Special Military Active
Recreational Travelers
Emphasis on serving Veterans - As a social club, we have chapters for golfers, computer users, and
for travelers who just like to travel.  Married or single, owning an RV, 5th wheel, pop-up, our chapters offer
activities 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
A National Muster is held every year, in states with so much to see and do--FL, OK, AL, WA, CA,
AZ, TN, VA, TX to name a few.  These musters command attendance from 100-300 rigs and you
can't beat the price.  Much like the National Muster, S*M*A*R*T also holds Region Musters for all 8
regions across the U.S.  View our Muster Calendar to find a Muster near you.
Contact National Headquarters

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 4pm  Central Time
You can contact us by
Phone:  (850) 478-1986 or toll free (800) 354-7681
Email: smart@smartrving.org
Our address is
600 University Office Blvd Suite 1-A
Pensacola, FL 32504

Thank you for visiting our website.  We encourage you to contact us if you would like more
information or if you are interested in becoming a member.  If you would like information mailed
to you, please email us with your mailing address.
"What do I get for my money?"  you ask.  Well, how do you put a price on friendship, camaraderie, and
fellowship?  S*M*A*R*T is an extension of the best part of the military lifestyle so many enjoyed throughout
their careers.  So, whether you like the close knit feeling of a chapter, or you spend your time crossing the
states, S*M*A*R*T has a chapter, a caravan, a muster, or an activity that is sure to interest you.
Our Corporate National Bylaws prohibit anyone from using names, addresses, emails, or phone numbers for
purposes of solicitation or for personal monetary gain.
S*M*A*R*T is a recreational vehicle (RV) social club for active, retired, and honorably discharged
military veterans (and spouses), including reservists and National Guard, from all the uniformed
services. Founded in 1982 we have 48 chapters across the U.S. Touted as one of the "best kept
secrets", S*M*A*R*T welcomes all eligible veterans.
Our members believe there is something for everyone in S*M*A*R*T
Welcome to our Home Page.
Take a few minutes to view our
web site to learn what S*M*A*R*T
has to offer YOU.
Sign up and start enjoying one of the "Best Kept Secrets in RV Travel.  
Click on our Become a Member page to download an application.
Caravan across America - Caravans are another unique aspect of S*M*A*R*T.  Experienced
members, called Wagonmasters, volunteer to lead caravans to many exciting places, such as Alaska,
New England, Southwest, AIBF, and many more.  
S*M*A*R*T boasts the "best" prices in the RV travel industry.  Visit our
Caravan page to learn more.
Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved, SMART
Our Mission Statement:
Special Military Active Recreational Travelers
(SMART) brings military veterans (active, retired, &
honorably discharged) together to share camaraderie,
travel, RVing, and to support our veterans.  
We provide information for the military RV family,
and support welfare programs while
"Seeing the Country We Defend."
Email us at smart@smartrving.org or call 800-354-7681
We now accept Credit
Cards at HQs
There is a sur-charge
Call HQs to make a payment
Just a reminder that joining
SMART does NOT give you
access to the Military
We are a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(19) Veterans' Organization.
2015 National Muster
will be at
Georgia National Fairgrounds
Perry, GA

Sept. 18-21, 2015
See National Muster page for more
2014 Outstanding

SE Region
FL Roadrunners
Chattahoochee Drifters
FL Sunshine
South FL Gold Coasters
FL Buccaneers

SC Region
MS Magnolias
AR Diamonds
Rocky Tops
Tri-State Panhandlers
White Sands
Click here for the new
SMART application
(January 2015)

Click here for the Recruiting side
of the application
(new as of January 2015)
Click here to read the
Annual Printed Traveler
January 2015
Click here to read the
eptember Traveler
Remember to check
out the
Classified page.
Click here to read the
August E-news
Be sure and
Check out our
Archives page

Here are the specific results of the vote on the two SMART Bylaw
change proposals completed at the Special Membership meeting at
the South Central Regional Muster.  The vote required 2/3 (66.67%)
of the votes cast to pass.

1.  SMART Official Name Acronym change: from Special Military
Active Retired Travel to
Special Military Active Recreational
This change better reflects our membership makeup and overcomes
the indication that we are only Active and Retired military RVers.

Name Change: 248 votes were cast , 2/3(66.67%) is 165.   
Votes FOR: 191 votes AGAINST: 57; 77% in favor --

Actions: Name change ...all chapters & members are encouraged to
continue use of existing patches, flags, etc and to consider
replacement only on an as needed/wear & tear basis.  The only thing
that will change on the SMART logo is the small print.  HQ will send
out electronic versions of the new logo and tell all chapters

Membership category changes from Regular and Associate to
Veteran and Non-veteran Family members

1. Better reflect our actual membership

2. Reduce any negative connotation in the status names  

3. Give all of our veterans: active/retired/honorably discharged the
same rights and organizational privileges--all our veterans are
eligible to hold all offices, including National officers; Non-veteran
family members are recognized as fully participating SMART
members with the eligibility to hold all offices up to and including
Region Director               

For 2 Categories of Members, Veteran & Non-Veteran Family: 257
Votes cast, 2/3 (66.67%) is 171,  Votes FOR: 224, Votes AGAINST:
33; 87% in favor --

Actions:  HQ will publish new Bylaws and Standing Rules that reflect
the votes, soonest.  The name change will take some time to
accomplish all legal requirements and HQ will pass onto the
chapters any requirements.  HQ will publish new applications, forms,
and publications with the new logo.

Craig Christen
SMART President
931 224-8261
You can now renew your
SMART membership on line.
To renew on line
Click Here
To join SMART
on line
Click Here
                              SMART Facebook Name Change

The name of our Facebook Group has been revised to align with the name of our club:
SMART Special Military Active Recreational Travelers. All members will be notified of the
The S*M*A*R*T Facebook Group was started about three years ago and has grown to
over 830 members. It is a place for S*M*A*R*T members and those interested in joining
S*M*A*R*T to share comments, photos, and videos of their S*M*A*R*T camping
adventures and to provide info for prospective S*M*A*R*T members.
It is an ideal place for S*M*A*R*T Chapters to post muster photos and information about  
their chapter.  

One must have a Facebook account and be accepted as a member of this Group to view
and post. Members of the group can add their Facebook friends but and Administrator
must approve. It is a closed Group which means only members can view posts.
How do you join? Go go to the S*M*A*R*T Facebook Group by entering SMART Special
Military Active Recreational Travelers in your personal Facebook page search area. This
will bring up
the S*M*A*R*T Group so you can click the request to join button. If you are already a
Facebook member, "click” the link above (SMART Facebook Group) and sign-in to your
account, which will take you to the S*M*A*R*T Group, then ask to join.

As a service to Group members, "personal" RV related "for sale" items may be posted on
the wall.
The Group is authorized by SMART HQ however the views and comments by individual
members  do not represent those of HQ SMART.

If you would like to join but are having any problems contact John Steinbauer,
Administrator, kjsteinbauer@comcast.net