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Family Motor Coach Association LogoFamily Motor Coach Association, an international organization for motorhome owners, has announced the results of the national officer election that took place during the group’s 86th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase in Madison, Wisc., in August.

These four nationally elected officers will serve the group for the 2011-2013 term:

Full-time RVer Charlie Schrenkel has been elected to serve as president of the association. Allen Rein of Canon City, Colo., was elected as national senior vice president; Vicky Ferrari of Titusville, Fla., will serve as national secretary; and Wil Young of Flowery Branch, Ga., will serve as national treasurer.

The FMCA national area vice presidents who will serve the association during 2011-2012 are: Charlie Adcock, South Central; Andy Balogh, Northwest; Bobby Donald, Western; Paul DuBois, Northeast; Sonny Gillespie, International; Ralph Marino, Southeast; Harry Montgomery, Rocky Mountain; Bob Nebel, Midwest; Otho Tew, Eastern; and Jon Walker, Great Lakes. Connie Pool is the immediate past president.

FMCA is a member-owned and member-governed organization, and its national officers serve on a volunteer basis.

FMCA also has announced that Chris Lusk has been tapped to fill the staff position of Events Manager for FMCA. Chris brings to the position his own extensive background and knowledge and has worked for FMCA since 1994. Lusk will oversee the association’s Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase events, among other duties.

Jerry Yeatts, formerly director of conventions and membership services, now will focus attention full-time on FMCA’s membership services and benefits.

“Chris will be able to rely upon his own experience as well as Jerry’s knowledge and expertise in the event planning area so that FMCA members can continue to enjoy the fantastic conventions they have come to expect. Chris will do a great job for FMCA and its members as we move forward into the future,” said Bradford Koshland, FMCA executive director. “And Jerry has some great ideas with regard to enhancing the benefits and services offered to FMCA members and for recruiting new members to FMCA. I’m looking forward to seeing these ideas come to fruition.”

Family Motor Coach Association Logo

Family Motor Coach Association

Family Motor Coach Association, an international organization for motorhome owners, has announced that Jerry Yeatts, director of conventions and commercial services, has now assumed responsibility for membership services as well. 

Mr. Yeatts will take on responsibilities formerly handled by Beverly Spurgeon, who retired in March after 42 years of service to the association.

“Beverly will be greatly missed at FMCA. She quite capably oversaw FMCA’smember benefits program and helped to ensure excellent service for the FMCA membership for many years,” said Bradford Koshland, FMCA executive director. “Jerry has been serving FMCA members through his planning of FMCA’s outstanding biannual events, and in his expanded leadership role, he will now be able to use his broad-based talents to further serve members and to help FMCA to reach out to motorhome owners from throughout North America who have yet to join the FMCA family.”

 

2011 Winnebago Itasca Impulse Class C Motorhome

2011 Winnebago Itasca Impulse Class C Motorhome

The event has been dubbed “Family A’Fair.”

The Family Motor Coach Association hosts motorhome conventions twice a year in varying locations with the purpose of celebrating the motorhome lifestyle and is making a long-overdue return visit to Madison, having met in the city back in 1984.

Motorhome exhibits and more

Convention activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of a multitude of RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various services related to RVs.

For those considering the purchase of a motorhome, the convention provides an opportunity to view an assortment of makes and models all in one location. A variety of 2011 models, in many different sizes and price ranges, will be on display, and some manufacturers will have 2012 models ready as well.

In addition to the motorhome show, highlights include RVing seminars on a variety of topics related to motorhomes and RV travel, tours involving local sites and scenes, evening entertainment, and numerous social activities.

The Public is Invited

While the convention is organized for Family Motor Coach Association members, the organization also invites members of the public to attend and provides various admission options. For those who want to view only the motorhome exhibition, admission costs $7 per day; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Those with an active military ID are admitted free also.

Anyone who would prefer to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a Daily Passport, which is available for $65 per person ($55 for FMCA members).

Those who own a motorhome are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their motorhome and stay with the rest of the group at the Alliant Energy Center or Lake Farm Park. The price for non-FMCA members is $205 per motorhome (with two people) prior to July 6, 2001, and $235 after that date; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership to the motorhome owner. The FMCA member price is $155 for early-bird registrations and $185 after July 6.

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