Rallies and Gatherings
Event information on this page was last updated 4/29/21
On a daily basis since last March, the year 2020 evolved into becoming the "year that wasn’t". Health advisories continued to prompt cancellation of the large FMCA and other RV club events our members enjoy attending. Those cancellations reached into the fall calendar and our chapter event calendar suffered accordingly causing cancellation of a spring chapter rally and a fall chapter rally in 2020. We have begun scheduling 2021 activities, but as of this date there are none yet on the calendar for May 2021 or future months.
Until rescinded by FMCA: " It is now required for every person attending an FMCA event to read and sign the COVID-19 Waiver & Release of Liability Form. This will be true for all chapter rallies, area rallies, and national conventions. If someone attending your rally does not sign the waiver, they are not permitted to attend the event. " Provided here is a link to a sample of the form for your review.
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. We will have chapter rallies only if our members or other volunteers step forward to organize them. No volunteers equals no rallies. If any member is interested in hosting a rally, it is never too early to set those dates. To schedule and host a chapter rally qualifying for financial subsidies, contact chapter officers by email at email@example.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. In 2020, only 2 Gatherings were staged prior to the shutdown of activities for the remainder of the year. Fifteen of our member coaches enjoyed a laid-back, non-hosted chapter rally in Elko, GA during early March 2021.
“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 only the 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 Travelers events on the 2021 drawing board:
Chapter Rally - A chapter-member-only, un-hosted and laid-back rally was held at Twin Oaks RV Park in Elko, GA immediately before the FMCA International Convention and RV Show in Perry, GA. The three rally nights began March 4, 2021 and was attended by 15 member coaches. Rally info was moved to the "Rally Archives" link.
Chapter Rally - A chapter rally was to occur immediately before the FMCA INTO Area Rally in Lebanon, TN. On January 15th, out of an abundance of caution, INTO cancelled their area rally, therefore our chapter pre-rally was also cancelled. INTO issued full refunds to all registrants.
Anyone wanting to schedule and host a rally in 2021 or 2022 can email us now and get your event on our calendar in order to allow chapter member registrations and to qualify to receive financial subsidies. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't volunteer to organize a rally, there will be no rallies.
Many, many thanks are extended to the chapter members and non-member friends stepping forward to host our rallies. Check this page and its subpages periodically for event updates.