The word “buffalo” may be a familiar name used to describe North Americaâ€™s largest land mammal, but it isn’t entirely accurate. In truth, the animal that is forever tied to the American Indian and the Wild West and appeared on the tail side of the Indian Head nickel is the bison.
The 2002 election of FMCA National Officers will be held September 29 & 30, 2002, at FMCAâ€™s 68th Premier International Motorhome Extravaganza in Hutchinson, Kansas.
This yearâ€™s Nominating Committee was elected by the Governing Board in accordance with FMCA Bylaws. Its members are Chairman Kent Jacobs, F97114; Manuel Canales, F59832; Dave McFadden, F74806; Gerald Parker, F36980; and Richard Wright, F42952.
FMCAâ€™s Nominating Committee has submitted its slate of candidates recommended for national office for the 2002-2003 term.
Although balloting is restricted to National Directors and National Officers, we invite all FMCA members to review the candidates’ resumes and to communicate their preferences to their respective National Director.
Imagine Kansas and you may think of rolling plains, vast oceans of wheat waving in the breeze, and perhaps Dorothy, Toto, and Auntie Em. But a space museum? Indeed, this is not just any space museum, but one of world-class quality and, in many respects, unlike any other.
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson is a 105,000-square-foot facility that is crammed with one-of-a-kind space and flight artifacts.
Hutchinson, a central Kansas town with 43,000 residents, will see a temporary increase in its population when thousands of motorhomers arrive at the Kansas State Fairgrounds to participate in FMCA’s Motor “Home” On The Range convention â€”the association’s 68th Premier International Motorhome Extravaganza â€”on October 1, 2, and 3.
But having company is not unusual for Hutchinson. Like good neighbors whose doors are always open, residents of this town are familiar with making guests feel at home.
This is the 12th in a series of articles written by motorhome manufacturers that address the subject of quality control. Recently, FMCA commercial members involved in the production of type A, type B, and type C motorhomes were invited to describe the quality-control strategies they have in place at their manufacturing facilities.
Every step leading up to the completion of a luxurious Blue Bird Wanderlodge motorhome is vital.
Although you may see shorter routes to the fairgrounds, the routes outlined here have been coordinated with local police to provide for the safety of convention attendees and to minimize traffic tie-ups as much as possible. Your cooperation is very important and is appreciated by everyone.
Following are directions to the Holding Area located at the intersection of Airport Road and 4th Avenue.
From the South: Travel north on K-96.
If you are very tall or have arthritis or other problems with your knees, hips, or back, you may have found that the typical RV toiletâ€™s height is just a bit too low to be comfortable.
The RV industry has been very responsive in recognizing the special needs of people with problems such as these. Among the solutions are high-rise toilets, seats that are a few inches thicker than normal, spacers that fit between the toilet and the floor, and toilets mounted on raised platforms.
A new committee was born soon after Jeff Jefcoat, F118344, was elected FMCA national president last year: the Member Recruitment Committee. This 13-member committee was organized to further Jeff’s goal of increasing the membership of Family Motor Coach Association.
The 14th annual FMCA Western Area rally was held January 9 through 13, 2002, at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio, California. Indio is located in the temperate Coachella Valley where busy Interstate 10 and State Route 86 intersect.
Motorhome owners automatically receive many benefits when they join FMCA. This month I want to focus on two insurance-related member benefits, because I am concerned that many members may not be aware of them.
The first benefit I want to highlight is MEDEX Plus, the emergency medical assistance program.
Bob Dylan's protest anthem of the 1960s, "The Times, They Are A-Changin'," was embraced by young listeners of that generation as a call to action. Fleetwood RV has endeavored to bring that mode of thinking to the RV world with its Nex-Gen ASV type A motorhome.