Originally Posted by blw2
I'm a member....but have never been active in any of the meetings or chapters. From what I've seen looking at pictures and stories about chapter events and such, it seems to be mostly or perhaps all a bit older folks...not exactly my demographic...I'm on the older side but still have a young family....
It seems like it's kind of in an odd place... sort of an orginazation/model for a different time...a time before today's social media, and our having anything and everything at our fingertips.
I could be very wrong about all of that.
Anyway, I'm not completely closed about the idea of doing more, just haven't seen anything of interest there.
I'd imagine that it's good folks...and if I had time on my hands I have no doubt that there would be friendships to be made at meetings and outings.
I've looked into it as well. Can't quite put my finger on why it doesn't excite me, but your definition comes close. I remember the days of kid's birthday parties turning into graduations, turning into marriages, turning into baby showers, turning into grandkids, etc... Haven't been to many of those lately. Seems now, you only need one dark suit for funerals. Jeans and T-shirts everywhere else. Haven't put a swing set together in over 50 years (those were always good parties). Every funeral I go to ends up in a debate of who takes the most prescriptions, how many parts of your body hurt...and those horribly long stories about running over the mailbox. FMCA seems like this kind of crowd and for some reason, I would only give the old alcoholic portion (those that drink till they just start yelling things you can't understand) someone to talk about when I went to bed at 9PM. I haven't read any reviews of the emergency evacs or MH return feature. What little I read seemed to have a lot of exclusions. Had anyone here had any first hand experience in these benefits?