Introduction - S ✯ M ✯ A ✯ R ✯ T brings military veterans, and their families together to share camaraderie, travel, camping, and support to our veterans. All active, retired, and honorably discharged veterans from U.S. and Canadain Armed Forces, interested in recreational travel, and sharing the camaraderie developed in the military are welcome. This includes; Reserve, National Guard, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, and also USPHS, and NOAA.
Emphasis on serving Veterans - We have chapters for full-timers, golfers, and for members who just like to travel. Married or single, owning a motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel, truck camper, or pop-up, our chapters offer activities to include: simple pleasures such as playing games, socializing, sharing potluck meals on weekend camp-outs, and monthly luncheons; to involvement in community activities, and volunteering at Veterans' Homes and Hospitals. Members volunteer and participate in Habitat for Humanity, the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots, Sew Much Comfort, and others.
RV Caravans Across America - RV Caravans are another unique aspect of SMART RVing. Experienced members, called Wagon Masters, lead RV Caravans to many exciting places, such as Alaska, New England, Southwest, and many more. SMART RVing boasts the "best" prices in the RV travel industry. Visit our RV Caravans page to learn more.
Join SMART RVing - You may join online using PayPal or print and mail a written
application along with your check. Please choose your preference below.
Important Information For New and Current Members
Here are some articles about your SMART membership and growth of our club.
SMART branded merchandise at CafePress
You can now purchase SMART apparel, mugs, totes and the like at CafePres.
Quilters -- Harriet Crabtree's daughter has asked us to give you her email address as she is having a tough time accessing Harriet's emails. She is really excited about finishing this project in honor of her Mom. Her name and email address -- Deb Thompson email@example.com
We have now a new Facebook Group with the same name Special Military Active Recreational Travelers Club (SMART) In order to join, go to the Group and ask to join.
SMART's Donation site is now active.
In preparation of a possible new Recruiting Pamphlet, the Membership and Publicity Committee requests testimonials from SMART members. Tell us why you joined and what you enjoy about SMART. Be sure to give us your permission to use your words or excerpted versions in our recruiting efforts. Send your inputs to Doug Blaha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know us by coming as a guest to one of our musters. Activities include golf, hiking, sightseeing, playing indoor and outdoor games, dining out, pot luck dinners, and just having a good time together.
The links below will provide information on the upcoming national and region musters; or click on the 'All SMART Events' button for chapter musters that may be in your area or along your route of travel. Come share the fun and fellowship with veterans from all branches of the Service. Contact the muster host for more information.
Our next National Muster will begin on October 25, 2017 in Rayne, LA. Please click here for dates/contact info.
Our next Muster begins on November 4, 2017 in Branson, MO. Please click here for dates/contact info.
Our next Muster begins on May 18, 2018 in Sorrento, FL. Please click here for dates/contact info.
Did you know that you can help SMART financially almost every time you make an on-line purchase?
You can, by joining iGive, and then using the iGive button or website, or the iGive ap on your phone or tablet whenever you shop online. It is free and so easy to help SMART receive a little extra income! There are currently over 1,750 stores participating. These stores participate because they want you to like them and to shop with them over and over again. All you have to do is go to www.igive.com.
Then sign up by providing your email, a password, and then select your favorite cause ...SMART, Inc of course ... but BE VERY CAREFUL in the selection process because "SMART" is a different cause than "SMART Inc." You want to support SMART, Inc. I hope! ...then you can select your favorite stores so that they are listed in your favorites each time you visit iGive, OR you can choose the one you want to shop at each time you go online from the entire listing. Each store sets its own contribution level. Some may give 1% of what you spend, while others may give 3%, 5%, or even 20% in a few cases. For example, Walmart.com gives a 1.6% donaton, while Camping World gives a 2.4% donation. Those are two that many of us probably shop at!! If you simply do some of that shopping online, SMART Inc. gets a donation at no extra cost to you!
Join iGive today, and help SMART each time you shop online!!
Click here for more information about joining iGive.
Contact National Headquarters
Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to contact Melissa Wade, Executive Manager, or Phyllis Enfinger, Administrative Assistant, for additional information. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8AM - 4PM central time. You may contact us by phone at (850) 478-1986 or toll free at (800) 354-7681.
600 University Office Blvd. Suite 1-A
Pensacola, FL 32504