b'INDUSTRY NEWSARVC Names New Board Members, Bert Davis Now Chairman The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) recently an-nounced the results of elections held in four areas, as well as the internal election ofitsofficerswhowillserveonthe boardsexecutivecommitteeforthe coming year. Areadirectorswereelectedinfour areasArea 2, 3, 4 and 6. All four elec-tions were uncontested. KarenKymer,ownerofKymers Camping Resort in Branchville, N.J., was elected to her first term representing Area 2.Jeff Hoffman, owner of Sandusky KOA Holiday Campground in Sandusky, Ohio, stepped up to his first term repre-senting Area 3.Front row (L to R): Jon Gould; Brian Saunders; Jim Button; Joe Moore; Mike Beckelhymer; and Bert Davis. Middle row (L to R): Paul Bambei;Jon Gould, executive director of Tree- Michael Hobby; Jeff Hoffman; Michael Moore; Kathy Dyer; and Peter Brown. Top row (L to R): Charles Amian; Karen Kymer; Patty Claney; Eileen house Communities based in Tampa, Fla.,Vaughan; Ed Miller; and Robert Rolle Not Pictured: Michele Gustine; Heather Blankenship and Cyndy Zbierski. is now representing Area 4.Charles Amian, manager of PismobersoftheARVCBoardofDirectorsmemberboard during this time of growth in our Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach,elected to serve on the executive commit-Jim Button, treasurer and Area 3 rep- industry, said Davis. Calif., was re-elected to a second termtee were:resentativeOur mission will continue to be to representing Area 6. Bert Davis, chair Peter Brown, immediate past chairsupport private RV parks, campgrounds After installing these new representa-Eileen Vaughan, chair-elect and AreaNewly elected ARVC Chair Davis saidand glamping businesses in every way tives, the ARVC board of directors held an2 representativethe organizations focus will be bringingpossible, bringing our industry together internal election on Nov. 11 to decide its Charles Amian, second vice-chairthe outdoor hospitality industry togetherwith an increased sense of unity because officers who will serve a one-year term onand Area 6 representativefor the betterment of everyone.we are stronger when we speak with one the boards executive committee. Mem- JoeMoore,secretaryandat-largeI am honored to be leading the ARVCvoice. WCMKOA Announces Park of Year, Rising Star Award Winners Kampgroundsof AmericaInc.(KOA) nameditsParkofthe YearandRisingStar Award winners during its International Convention in mid-November in Bat-ton Rouge, La.The Indianapolis KOA Holiday, owned and oper-ated by David and Lori Vaughan, was named theThe pool at Indianapolis KOA Holiday.KOA Park of the Year for 2022.CONY held educational sessions on a wide range of topics and also highlighted other The campground, lo- legislative items that impacts park owners in the state. cated just 20 miles from the famed IndianapolisCONY Hosts Educational Sessions, Motor Speedway, has beenownedbytheBusiness Updates at Conference Vaughanfamilyforthe past 17 years. During thatTheCampgroundOwnersofNewrescue training, CPR and first aid train-time, the Vaughans haveYork (CONY) inducted former Adiron- ing and other educational seminars. continuously improved thedacks Jellystone Park owners Mike andChristine Taylor, a principal partner parkwiththesingle- Gina Lenhard into the associations Hallat The Towne Law Firm, led two semi-minded purpose of pro- of Fame during its 57th annual exposi- nars, including one titled How the Law viding the best possibleThe Wilcox/Cochise KOA Holiday is a Rising Star, tion and tradeshowand its first dur- Helps and Hinders: Permits, Guest Ejec-outdoorexperienceforing the COVID-19 pandemic.tions & The Marijuana Regulation & Tax-their camping guests.KOA Patio Sites, as well as freestandingPeter OConnell, CONYs longtimeation Act. Taylor also held a seminar to Thecampgroundnowhas150fullmasonry fireplaces.lobbyist who represented the associa- discussCONYsLegalHotline,which hookup RV sites, as well as Deluxe CabinsOur mantra in Indianapolis has alwaystion throughout his four-decade career,provides association members with one and premium tent sites designed to take ad- been to upgrade, upgrade, upgrade, saidwas also inducted as a Fellow of Dis- free 30-minute legal consultation each vantageoftheparksoak,mapleandowner David Vaughan. Their efforts havetinction.year. Taylor provided examples of the sycamore trees. Theres even a horse stablegrown camper nights by 6% and increasedThe induction ceremony was a high- types of questions she typically receives on the campground.registration revenues by more than 57%.light of the Oct. 31-Nov. 3 CONY conven- from park operators along with the an-The centerpiece of the park is a hybridTheWillcox/CochiseKOAHoliday,tion, which also included educationalswers to such questions. pool/water park feature that allows familiesowned and operated by Dennis and Pennyseminars, government affairs and asso- Ed Marden, CONYs longtime treas-to enjoy both the relaxation of a shallow poolCrull, has been named the KOA Rising Starciation updates, and a trade show. Theurer and an accountant for H&R Block, along with the fun of a water park.Campground for 2022.event took place at The Conference &led a seminar on budgeting for camp-The Vaughans were among the first toThe parklocated in the southeastEventCenterinNiagaraFalls,N.Y.,grounds. Deborah Stevens, assistant di-invest in KOA Patio Sites, which providecorner of Arizona just 80 miles east ofdrawing 105 campground operators andrectorofGreenbergTraurig,leda campers with a 250-square-foot, hard- Tucsonhas undergone a metamorpho- 44 vendors.seminar covering new and pending leg-surface patio, along with upgraded patiosis in the four years the Crulls have ownedCONYsexpositionbeganOct.31,islation affecting campgrounds which furniture and grills. The Vaughans havethe campground.withcertifiedpooloperatortraining.involvespaidleave,wagelawsand added pergolas with swings at severalKOA continued on page6 Mondays activities included pool waterCONYcontinued on page6WOODALLSCM.comJanuary 2022 3'