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Reprinted from PN January 2010

The Handicapped Travel Club encourages people with disabilities and their families to travel, meet, and share information on making recreational vehicles accessible.

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The Handicapped Travel Club, Inc., (HTC) is an international organization that sponsors rallies across the United States. Members (approximately 200) follow the motto “Fun and Fellowship” by focusing on GOAL—Get Out And Live!

Formed in 1973, HTC encourages people with disabilities and their families to travel, meet, and share information on making recreational vehicles accessible.

HTC publishes a newsletter, has local get-togethers, and sponsors an annual rally as well as an occasional regional one. The annual rally rotates among various sections of the country.

HTC was created by five disabled couples from California and Texas. The original plan was for a club of families where at least one person had a disability. But when able-bodied people asked to join because they approved of the idea and wanted to help, the membership was opened to everyone. HTC is not affiliated with any other national club.

Currently, HTC has one annual official business meeting and rally. In July 2009, the National HTC Rally took place in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

As HTC has grown, more regional rallies have taken place. Members are encouraged to carry the club roster with them when traveling and visit other HTC-ers around the country.

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