Penn Coachmen Chapter of FMCA
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History and Information
About the Penn Coachmen Chapter of FMCA
The Penn Coachmen Chapter
was chartered by the
FMCA on July 23, 1969
The Penn Coachmen Chapter was founded to promote social, recreational, and information exchange activities that provide for the enjoyment and pleasurable use of RV's as a family lifestyle.
Members are encouraged to come and enjoy one of the Rallies held each month where programs include social events, meals, entertainment and other activities. RV owners who are not members of Penn Coachmen are encouraged to join us for a Rally to see if you like us. If you like us you can consider becoming a member. Membership in Penn Coachmen also requires being a member of FMCA.
Benefits of Penn Coachmen
One of the greatest benefits of the Penn Coachmen Chapter membership is the opportunity it provides for fellowship with friends throughout the area.
Greater use of your RV. You get increased value out of your RV by using it more often. Penn Coachmen hold rallies monthly from April through November.
Discover new places of interest. We have held rallies at county parks, private campgrounds, restaurants, and fairgrounds.
Receive a wealth of RV related information. Club members would only be too happy to share their experiences and ideas regarding repairs, winterization, use of various RV products, RV purchasing. battery care, etc.
Receive regular e-mail. This keeps members informed about up-coming activities and life/death issues concerning our members.
Receive the annual yearbook, which lists members names, addresses and email addresses. We like to include your pictures so you can identify people easier.
More political clout. Chapter membership offers more input into the policies of FMCA through our National Director, who is elected by the chapter members.
Volunteer opportunity. Our chapter provides teams of volunteers for regional rallies. In the past members have assisted with security, trams and registration. Such service provides opportunities to meet other FMCA members from different areas and increases the overall enjoyment of the rally.
Rallies are held monthly from April through November. Each rally is hosted by 10 to 30 volunteer members. Our rallies are held at fairgrounds, firehouse-properties or private campgrounds. All have electricity (some are limited to 20 amp service) and most have water.
Rally registration - Rallies usually require $50 to register. It is important to register by the date listed in the program because we must commit to a number of meals with the caterer. Often late registrations can be accommodated, however there have been times they had to make other arrangements for meals. The balance for the rally is paid when you arrive. We try to offer refunds when it does not cost the chapter any extra. Often when we commit to a number of meals with the caterer, we are obligated to pay for the meals.
Cost of Rallies - The total cost of each rally is divided equally among the attendees. You will not know the balance for the rally until you arrive at the rally to pay the final registration fee during registration time. The reason is that all the bills for all meals, entertainment, decorations, mini-meal costs, coffee & donuts are not known until the committee arrives the day before the rally starts. The Rally Master will consolidate all the costs and come up with a final cost of the rally. Your $50 registration fee will be deducted from this total for your final cost. Should you have any questions about rally costs please contact the Rally Master or the person taking the registration for the rally.
Sample Rally Program (Click Rallies to see detailed rally program)
Fri: Registration, mini-meal and entertainment
Sat: Breakfast (usually pastries & coffee -- or full breakfast
Planned activities or variety of other things close to the rally.
Dinner (usually catered)
Sun: Breakfast (usually pastries & coffee)