|The 20TH CENTURY WAGONTRAINERS (also known as Twentieth Century Wagontrainers or
TCW) is an older chapter having been in existence 40 years. This chapter has 187 member
coaches and most members live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rallies are held in those
states, surrounding areas, Florida and in South Carolina. The average rally fee is $75 with
camping expenses included most of the time. Rallies begin on Thursday or Friday and end on
Sunday. Morning coffee begins each day and later in the day there’s a social hour and frequently
a potluck. Activities include craft sessions, seminars and games. Members also participate in
rallies scheduled and hosted by Creative World. Their newsletter, Wagon Tracks, is published 6-
8 times a year. Dues are $15 per year and new members are welcome. Information for ordering
name badges is available in each issue of the chapter newsletter. Shirts and pins with the chapter
name and logo are available to members and small car flags may be offered in the future.
Contact: Richard Russo, 29 Serpentine Drive, Bayville, NJ 08721, 732-269-0170.
Contact: Kimberly Hoffman, 229Fullerton Rd., Clarendon, PA 16313.
Membership in the BAY TRAVELERS chapter is limited to 50 member coaches. Anyone
interested in joining this chapter must attend 2 rallies before an invitation to join is extended.
Member families include children who are third generation motorhome travelers. Special activities
are planned for them and they are active participants at their weekend rallies. Where possible,
rallies are planned around community local events. Activities include happy hours, potlucks,
cookouts and lots of time for socializing. The average rally fee per coach is $5 excluding campsite
expenses. About 15-25 coaches attend the monthly rallies held in the mid-Atlantic area during
April through November. Members receive chapter news in their newsletter, Traveling On, which
is issued about 10 times a year. Chapter dues are $10 per year. Shirts with the chapter name
and logo are available to members.
Contact: Bruce List, 11833 Franklinville, Upper Falls, MD 21156.
CAPITOL is one of the oldest chapters in the Eastern area; having received their charter in 1969.
Their member base is about 85 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.
Contact: Richard H Mason, 20605 Bell Bluff Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20870, 301-977-5399.
The chapter name, COACHES FOR CHRIST - EASTERN, describes the beliefs of members and
primary activities for this chapter. There are currently 38 members and most are residents of
states within the Eastern area. Any FMCA member is welcome to join this chapter. New members
order and pay for their name badges directly from the vendor selected by the chapter. Annual
dues are $10. Instead of rallies, members meet during FMCA conventions and GEAR, the
Eastern Area rally. They arrange and sponsor the daily devotions and Sunday worship service
during GEAR. The chapter newsletter, The Eastern Light, is distributed to chapter members 3
times a year.
Contact: George Koehler 6070 Tabor Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312.
Contact: Gene Clendenin, 1722 Fox Run Ct, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-938-5389.
Members of the EXECUTIVE EAST PIONEERS chapter perform their patriotic pageant, “One
Nation Under God” at area rallies. They have a membership base of 55 coaches and about 30-35
coaches attend their rallies. Their 7 rallies a year, in May through October and in December, are
held at locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Rallies start on Thursday and end on
Sunday and each rally is in the $50-$100 range. In addition to games and entertainment,
activities include a potluck supper on Friday night and a catered dinner or dining out at a
restaurant on Saturday night. Information is provided to members in their newsletter,
Executive East Pioneers. New members are welcome. Membership dues are $5 per person and
name badges cost $6.25 each.
Contact: Mary Gill,24929 Hwy 89, Spartansburg, PA 16434, 814-654-2070.
FIRST STATE TRAVELERS, a Delaware chapter, received their charter in April 2005 and they
already have 40 member coaches. Delaware residents are welcome to join this chapter. Dues
are $10 per year and name badges are $8 each. A monthly newsletter advises members of rallies
and chapter activities. Weekend rallies, which start on Friday and end on Sunday, are held
monthly (May to November) in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The average rally fee is
approximately $35 per night and includes the camping fee. Members enjoy active activities,
baseball, horseshoes, bean bag toss, and tug-of-wars, in addition to dining at local restaurants
and sharing potluck dinners.
Contact: Jim Hunter
If you love music, you’ll want to be a member of the FRUSTRATED MAESTROS EASTERN
SHARPS AND FLATS. Many of the 47 members of this chapter call South Carolina their home.
Dues are $10 a year and new members pay an initiation fee of $5, which includes two logo
patches for application on a shirt or jacket. A newsletter, Eastern Sharps & Flats, is published 3
times a year. Members gather in February at the Southeast Area rally in Florida, and at GEAR,
the Eastern Area rally, held in 2004 and 2005 in Delaware. They enjoy socializing and practicing
musical arrangements, and performing for rally attendees during coffee hour and other scheduled
Contact: Robert Toppe, 212 Coach Club Dr., Titusville, FL 32780, 321-166-0465.
Web site: www.frustratedmaestros.blogspot.com
Owners of GMC motorhomes are eligible for membership in GMC COLONIAL TRAVELERS.
Members of this club recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, although they were only
chartered as an FMCA chapter in 1981. Most members live in Pennsylvania. Chapter dues are
$18 per year and an initiation fee applies to new members. They have a rally each month, April -
November and a newsletter is published each month during the same period. Weekend rallies are
held in Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia. Activities include shopping, sightseeing and
gathering together for dinners. Members volunteer and pitch in to make rallies enjoyable for all.
GMC owners are welcome to join this chapter.
Contact: Robert Gilligan, 2820 W. Crown Point Blvd., Naples, FL 34112.
The GMC DIXIELANDERS is a chapter restricted to owners of the classic GMC motorhome
manufactured by General Motors Corporation. They have 134 member coaches. Many of the
members live in Eastern Area states. Chapter dues are $10 per year and new members pay an
additional $10 initiation fee, which includes chapter name badges. Their newsletter,
The Dixielanders, is issued quarterly. Approximately 50 coaches attend each of their rallies held
in the Southeast during January, May, July and October. Rallies begin on Thursday and end on
Sunday. The average rally fee is $30; with camping costs being extra. Activities include meals,
seminars and “bull” sessions. Jackets and flags with the chapter logo are available at cost to
Contact: James Walters, 179 Lorretta Ln, Lutherville GA 30251.
The IVES RUNNERS is a small group, mostly from Pennsylvania, that has a limited membership of
20 to 25 members. We yearly go to Ives Run Campground, an army corps of engineering park at
Tioga/Hammond Dams. There are two rallies a year. One in May and the other in August. The
May Rally is usually in the Lancaster, PA area. Keeping our group small makes it easier to go
gather around a camp fire and go out to eat and have pot luck dinners together, which seems to
be one of our favorite things to do. If interested in this group you can put your name on a list with
our Secretary. When a membership becomes open the first one on the list gets the opportunity to
come to a meeting and join.
Contact: Tom Hoffmeier, President, 818 County Line Road, Gap, Pa 17527, 717-442-1087.
Many of the members of the KEYSTONE TRAVELERS live within a 75-mile radius of Lancaster,
PA. Anyone interested in joining this chapter is requested to attend 2 rallies before an invitation
to join the chapter is extended. The current member base is 24 member coaches. Their
newsletter, the Keystone Tattler, is published at the beginning of the camp-out season and after
rallies and gatherings. Chapter dues are $15 per year and an initiation fee of $10 applies to new
members. Name badges are $6.50 each. Rallies are held May through October and they have a
December gathering in Pennsylvania. The average rally fee is $70, which includes the cost for
camping. Activities include conversing, visiting and singing, campfires, eating, tours and
Contact: Maurice Hobaugh, 811 Geigertown Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508, 610-582-4928.
There are 28 member coaches in MID-ATLANTIC PALS and the members call the Mid-Atlantic
States home. Rallies are held in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and New Jersey
and are 6 to 7 days long. Rally fees and start date of the week varies. They’re held in February
or March, May or June and September and activities include potlucks, visits to local attractions,
and playing the card game “Chase the Ace.” This card game can be played by a large group and
participation doesn’t require special skills or talents. After each round, the player holding the
highest card is subject to elimination from the game. The chapter newsletter, MAP News, is
issued 3 times a year. New members are welcome to join this friendly group. Dues are $10 per
Contact: Elsie Kirkner, 25722 Carnation Ct., Bonita Springs, FL 34135, 215-260-0197.
PENN COACHMEN Our chapter is one of the oldest in the Eastern area; having received our
charter in July, 1969. Our current membership is about 225 coaches. These members reside
primarily in central and eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. Weekend
rallies are held April through November in the same area and are attended by 25-45 coaches.
Special activities, entertainment, meals, etc. are planned in keeping with the rally theme.
Rally fees, excluding campsite expense, are kept to a minimum. A membership directory with rally
information and chapter by-laws and standing rules is published annually and sent to each
member family. Chapter news is also provided on our web site @ www.penncoachmen.org and
through periodic e-mails to members. Dues are $15/year or 3 years/$40 and new members order
and pay an additional fee for their name badges. Hats, shirts, vests and jackets with the chapter
logo are available. New members are always welcome.
Contact: Nancy Breisch, 1308 Whitfield Blvd, Reading, PA 19609, 610-678-4288
To be a member of TRAIL BUDDIES THOUSAND TRAILS EAST chapter, you must also be a
Thousand Trails member. The member base is currently 40 member coaches. Members
live from Massachusetts to Florida and as far west as Tennessee. Chapter dues are $10 per
year and there’s an initiation fee of $15 for new members which covers the cost for name badges.
About 10 or 12 coaches attend the rallies generally held in March, June and September. The
average rally fee is $15. Additional camping expenses are not applicable since the rallies are
held at Thousand Trails’ preserves. Rallies usually begin on Thursday or Friday and end on
Sunday. Activities include events scheduled by the preserve as well as various games,
attendance at local events and lots of time for conversation. Flags with the chapter name
and logo are available to members.
Contact: Peter H. Kamenik, 3 Colonial Circle, North East, MD 21901, 410-287-8440.
|Northern Region Chapters - Eastern Area Motorhome Association
GMC Colonial Travelers
FMC Club East
Frustrated Maestros Eastern Sharps and Flats
Executive East Pioneers
Coaches for Christ Eastern Area
Trail Buddies Thousand Trails East