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 Email: email@example.com
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- firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Email: email@example.com
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. They usually 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 night get-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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://carolinapelicans. com
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 Email: email@example.com
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Email: email@example.com
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. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 National Director Home phone: 704-360-9258, cell phone: 443-350-3369 Email: email@example.com