Sue Carlsen currently serves in this position and has accepted the nomination for the 2016-2018 term. Since joining NCHA in 1983, Sue along with her husband, Chuck, has been actively involved at all levels of the organization.
- 2012-Present – Recording/ Corresponding Officer (National Trustee)
- 2010-2012 – Corresponding Secretary (National Trustee)
- 2004-2010 – Michigan State Director
- 1992-2004 – Michigan Assistant State Director
- 1987-1992 – Michigan Teen Director
- 1988 Campvention – Teen Committee
- 2004 Campvention – Secretary
- 2010 Campvention – Steering Committee
- Co-hosted four Michigan State Association campouts
- MSA Board member – 18 years
- Michigan Field Director – 12 years
- Chapter secretary and newsletter editor
- Received FCRV Citation in 2004
- Received FCRV Plaque in 2010 Sue actively volunteers in her community
- 1996-Present – Secretary of Oak Grove HOA, Hubbard Lake, Michigan
- 2014-Present – St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, San Antonio, Florida
- 2010-2014 – Medical First Responder, Pasco County, Florida
- 1996-1998 – Crisis Hotline, Washtenaw County, Michigan
- 1999-2001 – Substance Abuse Counselor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- 1985-1992 – Probation Officer, District Court, Livonia, Michigan
Sue retired from the University of Michigan in 2005, where she worked as a graduate program administrator. Prior to her career in education, Sue worked 20 years as an executive secretary in the automotive industry. Sue and Chuck have been married 52 years; have three daughters, eight grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. Sue enjoys being retired which allows more time for camping, travelling, and scrapbooking.
FCRV Vision and Goals
I continue to believe the best way to promote FCRV is to highlight the fun and friendship the camping lifestyle affords. Our annual campvention and retiree rally are excellent venues for our members to realize the value their membership dues provide, as well as an opportunity to showcase to prospective members the rewards of joining FCRV. The Trustees are constantly seeking ways to introduce new and exciting enhancements to these events without increasing the workload of our volunteer hosts. My goal is to keep campvention fees reasonable so families can afford to attend. I would support opening these events to non-members as a recruitment method. In that regard, it may be worth promoting them in camping periodicals and websites. I’ve read several articles indicating a trend in RV ownership among new retirees. We need to reach out to this demographic group. Perhaps an article in AARP magazine with an emphasis on our retiree rally might spark some interest. Data analysis from RV industry-related studies indicate, however, that the majority of campers are introduced to the activity through parents or friends. Thanks to our chapter infra-structure, our built-in marketing tools are already in place — you. The Trustees have a duty to develop training skills and materials to assist our members in their recruiting efforts. I am open to your viewpoints and will do whatever I can to facilitate training opportunities and communication of ideas. We have come too far to sit back on our achievements and wait for new RVers to discover us. We really have a great deal to offer, but too many of us lack the motivation to push it. My vision is all of us working together to turn things around.