Final program with rooms for convention


Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America

President: Dan Sippl

Program Chair: Ardis Bazyn

Registration $20 ($20)

Or RSVA Package (all RSVA events) $110 ($110)

Sunday, July 5

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM:  RSVA Board Meeting, Pearl 5

1:30 PM — 5:30 PM: RSVA Program, State Room 1

1:30 PM: Welcome: Dan Sippl, RSVA President, Eau Claire, WI

1:35 PM: Roll call: Donna Seliger, RSVA Secretary, West Des Moines, IA

1:40 PM: "What's happening in the Texas Business Enterprise Program?" Texas BEP Staff.

2:10 PM: Highlights from Texas vendors

2:40 PM: Resolutions/Constitution and Bylaws (first reading): Ardis Bazyn, Constitution and Resolution Chair, Burbank, CA

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: "Merchandising Your Healthy Products" Roundtable discussion. moderated by Randy Hauth, OR

3:45 PM: "Advocating for your state RS BEP Program." Presenters: Jeff Thom, American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys, Sacramento, CA; Chris D. Prentice, Texas Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services, Austin, TX;

Rocky Marchiano, RSVA Legislative Chair, New Orleans, LA.

4:30 PM: "Online and credit card payment options for RS locations." Presenter: Lanny Davidson, Independent Agent, Ignite Payments Today.

5:00 PM: Nominating Committee — delegates only

10:00 PM — 12:00 AM: RSVA / IVIE Mixer (in pkg) $15 ($20), RSVA Suite

Join RSVA & IVIE for fun and refreshments. All are welcome.


Monday, July 6, Houston Ballroom A

12:15 PM — 5:30 PM: RSVA Lunch (in pkg) $35 ($40)

"The Importance of a Positive Attitude."  Speaker: Robert Acosta, GDUI Public Relations Chair, Chatsworth, CA.  RSVA Annual Awards presentations.

2:15 PM: Break

2:30 PM: RSVA Business meeting

4:30 PM: RSVA Caucus

7:30 PM — 9:00 PM: RSVA Comedy Night (in pkg) $15 ($20).  Enjoy some laughs with comedian Tony Stone!

9:00 PM — 12:00 AM RSVA Karaoke (in pkg) $15 ($20)

Show your talent with RSVA.


Tuesday, July 7, RSVA Suite

12:15 PM – 4:00 PM:  Tour of food service facilities. Join RSVA in a walking tour of food service facilities in downtown Dallas.  To reserve a space, contact Ardis Bazyn at abazyn@....


6:00 PM — 12:00 AM: RSVA Casino Trip (in RSVA pkg), $30 ($35).  Enjoy a trivia contest and snacks on the way to Winstar Casino.  Windstar has several restaurants and three sites for entertainment.


Ardis Bazyn

"Make the Impossible Possible"

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