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Seminars: Perry 2011

More than 130 professional seminar opportunities will be offered at FMCA's Perry 2011 Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, including more than 35 new topics.

SEMINAR ROOM LOCATIONS

Seminar 1 Product Specific Seminars, Rooms A, B, & C, Miller-Murphy-Howard Building
Seminar 2 Roquemore Conference Center
Seminar 3 New South Arena
Seminar 4 Sheep Barn 2
Seminar 5 Multipurpose Building
Seminar 6 Multipurpose Building
Seminar 7 Multipurpose Buildingf
Seminar 8 Multipurpose Building
Seminar 9 Beef & Dairy Barn
Seminar 10 Georgia Building
Seminar 11 Heritage Hall
Seminar 12 Fairview Room, Reaves Arena


SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA INFORMATION CENTER OPEN IN THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING

Check the "Grounds Services" section of program for description and "Map Section" of program for location. The Information Center will be open 24 hours a day for emergencies.


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE, SEMINAR 9

Non-Denominational service with FMCA chaplain Len Bunts, F139872. Hosted by the Southeast Area Coaches For Christ Chapter. Everyone is welcome.


10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
ORIENTATION FOR FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES, SEMINAR 10

Jerry Yeatts, F390000, convention director of FMCA, will conduct a seminar to introduce first-time attendees to the fun, spirit, activities, and opportunities related to FMCA membership and attending rallies and family reunions. Be sure to bring your event program. This seminar will be repeated on Monday, March 14, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., in Seminar 2.


12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
CANDIDATES' FORUM, SEMINAR 10

This forum is presented for Governing Board members, chapter officers, and anyone interested in meeting the candidates for the offices of FMCA national president, senior vice president, secretary, and treasurer.


5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS "MASS FOR VOLUNTEERS & EARLY ARRIVERS," SEMINAR 11

Roman Catholic Mass will be hosted by the Roamin' Catholics' SEA chapter. Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Alfred and Rev. John Gallant, F323511. Mass also will be held on Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m. in Seminar 2; on Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m. in Seminar 2, Mass and "Anointing of the Elderly & Sick" will be held; and on Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. in Sheep Barn 1 a "Blessing of the Pets," followed by Mass at 4:30 p.m.


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ACHIEVERS INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER MEETING & DINNER, SEMINAR 10


7:00 p.m. 
MOVIE NIGHT IN NEW SOUTH ARENA (SEMINAR 3), COURTESY OF TIFFIN MOTOR HOMES, INC., C1717, AN FMCA ONE STAR SPONSOR


MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011


7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FMCA INFORMATION CENTER OPEN IN THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING

Check the "Grounds Services" section of program for description and "Map Section" of program for location. The Information Center will be open 24 hours a day for emergencies.


8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
ORIENTATION FOR FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES, SEMINAR 2

Please see Sunday's 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. time slot.


8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
UNDERSTANDING, MONITORING, AND PROTECTING THE RV ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SEMINAR 4

Daryl Lawrence of Lawrence RV Accessories, Inc., C10135, will be on hand to inform and educate RV owners about ways to monitor and protect their RV electrical systems. Topics will include what causes power surges; surge protectors; high- and low-voltage problems; high- and low-voltage devices; pedestal wiring; and checking the power pedestal. Time will be allowed for a question-and-answer period.


8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
BASIC TRAINING FOR RVERS, SEMINAR 9

Utilizing a "boot camp" approach, Barry Pulis of Camco Manufacturing, Inc., C3071, will conduct a lively exchange covering topics on exercise, things that work (and those that don't), wastewater treatment, cell phone issues, safety on the road, exhaust systems, and travel necessities you really should have with you. He will provide tips and information useful to newbies as well as advanced full-timers. Barry and his wife, Adrienne, have been full-timing for more than eight years and they travel with their two Airedale dogs, Millie and Flea Biscuit. This seminar will be repeated on Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., in Seminar 4.


8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
FULL-TIMING FOR NEW AND USED RVERS, SEMINAR 10

Whether you sold the house and really full-time or are planning that long trip, if you are thinking about full-timing or extended travel, this is for you. After all, if you spend a month in an RV, you face the same challenges as a full-timer. Learn about full-timing costs, handling finances, security and protection, staying in touch, what to take, how to get rid of the rest, weapons, how to get along, and where to go. Based on his just-updated book, Fulltiming for New and Used RVers, 2nd Edition; Ron Jones presents a comprehensive overview of full-timing challenges and solutions. Ron Jones, www.aboutrving.com, is a full-time RVer and travels extensively. Ron is primary author of the bestselling books All The Stuff You Need To Know About RVing, 2nd Edition; Fulltiming for New and Used RVers, 2nd Edition; and RVing to Alaska, and has been a columnist for Coast to Coast RV magazine, and a feature writer for Motorhome, Highways, Escapees, and Family Motor Coaching magazines. Ron has been camping on wheels since 1962. He has presented RV seminars nationwide and seminars internationally for industry, education, and the general public. He is both retired military and a retired Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas.


8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
ALL ABOUT MADISON, WISCONSIN, 2011 FAMILY REUNION, SEMINAR 12

Attend this session to hear all about Madison, Wisconsin, the destination for FMCA's Summer 2011 Family Reunion. This seminar will be presented by Laura Senz from the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. As one of the few cities in the world built upon an isthmus, Madison is uniquely situated between two glacial lakes and is literally surrounded by natural beauty. Five area lakes, more than 260 city parks, and over 120 miles of shared-use biking and walking trails are open year-round for a wide range of outdoor activities. Madison boasts a multi-million-dollar performing arts center, excellent live music venues, resident theater groups, and literally a mile of museums. Home to the Wisconsin State Capital and world-renowned University of Wisconsin – Madison, you will find this city home to a diverse population with wide-ranging interests and perspectives. No trip would be complete without experiencing the great shops and dozens of locally owned, family-fun restaurants that line State Street – the heart of Madison. And don't forget to partake in our area's wonderful ice cream treats! www.visitmadison.com.


9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
CHAPTER FAIR, MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING

Come find out one of the best-kept secrets of FMCA – chapter membership. This is an opportunity to see individual chapters showcasing their unique qualities – music, golfing, gaming, dining, sharing coach tips, or just kibitzing about motorhoming experiences. The variety of chapters will astound you, but watch out! Chapter members are exceptionally enthusiastic about this way of life . . . it can be contagious.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
CAMPGROUND MEMBERSHIP RESALES – MEI (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Dan Monaghan of Monaghan Enterprises, C10143, will show you the ins and outs of Coast to Coast, RPI, Thousand Trails, and more. Dan has been in the campground membership business since 1988 and he will provide an overview of campground memberships available today. A special $50 discount will be offered at the seminar.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
POLAR BEAR EXPRESS BY RV, TRAIN, AND TUNDRA BUGGY, SEMINAR 2

SEE THE POLAR BEARS UP CLOSE! Big-screen travelogue with amazing photos and videos of the polar bears and their cubs. This Polar Bear Express presentation features the bears fall migration to Hudson Bay on the tundra to Manitoba, Canada. Learn about the options of travel by RV, train, plane, and tundra buggy. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is on every adventuresome traveler's bucket list . . . Don't miss it! Presented by Nel Filliger, founder of Fantasy RV Tours, C5644. A lucky FMCA member attending this seminar will win a $500 travel certificate (must be present to win).


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
INSIDER CLEANING TIPS, SEMINAR 3

In this energetic seminar you will learn to clean everything inside your coach without using chemicals. Janet Trannum of Almost Heaven Microfiber, C8707, will show you how to use just three bottles for cleaning everything, and how to clean with peanut butter, Tang, aluminum foil, and cabbage. If you suffer from allergies, this seminar will be beneficial to you. Attend whether you are a clean-freak or not.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA, SEMINAR 4

Join Phil May of TechnoRV, C11722, for this easy-to-understand explanation of features you may have noticed on your digital camera but were always afraid to use. Topics will include aperture, shutter speed, flash settings, and ISO. Understanding how these items are interrelated will help you use depth-of-field and other techniques to take more interesting photographs and help you understand what happens when using a camera's preset modes. His presentation also will explain white balance settings and provide an overview of computer software and Web sites designed to help you edit, manage, and share your digital images.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
WORD PROCESSING APPLICATION BASICS, SEMINAR 9

Learn the basic features of full-featured word processing programs, including how to adjust the size and appearance of fonts; use of the cut, copy, and paste functions; the setting and use of margins and tabs; setting line orientations to the left, center, or right; setting a portrait or landscape page format; and how to enhance the appearance of a page. Join Chuck Borcher, F164191, for this informative and fun-filled presentation on the basics of word processing. For demonstration purposes, Chuck will be using OpenOffice.org a free word processing program by Oracle Corporation, which is compatible to and has similar appearance and features as programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Works.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
FACE-TO-FACE WITH FACEBOOK, SEMINAR 10

For Facebook users and non-users alike. In this seminar presented by Jim and Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107, you will learn what all the fuss is about. They will demonstrate how to communicate with all your friends, how to set your security options, and how easy it is to set up a "page" in addition to your personal profile. See www.facebook.com/geeksontour for an example. It's all FREE. Every small business, club, or group should have a Facebook page.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE, SEMINAR 11

A representative from Freightliner Custom Chassis, C1905, will discuss preventive maintenance and operating tips for the Freightliner motorhome chassis.


10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AND THE USE OF THE AED, SEMINAR 12

J.W. Weber, M.D., F230941, of Weber Medical, C10482, will explain what sudden cardiac arrest is and how it can be successfully treated using the automated external defibrillator (AED). A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BY RV – PLUS SOUTH AFRICA RV SAFARI (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Marvel at this big-screen travelogue featuring fully escorted RV tours to New Zealand, Australia, The Outback, and South Africa Wildlife Safari. Don't miss it! Presented by Nel Filliger, founder of Fantasy RV Tours, C5644. A lucky FMCA member attending this seminar will win a $1,000 travel certificate (must be present to win).


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BASIC BATTERY MAINTENANCE: A NON-TECHNICAL PRESENTATION, SEMINAR 2

Stop buying batteries. Save money and protect the environment while doing so. Do you find that it seems you constantly have to replace the house batteries in your RV? Do you dread dry camping for fear that your batteries will not hold up? Are you one of many that don't regularly service your batteries either because you are not exactly sure how to do so, or they are just too hard to get to? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then this seminar is for you. In this seminar we take a non-technical approach to what could be seen as an overly technical issue. Attendees will learn how batteries work; what safety considerations are required; how easy it is to maintain your batteries and achieve the years of use for which they were designed; how to extend life; how to purchase batteries; and what products are available for proper battery maintenance. Even if you are up to speed on batteries, it is good to take this seminar and use it as a refresher course. The visual presentation and information, as well as the tips provided, make this a seminar you won't want to miss. All attendees are given a handout that summarizes the major points presented. This seminar will be presented by John Dunsmore, Jr., F281523, of Eagle Point Trading Company, C10318.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
ENHANCE YOUR RV LIFESTYLE – DON'T GO WITHOUT VELCRO, SEMINAR 3

Lloyd Smith of Coil 'N Wrap, C9954, will share more than 80 ideas about how Velcro can save you time, space, and aggravation in all areas of your RV. Use the amazing High Temp Velcro to hang pictures and secure items to countertops. See many creative storage concepts inside, as well as outside in your storage compartments. Watch demonstrations using Velcro to quickly and compactly coil up your water hoses, cords, and cables. Find out what to use to easily disconnect electrical cables from outlets and each other. You'll love this seminar! There also will be a slide-show presentation.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
COMPUTER SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR THE RV, SEMINAR 4

Whether you're a full-time RVer or just like to get away from time to time, having a computer is essential for e-mail and Internet access. However, an RV is a challenging environment for a laptop in terms of safety and security. Come and hear Phil May of TechnoRV, C11722, a 12-year Hewlett-Packard veteran, explain how to keep all your important information and memories safe and secure while traveling.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS FOR HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, AND CORONARY HEART DISEASE, SEMINAR 9

Wayne & Dahelia Hunt, F235156, present information that is applicable for all individuals desiring to better understand and take control of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes (high fasting blood glucose), and coronary heart disease. Learn new facts, reinforce your current knowledge, and/or -- this is the best part -- take personal steps to improve your life now and for the future. Wayne and Dahelia have years of experience teaching personal fitness trainers to effectively and responsibly educate their clients in the proper application of exercise and how to interact with medical/allied health providers. The lecture will provide information and multiple tools for you to use to improve your knowledge and better oversee your specific programs. It will not diagnose, prescribe medications or supplements, or present any medical treatments.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, SEMINAR 10

Learn about high-speed Internet access at your favorite RV parks and on the road across the country. The seminar will focus on Wi-Fi, but other topics will briefly touch on DSL, cable, satellite, and cellular technology for RVers. Come learn more about how to "Get Away, and Stay Connected!" This seminar will be presented by Jim and Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
IMPROVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE & FUEL MILEAGE, SEMINAR 11

Major Wingfield of M&B Enterprises, C11408, will provide you with an in-depth explanation of how the internal combustion engine works and how increased intake airflow and exhaust extraction could improve horse power, engine torque, and fuel mileage.


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
COACH-NET EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE, SEMINAR 12

Convention attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the emergency road service program created especially for FMCA. This comprehensive, 24-hour-a-day nationwide roadside assistance program includes 40,000 contracted service providers throughout the United States and Canada. All family vehicles are included. Ed Thor of Coach-Net, C4055, will conduct the seminar.


12:00 p.m.
WILLIE & COMPANY PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1, COURTESY OF FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS, C1905, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR


12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA SERVICE CENTER OPEN IN THE CONCOURSE OF THE LIVESTOCK & EQUINE ARENA


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
RV INTERIOR UPDATING/UPGRADING (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Ready for an interior change? Attend this seminar to discover how our quality products and experienced craftsmen can combine with your custom preferences to transform any RV living space. Featuring: furniture replacement, Amish-crafted computer desks and tables, flooring replacement, flat-panel TV conversions, MCD shades, and more. Presented by Josh Leach of Bradd and Hall, C5391. Growing up in the RV capital, Josh has more than 14 years experience in the RV industry working with manufacturers, suppliers, and retail customers. He has worked with everything from pop-ups to Prevosts and knows what consumers want and need to transform their RV to fit their RV lifestyle. There also will be nice door prizes given away during this seminar!


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
WHAT THE HECK IS MICROFIBER AND WHY CAN'T I LIVE WITHOUT IT? SEMINAR 2

How did we ever live without computers and how did we ever live without microfiber? Learn how microfiber is made and how it works, including the technology behind this amazing material. Information on the different microfiber weaves and sizes will be recommended for various cleaning needs, whether for exterior or interior maintenance of homes, cars, RVs, boats, or motorcycles. Learn how microfiber can change your approach to cleaning everything in your life. Presented by John Comstock of Big Rig RV Accessories, C9489.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
TOWING ROUNDTABLE, SEMINAR 3

The goal of this seminar is to provide FMCA members with the information needed to tow a vehicle behind a motorhome safely and with peace of mind. More technical questions are directed to FMCA regarding towing than any other area of concern. If done properly, towing a vehicle behind a motorhome can be a positive experience. Tow bars, tow dollies, lube pumps, driveshaft disconnects, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, towed car wiring, and covers for towed vehicles are a few of the topics that will be discussed. Panelists will include Family Reunion towing equipment exhibitors. Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience. Supplemental braking will NOT be discussed at this seminar. There will be a seminar dedicated solely to "Supplemental Towed Car Braking" on Monday, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Seminar 3.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
CARE AND PURCHASING FINE JEWELRY, SEMINAR 7

Jan Williams of JJ's Gold & Gems, C6750, designed this seminar for maximum audience participation with a question-and-answer session following a short discussion. Topics include jewelry terminology and its meaning; how to recognize markings; current values, including diamonds and colored gems; the proper care of gold; and pricing you may encounter in stores. Jan will discuss jewelry appraisal and its relationship to insurance, and unprofessional practices in the jewelry business. A handout that provides purchasing tips will be available.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GENERATOR OPERATION, SEMINAR 9

This seminar will focus on the basic operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of RV generators. Common issues, concerns, and customer questions will be covered. Presented by Bryan Greene of Cummins Onan, C4251.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
PICASA: A FREE PROGRAM FOR MANAGING DIGITAL PHOTOS, SEMINAR 10

Picasa 3 is a free program from Google and it is simply the best way to manage the hundreds of digital photos that travelers accumulate! Learn how to organize and find photos you forgot you had. One-click e-mailing or printing of whatever photos you specify. Learn how to automatically crop, color-correct, and resize photos for e-mailing or posting to the Web. This seminar will be presented by Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107.


1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FABRIC BEADS BRACELET, SEMINAR 6

Learn how to make beads using fabric and paper. You'll make a bracelet by adding crystal beads to fabric beads and jewelry findings. Several color choices will be available. The kit includes tools and patterns to take home for additional bead making on your own. All tools and supplies are furnished – just bring yourself. Sherry Hanson, F243196 will present this seminar. The cost is $10. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PAINT ALONG WITH JOSEPHINE, SEMINAR 5

Many people have admired beautiful oil paintings in galleries, museums, and private homes, and secretly wished they could create something similar themselves. The truth is that it's not that difficult to create beautiful landscapes using William Alexander's method of oil painting. This seminar is presented by Josephine Jones. Josephine is a certified instructor in this method, and she'll show you how to "do it yourself." The painting will be done on an 8-inch-by-10-inch stretched canvas. The cost is $25. The kit includes canvas, paint, brushes, brush cleaner, paper towels, and everything to complete the project. Sign up at the craft table at the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited. This seminar will be repeated on Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Seminar 5.


2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CARD BINGO AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MAKING MEMORIES LAST WITH NOMAD NOTES TRAVEL DIARY SOFTWARE (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Nomad Notes is a software for recording all aspects of your trip in one program. This seminar will show you how you can use this great program and what you can get out of it. From journal to gas, campsites, photos, and expenses this program has it all. Presented by Gail Bennett, Nomad Notes, C11812. There will be a show special of 25 percent off of purchases during the Family Reunion.


3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SUPPLEMENTAL TOWED CAR BRAKING, SEMINAR 3

No topic has captured the attention of motorhome owners in recent years as much as supplemental towed car braking. And no other topic has fueled the rumor mill as much as supplemental braking. Family Reunion exhibitors will be on hand to discuss the technical aspects of supplemental braking. Information will be provided to bring FMCA attendees "up to speed" on the latest, most accurate information regarding the laws relating to supplemental braking of towed vehicles.


3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOW VOLTAGE, SPIKES, AND SURGES – AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM, SEMINAR 4

This is a layman's RV electrical program to help you understand the basics of electrical current flow. Covered is the difference between amperage and voltage, and how they relate to watts. When should you be concerned about electrical input? This session will address the above and show how RVers can minimize their risk to abnormal electrical input. Some of the suggestions have little or no cost. Todd Coffelt of Performance Products, C9624, will provide a comprehensive view of your available options, whether they are surge protection, line analyzing, and/or voltage boosting. Todd will present this information in an easy-to-understand format and time will be provided at the end of his presentation for questions and answers.


3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
KILN-FUSED GLASS JEWELRY, SEMINAR 8

During this seminar attendees will make exciting and dazzling fused glass jewelry pieces. Work with pieces of colorful stained glass and decorate them with small, brilliant pieces of glass. These are then fired in a kiln heated to 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, fusing everything into one solid piece. Attendees will select jewelry backings to make their very own, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. They are then allowed to cool overnight. Each attendee can make either two necklace slides or one slide and a pair of earrings. All materials are furnished by presenter Carol Johnson, F298015. The cost is $20. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited. This seminar will be repeated on Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Seminar 8; Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., in Seminar 8; and Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in Seminar 8.


3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES, SEMINAR 11

Join "One Life To Live" star Catherine Hickland for this beauty-on-the go presentation. Catherine is also an author, cosmetics entrepreneur, and avid RV traveler. In fact, she prefers traveling by RV rather than flying, but she discovered that traveling in an RV leaves limited time and space for her beauty routine. So she developed her own techniques for getting gorgeous in just a few minutes. She says these beauty secrets of the stars work for everyone. Eight years ago Catherine developed a cosmetic line that is streamlined for the woman on the go, and she will demonstrate how you can take 10 years off your face with just a few techniques she stumbled upon during the 28 years she has spent on television. Come have a few laughs, get the dish, and learn the best-kept beauty secrets in the world in a very special seminar designed especially for you! You also may have an opportunity to win a free make-up door prize!


3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
RVING IN EUROPE, SEMINAR 12

Exploring the Old World by RV certainly is a unique way to travel to Europe. Dieter and Gabriele Weigelt, owners of European Motorhome Tours, C9813, have more than 25 years experience RVing in Europe. Get information about European RVs, rentals, campgrounds, and many more details you need to know to make your European RV trip one of your travel highlights. The pictures about a tour through Germany, Austria, Italy, and Greece, will give you an idea about the culture, countryside, and beautiful places in Europe.


3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SCARLET, SEMINAR 7

This beautiful bracelet made with graduated vivid gold and bright polished crystals will enhance any wardrobe. Inspired by Scarlet O'Hara's "Curtain Dress," Katie has created this bracelet for FMCA's "Southern Homecoming" Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase. This seminar is presented by Katie Taddeo, F326891, from Katie's Jewelry Design. The cost is $20. Please bring reading glasses, if needed. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
RV WEIGHT & TIRE SAFETY, SEMINAR 2

The RV Weight & Tire Safety Program is co-sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF), C5999, and FMCA. The seminar will focus on "speaking the language of weight," providing the RV owner with the knowledge required to assure that the vehicle is operated within all safety limitations. The maintenance and care of tires, and the selection of the proper inflation pressure for optimum performance and safety is a major emphasis of the program. Did you know that under-inflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure? Spend an hour with RVSEF and have a safer and more enjoyable RV experience. Topics will include weight-related definitions; weight disclosure labels; towing components; stopping assistance; tire markings; tire load/inflation tables; new RV considerations; and tire pressure monitoring systems. There is no charge for this educational seminar.

In addition to the seminar, the RVSEF Motorhome Weighing Service utilizes certified scales to determine individual wheel position loads. Owners complete a worksheet that includes all critical weight and tire ratings. Scale readings and ratings are entered into a custom computer program that generates a weight analysis report, detailing safety margins on each component in terms of whether a rating has been exceeded or not yet reached, and by how much. Owners receive a preliminary weight report at the weighing site, followed by a comprehensive report in the mail, including tire load/inflation tables (allow four to six weeks). The retail cost of weighing is $49. FMCA Member Benefit price is $34. To have your coach weighed, sign up on Monday, March 14, at the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning at 7:00 a.m., or during exhibit hours at the RV Safety & Education Foundation booth #409 in the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building. Appointments are limited.


3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
FIRE & LIFE SAFETY IN YOUR RV, SEMINAR 9

In this seminar you will learn the causes of most RV fires and how to prevent them. You will learn how to check, test, and use your dry-powder fire extinguisher. You also will be introduced to other types of fire extinguishers, including new clean-air, non-toxic, biodegradable fire-fighting materials, which work particularly well in RV applications. In the live fire portion of the seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to fight a fire with various types of fire extinguishers. Topics also include weight safety; types of gauges needed; smoke/LPG/CO detectors; tire safety; engine and transmission overheating; brakes; escape hatch use; and many other issues relating to RV Fire & Life Safety. This is a hands on seminar.

Thirty-year fire-fighting veteran Mac McCoy, F175998, of McCoy Enterprises, LLC, C7648, instructs this entertaining course, which teaches skills for fire-safe travel. This seminar will be repeated Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in Seminar 9.


5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PARADE OF LIGHTS MOTORHOME PREVIEW

Enjoy visiting the motorhomes on display in the outdoor exhibit area.


5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PRVVC CHAPTER MEETING AND DINNER, SEMINAR 10


8:30 p.m. 
FIREWORKS DISPLAY ABOVE THE FAIRGROUNDS LAKE, COURTESY OF ALLIANCE COACH, C11904, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR


TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
MORNING DEVOTIONS, SEMINAR 2

Led by volunteers from the Southeast Area Coaches For Christ chapter. Morning Devotions also will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 a.m., in Seminar 2.


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
EARLY MORNING WORKOUT FOR ALL, SEMINAR 11

"Early Morning Workout For All," which will incorporate exercise demonstrations from the TravelFit Rehab Series seminars -- Shoulder, Knee, and Back Health -- will be presented by Wayne and Dahelia Hunt, F235156. These health, exercise, and resistance-training specialists have been full-time RVers since 1995, and are health-wellness-fitness-performance educators and national presenters with more than 25 years of experience in their field. TravelFit and Professional Fitness Instructor Training are in association with the American College of Integrative Medicine. Wayne and Dahelia are directors of the Health Fitness Performance Institute in Houston, Texas. Exercise is medicine. This seminar will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Seminar 11.


7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS IN THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1, COMPLIMENTS OF ROADMASTER, INC., C2952, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR, AND FMCA

See program map for location.


7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA INFORMATION CENTER OPEN IN THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING

Check the "Grounds Services" section of program for description and "Map Section" of program for location. The Information Center will be open 24 hours a day for emergencies.


7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COACH OF THE DAY

Be the first to see new coach models, unique floor plans, special designs, and state-of-the-art equipment at the Coach of the Day area located in Lot NN-1 near the statue by the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building and the West Gate. This display area will change daily on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be sure to visit this area to see what is new and different.


7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
FRUSTRATED MAESTROS PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


8:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
LAZY DAYS RV DESIGN CENTER – REMODELING AND INTERIOR DESIGN ARTISANS (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Your RV is your home on the road, and with Lazy Days the possibilities for customizing the inside of your home are only limited by your imagination. With extraordinary precision and attention to detail, Lazy Days craftsmen work with wood, tile, Corian®, marble, and stone to create beautiful custom cabinets, fine wood paneling, cozy dinette booths, and convenient computer tables. Attend this lively presentation and learn ways the craftsmen and technicians at the Lazy Days RV Design Center can turn your dreams into reality. Presented by representatives from Lazy Days, C1702.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
CUMMINS ENGINE, SEMINAR 3

Mark Conover and a panel of technical and customer support experts from Cummins Onan, C4251, will address the most frequently asked questions about Cummins diesel-powered motorhomes. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
GENERAL RV MAINTENANCE, SEMINAR 4

Learn tips about annual maintenance for seals, roofs, batteries, inverters, refrigerators, and much more. Presented by Steve Roddy, Technical Services Manager of Lazy Days, C1702.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
CATERPILLAR ENGINE, SEMINAR 9

This seminar will be presented by a representative from Caterpillar, Inc., C4743, who will discuss the maintenance of all Caterpillar RV engines and Cat RV Center after-sales support.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
FMCA & MEMBER BENEFITS, SEMINAR 10

Membership in FMCA brings with it a variety of benefits designed to enhance the motorhoming lifestyle. Join Lana Makin, F8163D, adminstrative services director of FMCA, for a briefing regarding the many benefits available to you as an FMCA member. Learn more about your association and become familiar with the benefits afforded to you by FMCA membership.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
KNEE-HIP-ANKLE HEALTH, SEMINAR 11

Did you once walk a lot, but now your knees, hips, and/or ankles hurt too badly to continue? Proven and simple rehabilitative exercises and techniques will be demonstrated during the seminar. You will be able to participate by doing some exercises from your chair! Knee Health will show you how to strengthen weak muscles and stretch tight muscles in those aching knees. Apply and practice exercises specific to knee-hip-ankle health by attending the "Early Morning Workout For All" on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Seminar 11. Presented by Wayne & Dahelia Hunt, F235156.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
THE PERFECT TRIP IS AT YOUR FINGERTRIPS, SEMINAR 12

Come and learn how travel-planning software can help you make the most of your RV travels. Travel can be fraught with problems stemming from poor planning, a rushed itinerary, or getting lost. A road trip can be relaxed and low-stress with the right tools and a little planning. Find out how to calculate mileage, fuel costs, and arrival times before leaving – a perfect way to stay on top of expenses. Personalize maps with comments, phone numbers, and notes for planned stops. You can even add road construction updates or import customer POI collections such as height restrictions or RV-friendly Walmarts to help make the most of your travel. Once the trip is planned, e-mail an itinerary to friends and family or share it with your GPS device for navigation along the way. This seminar will be presented by Larry Peterson of Microsoft Corporation, C11551.


8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RV DRIVING SAFETY PROGRAM, SESSION 1, SEMINAR 2

The RV Driving Safety Program is co-sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF), C5999, an FMCA Three Star sponsor, and FMCA. The program will provide you with helpful driving information and tips from seasoned operators, and is intended to help make your driving experience a safe one. With proper attention to the differences in vehicle size, height, and weight, you will find it easy to hit the road in your motorhome.

The major objectives of this program are to increase driver awareness; identify drivers' abilities; understand and identify your vehicle(s); determine conditions that affect driving; and make participants safer drivers. Everyone who completes this course will receive a certificate that may entitle them to a discount on their insurance premiums. The terms and amount of discounts will vary by state and company, so check with your insurance agent regarding your own RV coverage.

The program will accommodate approximately 150 participants. The six-hour program is divided into two sessions of three hours each. The cost is $20 per person payable at the RVSEF RV Driving Safety Program registration booth in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building. Registration begins Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m., and will continue until the program is full. The program schedule follows:

Session 1

Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Seminar 2

Session 2

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Seminar 2


8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
SUPPLIER, COMPONENT, AND OUTDOOR SUPPLIER PREVIEW

Enjoy visiting the supplier, component, and outdoor supplier exhibits on display during this exclusive preview. Coach exhibits will open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA SERVICE CENTER OPEN IN THE CONCOURSE OF THE LIVESTOCK & EQUINE ARENA


9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
BEAN BAG TOSS AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
CANADIAN MARITIMES BY RV & FERRY TRAVELOGUE (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Enjoy this big-screen travelogue featuring four Atlantic Canadian provinces, the Viking Trail, and Labrador. See the exclusive Nova Scotia International Tattoo Event! Don't miss it! Presented by Nel Filliger, founder of Fantasy RV Tours, C5644. A lucky FMCA member attending this seminar will win a $1,000 travel certificate (must be present to win).


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RV ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, SEMINAR 4

Learn everything you want to know about inverters, convertors, alternators, solar, and batteries. Presented by Steve Roddy, Technical Services Manager of Lazy Days, C1702.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
FMCAssist, SEMINAR 9

FMCAssist is the new enhanced member benefit that replaced the previous medical evacuation plan on January 1, 2011. This benefit is included in your membership dues at no additional cost. (Optional, new International Travel Insurance is available and will be presented, too.) Please come to see how this benefit helps you.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
PICASA: BEYOND THE BASICS, SEMINAR 10

If you use Picasa to manage your digital photos, you don't want to miss this seminar. Even Google, which makes Picasa, looks to Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour, C11107, when they want to present training on Picasa! (See their co-hosted webinar at www.geeksontour.com/picasa.htm.) In this session you will see the multiple techniques for categorizing your photos while keeping them in one simple folder structure. Learn about some of Picasa's advanced features such as facial recognition, movie-making, and geotagging.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RV PACKING TIPS, SEMINAR 11

As Canadian full-timers and snowbirds now in our 26th year of "Life on the Move," we have discovered numerous easily accessible places to stow things. This does not mean overloading an RV, however, I do address how to find "empty" spaces to organize what you have on board. Plus, seminar presenter Peggi McDonald, F71504, of RV Lifestyle Consultants, will pass on informative tips, hints and personal favorites as well as much-loved suggestions from those we meet along the way. Experience is a comprehensive teacher. Learning from others can avoid expensive surprises. For instance, one friend simplified the task of adding shelves to the RV's narrow bedroom shirt closets. Her husband cut two pieces of pegboard to fit the sides of the cupboard. They simply insert shelf supports into the holes and add plywood shelves. The good part of this is there are NO holes to drill and when you change units you take your installation with you. Another RVer places her folded clothes (towels and bedding too) on the shelf, each separated with a sheet of cardboard. They don't become rearranged when removing one item. Many more tips will be featured at the seminar.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
DIGITAL TV CONVERTER BOX FOR YOUR COACH, SEMINAR 12

If you have an analog TV in your coach, you will need a converter box to receive the new digital TV signals. This seminar will answer your questions regarding who needs a converter box; how to get one; what to buy; how to install it in your coach; and how to use it. Presented by Chuck Borcher, F164191.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
MICROWAVE-CONVECTION COOKING – BEGINNER ABCs FOR SHARP OVEN OWNERS, SEMINAR 3

Learn the basics of setting and operating your Sharp microwave-convection oven from cooking expert and microwave-convection cookbook author Janet Sadlack of Microwave Connection, C9626. She provides step-by-step instructions to get you started. This is a beginner's class on oven operation. For cooking ideas, come to Janet's "Microwave-Convection Cooking Cooking-On-The-Go" seminar on Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in Seminar 3, and her "Microwave-Convection Cooking For One Or Two" seminar on Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in Seminar 3.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
PEACH BLOSSOM, SEMINAR 6

This soft, very feminine bracelet is created with beautiful Swarovski 4-mm light peach crystals. You will be taught how to sew crystals together using the medium Power Pro and size 15 seed beads with a magnetic clasp to finish off this graceful design. This seminar is presented by Katie Taddeo, F326891, from Katie's Jewelry Design. The cost is $25. Please bring reading glasses, if needed. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
CHEERY, CHERRY RECIPE BOX, SEMINAR 7

In this seminar you will learn how to create a wonderful recipe box ready to fill with all your favorite family recipes. Keep for yourself or gift to your children, grandchildren or that special bride. Marcie Ronken, F351667, will present this seminar. All supplies are included to complete the project including plenty of embellishments to customize your box or create decorated recipe cards. This box also could be used to hold 4-inch-by-6-inch photos or address cards. Class fee is $15 and class size limited to 15. Plus, some great door prizes! Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
FOGGED WINDOWS REPAIR & REPLACEMENT (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Ed Covington, General Manager for RV Fog Dr., C12179, will explain the process they use to repair and replace fogged windows in motorhomes. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a free single window repair at the RV Fog Dr. facility.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
RV BATTERY FUNDAMENTALS, SEMINAR 2

If you are a novice and need some battery fundamentals to assist you in insuring you have the proper understanding and tools necessary to maintain your battery system, this is the seminar for you. During this seminar, there will be discussion on how a battery works, tips on maintaining your battery system, and understanding some of the terminology and fundamentals of how a battery operates. Also discussed will be tips to make your battery system work best for your needs and expectations. Time will be allotted for questions and answers. Seminar presenter Gale Kimbrough, Technical Services Manager for Interstate Batteries, C7196, has the knowledge and experience to answer your easy or difficult questions.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
WRINKLE-FREE RV LAUNDRY, SEMINAR 4

An RV combination washer/dryer does not work like the machine in your home or the Laundromat. The problem: wrinkles, lots of wrinkles! Can you wash and dry wrinkle-free in a combination unit? If so, how do you prevent wrinkles? Learn to wash four king-size sheets or six pairs of jeans in one load – wrinkle free. Sandy Jones is the primary author of the bestselling book Wrinkle-Free RV Laundry 2nd Edition; has written for Motorhome magazine, and has presented seminars primarily in professional education settings. She is a retired high school physics/chemistry/math teacher. Join Sandy Jones of RV Stuff, C10110, for a great presentation with time for questions.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
RV CHEMICALS AND TOILET CARE, SEMINAR 9

Mary Burrows of the Thetford/Norcold Corporation, C109, chemical laboratory is qualified to discuss all RV chemicals, from formaldehyde to enzymes to home brews. Mary will be speaking about the care and use of the RV from a chemical product standpoint. What products and chemicals can be used, and which ones should not be used in an RV. Mary and the Thetford chem lab staff have tested almost every deodorant product and chemistry on the market. She will provide a technical review of these deodorant chemistries – what they are, how they deodorize, their biodegradability and treatability, along with how well they perform. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
SPARE PARTS & KEY QUESTIONS, SEMINAR 10

Learn how to keep your motorhome on the road by eliminating unnecessary downtime due to failure of common or inexpensive components or a lack of inventory, equipment, or expertise at unfamiliar repair facilities. Presented by Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor." Gary will discuss the parts you should carry for each of the major motorhome systems and why. He also will cover the questions you should ask prior to authorizing repair work. Gary's other seminars at the "Southern Homecoming" Family Reunion will include "Ten Maintenance Tips Every RVer Should Know" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; "Optimizing Your RV Battery System" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; and "Photovoltaics And Recreational Vehicles" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Gary also will serve on the panel during the "Ask The Experts Roundtable" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and he will moderate "Generator Maintenance Roundtable" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
AQUA-HOT AND HYDRO-HOT HEATING SYSTEMS, SEMINAR 11

Jim Yates of Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, Inc., C2723, the manufacturer of both of these heating systems, will present this seminar. It will familiarize motorhome owners with the basic operation of the Hydro-Hot and Aqua-Hot heaters. These quiet, comfortable heating systems also provide unlimited hot water. The presenter also will discuss preventive maintenance and provide basic servicing tips. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY®, SEMINAR 12

Presented by Fred O'Donnell, F293801. Learn what Habitat for Humanity® is all about and how to become involved in "building houses and renewing hope" during your RV travels.


12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MOTORHOME, SUPPLIER, COMPONENT, AND OUTDOOR SUPPLIER EXHIBITS OPEN


1:00 p.m.
WILLIE & COMPANY PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1, COURTESY OF FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS, C1905, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RVING TO ALASKA (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Participants will gain the practical information they need when planning and taking a trip to Alaska by RV, whether they intend to go solo, with a few friends, or with an organized, escorted RV tour. During the presentation important information will be shared by experienced presenters about preparation tasks such as how many miles a trip will cover; how much time to allow; how to handle mail and e-mail; and what planning resources are available. Participants will learn how to "Alaska-proof" their vehicles and what spare parts they should carry. Various routes and road conditions will be discussed, including the availability of fuel, RV parks, and major towns offering shopping and services. Finally, the presenters will highlight some of the "must-see" aspects of this adventure and share their own experiences and photos. Information will be shared by experienced presenters from Adventure Caravans, C6954.


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
GPS & NAVIGATION WITH MICROSOFT STREETS & TRIPS, SEMINAR 2

How to plan your trips and follow your plan. Using Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010, learn how to plan a multi-stop trip. Understand the different devices available – dashboard, hand-held, and USB devices – for your computer. Even GPS-enabled cell phones such as the Droid. Jim and Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107, will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use GPS navigation and trip planning.


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
MORE ALL ABOUT RVING, SEMINAR 4

You don't know what you don't know so this just-updated book and seminar will help both new and experienced RVers with great ideas, techniques, and tips to make  RVing easier, safer, and cost-effective with no gadgets to purchase. A "must-see" for new RVers! Join us for a great presentation, wonderful pictures, real situations, and time for questions. Plus, learn where to get all the current, credible, and correct information you need about RVing. You will learn to save money, be safe, and have fun! Ron and Sandy Jones, www.aboutrving.com, are full-time RVers and travel extensively. Ron is primary author of the bestselling books All The Stuff You Need To Know About RVing, 2nd Edition; Fulltiming for New and Used RVers, 2nd Edition; and RVing to Alaska, and has been a columnist for Coast to Coast RV magazine, and a feature writer for Motorhome, Highways, Escapees, and Family Motor Coaching magazines. Ron has been camping on wheels since 1962. He has presented RV seminars nationwide and seminars internationally for industry, education, and the general public. He is both retired military and a retired Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas. Sandy Jones is primary author of the bestselling book Wrinkle-Free RV Laundry 2nd Edition; has written for Motorhome magazine, and has presented seminars primarily in professional education settings. She is a retired high school physics/chemistry/math teacher.


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
KILN-FUSED GLASS JEWELRY, SEMINAR 8

Please see description in Monday's 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. time slot.


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHAT IS A GREEN PRODUCT AND HOW CAN YOU TELL? SEMINAR 9

We all want to do what is best for the environment in order to protect it for future generations to enjoy. Using green products is one way to do this. Green is big and growing even bigger, but how do you know if the product you are looking at is truly environmentally safe? Many products claim to be green, but they are not. In this seminar you will learn how to scrutinize product claims to determine whether a product is truly green. You will learn about green certifications and recognitions and what they really mean. Presented by Mary Burrows of the Thetford/Norcold Corporation, C109.


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
TEN MAINTENANCE TIPS EVERY RVER SHOULD KNOW, SEMINAR 10

There are two types of maintenance – preventive and crisis. It is the purpose of this seminar to equip owners with the information necessary to accomplish the former and to avoid the latter. Learn how operational problems can be minimized and oftentimes eliminated entirely. Presented by Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor," who will discuss the importance of preventive maintenance and cover the what, why, and when questions. Gary's other seminars at the "Southern Homecoming" Family Reunion will include "Spare Parts & Key Questions" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; "Optimizing Your RV Battery System" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; and "Photovoltaics And Recreational Vehicles" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Gary also will serve on the panel during the "Ask The Experts Roundtable" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and he will moderate "Generator Maintenance Roundtable" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
TRAVEL BY RV THROUGH CENTRAL EUROPE, SEMINAR 12

Dieter and Gabriele Weigelt, owners of European Motorhome Tours, C9813, have more than 30 years experience RVing in Europe. They will give you information about European RVs, rentals, campgrounds, and many more details. They also will show pictures of a fascinating RV tour to Central Europe's most enchanting cities such as Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Strasburg, and other beautiful places.


1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
MICROWAVE-CONVECTION COOKING-ON-THE-GO, SEMINAR 3

Discover how easy it is to use and understand your microwave-convection oven with simple-to-make ideas for on-the-go cooking. Janet Sadlack of Microwave Connection, C9626, is a frequent presenter at motorhome rallies. She will share favorite recipes and experiences from the past as well as include many helpful tips while explaining the convection, combination, and preset features of the oven. Ms. Sadlack is author of the cookbooks Easy Microwave-Convection Cooking and Microwave-Convection Cooking On-the-Go. For other cooking ideas, come to Janet's "Microwave-Convection Cooking - Beginner ABC's For Sharp Oven Owners" seminar on Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in Seminar 3, and her "Microwave-Convection Cooking For One Or Two" seminar on Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in Seminar 3.


1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
SOCK MONKEY, SEMINAR 6

The traditional red heel sock monkey has been a favorite toy for many years. Now you can make one for a favorite child or yourself. The machine work is done, so simple stuffing and hand stitches will complete the toy. Felt eyes make it a safe toy for any age. If you need a thimble for hand sewing, bring one with you to the seminar. Otherwise, all tools and supplies are provided. Sherry Hanson, F243196 will present this seminar. The cost is $15. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
"SOUTHERN HOMECOMING" SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT, SEMINAR 7

We will be creating a two page, 12-inch-by-12-inch scrapbook layout to match the "Southern Homecoming" Family Reunion theme. After completing this class, you will have scrapbook pages ready for all those fun pictures from the Family Reunion. (Themed embellishments will be optional, so pages can be used for other events.) This is a great class for those just getting started in this great hobby or veteran "scrappers" who just love to do pages! Marcie Ronken, F351667, will present this seminar. All supplies are included in the class fee of $8 and class size is limited to 20. Door prizes will be awarded at this class too! Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m.


1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
PAINT ALONG WITH JOSEPHINE, SEMINAR 5

Please see description in Monday's 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. time slot.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
BASICS OF REFRIGERATION, SEMINAR 2

The importance of the RV refrigerator cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, it is often the most misunderstood appliance in a motorhome. Gary Atwood of Dometic, C306, will present a seminar on the operation and maintenance of the RV refrigerator. After the presentation, questions will be encouraged.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
RVING TO ALASKA – HOW TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN! SEMINAR 4

RVing to Alaska is different than any other trip. Ron Jones of RV Stuff, C10110, provides "how to" information about planning and actually making this trip. Unless you have taken an RV up there, this information will be new and different. We will focus on "how" to make this trip to Alaska by RV with just a smidgen of travel guide tossed in. Learn about the differences, traditions, laws, and uniqueness in RVing in the "lower 48" and northern Canada/Alaska including over frost heaves, road conditions, routes, emergency road service where to go, visitor centers, pets, wildfires, border crossings, packing extra stuff, about campgrounds, loonies and townies, boon docking sites, wildlife, credit cards, historic mile markers, and moose droppings. Ron Jones, www.aboutrving.com, is a full-time RVer and travels extensively. Ron is primary author of the bestselling books, All The Stuff You Need To Know About RVing, 2nd Edition; Fulltiming for New and Used RVers, 2nd Edition; and RVing to Alaska, and has been a columnist for Coast to Coast RV magazine, and a feature writer for Motorhome, Highways, Escapees, and Family Motor Coaching magazines. Ron has been camping on wheels since 1962. He has presented RV seminars nationwide and seminars internationally for industry, education, and the general public. He is both retired military and a retired Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
FUSED-GLASS BEADED WATCH, SEMINAR 8

This class is a real fashion statement without all of the hard work. Attendees will create a beautiful watch and embellish the band using any combination of 12 colors of glass gems, attaching them to either a gold or silver watch. These gems were created before class by heating the small pieces of glass to 1,800 degrees. By the end of the class the attendee will have created a beautiful watch that they can take with them. All materials furnished by presenter Carol Johnson, F298015. The cost is $25. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
ASK THE EXPERTS, SEMINAR 10

One of the great advantages of membership in Family Motor Coach Association is having access to the tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge held by your fellow family and commercial members. In this forum you will have the opportunity to present your questions to a panel of motorhome "experts," as well as share your experience with other attendees. You will receive tips, suggestions, and answers to your motorhome questions, and obtain guidance to additional resources for more complex or special issues. The panel of experts will include Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor"; Walter Cannon, Executive Director of the Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF), C5999; and Steve Roddy, Technical Services Manager of Lazy Days, C1702.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
DETAILING OUTSIDE IN ONE HOUR OR LESS, SEMINAR 11

Learn how to clean the outside of your coach with no ladders in one hour. No ladders needed! Learn what the paint experts say about when to wax. Clean with products out of your kitchen cupboard such as peanut butter, Tang, and spices. Always have a shiny coach with little effort. Tips from professionals will be revealed. Attend whether you are a clean-freak or not. You will learn new ideas for easier cleaning while on the road. Presented by Janet Trannum of Almost Heaven Microfiber, C8707.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
INSURANCE – INSURANCE WHAT AFFECTS YOUR INSURANCE RATES, SEMINAR 12

Cheryl Howarth of Miller Insurance Agency, Inc., C3045 will explain what affects your rates; when to turn in a claim; and why the person next to you has different coverages and rates. What specialty coverages are available with an RV Insurance Specialist? Learn what works for your RV and why. Discover how many choices an RV Insurance Specialty Agency has to offer you. "It takes an RVer to Know RVs."


3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FIRE & LIFE SAFETY IN YOUR RV, SEMINAR 9

Please see description in Monday's 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. time slot.


4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
MILITARY VETERANS CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 3


4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS, SEMINAR 2

Roman Catholic Mass will be hosted by the Roamin' Catholics' SEA chapter. Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Alfred and Rev. John Gallant, F323511. Mass and "Anointing of the Elderly & Sick" will be held on Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m. in Seminar 2; and on Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. in Sheep Barn 1, a "Blessing of the Pets," followed by Mass at 4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
COMPUTER BOOT CAMP, SESSION 1, SEMINAR 12

In this seminar you will learn what you need to know about your laptop and Windows 7 (or Vista). Bring your laptop to this hands-on class and you will get the walk-thru that you missed at the store! Jim & Chris Guld, F349932, of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107, will present this hands-on class in a way that beginners can understand, while also covering material of interest to those who have been using their computers for a while. Your laptop must already have Windows 7 or Vista installed – no XP allowed. Learn what all those ports and buttons are for and how to control what happens when you close the lid. Learn how to explore the contents of your computer and organize your files your way. Please bring your laptop computer as well as the power cord, a USB thumb drive and you'll learn how to back up your important files, an external mouse and pad if you use one, and whatever you use to get online (aircard, cell phone, Wi-Fi adapter, etc.). Class size is limited and you must register and pay at the Geeks-On-Tour table that can be found at the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14. Registrations will be taken until the class is full. Please note: Once the class is full, no further sign-ups will be permitted and walk-ins cannot be admitted due to the individualized nature of the instruction. This seminar will be presented in a pair of two-hour sessions and the fee for all four hours of personalized instruction is $60 per computer. If you are new to computers, you can bring a partner to assist you (one or two people can work with one computer). The fee includes a DVD of "show-me-how" tutorial videos plus a workbook with exercises and notes. The course also includes a one-month membership in the Geeks on Tour online computer boot camp.

The course schedule follows:

Session 1
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Seminar 12 (Fairview Room, Reaves Arena)

Session 2
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Seminar 12 (Fairview Room, Reaves Arena)

5:00 p.m. 
CAT RV CLUB CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 11

7:00 p.m. 
RECOGNITION OF DIGNITARIES, FMCA OFFICERS, AND FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES AT REAVES ARENA


7:00 p.m. 
MAC FRAMPTON PERFORMS AT REAVES ARENA, COURTESY OF HERITAGE MOTOR COACH RESORT & MARINA, C11382, AN FMCA SUPER STAR SPONSOR


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
MORNING DEVOTIONS, SEMINAR 2

Please see description in Tuesday's 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. time slot. Morning Devotions also will be held on Thursday at 7:00 a.m., in Seminar 2.


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
EARLY MORNING WORKOUT FOR ALL, SEMINAR 11

Please see description in Tuesday's 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. time slot. This seminar will be repeated on Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Seminar 11.


7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS IN THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1, COMPLIMENTS OF ROADMASTER, INC., C2952, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR, AND FMCA

See program map for location.


7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA INFORMATION CENTER OPEN IN THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING

Check the "Grounds Services" section of program for description and "Map Section" of program for location. The Information Center will be open 24 hours a day for emergencies.


7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COACH OF THE DAY

Please see description in Tuesday's 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. time slot. There also will be a Coach Of The Day on Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
FRUSTRATED MAESTROS PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
EVERY RVER NEEDS A BLOG, SEMINAR 3

Using the free blogger Web site provided by Google.com, learn how you can set up your very own travelogue on the Web. Write your stories and post your photos where all your family and friends can see. It's easier than you think. Check out www.GeeksOnTour.com and click on Blog to see what we're talking about. This seminar will be presented by Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
BASIC TRAINING FOR RVERS, SEMINAR 4

Please see description in Monday's 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. time slot.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
SPARTAN CHASSIS MAINTENANCE, SEMINAR 9

This seminar is presented by the Customer Service Department of Spartan Motors, C3322. Various braking, suspension, and driveline systems will be covered, including proper maintenance and service of these systems. Ample time will be allowed for general and specific questions.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
GENERATOR MAINTENANCE ROUNDTABLE, SEMINAR 10

Generators are often forgotten until you need their power. How do they work? What should you do to make sure your generator is available when needed? How many watts do you need? What can you do if your generator does not start? The goal of this seminar is to answer these and other questions, providing FMCA members with the information necessary to guarantee peace of mind when using a generator. Moderated by Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor." Time will be allowed for questions and answers.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, SEMINAR 11

This seminar will provide essential information for women – and men, too – regarding the importance of resistance training in an exercise program to help build strength, increase energy, and improve overall health. Attendees will discover why strength training should be a part of any fitness program and how to incorporate the exercises into their own routine. No, you won't get bulky doing these exercises, but you will keep your body strong and healthy. Presented by Wayne & Dahelia Hunt, F235156. Make sure to join the Hunts during the "Early Morning Workouts," held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Seminar 11, where the essential need to do strengthening exercises will be demonstrated. Everyone is welcome!


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
PIPE DREAMERS CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 12


8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RV DRIVING SAFETY PROGRAM, SESSION 2, SEMINAR 2

Please see description in Tuesday's 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. time slot.


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA SERVICE CENTER OPEN IN THE CONCOURSE OF THE LIVESTOCK & EQUINE ARENA


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MOTORHOME, SUPPLIER, COMPONENT, AND OUTDOOR SUPPLIER EXHIBITS OPEN


9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL AREA GATHERING, SEMINAR 9

Are you INTO it? We are! Come see what INTO is into.

The International Area of FMCA, often referred to as INTO, invites all Family Reunion attendees to our area gathering. We have more than 92 chapters even though we have no geographic boundaries, and we include members from all across North America. One of the chapters may just be the one to enhance your FMCA experience. Come meet Sonny Gillespie, F192819, the National VP, International (INTO) Area, and his wife, Carole, as they greet guests. The many and varied aspects of INTO will be explained, and details of our 11th Annual INTO Rally will be presented. Plan now to "SPRING INTO GOSHEN" by joining us May 11-15, 2011 in Goshen, Indiana. Chapters celebrating significant anniversaries will be recognized. We urge all INTO chapter officers to attend, since there will be information for them to bring back to their chapters.

The INTO gathering is scheduled earlier than those of the other areas to accommodate INTO members who may wish to attend some other area gathering(s) as well. See you there!


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
GREATEST RV RALLIES IN THE WORLD! (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

The Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Calgary Stampede, Pasadena Rose Parade, Kentucky Derby, and New York City. Come find out why these rally locations are the most sought-after destinations for RVers. Nel Filliger, founder of Fantasy RV Tours, C5644, will present a big-screen travelogue show about these outstanding world-renowned rallies. A lucky FMCA seminar attendee will win a lifetime camping membership for Western Horizon Resorts valued at $6,995! The drawing will take place at the end of seminar (must be present to win).


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WORKHORSE CHASSIS MAINTENANCE, SEMINAR 4

Here is your chance to get detailed information on W Series and P Series Workhorse chassis. The seminar will cover chassis basics, including product overview; carrying and towing capacities; weight distribution; front/rear suspensions, including alignment; and tire/air bag pressures. A representative from Workhorse Custom Chassis, C8291, will present this seminar. If time permits, there will be an open discussion on common concerns.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
OPTIMIZING YOUR RV BATTERY SYSTEM, SEMINAR 10

In this seminar Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor," will discuss how to determine the capacity of your battery system and its minimum requirements; how to monitor current use; optimum charging techniques; and maintenance procedures. Gary has written and produced a comprehensive series of presentations detailing how-to tips and maintenance advice for RV owners and he has developed professional RV technician training curriculum along with a series of training videos for the RV industry. He has been serving the RV industry since 1968 and he is a frequent contributor to Family Motor Coaching magazine and www.FMCA.com. Gary's other seminars at the "Southern Homecoming" Family Reunion will include "Spare Parts & Key Questions" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; "Ten Maintenance Tips Every RVer Should Know" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and "Photovoltaics And Recreational Vehicles" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Gary also will serve on the panel during the "Ask The Experts Roundtable" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and he will moderate "Generator Maintenance Roundtable" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RV TRAVEL TO CANADA 2011, SEMINAR 11

As Canadian full-timers and snowbirds now in our 26th year of "Life on the Move," John and I have crossed the border more than 90 times. The "RV TRAVEL TO CANADA 2011" seminar is a PowerPoint presentation highlighting current rules and regulations visitors should be aware of before crossing the border. Peggi McDonald, F71504, also addresses the ins and outs of passports and/or alternate identification. Additional topics deal with questions of customs agents as well as what RVers can carry in their homes-on-wheels from one country to the other. Facts about food allowed, alcohol/tobacco limits, gas/fuel, plants, animals, guns, road conditions, traffic, campgrounds, plus several personal experiences and much more are also relayed. Being informed means seminar attendees will not face surprises during their crossings into Canada – or on their return to the USA. This seminar mainly addresses concerns traveling from the lower 48 to Canada. The wonders of each province and how to discover places to visit is also featured. Highlights of what sites to see adds another dimension. If a trip to the friendly country north of the USA border is in your future, the "RV Travel To Canada 2011" seminar is a must-attend presentation. Presented by Peggi McDonald, F71504, of RV Lifestyle Consultants.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
MICROWAVE-CONVECTION COOKING FOR ONE OR TWO, SEMINAR 3

Looking for easy mealtime solutions for two? Janet Sadlack will share her expertise about microwave and microwave-convection ovens as she shows time-saving ideas for on-the-road cooking just for two. Small-sized recipes, cooking once for several meals, and recipes with a healthy twist will be included. Receive microwave and microwave-convection recipes in the handout. Ms. Sadlack is author of the cookbooks Easy Microwave-Convection Cooking and Microwave-Convection Cooking On-the-Go. For other cooking ideas, come to Janet's "Microwave-Convection Cooking - Beginner ABC's For Sharp Oven Owners" seminar on Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in Seminar 3, and her "Microwave-Convection Cooking-On-The-Go" seminar on Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in Seminar 3.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
MOBILE FLAGPOLE, SEMINAR 6

This is a great way to display Old Glory, your family crest, or a chapter flag. PVC pipe and various hardware complete the project. All tools and supplies are furnished, just bring yourself. Sherry Hanson, F243196 will present this seminar. The cost is $15. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
THINK SPRING NECKLACE AND EARRINGS, SEMINAR 7

In this seminar you will make a necklace and earrings from Chez glass flowers and leaves, add seed beads and Swarovski crystals, and attach a silver clasp to complete this set. This seminar is presented by Katie Taddeo, F326891, from Katie's Jewelry Design. Katie also will talk about Swarovski crystals while you are beading. The cost is $20. Please bring reading glasses, if needed. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
SPREAD YOUR WINGS WORKSHOP, SEMINAR 8

In this class, you will learn how you can expand your scrapbook layouts to include more pictures than ever before! Using a unique new product, you will be adding a whole new dimension to your scrapbooks. You will have an abundance of embellishments to make your project as original and unique as you like. All supplies are included in the class fee of $18, with plenty of leftovers to continue creating on your own. Class size limited to 20. Door prizes to be won! Marcie Ronken, F351667, will present this seminar. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m.


9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
PAINT ALONG WITH JOSEPHINE, SEMINAR 5

Please see description in Monday's 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. time slot.


11:00 a.m.
WILLIE & COMPANY PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1, COURTESY OF FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS, C1905, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
RVING ATLANTIC CANADA (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

Participants will gain the practical information they need when planning and taking a trip to Atlantic Canada by RV, whether they intend to go solo, with a few friends, or with an organized, escorted RV tour. During the presentation important information will be shared by experienced presenters about preparation tasks such as how many miles a trip will cover; how much time to allow; how to handle mail and e-mail; and what planning resources are available. Participants will be provided background on all the Atlantic provinces with special emphasis on the unique character of Newfoundland and Labrador. Various routes and road conditions will be discussed, including the availability of fuel, RV parks, and major towns offering shopping and services. Finally, the presenters will highlight some of the "must-see" aspects of this adventure and share their own experiences and photos. Information will be shared by experienced presenters from Adventure Caravans, C6954.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF CAMPGROUND MEMBERSHIPS – SAVE MONEY, TIME, AND CONFUSION, SEMINAR 2

Dan Monaghan of Monaghan Enterprises, C10143, will show you the ins and outs of Coast to Coast, RPI, Thousand Trails, and more. Dan has been in the campground membership business since 1988 and he will provide an overview of campground memberships available today.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO RV SATELLITE AND WHAT IS AVAILABLE, SEMINAR 4

This roundtable discussion will cover today's satellite systems and related hardware and software. Panel members will include representatives from satellite companies exhibiting at the Family Reunion. Royal Lamb of MotoSAT, C5004, will moderate this seminar. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
MOTORHOMING IN AUSTRALIA, SEMINAR 9

Motorhoming in Australia, like in the USA, is a great lifestyle and opportunity to get out and see the great country that is on offer. There are a few subtle differences, though, that you may need to be aware of when planning a trip to the "Land of Oz" or "Downunder," as it is affectionately known.

This seminar will show you that Australia is similar in size to the USA, but with a population of only 6 percent of the USA, driving conditions will be different. Although we do speak English, in Australia there is also a whole new language to learn when it comes to motorhoming and we will provide information about some of those terms.

Did you know we drive on the left side of the road not the right; We drive north in winter and not south and we have crocodiles in our north and not alligators? We freecamp instead of boondock, and we have 240-volt electricity not 110-volt. Come to hear this seminar about motorhoming in Australia and learn to say "G'day." This seminar will be presented by Gail Bennett, Nomad Notes, C11812.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
PHOTOVOLTAICS AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, SEMINAR 10

In this seminar Gary Bunzer, the "RV Doctor," will discuss how solar energy systems work; equipment requirements; and maintenance. Gary has written and produced a comprehensive series of presentations detailing how-to tips and maintenance advice for RV owners and he has developed professional RV technician training curriculum along with a series of training videos for the RV industry. He has been serving the RV industry since 1968 and he is a frequent contributor to Family Motor Coaching magazine and www.FMCA.com. Gary's other seminars at the "Southern Homecoming" Family Reunion will include "Spare Parts & Key Questions" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; "Ten Maintenance Tips Every RVer Should Know" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and "Optimizing Your RV Battery System" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Gary also will serve on the panel during the "Ask The Experts Roundtable" on Tuesday in Seminar 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and he will moderate "Generator Maintenance Roundtable" on Wednesday in Seminar 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES, SEMINAR 11

Please see description in Monday's 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. time slot.


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FRUSTRATED MAESTROS PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


1:00 p.m. 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN LOT NN-1, COURTESY OF MILLER INSURANCE AGENCY, C3045, AN FMCA TWO STAR SPONSOR, AND FMCA

A special thanks goes to the Full Timers chapter for making this event an ongoing success. In case of inclement weather, the Ice Cream Social will be held in the Lobby of the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIALIZED RV INSURANCE AND THE COST OF NOT HAVING IT (A PRODUCT SPECIFIC SEMINAR), SEMINAR 1

In this seminar learn the difference between Specialized RV Insurance and regular auto insurance. Discover some myths about auto and RV insurance. The interactive discussion will then focus on the types of benefits and features you need to protect your RV and lifestyle. Finally, we will discuss the top five insurance claims and ways you can prevent them from happening to you. Presented by David McDonald, RV Senior Product Manager, GMAC Insurance, C10328.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
RVING IN ALASKA, SEMINAR 2

Enjoy this big-screen travelogue featuring RVing America's Last Great Frontier. The Kenai Peninsula, Denali National Park, and Mount McKinley are sites to behold – a wildlife lover's dream with roaming bears, moose, wolves, and sheep. Salmon and halibut fishing, panning for gold, and colorful native culture waits for you at the heart of Alaska. Come see Mother Nature at her best! Presented by Nel Filliger, founder of Fantasy RV Tours, C5644. A lucky FMCA member attending this seminar will win a $500 travel certificate (must be present to win).


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
RV DESTINATIONS IDEA EXCHANGE, SEMINAR 3

Join in this lively presentation as attendees share their favorite RV destinations and overnight spots. Bring your best suggestions along with a road atlas so you can mark new and exciting destinations to visit. Moderated by Bill Marti, F204932, and assisted by Jim & Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107, who will provide location searches using Google Earth.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
SATELLITE TV TECHNICAL TALK, SEMINAR 4

This seminar, designed for owners of satellite systems, will include discussions on how to maximize the use of your systems. The panel will be composed of representatives from companies exhibiting at the Family Reunion and moderated by Royal Lamb of MotoSAT, C5004. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
WILLIE & CO. FAN CLUB CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 5


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
PAPERCRAFT TECHNIQUES, SEMINAR 7

Learn lots of fun techniques to apply to your papercrafting projects! These can be used for scrapbooking, card-making, or altered projects. Included in the class fee of $10 will be tools you can take home with you so you can continue to create on your own. All supplies included and class size is limited to 20. There will be a drawing for door prizes. Marcie Ronken, F351667, will present this seminar. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
KILN-FUSED GLASS JEWELRY, SEMINAR 8

Please see description in Monday's 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. time slot.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
TIRE SAFETY & TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS, SEMINAR 9

Do you know what most experts consider to be the most important safety system on your RV? Your tires! Daryl Lawrence, F322262, of Lawrence RV Accessories, Inc., C10135, will explain how you can monitor the tires on your motorhome and towed vehicle continually. Learn some interesting facts about tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), and how an effective system can provide safety, extended tire wear, and reduced fuel and maintenance costs. Discussion items will include various features of each system, including high and low pressure alerts, temperature alerts, system specifications, and installation. A brief overview of the federal TREAD act also will be presented. Time will be allotted for questions and answers to help you determine which system may be right for you.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUYING A USED COACH, SEMINAR 10

Thinking about buying a used motorhome or bus conversion? Inspirational speaker, author, and entrepeneur Stephen Shives, F418816, of S & S Enterprises, C12177, has bought, sold, driven, and made roadside repairs to dozens of used motorhomes during the past 20 years. In this informative seminar, Stephen shares the lessons he's learned, and the five most important things you need to look for before parting with your hard-earned cash. Stop by the S & S Enterprises exhibit booth for a full brochure.


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
DIGITAL DIESEL INSTRUMENTATION AND DIAGNOSTICS WITH SILVERLEAF, SEMINAR 11

Do you have a SilverLeaf engine monitor in your diesel coach? Are you interested in learning how to use it to get better fuel economy, avoid engine problems, and even scale the mountains faster? Dale Kemper of SilverLeaf Electronics, C7764, will discuss the most important gauges and features of this product, and how to use the information it provides while you drive. Driving strategies that maximize your fuel economy, as well as hill-climbing and heat-management techniques will be discussed.


2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
"HORSE RACING" AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
FMCA AREA GATHERINGS

International Area
Seminar 9, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., with Sonny Gillespie

The International Area Gathering will be held on Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., in Seminar 9. Please see description in that time slot.

Midwest Area
Seminar 1, with Al Talbott

The Midwest Area consists of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada. If you are from these areas, please plan to attend the Midwest Area Gathering. Meet Al Talbott, F22312, National VP, Midwest Area; his wife, Dory; and other Midwest Area Cooperative (MAC) officers. The get-together will be short and there will be lots of information about what's new in the Midwest. If you're interested in joining a chapter or meeting other RVing people such as yourself, plan to attend and enjoy the fun. Chapter officers and members may wish to bring information regarding their chapter as an aid to prospective new members.

South Central Area
Seminar 2, with Fred Kennedy

Throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, you'll find some of the nicest FMCA members in the country. Representatives of the South Central Area's 50 chapters and the Six-State Rally Association are interested in telling you about the many activities that take place in this part of the country. Many of them will be at the South Central Area Gathering along with Fred Kennedy, F44281, National VP, South Central Area, and his wife, Lou. They'll introduce you to some "good country" fun through their area chapters and the annual Six-State Rally, "Heartland Motorhome Festival Rally," scheduled for September 28 through October 2, 2011, in Hutchinson, Kansas. Take a few minutes to meet some new friends and learn about the South Central Area chapters that interest you. See you there!

Eastern Area
Seminar 3, with Otho Tew

All are welcome at the Eastern Area Gathering with Otho Tew, F152425, National VP, Eastern Area, and his wife, Alice. We invite you to come and relax with friends. We will answer any questions you may have about the Area and FMCA. There are 51 chapters in this area, which encompasses Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. From the Natchez Trace to the Outer Banks, the Amish Country to the haunts of J. E. B. Stuart, there is a chapter waiting for you!

Northeast Area
Seminar 4, with Paul DuBois

The Northeast Area is comprised of six New England states, New York and New Jersey, the five Canadian Maritime provinces, and the province of Quebec. The area currently includes 42 chapters covering a wide range of interests.

National VP, Northeast Area, Paul DuBois, F296221, invites everyone to attend the Northeast Area Gathering and learn more about our area. Paul will be sharing information about the newly-formed Northeast Area Veterans' Outreach Service, including his experiences in helping to transport Sgt. Eddie Ryan to Washington, D.C., in October 2010, for the Marine Corps Marathon, and in assisting other disabled veterans.

In addition, Paul will discuss plans for NEAR 2011, our Northeast Area Rally, to be held July 21 - 24 at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction, Vermont. The rally theme will be "FMCA Family Summerfest." It will include four nights of entertainment, coffee and doughnuts, several performances by the Frustrated Maestros/Yankee Doodle Dandies, a buffet dinner cruise on Lake Champlain, youth activities, a motorhome rodeo, a K9 demonstration, crafts, an ice cream social, a chapter fair, display coaches, vendors, technical and lifestyle seminars, door prizes, a CPR/AED class, a fire and life safety program, and more. Indoor commercial vendors, seminars, the ice cream social, the chapter fair, coffee and doughnuts, and daytime and evening entertainment will be held in air conditioned buildings, so weather will not be a factor. Come join us for a great time!

Great Lakes Area
Seminar 9, with Jon Walker

The Great Lakes Area encompasses the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and the province of Ontario, Canada. Our area also touches the Great Lakes shores of Michigan, Superior, and Erie. There are many unique places to visit, including the Amish sites in Indiana and Ohio, and the beautiful countrysides and crystal-clear lakes of Michigan and Ontario. The Great Lakes Area Spring Spree (G.L.A.S.S.) at Berrien Springs, Michigan, held during Memorial Day weekend each year, is one of the best FMCA rallies. At this area rally, you can meet people from each of the 23 diverse chapters. G.L.A.S.S. is sponsored by the Great Lakes Area MotorCoach Association, Inc. (GLAMA). Joining a Great Lakes chapter is the best way to enjoy scenic trips around our area and to meet new friends because really enjoyable experiences occur when people with common interests attend rallies. If you spend much of your time in the Great Lakes Area, please stop by our area gathering and meet Jon Walker, F268778, National VP, Great Lakes Area, and his wife, Sondra, along with fellow Great Lakers, and learn more about our area and its chapters.

Southeast Area
Seminar 10, with Tom Eller

Tom Eller, F189521, National VP, Southeast Area, and his wife Lorna, invite you to attend the Southeast Area gathering. This will give you a chance to meet Tom and Lorna and share information about up coming Southeast Area events. A Friendship Rally will be held June 1-4, 2011, near Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, and planned activities will be discussed. Anyone attending this Family Reunion, and those interested in the Southeast Area (Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida) are invited to attend.

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS "ANOINTING OF THE ELDERLY & SICK," SEMINAR 2

Roman Catholic Mass will be hosted by the Roamin' Catholics' SEA chapter. Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Alfred and Rev. John Gallant, F323511. On Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. in Sheep Barn 1, will be a "Blessing of the Pets" followed by Mass at 4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
TRAIL BUDDIES THOUSAND TRAILS EAST CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 1


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
ELK INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 3


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FRIENDS OF ANGEL BUS CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 9


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FMCA CHAPTER: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY® CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 11


4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
COMPUTER BOOT CAMP, SESSION 2, SEMINAR 12

This is the second of a two-session seminar presented by Jim and Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107. Sign-up and fee for all three sessions is required. Please see description in Tuesday's 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. time slot.


5:30 p.m. 
FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS OWNERS CLUB CHAPTER MEETING AND SOCIAL, SEMINAR 10


7:00 p.m. 
RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS AT REAVES ARENA


7:00 p.m. 
LORRIE MORGAN PERFORMS AT REAVES ARENA, COURTESY OF HERITAGE MOTOR COACH RESORT & MARINA, C11382, AN FMCA SUPER STAR SPONSOR


THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
MORNING DEVOTIONS, SEMINAR 2

Please see description in Tuesday's 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. time slot.


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
EARLY MORNING WORKOUT FOR ALL, SEMINAR 11

Please see description in Tuesday's 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. time slot.


7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS IN THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1, COMPLIMENTS OF ROADMASTER, INC., C2952, AN FMCA FIVE STAR SPONSOR, AND FMCA

See program map for location.


7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COACH OF THE DAY

Please see description in Tuesday's 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. time slot.

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA INFORMATION CENTER OPEN IN THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING

Check the "Grounds Services" section of program for description and "Map Section" of program for location. The Information Center will be open 24 hours a day for emergencies.


7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
FRUSTRATED MAESTROS PERFORM AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Frustrated Maestros will perform a special "Patriotic Salute."


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
ON-ROAD QUILTERS, SEMINAR 2

Calling all quilters! Let's get together and share our passion for quilting. Bring your projects -- finished or unfinished -- for "Show and Tell." Come and see the children's quilts made and donated by On-Road Quilters to be left behind in the local area. The quilts will be donated to the children's hospital, the area police and fire departments, and the shelters for battered women as part of Crossroads Quilt Guild's ongoing project. There is no pre-registration for this seminar. Anyone who is interested in quilting is invited to this seminar. Presented by Arlene Kaminski, F34411.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
GOOGLE EARTH, SEMINAR 3

Google Earth is probably the coolest program ever conceived! Watch a spinning globe of our planet and zoom in to detailed satellite imagery of any location. Find nearby stores and restaurants, get directions, and attach your photos to the locations where they were taken. Virtual travel at its best. A free downloadable program from Google. This seminar will be presented by Jim and Chris Guld of GeeksOnTour.com, C11107.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
DRIVING WITH THE ALLISON WORLD TRANSMISSION, SEMINAR 10

Understanding the Allison transmission's operation and programming will allow motorhome drivers whose coaches are equipped with this computer-controlled transmission to enjoy many new features not found on other transmissions. Sharon Freeman, Area Sales Manager, Eastern Region of Allison Transmission, C4454, will conduct a presentation on the operation, programming, and "tricks" of the Allison transmission.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
JOINT HEALTH AND LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS, SEMINAR 11

Dahelia and Wayne Hunt, F235156, will discuss two approaches to learn how to effectively cope and live with arthritis. Apply and practice exercises specific to joint health by attending the "Early Morning Workout For All" on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Seminar 11.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
GEOCACHING 101 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING, SEMINAR 12

A short course on getting started in the popular, RV-friendly sport of high-tech "treasure hunting." Geocaching involves using your handheld GPS receiver to search for hidden "caches" of goodies, the coordinates and descriptions of which have been posted on the Internet. Wilt & Barbara Greenwood, F200764, with the help of other members of the Eastern Area Geoc0achers chapter, will define geocaching and cover a little of its history. They will show you how to access the Web site; manually enter information on individual geocaches into your GPS; and discuss some tips and tricks for effective searching. Bring your GPS to the class -- we've hidden a few sample caches on the grounds for you to find, either with help right after the class or at your leisure.


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MOTORHOME, SUPPLIER, COMPONENT, AND OUTDOOR SUPPLIER EXHIBITS OPEN


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMCA SERVICE CENTER OPEN IN THE CONCOURSE OF THE LIVESTOCK & EQUINE ARENA


9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
BEAN BAG BASEBALL AT THE JAYCO GAME ZONE AREA AT SHEEP BARN 1


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
GEEKS-ON-TOUR: OUR INTERNET LOVE STORY, SEMINAR 3

Learn how Jim and Chris Guld, aka GeeksOnTour.com, fell in love and followed their dream – all made possible by the Internet. Jim and Chris Guld have been living and working full-time in their motorhome since 2003. They were 50 years old when they sold their home and cut all their ties in order to follow their dream of living on the road. No retirement, no income, they were convinced they could make a living on the road as long as they had the Internet. Their passion for helping fellow travelers get the most out of their computers has turned into an income-producing Web site, "Computer Education for Travelers" (www.GeeksOnTour.com). In this seminar you'll hear their story plus learn how they stay connected to the Internet as they travel the country.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
KILN-FUSED GLASS JEWELRY, SEMINAR 8

Please see description in Monday's 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. time slot.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
BY thE-BAY – INCOME ON THE GO, SEMINAR 10

Pay off debt . . . generate extra income . . . even start your own business . . . right from your RV! Learn the ins and outs of making online profits from a successful eBay Powerseller. An inspirational speaker, author, and entrepreneur Stephen Shives, F418816, of S & S Enterprises, C12177, has been in business for himself since high school, and has been referred to as a "Jack of all trades" since his teenage years. In this informative seminar, Stephen shares: how he got started selling on eBay; his formula for becoming debt-free; how to "carry your business with you," and more! Stop by the S & S Enterprises exhibit booth for a full brochure.


9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER MAP PROGRAMS FOR YOUR PC, SEMINAR 12

Never fold a map again, never get lost, and figure out the way around the next traffic jam that you encounter. All of these can come true if you carry a computer in your coach. There are software programs that make paper maps a thing of the past. Not only will you have a map of every road in the United States at your fingertips with a global positioning system, you will know exactly where you are on the map. Come hear what these products have to offer. If you can click a mouse, you can make these programs work for you. Presented by Chuck Borcher, F164191.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
THE STRESS CROSS, SEMINAR 7

In this seminar you will be distressing a wooden cross (two different sizes of crosses are available); white wash and silver wash are added for the stressed look. Silver Tibetan charms are attached to create this unique up-to-date effect. This is a good seminar for a man or a woman. This seminar is presented by Katie Taddeo, F326891, from Katie's Jewelry Design. The cost is $20. Please bring reading glasses, if needed. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
FIRE & LIFE SAFETY IN YOUR RV, SEMINAR 9

Please see description in Monday's 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. time slot.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
FUSED-GLASS BEADED BRACELET, SEMINAR 8

This class is a real fashion statement without all of the hard work. Attendees will create a beautiful bracelet using any combination of 12 colors of glass gems, attaching them to either a gold or silver bracelet base. These gems were created before class by heating the small pieces of glass to 1,800 degrees. By the end of the class, the attendee will have created a dazzling bracelet that they can take with them. All materials are furnished by presenter Carol Johnson, F298015. The cost is $20. Sign up at the craft table in the Information Center located in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m. Space is limited.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
FULL-TIMING, SEMINAR 10

This full-timing seminar will be presented for anyone interested in making RV living a year-round lifestyle. You will have no home to worry about, because it is with you at all times. You meet new friends everywhere. Some of the topics that will be covered by the panel members are getting started in full-timing, working on the road, keeping in touch with others, and much more. They will address the positive and negative aspects of full-timing. Time will be allotted for questions from the floor. Please remember, the panelists are not experts on any of the subjects that are addressed; they will, however, try to answer your questions based on their own experiences. The seminar will consist of a panel from the Full Timers chapter of FMCA and will be moderated by their chapter president, Jack Friedlander, F323377. The Full Timers chapter of FMCA is happy to welcome new members and you will have an opportunity to join this chapter at the seminar.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
SPARTAN CHASSIS INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING, SEMINAR 12


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LADIES SOCIAL, SPONSORED BY KILEY MOLD, C7252, AN FMCA ONE STAR SPONSOR, SEMINAR 10

Join in the fun and wear your red, pink, purple or no hat; all are invited to attend. Iced tea and Key lime pie will be served. A $1 donation will be collected at the sign-up table in the Information Center in the Multipurpose Building beginning on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 a.m.


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
BITS & BYTES CHAPTER MEETING, SEMINAR 3


4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS "BLESSING OF THE PETS," SHEEP BARN 1

A "Blessing of the Pets" will be held, followed by Mass at 4:30 p.m. Mass will be hosted by the Rev. Alfred and Rev. John Gallant, F323511.


7:00 p.m. 
JEANNE ROBERTSON PERFORMS AT REAVES ARENA, COURTESY OF HERITAGE MOTOR COACH RESORT & MARINA, C11382, AN FMCA SUPER STAR SPONSOR


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We hope you've enjoyed FMCA's 85th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase. Drive safely until we see you again at the next FMCA Family Reunion, August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2011, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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