State-of-the-industry updates from Recreational Vehicle Industry Association President Dave Humphreys and national Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association President Mike Molino will be among the highlights of this year’s Florida RV Trade Association State Convention.
This year’s FRVTA state convention will take place Sept. 9-12 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, the association reports on its website, www.frvta.org.
The gathering will be the FRVTA’s 24th annual convention and will feature a 1960s hippie theme: “RVs are Groovy! A Glance Back…A Look Ahead.”
The convention will kick off on Sept. 9 with the “Come Together” welcoming party, including the “Haight-Ashbury” Hospitality Suite.
The business portion of the convention will begin on the morning of Sept. 10 with motivational speaker Cam Marston. His topic will be improved multigenerational relations.
Humphreys and Molino’s presentations, focusing on the manufacturers’ and dealers’ points of view, respectively, will follow Marston that morning.
The morning session will conclude with presentations by Long Distance Satellite Training Director Jim Carr and FRVTA’s Legislative Consultant Marc Dunbar.
That afternoon, attendees can participate in either the “Hippie Chippie” Golf Tournament or the “Yellow Submarine” Boat Ride.
Activities on Sept. 10 will conclude with the Woodstock Costume Party/Dinner. There will be music, dancing, souvenir photos, games and plenty of food and drinks.
On Sept. 11, there will be informational breakout sessions during which participants can choose from a variety of topics, including: sales tax and audits; reporting large cash transactions; the Patriot Act & FTC safeguards and practical business protection under Florida laws.
Following the breakout sessions on Sept. 11, everyone is invited to attend the “Let’s Make A Deal” Game Show, where Dave “Full Monty Hall” Kelly will MC a luncheon filled with games, prizes, trivia and MONEY!
The convention will conclude during the night of Sept. 11 with the “…One Giant Leap” Awards Banquet, at which the outgoing FRVTA Board members will be thanked for their service and the incoming Board members are given their official white jackets.
Any company still wanting to sponsor an event should contact FRVTA marketing Director Dave Kelly at the association’s office in Brandon. The FRVTA is looking for prizes for both the “Lets Make A Deal” game show luncheon and the Silent Auction.