FMCA members like to get together and have fun. Rallies and conventions held throughout the United States and Canada are occasions to do just that. Making new friends and reminiscing with old ones are standard pastimes at all of these events. So, what's the difference between chapter rallies, area rallies and international conventions/family reunions?
FMCA chapters — approximately 500 of them — hold chapter rallies throughout the year. They can be casual campground get-togethers or fully planned events with games, catered meals, entertainment and visits to local attractions. Many are held on weekends and at locations not far from the chapter members’ home bases, thus giving them the chance to use their motorhomes more often and without traveling great distances. Chapter rally activities vary, and often center on a theme. But all activities promote fun and fellowship among attendees.
Each of FMCA’s 10 areas holds an area rally annually, where members gather to socialize, view exhibits, attend seminars and enjoy quality entertainment. Area rallies are organized by FMCA areas and area associations.
Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcases
Formerly called international conventions, FMCA's Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcases are organized by the FMCA national office. They are much larger in size and scope than area rallies and chapter rallies. Attendees enjoy a motorhome exhibition — major motorhome manufacturers and dealers display approximately 1,000 motor coaches — and hundreds of booths offer RV components and accessories. Informative seminars, social activities and professional entertainment also are part of the conventions.
At FMCA rallies and family reunions, the friendship and camaraderie are perhaps the biggest and most important displays of all.