Professional RV Vendors Chapter
The Food Drive Rolls On
South Central Area in something back to the
Shawnee, Okla., Rocky communities that open
Mountain Ramble in Farm their arms to us and our Inside this issue:
ington, N.M., Western customers so show you
Area in Indio, Calif. and care and donate your time
FOOD DRIVE, CONT. 2
Southeast Area in Brooks and cans of food. Our do
ville, Fla. has garnered nations get the donation
several boxes of food and Cont. on page 2 HOSPITALITY CORNER 2
The Shriners Donated $701 some money for the local
food banks. Over 1000 TREASURER’S REPORT 3
Beginning at the FMCA pounds of food was col
National Rally in Bowling lected in Shawnee alone SECRETARY’S REPORT 3
Green, Ohio, PRVVC, un and the local food bank
der the guidance of Janet was thrilled. PRVVC CREDO 4
Trannum, has set up dona
tion booths for the local So far, over 4000 pounds RALLY REPORT 4
food bank. Each FMCA of food have been col
Rally, including Northwest lected and distributed to
those in need. Way to go Dwane Trannum at the
Area in Albany, Ore., PRVVC Food Bank Dropoff
vendors! We can give
Happy New Year! I hope has passed the 1,000 ple manufacturers of after
everyone had a joyful holi mark for family members market and OEM products,
day season with great fam registered for the Albu the spirit was very high.
ily times and lots of relaxa querque rally. The pro They all reported a favor
tion. jected goal is 3,000. How able amount of interest “Our chapter
ever, don’t let this discour based on the number of meeting will be
Last year turned out to be age you, as we still have attendees at the show. held on
a very difficult year in the about seven weeks to go. Monday, March
RV industry with the clos Our chapter meeting will
ing of not one or two John Dunsmore, Len be held on Monday, March 22nd from 5 7
manufacturers, but multi Bunts, Bob Ingalls and I 22nd from 5:007:00 p.m. in PM in the
ple manufacturers. How attended the Commercial the Hispanic Arts Building, Hispanic Arts
ever, let’s not dwell on the Council meeting that was in the Seminar 3 room. Building in the
negative…I think the econ held in conjunction with the The menu will be as fol Seminar 3
omy is on it’s way back up Louisville Trade Show the lows: room.”
and I sincerely hope that first of December. The
each and every one of you Louisville Trade Show was Make Your Own Taco Bar,
benefit immensely from it! tremendously smaller than including:
years passed. However,
As of February 4th, FMCA Crisp Corn Shells and Soft
after speaking with multi
Food Bank… cont.
booth started prior to the them to pick up the food on special thanks to DeWaffle
drive was such rally attendees arriving. the last day of the show.
a great We are making a differ
If you are a Vice President ence in every community,
success, of an area and would like one can at a time.
PRVVC will to set up a donation booth,
please make prior arrange As vendor, we can help by
continue to ments with the vendor cap donating food on the first
work with local tain of your area show. day. It seems as though
They will usually give once there is food at the
food banks at PRVVC a free booth for the Food Bank Booth, more The food drive booth at Bowl
upcoming donation area. If you ask food arrives from the atten ing Green FMCA
rallies.” them in advance, they dees more quickly. If you
might be able get it pro don’t carry extra food with Waffles and Pancakes for
moted in the program you, give a few dollars to contributing their leftover
book, daily newspaper and Janet and she’ll pick up pancakes and waffles to
goody bag. Then, contact some cans of food for you. the food bank.
the local food bank and ask
We also want to give a
President’s Message, cont.
Spicy Shredded Chicken Spanish Rice Nancy and I are looking
Taco Seasoned Beef forward to seeing all the
Refried Beans members at the chapter
With toppings of: meeting and social in Albu
Dessert will be:
querque. Until then wishing
Lettuce, Shredded Cheese,
Fresh Baked Bizcochito you safe travels!
Tomato, Diced Onion,
Black Olives, Sour Cream Cookies
Classic Green Salad with Iced Tea
Byebye to Tim and Crys after having surgery.
tal Ryerson of The Shady
Boat Dealer. They have If you know of any of our
retired from doing rallies members who need a card
but not from their business or prayers, please email
of selling boats. We will me at
miss them. email@example.com or
call me at 9285807394.
Bobbi Whiting from Happy
Feet is recovering nicely
PRVVC Seeking Chapter Officers
The PRVVC Nominating tional Area, National Direc
Committee is initiating pro tor, Alternate National Di Timeline:
cedures to facilitate the rector. “We are now
election of Chapter Officers Officer Nomination
in 2010. We are now seek If you are interested in run Forms Due to Chair seeking
ning for office, please com person: April 1, 2010
ing members who are inter members who
ested in having their name plete the PRVVC Nomina
placed in nomination for tion Form from below and Election Ballots Mailed are interested
return it to the Nominating to General Member
any of the offices listed
ship: May 1, 2010
in having their
below. Committee Chairperson
listed on the form by April name placed in
Ballots Due to Ballot
Two year offices open for 1, 2010. Nominations may
Chairperson: June 1,
nomination include; Presi also be taken from the floor
dent, Treasurer, VP East at the General Membership
ern Area, VP South Central Meeting during the Albu Election Results An
Area, VP North East Area, querque FMCA Interna nounced: July 20, 2010
VP Great Lakes Area, VP tional Convention, or be
Western Area, VP Rocky delivered in person, by
Mountain Area, VP Interna email or by USPS.
Professional RV Vendors Chapter
President Professional RV Vendors Chapter (PRVVC) is a nonprofit Chapter of FMCA. The
Progressive Industries chapter’s goals are to bring friendship and fellowship to its members and to repre
9194628280 sent the members at FMCA with questions and concerns.
Nancy Fanelli The dues to be a member are $30.00 / year, due on January 1st of each year and
payable to the treasurer.
Ann Hoffman PRVVC has two meetings every year, one at each of the International FMCA Ral
lies. It is important that you attend these meeting, if possible. These meetings are
followed by a social and dinner.
Performance Products There are ten chapter areas, each with an elected vice president who is responsible
Vice President for PRVVC socials at regional rallies.
Larry Williams All PRVVC offices are volunteer positions.
JJ’s gold & Gems
RV Innovations Don’t forget that PRVVC membership dues are all due on January 1st.
Vice President If you joined after October 1st, 2009, you are paid through 2010. An
South Central Area
Al Hoffman nual dues are $30 and you can send them to Ann Hoffman at 3590
Round Bottom Rd., PMB 93607, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Great Lakes Area
JJ’s Gold and Gems
Vendor Sales Improve at Recent Rallies
Rocky Mountain Area
Tony St. Peter
The feedback from ven not be happy with the out big tent held up but some
dors seems to indicate come their manufacturer vendors had water dam
that rally sales are improv out of business but, most age at one end of the tent
Dwayne Trannum ing for most vendors. After seemed to glad for it to be and one outside tent blew
Almost Heaven Microfiber
a lackluster first half of over. over.
Vice President 2009, sales seem to be
getting better. RV owners have decided The local news had a tor
Eagle Point Trading Co. they still want to travel, nado warning for the area.
The Western Area Rally in see their RV friends and Camping in an RV through
Midwest Area Indio, Calif. had approxi have fun at the rallies. that storm was like an e
Todd Coffelt mately 1200 coaches reg There were a lot of first ticket ride at Disneyland.
istered and attendees ap timers at the recent rallies, We were all happy when
Vice president peared to be in good spir listening attentively at the the winds died down and
Janet Trannum its. The great weather seminars. the rain stopped. I guess
Almost Heaven Microfiber helped, of course. we can’t have great
The Quartzsite RV Show weather all the time.
Bob Ingalls The RV industry seems to was a great rally for most
Bob’s Enterprises, LLC be over its worst years vendors, even if the Let’s hope the RV econ
Alternate National Director and the companies that weather did give us a omy continues to improve
Larry Williams came out alive are produc scare. The tent was in 2010.
JJ’s gold and Gems
ing 2010 trailers, 5th closed for one day be
Marketplace Coordinator wheels and coaches. cause of high winds and
JJ’s gold and Gems Some coach owners may flooding. Fortunately, the