FMCA’s Executive Board is made up of four nationally elected officers “” the national president, senior vice president, secretary, and treasurer “” and the 10 national area vice presidents, who are elected by their respective areas. (The immediate past national president also serves as a non-voting member.) As a result of changes in the FMCA Bylaws that instituted two-year terms, five of the 10 areas hold national vice president elections in odd-numbered years, and the other five areas hold elections in even-numbered years.
Following are abbreviated resumes for the national vice presidents recently elected. Upcoming committee appointments were still in the approval process and unavailable for publication at press time.
SAMUEL N. ALLEN III, F273937
Sam and his wife, Pat, joined FMCA in early 2000. He has served as first and second vice president of the Northeast Area Association and on the FMCA Risk Management Committee. He has served as safety captain for the Northeast Area Rally, and he and Pat prepared the rally’s 2002 program book. In addition, Sam served as commercial parking captain at FMCA international conventions and at the Southeast Area Rally. He also served as safety captain for the International Area. Sam is a former president of the Maine Wheels chapter and served as that chapter’s alternate national director. He and Pat were the chapter’s newsletter editors for five years. The Allens have attended and worked at 12 international conventions and 14 area rallies, and also belong to several chapters.
Sam served as director of communications for the city of Portland, Maine, where he managed the city’s fire alarm and radio communications. After retirement, he then entered a second career with Motorola as a service manager, service center manager, and program manager. In post-retirement, he was a sales associate with Port Harbor Marine. He attended Southern Maine Technical College, the University of Southern Maine, Babson College, and the School of Business in London, England.
Sam served on the Maine 911 Commission, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Portland Municipal Credit Union for 30 years, including three terms as its chairman. He also was president of the New England International Municipal Signal Association and international president of IMSA; president of the South Portland Jaycees; regional director of the Maine Jaycees; captain of a South Portland, Maine, volunteer fire company; president of Box 61 Club; and a member of Lions Club. As a member of Evergreen Valley Ski Patrol, he gained EMT certification. He and Pat have always been active in their church, serving on numerous boards and committees.
Sam and Pat have been married for 45 years and have one child and two grandchildren.
FRED L. KENNEDY, F44281
SOUTH CENTRAL AREA
Fred and his wife, Lou, joined FMCA in 1982. He served on the Nominating Committee in 2004-2005, and has attended 28 international conventions. At the 1986 international convention in San Antonio, Texas, he was the information captain, and at the 1989 San Antonio convention he served as registration captain. He was a parade volunteer at the 1998 convention in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and a seminar volunteer at the 2001 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, convention.
He and Lou have attended 21 Six-State area rallies, and over the years have served as radio/golf cart captains, show coach volunteers, and assistant show coach captains. They belong to three chapters “” Monaco International, Roughnecks, and Thousand Trails of Texas. Fred has held a variety of offices in all three, and he and Lou have been wagon masters of more than 20 chapter rallies. Since 2003 Fred has been the national director of the Thousand Trails of Texas chapter.
Fred attended Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, majoring in business administration. He continued his education through numerous business and management courses. He was employed for more than 40 years in the dairy industry, holding management positions for Texo Corporation, Klenzade Corporation, AMPI, Pure Milk Dairy, and Neosho Valley Dairy in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Concurrent to much of this work was his 25 years of service in the United States Navy Air Reserve. He has a twin engine rating as a private pilot.
Numerous business, church, and military organizations have benefited from Fred’s skills. He was president of the Oklahoma State Sanitation and Dairy Fieldsmen Association and president of the Kansas State Sanitation and Dairy Fieldsmen Association. He is a member of St. Matthew Methodist Church and for more than 40 years has been a member of Masonic Lodge #229.
Fred and Lou have been married for 55 years and have four children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
ALLEN REIN, F214273
ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA
Allen and his wife, Glenda, joined FMCA in 1996. Allen served as senior vice president of the Rocky Mountain Motorcoach Association (RMMA) starting in 2005, acting as rally master for the Rocky Mountain Ramble, planning, budgeting, and executing the event. With the help of other volunteers, he has successfully completed Rambles in Winnemucca, Nevada, in 2005 and in Casa Grande, Arizona, in 2006. He also is serving as rally master for the Ramble set to take place in Farmington, New Mexico, in October 2007. Prior to this he served as RMMA Region I vice president in 2003-2005. He was in charge of parking, commercial indoor/outdoor exhibits, safety, and security. He also served as commercial chairman for three Rocky Mountain Rambles, including Greeley, Colorado, in June 2000; Brighton, Colorado, in August 2002; and Tucson, Arizona, in February 2003.
At the 71st International Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Allen served as coffee hour captain. He was on the national Nominating Committee from 2005 to 2007, was appointed to the IT & Communications Committee in 2006, and was national director for the Southern Colorado Majestics chapter.
Allen and Glenda are members of the Rocky Mountain chapter, for which Allen served as second and first vice president and as president from 2000 to 2002. The Reins are charter members of the Pikes Peak Rollers, Western Slope Rovers, Southern Colorado Majestics, and Rocky Mountain Monacos chapters. Allen was instrumental in helping form the Western Slope Rovers and Southern Colorado Majestics chapters.
Allen has worked the FMCA booth at the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show in Quartzsite, Arizona, for three years, providing member benefit information and recruiting new FMCA members.
Allen was born in Denver, Colorado. He served in the National Guard for eight years. Allen was educated in the field of computer programming and held several positions over the years, including police officer for the Denver Police Department and programming instructor for the Parks School of Business in Denver. He worked at the Colorado Department of Revenue for 24 years in positions such as senior computer programmer, systems analyst manager, and computer programming manager.
Before moving to Canon City, Colorado, seven years ago, Allen and Glenda lived in Sedalia, Colorado. In Sedalia he served on the board of directors for the West Douglas Fire Protection District and the Architectural Control Committee for the Indian Creek Ranch Homeowners Association.
The Reins celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year and have two children, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
CHARLES M. “CHARLIE” SCHRENKEL, F140050
Charlie and his wife, Jean, joined FMCA in January 1991 and became charter members of the Constitution Cruisers chapter. Charlie became chapter vice president and alternate national director that same year. He served as chief of security at six international conventions, and as a member of the convention subcommittee. Charlie and Jean have been volunteer coordinators at the past two FMCA international conventions held in Perry, Georgia. He also is a member of the parking layout crew at international conventions. Charlie also served as a Florida regional vice president for the Southeast Area Association (SEA).
The Schrenkels started volunteering 11 years ago at the Southeast Area Rally and have worked in parking, security, grounds, and the entertainment tent. Charlie is chief of security, traffic, and safety at SEA rallies and has been responsible for the upgrade in security staff members to first responders, which included getting AED machines on the rally grounds. The Schrenkels also recently worked to upgrade transportation on the grounds at the SEA rallies from trams to buses. They have worked closely with the past three SEA vice presidents in the day-to-day running of SEA. Jean has been office manager at SEA for the past 9 years.
Charlie was employed as a sergeant for the New York State Police and as an assistant chief pilot for a major international airline. He took numerous management courses with the airline and state police. His hobbies and interests include fishing and flying, and he is a certified flight instructor.
Charlie and Jean have been full-timers for the past 11 years.
AL TALBOTT, F223128
Al and his wife, Dory, joined FMCA in 1997. Al has been the chairman of the display coach exhibits for the Midwest Area Rally since 2001, and Dory has been secretary of the Midwest Area Cooperative (MAC), which puts on the rally, for the past four years. Al also has been a member of the MAC rally site selection committee since 2001.
Al served three years on the FMCA Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee. Al and Dory have served as FMCA security staff members for international conventions, and they have volunteered at numerous area rallies and international conventions.
Al’s work experience includes seven years with AT&T in the engineering and sales departments. He retired after 30 years of service with the state of Illinois, during which time he held the office of the chief communications engineer and manager of the telecommunications division for the state of Illinois.
In 1986 Al served as president of the National Association of State Telecommunication Directors. For the last 13 years before retirement, he was the chief telephone engineer for the Illinois Commerce Commission.
Al has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and has taken graduate courses at Sangamon State University, now renamed the University of Illinois-Springfield, in addition to numerous training courses for CEU, ethics and staff development.
Al and Dory are active members of the Lincoln Landers, Lincolnland Coachmen, Cenois Prairielanders, Beaver Ambassador Club, and Cat RV Club chapters. They are charter members of three chapters, including the recently formed Dave & Daphne Fan Club. The couple has served as rally masters at more than 20 chapter rallies. Al is a past president of the Lincolnland Coachmen and also served the chapter as national director. He and Dory have held numerous chapter leadership positions over the years, including national director, alternate national director, president, vice president, secretary, MAC delegate, and alternate MAC delegate.
Al is a former member of the Illinois Advisory Committee on Recreational Activities. He is an Air Force veteran, having served four years active duty and eight years in the active reserves.
Al and Dory have six children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.