By Bob Difley
“The Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) iconic monthly magazine — Family Motor Coaching — will have a new name and page design when the May issue hits the stands,” reports RVBusiness.com.
And that’s not all since FMCA decided late last year in a member referendum to allow trailer and fiver owners to join. FMCA isn’t really changing its name – just emphasizing the acronym versus spelling it out. The magazine name is changing, though, and will now be known as Family RVing.
“Family RVing’s content will change to incorporate towable RVs in the new format. In fact, Family Motor Coaching’s February cover,” Pamela Kay, FMCA director of communications, told RVBusiness.com, “contained a photo of a Class A motorhome and fifth-wheel trailer. Family RVing will continue to be more about people than equipment,” she said.
In the membership referendum that ended in November, FMCA members opted to allow towable owners to join the organization by a vote of 6,820 to 2,981. Although only about 13 percent of FMCA’s approximately 74,000 members voted, “It’s like an election,” Kay said. ”Those who didn’t vote were saying that they didn’t feel strongly one way or the other.” Since the November vote, FMCA has approved more than 600 towable owners for membership.
The first opportunity they will have to attend an FMCA event as members will be at its 97th International Convention and RV Expo March 15-18 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga. Overall preregistration for the event, Kay reported, is the best since 2011.
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