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RVIA Keeps Member Costs in Check, Approves Lower Budget for FY09

The RVIA Board of Directors approved a budget of $12.8 million for fiscal year 2009 that holds the line on membership costs, including dues, show space rates and seal fees, during their meeting on September 13 in Charleston, S.C.

Faced with declining revenue projections for the upcoming year, RVIA will draw on reserve funds and make nearly $1.3 million in program and staffing cuts in the fiscal year 2009 budget, which will be almost 10 percent lower than the $14.1 million spent in fiscal year 2008.

“Our staff, Executive Committee and Board of Directors worked extremely hard to develop a budget that does not increase our members’ costs but continues to provide them with the core high quality programs and services they have come to expect from their association,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “Unfortunately this process required us to make some very, very difficult choices, especially in terms of staffing. We are losing ten talented, long-time employees who were dedicated to RVIA and the industry.  We appreciate their service and wish them all the best as we all move forward.”

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