|Southern Region Chapters - Eastern Area Motorhome Association
BLUE RIDGE PIONEERS function in the geographical area of Western North Carolina and
the surrounding areas. There are usually 5 rallies a year; one of which is in Florida during
January. Rallies promoting fellowship, social activities, good food and entertainment, start
on Wednesday or Thursday and end on Sunday. A Red Hat Tea or social outing is
scheduled for the ladies during each rally. Rally fees average $150 and campsite
expenses may be extra. During June 2005 the chapter’s first rolling rally was held with
stops in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. More rolling rallies may be scheduled in the future.
Chapter dues are $20 per year and new members pay an additional $5 initiation fee.
Badges are $10 each which includes postage & handling and bolo tie. A newsletter is
mailed quarterly to members and is also posted on the chapter’s website. The membership
base is about 45 member coaches.
Contact: John Hachbold, 1211 Aberdeen Rd., Pisqah Forest, NC 28768, 828-553-3612
The CAROLINA CRUISERS chapter has approximately 40 members and most are residents
of South Carolina. 15-20 coaches attend the rallies that are scheduled at least 2 times
per year. The rallies normally run from Monday-Sunday but most participants arrive on
Sunday. Rally locations are in North Carolina, South Carolina,, Georgia and Virginia. Each
December, members gather together for a holiday luncheon in Columbia, SC. Rally
activities include games, tours, entertainment and providing community service. Chapter
dues are $10 per year with an initiation fee of $20 for new members. The chapter
welcomes new members.If you live in South Carolina, own an RV and are looking for a club
to join, the Carolina Cruisers would love to have you consider us.
Contact: Judith Faulkenberry, 112 Park Drive, Kershaw, S. C. 29067 –email-
The scope of the CAROLINA HEARTLANDERS is Central North and South Carolina. They
currently have 27 members and welcome new members. Chapter dues are $12 per year
and name badges are $12 each. Their newsletter, Carolina Heartlanders, is issued 4
times a year at the beginning of each quarter. Members enjoy 4 rallies a year; held on
weekends in March, June, September and November. Average rally fee is $10, excluding
campsite expenses. They enjoy playing various types of games at their rallies while taking
time out for different dining experiences. Members enjoy socializing and the friendships
they’ve developed in this relatively new chapter. T-shirts and sweat shirts with the chapter
logo are available to chapter members.
Contact: Loisselle Hedgepath, 5970 Greedy Hwy., Hickory, NC 28602, 828-781-8491
The CAROLINA PELICANS members come from North and South Carolina. Their members
generally reside within approximately 150 miles of Myrtle Beach, SC. Formed in 2004 there
are 64 chapter members and the chapter is always actively seeking new members.
Chapter dues are $20.00 a year, they have no initiation fee but ask that you purchase a
name badge at approximately $18.00. The age of their members is 50 plus and they do
have single members. Their newsletter are published four times a year and they have four
rallies a year in the months of April, June, October and December. Rally fees are usually
$25.00 per person which doesn’t include the camping fees. Rallies are held on weekends,
beginning on Wed and conclude on Sunday. Typically the chapter rally includes a Friday
together with, a business meeting on Saturday morning, games, golf or just sitting around
chatting in the afternoon, pot luck dinner or a night out at a local restaurant, and a non-
denominational service on Sunday. Members may purchase shirts, hats or visors with the
chapter logo. The chapter thinks of itself as a group of outgoing, friendly, mostly retired
people who enjoy just relaxing and enjoying “life’s simple pleasures” together.
Contact: Dale West, 843-650-1979
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Most members of the CAROLINA RAMBLERS live within a 150-mile radius of Highpoint,
North Carolina. They currently have 48 member coaches. Dues are $10 per year and
name badges are extra. They have 12 rallies a year, one each month, and they’re held on
weekends at various locations in North Carolina and during GEAR, the Eastern Area rally.
Rally fees, which include camping costs, are $50-$75. These generous members supply
grocery items for food banks, food for pet shelters and at Christmas time they remember
children by contributing to Toys for Tots.
Contact: Neal Johnson, 3841 Overview Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012, 336-766-3054
The COASTAL TARHEELS chapter members are active volunteers during GEAR, the
Eastern Area rally, serving coffee and doughnuts each morning to rally attendees. Most of
the 83 members are retirees living in Eastern North Carolina and the chapter’s rallies are
usually held in that vicinity. Rallies are held each month, excluding July, and the average
rally fee is less than $10. They’re scheduled as weekend rallies, but early birds arrive on
Thursday. Activities, directed by the rally host, include games and tours of the area. A
newsletter, Coastal Tarheels, is provided monthly to members. Dues are $12 a year and
there’s an initiation fee of $10 for new members. Name badges are $6 each and are
ordered directly from the vendor selected by the chapter. Shirts, jackets and sweat shirts
with the chapter logo are available to members. New members are welcome.
Contact: Larry Howard, 1639 New Bern St., Newport, NC 28602, 252-241-0547
Members of the FOOTHILLS TRAVELERS live within a 75 mile radius of Greenville, South
Carolina. This is one of the newest chapters, having received their charter in 2004. They
have approximately 45 members who enjoy having the opportunity to get together and
socialize at their weekend rallies in North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. Rally fees
average $10-$15, excluding expenses for camping. Wagonmasters provide breakfast on
two mornings and dinner on Friday night, and there’s a covered dish supper on Saturday
night. Members enjoy board and card games, sightseeing and hiking. A bi-monthly
newsletter, Traveler’s Tracks, advises members of chapter activities. Chapter dues are $15
per year. There’s a $10 initiation fee for new members and name badges are $4.25 each.
Contact: Robert P. Nisbet, 3504 Highway 153, Greenville, SC 29611, 864-608-3080
Tiffin Travelers - You must be a Tiffin coach owner to belong to The Tiffin Travelers.
Even though we were formed in the Eastern Area of FMCA, all Tiffin owners are welcome to
join. There are several rallies each year and we also take the opportunity to "Gather" and
socialize at FMCA National and Area rallies. This fun loving group will primarily rally east of
the Mississippi but not exclusively. We have also done several roaming rallies venturing
west of the Big Muddy. The rally hosts are responsible for rally location and activities
(sightseeing, dining out, etc). The club's newsletter and rally announcements are
published on the club's web site: www.tiffintravelers.info
The initiation fee is $10.00 and annual dues are $12.00. Applications and additional
info can be found on the web site. Although The Tiffin Travelers Chapter of FMCA is not
associated with the Tiffin's "Allegro Club" or the owner's forum "TRVN", many Tiffin
Travelers members are also members of those groups.
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Most of the 62 members of TRAVELIN’ TARHEELS reside in North Carolina. Their chapter
newsletter, Travelin’ Tarheels, is published quarterly. Weekend rallies are held in North
Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida during February, April - June, and September -
November. Usually 20-30 member coaches attend the weekend rallies. Average rally fee is
$10-$15 with additional costs for campsite fees. Activities include potluck suppers, dining
out at restaurants (dutch treat), games, ice cream socials, attending shows, crafts, chapter
meetings and devotional services. Chapter dues are $12 per year and an initiation fee of
$3 applies to new members. Folks enjoy the fellowship they share by being a member of
this chapter. New members are welcome.
Contact: Rosemary La Barre , 176 Savannah Crossing Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115-7190
Home phone: 704-360-9258, cell phone: 443-350-3369
Southern Regional Vice President