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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question What is the difference between belonging to the national RVing Women (RVW) organization and the Cascadia chapter?
Answer RVW is the national organization, while Cascadia is the affiliate local chapter serving Washington state and British Columbia. You need join the national organization before joining a local chapter. 
Question Can I come as a guest before deciding to join RVW?
Answer Yes! You may attend two chapter events from any affiliated chapter (lifetime) to see what the fun is all about. To attend additional events you must join the national RVW organization.
Question What do you do at a typical Cascadia event?
Answer Cascadia events are held on weekends at locations throughout Washington state and British Columbia. 

An event typically starts with a happy hour meet & greet on Friday evening, possible some kind of theme potluck hors 'douvres, and Welcoming message from someone from the board. In addition, there will be some information about the weekends event from the Event Captains, a call out for volunteers where need, and any additional information both local or event related. Often, afterwards, folks gather for card or board games in the clubhouse, or gather casually on their own.

Typically, on Saturday mornings we meet over coffee before heading out for various activities (independently or in groups) during the day. The physical location of the event and the size of the meeting room dictate what indoor activities we enjoy. Where applicable, we’ll start out with an educational seminar before heading out for the day. The location of our events, whenever possible, is scheduled around community events, such as sand castle competition in Long Beach, Lilac Festival in Woodland or Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth. After a full day of sightseeing, we reconvene for happy hour and a potluck supper on Saturday evening, followed by an evening of games or quiet time (if you prefer). 

On Sunday mornings, we often gather for coffee, and then christen new rigs before we go our separate ways. Folks with more time on their hands often arrive on Thursday or early Friday, and many stay over on Sunday night.
Question

What else happens besides the organized activities?

Answer Those attending chapter events often group together to see local attractions or participate in a common interest, such as bike riding or birding or beachcombing. These spontaneously organized activities typically are announced Friday night during the welcome. Rides sharing offered for those that don’t have transportation. Several of the RV parks we stay in offer us the use of their clubhouse facilities for the weekend, so members often gather throughout the day to visit, read, play games, work a puzzle, or share a common interest. You are welcome to participate in as many or as few of the activities as you wish.
Question Do you have any educational seminars, classes or activities?
Answer Yes. Some weekend event includes some form of educational component. Past activities have included seminars on RV repair and maintenance (all aspects), financial matters, first aid, scrapbooking, beadworking, essential RV toys and more. Every event has something different to offer!
Question Can I bring my husband/child/dog/cat?
Answer

Well-behaved dogs and cats whose owners ensure their good behavior are welcome to attend all chapter events. They are not allowed at the group activities or where food will be served. Service animals excepted, of course.

Female children over the age of 18 are allowed to attend. Husbands and male children of any age are not allowed to attend chapter events. Click here to read RVW guidelines regarding men, children and dogs attending RVW events. 

Question Do I have to join Cascadia in addition to joining RVW?
Answer No. You may belong to RVW without joining a local chapter. Paying the chapter membership fee, however, helps the chapter have a stable base of funding to support its activities, this website, substantial deposits many parks require, and some club sponsored meals, prizes, decorations, etc. you will enjoy at many of our events. Additionally, only chapter members are entitled to vote in chapter elections (officer and By Laws). To join Cascadia, please fill out the New Member Application and send it to the Cascadia Treasurer 
Question What if I don’t own an RV?
Answer No. However, RVW events are arranged for women interested in, or currently enjoying, the RV lifestyle. Chapter events are typically held in RV parks, many of which offer rental units and/or cabins. Or you may stay nearby in a motel or with friends. Depending on the location of the event, we have had women sleep in tents or in the back of their trucks. So, if you don’t yet own an RV, please inquire about alternate lodging if you would like to join us.

Our Cascadia events are a wonderful educational opportunity for anyone interested in purchasing an RV. Members often offer up the opportunity to view their rigs, thus ensuring knowledge of a wide array of rig types for the potential RV owner.

Question What if I want to bring a friend more than twice?
Answer In 2009 (updated in 2013) the national RVW board implemented a policy by which a member can purchase a "rider" to their membership to enable them to bring a qualifying guest more than twice. It is intended for members to bring a guest who; a) is a woman over the age of 18; b) does not live in the member's household; and c) will be staying in the member's rig when attending RVW events. To read the intent of the policy and instructions for adding a "rider" to a membership, click here.

 

Membership

RVing Women (RVW) is a national organization by and for women who enjoy the RVing lifestyle. The organization includes 17 regional chapters as well as chapters for solo travelers and fulltimers.  The Cascadia chapter serves membership in Washington state and British Columbia and has nearly 200 members on its roster. Membership fee information is governed and documented on the RVW website by the National RVW, you must first join the National organization before joining any of the affiliated chapters.

Cascadia Chapter due details are documented on the News Page   New members can complete the Application and forward to the Treasurer for any additional information.

Benefits
Membership in RVW provides many benefits and opportunities for fun and friendship. Those benefits include: 

  • RVing Information. Rallies, seminars, national convention, online resources, RVing Women magazine
  • Friendships and Networking.
  • Membership Directory. Our membership directory includes information you can use to connect with a network of women all across the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Park ’n Stay. Many of our members offer overnight space and hospitality for women on the road. These members are identified in the state listings section of the Membership Directory.
  • Discounted Services. Many businesses offer discounts to our members. These savings are available in RV parks and repair shops, for coach components and accessories, full-timers insurance, and others.

Ready to Join?
You can apply for RVW membership quickly and easily National online site.  Once you have joined the national RVW organization, you can join the Cascadia chapter by filling out the New Member Application and sending it to the Cascadia Treasurer.  

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