COST TO JOIN THE CLUB
This is a one time fee that covers your first year dues and your membership badge. You can send a check to Philip Bishop-Treasurer for $22.50 per person or $45 per couple.
ANNUAL DUES THEREAFTER ARE ONLY $10./SINGLE, $20,/COUPLE.
Twice a year we produce an electronic Membership Directory that includes the information from application for each member and their picture.
By completing our application and joining, you agree to allow us to print your information in our Membership Directory. The directory information is not to be used for anything other than chapter activities/business.
Where can you have this much fun for $10. per year?
Membership to FMCA is required to join this club. If Joining, Fill in application, email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or mail application and make check payable to Cuatro Estados and send to:
CUATRO ESTADOS Treasurer
2344 Woods Wash Tr
Albuquerque, NM 87120
WELCOME TO THE BEST IN THE WEST!
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(1) Make your own reservations with the RV Park, providing whatever deposit is required. A deadline date will usually be published, many of which may be months in advance. But in general the sooner you make your reservations the better, or you may not get in. Also notify the rally master that you will be attending. This is important for planning purposes, so please don’t just “show up” without their knowledge that you will be there to attend the rally. Ensure to ask for any discounts and to be put with or near the Cuatro Estados Group or adjacent to the Rally Masters.
(2) Ensure you have the most recent rally schedule and carry it with you. We will follow the schedule unless told otherwise. You will be notified if an activity is canceled due to weather, otherwise the activity is a go.
(3) If you have a two way radio (FMRS or GMRS) please bring it; that’s how we communicate while touring in our vehicles together. Our group seems to prefer channel 10. If you don’t have a radio, many of us carry extra. Please bring your member badges… and WEAR THEM. With so many new members, that’s the only way we can remember each others' names! After a rally or two, you'll remember the friends you make.
(4) Meals. Often there will be one or two potluck meals, possibly one provided by the rally masters (for which you may be asked to pay a rally fee for cost reimbursement) and one or more meals at a restaurant. Many evenings we have Happy Hours, to which we often bring enough snacks to call it dinner. If we are doing a “run” (scenic drive, or to specific location), often you will be asked to pack a lunch to take with you. Meals information will be provided in the rally schedule, or sent to you separately after you have signed up for a rally.
Unless specified otherwise, please bring your own ‘mess kit’ (plate, utensils, napkin, etc.) and drink to all gatherings – which usually take place outdoors at the rally masters rig. Bring folding chairs too (which you can leave set up for the duration of the rally if you wish). Bring a small table for yourselves if don’t want to hold your plate in your lap. If you have a larger folding table to help us with place for snacks & potlucks, check with rally master to see if they need it.
(5) A few of our rally locations have a recreation building or club house for our use. If so, most are set up with tables & chairs and so we will usually hold potlucks and perhaps even happy hours there. If forecast weather appears to be an issue be flexible to execute last minute changes.
(6) If allowed, “real” campfires may be on the evening schedule; bring firewood if you can. If not, some of us may set up propane “firepits” to gather around. We used to have guitar players and singers to add to the evening fun … and always looking for anyone willing to do so again!
(7) On day exploration drives or jeep trails, make sure you have enough fuel for the trip. And please be on time because we will leave on time. Also try to double up with others, sharing rides… just make sure you both want to do the same things and/or be gone as long. If someone invites you to ride with them for all the 4WD trips because you don’t have 4WD, it is usually appropriate to offer to pay for part of the gas as a thank you or buy them lunch.
(8) Whether drives or hikes or whatever, remember to bring enough water! And always snacks, even if a lunch isn’t requested. Many times that may turn into lunch. Also keep a jacket handy. In the high mountains where we hold so many summer rallies, it can turn cold & windy really quick. You might want to bring some chairs in case there are no picnic tables.
(9) Camping Etiquette
I know how exciting it can be to see friends at rallies that we haven’t seen in a while. We tend to rush up to say hello as soon as they arrive. Out of respect for people wanting to get their rigs set up and get settled in please give them some space and time. Often unhooking and setting up is a time when mistakes are made, and accidents can happen. When they are ready, they will come out of their rigs ready to join in the fun. Please remember this also applies when the rally is over and people are trying to hook up their car or trailer for departure, as mistakes can be made, and accidents could result. Thank you!
(10) REMEMBER: Everything we offer at a rally is optional -- day trips, meals, hikes, and any other scheduled activities. We hopefully attend a rally to SHARE adventures, but if you’d rather spend the day reading a book, or going on a long hike by yourself or whatever, that’s fine. We’re a bunch of very independent people, and it’s perfectly acceptable if you want take a hike, or bike ride, or go kayaking instead of that day’s scheduled drive… and if you want company doing it, you’ll usually find someone else who’d rather do that too!
(11) Most importantly, come prepared to have an adventure, make new friends and see old friends … expect to have a great time of Fun, Food & Fellowship!