Attendance was strong for last year's Induction Dinner

Attendance was strong for last year’s Induction Dinner

RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Committee Chairman Mark Wasson reports reservations for the event honoring the Class of 2015 are running ahead of last year’s reservations. The dinner and ceremony will be held Aug. 3 at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart, Ind.

“As of early June 15 more than 153 friends and family of the inductees have registered, which is ahead of last year’s record pace of registrations,” Wasson, vice president, structural and specialty products, for Bluelinx Corp., stated in a press release.

In addition to reservations for the dinner, Golf Committee Chairman Trey Miller is signing up foursomes for the 2015 RV/MH Hall of Fame Golf Classic. So far 11 companies and individuals have signed on as sponsors for the dinner and golf, according to Darryl Searer, Hall president.

Searer noted, “With less than 60 days until the event, I urge everyone to sign up early. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis, so the earlier a reservation is received, the best seating location available at that time will be assigned.”

Those being honored in the Class of 2015 include: Bert V. Alanko, MBA Insurance; Patrica A. Fiederer, Latham Oneota Homes; Sherman Goldenberg, RVBusiness Magazine; Paul E. Hanser, HWH Corp.; Jerry W. James, Franklin Homes Inc.; Joe Kelly, Iowa Manufacturing Housing Association; Richard A. Mendlen, manufactured housing: Marlene A. Sine, Marlene Sine & Associates Inc.; Bill Thomas, Bill Thomas Camper Sales; and Robert West, Affordable Community Living.

The evening’s festivities kick off with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a gala dinner and induction ceremony at 7 p.m. All day Monday the attendees will be able to tour the Hall’s many attractions including the antique unit collection in the museum, library and the GoRVing Hall.

In addition to the induction ceremony, the 2015 Golf Classic Fundraiser kicks off with a full breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and then caps off with a luncheon and awards presentation. This year the golf classic will again be hosted by The Bent Oak Golf Club in Elkhart.

Searer also mentioned that the Hall is seeking sponsors for the various Induction Dinner events as well as for the golf tournament. “These sponsorships help the Hall offset the cost of the night’s events and provide additional services,” he said.

The types of Induction Dinner sponsorships* available and costs include:

Platinum — $25,000.00
Diamond — $10,000.00
Gold —         $5,000.00
Silver —       $2,500.00
Bronze —    $1,000.00
Friend of the Hall of Fame Sponsor – $200.00

*All Events may be co-sponsored

To sign up online for the Induction Dinner and Golf Tournament, or to become a sponsor visit www.rvmhhalloffame.org.