Induction Dinner Registrations Outpace 2014

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With less than 30 days until the 2015 RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, registrations are 13 percent ahead of last year’s record-breaking attendance of 447, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame.

The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Dinner will be held on Aug. 3 at the Hall of Fame’s Event Center in Elkhart.

Those being honored in the Class of 2015 include: Bert V. Alanko, MBA Insurance; Patrica A. Fiederer, Latham Oneota Homes; Sherman Goldenberg, RV Business magazine; Paul E. Hanser, HWH Corporation; Jerry W. James, Franklin Homes; Joe Kelly, Iowa Manufactured Housing Association; Richard A. Mendlen, Manufactured Housing: Marlene A. Sine, Marlene Sine & Associates; Bill Thomas, Bill Thomas Camper Sales; Robert West, Affordable Community Living.

The activities begin with the 2015 Golf Classic Fundraiser starting with a full breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Classic concludes with a luncheon and awards presentation. The golf classic will be hosted by The Bent Oak Golf Club in Elkhart.

The evening’s festivities kick off with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a gala dinner and induction ceremony at 7 p.m.  All day Monday, attendees can tour the Hall’s many attractions including the antique unit collection in the museum, library and the GoRVing Hall.

“I want to emphasize that all these special activities are open to all interested parties,” Searer said. “In talking to people in the local community, I’ve learned that there is a misconception that participation in the festivities honoring the Class of 2015 is by invitation only. That’s wrong. Everyone is invited.”

“In addition to honoring the inductees, attendees have an excellent opportunity to network with top industry leaders, national association executives and community leaders,” he said. 

The Hall is seeking sponsors for the various Induction Dinner events, as well as for the golf tournament.  

“These sponsorships help the Hall offset the cost of the night’s events and provides additional services,” Searer said.

The types of Induction Dinner sponsorships (events may be co-sponsored) available and costs include:

Platinum $25,000

Diamond $10,000

Gold     $5,000

Silver   $2,500

Bronze   $1,500

Friend of the Hall of Fame Sponsor – $200


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