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MESSAGE FROM VMA PRESIDENT, RODDY MITCHELL
100 Years… It’s hard to imagine that VMA has been a part of the industry’s history for so long. A century of advocacy, relationship building, business networking, education. I am proud to be the President at the time of this momentous milestone and the current caretaker of the organization. This year, we have much to celebrate and many occasions in which to do so.
First, thank you to those members who join us for the recent Legislative Day. It was our first year returning to this program and it was a great success. Relationships with our local representatives are key to ensuring we have a voice - and a face with that voice – when legislative actions that affect our industry arise.
This August, we’ll be rejoining the NMCA and SCMCA in Cherokee, NC on August 22-25. Registration will open in the next few weeks. VMA will have a special recognition and celebration of our anniversary at that meeting. Be sure you attend and receive the commemorative booklet / directory.
Finally, save the date for our December 10–11 Operator Retreat and Gala Event, and on December 12, our first Group Travel Expo after many years. Keep an eye on our social media to see announcements and special messages as we celebrate throughout the year. I’ll end with a request for any historical images, stories, and mementos that you might have to share from VMA during the last 100 years. Many of you have been in the business for generations – we’d love to see what you have! Send anything you find to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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