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July 16, 2018 -- Rally Wrap Up

Milling Around Coos Bay is now in the history books.  What a wonderful rally it was!  Amy and her sales team – Suzanne, Katie, and Chaukae did a terrific job of welcoming us back to this beautiful venue.  THANK YOU to General Manager Terry Porcaro and of course, Lucinda DiNovo, Director of Sales & Marketing for the Mill Casino, Hotel and RV Park for all their help and hospitality.

On behalf of your 2018 Northwest Area Executive Board, a very big THANK YOU to all the volunteers, attendees, vendors, and coach dealers who made this 2018 Northwest Area Rally a rally to remember.

The positive attitude and friendliness of the volunteers made this rally so successful!  It was wonderful to see some of the Northwest Area Chapters attend the rally as basically “a rally within a rally”.  Let’s see if we can promote this concept for all our chapters attending the next Northwest Area Rally, Bridging the Gap, to be held at Linn County Fair & Expo, June 06 -09, 2019.  Thank you again!

Many of our attendees, vendors, and coach dealers have commented on how well organized and exciting this rally was. Many activities contributed to the rally’s success…. The 6th annual hot dog bash, slot tournament, poker walk, harbor cruises, wine walk, glass float excursion and the food truck evening were some of the activities that kept the attendees busy.  Several new seminars and crafts were added and seemed to be well attended.  We had plenty of display coaches (93) to wander through; some purchases were made. I am told that some of the sales were from the public that stopped by to see the coaches and vendors. 

Now it is time to travel to the 98th FMCA National Convention in Gillette, Wyoming from July 17 -22, 2018.  I am happy to report that we will have 98% of the chapters from the Northwest represented at the Governing Board Meeting.  We will have some great Northwest Area fun in Gillette. In Gillette, at the FMCA Annual Meeting, Don Schleuse will be installed as your 13th Northwest Area President.  Congratulations to Don and Barbara!   Remember it does take two to do this volunteer position.

After Gillette, Andy and I will heading home for the longest stay since 2009.  We are looking forward to reconnecting with friends in the Victoria Area. These past four years have been such a special time for me. Thank you so very much for all the support and kindnesses you have shown both Andy & I during our terms as your Northwest Area Presidents.  Your friendship means so very much to us!  The Northwest Area is the very best Area! A special thank you to the Northwest Area Executive Board for all their hard work – you are terrific!!!

We will see some of you at the Business & Planning Meeting, to be held at the Cowlitz County Event Center in Longview, Washington from September 25 – 27, 2018.  At the meeting, there will be elections held for Senior Vice President, 2 Vice President positions and Treasurer.  Also, this will be the first planning session for the 2019 Northwest Area Rally to be held at the Linn County Fair & Expo, Albany, OR from June 06 -09, 2019.   

Please feel free to call or email me anytime; 503-530-0166…


Safe and Happy Travels!  Kathie

June 1, 2018

Rally Information

Seminars/Crafts UPDATED 6/1/18!


Program Book



September 28, 2017

June 21-24, 2018    The Mill Hotel & Casino     North Bend, Oregon