The Registration Deadline for the 50th Anniversary Celebration is May 6, 2015.
Make checks payable to
Midwest Knights and send
P.O. BOX 401
DELPHOS, OH 45833
419-233-4713 / DOUG ERMAN
Cancellation Policy: We refund the
entire rally fee if cancellation is made
before the deadline as stated on
registration form. After the deadline,
one-half of the rally fees will be
refunded but no refund for meals.
The deadline to register for our 50th Anniversary celebration rally is approaching. You don’t want to miss this rally! Mail your registration form to Doug Erman today.
Rally Registration Form
Registration forms are due by May 6th
photo from a Midwest Coachmen rally in the 1960s
Don’t miss this article in Family Motorcoaching!
50 Years of FMCA Chapters
Click on the link below to view the Chapter Spotlight page in the April 2015 issue of Family Motorcoaching (page 33)
Since our 50th anniversary is just around the corner next year, I thought I would test you all with some little known facts about MWC in the early years. — Ken
1. How did the name “Midwest Coachmen” come to be?
2. What was the official date of its charter with FMCA?
Midwest Coachmen was officially chartered on April 10, 1965 as a Chapter of FMCA. MWC did exist prior to that date and was one of the “founding fathers” of FMCA along with the Michigan Knights and the Northeastern Chapter.
A ballot was taken to come up with the name, MWC. There was a group in California called the Royal Coachmen at the time and “Coachmen” became a popular term in the 40’s and 50’s. Hence, “Midwest Coachmen” was taken as our official name.
Back in those days, the majority of units were converted Flxible Buses and MWC members spent time at rallies helping each other convert the buses to “house cars”. Rallies would see members doing engine and transmission swaps and installing Servel refrigerators (forerunner of Dometic) in their units.
Be ready for the next question!