We stand at the vestige of a new year—2020—and it promises to be an exciting year for the club!
Many of the plans we put into motion, in 2019, will manifest this year. It is hard to think of the number 2020 without associating it with clarity of vision. And we, your board, have a clear vision for the growth of this club, to continue bringing innovation to our core services:
- mail forwarding
The innovations we plan to announce throughout 2020 are the result of a lot of hard work from our talented and dedicated staff. In each of the areas listed above, we have projects in motion.
We are actively seeking new partnerships to expand your access to products and services that will keep you successfully moving down the road. Our club is at record high numbers. Four years ago, the Xscapers community did not exist, and yet today it constitutes approximately 17.5 percent of the overall Escapees population. All this growth enables us to arrange discounts and bring products and services you would not otherwise be able to access on your own.
Escapees RV Club runs the largest private mail-forwarding service in the county. This service, in addition to facilitating life on the road, provides the address of domicile for approximately one third of all Escapees.
As you may know, this all began as a humble newsletter connecting a few RVing families whenever they were apart. (That newsletter was the forebearer of the magazine you are reading today.) The origin of this club is steeped in the tradition of RVers educating one another— Sharing and Caring. Education is our oldest service and the foundation of our club. It is no mere coincidence that we are looking for ways to improve our educational endeavors.
In 2019, we were fortunate to acquire RV to Freedom. RV to Freedom is one of the RVing community’s premier education resources, providing a road map for anyone longing to enter the full-time RV lifestyle. And, we will integrate RV to Freedom into our other educational experiences, with our goal of providing everything needed to get on the road and stay on the road. And, most importantly, our education is sourced from, and provided by, RVers who are experts in their fields.
If education was our first service, then events must be a close second. Since our earliest days, we have hosted events. Events enable us to come together as a community, to share this lifestyle with one another.
In 2019, we launched Escapees Hangouts for active, non-working-age RVers, in order to augment our Head Out Program and our Xscapers Convergences.
In 2020, we are expanding these programs, to bring even more diverse adventures.
Another way in which we help Escapees members to connect is through our network of RV parks. In 2019, we undertook projects to improve the infrastructure of our existing park system, an initiative that will continue in 2020. However, we have more in store for our parks system this year. We will expand the footprint of Escapees parks.
Our vision for the future of this club is clear, and our staff is diligently at work. We are set on a path of innovation, informed by the wants and needs of RVers, like you.
We hope you are as excited for 2020 as we are. We know it is going to be a great year. And, we wish you safe and wonderful travels.
We’ll see you on down the trail!
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