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 Event information on this page was last updated 3/26/20

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING CANCELLATION of 2020 FMCA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND ALSO FMCA EASTERN AREA RALLY (GEAR) -  The March 2020 Tucson, AZ and August 2020 Lincoln, NE FMCA International Conventions are officially cancelled.  The September 202o Lewisburg, WV FMCA Eastern Area Rally is officially cancelled. 

March 26, 2020
On a daily basis, 2020 is becoming the year that wasn’t.  Health advisories continue to prompt cancellation of the large FMCA and other RV club events our members enjoy attending.  Those cancellations have reached into the fall calendar  and our chapter event calendar has suffered accordingly.  As of this date, there are no chapter events scheduled for the remainder of 2020.  It is our hope this pause will pass quickly, and maybe a new opportunity will surface in the fall.


What are Tiffin Travelers “Rallies” and “Gatherings”? - 
“Rallies” - Tiffin Travelers have chapter member rallies numerous times a year in various locations throughout the eastern third of the country.  We go where our members want to go, and our members are spread throughout the vast area near the Mississippi River and everywhere east of it. Our chapter rallies are multi-day events most often organized by Tiffin Travelers members for the enjoyment of our members, prospective members and guests.  These chapter rallies are posted in this section of our web site sufficiently in advance of the event to allow time for interested chapter members to register to attend.   These rallies usually  have group planned outings, dinners and other activities for our members.  Preauthorized financial subsidies for chapter rallies are defined within the “Standing Rules” (a separate link on this site).

Our chapter rally calendar has been quite active for several consecutive years.  If any member is interested in hosting a rally, it is never too early to set those dates.  To schedule and host a rally, contact chapter officers by email at tiffintravelers@gmail.com to have your event posted to the web site and to receive assistance as needed with planning and execution.

Our chapter rally schedule is dependent upon our members stepping forward to host and we look forward to you creating a busy calendar.    In addition to numerous event Gatherings each year, we enjoyed 4 chapter rallies in 2018 and another 4 during 2019.

“Gatherings” - It is also common for Tiffin Travelers to meet and glamp "together" at a larger organized event such as an FMCA International Convention or FMCA Area Rally or Allegro Club National Rally.  Because of the busy schedule of activities offered by organizers of these larger events, chapter activities are most often limited to the possibility of coach side afternoon social time or a very impromptu small group outing to a local restaurant.  However, we see our members in passing throughout each day of these events.  Our members often are attendee-volunteers assisting the organizers of these larger events.

The parking "together" at gatherings is tricky due to those very large events offering several different parking venue options for our members (handicap, volunteer, electric, generator, etc.), but we convene for fun regardless of how our coaches might be spread about the grounds. 

Preauthorized financial subsidies for Gatherings are defined within the “Standing Rules” and are restricted to FMCA events where there would be a reasonable expectation of spurring new member enrollment.  Historically, those opportunities have borne fruit only at events in the geographic eastern third of the U.S, 

Tiffin owners who would like to be "Roughing It Smoothly" with us are encouraged to come and visit with us wherever we rally or gather.  

Prior year Rallies and Gatherings information has been moved from this page to the "Rally Archives" link.

Because we have so many members and friends, we have a friendly rule for all of our events:  Wear a name tag to all of our functions or incur a 50cent fine for each infraction.  The sheriff is always on the lookout.  


Tiffin Traveler events on the 2020 drawing board: 

Rally - The chapter rally and annual business meeting  scheduled for April 22, 2020 at Sunshine Travel Resort has been canceled as a result of health advisories nationwide.  There is currently no plan to reschedule this event this year.
 
Rally - The chapter rally scheduled for Lewisburg, WV immediately following the FMCA Eastern Area Rally (GEAR) has been cancelled.   

Rally - There is an early spring 2021 chapter rally brewing in the southeast.  Stay tuned for dates and more information.

Anyone wanting to schedule and host a rally in fall of 2020 or any of 2021 can email us now and get your event on our calendar.  Email us at tiffintravelers@gmail.com.  


Many, many thanks are extended to the chapter members and non-member friends stepping forward to host our rallies.  Check back periodically for updates.