Attendees at RVIA Membership Meeting

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) March 5 Annual Membership Meeting will provide an in-depth briefing on association activities for attendees, according to a press release.

As part of the association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., the session will feature RVIA Chairman Doug Gaeddert and RVIA President Richard Coon discussing the state of the association and speaking on a range of topics including government relations, RV standards, industry education, the RV market outlook and RVIA-sponsored trade shows. RVIA Treasurer Derald Bontrager will detail the association’s financial situation.

There will also be a review of the industry’s programs to promote RV travel and camping. RVIA Vice President of Public Relations and Advertising James Ashurst will report on the successful first year of the Go RVing “AWAY” national advertising campaign, preview plans for 2013, and highlight the media coverage being generated by RVIA’s public relations efforts.

American Recreation Coalition (ARC) President Derrick Crandall will update attendees on the efforts of his organization to address key outdoor recreation issues at the federal level.

RVIA will also honor industry and association leaders by presenting a host of awards, including the Distinguished Service to the RV Industry Award, at the meeting.

RVIA’s Annual Meeting, taking place from March 4-7 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, provides association members the opportunity to learn more about association activities, attend informative seminars and network with business colleagues at numerous social events. In addition to the RVIA Membership Meeting, other event highlights include the Newcomers and Welcome Reception on the evening of March 4 and the Chairman’s Reception and Dinner taking place the evening of March 5.

Annual meeting attendees will also have the option of playing golf or taking tours of Universal Studios or Disneyworld on March 6. Staff will assist attendees to obtain tee times or schedule the tours. These activities are optional and not included in the meeting registration. Attendees will depart on March 7.

Located in Universal’s Orlando Resort, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel lets guests experience the sights and sounds of the Italian Riviera while providing AAA Four Diamond Award winning accommodations, amenities and exclusive resort benefits.

For more information or to register for the event, contact RVIA’s Huyen Dang at [email protected] or (703) 620-6003 (ext. 305).