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 vice presidents, who are elected by their respective areas. (The immediate past national president also serves as a non-voting member.) Following are abbreviated resumes for the five national vice presidents who were recently elected or re-elected for the 2011-2013 term.
Charles E. Adcock, F311374
South Central Area
Charlie and his wife, Gloria, have been FMCA members since 2002. They belong to the American Coach Chapter of FMCA, Arkansas Travelers, Cruisin’ Cajuns, Military Veterans, Parking Layout, Roamin’ Nobles, and Rally in the Pasture chapters. As a member of the Parking Layout crew, Charlie has worked at three FMCA international conventions. Charlie was national director of the Arkansas Travelers chapter from 2004 to 2005 and has served as president of the Rally in the Pasture chapter. He and Gloria host the Rally in the Pasture each year.
Charlie served as senior vice president for FMCA’s Six-State Rally Association Inc. from 2010 to 2011 and was northern region vice president from 2006 to 2010. On the national level, he served on FMCA’s Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee from 2009 to 2011 and was on the Marketing Strategy Committee from 2007 to 2008. He currently serves on the Convention Committee.
Charlie has started and sold various businesses over the years, and he currently owns two auto collision repair shops and an auto glass shop. He is a retired Senior Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force (1963-1984). For duties in Viet Nam, he was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and five air medals. He also completed two years of community college of the Air Force and Senior NCO Academy, as well as numerous managerial and business classes.
Charlie is a past member of Lions Club International and an active member of the Searcy Valley Baptist Church in Searcy, Arkansas, and the Masonic Lodge. He and Gloria have three children and five grandchildren.
Paul Dubois, F296221
Paul and his wife, Diane, joined FMCA in 2001. In 2002 they joined the Frustrated Maestros NE – Yankee Doodle Dandies chapter and he served as vice president and then president of the chapter. They also joined several other Frustrated Maestros chapters.
From 2007-2008, Paul served as Northeast Area second vice president and as commercial coordinator and seminar coordinator for the 2008 Northeast Area Rally (NEAR). Paul was elected first vice president of the Northeast Area in 2008. He served as rally master and commercial coordinator for NEAR 2009. He was elected national vice president, Northeast Area, in 2009 and recently was re-elected for a second term.
Paul has served as a member of FMCA’s Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee since 2007 and currently is serving as chairman. He also is serving on the Anniversary Committee.
He has been involved in various forms of community service in New York over the years: fire department member; church trustee; a school board member; and EMT and crew captain for an ambulance corps. He was president of Parents without Partners in Saratoga County, New York, and co-founder of “Step by Step,” a support and counseling group for step and blended families. He is founder and president of Friendship Animal Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) no-kill facility for homeless companion animals.
Paul graduated from Ballston Spa High School in New York and then attended the Greyhound Drivers School, serving as a driver and then an operations supervisor until 1978. A professional driver since 1959, he also served upstate New York schools as a bus driver, dispatcher, transportation supervisor, and state certified 19A examiner. He has operated his own tour and travel business since 1989.
Ralph Marino, F111272
Ralph and his wife, Sue, joined FMCA in 1988. In 1991 they formed the Constitution Cruisers chapter in the Northeast Area, and Ralph served as the chapter’s national director for four years. After purchasing a Blue Bird motorhome, the Marinos joined the Blue Bird chapter, and in 1998 Ralph was elected national director, a position he held for five years. In 2003 and 2004 he served on the chapter’s bylaws committee.
The Marinos moved to Florida, and in 2003 they founded the Lake Ashton Travelers chapter, for which Ralph served as national director from 2004 to 2011. In all, Ralph has attended 17 Governing Board meetings as a national director or temporary delegate.
While living in the Northeast Area, Ralph chaired the door prize committee and served on the parking layout committee and audit committee for Northeast Area rallies.
For the Southeast Area, Ralph served as a parking volunteer at the SEA Rally from 2004-2006. He served as a regional vice president in the SEA Association from 2007 to 2011 and was in charge of the rally’s trams, security, safety, and handicap carts.
Ralph has been a member of FMCA’s Parking Layout chapter since 2004. He served on FMCA’s Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee from 2005 to 2006 and on the Long-Range and Development Committee from 2009 to 2011. He currently serves on the Convention Committee and the Policy and Procedure Committee.
During a career in operations management, Ralph has been employed by trucking companies and in warehouse distribution operations, holding positions as warehouse manager, traffic manager, and certified commercial driving instructor. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Harry Montgomery, F336413
Rocky Mountain Area
Harry and his wife, Susan, joined FMCA in 2003. Harry has served as president of the Arizona chapter and most recently as national director. The Montgomerys are also active members of eight other FMCA chapters: Anasazi, Sun Country Roadrunners, Full Timers, Elk International, Beat the Odds, Beaver Ambassador Club, Cat RV Club, and One Hundred Plus.
Harry volunteered as a parking crew captain at the Western Area Rally, as well as parking captain and golf tournament captain at the Rocky Mountain Area Rally. His other volunteer activities have included handicap trams, security, seminars, greeter, and designing parking layouts for numerous venues.
For the Rocky Mountain Motorhome Association (RMMA), Harry served four years (2006-2010) as a region vice president, with duties in rally entertainment, food service, and activities. Some of his accomplishments in the position include upgrading first-timer programs, food service, and entertainment, and adding a variety of rally activities. He also developed a vendor partnership program, and designed and developed a Web page for the RMMA.
Since 2009 Harry has been a member of FMCA’s Long-Range and Development Committee, and he currently is serving as chairman. He also was a member of the Nominating Committee, serving as chairman from March 2011 to August 2011.
Harry’s career background includes 40 years of business experience, with 20-plus years in manufacturing and as a business owner. He has been involved in industrial engineering; production, purchasing, and plant management; business accounting; sales and marketing; and contract negotiations. He also spent nine years in the U.S. Air Force and earned 130 university credit hours in night school.
Harry and Susan have three children and seven grandchildren.
Robert E. Nebel Jr., F205021
Bob and Ann joined FMCA in 1996. They are members of four chapters: the Midwest Good-Timers, Dave & Daphne Fan Club, Midwest Area Roamin’ Catholics, and American Coach Chapter of FMCA. Bob has served as alternate national director, national director, and president of the Midwest Good-Timers.
For the Midwest Area Cooperative (MAC), Bob chaired the creation of the rally booklet for the 2009 and 2010 Midwest Area rallies. From 2009 to 2011 he served as a vice president in the MAC and was the rally master for the Midwest Area Rally in 2009 and 2010. From 2006 to 2009 he served on the MAC Nominating Committee, including as committee chairman in 2008 and 2009.
Bob has volunteered at FMCA international conventions as well, including serving as a seminar captain at the 2008 convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served on the FMCA Nominating Committee from February to August 2011. He currently serves on the Convention Committee.
Bob owns AAA Pump and Well Service, a family-run business now in its 31st year. He is an Illinois licensed water well pump installer and has 49 years of experience in servicing and installing commercial and residential well pumps.
Bob also was employed as a paramedic. He worked for Superior Ambulance Service in Elmhurst, Illinois, and for 15 years served as a volunteer for the McHenry Area Rescue Squad in Illinois. He and Ann live in Crystal Lake, Illinois.