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Class of 2017 Inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame

August 9th, 2017 Comments off

Class of 2017 RV/MH Hall of Fame photo credit, RV/MH Hall of Fame.

A group of 400 friends, family members, and industry professionals gathered Monday night, August 7, 2017, to celebrate the induction of the Class of 2017 into the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

Hall President Darryl Searer kicked things off with his “Annual State of the Hall” address before the induction ceremony began.

Besides this being our 45th year in existence.  This is our tenth year at this beautiful location, and my sixth Sate of the Hall address in the past  five-and-half years.  And the most exciting, as  we have continued to make great progress in all areas of the operation. Income is up and expenses are down. Our debt continues to be paid down at an aggressive pace. Our current debt is now 10-percent of the debt of $5.5 million just five years ago.

One last word as your volunteer President for over five years, if I had a genie in a bottle and could have two wishes granted by next year’s induction dinner, they would be first, that the Hall of Fame is debt free, and second, we have all the money in the bank to start construction on our new vision.

Together, I do know we can make it happen.”

You can see the full list of RV and MH industry professionals who were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year in a previous Daily Business News article here.


Photo credit, RV/MH Hall of Fame.

The 2017 Spirit Award was also awarded on Monday night, going to Al Hesselbart, long-time RV/MH historian and librarian at the RV/MH Heritage Foundation. The Spirit Award is an annual award that goes to the person who has “demonstrated his or her desire and dedication to further the legacy of our [RV/MH Hall of Fame] great heritage.”

Don’t forget, if you’re thinking of nominating someone to be in the RV/MH Hall of Fame for the Class of 2018, they suggest you do so as early on as possible. You can read more about making a nomination for 2018 here.

It’s a lengthy process that should not wait until the last minute, so I urge those who are considering a nominee to download the guidelines and forms so their nominee can be considered for the Class of 2018,” Searer said.

MHProNews congratulates those inducted. ## (News.)

(Photo credits: RV/MH Hall of Fame)

JuliaGranowiczManufacturedHomeLivingNewsMHProNews-comSubmitted by Julia Granowicz to Daily Business News for MHProNews.



NAHB Comments on FHFA Appointment

May 2nd, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder in Charlotte, NC, has issued a statement on the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). “We applaud the nomination of Representative Watt to this important position. After four years in conservatorship, the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stands at a crossroad. Rep. Watt brings years of experience to this position at a pivotal moment as our nation’s housing market recovers. NAHB looks forward to working closely with Rep. Watt to help address the many complex challenges facing the U.S. housing finance system upon his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.”

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Cordray Nomination on the Line

March 12th, 2013 Comments off

HousingWire reports during a Senate Banking Committee hearing concerning the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a second term, some committee members put Cordray on the hot seat. They grilled him about his operation of the agency and what would happen to the funds if his appointment is invalidated. Meanwhile, one panel member pointed out the CFPB received high marks from the banking industry for its handling of the the qualified mortgage (QM) rule. As MHProNews has learned, newly-elected Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who set up the CFPB, told Cordray he has earned his nomination. Cordray was a recess appointment by President Obama, and did not originally receive Senate confirmation.

(Photo credit: ABC News–Richard Cordray)

Galante finally Approved to Lead FHA

January 2nd, 2013 Comments off

NationalMortgageNews reports over a year after the Senate Banking Committee voted to send Carol Galante’s confirmation to the full Senate as Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Senate voted 69-24 to confirm her appointment Sunday during a special session dealing with the fiscal cliff controversy. As MHProNews reported Dec. 14, 2011, Sen. Jim Demint, (R-SC), leveling charges at Ms. Galante of being short-sighted at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination, said, “We need people with a sense of urgency (italics added) about the need to turn things around and reduce our debt and avoid future bailouts.” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), noting more needs to be done to repair FHA’s financially challenged single-family program, says as the confirmed commissioner Galante can now assemble her own staff and take more aggressive steps. The acting head of FHA since July 2011, she will also serve as a HUD assistant secretary.

(Photo credit: HUD GOV–Carol Galante)

MHCC: Invitation to Serve

December 16th, 2011 Comments off has learned the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued an announcement asking for nominations, with approval of the Secretary, to serve on the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. Consensus Committee members serve for a three-year term up to two terms. The 21 voting members are appointed to serve in one of three member categories: 1) Seven producers or retailers of manufactured housing; 2) Seven members representing consumer interests; and 3) Seven general interest and public official members. Scheduled to be published in the Federal Register Dec. 16, 2011, the document states, “To be considered for appointment to a position of an MHCC member whose term expires Dec. 30, 2011, the nomination should be submitted by Dec. 15, 2011. Nominations not selected for appointments to a current vacancy will be retained for two years and may be considered for vacancies as they arise during that period.”

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Senate Committee Sidetracked by CFPB Head Nomination

December 8th, 2011 Comments off

NationalMortgageNews reports a Senate Banking Committee hearing to discuss the work regulators are doing at six different agencies to implement Dodd-Frank became embroiled in an exchange about a seventh agency not in the room. Legislators sparred over the impending vote of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Republicans want structural changes made to the agency, while Democrats blame Republicans for refusing to allow a vote on his nomination. Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-Ala.), asked Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin if the administration is seriously interested in discussing the issue. Wolin replied, “Well, I think, Senator, what we’re very interested in is the Senate considering Richard Cordray.” Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), leveled a charge of political game-playing at Wolin. President Obama said, during a campaign stop in Kansas, “Everyday we go without a consumer watchdog n place is another day what a student, or a senior citizen, or member of our Armed Forces could be tricked into a loan they can’t afford—something that happens all the time.”
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