Thursday, March 8, 2018




THE PLANS FOR GLAMARAMA 2018 ARE QUICKLY TAKING SHAPE

The plans for GLAMARAMA 2018 are coming together to again make the Great Lakes Area MotorCoach Association rally the top notch event of the year. The rally which takes place June 6-9, 2018 at the Allegan County Fairgrounds in Allegan Michigan will have three nights of great entertainment, numerous attractions for all ages, a Thursday morning golf outing and several very entertaining tours. Please let your members know that the details for both the tours and the golf outing can be found on the link on this page

Entertainment includes KaR Tunes on Wednesday evening, Strum, Dumb and Dumber on Friday evening and Spittin Image on Saturday evening. Local attractions include dune rides, a zip line across the Kalamazoo River, museums, a historical village and vinyards. Off fairground tours have been arranged with round trip transportation to permit attendees to visit many of these attractions while at the rally. Conversion bus motor coaches will host an open house allowing you to see the wonderful accommodations provided in these majestic motorhomes. You can certainly find ideas for remodeling your RV.

Of course, delicious food will be served from coffee hour on Thursday and Friday, an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, a picnic lunch on Friday and an all you can eat breakfast on Saturday. Those who have stepped forward to take on the responsibilities of a chapter officer will receive an invitation to the Friday evening Chapter Officers and Vendor Reception. Finally, if you volunteer at this year's rally to help serve those who are attending the rally you will be treated to a Saturday evening dinner.

No, we did not forget the many vendors who support the area rally each year. You will find almost anything you can dream of associated with RV living in the vendor buildings. Attendees will receive vendor bucks with additional vendor bucks distributed to those who volunteer.

Have we said enough to get you to register for this wonderful event sponsored by GLAMA.

We can't wait to welcome you to the RV life at GLAMARAMA 2018.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

IN SEARCH OF LEADERS


THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERS

Each area rally has relied on volunteers to make the event a success and each year we have needed to enlist more new members as well as existing members to join the event team. Those who have participated in the past have learned a great deal about the areas in which they have volunteered.

This year it is imperative that we identify those who can fill the assistant chair volunteer positions. Some of our rally chairs have been in that position for three or more years. By taking an assistant position these assistant to the chair will not have to reinvent the processes that have been used in the past. In other words they will learn from the best!

This year we hope to identify future chairs for the following areas:

Vendors
Seminars

Please let me know those members in your chapter or friends who have volunteered in the past at a rally and who you believe would be excellent candidates to become a GLAMARAMA chair. I will be happy to answer any of their questions.

In addition, we NEED more volunteers. Please ask your members to sign up to attend and mark the "I want to volunteer" box on the registration form. Let's work together to make GLAMARAMA the best area rally anywhere!

Critical areas needing volunteers this year are:

SECURITY - you don't need law enforcement training for these positions. Security volunteers mostly advise attendees when events are open and where the approved entrance is located. Some may be seated while others may require some standing or traversing the fairground in a golf cart.

FMCA STORE - The volunteers make certain the items for sale are hung up or folded and replenished as needed. Sales are recorded on a point-of-sale terminal with procedures to record transactions.

Jim Koenig
GLAMA Sr. VP