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June 12, 2017

TO:  FMCA - NORTHWEST AREA MEMBERS
 
FROM:   Kathie Balogh, Northwest Area President
 
I hope that you have made your reservations for the 2017 Northwest Area Rally, BLAST FROM THE PAST! The Northwest Area Executive Board and the Rally Captains have been working hard to make this a wonderful experience for all the attendees!  We are thrilled with the facility and the activities that have been planned for you!  It is not too late, if you have not registered; call 1-800-543-3622 NOW!
 
Regarding the Indianapolis International Convention, (July 12 - 15, 2017) we have a group of delegates that are getting together the evening prior to entry into the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  They will be caravanning to the rally and parking together on the grounds.  After the convention, we are going to Cincinnati and camping at the FMCA Round Bottom Campground.  We have 15 full service sites reserved at no cost to you.  We are, also, having a tour of the FMCA National Office and will be having lunch with the entire FMCA Staff.  If you are planning to attend the convention, please contact the Northwest Area Secretary, Bobbi Radford.  Bobbi's email address is cooper.radford@gmail.com or phone her at 206-714-1976.
 
We are still looking for Northwest Area Members, who are attending the convention, to represent chapters, as Temporary Delegates, at the Governing Board Meeting.  Also, advise Bobbi, if you are interested. 
 
Thank you for your continued support of the Northwest Area!
Travel happy and safe!
Kathie

May 24, 2017

Important: Directions to Cowlitz County Event Center. Click here!

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Northwest Area BLAST FROM THE PAST Rally Information, click here.
(or click on Rallies in the header) 

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May 1, 2017

SEMINAR UPDATE with new seminars and watch for more will be added to the schedule prior to the rally.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

May 1, 2017

TO Northwest Area Presidents, National Directors, Alternate National Directors, and Delegates

Good Afternoon!

Attached please find the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held in Longview, WA on April 11, 2017.    The minutes will be posted on the Northwest Area website, www.fmcanw.org soon.

At the meeting, the delegate chose   “MILLING AROUND COOS BAY “ , as the theme for the 2018 Northwest Area Rally to be held at the Mill Hotel & Casino on Coos Bay, OR,  June 21 – 24, 2018.    We are now asking any Northwest Area members to submit artwork for the program book cover and the rally pin.  I ask that you share this information with your chapter members and ask them to send their ideas to me at kbalogh@fmca.com .

After the meetings, we were able to secure transportation to Rochester, Washington’s Lucky Eagle Casino by bus on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. A $10 slot credit and $5 food credit will be given to each person going on the bus. Sign ups are being taken by email to your Northwest Area Secretary, Bobbi Radford, cooper.radford@gmail.com on a first come, first serve basis.  There are only 41 seats on the bus; therefore, please get this information out, as soon as possible, to your chapter members.  Check out the Northwest Area website, www.fmcanw.org for other exciting information coming up! 

For those thinking about attending the 96th International Convention in Indianapolis in July, please contact Bobbi Radford at the email address above.  We still need Temporary Delegates to represent chapters that do not have members attending. In addition, we have arranged a campground the night before we caravan into the grounds.  As you will recall, from previous emails, anyone attending the convention with our group is invited to come with us to Cincinnati; stay in the FMCA campground for 3 nights, tour the National Office and have lunch with the staff.  It will be a fun extension to the convention!

If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call (503-530-0166) or email me.

Once again, I would like to thank you all for your support and friendship!

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NWMHAA General Meeting Minutes

February 15, 2017

Good Afternoon to all Northwest Area FMCA Members!

On February 14, 2017, our National President's Newsletter and the Proposed Bylaws Amendments were sent to the Governing Board. These items will be voted on at the National Convention in Indianapolis, IN in July 2017.

On February 15, 2017, the documents were emailed to all Chapter Officers. I wanted to have them put on our Northwest Area website for everyone to see. The newsletter contains information regarding the future of FMCA and some decisions that will need to be made by your Governing Board at this next meeting in Indianapolis.

Please click on the links below and read the information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, Kathie Balogh, Northwest Area President ( kbalogh@fmca.com ) or Charlie Adcock, National President ( cadcock@fmca.com ). I suggest that you put your phone number in your email; sometimes it is easier to answer some questions by phone.

Thank you for your continued support!

Kathie

President's Newsletter

Proposed Amendments #1-#3

January 30, 2017

See the Rally Page for Vendor Forms and Schedule.

January 24, 2017

See the Rally Page for the Cowlitz Show Coach form and the Seminar Request Form.

January 10, 2017

See the Rally Page for the advertising letter from Bobbi Radford, as well as the advertising form.

December 20, 2016

Northwest Area BLAST FROM THE PAST Rally is open for registration!

The registration form can be accessed by clicking on Rallies in the heading of this Home Page. Cowlitz County Event Center is a beautiful venue offering everything we need. Limited 20 amp electric will be available onsite for $50.
See you in June!

December 11, 2016

Here is a Christmas letter from Kathie and Andy.

October 14, 2016

Here are the Planning Meeting Minutes of September 20, 2016.

July 9, 2016

Please click on the link to see Kathie's message about FMCA's Northwest Area Rally.

June 10, 2016

TO: Northwest Area FMCA Members and Family & Friends!

Please click on the link below to check out the Press Release for the upcoming FMCA 94th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase. The event will be held from August 3 – 6, 2016 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. At the present time, we will have about 20 coaches in attendance. If you are travelling East this summer, why not join us?

http://www.prweb.com/releases/FMCA/convention/prweb13473609.htm

Don't forget, there is still time to register for the Northwest Area Rally to be held at the Linn County Fair & Expo in Albany, OR from June 23 – 26, 2016! Join in for a great time and wonderful entertainment & food!!!!
Just click on Rallies in the header of this page! You can just drive up and register!

Hope to see you soon!

Kathie

February 17, 2016

A Letter to the Chapter Presidents and a Nomination form are posted here.

 


 

messaage from president

The Family Motor Coach Association's 10 geographical areas are designed to promote communication between FMCA and all chapters within the areas. As motorcoach travelers, we love to see the country, enjoy nature and visit with all of the wonderful people we meet along the way. FMCA and FMCA NW work together to support good communication and provide many opportunities for fun, food and fellowship wherever you travel!

This site has been designed to let you know what activities are going on in the Northwest Area and the Chapters within. FMCA NW and its chapters welcome newcomers to any meeting or event. For further information on joining, or the location of the next meeting, please contact one of the Area officers or an officer listed under Chapters. There you will find points of contact and web site information. For comments and suggestions please contact sandie@sbcreative.net.