WHY JOIN?

Want to connect with recreation industry decision makers from international luxury resort brands, cruise lines, campgrounds and private clubs? Our niche membership base is small, but mighty:

* Membership feels like family with everyone sharing information and recommendations with one another.

* Our members represent many worldwide brands. One example? The Senior Manager of Resort Activities - the decision maker for all of Marriott Vacation Clubs Worldwide’s recreation departments - is a member, as are these other top brands – Omni Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton, Spectrum Resorts, Carnival Cruise Lines, Oceana & Regent Cruise Lines, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, Kiawah Island Resort, and more.

* Our members are called upon as the experts by other properties in their brand’s portfolio, who go to them for program ideas and vendor recommendations

Membership Benefits

Year-round exposure via:

* Listing on the Member Database

     Most associations would stop there, but you get much more exposure when you’re an RCRA vendor, including:

* A “Meet Our New Vendor” feature that goes out to all members when you join

* Regular “Vendor Spotlights,” sent out on Fridays on social media

* A feature article in one quarterly newsletter

* Your logo on, and a live link to your website from, the RCRA website, which receives up to 500+ views monthly


Annual Conference Benefits (Must be a Member to Attend)

* Two representatives from your company may attend

* A table to display your company’s services and products in the Exhibit Hall for 2 days during the conference

* The ability to submit a proposal to conduct an educational session to our members on how to use your products and services to enhance their programming, or improve their department

* Informational material in the conference welcome packet

* Logo and recognition in the conference brochure, website, and 3-4 email blasts leading up to the conference, reaching a database of 400 members

    Wait – there’s more? Yes! We really want you to connect with our members, which is why we go the extra mile by:

* Allowing vendors to host a table at a conference meal function, complete with signage and ability to introduce yourself to your tablemates

* Providing you with a special button to wear that encourages our members to thank you for your patronage and ask you about your business

* Hosting a Vendor Mixer where you can connect with other vendors

* Providing a Vendor Hospitality Suite where you can refresh and meet with potential buyers

* Allowing you to participate in our Internship Job Fair if your searching for interns

* Listing a link in our conference app where members are encouraged to leave a Google review for your business based on what they experienced at the conference


Membership Categories and Pricing

* Annual Membership: $230

* Annual National Conference: $770 – Includes all benefits listed above. Must be a member to attend.


* Sponsorship at Annual National Conference : $470 – inclusions:

o A display table of your service or products (if you wish to ship them to the conference and have us display)

o Informational material in the conference welcome packet

o Logo and recognition in the conference brochure, website, and 3-4 email blasts leading up to the conference


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