Notes from our President – July 3

Notes From Our President

July 3, 2017
The June membership reports have been released and what a month it was! End of month we have 73,032 members. The net gain for the month was 1,169. Our tracking records goes back 21 years and we cannot find a gain higher than this month. So, it’s possible this was the highest monthly gain in FMCA history!


Notes from our President

Hello ALL:
I’m going to try something new on the Western Area Website ( 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

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.”


Click here for more:


Western Motor Home Association – Family Motor Coach Association Western Area