Monday, August 28, 2017

Please keep our past National Director in your thoughts

Bob Cerney, our past National Director has been admitted to a hospital in Las Vegas with blood clots. Please keep Bob in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to send Bob get well wishes, please send them to his email, bobnfeda@csolutions.net .

Monday, August 21, 2017

New Emails

The Military Veterans Chapter of FMCA has been updating the way we communicate out to members. We have sent a number of emails recently (the latest email was sent yesterday with a subject of Military Veterans Chapter Newsletter and it was mainly about the appointment of a new treasurer) and some of the email addresses are not going through.

If you have NOT received any of these recent emails, please send an email to militaryveterans.fmca@gmail.com so we can change your email on file to your current email.

Thanks!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Membership Application Updated

The FMCA Military Veterans Chapter application has been updated. Please find it located at this link:

MVC Membership Application

Print it out, fill it in and mail it according to the instructions and we look forward to seeing you at the next rally!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Happy Birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

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On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard was created by Congress, which authorized Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton to build a small fleet of 10 cutters to protect the coast. As the Coast Guard marks its 225th birthday and continues to serve a critical role under the Department of Homeland Security.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

FMCA Military Veterans Chapter featured in June 2017 FMCA Magazine Chapter Spotlight

The Military Veterans Chapter of FMCA was featured in the June 2017 issue of the Family Motor Coaching magazine. Here is the article, just in case you may have missed it:

Chapter Spotlight: Military Veterans   

By Dell Jackson, F201821
June 2017

The Military Veterans chapter is alive and growing. This year, many new members joined our group at the Southeast Area Rally in February and during FMCA’s 95th International Convention in March. We now have approximately 300 families, and we have plenty of room for more.

Our chapter was formed in 2010 and is an international chapter. Besides being an FMCA member, members must be either active duty or honorably discharged from the United States or Canadian armed forces or National Guard.

We are asking all veterans to join us, as we have social activities and also help fellow veterans who are less fortunate than we are.

We hold our chapter business meetings at FMCA conventions. If you’re a veteran and want to check out our chapter, come visit us in Indianapolis, Indiana, during FMCA’s 96th International Convention, July 12 through 15.

During morning Coffee Hour on one day of the convention, while the Frustrated Maestros are playing anthems, we present flags representing branches of the military. At area rallies, we participate in chapter fairs and socials.

We often have socials and joint rallies with members of FMCA’s Elk International chapter (Elks support veterans) and members of the Full Timers chapter. Our regular summer rally will take place after the Indianapolis convention.

As our chapter grows, we plan to form even more groups based on where members live. That way, they can gather at their own rallies and decide what local veterans organization to support and how they will do that. A group in Florida is 72 members strong and assisted in giving homeless veterans permanent housing through Hearts and Homes for Veterans Inc. in Cape Coral. A group of chapter members in Colorado is also active in procuring assistance for vets with various needs.

The Military Veterans chapter donated $1,000 in 2015 to a fund that helps veterans and their families, the Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org).

We keep in touch by using RVillage (www.RVillage.com) and our own blog (www.mvcfmca.blogspot.com), where you can see pictures and learn about our outings. Our blog also has a membership application. Annual dues are $10.

For more information, contact me at dell1942j@gmail.com or by phone at (209) 471-3905. See you in Indianapolis!

For general information about FMCA chapters, contact the Chapter Services Department at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622; chapters@fmca.com .    

If you would like your chapter to be featured in Chapter Spotlight, contact FMC associate editor Peggy Jordan, (800) 543-3622, ext. 212; pjordan@fmca.com .

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...