The Louisiana Campground Owners Association (LCOA) held its annual meeting March 8-9 at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La., with 25 campground owners representing 20 campgrounds. The event also showcased 12 exhibitors.

Special guest speaker was Cheryl Smith, education director for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (of ARVC).

Seminars included “Guest Satisfaction – How to Handle Difficult Customers;” “Themed Weekends – How to Put Together Your Themed Weekend;” and “Information about Music Licenses.” There was also an insurance session.

“The event was very positive,” said Sharon Vennen, LCOA executive director.

Officers for 2010 include:

  • Maurice LeBlanc Jr., president, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Robert, La.
  • Rene Goings, vice president, Silver Creek Campground, Mt. Hermon, La.
  • Bob Connor, secretary-treasurer, Whispering Meadow, Westlake, La.

Directors are: LeAnne Everhardt, Land-O-Pines Family Campground Inc., Covington, La.; Toni Nezat, Lakeside RV Park, Livingston, La.; Kenny Scott, Pavilion RV Park, West Monroe, La.; Scott Schenck, Pontchartrain Landing, New Orleans, La.; and Vennen, Baton Rouge, La.

There is no date set at this time for next year’s meeting.