HOW THE HMC CLUB STARTED
It all started when several HMC's came to ORA in Palm Springs for the winter.
In October of 1986, there was just one coach, by March, there were 22 in the park.
One day, at the factory, Jerry Hawkins stated to Dick Winn that he would like to see
an HMC Club formed. Thus an effort was made to organize a club.
Upon returning to Palm Springs, the 22 owners there were
excited and thrilled about the idea.
The party was held and people attending were all excited about the task of contacting
some 250 owners. Bob Casement, who worked for the factory was a big help
as he started talking to all the people who came out to the plant,
and started calling suppliers to arrange for seminars.
It was suggested that we become a chapter of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association)
for many reasons and FMCA has so much to offer. Finally the rally date was set for
the annual RV show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
and the advance party staked out our spot.
What a sight it was to see "long" rows of HMC's.
The only question one had was how many BLUE'S and how many BROWN'S would attend?
(That's how the competition between the BLUES & BROWN'S got started).
77 members joined that weekend and we grew to over 200 members.
On November 14, 1987, the HMC club was chartered by FMCA.
As time went by, the working members of the club were not able
to attend many of the rallies because they were too far to drive.
Some of the members then asked Jerry Hawkins
and FMCA if they could charter a 2nd Club to be closer to home.
On March 31, 1989, the CA FMCA HMC Chapter became a chartered member of FMCA.
On January 17, 2017, the HMC Club and CA FMCA HMC Chapter
joined together, and all members are now part of the
CA FMCA HMC Chapter.
Originally both the HMC Club and CA FMCA HMC Chapter
had only members owning the Hawkins motor coaches.
Hawkins is no longer in business and our Chapter
is now accepting anyone who is a member of FMCA.