First my apology for not getting newsletter done earlier. I returned home from GLAMARAMA 2015 with muscle problems on both sides which caused major discomfort for June and July. Over time and using caution I am now able to enjoy no health issues and really am thankful.
What a great area rally everyone enjoyed at Goshen, Indiana in June. Thanks so much to all the volunteers and especially the chairs and assistant chairs that work so hard for months to get all of it to happen. Luckily the weather chair made the event perfect so that all attendees were out and about to experience the entire rally. While reviewing the 203 completed exit surveys our overall grade was 4.46 out of 5.0! (About 50% of the attendees completed the exit survey.) Again WOW!
Work has already started on the 2016 rally and hitting 5.0 on the survey is my goal. From the completed exit surveys you will see changes made to the schedule and the menu along with 3 nights of entertainment. All performances will be a first for FMCA events and I promise you that everyone will be leaving at night with a smile! Having the 2016 rally at Goshen from June 8th through 12th will complete locating the event there until some future time.
The extras (arriving early, extra vendor bucks and catered dinner) that the volunteers enjoyed during 2015 will be repeated in 2016. The volunteers truly make the area rally possible and so many have come to realize what a great way to make friends and memories. Spread the word to those you may know that they too can join this group next year. I will always need another volunteer to help!
There will not be a GLAMARAMA rally 2017 since the summer convention was approved by the Governing Board members to be held at Indianapolis, IN. More details about this at a later time.
In July three of the eight GLAMA board members visited possible future sites in Michigan. (We are still hoping to use Allen County Fairgrounds located at Lima, Ohio but this facility may not be ready for 2018.) Members had referred us to St. Joseph County Grange Fairgrounds at Centreville, Michigan and also Allegan County Fairgrounds located at Allegan, Michigan. Both facilities have the strong points and room for improvement but Allegan County has 30 and 50 amp sites and the