February 2023 Oracle

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

What we did in January Potluck Dinner La Palma Ballroom. Members shared their favorite culinary specialties. 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. Other Upcoming FMCA Events Calendar events • February 11 - Tour d ’ Palm Springs , Bicycle with friends, benefiting charities in the Coachella Valley, short and century rides, walks, lots of fun, join a team or create your own. https:// tourdepalmsprings.com for more information • February 21 - Annual Wine and Food Pairing Dinner. • We held a planning session for the February 21st Wine and Food pairing which is always one of the highlights of our season. This will be a Grand Affair. We will offer a Five Course Mediterranean Themed Meal paired with Five excellent complimentary wines chosen by Larry Fradella and Danny O ’ Melia. This event has limited seating and is only for members in good standing. Members should watch for news from your local FMCA team for ticket sales. • 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.


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 www.fmca.com to get your national FMCA ID number. Please direct comments or questions to: Chapter Secretary Ken Hearn Lot 835 kenhearn59@gmail.com 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 www.fmca.com to become a National FMCA member.ORPS Chapter FMCA Annual dues are $25 per year and a $12 badge for each new person.

Pickleball and ORPS FMCA members, the ORPS staff members with our truck and you made this made possible, a big Thank You! Photos courtesy of Susanne Strauss (in Red).




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