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RVDA Marking 40th Anniversary in RV Industry

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

40thanniversaylogoThe Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving RV dealers in 2010.  To mark this important milestone, RVDA is developing a commemorative video and will publish special sections in RV Executive Today magazine featuring photos of the events and people that shaped RVDA’s first four decades, according to a news release.

RVDA was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in July 1970.  RVDA held its first congress and symposium during the 1970 Louisville Show, attracting 300 dealer representatives.

“As the industry celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first mass-produced recreation vehicles in 2010, it’s also important to recognize the contributions RV dealers have made to the growth of RV travel since 1970,” said RVDA Chairman of the Board Debbie Brunoforte of Little Dealer, Little Prices, in Mesa, Ariz.   “We invite RVDA members and their business partners to participate by providing vintage and contemporary photos of the people, places, and products that have contributed to the success of RVDA and its member dealerships.”

The RVDA 40th Anniversary video will debut at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct. 4-8, 2010, at the Rio-All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.   The video will be also available on RVDA’s website and YouTube until September 2011.  In 2010, special sections focusing on the association’s 40th anniversary will run in the October, November and December issues of RV Executive Today magazine and on RVDA’s website.

Dealers and their business partners may submit photos to info@rvda.org (digital photos preferred) or mail photos to RVDA headquarters at 3930 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030.  The deadline for photo submission for the video is Aug. 6, 2010.   RVDA cannot guarantee use of all photos submitted.  The video will be produced by RV Pro, the general session video production sponsor for the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo.

Corporate and dealer sponsorship and supporter opportunities for the RVDA 40th anniversary video are available.   RVDA Associate Members interested in 40th anniversary sponsorship opportunities can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103, or send an e-mail to scharter@rvda.org.  Dealers should send an e-mail to cboyd@rvda.org or call the dealer services hotline.

Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and for regular updates. You can also get updates by following the convention on Linkedin and Facebook.

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