Rallies and Gatherings

 Event information on this page was last updated 1/28/23


On a daily basis since 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 spread through 2020 and most of 2021 causing cancellation of several chapter rallies and gathering opportunities.  We staged a December 2021 Chapter Rally; we had a few of our coaches convene at month-end May 2022 in Tennessee; and  had on our calendar a March 2023 Chapter Rally at Twin Oaks in Georgia until the new management of the RV Park reneged on its group booking agreement with us.  That rally had to be cancelled.  Scheduled events are listed below with titles shown in green.  


Our Annual Business Meeting and election of officers is scheduled for March 15, 2023 at 1:00p.m. at the Perry FMCA Convention.  Closer to the meeting date, specific details of the meeting location will be emailed to all members in good standing.    Please mark your calendar now for this important meeting to determine the future of the chapter.  This will be a meeting, not a social event, and your participation is essential to the continuance of the chapterIf you will be in Perry for the FMCA Convention, please email the chapter at tiffintravelers@gmail.com in order for you to receive notification of the chapter meeting venue and any relevant materials and updates.


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 almost always 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 was quite active for several consecutive years prior to COVID.  We will have chapter rallies only if our members or other volunteers step forward to organize them.   No volunteers equal 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 tiffintravelers@gmail.com to have your event posted to the web site and to receive assistance as needed with planning, communications 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. 

“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 these Gatherings is tricky due to those very large events offering several different parking venue options for our members (handicap, volunteer, electric, generator, etc.).  To park together at one of these large events, attendees must register for the same type of hook-up situation and the event usually requires all those wanting to park together must also caravan into their parking site together.   Needless to say, given the intricacies of pulling this off, we very seldom have more than two or three of our coaches parked side by side.  We convene for fun regardless of how our coaches inevitably are 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.   Our Home page has a link for Name Badges, but purchasing one is not required.  Any label affixed to your clothing and bearing your name is considered valid for this purpose. 


Tiffin Travelers events on the drawing board: 

Chapter Rally in Elko, Georgia - March 8, 2023 departing March 12, 2023.  This rally has been cancelled effective 11/10/22.  In their desire to go to long-term rentals and not host group events for short term stays, the park's management reneged on the rally agreements set with its previous management, even though under the same ownership.    

This chapter rally, inclusive of Annual Business Meeting and election of officers, was to have preceded the FMCA International Convention scheduled for Perry, GA the following week.  As an alternative, our Annual Business Meeting and election of officers is scheduled for March 15, 2023 at 1:00p.m. at the Perry FMCA Convention.  Closer to the meeting date, specific details of the meeting location will be emailed to all members in good standing.    Please mark your calendar now for this important meeting to determine the future of the chapter.  This will be a meeting, not a social event, and your participation is essential to the continuance of the chapter.


Tiffin Travelers Information - 030823 Twin Oaks, Elko GA 


For informational purposes - 

FMCA International Convention and RV Expo - March 15 - 18, 2023.  The event will be held in Perry, GA immediately following our above listed chapter rally and only a few minutes' drive away.  FMCA announced registration opened September 13, 2022.  Event registration information can be found at FMCA Events - RV Rallies | FMCA 

After registering, send an email to tiffintravelers@gmail.com advising as to your Perry arrival date and the type of hookups for which you have registered.  

Our Annual Business Meeting and election of officers is scheduled for March 15, 2023 at 1:00p.m. at the Perry FMCA Convention.  Closer to the meeting date, specific details of the meeting location will be emailed to all members in good standing.    Please mark your calendar now for this important meeting to determine the future of the chapter.  This will be a meeting, not a social event, and your participation is essential to the continuance of the chapter.

At present, there are no other chapter activities scheduled but we want to make sure you are included if we do add activities.  

Before asking if we are parking together, please read the above paragraph which begins with, "The parking "together" at these gatherings is tricky....".  


FMCA’s Eastern Area Rally (aka “GEAR”)  - Scheduled for October 4-8, 2023 in Lewisburg, WV.  It’s way too soon for info, but never too soon to mark your calendar.


Anyone wanting to schedule and host a rally in 2023 or 2024 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 tiffintravelers@gmail.com.  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.