PHOTOS: RVDA Expo Annual Meet, Wayne Newton Visits T4T
- Musician Wayne Newton surprised one vendor at the RV Dealers Association Convention Expo 2016, stopping by the Tents for Troops booth on Tuesday.
- Meanwhile, on Wednesday (Nov. 9) the RVDA hosted its Annual Meeting, putting in place its new set of officers for 2017. Darrel Friesen of All Seasons RV in Yuba City, Calif., became the new chairman of the board. Other officers are: Tim Wegge of Burlington RV Superstore in Sturtevant, Wis., first vice chairman; Mike Regan of Crestview RV Center in Buda, Texas, second vice chairman; Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in Tulsa, treasurer; Glenn Thomas of of Bill Thomas Camper Sales in Wentzville, Mo., secretary. Two members were named to the Board of Directors. Rob Rothenhausler of Ocean Grove RV Sales in St. Augustine, Fla., and Sherry Shields of Pan Pacific RV Center in French Camp, Calif., were named to the board. Outgoing Chairman Brian Wilkins honored four with Chairman’s Service Awards. Those honored were Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn, Regan, Mike Neal of Brown & Brown, and Tom Walworth of Statistical Surveys.
Read more about the Annual Meeting, here.
- During Wednesday morning’s RVDA of America Annual Meeting, both outgoing Chairman Brian Wilkins and incoming Chairman Darrel Friesen urged those in attendance to continue to make changes to improve the industry in the coming year.
To read more about Wilkins' and Friesen's supply chain commentary here.