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AND CAMPING ASSOCIATION
Amended September 11, 2018
PENNSYLVANIA RECREATION VEHICLE AND CAMPING
Adopted in accordance with the Plan of Division October 1, 1998
Amended June 30, 2000
Amended April 19, 2002
Amended August 18, 2015
Amended September 11, 2018
NAME AND REGISTERED OFFICE
Section 1. The name of the non-profit corporation shall be the "Pennsylvania
Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association". The registered office of the corporation
shall be located in Hampden Township, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, unless
hereafter changed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. The symbolic abbreviation of the Association shall be: "PRVCA".
NATURE AND PURPOSE
Section 1. The Association does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidental or
otherwise, to its members, and no part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure
to the benefit of any member or individual.
Section 2. The Association shall have no capital stock; the revenue of the Association
shall be derived from such dues and other sources as may be determined from time to
time by the Board of Directors.
Section 3. The purposes and objectives for which the Association is formed are as
(a) To unite those engaged in the recognized branches of the recreation
vehicle, and recreation park model trailer industries, including by not
limited to, dealers/retailers, campground owners, distributors,
suppliers, banks, lenders, representatives of insurance and mortgage
finance companies and convoy/transport companies, and to afford
opportunities to members to associate and exchange views and to take
such concerted action as may be desirable, looking to the betterment of
conditions generally in trade and business, in the Commonwealth of
(b) To enter, execute and enforce any contract agreement or transaction
which it may believe to be for the benefit and best interests of its
members, and to engage in other related activities, such as the gathering
and dissemination of statistics and information, that will promote and
safeguard the recreation vehicle and recreation park trailer industries
generally in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Section 4. For the purpose of these Bylaws, the following terms shall apply:
(a) The term "recreation vehicles" shall include camping trailers, travel trailers,
fifth wheel trailers (articulate trailers), truck campers, motor homes, vans
and such other types as may hereafter be approved by the Board of
(b) The term "recreation park trailers" shall include those trailers not built for
permanent residency, but designed to provide temporary recreational, or
camping use, and such other types as may hereafter be approved by the
Board of Directors.
(c) The term "conversion vehicle" is a truck or multipurpose passenger
vehicle, as may hereafter be approved by the Board of Directors, produced
by an alterer or final stage manufacturer that contains modifications to
which at least one Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) is
applicable and is designed for the transportation of person(s) for recreation
or travel. It is neither a motor home or bus nor sold for commercial
(d) The term "Person" is an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or
Section 5. The foregoing terms shall be updated to current terminology when
Section 1. Membership in the Association shall be limited to Persons actually engaged
in one of the following defined activities, and directly or indirectly concerned with the
recreation vehicle or recreational park trailer industries, or allied therewith:
(1) "Rolling Stock: (RS)", which shall mean a Person actively engaged in
the sale of recreation vehicles or recreational park trailers at the retail
level, and operating a place of business continuously throughout the
twelve months of the year, and maintaining a display area with units
on display for retail sales, and being registered with and/or franchised
by a manufacturer of recreation vehicles or recreational park trailers,
or conversion vehicles, and is licensed by the Commonwealth or any
other state if so required.
(2) "Rental "R", which shall mean a Person which engages in recreation
vehicle or recreational park trailer rentals as their primary business
and whose entire retail unit sales are restricted to selling used units
at retail from their rental fleet and is licensed by the Commonwealth
or any other state if so required.
(3) "AfterMarket (AM)", which shall mean a Person which sells recreation
vehicle or recreational park trailer parts, accessories, or repair/service
at retail, but is not registered with or does not hold a franchise with a
manufacturer of recreation vehicles or recreational park trailers. An
AfterMarket Dealer may also sell used units and is licensed by the
Commonwealth or any other state is so required.
(b) "Supplier/Distributor", which shall mean a Person actively engaged in the
business of providing a product or service that supplies component part
supplies or industry related services to the recreation vehicle or
recreational park trailer industries.
(c) "Campground/Resort", which shall mean a Person maintaining a tract of
land for the purpose of providing spaces for parking of recreation vehicles
and/or recreation park trailers for recreational use.
(d) "Finance", which shall mean a Person that is actively engaged in the
financing of recreation vehicles, recreational park trailers or other related
business, and/or in the rendering of financial service to any segment of the
recreation vehicle or recreational park trailer industries.
(e) "Manufacturer", which shall mean a Person that is actively engaged in the
manufacture of recreation vehicles, recreational park trailers, or conversion
(f) "Convoy/Transport Company", which shall mean a Person that is engaged
in the business of transporting recreation vehicles or recreational park
trailers for hire under certified authority as a common carrier or contract
(g) "Service Provider", which shall mean a Person engaged in the business of
providing support and ancillary service for the recreation vehicle and/or
recreational park trailer customer. To be eligible for this membership
category, the member must not be eligible for one of the other membership
(h) "Insurance", which shall mean a Person that is actively engaged in the
insuring of recreation vehicles, recreational park trailers or other related
business, and/or in the rendering of insurance service to any segment of
the recreation vehicle, or recreational park trailer industries.
(i) "Legacy Member", which shall mean an individual who (1) was a member
or an employee of a member within the previous five (5) years (for the
purposes of this definition, the term "employee" shall include in the case of
an Association member which is a sole proprietorship or partnership, the
sole proprietor or a partner in the partnership), and (2) has applied for
membership as a Legacy Member and been approved by the Board of
Directors; provided, however, that the Board of Directors shall have the
discretion to admit an individual as a Legacy Member who does not meet
the aforementioned criteria.
Section 2. The membership of the Association may be divided into classes by the
Board of Directors, which shall include, but not be limited to, various classes of
members, and the annual dues for each class of membership shall be established
and announced by the Board of Directors, subject only to modification by a majority
of the members at the annual meeting of the Association.
Section 3. All applications for membership shall be written on a form prescribed by the
Board, and shall be accepted or rejected in accordance with such instructions and
declaration of policy as may from time to time be established and announced by the
Board of Directors. Applications which are of doubtful acceptability shall be presented
to the Board of Directors for specific action. If a member is an entity, the name of the
person who will act as its executive representative in the affairs of the Association shall
be designated in the application, which designation may be changed from time to time
by further written notification to the Board.
Section 4. Membership in the Association shall not be transferable.
Section 5. Resignation from membership shall be submitted in writing to the
Executive Director of the Association, and shall be effective upon receipt. Any dues
which have been paid in advance by the resigning member shall not be refunded.
Section 6. If any member of the Association neglects to renew and/or pay their
annual membership dues on or before the due date, or after proper notification from
PRVCA of default, such membership shall terminate.
Section 7. Any member may also become a member of any related association or
organization by paying a sum in addition to his, her or its regular dues which shall be
established and announced by the Board of Directors.
Section 8. Any membership in the Association may be terminated for proper cause by a
two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Board of Directors of the Association, provided that
such action may only be taken after the member involved has been accorded full
opportunity to appear at a hearing before the Board and be heard with respect to the
charges being considered, and provided that such member shall be given at least ten
(10) days written notice of such hearing. After termination of membership, any such
member may be reinstated at the discretion of the Board, providing the causes for
termination have been removed.
MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. There shall be at least one (1) meeting of the membership of the Association
in each calendar year, which shall be known as the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and
Camping Association Annual Meeting, and which may be held within or outside the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, so long as
adequate facilities are available in the location selected.
Section 2. The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held as determined by the
Board of Directors. At least fifteen (15) days' written notice of the time and place of the
Annual Meeting shall be given to each member of the Association at the last address
of which the Association has record.
Section 3. Additional meetings of the membership may be called by the Chairman of
the Board, Executive Board, or Board of Directors at any time, and shall be called by
the Chairman of the Board upon written request signed by ten (10) members in good
standing. Fifteen (15) days' written notice of the time, place and purpose of any
meeting shall be given to the members. Membership meetings may be held within or
outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at the discretion of the Board of Directors,
so long as adequate facilities are available at the location selected and the
membership is notified as provided for in this section.
Section 4. Only one (1) vote may be cast on behalf of each member of the Association
at any meeting of the members of the Association. Such vote shall be cast by the
member, if an individual, or by the designated representative of the member, if an entity
other than an individual. A vote by a majority of the members present or represented at
any such meeting at which a quorum is in attendance shall be sufficient for taking any
action. Only those members who are in good standing shall be eligible to participate in
the business of any meeting of the members.
Section 5. A quorum of the membership shall consist of fifteen (15) members of the
Association in good standing.
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