Niagara Frontier Travelers Celebrate 40 years

The Niagara Frontier Travelers Chapter celebrated their 40th anniversary during the 3rd weekend in October. Members, past members, and guests from the Northeast Area, including Northeast Area Treasurer Jim and Pat Sennett attended.
President Dan Gregorio presided over the festivities.
The rally at the East Aurora Fireman’s Field near Buffalo, New York was presented with great weather.


FMCA members having fun

Tom Ziobrowski shared the following from folks of the Capitol Chapter of the Eastern Area as they have fun traveling around.

Below is a summary or their chapter
CAPITOL is one of the oldest chapters in the Eastern area; having received their charter in 1969. Their member base is about 125 member coaches. Members live in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Weekend rallies are held in the same states and are usually attended by 20-25 coaches. Special tours and games are scheduled for children and adults enjoy social hours with snacks, sharing meals and a variety of games. Their rally fee, excluding campsite expenses, is kept to a minimum. News and rally information is published in their monthly newsletter, Coach Trails. Dues are $15 per year and new members order and pay an additional amount for their name badges. New members are welcome. Hats, visors, shirts and jackets with the chapter logo are available to the members.

Final NEAR Update from Donna Merlino

Dear Chapter Officers:




I know you haven’t received any updates in a while.  We are in the home stretch of getting everything ready for the Rally to begin on July 9.   You can still register for the rally up until Tuesday, June 30 through home office.  Your packet will be waiting for you in Will Call when you arrive at Essex Junction.   After that date you will need to register on site at Essex Junction.  Let them know when you arrive that you need to register and they will assist you with that.    Don’t forget we welcome all types of units, fifth wheel, tow behind, etc.  You do not have to be a member of FMCA to attend.  So, bring your friends for a great time.


For those that plan on attending:


  *   If you purchased tickets for the Dinner Cruise and/or Pig Roast you will pick up your tickets at the registration desk when you hand in your locator card.


  * If you are part of a caravan please make sure everyone has a placard in their window showing name and # in caravan:  for example –

             SMITH 1 OF 10, SMITH 2 OF 10, SMITH 3 OF 10, etc.  You may have to wait in the HOLDING area for everyone in your group to arrive; once your entire group has arrived our parking crew will do their best to get you parked as quickly as possible.  Please be patient when arriving at the gate, and follow the directions given to you by our volunteer crews. 




 * Don’t forget to bring a toy for the Marine Toys for Tots and a stuffed animal for the local Emergency Corps.  


Our business meeting will be held on Saturday, check your program book for time and place.  We will be installing 2 new officers and saying goodbye to 2 VPs.  All are welcome to attend this meeting.  Your National Director and President (or Alternate Delegates) are especially encouraged to attend for voting purposes.  This is your way to see what is being done in the area and be heard if you have any concerns.   We want everyone to feel welcome at this meeting.


This is the last email I will be sending until after the rally.  I hope to see a great turnout this year and I look forward to meeting everybody.  Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself to the Executive Board members when you see us wandering the grounds.  We encourage you to ask questions as that is why we are here.  We hope everyone has a great time at “The Junction”.


SEE YOU THERE………..and please travel safe!


Donna Merlino, Northeast Area Secretary

o/b/o The NEA Executive Board

NEA “Summertime Fun At the Junction” Rally Information

Hello Chapters:


I hope that everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend.


This a “rally reminder” for a few things in regards to the upcoming NEA Rally “Summertime Fun At The Junction”.  I’m assuming that most chapters have had their first rally/business meeting for the year and you have shared these emails with your members.


We encourage everyone to submit their registrations early so you can get signed up for the various activities we have planned for you.  We don’t want anyone to miss out.


Don’t forget to get your AD copy in right away for the Program Book.  We really appreciate your support and if your chapter can’t attend this is a great way to support the rally if you can’t be there.  Those ADs need to go to Bob Mills ( .  Just remember that the deadline is fast approaching (May 31).  Bob can answer any of your questions regarding the Program Book. 613-525-9970.


If you are attending, we would appreciate any and all donations for the US Marine’s Toys for Tots, and we are excepting new stuffed animals again this year for the local emergency corps in the area.  We will be dividing those up between a couple of different organizations in the area.  There will be donation boxes for both items located in the Main Building on the grounds.


Joan Lewis is still looking for craft seminars/classes, so if you have a skill or craft you would like to share with everyone please get in touch with Joan ASAP.  518-399-7072.  George Lewis would like to be notified in advance of any caravans attending the rally so that he can plan his parking layout accordingly.  Having this info before the rally makes parking flow much quicker for everyone.  After all, we want to get you parked and on the grounds so you can start having fun and meeting up with all of your motor home friends as soon as possible. You can reach George at the same number.


I can’t stress enough how much we appreciate all of our volunteers that help make this rally possible.  If you would like to help out get in touch with any of our board members and we will forward your inquiry onto the Volunteer Captain for that specific area.  If you would like a listing of the Volunteer Captains for the various teams please let me know or any of the board members and we will get a list out to you ASAP.


Thank you for sharing this with your chapter members and as always we are here to answer any of your questions or concerns so please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us.  I have included another copy of the Officers List in case you did not receive one in the earlier emails.


Safe Travels,


Donna Merlino

FMCA NEA Secretary

o/b/o NEA Executive Board