The Oklahoma RV Association (ORVA) will hold its 2018 State Convention June 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Okla. 

According to a press release, this year’s convention will feature a strong slate of speakers designed to bring ORVA members all the latest news and updates in the industry along with new learning opportunities for their businesses. 

The theme for the convention is “Building on New Visions,” which is expected to resonate with attendees as they hear from top leaders in the RV industry outlining the opportunities that lie ahead for dealers who are prepared to take their dealership to the next level. Attendees will also receive a special “Building on New Visions” package provided by Diversified Insurance Management.

The convention opens Sunday with a member golf tournament followed by a welcome reception at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The educational segment starts on Monday which will address current affairs and changes affecting the RV industry as presented by some of the RV industry’s top speakers such as Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia, RV Industry Association (RVIA) Vice President, Government Affairs Jay Landers, RVIA Manager, Government Affairs Mike Mike Palicz, Statistical Surveys Inc. President Scott Stropkai, Doug Deter, Michael Rees and Mike Nicholes. Mike Nicholes will also present a special two-hour workshop called “How to Make Your Parts Store More Profitable” and will include a 19-page handout for all dealers to take back and apply in their stores.   

Also, due to the re-entering of the Oklahoma Lemon Law issue in 2018, Oklahoma State House Bill 3050, ORVA, with help from RVIA and RVDA, was successful in stopping the bill before going before the house committee. There will be a follow-up panel discussion on Monday for the group with Roy Dockum, executive director of Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission, Landers, Palicz and Ingrassia.

On Monday evening, following a cocktail reception which will feature the culmination of a special donor silent auction and 50/50 money match campaign to raise funds for the dealer association, the President’s Banquet Gala will take place. This will then be followed by AudioBody presenting special entertainment.

For more information visit www.OKRVA.org or contact Sheril Vergara at 505-345-8558.