Congratulations to Paul Mitchell

fmcainto November 9, 2023 0 Comments

Congratulations to Paul Mitchell on his recent election to National Senior Vice
President. A huge thanks to Paul (and Lisa) for his many years on the Executive
Board of INTO, the last three as President. He brought new energy and ideas to the
INTO Executive Board and will do the same in his new position.

The Governing Board also elected Gary Millner as President, Pamela Richard as
Secretary and Barbara Smith as Treasurer.

In addition, the Governing Board, in a meeting that lasted over eight hours,
approved a budget with no increase in dues, the ability of FMCA, with Governing
Board approval, to operate under an assumed business name, and new mission and
purpose statements. With the exception of the budget, all of these items will be
submitted to the membership for final approval.

The following items were approved and took effect immediately;

  • a new strategic plan
  • a new procedure to modify the emblem which also requires that it be used
    on all official documents, publications, badges & websites. Any change
    requires Governing Board approval.
  • a new membership category entitled “Pathfinder” which does not require
    ownership of an RV
  • a new policy on approval of logos for FMCA. These require approval of the
    Executive Board.
  • several other minor changes.

The business of the INTO Area continues. I will be leading your Executive Board until
such time as a new President is elected to fulfill the remainder of Paul’s term which
ends August 17, 2024. A call for nominations will soon be issued by the National
Office to the National Directors. Then a ballot of those nominated will be distributed
to the National Directors. A new President is expected to be confirmed by early

If the new President is selected from a member of the INTO Executive Board, the
Nominating Committee will seek candidates for the vacant position. An individual
from the slate provided by the Nominating Committee will be elected by the INTO?
Executive Board.

The INTO Executive Board met twice in Gillete at the National Convention. The new
Treasurer, Nick Gilliam and two Vice Presidents; Mike Neighbors (incumbent) and
Ginny Yelland (newly elected) were installed. The planning of the 2024 rally,
“Mosey INTO Muskogee”, at the Hatbox Event Center in Muskogee, OK, May 17 to
20, 2024, was a major topic of discussion. I have atached a registration form for
you to distribute to your chapter. The EB also authorized a revised website to be
hosted by FMCA. Steve Richards was approved as our new webmaster. He will be
assisted in developing the website by a commitee consisting of Bob Heiges, Rocky
Lippold, Paul Mitchell and myself. Additionally, a new Nominating Commitee was
elected consisting of Mandy Canales, Lisa Mitchell and Charlsanne Miskell.

I also had the opportunity to attend the formation meeting of a new chapter in the
INTO Area, RV Basic Alumni. I wish to welcome them to the INTO Family and look
forward to attending their future meetings.

I will be grateful for your continued assistance and involvement during this time of
transition. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at or 615 218-7530.

Bob Weithofer

Senior VP, INTO Area