This is a little about me, Shari Weber and my goals for Family Campers & RVers. My husband Craig & I have been married for 44 years. We have been members since 1980 and enjoyed camping in a popup tent trailer, then a travel trailer. Since 2008 we have been full time living in our motorhome. We enjoyed camping enough to have a dream of owning and operating a campground. That dream was achieved in 1994 when we purchased Geneseo Campground. Our family includes two daughters who added two sons-in -law and three grandsons to our family.
Craig & I have been active in our organization since joining. We have held chapter positions in the different chapters we belong to. We were the first people appointed to the Adult Activities director in 1995. In this position we created the Happy Camper program for campvention which introduced a member by having campvention attendees find clues about the member. After attending a regional campout in Forest City IA where our campvention was to be in 2000 we came up with the site decorating contest which began with taking trees to Forest City. That has been enjoyed for the past 15 campventions. In 2003 I was elected National Director and served that position until 2012 when the position was redefined to Vice President of Operations. I was elected to that position as well. Achievements in these positions include revamping awards, creating a new award and developing new guidelines for chapter of the year. As a leader I tend to work toward making decisions based on finding the place of agreement, rather than disagreement.
One of my goals for Family Campers & RVers is to identify the talents of our volunteers so we can match those talents with our needs. We have many staff vacancies that need qualified volunteers. As President I will work to develop and better train volunteers for these positions. Our organization continues in its need to maintain and grow membership. Another goal is to enable our volunteers to create events that are fun and relevant. Our members will eagerly attend these events and invite others as well. Strong leadership and fun events will make recruiting and retaining membership an easy task. By working in harmony with the other Trustees and you, the membership I know we can achieve great things for Family Campers & RVers.