What is Family Motor Coach Association? Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the recreational use of 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; group discounts on motorhome insurance and member-only RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. The association also hosts at least one convention each year, which is what will bring the group to Gillette, Wyoming, in June. The event, which will be the group's 88th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, has been dubbed "Celebrate in Gillette," in honor of the host city and the association’s 50th anniversary commemoration.
Convention dates and location: The "Celebrate In Gillette" Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will take place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 19, 20, 21, and 22, at CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities.
Convention activities: Association members will gather to enjoy activities such as a sizable motorhome exhibition. Many of North America’s leading manufacturers and dealers will bring new motorhomes for viewing. A variety of 2013- and some 2014-model motorhomes will be on display. In addition, companies will exhibit RV components, accessories, campground information, home products, and more. Other options will include informative seminars, entertainment, social activities, and an opportunity to visit and explore the local area.
How many people are expected to attend? Approximately 2,500 motorhomes and some 8,000 people are expected to gather at CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities.
Can the public attend? Area residents are welcome to come out to the convention site at CAM-PLEX to view the motorhomes and the RV components and accessories that will be on display. Daily admission for exhibits is $5.00 per person; children 12 and under admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active military ID will be admitted free also. A Daily Passport that provides admittance to the exhibits, seminars, and evening entertainment is available for $65.00 per person ($55.00 for FMCA members). On Wednesday, June 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a special viewing of only the motorhome exhibits will take place. Regular hours for the motorhome displays will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, through Saturday, June 22. Components/accessories display hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 20 through 22.
Again, the cost to view the motorhomes and displays of RV components and accessories is $5.00 per person. Wednesday’s admission ticket is good on Thursday, June 20, as well. Other admission options are available for those who want to take part in more activities. And all owners of self-contained RVs are invited to sign up to stay in their RV at CAM-PLEX. The $245.00 gate registration fee grants the RV owner a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching magazine subscription.
Free public parking will be available at CAM-PLEX. Take Boxelder Road to the entrance at Broken Spur Road and follow the signs to public gate parking.
For more information, contact Pamela Kay or Robbin Gould, Family Motor Coaching Inc., 8291 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244; (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622; www.fmca.com.