The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) had an annual meeting in Hawaii last weekend and another annual meeting is planned for September.
More than 180 RV industry representatives and guests attended the RVIA’s first annual meeting of 2003, which concluded Monday (March 10) at the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort on Maui.
The four-day event focused on association business and provided industry leaders with numerous opportunities to socialize in a relaxed resort setting.
Among issues addressed was the selection of a site and dates for the fall 2003 annual meeting, which will begin the new rotation of RVIA meetings that was enacted by the association’s Board of Directors in September.
The RVIA board, during its meeting Saturday (March 8), voted to hold the fall meeting in mid- to late September in Nashville, Tenn., or Lake Geneva, Wis. Inspections by RVIA staff of meeting locations in those communities will help the board make its selection.
Currently, Nashville is the first choice for the fall annual meeting, which will take place after Sept. 14, the last day of the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Harrisburg, Pa., and before Sept. 30, which is the opening day for the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, said Alan Piercy, the RVIA’s director of communications.
The board decided to permanently move its annual meeting to September so it would more closely coincide with the end of the RVIA’s fiscal year on Sept. 30.
The RVIA board will continue to meet in late winter/early spring.