I’m going to try something new on the Western Area Website (wafmca.com) With the help of our WebMaster, Warren James, I’m going to start posting a Blog. I plan on writing on various topics, such as; FMCA Governing Board matters, and any items of interest that may concern those of us in the Western Area. I’ll try to post once a week, but sometimes it could be more, or it could be less.
With all that being said …Welcome to the Inaugural Western Area Presidents Blog…
June 26, 2017
Hello from Boardman, OR.
Christine and I have just left the NorthWest Area Rally which was held in Longview, WA. Kathie Balogh, NW Area President, and her staff really put on a nice rally for about 325 rigs. I would like to thank the 32 rigs from the Western Area for their attendance and support of this rally. Next year they plan on holding their Rally in Coos Bay, OR.
Please save the date for the 30th Annual Western Area Indio Rally…January 10-14, 2018. The theme for the Rally is Viva Las Vegas. It’s guaranteed that Elvis will be in the house!
We are on our way to attend the FMCA convention being held in Indianapolis, IN on July 12-15. Currently there are over 1,400 rigs registered and the number keeps going up. At the Governing Board Meeting we will be electing new National Officers. Running for President is Jon Walker, Sr VP is Rett Porter (and I’ve heard there is a second person, Jack Mayberry, running for this position), treasurer is Frank Taber and John Reynolds, and for Secretary is Gaye Young.
There are also three amendments that are being voted on and one of those is revising our Articles of Incorporation which would allow “towables” to be members of our Association.
As you may have heard there was a new member benefit being worked on between FMCA and Verizon which was a special rate on an unlimited wireless data plan. It was unfortunate that Verizon pulled out on our agreed upon member offering. But rest assured we will find more member benefits that will create the best member benefit portfolio we have ever offered.
Lon Cross, F233066
FMCA National VP, Western Area
President, Western Motor Home Association