Theme – Moonlight in Vermont
Best Chapter – Meandering Mohawks, Ontario
Best State/Province – Ohio
Best Walking Unit – Connecticut
Best National – FCRV Band
Best Teen Royalty – 1st New York, 2nd Michigan, 3rd Pennsylvania
Best Theme – Connecticut
Parade Stealer – New York
President’s Award – Connecticut
19 Units with 250 people participating.
Paul Parsley SC
Ken Greeley ONT
Rick Schnitzler CT
Tommy Garner GA
Robert Snodgrass OH
Jim Sampson ONT
Robert Wolf NY
Barb Turner FL
Dale Wagner PA
Sean Finnegan CT
Sean Finnegan CT
Closest to Pin
Paul Parsley SC
Total golfers: 30
WASHER TOSS ( 73 Players)
Mixed Doubles – 1st Debbie Yanke, CT, Gene Jennings, NY,
2nd Judy Drexler, PA, George Rothman, NY
Men’s Singles – 1st Mark Amell ,ONT, 2nd Gene Jennings, NY
Ladies Singles – 1st Judy Drexler, PA, 2nd Donna Powell ,IL
LADDER GOLF (58 players)
Mixed Doubles – 1st Tanya & George Rothman, NY
2nd Deanna & Frank Russee, NY
Men’s Singles – 1st Don Morrier, ONT 2nd Dan Boisvirt, ONT
Ladies Singles – 1st Dee Lemain, CT 2nd Sue LaBelle, ONT
HORSE SHOES (32 Players)
Mixed Doubles – 1st Patty & Joe Wittmeyer, NY
2nd Duane Keegan & Rhonda O’Neal, IL
Men’s Doubles – Gerry Finkbeiner, ONT & Eric Huett, ONT
Men’s Singles – Eric Huett, ONT 2nd Gerry Finkbeiner, ONT
Ladies Doubles – 1st Patty Wittmeyer, NY & Barb McHale, NY
2nd Donna Powell, Il & Rhonda O’Neal, IL
Ladies Singles – 1st Sue Labelle, ONT 2nd Patty Wittmeyer, NY
Special Award – Order of the Broken Shoe – Rhonda O’Neal
First place Softball team consisted of: Fletcher Shaneyfelt, Aaron Tauber, Shawn Crookedacre, Nick Kyte, Derek Klingensmith, Beth O’Neal, Jack Skillings, Peter Kurburski, Andrew Mazaik, Anthony Tennyson, Chris Whittmeyer, Casey Kuhnert, Megan Douglas and Amy Wittmeyer.
Teen softball players
We had 4 teen volleyball teams.
The winning team was coached by Alyssa Robb and consisted of: Fletcher Shaneyfelt, Kerri McHale, Beth O’Neal Katie Kurburski, Shelbie Pallas, Nick Kyte, Jack Skillings.
2nd Place team was coached by Chris Wittmeyer (who also played) and also consisted of: Amy Wittmeyer, Hannah Robb, Derk Klingensmith, Acacia Pallas, Andrew Mazaik and Peter Kurburski.
1st place volleyball
Relays consisted of two teams:
First Place was coached by Jill Serbousek and consisted of: Aaron Tauber, Hannah Nolte, Sierra Woolworth, Tara Bowen, Kegan Pelihan, Megan Douglas and Frances Wolf
2nd Place was coached by Kirsten Knapp and consisted of: Casey Kuhnert, Shawn Crookedacre, Anthony Tennyson, Lauren Pallas, Peyton Jennings, Meagan Pallas, Brina Underwood and Elliece Kuhnert.
There were no major injuries this year (thanks to our trainer, Nancy Coy for being there)! I think every teen enjoyed themselves and we all had a great time! Thanks also to Connecticut for their left over lemonade and cups from their hospitality. The teens really enjoyed the lemonade!!!
I believe all of the teens sports could be considered big league as there was a “fly over” at every game!!!!!
On to the Adult vs. Teens Softball Game: This game was very close all the way to the end. The game ended in a tie score of 11 to 11. So again, this will have to be continued next year to determine a winner!!!! We believe if we continue to have the family fun day on Mondays, this game would be a wonderful way to close the day out for evening entertainment.
Adult vs teen softball players (tied game even though the teens are holding up the number 1).
PLAQUES AND CITATIONS The national citation is the second to the highest award given by the organization. Citations are awarded to member individuals or families who have contributed beyond the normal call of duty to members or chapters in their area of responsibility. The National Plaque is the highest award given by the organization. Plaques are awarded only to member individuals or families who have contributed outstanding service to Family Campers. A maximum of 5 plaques can be give per year.
Thanks to the award committee for their work in selecting our award recipients. The committee is formed by the Vice President – Operations and is approved by the Trustees. The committee has a previous plaque recipient, and executive board member and a field staff member. These must come from different regions and the regions rotate each year. This year’s committee were: Region 7/8 Plaque recipient, Art & Sylvia Hamilton, NS, Chair, Region 3 Field Staff, Delores & Jerry Benjamin, NE, Region 6 Executive Board member, Fred Muckle, SC.
We have one citation recipient this year.
Regina (Jeanie) Kelly received her citation this year. She has been a member since 1977. Faye has served as Penn State Association President and Secretary. She has also chaired Penn Camp and helped with registration. She represents two chapters at the Penn State Association and has held chapter officer positions. Regina is the editor of Penn Chatter.
When campvention was held in Pennsylvania Regina served as Teen Pageant Chairman and Hospitality chairman. She has also helped with Penn floats.
Regina is active at her church. She continues to be active and is instrumental in keep Penn State Association going. When there is a job to do she is among the first to volunteer.
There is one plaque recipient for 2014.
Their Leadership skills were utilized as Field Director in Quebec 1987 -1988, Field Director in New Brunswick 1989 – 1991, Disaster Awareness Training Chairpersons for 1st Region 7 Campout in Quebec 1987, Disaster Awareness Training/Disaster And Safety Awareness Training Directors in Ontario 2002 until the present. Additionally they have held these positions: Chapter Treasurer of SW Tazmanian Whirlwinds over 5 years, Disaster and Safety Awareness Training Chairpersons for Campvention 2006 and 2012, Steering Committee Secretary for Blyth Campvention 2012, Seminar Chairpersons for Campvention 2012, Chairpersons for Ontario Provincial Fall Campout 2012, Vice Presidents of Ontario Provincial Association 2010 to present, Presidents Elect for Ontario Provincial Association taking office Sept 2014. They presented DAT/DASAT programs to 10 plus provincial campouts. They also presented DAT programs at two Campventions in Blyth. Terry was a Youth Hockey coach for 12 years. Faye lead Girl Guides for two years as well as Scounts Canada Beaver and Cub Scout leader for 12 years. Faye was District Director for Beaver Program, Nottawasaga District, Scouts Canada for 2 years. She also was president of the Royal Canadian Dragoons Wives Club from 1984 – 1985 and Vice President from 1983 – 1984.
They received an FCRV citation in 2008. Terry served 25 years in Canadian Armed Forces. Faye was Life President of Acadia University Class of 1977. She also received Base Commander’s Commendation CFB Lahr, Germany 1985. Together the Swanburgs have attended 8 National Campventions and counting. They lived in Germany for 4 years serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.
They were Field Director in Quebec from 1987 -1988, then Field Director in New Brunswick from 1989 – 1991. In 1987 they were Disaster Awareness Training Chairpersons for 1st Region 7 Campout held in Quebec. Additionally they hold the Disaster Awareness Training/Disaster And Safety Awareness Training Directors position in Ontario from 2002 until the present. They were Chapter Treasurer of SW Tazmanian Whirlwinds for over 5 years. They were Disaster and Safety Awareness Training Chairpersons for Campvention 2006 and 2012 and Seminar Chairpersons for 2012. Faye was Steering Committee Secretary for Blyth Campvention 2012. They chaired the Ontario Provincial Fall Campout in 2012. They currently are Vice Presidents of Ontario Provincial Association and have held the position since 2010 and arePresidents Elect for Ontario Provincial Association taking office Sept 2014. They have presented DAT/DASAT programs to 10 plus provincial campouts and at 2 Campventions in Blyth 2006 and 2012. The DASAT/Goodie Bag/Tour Charipersons for 2014 Region 7 Campout Vineland, Ontario were the Swanburgs. They are always willing volunteers for 20 plus RV Shows in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
National Achievements include receiving the FCRV Citation in 2008, being on the Steering Committee Campvention 2012. They received the Disaster and Safety Awareness National Directors Award 2007 and 2012 and the Disaster and Safety Awareness National Directors Program Award 2007. They earned the Ambassadors Award in 1013.
In addition to FCRV Terry and Faye are involved in their community in various ways. In addition to being a hockey coach Terry was Executive for Essa Minor Hockey Association and Borden Minor Hockey Association. In addition to Faye’s work with Girl Guides and Scouts Canada Beaver and Cub she has canvassed for the Canadian Kidney Foundation and Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Faye has also volunteered for Church Choirs and City of Cambridge events.
Hank Nathan Lifetime Achievement Award.
This award was created to recognize those individuals or families who have given a lifetime of service to the organization.
Jim & Barb Turner are the recipients for 2014.
Jim & Barb joined NCHA in November 1977 where they joined their local chapter and became active serving in many positions over the years. As you’ll see they have been very active in NCHA/FCRV and served in many different positions from the local to the national level. Jim & Barb Turner are definitely one of the best candidates for the Hank Nathan Lifetime Achievement Award!
Jim & Barb obviously love and have been dedicated to NCHA/FCRV over the years and provided many activities and served in several leadership positions. All of this they have done as a volunteer and because they believed in the purpose of our family camping organization and enjoyed serving the members. With this award it is a small token of our appreciation for all they have done for NCHA/FCRV members.
AWARD OF MERIT
Recognizes an executive board member for outstanding achievement within their area of responsibility.
Mark and Anne have instilled within the membership of Connecticut a positive attitude and a willingness to serve as needed. They have created willing volunteers to carry out the work of FCRV in Connecticut in such a way that it isn’t a burden on any one individual. Connecticut has had steady membership growth and has a very active group of chapters. By the example they set, Mark and Anne continue to have f un camping and doing projects with the membership in Connecticut.
Mark & Anne are currently working with the rest of their region on campvention in Essex Junction VT. They are currently a team leader with 10 chairs under their leadership. Their main responsibility for this year’s Campvention is the Teen Queen/Teen King competition. Mark & Anne have embraced the family attitude within FCRV by making member’s adult children who have moved into the northeast feel right at home by including them in their family activities as well as Family Campers activities. In the past Anne has created wonderful Teen Queen Teas for campvention and made all the contestants feel like queens. Mark & Anne and their boys, Jesse, Joe and Josh have always been supportive of the Family Campers Band at campvention. In addition to their FCRV responsibilities, they host the Make-A-Wish activity for their state and also are very involved with the Lions Club in their locality. The 2013 northeast regional Campvention was chaired by them at a private campground that is a commercial member of FCRV which donated some of the entertainment.
Mark & Anne project a positive attitude and always have an encouraging word.
The criteria for the award changed for 2013. The Alf Campers of St Louis MO affiliated with Illinois are our chapter of the year. The chapter was chartered in 2007 and currently have 16 families. They were given points in the following categories.
MEMBERSHIP GROWTH ACTIVITIES (1-25)
CAMPERS ACTIVELY MOVING PROGRAM (CAMP) ( 1-5 ) The Alf Campers had 18 CAMP events for hiking and biking totaling 187 miles. In addition, 7 ALF Campers signed up for the 100 Missouri Miles program. 5 members logged well over 100 miles. Also, 7 ALF Campers participated in St. Louis County’s 30/30 hike program. 5 completed the program, each logging 55 miles
DISASTER AND SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING (DASAT) ( 1-5 )
WILDLIFE REFUGE (1-5)
At the ISA State Campout April 12-14, 4 members cooked up the pancake breakfast The pan-cake breakfast was a hit—we made $90 to be split between the ISA Scholarship and Wildlife funds. Nancy Scott also set up a great fundraiser for the Alf Scholarship fund with the flea market and we made almost $150 thanks to all the items that were donated by Alfs, ranging from baked goods to books to tie blankets, to trinkets.
PUBLICITY PROMOTING CHAPTER ACTIVITIES (1-5)
PUBLICITY PROMOTING FAMILY CAMPERS & RVERS (1-10)
DISPLAYING LOGO ON RIG (1-5) The Alf Campers display logo on 100% of their rigs.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITY (1-10)
A big change took place with this year’s pageant. For the first time since its inception many years ago, a teen king as well as a teen queen was crowned. States and provinces have had teen kings for some time, but until now their role at the pageant was being escorts for the queen candidates.
The actual competition began with morning interviews on Wednesday, July 9th with the Teen Queen Tea and interviews with the Judges, four Burlington area women with backgrounds in the arts and business. Wednesday afternoon the talent competition was held. MC, Don Lanoue introduced members of the 2013 court on hand including Beth O’Neal, Miss Congeniality, Erin Martone, 4th Runner-up, Brittany Huryn, 1st Runner-up, and Miss FCRV ,Hannah Robb. This year’s nine young ladies did the usual singing, dancing and playing instruments, however the four young men were thrown a surprise when their skill task was to draw a picture of a tent and campfire with markers on an art pad while describing their drawing.