Sunday, December 22, 2013

  To MVC members and All:
Watch and enjoy this video of a "Soldier's Silent Night" narrated by Santa Claus: Http://
And for Navy and those who like air power, watch this video:
May you enjoy family and friends during this season of joy! Safe travels,
Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!
John and Carol Lee, President and Secretary of the Military Veterans Chapter

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It is that time of the year! Check and pay Chapter dues as needed....

Military Veterans Chapter Dues for 2014 and beyond) are payable by making out a check to Military Veterans Chapter FMCA in the amount of $10 / year (you are welcome to pay for multiple years. Save postage, problems for your Secretary and Treasurer, etc., pay for more than one year!) and mail to the Chapter Secretary: Carol Lee, 111 Twin Oak Drive, Florence, AL 35633.
If your plans for next Spring include coming to the MVC Pre-rally in Columbus, GA March 7-10, 2014, you can save postage and an envelope, if you need to pay dues and register for the Pre-rally. Just include separate checks in the evelope, one made out to MVC-FMCA for dues and the other made out to John Lee for the Pre-rally amount to the same address.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MVC Members,

The Western Area Rally is January 8-12, 2014 in IndIo, CA. Are any Military Veteran Chapter members planning to attend? I would like you to represent our MVC at the Chapter Fair on Wednesday, January 8th at 1:30pm. Let me, your Chapter president, John Lee, Phone 256-366-5974, E-mail:, know if you can and I will send you some brochures, handouts, etc. We will both contact Alice Bernard, Phone 530-519-7346, e-mail bernardfrogfarm@yahoo; who is in charge of the Chapter Fair at the Western Area Rally to let her know you will represent the Chapter.
I would like to get an idea of how many people are using the blog. Please e-mail us to let us know if you have gone to our blog spot. If anyone has some information you would like to see posted send it to us and we will see if we should post it. Use the above e-mail for John Lee.
Carol Lee, Secretary

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pre-rally and dues information

This is a copy of the mass e-mail sent out to all MVC members.

If you have not sent your Pre-rally Registration yet, we just noticed an error...the deadline for registration is February 6th, 2014. We had inadvertently stated March 6th, which is really is the evening we hope you will be at Lake Pines RV Park as we plan a tour (including Ranger Demo) on Friday, March 7th, thus I need to know how many wish to be included on that excursion. All registrars will receive a complete itinerary. I have corrected the Registration form in a previous post on this blog.

To reiterate FMCA Chapter Elk's and the Military Veterans, will gather in Columbus, Ga, on March 7-10, 2014 at the Lake Pines RV Park and Campground. They have 21 full hookup sites (50 amp electric, water & sewer) and 12 more double (6 sites side by side) 30 amp with water (dump station available) sites (for a total of 33 sites) reserved for our group. Needless to say, reservation is "first come, first served!"

The daily rate for the Pre-rally at Lake Pines RV Park is $32 for full hookups and $25 for the water / electric. Please fill out the attached "Pre-rally Registration Form" with check made out to John Lee, (wagonmaster) for Pre-rally activities and mail to John Lee, President MVC FMCA, 111 Twin Oak Drive, Florence, AL 35633 to obtain these rates and to be included in rally activities. Also, you MUST contact Andy at Lake Pines (phone 706-561-9675) to make your camping reservation for the desired dates and tell him you are registering for the FMCA Military Veterans / Elks International Pre-rally..

The MVC / Elk's Chapters (you must be a member of one of the Chapters, paid up through 2014. Dues can be mailed to Carol Lee, 111 Twin Oak Dr., Florence, AL 35633 with the check for dues made out to Military Veterans Chapter. I know many are members of both.) combined Pre-rally fee is $100 for two persons in a coach, one person/coach is $60, additional persons are $40. See Pre-rally Registration Form. Note: Included in your Pre-rally fee are my 'world famous pulled pork,' breakfast at the VFW and two dinners. A complete itinerary which includes visits to Fort Benning with Ranger Demo, touring the Infantry Museum, a trip to Andersonville, breakfast of "SOS" at the VFW, etc., will be posted on the 'blog' and mass e-mailed in the near future.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus, GA on March 7-10, 2014 (arrive evening of March 6th or sooner). Be sure to let the campground know if you wish to arrive early or stay over a day or more. Please visit our "blog" on the web at
Safe travels,

John & Carol Lee, Wagonmasters, President & Secretary Military Veterans Chapter FMCA
Bob & Freda Cerney, Assistant Wagonmasters, Elk's International Chapter

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Below is the sign up sheet for the Pre-rally before the Perry GA Rally. If you highlight the text and paste it into a word or works file you can then print it out and send it to us with the rally fee.
John is also sending it out as an attachment in a mass e-mail. Hope to see many of you at the rally. Check for more information later. We will post a schedule of what we will be doing and where we are eating.


Dates of Rally: ____March 7-10, 2014________________

Rally Information:  Name of RV Park/Resort: _Lake Pines RV Park______

Address: __6404 Garrett Rd. , Midland, GA 31820______

Telephone: 706-561-9675___ E-mail: _info@lakepines.net_____

Website: ___www.lakepines.net______________

Wagon Masters:

John and Carol Lee

Address: 111 Twin Oak Dr, Florence, AL 35633

Telephone: __256-366-5974   Cell 256-366-6630


Personal Information


Guest 1:____________________________Guest 2:________________________________


City:_______________________________ State:_______ ZIP+4______________________



FMCA#:______________(Membership Dues must be current for FMCA , Military Veterans Chapter &/or Elk International) Member of: Elk International Yes  No   MVC Yes   No

Cost of the Rally/Registration Deadline:
NO later than ___February 6, 2014____

RV Unit (2) People $__100.00____

RV Unit (1) Person $___60.00____

Each Additional Person $___40.00__

Full amount Due with application

Unit Information

Model __________________ Length______ Slides (#)______ Towing __________________

License #__________________ License # on Toad__________________

Please make check payable to the Wagon Masters (named above) and mail to:

John Lee

111 Twin Oak Dr., Florence, AL 35633

Rally confirmation will be by email unless you indicate otherwise

Is this your first Elk Intl Chapter Rally? [ ] Yes [ ] No   Or MVC Rally? [ ] Yes [ ] No

You must make reservations with Lake Pines Campground for ALL Camping.


To make reservations for extra night (s) of camping, please contact the RV Park directly.


Contact Name: ________________________________________Phone #:______________________

Do You Know CPR? ( ) Yes ( ) No

Are You First Aid Certified? ( ) Yes ( ) No

Friday, November 8, 2013

Visiting the Tennessee Veterans Home in Murphreesboro, TN

On 11/2/2013 John and Carol Lee went to Fayetteville, TN and accompanied members of the Fayetteville Lodge 1792 to Murphreesboro, TN to cook lunch for the veterans at the TN Veterans Home. Along with providing a meal we took them clothing, toiletries and books. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed interacting with the veterans and staff at the home.

Cooking hamburgers and hotdogs.

Books and coats for the Veterans


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Election of Officers at Gillette, Wyoming

We had a regular meeting at the rally in Gillette, Wyoming on June 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM and new officers were elected.

JOHN LEE F202724, President.
Contact information: 111 Twin Oak Dr,
Florence, AL 35633
256-366-5974 (H) 256-366-6630 (C)

CARMINE LISCIO F117791, Vice President.
Contact information: P.O.Box 254
Creal Springs, IL 62922

CAROL LEE F202724, Secretary.
Contact information: 111 Twin Oak Dr,
Florence, AL 35633
256-366-5974 (H)   256-366-6630 (C)

SANDY SWEENEY F360476, Treasurer.
Contact information: 514 Americas Way #4861
Box Elder, SD  57719-7600
605-645-9682 (J)  605-645-9222(S)

JERRY SWEENEY F360476,  National Directer.
Contact information: 514 Americas Way #4861
Box Elder, SD 57719-7600
605-645-9682 (J) 605-645-9222(S)

JOHN FERRARI F369332, Alt. National Directer.
Contact information: 148 Harmony Lane
Titusville, FL 32780

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For you Navy Veterans (and those of us who consider our fellow veterans to be our brothers) the following website / video at Pearl Harbor will be of interest.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Six State Rally at Sedalia, MO

Flag presentation on Friday evening

At the Social on Saturday at 11:30 am.

Six States Area Rally

I  saw many of you at the Six States Area Rally, the theme this year was "Remember Veterans!" I have heard from several. All your Chapter officers were there. We were present at the Chapter Fair; a great 'social' was planned by your VP Carmin Liscio with sponsorship and special thanks to all veterans from Alliance RV; the Frustrated Maestros  performed with flag presentation and branch theme songs, etc. 

John Lee, President Military Veterans Chapter-FMCA

Minot Pre-Rally

The deadline to register for the Minot Pre-Rally has passed.  Remember, the campground changed the deadline from July 10 to June 10th.  A ma...