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RVIA Gears Up for Committee Week and Annual Meeting

 RVIA is gearing up for its Committee Week and Annual Meeting, to be held in Elkhart and South Bend June 7-10. Committee Week events will be held at the Century Center in South Bend, where RVIA members will plan the association's agenda for the next fiscal year and beyond. The association's standing committees, Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet to develop strategies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year. 

A highlight of Committee Week this year will be RVIA's fun-filled (sold out) RV Centennial Celebration taking place on Monday, June 7, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart.  On Tuesday, June 8, Committee Week attendees will spend an evening with the Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend. Scheduled activities include a reception and dinner at the Namoli Club as well as a tour of the historic Notre Dame football stadium and locker room.

RVIA's Annual Membership Meeting will be held on the morning of Wednesday, June 9 at the Century Center, and will be immediately followed by a luncheon. RVIA Chairman of the Board Jim Sheldon and RVIA President Richard Coon will discuss the state of the association and speak on a wide range of topics including government relations, standards, industry education, and RVIA-sponsored trade shows. RVIA Treasurer Bob Olson will detail the association's finances.

In a presentation titled, "RVIA Public Relations: The New Consumer and the Road Ahead," RVIA Public Relations Committee Chairman B.J. Thompson and RVIA Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Gary LaBella will provide an analysis of the post-recession consumer, examine the new Harris survey findings on the factors that influence RV purchase decisions, and give an overview of the media exposure created for the RV industry through the association's public relations programs. In "Go RVing: We're Back in the Saddle Again," Go RVing Co-Chair Bob Olson and LaBella will provide a briefing on the award-winning ad campaign.  RVIA will also honor industry and association leaders by presenting a host of awards.

Rich Karlgaard is this year's Annual Membership Meeting keynote speaker. A columnist, the publisher of Forbes magazine, and a regular panelist on the popular business show Forbes on Fox, Karlgaard will deliver his assessment of the current issues and trends in today's business world. In a talk titled, "U.S. Outlook: Is the Recovery Durable?”

A schedule of Committee Week Events is below.


Monday, June 7

RV Service Training Council 

8 a.m. – 12 noon

Joint Committee Luncheon 

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Industry Education Committee 

1 – 5 p.m.

 Lawyers’ Committee

1 – 5 p.m.

 Market Information Committee

1 – 5 p.m.

 RV Centennial Celebration    
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Registration will be held from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
at the Century Center

All Committee Week Meetings will be held at
the Century Center in South Bend. 



Tuesday, June 8  

Standards Steering Committee   

  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Go RVing Coalition 

  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

National Show Committee 

  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Public & Legislative Affairs Committee

  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Joint Committee Luncheon 

  12 noon – 2 p.m.

 Financial Services Committee

  2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Supplier Committee

   2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

 Public Relations Committee    

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

University of Notre Dame Football Tour and
Reception/ Dinner

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.




Wednesday, June 9

RVIA Membership Meeting

  8:30 a.m.  –
12 noon

RVIA Membership Luncheon 

12:30 p.m. –
1:30 p.m.

Executive Committee 

1:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 10

Board of Directors   

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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