Looking to attend a new RV Show and don’t know where to begin? Below is a packet of RV Shows in and around Wisconsin. The packet has contact information, location, and projected dates (based off of 2017).
Below are rules for the 2017 WACO Bean Bag Tournament. If you have any further questions please let the WACO office know.
The final tournament will be at Indian Trails Campground on June 10th.
A word from WACO’s Lawyer, Mark Hazelbaker:
Lori — I still get questions from Campgrounds about service animals. I think many businesses are afraid to draw the line on this issue because they’re afraid of being sued. I understand that, but the rules aren’t that harsh. So I prepared the attached poster for use at registration places. This poster assumes that a campground does not allow pets. If it does, they probably wouldn’t care about service dogs.
The February Newsletter is now out! In the newsletter you will read information on the Green Bay RV Show, presenting sponsors, new activities to try, Business Day in Madison, Instagram tips, and more!
February 2017 WACO Newsletter
WACO is putting on their first state-wide bean bag fundraiser this Spring! The struggle of shoulder season can be more difficult for some campgrounds rather than others. WACO wants to help attract campers into all participating WACO campgrounds by planning an awesome incentive.
So how exactly does this work? Each participating campground will host a bean bag tournament at their campground before June 10th. You pick the date and send your top 2 teams to the play-offs! The winners from each participating campground will then compete in a final tournament on June 10th to win $1000 in WACO bucks. The campground to host the final tournament will be randomly selected out of the participating campgrounds and chosen at the Madison RV Show.
The cost is $20 per player in the first round tournament and also the final tournament. The WACO offices will designate the official rules and regulations. Each participating campground will receive a copy of the rules and regulations, registration sheets, a poster specifically for their campground, and any other information WACO sees fit.
Thank you to our participating campgrounds!
- Champions Riverside Resort
- Duck Creek Campground
- Evergreen Campground
- Merry Mac’s Campground
- Pineland Camping Park
- Scenic Ridge Campground
- Stoney Creek RV Resort
- Indian Trails Campground
- Smokey Hollow Campground
- Green Acres Family Campground
- Vista Royalle
- Wilderness Campground
- Great River Harbor Campground
Sign up your campground to participate today! Please email Carrie at Carrie@seversonandassociates.com to register your campground and receive the necessary tools. Please note: Any campground that is registering after 12/6/16 will not be featured in the directory.
Campgrounds need a solid contract with campers to protect the campground and assure a good camping experience. WACO attorney Mark Hazelbaker has redrafted and updated the Model Seasonal Camper Agreement for 2017. The new model has been shortened and simplified, while still addressing the essentials.
“I heard the feedback from members, that the first version of the model agreement was too long and too legalistic,” Attorney Hazelbaker said. “It’s hard to avoid some legalisms, since this is a contract. But, I think the new version is much more customer-friendly.”
The new agreement references the new immunity legislation adopted by the Legislature earlier this year at the request of WACO. It also continues important features established in the original seasonal agreement:
- Specifies clearly that seasonal campers are guests, not tenants.
- Defines the length of the season clearly.
- Restricts the agreement to the named campers only and requires registration of guests.
- Puts the burden on the campers to conform to campground behavior standards.
- Forbids campers from making unauthorized modifications to the campsite.
“We hope this model agreement helps campgrounds develop agreements which address their unique situations with appropriate protections,” Hazelbaker said. “The concepts in the model agreement are important to every campground.”
Hazelbaker reiterated a comment he has made at numerous speeches to WACO, that there are several words that must never be included in a campground agreement: Lease; Rent; Tenant; Landlord; Evict; Lessor; Lessee; Tenancy. “Campgrounds must avoid being landlords. If there is any language suggesting the agreement is a lease, you will need to remove troublesome guests by evicting them”
The September Newsletter has been released! Read through the WACO Newsletter and learn about having a Meat Raffle License at your campground, adjustments to the Seasonal Agreement by Mark Hazelbaker, ADA requirements by Bill Botten, and more. Last minute Fall Workshop Information is also included.
Want WACO to add in a specific topic or have a question and want to know what other members think? Let us know!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming RV shows January through March. There is a BRAND NEW RV Show in Chicago this year! Keep checking your constant contact emails for more information on how to get involved and what awesome things are going to be happening there.
|Milwaukee RV SuperShow||Jan 6 – Jan 8|
|Chicago NEW SuperShow||Jan 13 – Jan 15|
|WBAY Green Bay Show 2017||Jan 26 – Jan 29|
|Madison RV Show||Feb 3 – Feb 5|
|Minneapolis RV Show||Feb 9 – Feb 12|
|Rochester, MN RV Show||Feb 17 – Feb 19|
|Milwaukee RV Show||March 2 – March 5|
|Rockford RV Show||March 10 – 12|
There are three performing rights organizations (PROs) – ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC – and they each cover different artists from every genre – so deciding which license is right for your park can be confusing and expensive.
The arvc combined music license protects your park from music copyright liability for all artists covered by ASCAP and BMI at drastically reduced rates. ASCAP and BMI are the two largest Performing Rights Organizations (PROs), and between them they represent the vast majority of the marketplace, with over a million songwriters, publishers and performers who produce every type of music.
To complete your coverage, you can also purchase discounted, monthly SESAC licenses based on park size.
* Licensing fees are subject to change based on actual site count. Additional licensing fees may apply for events for which a hard ticket from an outside source is required for admission, any event which requires a separate admission fee of $25 or higher, or if your park incurs annual live entertainment expenses in excess of $5,000. To qualify for the discounted rates, parks must be in good standing with arvc and the licensing PRO throughout the tenure of the licensing period.
|Event Item Name||Expires||Pricing|
|2017 Combined Music License (under 50 sites)||Nov 30, 2016||$288.00|
|2017 Combined Music License (51-200 sites)||Nov 30, 2016||$514.00|
|2017 Combined Music License (201-400 sites)||Nov 30, 2016||$740.00|
|2017 Combined Music License (401-750 sites)||Nov 30, 2016||$968.00|
|2017 Combined Music License (over 751 sites)||Nov 30, 2016||$1,391.00|
Note: All information was taken directly from the ARVC webpage.
The Council of Delegates (COD) helps its first meeting in December 1992, as the result of a national arvc strategic planning process that began in 1991 and was completed in April 1992. The first meeting was called a “Convention of State Associations” and all state campground associations were invited to attend, regardless of the state relationship with the national association. The purpose of the Convention of States was to establish a body representing state associations within arvc and to provide an opportunity for the states to directly establish the Council under their own terms.
To be the two way communication channel that brings ARVC’s national message to the membership and conversely, brings issues of importance from the members to the national association, always working in concert with ARVC Board of Directors and Staff to develop solutions.
The COD include4s two representative from each partnering state association and one representative from each cooperating state association. The first delegate from any state association must be a campground operator, the second individual from a partnering state may be the state executive director or another park operator. In addition, Delegates must be selected as part of an official state association action and cannot simply be appointed by individual state leader.
Responsibilities of the COD
•To evaluate the operations of the National Association
•To publish an annual report on its evaluation and the state association
•To review and recommend the association annual core program
•To establish criteria fro partnering and co-operating state associations
•To enhance the lines of communications between the state and national association and to promote a true spirit of cooperation and partnership
•To provide a formal opportunity and mechanism fro all state associations to play a direct role in our national association’s decision making process
•To provide resolutions and recommendations to the national association’s Board of Directors for its evaluation and incorporation into the Board’s decision making process
The Council elects a chairman, vice chairman and secretary who are responsible for providing necessary COD leadership.
Current COD Leadership
Bud Styer, CPO
Bud Styer Associates
PO Box 18
Lodi, WI 53555
Michael Hobby, CPO, OHC
Moon Landing RV Park and Marina
4105 Watts Bridge RD
Cross Hill, SC 29332
Mountain Vista Campground
415 Taylor Drive
E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301