Central Region Chapters - Eastern Area Motorhome Association

Maryland
    Bay Travelers
    Capitol
    Country Cousins
    FMC Club East

Virginia
    Cardinal Virginians
    Colonial Virginians
    Dixie Traveliers
    Dogwood
    GMC Tidewater Crabs
    Hokie Travelers

West Virginia
    Mountaineers



Membership in the BAY TRAVELERS chapter is limited to 50 member coaches.  
Anyone interested in joining this chapter must attend 2 rallies before an invitation to join
is extended.  Member families include children who are third generation motorhome
travelers.  Special activities are planned for them and they are active participants at
their weekend rallies.  Where possible, rallies are planned around community local
events.  Activities include happy hours, potlucks, cookouts and lots of time for
socializing.  The average rally fee per coach is $5 excluding campsite expenses.  About
15-25 coaches attend the monthly rallies held in the mid-Atlantic area during April
through November.  Members receive chapter news in their newsletter,
Traveling On,
which is issued about 10 times a year.  Chapter dues are $10 per year.  Shirts with the
chapter name and logo are available to members.
Contact:  Bruce List, 11833 Franklinville, Upper Falls, MD 21156.
    Email: brucelist@hotmail.com


CAPITOL is one of the oldest chapters in the Eastern area; having received their
charter in 1969.  Their member base is about 85 member coaches.  Members live in the
District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  
Weekend rallies are held in the same states and are usually attended by 20-25
coaches.  Special tours and games are scheduled for children and adults enjoy social
hours with snacks, sharing meals and a variety of games.  Their rally fee, excluding
campsite expenses, is kept to a minimum.  News and rally information is published in
their monthly newsletter,
Coach Trails.  Dues are $15 per year and new members order
and pay an additional amount for their name badges.  New members are welcome.  
Hats, visors, shirts and jackets with the chapter logo are available to the members.
Contact:  Richard H Mason, 20605 Bell Bluff Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20870, 301-977-
5399.
    Email: dmason@caci.com

The scope of the CARDINAL VIRGINIANS is the western portion of Virginia, I-81 via the
chapter newsletter,
The People Feeder.  They have 9 rallies a year during the months
of April thru December.  About 20 coaches attend each rally, which are held on
weekends. The average rally fee (excluding camping) is $7-$10.  Most rallies are in
Virginia but they have also gathered at locations in Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Canada.  They try to have at least one out-of-state rally
per year.  Members enjoy socializing, eating, shopping and crafts, and the men enjoy
working on coaches.   Dues are $25 per year and name badges are $7 each.  
Contact: Jo Lynne Senger,   540-363-5155.   
E-mail: davesenger@newhopetel.net   


Members of the
COLONIAL VIRGINIANS live in Virginia and North Carolina.  Their
current membership is 99 coaches.  Chapter dues are $15 per year.  A monthly
newsletter,
The Colonial Virginian, is published and provided to members.  The chapter
has weekend rallies scheduled each month, January through December.  Rallies are
held in the Carolinas and Virginia.  The average rally fee is $5; campsite expenses are
additional.  Members enjoy playing table games.  New members will be treated as family.
Contact:  Vince Marroletti, 757-204-4995.
E-mail: vm12447@yahoo.com


COUNTRY COUSINS
Contact:  Gene Clendenin, 1722 Fox Run Ct, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-938-5389.  
    Email:  geneclend61@yahoo.com


There are 50 member coaches in the
DIXIE TRAVELIERS.  Members live n North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and nearby states.  About 25 families
attend the four rallies scheduled during the year.  Weekend rallies are scheduled in the
spring, summer, fall, and winter.  Usually rally fees per person are $20.00, excluding the
campground fee.  Most attendees arrive a couple of days prior to the official rally days.  
Activities vary, games, skits, golf, touring various facilities, and shopping.  A newsletter
is published quarterly.  Name badges are available to member at a cost of $20.00 per
person and annual dues are $20.00 per coach.  New members are always welcome.  
Contact: Patricia Smith, 704-922-8468.
E-mail: padasmit@bellsouth.net

Members of the
DOGWOOD chapter live in Virginia with a few exceptions.  There are
about 51 member coaches in the chapter.  Chapter dues are $10 per year and
members order name badges (at $10 each) directly from the vendor selected by the
chapter.  A newsletter is provided monthly to members.  They have 4-6 weekend rallies
a year, usually attended by 10-25 coaches.  The 2008 schedule had rallies in April,
June, October, November and December, and they were held in North Carolina and
Virginia. Locations included state parks, Fort Monroe, Oyster Festival and
Williamsburg, Virginia. The average rally fee is $30 and does not include the costs for
campsites. In addition to happy hours and planned meals, members enjoy Yankee
swaps, attending festivals, and sightseeing in the different locales.
Contact:  Mann Duff,  804-873-1328.
E-mail: MannDuff@SupremeCentral.com
Website:
www.FMCADogwood.blogspot.com


The GMC TIDEWATER CRABS chapter was chartered by FMCA on May 8, 1976 for
owners of GMC (GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION) TZE motorhomes.  To be
considered for Standard Membership, GMC TZE ownership at time of application is
required.  Club members who now own another model coach hold Affiliate Membership.
Non-GMC TZE coach owners are welcome as Honorary Memberships but have no
voting rights, pay no dues and membership must be extended by the Executive
Committee.  Chapter dues are $15 per year and name badges are approximately $10
each.  About 5 to 6 weekend rallies are held each year, May to October, in Delaware,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of
Columbia. Rally fees are about $10 excluding campground expenses.  Activities at
rallies include sight seeing, camaraderie and fellowship, and sessions on the
maintenance and repair of the classic GMC Motorhome.  T-shirts, denim shirts and
throws with the chapter logo are available at cost to chapter members.
Contact:  James P. Brennan, Jr., 757-229-0118.  
E-mail: jemsb@aol.com


The
HOKIE TRAVELERS chapter has been formed for members who are fans of
Virginia Tech football. The chapter has 19 members. Members meet at home football
games. They usually arrive Thursday of Friday before the game and leave Sunday
morning.   Members discuss how the season is going and how they think the new year
will go.  Dues are $10 per year.  
Contact: Bryan J. Katz, 930 New Village Dr., Christiansburg, V 24073, 703-793-0730.
E-mail: gspfan@aol.com


The
MOUNTAINEER chapter serves the West Virginia area, but members are welcome
from anywhere.   They currently have approx. 60 member coaches.  Chapter dues are
$20 per year.  Their newsletter,
FMCA Mountaineer Chapter News, is published 4 times
a year and keeps members informed of rallies and chapter news.  They have six rallies
a year, held monthly from May to October.  About 20 coaches usually attend, and the
rallies are held at many interesting locations throughout the eastern states. They
attend GEAR, the Eastern Area rally, as a group and they get together in December for
a Christmas dinner.  In addition to the fellowship, they enjoy potlucks, sightseeing,
dining at restaurants, dinner shows, and sharing travel stories with chapter members.
Contact: Sharon Strader, 304-472-3322.  
E-mail: jstrader@wvdsl.net
Jerry Cohen
Central Regional Vice President