Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Update

DECEMBER 2015 UPDATE

For your convenience we have just uploaded the GLAMA December 2015 Newsletter prepared by Jane Roush, GLAMA President. Included in the document is a summary and analysis of the financial results from the 2014-2015 fiscal year as reported by GLAMA Treasurer Melanie Boyer.


In addition, a newly revised Vendor/Dealer 2016 Registration Packet was uploaded at 4:45 pm today, December 16. Earlier versions do not include required information regarding credit card data.

The GLAMARAMA 2016 Rally Committee continues to progress toward another great Great Lakes Area MotorCoach Association rally to be held June 8 through June 12, 2016 in Goshen Indiana at the wonderful facilities on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairground. Tours are already confirmed for Dometic and Jayco/Spartan. These provide an excellent way to learn about major production processes for components and appliances that make up your home on wheels. Entertainment is all new so you will want to be the first in line Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Did someone ask about food. Are you kidding! I didn't think RVs ran without food; at least rallies don't. By the time you head home you will need to add air in your tires so as not to overload your coach.

For questions or comments please feel free to contact Jane Roush (janeroush50@gmail.com), GLAMA President or Jim Koenig (koenig.jim@gmail.com), GLAMARAMA Communications Chair. Thanks and have a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NOVEMBER 2015 UPDATE

COLD WEATHER, WARM PLANS – 2016 RVING

As the fall season takes hold many of you are preparing to travel to warmer climates, if not already there. Others will enjoy the crisp air and cool temperatures of the Great lakes region during the winter months. No matter the choice, as avid RVers you will want to stay abreast of the upcoming events related to GLAMA and each of its four regions, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.

Many campgrounds remain open for those wishing to experience winter camping. Those who are or were hunters prepare for the cool weather knowing that there will be lots of outdoor adventure in our beautiful areas of Canada and the United States. Make certain you prepare your RV to handle the temperatures to avoid damage to plumbing fixtures and sufficient heating resources to avoid discomfort for the inhabitants of your home on wheels.

During these months GLAMARAMA 2016 chairs will continue their efforts to again create an area rally like no other. The rally scheduled for June 8-12, 2016 will be held at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairground in Goshen Indiana. Arrangements for the three nights of all new entertainment have been secured. Incentives to promote even more vendors have been approved and put in place. While we will again enjoy the facilities in Goshen in 2016 the 2018 rally has been confirmed for a Michigan site as you will read in Jane Roush’s November 2015 GLAMA Newsletter.

What happened to GLAMARAMA 2017? Remember, when FMCA holds its national rally in the Great Lakes Area GLAMA national directors voted to focus our attention on the national rally and hold the GLAMA rally within the national family reunion that year (rally within a rally). Jane’s letter lists the major rallies we should support over the next few years to assure a strong organization with excellent member benefits.

If you have not been recruiting new members it has become really easy with the FMCAssist program. No other organization offers this excellent benefit as part of the normal dues. In other words the benefit cost members nothing to have the peace of mind to know you, your family and even your pets traveling with you will receive comprehensive assistance while 100 miles from home in case of an emergency. See FMCA.com for the details. Note: full-timers are not restricted by the 100 mile rule.

Read Jane’s newsletter to stay current on what is happening in GLAMA and FMCA. For answers to your questions feel free to contact Jane Roush, President of GLAMA jroush@fmca.com or Jim Koenig, Communications Chair, koenig.jim@gmail.com. In the meantime, safe travels and see you in Perry, Goshen and Springfield.