The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) presented three awards during its virtual annual conference on Tuesday (Nov. 17). The awards included the Volunteer of the Year, the Education Award and the Chairman’s Award, according to PRVCA officials.
PRVCA Executive Director Heather Leach presented John Roba, from JR Products, with the Rebecca Lenington Volunteer of the Year Award for 2020. Peers in the RV industry nominate the volunteers for the award, which is named for retired long-time PRVCA Executive Vice President Rebecca Lenington.
“John has been involved with PRVCA for over 30 years, whether it was serving on the board or a committee,” said PRVCA Executive Director Heather Leach. “When I stepped into the role of executive director, John spearheaded the strategic planning initiative and he has been an avid supporter of our education program. He is instrumental in making the association better for our members and for all those reasons we are pleased to present him with the Rebecca Lenington Volunteer of the Year Award.”
“I am truly honored and humbled,” Roba said. “Everyone knows how much association has meant to me over the years. It’s been such a joy to be involved. Such a great group of people to be involved with. It’s been a highlight of my career. It really has been.”
The Education Award was renamed the Gary Bunzer Education Award for industry consultant, speaker and trainer Gary Bunzer, who died from COVID-19 complications in April.
“Gary Bunzer was part of the PRVCA family and this is just a small way to honor his memory,” Leach said.
Jon Jones, service manager, Susquehanna Valley RV, accepted the award on behalf of his company, who attended the most PRVCA education training. The dealership had 21 staff members attend nine different training sessions.
Greg Starr, Starr’s Trailer Sales, completed his two-year term as chairman and Leach presented him with an award for his service.
“I want to thank Greg for his leadership over the past two years and especially this last year which was a little challenging. We really appreciate his guidance and support.”
The PRVCA Annual Meeting can be viewed on the PRVCA YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/m_ozg-1svqE.