Evan and Debbie Hughes (19771)
There are many new members in the Kountry Klub, and we know that not all of you were able to attend the International Rally in West Virginia. That being the case, we would take a few moments and explain our position as the Members-at-Large for the Newmar Kountry Klub.
One of our roles is as a public relations team for the Kountry Klub. Our focus is to talk to members from the Klub, gather information and suggestions and develop suggested recommendations for review by the Kountry Klub Board of Directors and the International Directors. In short, we gather your ideas and suggestions and pass them on to the Board of Directors. We do this by attending as many rallies as we can throughout the US and Canada and talking to as many members as possible so we can hear your ideas.
We take this very serious and want to hear from all of our members. No Klub or organization is perfect. Times change, people change and traveling changes. So we ask how can we make this the best Klub in the RV owner’s group world? No subject is off limits or too small.
Some of the items we have brought to the International Directors and Board are behind the scene items, having to do with computer glitches in registering for rallies such as Rally Hosts not getting notified of a registration, these type of items have been taken care of quickly. Other items requested are in the works and taking a bit more time to implement, such as getting the Klub store online for members to order Klub merchandise.
We have had suggestions to include a ‘Tech’ talk at the International Rally for coaches older than 10 years, often referred to as the ‘Legacy Coaches.’ Newmar builds rigs that are still on the road 15 and 20+ years after they rolled off the manufacturing floor and their needs are far different that the new all electric coaches. The Tech talk has been successful and most welcomed by owners at the rally.
Klub officers around the US and Canada asked for more direction and training, as well as an opportunity to meet other officers; training and roundtables are now held at International and are evolving each year.
This is your Klub, it does not belong to the Board of Directors or any one individual or group of people. What can we do to make your experience in the Klub better?
We are honored to be your voice to the Board and look forward to talking to you. If you have ideas or suggestions, you do not need to wait until you see us at a rally. You can reach us directly by using the contact information to the left of this article.
As 2021 draws to a close, we have to say it has been wonderful attending rallies and seeing our Newmar family and friends. We would like to recognize all the members who have stepped up to volunteer at their local rallies. A thank you to all Chapter officers, State and Provincial Directors and all Regional Directors who give so much of their time. It is because of all of you we have a Klub that runs as smoothly as it does.
Our schedule looking forward:
Quartzsite Arizona Gathering in the Desert
January 19- 24
2022 California State Rally
Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay, 825 E St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
California 49ers Chapter Rally
Monterey County Fairgrounds RV Park, 2004 Fairgrounds Road
Monterey, CA 93940