South West Region

The South West Region is proud of being the largest geographical region in SMART, encompassing five states, and is the home region of one of the first SMART chapters chartered. The Southern California chapter is one of the largest chapters with memberships just under 50 rigs (just under 100 people). Our other chapters are the California Warriors, Arizona Roadrunners, Arizona Tumbleweeds, and the Golden Gate Chapter. We all enjoy various muster activities and welcome SMART members and those eligible to join us for a good time.


South West Regional Muster

Our next Muster begins on April 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Please click here for dates/contact info.


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Region Staff

Office Name Phone Email
Director Dave Barr Sr (714) 863-1492 chiefdsb@gmail.com
Assistant Roy Allen (805) 794-5666 royhallen805@outlook.com

Chapter Information

AZ Roadrunners

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The SMART Arizona Roadrunners are a fun, active and social RV club located in Southern Arizona. We enjoy interesting musters in historic places, movie sets and are the home of the world’s largest Gem, Mineral and Fossil show. We eat in haunted hotels, picnic in scenic places, take jeep and bus tours to sites we cannot drive or walk to as we explore Arizona. We are also a social club meeting in fun restaurants once a month with our members who no longer RV. Come join one of our musters; experience our gorgeous weather and beautiful Sonoran Desert sites. Our activities are scheduled November through April. In May the members take off in different directions to see the country, visit friends, relatives and other clubs. We look forward to seeing you this year!!!

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Contacts

Office Name Phone
President Don Minton (520) 403-1915
Vice President Tom Botchie (614) 833-9568
Treasurer Shari Minton (520) 403-1915
Muster Master Diane Lemley (520) 488-8335
Website Delegate Shari Minton (520) 403-1915


AZ Tumbleweeds

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Welcome military veterans! The Tumbleweeds chapter is Phoenix area based; we hope you will attend one of our musters whether you are an Arizona resident or a winter visitor. Come and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow veterans as we explore the many sites of beauty and history, and attend entertaining and interesting events in Arizona. Have fun at our evening games, join in our potlucks and happy hour conversation! You will be glad you did!

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Contacts

Office Name Phone
President Vernon Paige (602) 291-3968
Vice President Patricia Sappa (775) 217-3805
Secretary Sally Kavanaugh (623) 910-1276
Treasurer Joseph Edstrom (602) 578-8673
Muster Master Korel Roberge (207) 659-6205
Website Delegate Patricia Sappa (775) 217-3805


Battle Born

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The Battle Born Chapter is located in the great State of Nevada, Southwest Region. It is the first chapter to be formed in Nevada, but hopefully not the last. We currently have members from all over the State, but would like to form separate chapters in each of the major metropolitan areas of Reno and Las Vegas. Since we are just starting out, we welcome all SMART members to join our chapter and help us continue in the great SMART tradition of bringing veteran’s together to enjoy comradery and the shared interest of RV travel. We look forward to many great musters throughout the southwest and coming together in support of SMART objectives.

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Contacts

Office Name Phone
President Carl Hopper (775) 232-3958
Vice President Ed Schnabel (775) 552-5965
Secretary Evelyn Mattheus (775) 230-4529
Treasurer Iris Nelson (402) 560-0511
Muster Master Scott Mattheus (775) 230-4529
Website Delegate John Ingianni (623) 229-7710


Golden Gate

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The Golden Gate Chapter has members throughout Northern California, Southern Oregon, and Western Nevada. We have Musters the first week of every other month starting in February. Our musters start with an early day on Sunday and end on Friday. We try to use RV Parks with club houses so we can cook meals and socialize, play games or do crafts. Our special muster is Christmas at Jackson Ranchira where we exchange gifts and also collect gifts for the Veterans at the Yountville Veterans home. We would like to invite you to attend one of our Muster and meet our members, try us and I am sure you will like us!

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Contacts

Office Name Phone
President Al Calise (916) 844-8115
Vice President Tom Wentz (916) 826-7636
Secretary Phyllis Olin (408) 859-6366
Treasurer Ronald Chambers (209) 634-1160
Newsletter Lucille Martin (925) 513-4630
Website Delegate Tom Wentz (916) 826-7636


Southern California

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We were one of the first Chapters Chartered in S M A R T  and today claim one of the largest memberships with just under 50 rigs (just under 100 people). We have Class "A"s, "B"s, "C"s, Trailers and 5th Wheelers of all sizes. We are a fantastic bunch of fun loving, friendly, caring folks with members from all branches and all ranks of military services, both U.S & Canadian. Our membership is basically made of folks from within 100 miles of Vista, CA but this is not a rule as we do have some members from Arizona, Oregon and even a Canadian "Snow Bird".

Our Chapter holds quarterly musters (rallies) in the Southern California area within 150 miles of Vista, along with our annual Christmas Luncheon in Oceanside, CA. With a vote of the membership, we do venture out further from time to time. Our musters are 4 days in length Mon. to Fri. Sometimes we will combine a musters with one of the "California Warriors" Chapter.

We encourage you to visit us at one of our musters and check us out. We love company. We invite you to join our ranks and share the fellowship and fun that make the SoCal Chapter of S M A R T  such a great way to enjoy the RVing experience.

Should you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact our President.

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Contacts

Office Name Phone
President Glyn Scott (303) 514-8512
Vice President Doug Benzel (858) 945-6377
Secretary Cindy Howard (909) 229-7452
Treasurer Marg Crowder (951) 318-5644
Muster Master Michael Northup (505) 453-5753
Sunshine Sharon McConnell (619) 994-3746
Newsletter Editor Mary Lou Benzel (858) 775-6391
Photographer Barry Weathersby (619) 457-3834
Historian Steven Crowder (951) 318-5644
Chaplain Robert Vernlund (951) 259-6455
Protocol/sheriff Speedy Gonzalez Jr (951) 264-7458
Website Delegate James Cook (562) 964-6263


CA Warriors

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The California Warriors started out with weekend Musters for working members. We are now having Musters starting on Thursday through Sunday. Our Musters are on a bimonthly schedule, excluding November and December.

Our area includes 150 miles from Disneyland in all directions.

All SMART members and perspective SMART members are welcome to our Musters. We look forward to seeing you down the road.

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Contacts

Office Name Phone
President George Paxton (858) 705-0000
Vice President Michael Northup (505) 453-5753
Secretary Mary Lou Benzel (858) 775-6391
Treasurer Steven Crowder (951) 318-5644
Muster Master Michael Northup (505) 453-5753
Website Delegate James Cook (562) 964-6263



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