President's Chapters - Eastern Area Motorhome Association
Coaches for Christ Eastern
Eastern Area GeocØachers
Eastern Area Mah Jongg
Frustrated Maestros Eastern Sharps and Flats
Rolling Red Hats
COACHES FOR CHRIST EASTERN is an inter-denominational ministry made up of Christians
from many religious and spiritual backgrounds. The chapter was chartered October 2003 at the
Great Eastern Area Rally (GEAR) in Asheville, North Carolina. Coaches for Christ enables FMCA
Christian members to combine their love of travel with their spiritual walk with Jesus. A top priority
is sponsoring devotions at FMCA rallies and conventions. CFCE members are drawn to kindred
spirits in prayer, praise, fellowship, and worship. All FMCA members are welcome to attend
activities and to join Coaches for Christ Eastern. To receive a brochure and information about
membership, please e-mail your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EASTERN AREA GEOCØACHERS chapter was formed for FMCA members who enjoy the
fun of geocaching while traveling in their coaches. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting
game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other
navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere
in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure",
usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, over 800,000 geocaches are listed on websites
devoted to the pastime. Members of this chapter gather together during area rallies, rallies of
other chapters and FMCA conventions to hunt for geocaches in the local area. Independent
GeocØachers rallies are also held, on an irregular basis, often as pre- or post-rallies to larger
events. The chapter has been involved in presenting seminars on geocaching at FMCA
conventions and at several Area rallies. Chapter members are always willing to explain the sport
to anyone who is interested. Dues are $5 per year.
Contact: Wilt Greenwood, 804-282-1493
The EASTERN MAH JONGG chapter was formed in 2015 for those who enjoy the game of
American Mah Jongg. For more information:
Contact: Jayne Reynolds, (570) 220-0529
The EASTERN GOURMANDS chapter has been formed for members who enjoy great dining
experiences. As well as having their own chapter rallies, members of this chapter gather together
during area rallies, rallies of other chapters and FMCA conventions to sample and experience
different cuisine of the local area. These gatherings include cookouts, wine & cheese parties,
and luncheons or dinners at better restaurants. The chapter also schedules traditional rallies
where members get to try several good restaurants, wineries, farmers’ markets, etc., in a
particular area. New members interested in this concept are welcome. Dues are $5 per
Contact: Horton Lane, 410-641-5475
If you love music, you’ll want to be a member of the FRUSTRATED MAESTROS EASTERN
SHARPS AND FLATS. Many of the 47 members of this chapter call South Carolina their home.
Dues are $10 a year and new members pay an initiation fee of $5, which includes two logo
patches for application on a shirt or jacket. A newsletter, Eastern Sharps & Flats, is published 3
times a year. Members gather in February at the Southeast Area rally in Florida, and at GEAR,
the Eastern Area rally, held in 2004 and 2005 in Delaware. They enjoy socializing and practicing
musical arrangements, and performing for rally attendees during coffee hour and other
Contact: Robert Toppe, 212 Coach Club Dr., Titusville, FL 32780, 321-166-0465.
Members of the JUST FRIENDS chapter must have e-mail capability and may be from
anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. They currently have more than 65 members.
Instead of rallies, friends get together for fun and friendship for a couple of hours
wherever there is a gathering of FMCA members, which includes Area rallies and
International conventions. This is a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) chapter; that
means friends bring their own chairs, snacks, drinks, etc. A newsletter, On the Line, is
published via e-mail to members periodically. Chapter dues are $5 per year. The
chapter logo is available via jpg for members’ use any way they choose.
Contact: Steve Czarsty, 864-404-6469.
Membership in the ROLLING RED HATS, also a chapter of the Red Hat Society, is
restricted to ladies. Dues for membership in the chapter are $5 per year. Instead of
rallies, chapter members have their business meetings and gather for teas during
FMCA conventions and GEAR, the Eastern Area rally. Ladies, age 50 and over, dress
in purple outfits and red hats while younger ladies wear mauve outfits and pink hats to
the teas. Any lady may attend by paying a modest cost to cover refreshments, etc.
Ladies are asked to bring their own cups. Judges choose the winners of different
categories (i.e., most attractive hat, most outrageous hat, best overall outfit) and prizes
Contact: Nancy Breisch, 610-678-4288 .