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Jon Walker, President of FMCA
My Vision for FMCA
FMCA’s Purpose
First, I’d like to share with you the original (and current) purpose
of FMCA. Our organization was founded to bring together RV owners who share similar interests. Interests like congenial traveling and social activities in the spirit of friendly and wholesome family fellowship. This philosophy is just as relevant today as it was when we formed in 1963. It will continue to shape our efforts in the years ahead.
However, we have some serious chal-
lenges facing us as an organization.
Similarly, many other organizations
throughout our communities face
them, too. If we want to continue enjoying the many ways we benefit from FMCA membership, it’s important for us to explore ways to evolve the culture of our organization. Our organization needs to become a more member-driven model. One that can sustain us and help us grow, long into the future. Members need to be made more aware of opportunities (committee assignments, project teams, etc.) as well as be invited to share in any one of our club’s many decision-making processes.
Members, I Need Your Help
Earlier this year, I asked several of our FMCA members to serve on a Membership Engagement Committee. They helped me with a video that expresses my “member driven” vision. They also developed a quick survey that asks about your expectations and concerns.
its 100th International Convention & RV Expo in Minot, North Dakota. It’s my hope that our membership engage- ment initiative will lay the foundation for building a more member-driven — and responsive — organization as we begin our next adventure!
Again, I appreciate your time and welcome your help. I hope to see you at a future convention, too. Please take our survey!
To view the video referenced above, go to:
To take the survey Mr. Walker wrote about, go to:
This article may be viewed online at:
Aerial view of an FMCA convention at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agri- center in Perry. RVs are parked around the grounds in clusters, often by chapter.
Members, you can become “engaged” right now by watch- ing my video and taking the survey. The survey will remain open until after the first of the year (2019). Results will be shared with our members soon thereafter. We value your input and we want to listen.
You will hear more about membership engagement and my vision for FMCA during our time in Perry, Georgia. FMCA’s 99th International Convention & RV Expo in March 2019. And in August 2019, FMCA will celebrate

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