'Great' Fall Meeting for Maryland Association
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The Maryland Association of Campgrounds (MAC) convened its fall meeting on Dec. 6 at Cherry Hill Park in College Park, Md. This was a makeup meeting because Superstorm Sandy struck the state the week of the originally scheduled meeting.
The Dec. 6 meeting drew 28 people representing 17 campgrounds, three associate members and one representative from the Maryland State Park Service, reported Deb Carter, MAC executive director.
"We had a great meeting – lots of ideas and conversation and friendship. We encourage a very open, flexible schedule that seems to work well for us," Carter reported.
Elections were held and the following are the new officers:
- President Linda Gurevich, Cherry Hill Park, College Park.
- Vice President Harold Decker, Frontier Town/Fort Whaley, Ocean City.
- Treasurer Debbie Irons, Ole Mink Farm, Thurmont.
- Secretary Mike Gurevich, Cherry Hill Park, College Park.
Mike Gurevich reported on the just-concluded National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) conference in Las Vegas. Linda Gurevich reported on the presidents' meeting and Deb Carter reported through Skype.
MAC members discussed:
- Being sure their ARVC park profiles are completed to take full advantage of the GoCampingAmerica website.
- The importance of participating in the Northeast Campground Association (NCA) Scholarship fund and voted to contribute again this year.
- The glamping seminar ARVC held on line.
- The pending dues increase from ARVC. "Members understand that dues increase. While none of us want them, they have to occur sometimes," Carter reported.
- Production of the 2013 MAC Directory. The association will increase quantity from 40,000 to 45,000, due to increased print ad requests.
- The upcoming Timonium RV Show and MAC's participation.
MAC will again conduct the full Anderson Distribution in 2013 and will split the cost with the Maryland Office of Tourism Development.
The upcoming 2013 General Assembly Session is sure to include bills on gas tax increases, which will be dedicated to transportation funding, it was reported.
"Our group is excited about ARVC conference being held in Knoxville, Tenn., in November 2013 and anticipate it will be more 'camper friendly,'" Carter said.
The 2013 National Issues Conference will be held in May and meetings of Campground Association of Management Professionals (CAMP) will be held before and after. All meetings will be at Cherry Hill Park.