Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FMCA members having fun

Tom Ziobrowski shared the following from folks of the Capitol Chapter of the Eastern Area as they have fun traveling around.

Below is a summary or their chapter
CAPITOL is one of the oldest chapters in the Eastern area; having received their charter in 1969. Their member base is about 125 member coaches. Members live in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Weekend rallies are held in the same states and are usually attended by 20-25 coaches. Special tours and games are scheduled for children and adults enjoy social hours with snacks, sharing meals and a variety of games. Their rally fee, excluding campsite expenses, is kept to a minimum. News and rally information is published in their monthly newsletter, Coach Trails. Dues are $15 per year and new members order and pay an additional amount for their name badges. New members are welcome. Hats, visors, shirts and jackets with the chapter logo are available to the members.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thank You !!!!

A Big Thank You from Tom & Connie Ziobrowski,   
President & National VP for the Northeast Area of FMCA
           Hi to each and every one of you who either volunteered or were an attendee at the 94th International FMCA Convention in West Springfield MA.
          Your hard work and time made this convention a fun filled event for everyone.
         I want to mention many Connie & I are so appreciative to, the office staff from Cincinnati Ohio, all the National Officers who traveled across the USA and Canada to come to West Springfield MA.                
        The Northeast Board and ALL the Chapters, Committee Captains, Guest, Dealers, Vendors, Hale support staff, our SPONSORS, the Great States Exposition Staff and so many more that helped out in so many ways. How impressive. Seminars, Display Units, Vendors Entertainment, Tours, the Ice Cream Social, Ladies Social, Youth Program, and the list of things many of you commented on, WOW is the only word I can think of to say THANK YOU EVERYONE.
         Hope to see you many of you next year, August 3-6, 2017 at the Northeast Area Rally as we move to Syracuse New York,
                              THE NEW YORK STATE FAIRGROUNDS
                                  Follow our website for full details
                                               NMAFMCA.ORG
Respectfully, Tom & Connie Ziobrowski,

President/National VP for the Northeast Area FMCA   

Monday, August 15, 2016

NMA meeting

Just a couple highlights from the Northeast Area Meeting, August 6th.

The following candidates we nominated by the committee and elected during the NMA meeting. 
  • Senior Vice President:       Lou Snow
  •  Vice President:                   Donnie Osterhout
  •  Vice President:                   Harley Soulia
  •   Secretary:                           Donna Merlino
  •  Treasurer:                           James Sennett
Congratulations and thank you for serving
Nomnating committee:
  • Tom Roule
  • Bob Mills
  • Harley Soulia
By previous meeting standards, it was a quiet and orderly meeting.
c

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Latest from the Donna Merlino, NMA Secretary


Message from NEA Executive Board


Please share this email with your chapter members ASAP.  It is vital that these emails be passed on to your chapters in a timely manner to let them know what is happening in your Area.   They also contain a great deal of information regarding the upcoming 94th Family Reunion being held in West Springfield MA – August 3-6, 2016. 
Thank you for your cooperation.
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SAD NEWS TO REPORT:
We were notified by home office on June 27 that Jim Smith, passed away at his home in New Port Richey, Florida.  Jim was our Northeast Area Vice President from 1987-1992.  He served on the FMCA Review Council 1985-1986 and again from 1992-1996, serving as Chairman in 1992.  He also served on the Membership/Member Services Committee from 1987-1992.
The NEA Executive Board sends their condolences to the Smith family at this time.  We also ask that all NEA Chapters and their members keep the Smith family in your thoughts and prayers.
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AREA CAUCUSES & GATHERINGS IN MA:
Below are the dates/times & locations for the Area Caucuses and Area Gatherings to be held in MA.  Please try to attend if at all possible.  OUR ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT OUR AREA GATHERING TO BE HELD ON SAT. AUGUST 6, 3:00 – 4:00 P.M., MALLORY BUILDING, SEMINAR ROOM #3.
Caucuses – Monday, August 1
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              INTO Area – Seminar 8
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              NORTHEAST AREA – SEMINAR 3
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Northwest Area – Seminar 4
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Western Area – Seminar 6
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Eastern Area – Seminar 8
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Midwest Area – Seminar 9
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Great Lakes Area – Seminar 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              South East Area – Seminar 11
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              South Central – Seminar 12
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Rocky Mountain – Seminar 13
Area Gatherings – Saturday, August 6
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              INTO Area – Seminar 8
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              South East Area – Seminar 1
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Great Lakes Area – Seminar 2
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              NORTHEAST AREA – SEMINAR 3 (ANNUAL MEETING)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Northwest Area – Seminar 4
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Western Area – Seminar 6
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Eastern Area – Seminar 8
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Midwest Area – Seminar 9
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              South Central – Seminar 12
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Rocky Mountain – Seminar 13
The National Director and the Chapter President from each Chapter (in the absence of the National Director the Alternate National Director will act as the National Director) have voting rights at the Annual Meeting.  If your Chapter is going to be represented by a Temporary Delegate a written notice must be given to the NEA Secretary, Donna Merlino by end of day Thurs., August 4 with the name(s) of your Temporary Delegate(s) that will be attending the Annual Meeting to be held on Sat., August 6.  This written notice must be signed by the Chapter’s President to be valid.  Although, Donna would appreciate notice be given sooner rather than later by contacting her via email at neafmcasecretary@gmail.com or by phone at (h) 607-627-7009 or (c) 607-316-3784.
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NEA NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT:
July 1, 2016
Dear Members of the Northeast Area:
The following is the report from the Northeast Area Nominating Committee:
2016 PROPOSED SLATE OF OFFICERS:
These positions are open for re-election at the Annual Meeting, August 6, 2016 for a 2 year term:
All positions are running unopposed at this time but nominations from the floor will be accepted during the Annual Meeting.
  • Senior Vice President:   Lou Snow
  • Secretary:                      Donna Merlino
  • Treasurer:                      James Sennett
  • Vice President:               Don Osterhout
  • Vice President:               Harley Soulia
If you or someone you know is interested in one of the positions, please notify Tom Roule, Bob Mills or Harley Soulia by email or phone as soon as possible.
Elections will be held for the President/National Area Vice President position in Syracuse, August. 2017.  Voting Delegates will be notified by mail through the National Home Office.
The following 2 positions will be open for re-election at the Annual Meeting at our Area Rally, August 2017 in Syracuse, NY:
Vice President:                                 David Ellis
Vice President:                                 John Traphagan
Nominating Committee:      
If you or someone you know is interested in one of the positions, please notify Tom Roule, Bob Mills or Harley Soulia by email or phone as soon as possible.
Respectfully submitted,
Tom Roule, Nominating Committee Chairman
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CHAPTER NEWS - COACHES FOR CHRIST:
For those of you that were members of the Chapter, Coaches for Christ (which became inactive recently), our new FMCA National Chaplain, Rev. Jim W. Hollis and his wife will be holding two inspiring Devotional gatherings and an Interdenominational Worship Celebration at West Springfield.
Time and place for these events are:
>>Thursday and Friday Devotional Gatherings - 5:00 p.m. - Seminar Room #10
>>Saturday Celebration of Worship (interdenominational) - 8:00 a.m. - Seminar Room #8
Rev. Hollis is hoping to launch a new FMCA Chapter of Coaches for Christ during this Rally together. Everyone is welcome.  They look forward to seeing you, your family and others in your group for these encouraging experiences!  So please support Rev. Hollis and his wife by joining them at one of these events.
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RALLY REGISTRATION – FREE RAFFLE DRAWING:
This last fall and early spring our Area Vice President, Tom Ziobrowski and his wife Connie worked many hours at various different RV Shows throughout the Northeast promoting FMCA, the NEA and the 94th Reunion at West Springfield.  During those shows 100s of names were gathered for a free registration raffle for the BIG E.  The raffle concluded at the last RV Show that was held in Syracuse, NY at the NYS Fair Grounds in March.  We are happy to announce that the Raffle was awarded at Perry GA to:

Roger & Sue Caiazza
Liverpool, NY

Friday, July 1, 2016

Caucus and Area Gathering dates/times/locations

Below are the dates/times/locations for the Caucuses, to be held on Monday, August 1, and the Area Gatherings, to be held on Saturday, August 6. Let me know if you have any questions.

Caucuses – Monday, August 1

2 :30 PM               -              3 :30 PM               INTO Area Caucus. Seminar 8
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Northeast Area Caucus. Seminar 3
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Northwest Area Caucus. Seminar 4
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Western Area Caucus. Seminar 6
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Eastern Area Caucus. Seminar 8
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Midwest Area Caucus. Seminar 9
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Great Lakes Area Caucus. Seminar 10
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Southeast Area Caucus. Seminar 11
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               South Central Area Caucus. Seminar 12
4 :00 PM               -              5 :00 PM               Rocky Mountain Area Caucus. Seminar 13


Area Gatherings, Saturday, August 6

1:30 p.m.             -              2:30 p.m.             INTO Area Gathering. Seminar 8.
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Southeast Area Gathering. Seminar 1.
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Great Lakes Area Gathering. Seminar 2.
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Northeast Area Gathering. Seminar 3.
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Northwest Area Gathering. Seminar 4.
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Western Area Gathering. Seminar 6..
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Eastern Area Gathering. Seminar 8..
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Midwest Area Gathering. Seminar 9..
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             South Central Area Gathering. Seminar 12.
3:00 p.m.             -              4:00 p.m.             Rocky Mountain Area Gathering. Seminar 13.

Thanks,

Doug Uhlenbrock
Events Manager
FMCA
(800) 543-3622

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Governing Board Officers - 2016-from FMCA



REGISTERED GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER AREA REPORT

6/24/2016

Chapter National Director ALTERNATE NATIONAL DIRECTOR Temporary Delegate

Northeast Area (NEA)






1 ALLO QUEBEC ROLAND GIROUX JEAN POIRIER
2 BUSSIN' BUDDIES RICHARD A BIANCO
3 CAPE CODDERS SUSAN THOMPSON

4 CONSTITUTION CRUISERS


5 COUNTRY COACH NOR'EASTERS NICHOLAS THEISZ
6 EMPIRE STATE DUANE R LINDSEY
7 FINGERLAKERS JOHN PANGBURN RICHARD J ANTEN
8 FRUS. MAES.-NE YANKEE DOODLE DANDIES IRA MILLER BOB HECK
9 GM BUS OWNERS OF NEW ENGLAND
LINDA WILLETTE
10 GMC HERITAGE CRUISERS


11 GMC NOR'EASTERS


12 GRANITE STATERS DICK WHITE STEVE FORD
13 GREEN MOUNTAIN GERALD GAGE STUART FENTON (CANCELLED)
14 HUDSON ISLANDERS
JOHN CALVO
15 HUDSON VALLEY ALLEGROS (ASSOCIATE)


16 JERSEY GEMS RONALD HOPE
17 KNOT FORE BUSSES ONLY


18 LONG ISLANDERS NINA CALVO
19 MAINE WHEELS


20 MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN DAVID BUKER LEO P OUELLETTE
21 METROPOLITAN BILL COLBERT

22 MOHAWK ROAMERS RICHARD SCRANTON BEN NELLIS
23 NATIONAL RV CLUB, NORTHEAST (INACTIVE)


24 NEW YORK CENTRALS BART BARTON STEPHEN K ESSLER
25 NIAGARA FRONTIER TRAVELERS JAN H VAN HARSSEL KENNETH EGGLESTON
26 NORTH EAST PACERS BOB HALLAL HARVEY NOEL
27 NORTHEAST EXPLORERS

CHARLES SMITH
28 NORTHEASTERN MALCOLM E SMITH
29 PAUMANACK JAMES VALENTINE FRANK CALANDRA
30 PEN-NY MIXERS WALTER LINDEN THOMAS R ROULE
31 PERFECT CIRCLE
MALCOLM FISHER
32 SCONE

SAMUEL CHURCHILL
33 SCOTIAN ROAMERS
LARRY MAC INNIS
34 SUSQUENANGO DONNA MERLINO ELIZABETH R OSTERHOUT
35 THOUSAND ISLAND VOYAGEURS D CHRISTINA CHARNEY

36 WILLIE & CO. FAN CLUB PATRICIA KOHL SENNETT
37 YANKEE TRAVELERS BARBARA M SMITH

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bring Your Family for the Joy of Giving Thanks and Praise

    While our NE Rally will provide us with immense fun, great times with old and new friends, as well as sharing our love of RVing - we can also make some time to give thanks and praise to God who has blessed us beyond our imaginations.

  During your time at the Big E, won’t you join us for two inspiring Devotional gatherings and our interdenominational Worship Celebration - led by our new FMCA National Chaplain, Rev. Jim W. Hollis.  Jim and his wife, Jan, are native Georgians, and he is in his 41st year of ministry.  Time and place for these events are:

  •   Thursday and Friday Devotional Gatherings - 5:00 p.m. - Seminar Room #10
  •   Saturday Celebration of Worship (interdenominational) - 8:00 a.m. - Seminar Room #8 


    We are hoping to launch a new FMCA Chapter of Coaches for Christ during this Rally together.  Everyone is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you, your family and others in your Group for these encouraging experiences!

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Meet Our New FMCA National Chaplain, Rev. Jim W. Hollis 

 Jim and his wife Jan will be with us here in the NE Area to lead us in two Devotional Gatherings and one interdenominational Worship Celebration during our Rally at the Big E.

  Jim has served for 41 years as an ordained United Methodist Pastor and Evangelist.  In 1993 he launched Proactive Ministries, a non-denominational ministry of teaching and training, which has provided training & coaching with pastors and leaders of more than 1000 churches across 41 states.  Jim is an avid cyclist, author, private pilot and loves fishing.

  Jan is a retired Educator who served 31 years as an Elementary teacher and Administrator.  Jan loves music, traveling across North America and beyond, and showing Southern hospitality with old and new friends.

  They have two married sons and three grandchildren - 11, 8 and 6 years old.  Their greatest joys are their walk with Christ, their family and sharing with friends in ministry and travel with various FMCA Chapters.

Northeast Area Meeting at the BIG E

The Northeast Area Meeting & Election of Officer's will be held in West Springfield at the 94th FMCA Convention. It will take place at the NORTHEAST AREA GATHERING which is SATURDAY in the Mallory building @ 3:00pm in Seminar 2.

Respectfully,
Thomas M. Ziobrowski
President, Northeast Area of FMCA

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Northeast Area Officer Candidates Help

The Northeast Area of FMCA will hold elections during the FMCA 94th International at the Big E in West Springfield, MA in August.

We have 3 members on our Nominating Committee. Now, we need candidates
Please help. Your value is you know folks

If you are interested in running for office or know someone who might be interested, please contact or any of the following:
If you have attended area meetings in the past, you know - we manage to make this process difficult at times. Your willingness to help, would be make it easier.

Thanks for helping.

Tom Roule
President, Fingerlakers
Chairman, Nominating Committee


Sunday, May 29, 2016

FMCA President Charlie Adcock's invitation

Family Motor Coach Association
Charlie and Gloria Adcock
Charlie and Gloria Adcock
To our friends in the Northeast Area ...

Gloria and I have visited with many of you during the past three years at multiple chapter rallies and at two Northeast Area Rallies. We have supported the revitalization of your FMCA area, and we are looking forward to seeing you again during the upcoming convention at West Springfield, MassachusettsAugust 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2016. We have worked hard to bring this convention to the Northeast, and we now need your support by registering for this great event. FMCA’s 94th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will feature three nights of fantastic entertainment; new motorhome displays highlighting the latest in design and technology; supplier exhibits offering everything you need to outfit your coach; more than 100 educational seminars to help you enjoy the motorhome lifestyle; multiple games and contests with fantastic prizes worth $thousands$; and countless opportunities for you to have FUN!

Please register now as the discounted Early Bird rate will end on June 3. This is your opportunity to save $30! And your opportunity to support your association while having a great time!
Remember, “It’s all about having fun!” 
Signature - Charlie Adcock
FMCA National President
Save your spot for West Springfield
''Celebrate Your Freedom'' convention in West Springfield - register now!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Northeast Area Rally, 2017

Tom Ziobrowski, President, NEA has confirmed the 2017 Northeast Area Rally discussions finalizing the rally at the State Fairgrounds, Syracuse are almost complete.

It's early, so, there are many details to come.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

We need help at the 94th International

The following comes from Tom Ziobrowski, Northeast Area President
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Now that the Perry Georgia Convention is over and Easter is over, hope you will all consider in doing some type of volunteering in Springfield Mass come August.

I cannot express my feeling for everyone that can to: please show the strength the Northeast Area has as a TEAM of Chapters.

Send your information to Bob Mills, one of your Northeast VP's who is in charge of the volunteers at Springfield.
You will find the information in the April edition of the FMCA magazine. It's best to call your registration in ASAP.

Bob's email: Fourwindsbob@gmail.com
Cell: 813-395-3679

Please email or call him ASAP, he will need your name, a cell number if you have one, and address, as I want to personally acknowledge everyone with a token of appreciation that comes and supports this convention. It may be years before the Northeast Area ever see's another one. Come, volunteer a little, and have fun with all your camping friends.

Respectfully,

Thomas M. Ziobrowski
President & National VP for the Northeast Area of FMCA 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Northeast Area Officer Nominations

We are looking for folks willing to run for office in the Northeast Area. Below is Secretary Donna Merlino's list of candigates openings 


There will be 2 Vice President positions and the Secretarial position up for re-election this year.  We will be voting for these 3 positions at our NEA Annual Business Meeting, which will be held at West Springfield.  As soon as I have more information regarding the meeting I will pass it along.
We are currently looking for candidates for the NEA President’s Position currently held by Tom Ziobrowski.   Anyone interested in this position, please get in touch with Tom.  The FMCA National Area Vice President serves as President of The Area Association.  You might be able to travel with Tom in May of 2017 when he attends the business meeting at our FMCA headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This would be a great opportunity to get you acclimated to the operation of FMCA as well as give you an inside view of what the job requires.  We are over a year away but it is never too early to start thinking about it.  You are responsible for the entire NEA which consists of approximately 37 Chapters spread out over 10 States, including Canada, whom you have to keep in touch with to the best of your ability. Either email or call Tom.   He would be happy to discuss this position with anyone that may be interested.  He can be reached at: 513-543-7421, or by email tziobrowski@fmca.com