About Country Coach International
Country Coach International is the ORIGINAL Country Coach Owners Club

Country Coach International (CCI) was founded in 1984 and headquartered in Junction City, Oregon until around 2010 - where all Country Coaches were made. CCI continues to celebrate approximately 400 members across the country and internationally as the FOURTH LARGEST FMCA CHAPTER!

CCI invites Country Coach Owners to join the Club for fun and fellowship. Our Members enjoy Discounts and Special Offers from our many Business Partners to enhance their RV lifestyle. Our website, Monthly eNewsletters and a dedicated Club Office provide important links for RV Parts/Service/Repair Centers, even Resorts and other assistance to help our fellow Coach Owners. CCI Rallies are held across the country to provide education, entertainment, services and information for the elite lifestyle you enjoy. CCI Rallies are always open to all brand coach owners.


CCI Celebrates 30+ years with $50 Membership and No Assorted Fees!


November, 1984, marked the official registration of Country Coach International as a Chapter of FMCA. The Club was named "International Country Coach Country Club" at the first rally. This didn't change until 1992 when it became Country Coach International (CCI).


Fast forward to 2019 and CCI is enjoying 35 continuous years as the ORIGINAL Country Coach Owners Club with happy members in 50 states, including Hawaii and Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, The Virgin Islands and even Germany! To celebrate this exciting milestone, CCI announces the following:


$50 gets you full annual membership in CCI for New, Renewed or Lapsed Members……No Assorted Fees!

Join, renew or rejoin online, by mail or call the Club office and be a part of this active non-profit organization! Enhance your elite RV lifestyle and meet other "World's Finest" Country Coach Owners wherever you roam.


Former CCI members whom now own "another brand" of coach are eligible to be full members.


Members enjoy some of the lowest rally registration rates  (includes full hook-up camping fees for 4-5 nights, fabulous food, exciting entertainment, RV related education, on-site coach service, crafts, games, dancing, shopping and much more at various sites around the country with friends, old and new). CCI Rallies are always open to all brands of motorcoaches. Sign up now for the next CCI Rally!


Reap the rewards! Special offers and discounts just for members that enhance your FMCA benefits are listed within each eNewsletter and on this website. Check out the "Resources, Industry Links, Partners and Discounts" for new additions to the continually growing list of CCI partners.


We value our members and look forward to seeing you somewhere up the road real soon. Happy Travels!


Club History

The Place was Dodger Stadium, the Year, 1984. Here, a group of 28 Country Coach motorcoach owners gathered to form what is known today as the Country Coach International Club. Their goal was simple--to promote the recreation lifestyle as a whole, enjoying the unique camaraderie afforded by


 (Bob Lee and Blanche Miller)

motorcoach travel and rallying as a group of Country Coach owners in exciting areas across the nation. In 1984, the Club was chartered as an International Chapter of the Family Motor Coaching Association and has become one of the larger independent RV clubs in North America. In November 2009, CCI celebrated its 25th anniversary with FMCA.

From its humble beginnings, this club has grown to 400-500 members today. In fact, Country Coach International is one of the larger FMCA Motorcoach chapters in the nation.

Rallying revelry with a distinct Country Coach flavor is offered throughout different regions of the country each year. Since 2009 we have gathered together for rallies in




(First Country Coach)

Myrtle Beach, SC, Kerrville, TX, Urbanna, VA, Tucson, AZ and Charlotte, NC. Watch the Rally Schedule for upcoming events.

Several active Area Country Coach Clubs also function independently and maintain robust schedules of activities of their own. Bringing club members living within a specific geographic region together, these local chapters embark on varied group outings and activities in addition to the regularly scheduled Club-wide rallying opportunities. See the Regional Clubs Listing.

At each rally, CCI supports chosen charities by raising money through various fundraisers. From 1990-2005, Country Coach International supported Dogs for the Deaf, Through its donations, the club placed over 26 hearing dogs in many states nationwide, at a cost of $5,000 per sponsorship fee. 2006-2009 the club has supported Children’s Miracle Network at rallies raising thousands of dollars to benefit children in need within the areas of the country where we rally. Since 2010 we choose a local charity to support such as Flood relief in Iowa, a Native American Mission in Tucson and the Speedway Children’s Charities in Charlotte.

Join the Club today to become a part of this energetic organization of fun-loving Country Coach owners.

Through the Years . . .

YOUR CLUB PRESIDENTS

 1984-1986     Jack Gossett

1986-1989      Brenda Kozachuk

1989-1990      Bill Koerner

1991-1993       George Shallbetter

1993-1995       Mark Layton

1995-1997       Bill Pontsler

1997-1999       Ed Carter

1999-2001      Bob Colclazier

2001-2002     Ray Stevens

2002-2004    Bob Pastorello

2004-2008    Jerry O’Connor

2008- 2009   Ted Wright

2010- 2012    Jack Hoadley

2012-2014     Bill Brock

2014-2016     Lee Zaborowski

2016- 2018    Mike Sowers

2019 - Bill Sax


2019-2020 Board of Directors Officers

Below are the CCI Officers for the 2019-2020 term. Please feel free to contact a Board Member if you have questions, suggestions or ideas to enhance your Club Experience. They are here to assist you! To meet the Board Members in person - come to a CCI Rally!


Bill Sax, IL




President

I retired as a Police Captain from the Belleville, Illinois Police Dept. in 2009.  Since then I have been the Deputy Director for the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy. We train all downstate police officers for Illinois. I am retiring from this position after 10 years in August 2019 and we are planning on trying fulltime RVing,

We bought our first ever RV in 2014, a 43-foot 2008 Country Coach Inspire FE (go big or go home). We put about 6,000 mile a year on it travelling around our work schedules visiting 21 states so far. We joined CCI that first year and go to at least two rallies a year. The friendship & Country Coach knowledge we have gained from CCI is immeasurable. 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for over 42 years. We have two grown daughters and five grandkids. I am looking forward to getting away from the constant demands of police administration & training and stepping into the “enjoying life” phase. We hope to get all fifty states and the Canadian Provinces.



Rita A. Sax, IL




Senior Vice President

I’ve been married to Bill Sax for 41 years (which is hard to believe because I'm only 39). Mother of 2 gorgeous girls, with 4 handsome grandsons and one beautiful princess. Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from McKendree College. Worked as a Business, Marketing and Sales Analyst for Anheuser-Busch and Dunn & Bradstreet. Assisted in creating a new Massage Therapy Law for the State of Illinois. Chaired Massage Therapy Board for its first 8+ years. Became a Massage Therapist and Esthetician,Owned and operated Emerald Isle Day Spa. I am currently self-employed and work diligently to save people money on business and residential services they use every day, like: Telephone, Cell Phone, Internet, Television, Security & Automation, Gas & Electric, Merchant Services and most recently SkyMed. My husband Bill will be retiring in 2 years, which is when we plan to start RVing full time. I look forward to serving on the CCI Board and assisting with creating a fun and exciting environment for RVers to get together and create new friendships; all while enjoying many new experiences.



Pat Gauch, MD




Secretary

I have been married for 48 years and have two sons! I graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1969 and my BSN from Metropolitan State College ( now University) in Denver, Colorado. Worked in PACU/OR at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD, for 32 years. Retired in March, 2016 and loving it! My hobbies are traveling and reading, my newest endeavor is pickleball. My husband Chuck and I have been Country Coach owners since 2002.


Dianne Hegler, TN




Treasurer

My husband, Max Hegler, and I have been retired since 2004.  We've been married almost 50 years and love to travel.  Max was in the USAF for 33 years and I followed him to almost every assignment with the exception of Thailand back in the early 70's.  I did fly over for a visit however.  I have a Degree in Elementary Education and used it for a short while, about four years, but took off a few years to raise our two girls.  When I did return to the workforce, computers had finally caught up with my passion and I worked as a Systems Administrator, Instructor, IT Analyst, Help Desk Coordinator, IT Technician for various school systems and finally EDS/HP. I worked to be very flexible for whatever job was available as we moved around in the military life.  We bought our first motor coach in Nov 2017, named her Hazel, and it's been a love affair ever since.  The RV life is perfectly suited for our love to be on the move and travel and we can include our wonderful fur baby, Jake, a yellow lab.  He loves it too.  I am honored and excited about serving as Treasurer for CCI.  Nicest group of people ever!


Buddy Bordes, LA








VP Membership

Four years ago after retiring from Shell Oil and Ann retiring from teaching, we began our RV experience. Since our journey began, we have traveled over 30,000 miles and have met many wonderful friends. Joining several motor home clubs introduced us to people from all over the United States. We have traveled through 30 states and have seen hundreds of interesting sites. So far our trip to the Grand Canyon was our most enjoyable. In the future we are planning on attending more rallies visiting with old friends as well as making new ones. Our only barrier has been missing our three boys and five grandchildren. They all live in New Orleans and we are a very close family. The grandchildren stay with us a lot and we are attached to seeing them almost every day. Skype does help some and we are hoping to take a few trips with some of them soon.


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Tammy Toalson, FL



VP Rally Coordinator

Rick and I have been traveling in a Country Coach for 11 of our 12 years motor-homing and 10 of those we have been members in CCI. I became more involved with the Club in 2011 when CCI conducted a contest to come up with a new logo for our Club. I began embroidering the new logo on shirts, hats and other items for the Club and we started attended more rallies to bring products to you. As I have become more involved in the rallies, I have become more interested in serving as a Board member for CCI. I am looking forward to serving you as VP of Rallies.



Lee Zaborowski, MO








VP of Marketing & Publications

Jeanne, my wife, and I are from the upper Midwest and have resided, at one time or another, in Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri. We have three children and four grandchildren. Since I retired four years ago, we and the two family cats are on the road regularly, touring the States in our Country Coach. I am a member of four motorhome clubs, including being the Newsletter Publisher for two of them. In addition I do 'RV Photography' Seminars. I fell in love with the outdoors, as a youth during the 40s and 50s, during the then annual summer trips to a resort in northern Wisconsin. Since those days I've lugged canvas tents around Idaho to fly fish, and progressed to long bicycle touring/camping trips of 1,000 miles or more, all over the United States, carrying clothes, camping gear, tools, etc. in panniers on the bike. Adding up all those tent, bicycle and RV trips would probably get you around 200,000 miles. I am a retired university educator, both as a chemistry teacher, and later an administrator in Adult and Continuing Education programs. I have authored four books. Just over a year ago I authored a new book, RVers BEST PUBLIC CAMPGROUND. The book is about RV camping in the public campgrounds spread across the U.S. These campgrounds are managed by and located on state, city, county or federal agency park lands. Being in a public park environment, campground sites tend to be among woods, spread out, and non-commercial. Jeanne and I both enjoy photography and did all the photos in the book.


Pete Hays, SD




Alternate CCI FMCA National Director

Life in a motor home started for me in 2007 with a Winnebago Class A. In October, 2010, a very nice 2000 Magna entered my life and very shortly after that I joined CCI. I haven’t always been but am now single and since 2012 a full timer with a South Dakota residency. Winterizing the coach is done by staying in Florida over the winter and then moving north as weather permits. Charlotte, in 2012, was my first rally and I now try to attend at least one rally a year. The last few years I’ve been participating in Habitat for Humanity builds with other RV’ers at various locations around the country, something that I find very rewarding.



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Historian/Parliamentarian




George Sanders, AL




Eastern VP

My background is Financial/Business Management with IBM from which I retired in 2007. The last 15 years at IBM were spent running very large service delivery contracts as Project Executive. Janet & I have been married since 1966 and now live in beautiful Mountain Brook, AL, after many moves with IBM. Over the course of those years we have been both boaters and RVers. Having started RVing in 1994 with a travel trailer we quickly moved to motor homes in 1996. I have been pleased to serve in leadership positions in both boating and RVing organizations most recently as Treasurer for CCI. My objective as Country Coach International Eastern Area VP is to maintain CCI as a valued resource to regional CC owners and to encourage their membership in our organization.


Joe Mikan, IL









Western VP

Lynn and I live in Lockport Illinois, which is 35 miles southwest of Chicago.  Our first motorhome was a classic front wheel drive GMC.  In 2007 we purchased a 1995 Country Coach Intrigue, joined CCI, and attended our first rally at the Amana Colonies in Iowa. Since that time we have attended one or more CCI rallies every year, and joined three regional CCI clubs. We now have a 1999 Country Coach Magna. I am the third generation in our family business which is insurance and real estate investments. I was also very involved in local county government, serving terms as county auditor, county board commissioner, and finally as county board president. Our company owns several properties across Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, one of which is a golf course where Lynn and I live. We have a second home in Fort Myers Florida where Lynn spends the winter, while I commute between Illinois and Florida.


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Mike Sowers, FL




Past President


Lee Zaborowski, MO








Past President



Bill Brock, NJ



 

Past President



Jack Hoadley, MA










President Emeritus



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