Workamper Rendezvous Spring 2012 was a successful event! We had great weather, food, socializing and lots of opportunities to learn from experts and other Workampers. The setting was the Heber Springs Community Center, not far from the Workamper office. We started off with a welcome from Mayor Jackie McPherson. Once again he extended an invitation to attendees to use the facilities at no charge, which included an indoor track, weight room and aquatic center.
The theme was "teach a man to fish and he'll eat for the rest of his life." The classes provided an excellent variety for learning how to "fish" in the Workamper and RV lifestyle. Classes on taxes, RV maintenance, safety, RV driving as well as plenty of sessions on Workamping were offered. It was often difficult to make a choice! In addition there were two separate round table discussions led by a Workamper or Workamper couple and a hot seat session. Dee and Kevin Placzek shared their experiences preparing for the Workamper lifestyle while on the hot seat.
Sewiepigs were a hot item at the Workamper bookstore. Jody and Luke Duquette shared how to make the best use of Workamper tools. The Workamper Class A motorhome and the Cooper's 5th wheel were also open for touring. Wow- they get fancier every year!
At the end of the Rendezvous, we met at the Dam Site pavillion for entertainment and a barbeque dinner. Entertainment was by Strings and Things and included instructors Arline Chandler and Lee Smith. Lovely music!
Bonus Day found some Workampers staying for more education while others headed back to homes to prepare for their Workamper lifestyle or headed to Workamper jobs. We'll be doing this again in October so if you missed this one, sign up for Workamper Rendezvous and take advantage of this excellent educational opportunity. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak Photos by George Bruzenak