March 2023 Oracle

ORPS Family Motor Coach Association, Life is Better With Friends, Especially our ORPS FMCA Friends

Other Upcoming FMCA Events Calendar events • March 7 - March 9 ORPS FMCA On - Site Rally, more details in club newsletters but to include Pickleball and Golf Tournament, Cornhole, Golf Luncheon, Seminars, and our Annual General Meeting • March 28 - 4:30 - 6:30 PM End - of - Season Business Meeting and Dinner La Palma Ballroom. Recent Past Events Off - site Rallies to Lake Havasu Balloon Festival and Quartzite, note the FMCA sticker on the wicker basket. We continued onto the Quartzite RV rally, to take advantage of a HUGE FMCA BENEFIT, the installation of six new Michelin tires, with the FMCA member discount. (Photo Ken Hearn, Secretary)

WHO CAN JOIN ORPS FMCA ? Canadian residences are eligible to join FMCA . You will find local chapter membership applications in both Clubhouses in our wall displays. Please sign up first at to get your national FMCA ID number. Please direct comments or questions to: Chapter Secretary Ken Hearn Lot 835 Membership in the National FMCA is required for membership in our local chapter FMCA ORPS. FMCA National membership is open to all RVers, Motorhomes, 5th Wheels, Travel Trailers, Vans or Truck Campers. as well as commercial businesses that support the RV world. Even owners of permanent rigs can join.

FMCA National Benefits

• FMCAssist Medical Emergency & Travel Assistance Program: • If you are 75 miles or more away from your home - base, in the case of a medical emergency or death, this program will provide a professional driver to transport your RV back to your home - base for FREE. (If you are a Full - Timer...there are no “ mileage ” restrictions from a home base – your RV will be transported from anywhere). This benefit will also transport the incapacitated driver and partner/spouse back to home - base for free; as well as any pets that you may have. In the case of Death, the remains will be transported back to home - base for free. • Tires: Reduced prices on Michelin, GoodYear or Continental Tires for your RV and your tow vehicle and ALL vehicles that you own. • Subscription to monthly magazine: “ Family Rving ” • Discounts on Roadside Assistance Plans (for break - downs). • Discounts on RV & private Auto insurance policies. • Exclusive offer for Wi - Fi plan. • Discounts from RV Tours Companies. NOTE: All of the above benefits cover you wherever you are, whether you are traveling with or without your RV. It covers you when you travel in foreign countries (except in War - torn countries) or are traveling on a cruise. Costs: Annual dues to National FMCA are $50 per year (+$10 first year initiation fee).Go to to become a National FMCA member.ORPS Chapter FMCA Annual dues are $25 per year and a $12 badge for each new person. FMCA National Indio Many thanks to Marlene Hinson for orchestrating the support teams at the Indio Regional Rally and all those FMCA members who showed up to move tables and chairs on such short notice.

Yogi leading stretching practice preparing for Tour d ’ Palm Springs. 11 ORPS friends rode 34 or 50 miles Ken Hearn

Newer members meet Toni King, an original chapter member, at our Newer Members Orientation Session at La Palma East Room led by Ron Langdon.

Submitted by Ken Hearn, Orps Fmca Secretary



MARCH 2023

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