Country Coach Owners Raise $7K for Hospital
Country Coach International (CCI), a recreation club celebrating 25 years as an Family Motor Coach Association Chapter (FMCA) devoted to Country Coach motorcoach owners, has announced it raised $7,298 for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Texas.
This hospital was the official rally charity chosen to benefit from charitable giving at the CCI Texas Roundup Rally held at the Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, in Kerrville, Texas.
Rally Hosts Jerry and Geneva Keeton and Joe and Beverly Smith partnered with Sherry Fanning, CCI Club manager, to promote this worthwhile cause to its 140 rally attendees during the May 19-23 rally. A miracle family shared with the group about how CMN ministered to their needs when their 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer.
Numerous rally attendees and select business partners of CCI donated an assortment of quality items which were awarded through a raffle drawing and an auction during the rally. They included western art, home décor, RV resort free stays, fine wines and gift baskets. Among the generous business partners who donated prizes to the auction were Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, Fantasy RV Tours, Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory, Dazzling Detail and Mobile RV Lube.
One of the rally attendees, Ralph Tysdal, lent his auctioneering skills to auctioneer at the charity auction. Raffle ticket sales and donations at the auction combined to raise the $7,298 total.
Next on the Country Coach International Club Rally Schedule is the Combined Country Coach Area Clubs’ Fall Rally to be held in Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 25-29. One hundred fifty CCI member coaches will gather at this CCI-sponsored event.
The club launched its new website at www.countrycoachclub.com late last year with numerous online features specifically geared to benefit Country Coach International club members. An online members directory, members only forum, service and parts information and more are posted at website to address the interests of CC brand motorcoaches.
Country Coach International Club is an independent chapter of FMCA and is a non-profit organization functioning as the social club for Country Coach Mmotorcoach owners. The Club formed at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1983 and became an FMCA chapter in November of that same year. Since that time, it has grown to be among the larger chapters in the FMCA organization.