January 2015 - The Dolphins

Volume 27 Issue 1 January 2015
Dolphin Chapter of FMCA
Chartered: 3-9-89
Newsletter for the Dolphin Motorhome Club
THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
We are now in the year 2015 so it is time for a one liner: May your happiness of today
be your sorrows of tomorrow. (Things will be better in the future)
Our family had a very enjoyable holiday experience camping out at Ranch Jurupa Park in
Riverside CA. It was great having our children and grand kids there to celebrate a family
tradition. Anne and I hope that you were able to spend time with friends and family over
the holidays. As we get older it is apparent that health, family and friends are what life is
all about. So enjoy your time, stop and smell the roses.
January is an exciting time for the club. The holidays and shopping for the perfect
presents are behind us. The first event for our club is the FMCA Area Rally held in Indio, CA. Several club
members have volunteered to support this annual event in the past and I am sure if they are able, they will be
there again this year. Time to look at our club calendar, and mark your home calendar to remind yourself of
upcoming events. Don’t forget some rallies have a limited amount of spaces, so first come, first served.
Also, if you have not done so, please pay your annual dues, and think about rallies that you could sponsor, or
positions in the club that you would like to be considered for.
The word on allowing former members who purchased SOB to rejoin our club is getting out. While in Chula
Vista recently I was made aware of two former members who are in the process of rejoining FMCA with the
intent to rejoin our club. It will be great to have them rejoin the Dolphin Family.
Happy New Year,
Leon, Anne and Miley
The Dolphin Club...26 years and still going strong!
THE VICE-PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Hello Fellow Dolphin Club Members
2015 has come, and with the low price of fuel, especially gasoline, this could be a heavy
travel year. We want to make sure that you all travel safely. One of the first things you
should check is your tires. You should start by checking the side walls. With RV tires,
usually the sidewalls wear out long before the tread does. This is often because of poor
maintenance, including maintaining proper inflation, keeping the tires clean without
using products containing alcohol, and keeping them covered to protect against U.V.
damage, as well as excessive loads.
This month we are going to take a look at proper inflation. It is important that inflation be checked when the
tires are cold and haven’t been driven at all. Tires heat up quickly when driven, and the temperature in hot
tires may be as much as 15 pounds per square inch (psi higher than cold tires. Make sure you use a quality
gauge to check pressure, one that will allow you to easily to check the inner rear tires. Also, you should
check with a professional or your coach’s manual for the proper pressure. The pressure on the tire may not
correctly reflect the proper inflation for your motorhome. Not all tires should carry the same pressure, but
all tires on the same axle must maintain the same pressure.
It is a great idea to invest in a quality tire pressure sensor system. This system incorporates valve covers with
sensors that measure the pressure and send that information to the panel in the coach. It will let you know if
the pressure is higher or lower than the pressure you specified. It also usually will send an alarm in the case
of a rapid reduction in tire pressure, as in the case of a blow-out. There are numerous systems on the market.
In the meantime, drive safe. See you somewhere on the road.
Your VP
Steve Justice
MEMBERSHIP DUES REMINDER
MEMBERSHIP DUES WERE DUE JANUARY 1st, 2015.
MEMBERSHIP DUES RECEIVED AFTER JANUARY 2015 WILL
NOT BE INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP ROSTER BOOK FOR 2015.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION INCLUDED ON PAGE 4
Dolphins Club Web Site - http://www.dolphinclub.com
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MEMBERSHIP
NEW MEMBERS
NONE
ROSTER CORRECTIONS
NONE
REINSTATED MEMBERS
NONE
DROPPED MEMBERS
\NONE
OFFICERS & BOARD
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
National Dir.
Alt. Director
Leon Schwartz
(760)751-0163
[email protected]
Steve Justice
(909)822-2823
stevenhjust[email protected]
Lynn Mayer
(760)739-8564
[email protected]
David Smith
(562)863-7325
[email protected]
Dave Barr
(714)528-2275
[email protected]
Ken Korhonen
(760)788-4609
[email protected]
Area Representatives
No. California
Central Coast
Arizona Area
Bob Bos
(408)268-1562
[email protected]
Brian Forstmaier
(805)527-6461
[email protected]
Sally White
(951)452-8427
[email protected]
Appointed
Membership
Meet our Secretary for 2015 Lynn Mayer
Christie Cozart
(951)735-6361
3070 Bronco Ln
Norco, CA 92860-1813
[email protected]
Hospitality
Dave Barr
(714)528-2275
[email protected]
Splash Editor
Dave & Sandy Smith (562)863-7325
[email protected]
Wagonmaster Syd Byford
(818)899-1085
[email protected]
Historian
Pat Cohen
(714)964-9173
[email protected]
Webmaster
Steve Justice
(909)822-2823
[email protected]
Photographer Paul Speaker
(909)946-4836
[email protected]
Parliamentarian Nancy Speaker
(909)472-1060
[email protected]
The Dolphin Splash Newsletter is the official publication of the Dolphin Motorhome Club. It is published monthly and meticulously formatted and edited by Dave & Sandy Smith,
Editors. If you have any comments, suggestions, complaints or compliments please direct them to the editor at [email protected]
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MEMBERSHIP DUES RENEWAL FORM
The Dolphins Chapter of
Family Motor Coach Association
ANNUAL DUES ARE $25.00 PAYABLE BY
JANUARY 1ST OF EACH YEAR
Make your check payable to The Dolphins and mail with this form to:
Christie Cozart
3070 Bronco Ln.
Norco, CA 92860-1813
Yes, I wish to remain a member.
My FMCA expiration date is ______/_____*
Mo
Yr
* required information
No, I do not wish to renew membership at
this time because: (optional) ______________
______________________________________
Please complete the information below as you would like it to appear in the Dolphin
club roster for 2014.
(PRINT CLEARLY)
NAME: First ___________________________Last _______________________________
NAME: First ___________________________Last _______________________________
ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________
CITY: _________________________________________ STATE: ___________________
9 DIGIT ZIP CODE: __________________________
HOME PHONE: _____________________________
CELL PHONE: ________________________ CELL PHONE: _______________________
RV MODEL: (i.e. Tradewinds, Dolphin): ____________________________YEAR: ________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________ (name) _____________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________________ (name) _____________
Notice of The Splash newsletter will be sent to the above listed email
address. It is also available on the website: www.dolphinclub.com.
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DOLPHIN CLUB
FMCA POMONA PRE RALLY
EAST SHORE RV PARK
1440 CAMPER VIEW RD
SAN DIMAS, CA 91773
MARCH 23 & 24 2015
RESERVATION DEADLINE MARCH 01, 2015
20 SITES RESERVED
MONDAY 3/23 ARRIVAL CHECK IN 2:00 PM
OPTIONAL NO HOST DINNER
PINNACLE PEAK STEAK HOUSE
TUESDAY 3/24 NO HOST BREAKFAST
NORMS HANGER
LATE AFTERNOON
BYOD AND HEAVY APPETIZERS TO SHARE
WEDNESDAY 3/25
8:00 AM CARAVAN DEPARTS FOR FAIRPLEX
FMCA CONVENTION
___________________________________________________________________
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE AND MAIL TO
T.J. HEWLETT
20360 LAKE CANYON DR
WALNUT, CA. 91789
CELL 951-316-2458 TJ
CELL 714-269-2960 MARILYN
[email protected] . COM
TWO NIGHTS REGISTRATION FULL HOOK UPS
$130.00
NAME________________AND____________LAST____________
PHONE#______- ____-______EMAIL_______________________
FMCA#_________________EXPIRATION DATE _______20______
MONTH
YEAR
Those that sign up electric on the FMCA registration will caravan
separately from those who register for non-electric
CHECK ONE:
ELECTRIC____________NON-ELECTRIC__________
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DOLPHIN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
At the Happy Campers Christmas rally at Chula Vista RV Resort, there were
24 Dolphin Club Members at the rally. Dolphin Club Members Adrian & Brian
Forstmaier decorated with a 20 foot tree mounted on top of their flag pole above
their coach. It had a base diameter of 6 ft.
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All pictures taken by Kathy Mitchell and
Sandy Smith
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olphin Marketplace
Do you have something to sell, give away, donate?
If so, put your ad here. Word of mouth is one of
the best ways to advertise and that may start right
here. Send your ad, with pictures, to the editor and
see your listing for 3-months,
FREE.
Dolphin Clothing Items:
Just a reminder that Embroidery in Motion, the
company that provides the clothing items with the
Dolphins logo, is still in business and has our logo
items available. We placed an order and received it
with no problems. So, if you want to order Dolphin
logo items, the order form is on the website.
[email protected]
NON CLUB MEMBERS CAN NOW
ADVERTISE A NATIONAL RV
MOTORHOME IN THE SPLASH.
COST IS $25.00 FOR 3 MONTHS.
THIS WAS APPROVED BY BOARD OF
DIRECTORS AT OCTOBER BOARD
MEETING.
Notice to Trail Bosses
Be sure to mail or email your Rally Flyers to
the Wagon Master:
Syd Byford
9432 Sandusky Ave.
Arleta, CA 91331-5532
Email: [email protected]
FMCA “The International Traveler”
If you did not receive the FMCA International Traveler Newsletter you can visit their web site.
Into.fmca.com
Click on intlareaorg
FMCA & INTO Newsletters & bulletins
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Dolphin Club Calendar
Date
Location
Trail Bosses
Telephone
E-Mail
2015
January 7-11
FMCA Western Area Rally
Indio, CA
March 23-24
Pre Rally to the FMCA
T.J. & Marilyn Hewlett
909-594-7663
[email protected]
PJ Giammaria, Marlyn
Ryding
760-200-1891
[email protected]
Pismo Coast RV Resort
Dave & Sandy Smith
562-863-7325
[email protected]
Pismo, CA
Sandy & Lynn Mayer
760-739-8564
[email protected]
Chula Vista RV
Gary & Christie Cozart
951-735-6361
[email protected]
Chula Vista, CA
Ed & Judi Hessemer
626-793-6506
[email protected]
East Shore RV Park
San Dimas, CA
March 26-29
FMCA 1st Family Reuniom
Pomona, CA
April 16-19
Shangri-LA RV Resort
Yuma, AZ
May 7-10
July 29 thru
August 1
October 14-18
FMCA 92nd Family
Reunion - Madison, Wisc.
Deadline Date for Items for the February Issue of the Splash:
January 27th - 4 P.M.
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Dave & Sandy Smith
10641 Foix Ave.
Norwalk, Ca. 90650
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