now for your Chapter’s pre-rally at Indio. And if you bring one third of your chapter (minimum of 10 coaches) we will give you an additional parking space, with electricity ($95 value), which you can use as a party site throughout the rally.

On Thursday an e-Blast will be sent to the Western, Northwestern, and Rocky Mountain Areas to inform everyone that Indio registration is now open.

Hope to see you all at the rally…January 10-14, 2018.
Lon Cross, F233066
FMCA National VP, Western Area
President, Western Motor Home Assoc.

PS: here’s a PDF of the form  WMHAReg_FMC1017

Breaking News! Get your winter / spring 2017 WMHA newsletters here!

The spring 2017 Western Area ByWays:

Plus recent chapter newsletters, many thanks to the hardworking editors and publishers!

May 2017 Chatter
Coasters March 2017

May 2017 CRR Newsletter
March 2017 CRR Newsletter

Heartland May 2017
Heartland March 2017

May 2017 HMC Newsletter 2017

Jan Indio Romer FMCA Rally Final

Our new Executive Board

Now appearing, our 2016 Officer team:

SECRETARY Sharon Roach, F279409
TREASURER Kurt Simon, F166058

Lon Cross is installed as Western Area President at the FMCA convention in Springfield MA this week!

WMHA Officers


Note to Western Area members attending the Northwest Area Rally in Albany

At the present time, we have 148 people signed up to attend the “All Aboard For Albany” rally in Albany, Oregon. The Northwest area has always supported the Western area rally in Indio, so I am very proud that we are supporting the NWA with our attendance at their rally.

Plus, I know many of you are also volunteering at the rally.
There will be a Western area “Meet & Greet” meeting on Friday, June 24, in the dining hall of the Willamette Hall, from 10:00 a.m. To 11:00 a.m. Please try to attend. At this meeting we will discuss both Western area & FMCA business.

Travel Safe,

Dick Gibbs, WEA President

Motorhome Owners to Celebrate Freedom in Massachusetts

Could not say it better!

“Freedom is one of the benefits of recreation vehicle travel – the freedom to hit the open road and to travel the highways and byways while taking along the comforts of home. Members of Family Motor Coach Association – a Cincinnati-based organization for owners of motorhomes – will embrace this freedom in early August as they point their RVs toward Massachusetts, a state that played a pivotal role in U.S. history as it relates to the quest for freedom.”


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