ARVC Agenda: Disaster Relief Fund Stands Ready

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June 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

ARVC is delighted to congratulate Teri Blaschke, owner/operator, Hidden Valley RV Park in San Antonio, Texas, on her winning entry to rename ARVC’s popular pre-conference park tour event. The new moniker – Successful Park Operations Tour (SPOT) – won Teri a complimentary registration on this year’s SPOT at the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo. The tour will leave the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on Monday morning, Nov. 28, and will return to the same location on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 29. Participants discover new ideas that have proven successful at other parks, share ideas, network and learn. For more information about SPOT or to register for this always popular conference event, visit Information will be updated as details are confirmed.

ARVC Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Stands Ready

The recent spate of tornadoes has been called by some the worst U.S. natural disaster since Katrina. ARVC reminds affected member parks that the ARVC Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is available to assist in this time of need. If you are an ARVC member park and were impacted by the tornadoes or the recent floods and would like to apply for assistance please contact Barb Youmans, senior director of administration and education or Margaret Quines, customer service coordinator at (303) 681-0401 for an application.

Savannah Attendees Will Learn About New Educational Program

Join ARVC at the 2011 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo as the association introduces the full details about ARVC’s new educational program.

The Outdoor Hospitality Education Program will provide opportunities for industry members to earn different types of recognition depending on the classes taken and individual experience. Are you an Outdoor Hospitality:

  • Candidate? Enroll in the Outdoor Hospitality Program.
  • Associate? Learn the fundamentals of outdoor hospitality practices.
  • Generalist? Learn how to apply a working knowledge of outdoor hospitality practices to enhance customer satisfaction while accomplishing the goals of the business.
  • Professional? Learn how to manage operations, supervise personnel, develop policies and implement procedures to ensure business success.
  • Executive? Learn how to plan, administer, implement and evaluate strategies for long-term successful business operations.

Through a combination of current educational involvement and experience, ARVC members may already qualify for one of these recognitions.

ARVC Welcomes New Member Benefit Providers

ARVC is pleased to announce two new Member Benefit Providers offering special, discounted member pricing to ARVC members: Denver Tent Co. and Leslie’s Pool Supplies. Details on these and other Member Benefit Providers can be found at Many members, including Debbie Carter of Buttonwood Beach RV Resort in Maryland and Bud Styer of Smokey Hollow in Wisconsin, report MBP savings amounts in excess of their ARVC member dues, making membership a cost-saving business benefit.

ARVC Strategic Planning Task Force Get to Work

In February 2011, on behalf of the ARVC Strategic Planning Committee, ARVC Chairman David L. Berg sent out a call to action seeking volunteers to serve on one of three task force sub-committees. Strategic Planning Task Force Sub-Committees (SPT) teams have been appointed by Chairman Berg and will begin working together to develop recommendations to be ultimately presented to the ARVC board of directors no later than the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo this November in Savannah, Ga.

The three SPT topics include state and national roles and responsibilities, communications planning and membership value. The volunteer-only teams are scheduled to meet independently at various locations throughout the country through late-June for a two-day, face to face work session. Thereafter, each team meets electronically as required.

Sims Video Interview on Kicking the Tires Blog

ARVC Director of Membership and Public Affairs Jeff Sims, CPO, sat down with ARVC Report editor Evanne Schmarder for an interview last March at the Mid-Atlantic Camping Conference. Watch it at and leave a comment to interact with Director Sims.

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