Oklahoma RV dealers announce 2018 convention plans

CATOOSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma RV Association (ORVA) will hold its 2018 state convention June 10 and 11 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa, Okla., the group announced today.

This year’s convention will feature a strong slate of speakers designed to bring ORVA members all the latest news and updates in the industry along with new learning opportunities for their businesses.

The theme for the convention is “Building on New Visions.” It’s expected to resonate with attendees as they hear from top leaders in the RV industry outlining the opportunities that lie ahead for dealers who are prepared to take their dealership to the next level, the release noted.

Attendees will also receive a special “Building on New Visions” package provided by Diversified Insurance Management to motivate their plans for 2019.

The convention opens June 10 with a member golf tournament followed by a welcome reception at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. June 11, the educational segment of the convention which will address current affairs and changes affecting the RV industry as presented by some of the RV industry’s top speakers such as Phil Ingrassia, Jay Landers, Mike Palicz, Scott Stropkai, Doug Deter, Michael Rees and Mike Nicholes.

Nicholes will present a special two hour workshop called “How to Make Your Parts Store More Profitable” and will include a 19-page handout for all dealers to take back and apply in their stores.

Rees, from A World of Training, is presenting “How to Increase Margins,” which will focus on teaching the dealers how to increase their margins while increasing volume and customer satisfaction at the same time.

Also, due to the re-entering of the Oklahoma Lemon Law issue in 2018, Oklahoma State House Bill 3050, there will be a follow-up panel discussion on Monday for the group with Roy Dockum, executive director of Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission; Jay Landers, RV Industry Association (RVIA) vice president of government affairs; Mike Palicz, RVIA manager of government affairs; and Phil Ingrassia, RV Dealers Association president.

ORVA, with help from RVIA and RVDA, was successful in stopping the bill in its tracks before ever going before the house committee, the release noted.

The evening of June 11, after a busy cocktail reception which will feature the culmination of a special donor silent auction and 50/50 money match campaign to raise funds for the dealer association, the President’s Banquet Gala will take place. This will then be followed by AudioBody presenting special entertainment.

All of the special speakers, accommodations, door prize giveaways, silent auction donations that make ORVA’s convention top notch, are made possible by all the special sponsors and supporters, the release explained.

People or businesses wishing to participate in this year’s convention by getting a vendor booth, providing sponsorship, donating a door prize or a silent auction item, or attending the 2018 convention can get more information at www.OKRVA.org. They can also contact Sheril Vergara directly at 505.345.8558.

SOURCE: Oklahoma RV Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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