1963, 13 Member coaches met in San Antonio, Texas to discuss the formation of a Texas Chapter. The meeting took place at Brackenridge Park in
September of 1966.
By March of 1967 there were 30 members, after consideration of several names, including Los Tejanos, Texas Gypsies, Long Horns, Texas
Bluebonnets and Texas Rangers, the group decided on The Lone Star Chapter.
On June 16, 1967, FMCA granted a charter to the Lone Star Chapter, and it was presented to the Membership at the September Rally.
From its meager beginnings The Lone Star Chapter grew to 213 member coaches in 1995. In 1970 the Chapter had 4 Rallies per year scheduled.
In 1972 a song was written by Minnealea Ferguson and adopted as the Chapter Song.
The Lone Star Chapter hosted the “Five State Rally” for FMCA at Traders Village in Grand Prairie, Texas. Twenty Six States were represented and 263
coaches were in attendance.
The Lone Star Chapter and Wes-Tex Chapter co-hosted the Six State Rally for FMCA in 1992. The Lone Star Chapter co-hosted the Six State Rally in
Sedalia, Missouri in 2000.
Lone Star Chapter of FMCA was happy and proud to hold our 50th Anniversary Rally September the 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017 at the Choctow KOA in
There were 68 current members, past members and guest present. Included were 3 FMCA National Officers, Jon Walker, President with his wife
Sondra, Rett Porter, Vice President and his wife Claire and Joe Wright South Central Area Vice President and his wife Nancy. 8 past Presidents of
Lone Star were also present. Both the Porter’s and the Wright’s are also members of Lone Star
Over the years the Lone Star Chapter has been a continuous support to FMCA's South Central and National Organizations. Past and current
chapter members have served at various levels as Officers and Directors, in both Organizations. Chapter members also frequently volunteer at
National and South Central Conventions.
For the last 18 years (since 2002) members of the chapter have represented FMCA by volunteering at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Mostly as greeters at the various gates while welcoming Fair goers and giving out brochures with the daily schedule. For the last four of years some of
our members also have volunteered at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport, LA. These have been a wonderful and fun experiences for our members
while promoting FMCA and at the same time helping the Fair.
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Lone Star Secretary
Presentation of 50th Anniversary Certificate
to President Leslie Lightfoot.
Past Presidents attending the rally.