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Horsey Family Ups Learning Center Donations

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

LearningCenterLogo2009®_final_colorThe Horsey Family Memorial Fund increased its donation to the RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center by $5,000, making their total contribution $66,000, according to a release from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).

The Horsey family owns Parkview RV Center, in Smyrna, Del. Rick Horsey chairs the RV Learning Center board of directors and is a past chairman of RVDA.

“The past two years have been tough on many organizations and the RV Learning Center is no exception,” Horsey said. “As the industry recovers from the recession, timely and affordable education programs will be crucial in meeting the future needs of customers and employees. The financial challenge is not any one person or organization’s responsibility and can only be met with industry cooperation. I invite all those who believe in the future of the RV industry to join me in contributing to the RV Learning Center. Your contribution will help assure the RV Learning Center continues to be the training and education resource for the RV industry. ”

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, workshops, online products, training, and certification programs for RV dealership personnel. Participation in RV industry certification programs was a key recommendation of the Go RVing Coalition’s Committee on Excellence Task Force reports, which studied consumer satisfaction.

For more information on the Foundation’s RV Learning Center and to contribute, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, send an e-mail to info@rvda.org, or send a fax to (703) 359-0152.

The RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

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Parkview Co-Founder Lucille Horsey Passes

May 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lucille Horsey, mother of Recreation Vehicle Dealers Assocation (RVDA) Education Foundation Chairman Rick Horsey, passed away Friday (May 7), according to RVDA Update.

Lucille Horsey was the secretary and teasurer for 38 years of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Del., which she co-founded with her late husband, Robert Horsey. The dealership currently is led by Rick Horsey.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Smyrna, where she was an active member of the Harvey’s Group and she was also a member of Delaney Methodist Church near Clayton, Del.

According RVDA, she loved her roses and enjoyed her bird feeders and watching birds. She spent a lot of time traveling with her husband, enjoying 17 cruises and countless camping trips together. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

In addition to her husband, Lucille Horsey was preceded in death by two sons, Robert G. Horsey and Randy Horsey. She was the the last of 13 brothers and sisters.

Lucille Horsey is survived by her daughter, Brenda Wright and her husband, Gordon, of Smyrna; her son, Rick and his wife, Sharon, of Dover, Del.; two grandsons, Jonathan Vendrick of Philadelphia, Pa., and Ryan Horsey of Smyrna; four granddaughters, Amy West of Middletown, Del., Leah Schwartz of West Chester, Pa., Jenny Strayer of Smyrna and Randell Horsey of Dover; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 20-24 W. Mt. Vernon Street, Smyrna. Freinds may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, POB 330, Smyrna, Del.  19977.

Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.

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RVDA Education Foundation Elects Dan Pearson

December 8, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

 

Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation board of directors elected Dan Pearson of PleasureLand RV Centers Inc. in St. Cloud, Minn., as vice chairman at their meeting on Nov. 30 in Louisville, Ky., according to a news release.

Pearson has a long record of service to RV dealers. He is a participating past chairman of RVDA, serves on the RV Assistance Corp. board of directors and is active in the Minnesota RV Dealers Association. He is also a major financial contributor to the Foundation’s RV Learning Center. Pearson succeeds Jim Sheldon of Monaco RV LLC, who will remain on the board.

“Since the formation of the RVDA Education Foundation in the early 1990s, Dan Pearson has been instrumental in the development of continuing education programs for dealership personnel,” said RVDA Education Foundation Chairman Rick Horsey of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Del. “Dan is one of the best minds in RV retailing today, and we are fortunate to have him serve as vice chairman while the foundation develops programs that meet the challenges the RV industry faces today and in the future.”

The board also re-elected Horsey as chairman and Bill Koster of Protective, as secretary/treasurer.

The RVDA board elected Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center, in Hartville, Ohio, as a director at its meeting in Louisville on Nov. 30.

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training, and certification programs for RV dealership personnel. For more information on the RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, send an e-mail to info@rvda.org, or send a fax to (703) 359-0152.

The RVDA Education Foundation is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

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Patton Donates $10,000 to RV Learning Center

September 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Byerly RV Center imageRuss Patton of Byerly RV in Eureka, Mo., has donated an additional $10,000 to the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center, bringing his total contribution to more than $15,000, according to a news release.

“The RV Learning Center is providing quality assistance during tough times,” said Patton. “In the 1980s, this information was not available and dealers were on their own to find information. Now, a visit to the RV Learning Center website shows how we have matured and how much support dealers have when we act as a group. This is a good time for dealers to assess our operations, and I am pleased to make an investment in the continued success of the RV industry and RV retailers.”

“Russ Patton has a track record of supporting professional development and education at his dealership and within the industry,” said Rick Horsey of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Del., and Education Foundation chairman. “We appreciate his financial support and his employees’ participation in RV Learning Center programs.”

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training, and certification programs for RV dealership personnel.

For more information on the Foundation’s RV Learning Center, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, send an e-mail to info@rvda.org, or send a fax to (703) 359-0152. The RVDA Education Foundation is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

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