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Motorhome Owners Group to Gather in Redmond, Oregon

NEWS RELEASE
June 20, 2014

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is finalizing plans and registering families and exhibitors for the group’s Aug. 13 to 16, 2014, Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase in Redmond, Oregon.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — FMCA’s 90th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will take place at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Approximately 2,000 motorhomes and some 6,000 people are expected to come together for this fun-filled event, which has been dubbed “High Desert Sunrise” in honor of the host area.

The association hosts Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase events twice a year in varying locations with the purpose of celebrating the motorhome lifestyle. The group is making its fifth visit to Redmond, having met in the city in 2001, 2004, 2007,  and 2010 also.

New motorhomes on display

Activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of a multitude of RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various services related to RVs.

For those considering the purchase of a motorhome, the event provides an opportunity to view an assortment of makes and models all in one location. A variety of 2014 models, in many different sizes and price ranges, will be on display, and some manufacturers will have 2015 models ready as well.

RV seminars and more

In addition to the motorhome show, highlights include RV seminars on a variety of topics related to motorhomes and RV travel, tours involving local sites and scenes, evening entertainment, and numerous social activities.

Open to the public

While the convention is organized for Family Motor Coach Association members, the organization also invites members of the public to attend and provides various admission options.

For those who want to view only the motorhome exhibition, admission costs $7 per day; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult, as are those with an active military ID.

Those who would prefer to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a Daily Passport, which is available for $65 per person ($55 for FMCA members).

All RV owners welcome

RV owners are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their RV and stay with the rest of the group at the Expo Center. The price for non-FMCA members is $215 prior to June 23, 2014, and $245 after that date; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching subscription to the RV owner.

The FMCA member price is $165 for early-bird registrations and $195 after June 23. Register for Redmond.

The association welcomes all motorhome owners as members. Dues are $50 for the first year, and $40 per year thereafter. Those who do not yet own a motorhome but are interested in learning more may sign up for a subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine for $30 per year.

About Family Motor Coach Association

Family Motor Coach Association is owned by its membership, governed by elected officers, and has a paid staff of employees at its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. FMCA was founded in 1963 by a contingent of "house car" owners who decided to term their then-unusual vehicles "motor coaches." Today the association has nearly 80,000 member families.

FMCA's purpose is to organize social activities, exchange valuable motorhome information, and supply benefits to enhance the motorhome lifestyle.

One of the primary benefits of FMCA membership is a subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine, the official publication of FMCA. The monthly magazine publishes association news; travel articles of particular interest to motorhome owners; technical articles concerning motorhome mechanics, maintenance, and the latest RV products and accessories; and display and classified advertising.

Other FMCA member benefits include trip routing; full access to FMCA.com; a tire purchasing program; and group rates on motorhome insurance, a medical evacuation and travel assistance program, and RV caravans and tours.

Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation.

Contact:
Pamela Kay
Director of Communications, Publishing
(800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622

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Motorhome Show Rolls Into Georgia

Hundreds of motorhomes and a variety of accessory merchandise will be assembled in Perry, Georgia, in mid-March in a display of recreation vehicles at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. The motorhome exhibition, which will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2014, is part of a convention of an international motorhome owners club, Family Motor Coach Association, based in Cincinnati.

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Motorhome Owners Association Announces Dates for 2014 and 2015 Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase Events

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has announced dates and locations for the group’s two 2014 Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase events, as well as for the first event of 2015.

FMCA will be making repeat visits to several venues that seem tailor-made for the “cities on wheels” that take shape during these motorhome rallies and shows.

In March 2014, FMCA’s 89th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase will come to life at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry. This will mark FMCA’s eighth visit to this RV-friendly facility.

FMCA held its first event in Perry in March 1996. The fairgrounds has continued to add buildings and to make other improvements over the years that have resulted in the location becoming even more attractive for an FMCA event.

“The combination of a first-rate facility — located just off Interstate 75 and along the path of many snowbirds — and the Southern hospitality we always experience in Perry makes this a not-to-be-missed event for motorhome owners,” noted Charlie Adcock, FMCA national president.

Approximately 2,500 motorhome families and some 6,000 to 8,000 people are expected to gather for the March 17-20, 2014, Reunion. All RV owners and members of the general public are invited to participate. Various admission options are available.

The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon, will play host to FMCA’s 90th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase August 13 to 16, 2014. This is another venue that lends itself well to an FMCA event, and one to which the association is making a repeat visit – its fifth.

The 132-acre Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center was designed using a circular plot, which makes the grounds easy to navigate and puts the activity centers in close proximity. Well-kept buildings, beautifully landscaped activity areas, and spectacular views of seven mountain peaks are other hallmarks of this site.

“The folks at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center are great to work with,” said Jerry Yeatts, FMCA executive director. “And the city of Redmond, as well as the surrounding Central Oregon communities, welcome FMCA with open arms.”

And then in March 2015, FMCA will make a return visit to Fairplex in Pomona, California. Fairplex also provides a nearly ideal setting for an FMCA event, including paved parking for not only the motorhomes that are on display but also for all of the families attending in their homes on wheels.

Set on more than 480 acres, Fairplex is billed as the “largest multi-use playground in Southern California.” The March 26-29, 2015, event — FMCA’s 91st Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase — will mark FMCA’s seventh Reunion at this popular, first-class facility.

Plans are in the works for FMCA’s summer 2015 event as well, and the dates and location for that gathering will be announced in the near future.

Activities abound at these get-togethers. One of the important elements of these Reunions is an exhibition of motorhomes. Major manufacturers and dealers gather to display their vehicles, and motorhome components and accessories also are available for inspection.

In addition, a wealth of informative seminars centering on topics of interest to motorhomers — including motorhome chassis maintenance and microwave-convection oven cooking — are held.

Opportunities for taking part in various social events — among them morning coffee hour and an ice cream social — present themselves to convention attendees. Organized tours of local sites and attractions take place. Evenings are filled with entertainment presented by top-notch performers, as well as other social activities.

To register for the upcoming event in Georgia, or for additional information about FMCA’s Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase events, visit FMCA.com or call (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622.

ABOUT FAMILY MOTOR COACH ASSOCIATION • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; the Michelin Advantage tire program; and group rates on motorhome insurance, roadside assistance, and an emergency medical evacuation plan. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation.

Contact:

Pamela Kay, Director of Communications

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(800) 543-3622, ext. 234
(513) 474-3622, ext. 234

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Fun Contests and Top-Notch Entertainment are Slated for Motorhome Association’s March Reunion

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Pets in costumes, pedal boats racing to the finish line, and motorhome owners competing in a fast-paced passport game will be scenes at Family Motor Coach Association’s 89th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own motorhomes, and each year the group hosts events focused on the motorhome lifestyle.

FMCA's fun-filled “Passport to Perry” event will take place March 17 to 20, 2014, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, located just off Interstate 75 in Perry. This popular, RV-friendly venue will play host to an expansive list of activities for motorhome owners, including RV seminars, entertainment, and exhibits featuring motorhomes and related products.

A fishing tournament on the Agricenter’s small lake will challenge anglers; this also will be the venue for the pedal boat races. Elsewhere on the grounds, a golf cart driving-skills contest will attract participants and onlookers, and the aforementioned passport game will challenge participants to collect stamps for their passports before time runs out.

A best-dressed pets contest will put the spotlight on various critters who take to the open roads with their RVing guardians. A geocaching contest, card bingo, and a bean-bag baseball tournament also are scheduled.

“Purses For A Purpose,” a silent auction, will feature bags filled with RV-related items. All proceeds will be donated to an organization that helps to support area military families.

After days filled with fun games – plus the opportunity to attend seminars and peruse hundreds of motorhomes and booths full of RV-related merchandise — motorhome owners will be able to relax and take in first-class entertainment in the evenings.

On Tuesday, March 18, Jeanne Robertson will fill the audience with laughter as she shares humorous tales of her life experiences, complete with her trademark Southern drawl.

Next up, on Wednesday, March 19, The Texas Tenors — JC Fisher, John Hagen, and Marcus Collins — will perform country, gospel, classical, and Broadway music, adding humor and cowboy charm to their breathtaking vocals.

Sarah Getto will take the stage Thursday, March 20, with her own spin on tunes originally made popular by Anne Murray, Karen Carpenter, The Supremes, The Captain and Tennille, Alison Krauss, and other pop, country, and gospel performers. Sarah also will share some of her original songs.

The Georgia gathering is expected to attract more than 2,500 motorhomes and their owners and is the first of two international Family Reunions and Motorhome Showcase events slated for 2014.

The town of Redmond, Oregon, and the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center will be the setting for the association’s 90th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase August 13 to 16, 2014. And the association also recently announced that it will be traveling to Fairplex in Pomona, California, for its 91st Reunion, March 26 to 29, 2015.

For information about exhibiting at or attending upcoming FMCA Family Reunions, contact FMCA at (800) 543-3622 or visit FMCA.com.

About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; and group rates on motorhome insurance, roadside assistance, and an emergency medical evacuation plan. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation.

Contact:

Pamela Kay, Director of Communications

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(800) 543-3622, ext. 234
(513) 474-3622, ext. 234

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Family Motor Coach Association Teams With The Texas Tenors for PBS Special and Motorhome Convention

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The Texas Tenors will perform at Family Motor Coach Association’s Motorhome Showcase in Perry, Georgia, in March 2014.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), one of the sponsors of a PBS concert featuring the Texas Tenors vocal trio this past spring, has announced that the group will perform at the association’s 89th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Perry, Georgia, March 19, 2014.
 
Millions of viewers met the singers as they competed on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009. To date they remain the highest-ranking vocal group in the show’s history.
 
The Texas Tenors will perform at FMCA's Perry, Ga., 2014 Motorhome Showcase.Each individual brings something different to the group. John Hagen shows his vast classical music experience, having performed in numerous national operas and Broadway shows. JC Fisher, who was raised on a cattle ranch, adds the country and gospel influence. And Marcus Collins infuses the group with raw emotion and a contemporary pop sound.
 
Tunes from the group’s newest CD, “You Should Dream,” scheduled for release later this year, were performed during the taping of the PBS concert on May 13, 2013, at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. The trio was accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony and the New Life Singers university choir.
 
The May 13 show was recorded for a PBS special, “The Texas Tenors: You Should Dream Live,” which will air on PBS stations nationwide as part of the network’s December 2013 and spring 2014 membership campaigns.
 
More than 1 million DVDs of the show, which will include spotlights related to Family Motor Coach Association and other sponsors, will be distributed as part of the PBS membership drive.
 
The Texas Tenors have performed more than 500 concerts in 20 countries since “America’s Got Talent.” They will add to that number when appearing for FMCA attendees March 19, 2014, during the group’s 89th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
 
The Tenors previously performed at the association’s 84th International Convention in Redmond, Oregon, in August 2010.
 
Other eventing entertainment performers slated to appear during the association’s 2014 event in Perry are Southern humorist/speaker Jeanne Robertson, March 18, and singer/songwriter Sarah Getto, March 20.
 
Family Motor Coach Association, founded in 1963, currently is celebrating its 50th year of serving motorhome owners in North America and beyond.
 

About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers a number of benefits for motorhome owners, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; group rates on a medical evacuation program and motorhome insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached toll-free at (800) 543-3622 or on the Web at FMCA.com.

Contact:

Pamela Kay, Director of Communications

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(800) 543-3622, ext. 234
(513) 474-3622, ext. 234

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