FMCA's March Monthly E-Newsletter
FMCA's March Monthly E-Newsletter
The Mile Marker By FMCA
Salute To Women's History
What a great time of year! March brings us the start of spring, which means we are closer to warmer months ahead, more daylight in our days, and renewed hope. To the average RVer, this may mean more camping, more traveling, and more outdoor activities — actions that bring us more fulfillment in our daily lives. The month of March also brings us something important to celebrate: Women’s History Month.
What started out as International Women’s Day in 1911 has grown significantly over the past 110 years. In 1980 U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed March 2 through 8 of that year as National Women’s History Week. These days, during the entire month of March, we celebrate all women who have contributed to United States history. There are women leaders nowadays in politics, sports, arts, science, and so much more, because of the guiding paths led by our women in history. In this issue, we will highlight the Women’s National History Museum and Sisters On The Fly.
To all the women of history, thank you for forging a path where one didn’t exist before.
The FMCA Team
FMCA Roadside Rescue
Thank you for having this benefit option. It was well worth the extra money! We got locked out of our RV today in 85-degree temps. Everything was inside the RV except us and our dog! Including my husband's Parkinson's medication! Called roadside assistance and within an hour they had a locksmith here!”
- Rhonda & William Quade, F458556

FMCA Members Receive a Group Discount

As an FMCA member, you can travel with peace of mind knowing FMCA Roadside Rescue has your RV and passenger vehicles covered in the event of a mechanical breakdown — all at a discounted group rate! Click here to learn more about all the ways FMCA enhances the RV lifestyle.
How Do I?
You Sham-Rock! 
If you’re the type of person who goes all out for holidays, you might already have your St. Patrick’s Day decorations up. If you’re a full-time RVer, you might not have the space to bring along a lot of seasonal decorations. Whichever category you fall into, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from your RV.
Whether you have a box of decorations already or you take a quick trip to the dollar store, hanging up some shamrocks, pots of gold, or leprechaun decorations will certainly spruce up the interior of any RV.
There are also lots of Irish dishes that you can easily prepare at the campsite, so why not channel your inner chef and honor the Irish by making one of their traditional meals? Check out KOA’s recipes for corned beef and cabbage and Guinness brownies.
Once you eat a nice meal, you’ll want to kick back and relax. When it’s time to unwind, we recommend streaming one of Good Housekeeping’s Top 30 Best Irish Movies to Watch on St. Patrick’s Day. This list is great, because it even tells you which streaming services each movie is available on! 
Girl Power
You gotta love a group that proclaims, “We Have More Fun Than Anyone.” Since 1999, Sisters On The Fly has promoted the joys of female friendship. In fact, it’s the largest women’s adventure group in the United States. Members are solely adult women (no children or men are permitted, but pets can participate). The other part of the rules: “Be nice, and have fun.”

SOTF members love to travel, get outdoors, and socialize. Although it’s not an RV-owners group per se, many “sisters” travel in RVs ― including restored travel trailers with vintage décor. Glamping is alive and well!

If you’re wondering about the group’s name, here’s the backstory. Real-life sisters Maurrie Sussman and Becky Clarke had so much fun on a Montana fly-fishing trip that they decided to do it again and to invite some girlfriends to join them. That was all it took. Today Sisters On The Fly has approximately 9,000 active members throughout the United States and Canada.

Organized events can range from a simple two-hour get-together to a half-day activity, or a weekend or week-long trip. Any individual or group of sisters can plan them. The sky’s the limit: fishing, of course, along with horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, ATV riding, shooting practice, etc. Less-strenuous events can incorporate sewing, antique shopping, stargazing, cooking, and much more. The main objectives: fun and friendship.

The sisterhood is also a strong support group. For example, for more than a decade, members have donated supplies and/or stitched quilts for SOTF members undergoing tough times.

All women who want to share in the sister experience are welcome. 
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Another Day in Perrydise
FMCA is hosting our 102nd International Convention & RV Expo in Perry, Georgia, March 10-13. Preconvention activities are already underway, but it’s not too late to attend. Event registration and day passes are available on-site. Follow along on our Facebook as well to see all the fun!

Experience Autumn in New England with Fellow FMCA Members!
Join us for the perfect balance of leaf-peeping and fall fun as we travel the quaint towns and serene landscapes of New England and New York to the cascading beauty of Niagara Falls. This journey of color, flavor, and experience is filled with historic sites, romantic cruises, and delightful excursions. Aside from taking care of the planning and camping reservations, we’ll line up the best activities to ensure a stress-free vacation above and beyond your expectations. To learn more, call (855) 385-3622 or click here to view the full itinerary.

Save With FMCA
FMCA is known for a few “big benefits,” such as the Tire Savings Program and the FMCAssist Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance Program. Many people (members included) don’t realize that there are lots of other perks to FMCA membership. Use the FMCA discount when renting cars from Avis, Hertz, National Car Rental, or Enterprise. Save on groceries with a coupon book from Costco. You can even get discounts on veterinary care for your RV pets with our Pet Insurance benefit. 
FMCA Camping Discounts
Camp for less with FMCA! New members receive a complimentary one-year enrollment in the KOA Value Kard Rewards program to receive 10% off the daily rate at KOA's 500-plus campgrounds. FMCA members can purchase a Passport America membership at a special rate to receive 50% camping discounts. And many FMCA commercial member RV parks and campgrounds offer discounts just for being part of the FMCA family! 
RV Spring Prep
With winter coming to an end, there are lots of things to do in spring to get ready for the year ahead. If you’re an RVer, that includes a laundry list of tasks to dewinterize your RV and prep it for spring and summer travel. Check out this article from Family RVing magazine for lots of useful tips on the subject.
Outside is Calling
YouTubers Jesse and Jenny live a very interesting and exciting life as RVers. Follow along as they have unique experiences and share the highs, lows, and in-betweens of family RV life. Check out their YouTube channel for new videos each week. 
National Women's History Museum
Learn more about amazing women from history with these virtual exhibits from the National Women’s History Museum. This extensive online resource library and future physical museum is an excellent source of information about many inspirational and important women.

Let FMCA be Part of Your 2021 Travel Plans

Did your travel plans get ruined or postponed in 2020? Yeah, we thought so. Make sure your 2021 plans are bigger and better than last year by bringing us along for the ride!  Click here to learn more about all the ways FMCA can enhance your RV lifestyle.
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