NEA President’s Travels

Barbara and Ed Smith were busy in September getting acquainted with the membership in New York. She started spending Labor Day at the Susquenango Rally while Ed was busy in Maine.

From there, they traveled the 500 miles to western New York to spend the next three weeks with three closely related chapters.

  • ·         Their first visit was to the Fingerlakers Chapter where she presented a 45th anniversary certificate. Members from

    Niagara Frontier Travelers and Jim and Pat Sennett joined her helping with the celebration. There was a brown bag auction, camp fires and 2 ice cream socials.

  • ·        They then spent early the following week in the Niagara Falls area, they then visited with the Niagara Frontier Travelers during their rally. They were treated to Gordie Harper’s Bazaar and Boone’s Barbecue.  Instead of the brown bag auction we had a huge campfire and ice cream social every night.
  •       Refusing to go back to New England with Hurricanes Irma and Maria looming, they stayed for the Pen-NY Mixer Rally at the Cambria Firemen’s field. There they ate more ice cream and ate at local restaurants. Once again, she shared information about the FMCA and the area.

    Pen-NY Mixer Campfire


Those who may not know, Ed Smith loves to cook — and is very good.  He supplied and cooked hot dogs, hamburgs and hash browns for breakfast during all the rallies.


      We all enjoyed their company.