Gabriel Rallies Support for Carolinas ARVC

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July 18, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Dana Gabriel

Editor's Note: Dana Gabriel, president of the Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC), wrote the following editorial which appears in the summer issue of CARVC's "The Full Hook Up." Click here to read the entire issue, including a profile on Queen Communications, CARVC's new management company.

As many of you are aware, CARVC has changed management companies. The board of directors has chosen to make this decision in order to improve membership services, our industry presence, legislative programs, and our annual conference. This decision was not made easily or in haste. We sincerely believe that this change provides a management team whose ideals, work ethic, and goals are more closely aligned with ours, providing a more conducive atmosphere for activity and growth.

A result of our decision to move forward has been the formation of a competing campground owner's association, not affiliated with ARVC or CARVC, whose values are not steeped in our traditions of providing non-profit services and support for the outdoor hospitality industry. You may have received letters and or e-mails promoting this association, but please understand, this association is a for-profit organization whose interests preclude yours.

As we move into the future, we want to reach out to all those parks and campgrounds who are not members and extend a warm invitation to join our association in the pursuit of promotion and support of our industry. What is important to remember is that there is power in numbers, and with that power comes a greater presence and voice, allowing Carolina parks to effect positive change in our industry at both a state and national level. For those of you that are members, reach out to those parks and campgrounds that surround you and encourage them to become a part of CARVC.

We would also like to encourage you to rely on Queen Communications, our new management company, for support and information. Garry and Marie Queen and their team of highly trained professionals are very motivated to support us in our endeavors and are looking for-ward to help guide us into the future.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

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