Thursday, February 16, 2017



Registration for the FMCA 96th National Convention to be held in Indianapolis Indiana from July 12 through July 15 has begun. Please share this information with your members and others with whom you camp, travel and whom you believe are interested in or may benefit from attending this major FMCA convention. Registration can be completed by accessing FMCA.COM and selecting Conventions >>> Indianapolis, IN 2017 convention information.

Directions for calling in your registration are provided. If you are a national director make certain to indicate such to the FMCA employee with whom you are registering with so that you can be parked with the Governing Board members. You may also choose to register on line by selecting the REGISTER NOW link. For special parking needs I recommend you call to make your registration.

Please note that if you are planning to volunteer at the convention and you are handicapped electrical service may not be available in the handicap parking area until July 11 or 12. More information will be provided later. Also, early morning volunteer attendees should consider parking in the volunteer areas to have greater likelihood of being parked near where you will be assigned as a volunteer. Trams and handicap carts may not be running as early as needed if you’ve been assigned an early volunteer duty.

National conventions do not park attendees based on their chapter affiliations. Rather, caravans are parked together if arriving with easily visible signs that are posted in each members windshield designating 1, 2, 3… of the number in the caravan and all members of the caravan are registered to park in the same parking area, ie. Family, Volunteer, Handicap, etc and the same services, i.e. 30 amp or 50 amp. Parking will be initiated upon all caravan members’ arrival at the Holding Area.

Please note, you do not need to register at the same time to park together, however, you will receive your confirmation documents at a time based on when you registered.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


It seems a long way off, yet many are preparing for next summer’s FMCA National Rally. That rally scheduled for July 12 through 16, 2017 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis Indiana will be hosted by the Great Lakes Area MotorCoach Association. That means WE, the members of GLAMA, need to step up as we always have to volunteer. Just as GLAMARAMA, the GLAMA Annual Area Rally has been a great success the past four years as a result of you, we can and will do it again but on a national scale. The reason for this success is that as GLAMA volunteers you have made every attendee feel like this rally is just for them.

Don’t worry you won’t have to volunteer for both GLAMARAMA and the FMCA National Rally in 2017. When the National Rally is held in the GLAMA area there is no separate area rally that year. The next GLAMARAMA is scheduled for June of 2018.

Jim Koenig, GLAMA Senior Vice President has already been contacted by several chapter officers and many individuals to commit to volunteering opportunities. Please communicate with your chapter president or with Jim Koenig ( to get your name in early. Remember though, no assignments to volunteer positions can be made until that volunteer has registered for the specified rally.

There will be many more notices from both FMCA and GLAMA. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013



The Great Lakes MotorCoach Association (GLAMA) is one of ten associations of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). GLAMA is made up of the states of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and the Province of Ontario referred to as regions. Each year an area rally, GLAMARAMA, is held in one of the regions to further promote motor coach life whether occasionally or full time and the fellowship and social commitment of local and regional communities. In addition, officers and other members of GLAMA volunteer at other area and the annual national FMCA rallies.