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Palm Beach Gold Coasters: Chapter Spotlight

These motorhome owners gather primarily in central and south Florida.

By Nancy Gold, F408628
February 2012

The Palm Beach Gold Coasters chapter was founded more than 25 years ago. We are a fun-loving group of motorhome owners who strive to enrich our RVing experience through the exchange of ideas, experiences, and fellowship. Members hail mainly from southeast Florida, but we have some from Tampa, Fort Myers, and beyond. We're worth the drive!

We are primarily a social club, but on occasion we actually accomplish something. Member Ray Marcinkoski constructed a drivable Santa's "sleigh," and he and his wife, Lois, donate their time and gifts to hospitals and nursing homes. As a chapter we raise money to offset their expenses and sometimes go along as "elves." Also, for many years, the Palm Beach Gold Coasters have volunteered at the Southeast Area Rally in Brooksville, Florida, managing the entertainment tent.

We try to tailor each chapter rally around the location, sometimes planning an outing to a nearby attraction. The majority of us are retired, but not all; so, our gatherings take place on weekends. We hold a rally each month from September through May.

We try to stay within 150 miles of Palm Beach, but that boundary is stretched on occasion. So far this season we've traveled to Key Largo and Sarasota. Every January we spend a long weekend dry camping around a huge bonfire in the pasture of a horse ranch. Any given rally might find groups of us enjoying activities such as sightseeing, bicycling, games, crafts, movies, technical exchanges, and more. Many of us spend the weekend just socializing and enjoying each other's company. There really is something for everyone! And don't let me forget to mention eating. We do plenty of that!

If you spend the winter in southeast Florida or are a resident, you’re in luck, because we currently are accepting new members. Come to one of our rallies and get to know us. I have to warn you, though, that our friendly, fun-loving, family-like atmosphere is addictive and everyone who spends a weekend with us wants to join!

Check out our rally schedule at www.palmbeachgoldcoasters.com. There you also can see pictures of where we've been.

Chapter dues are $25. For more information, contact the Chapter Services Department at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622;

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