Treasure Coasters Chapter of FMCA
Treasure Coasters Chapter of FMCA




Frankly Speaking

Southeast Area (SEA) Rally


This Southeast Rally held at the Sun N’ Fun airfield in Lakeland, Florida had less participants than last year but was oh so fun (no pun intended). Our chapter had nine members attend. We all stayed extremely busy between the awesome workshops, musical entertainment, Krispy Kreme donuts, and the fellowship within our group at happy hour and evening performances. Out chapter fair table was represented by the Benham’s and Bruce Stanford and although it was low key our table had some very interesting visitors. We capped off the rally with windfalls acquired by the Hills and the Stanford’s courtesy of Fantasy and Adventure Tours.


Giving Back


It’s always nice when you receive an acknowledgement of a charitable donation. This was the case due to our members generosity to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A “Certificate of Appreciation” was presented to the Treasure Coasters RV Club. You may view the certificate on our Facebook page. A second donation was made to the Disaster Relief Fund of the “Volunteer’s of Florida”.


Rally, Rally, Rally’s


Our Vice-President, Bruce Benedict has been hard at work putting together next season’s rally sites and schedule. A glimpse of what lies ahead is as follows:

   October 18th-21st, Wilderness RV Park, Silver Springs, FL

   December 6th-9th, Georgia Coastal RV Resort in Brunswick, GA

   February 6th-10th, FMCA SEA Rally in Lakeland, FL

   March 20th-24th TBD (Sefner or Kissimmee)

   April - In the Keys May 16th-19th, Endless Summer RV Resort, Port Orange, FL


Start marking those calendars and if you see Bruce give hime an attaboy. In the near future the Benedict’s will be coordinating the hosting assignments. It is extremely important that all members become familiar with the “Hosting Guidelines” found on our website. I hear the sound of that familiar phrase; “Many Hands Make Light Work”.




Our nominating committee of Nidia Bernsteil (chair), Nancy Benham, & Denny Miser have been pounding the pavement looking for nominations for the following positions: President, Vice-President, National Director, and Assistant National Director. Please put the following saying under your pillow at night.


You may not think you can reach it

Climb anyway


You may not think you’ll be heard

Speak anyway


You may not think you can change things

Try anyway



Joining the Family


As a result of FMCA voting to allow towable’s into the family of Recreational Vehicles our chapter welcomes several of our members who received their F#s. Congratulations to Wayne & Laura Lincoln, Mike & Linda Flanagan, Thom & Karen Coniglio, and Bob & Nancy Elzin. We are confident there is more to come.


Closer to home we have added four new members to our chapter in 2018 already. They include Jeremy & Jane Parrent, Russ Hagberg, Al Pearce & Laura Erwin, and Barbara Johnson. Welcome and don’t be shy.


A Trip out West - Wanted in Wyoming


FMCA is holding it’s 98th International Convention and RV Expo in Gillette, Wyoming, July 18-21. If you have never been there, I here it is just lovely there. Our chapter is in need of a delegate to fill the shoes of our National Director to give us a vote on any issue that arises. If interested send me a note and I will deputize you - it’s greatly appreciated.


In case you didn’t notice, the FMCA has a newly design website - check it out.


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