Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Can you believe that it isn't Christmas yet and registration for GLAMARAMA 2018 has already begun? Yes, that's right. The first advertisement for the rally scheduled for June 6-10, 2018 in Allegan, Michigan will be published in the January 2018 FMC Magazine. There will be a tear out registration form or if you so desire you can access the registration process on the FMCA.com website. The http://glamaramarally.blogspot.com will also provide a link to the registration page on the FMCA website.

There will be much to see and lots to do at this new venue for the Great Lakes Area annual rally. For those wanting a little excitement there is a zip line across the Kalamazoo River in Allegan. Not 30 minutes away you can experience dune rides. If you want something a little less challenging you will find the historical village located right on the fairground property and admission is free. Those who like wine may wish to attend a winery tour in nearby Paw Paw. For car buffs you will find the car museum both educational and fun.

Be certain to register early if you want 30 amp service.  All sites have water, but the 30 amp sites are limited in quantity.  The majority of the sites at the Allegan Fairground are 50 amp.

What else will you find at the 2018 GLAMARAMA? Lots of vendors and motorhome dealers plus three nights of excellent entertainment, card bingo on Thursday following a free night to promote chapter meetings and activities, a golf outing (additional fee), ladies tea (additional fee), two morning coffee hours, ice cream social, picnic lunch and an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. I'm getting hungry just writing this message. As in past GLAMA rallies there will be a reception for chapter officers and vendors, as well as a dinner for our wonderful volunteers. If you've never volunteered, you really need to get involved. Ask anyone who has volunteered at past rallies and they will tell you how much fun their rally experience was.

Spread the word.   GLAMARAMA is back and it is better than ever!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact GLAMA officers.

National Area VP Les Naylor                lesn20002000@yahoo.com
GLAMA Senior VP Jim Koenig              koenig.jim@gmail.com

Vendors should contact Bill Nesbitt, Vendor Chair  
419.230.1982  or  glamavendors@wcoil.com

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crowing About GLAMARAMA 2018


As GLAMARAMA 2018 takes shape the Great Lakes Area annual rally continues to be the best area rally value for your hard earned buck. GLAMARAMA 2018 takes place June 6-9, 2018 at the Allegan County Fairground in Allegan Michigan. It has been several years since this area’s rally was held in Michigan and the selected location is a wonderful facility with very interesting attractions.
Before we get to the attractions, rally attendees always want to find an event that doesn’t strain their budget. At GLAMARAMA 2018, every site has electric and water and, get this, there are more 50 amp sites than 30 amp. In fact we had to include a notice on the rally registration form advising applicants that 30 amp sites are in limited quantity. Those who choose the 30 amp sites will realize a reduction of $10 on their rally admission fee.  The cost of those selecting the 50 amp sites is set at $275 for two adults with minor children and up to one adult dependent at no extra cost. For a coach with only one adult the fee is $255. After May 18 the admission cost increases by $20. IF you wish to attend but do not wish to camp at the fairground the cost of this passport admission is $100. Non-FMCA members must pay an additional $50. Please note there is an additional $4 fee for the Ladies Tea and an as yet to be determined fee for the golf outing.

What about local attractions. Attendees should be pleased to see the exhibits at the Old Jail Museum to learn about the history of Allegan city and the surrounding county. The museum is located in the Historical Village providing an an even greater insight into this community. If that is a little too tame for you then try a ride on the zip line that takes these thrill seekers over the Kalamazoo River. In the same area you might also wish to try out one of the high ropes courses 55 feet in the air presented by Sky Trail. Not yet quenched your thirst for excitement?  Try a dune buggy ride a short 30 minute drive to Saugatuk Michigan. As you can see there are several attractions that will make your trip to GLAMARAMA 2018 a can’t miss rally.

More details to follow so stay tuned.