We arrived in Montgomery, Texas a week ago Friday and have been staying at the Lake Conroe KOA. We have a great site, facing towards the lake. On Sunday, the folks who made it into the $100,000 club had brunch at the local country club. We had gotten an e-mail several weeks ago saying that we had exceeded $100,000 in sales…thus making it into this group. We each got a jacket, with the 100 club insignia on it, and had a great meal. I think I counted nine couples in total that were there.
On Monday, the information sessions began. Lots of great information was shared and I find, with conferences such as this, that you always learn the most from the other people that are there. The networking and sharing of ideas is the best part of events like these. On Monday evening there was a nice dinner and the awards ceremony. In addition to getting certificates for the 100 club, Linda and I also were chosen as Rookies of the Year. Quite an honor, we must say as many teams were hired in 2011. We were really surprised !
Here are the owners of AGS/TXAd – Brian and Debra Shaeffer. If you’re wondering why we are dressed in cowboy attire, it’s because the theme was Denim and Diamonds for the banquet. We got shirts and a hat for Linda…all for $15 at the local thrift store. What a deal !
Look at Brian and Debra’s cowboy boots. They are made out of stingray.
Here is Linda and I with Rick, our scheduler. He has the crazy task of keeping track of all the rep teams and figuring out where they are to go.
On one of the evenings, Linda and I helped Rick with a version of the Newlywed Game…..four couples tried to match answers with their spouses on RV and work related questions. Linda asked the questions and kept the couples in line and I kept score. It came right down to the bonus round to decide the winner. We all laughed so hard at some of the wild answers.Thirty of us went out to eat, at a Mexican restaurant on Thursday night and we had a great time. Some of the reps have started pulling out, for their next destinations, but we are here till Monday morning. We are going to a Thor approved warranty center, outside of Houston to get warranty work done on the rig. One of the major fixes is replacing the microwave that buzzes very loudly whenever you use it. Won’t know what to do if we don’t have to crank up the TV while the microwave is running. As soon as we finish at Demontrond RV, we are going to a nearby Ford center to get a safety recall taken care of on our rig. We’ve allowed plenty of time to get everything done, that is needed, as we will have a busy year ahead. We’ve picked up about nine new parks, gave up three and will be working on the east coast at two parks in Gettysburg, couple in Virginia and one in North Carolina. Gonna be a busy, but fun year ahead. Buckle up your seat belts….Ready, Get Set…..GO !!