Affiliate Members

 

Reason for Change – Refining membership availability in ROG

Existing Article 2.2.5 Affiliate Members are non-voting members that may not hold any Office and include anybody with an interest in the Redwood brand that does not own a qualifying RV, and who do not qualify for one of the other classes of membership.

Discussion

The original intent for the creation of the ROG, at the 2014 Rally, was creating an organisation for owners of luxury 5th wheels manufactured by Redwood RV. Prior to the 2016 rally we received a request from a Rushmore owner, a Crossroads coach that was manufactured in the Redwood factory. He indicated that his coach has nothing in common with other CR products, as it contains similar equipment as our Redwoods.

We hastily crafted this clause to accommodate this owner and others with an interest in the Redwood brand.

However, as written, this clause opens membership to any RV owner, or even non-RV owners, which is not consistent with the original intent of forming the ROG.

Action

  1. Delete Article 2.2.5 in its entirety,
  2. Article 2.1.1 – delete Affiliate Members from this article
  3. Article 2.1.5.1 – delete bullet referencing Affiliate
  4. Article 2.2.5 – delete article in its entirety
  5. Article 2.3.2.1 – delete article in its entirety
  6. Article 3.1.4 – delete article in its entirety
  7. Delete any additional reference to “Affiliate” within the Constitution & By-laws not identified above
Position Candidate Bio

Secretary

Patti Brown (1000Islander)

Patti Brown and husband Rolf have owned their 36RL for almost 4 years, but have been RV'ing for almost 30 years and most recently Patti has been the editor of this groups newsletter, "The Hyperion".  Patti and husband Rolf have been retired for almost 9 years and enjoy wintering in Daytona Beach, Fl for several months, living in their Redwood,  before returning back home to their brick and mortar home in the beautiful 1000 Islands region of Northern New York.  Patti retired from a long career as an accountant/financial analyst with a large Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  She is an avid cyclist, currently training for her 1st century ride, and when she's not on her bicycle, you will find her playing in the dirt of her huge veggie garden or behind the sewing machine completing one of her many quilts projects for family and friends.

Director at Large - Web Platform

Brad Paul (bradpajax)

Bio not yet submitted by candidate

Director at Large - Technical

Shane Wood (Shane Wood)

Shane and his wife Diane purchased their redwood in August of 2014 and have lived in it fulltime since. They started camping way back when with tents and moved up the line over the years with campers, trailers and 5th wheels. Shane was born in Alberta Canada growing up on a farm. After graduation he started out his career in the Electrical utility Industry. He worked his way up from Lineman, project manager into the Management position he still holds. Shane and Diane moved to Chicago in 2000 with a career move in the same industry. After working between Chicago and Detroit for 2 years He ended up transferring to Southern California where He still resides. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren which live in Alberta and British Columbia. Shane has over the years been involved in Boy Scouts, Coaching Hockey, Baseball and a member of the Royal Elks. Shane is an avid Hunter and fisherman and enjoys riding his Motorcycle. Diane has been retired for a few years after selling her Hair salon. Shane tried to retire as well but ended up with the work bug and came out of retirement He looks forward to growing the ROG and helping anyone with issues that may arise.

Director at large

Paul Bridges (Iceman1777)

Paul Bridges, married to Tracy since 1981. We are blessed with two sons and one grandson.

I retired in 2016 after an 18-year career in Air Traffic Control followed by 10 years in private Christian School administration and seven years serving as Lead Pastor for a church, all in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After 35 years of fairly stressful jobs, we now full-time in our Redwood 38RL and spent winter 2016 in Orlando, FL working part-time at Walt Disney World. We are working for the summer season at Grizzly RV Park West Yellowstone, MT.

I have a Bachelor of Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

Redwood Owners Group - Board Of Directors

 

 

 

Andy Patterson (Oriana) - President

Andy and his wife Judi, of Metro Vancouver, British Columbia purchased their 2013 Redwood 36FL in December 2012 and in the first four years of ownership have completed over 25,000 miles coast to coast.

Born and brought up in bonnie Scotland, on graduating from Madras College in St Andrews, Andy elected to pursue a career in travel, rather than attend university. His first choice was flying, but British Airways had just closed their school, so he opted for his 2nd choice and ran away to sea with P&O/Princess Cruises, as a Deck Officer, or Navigator. Andy and Judi met aboard the SS Oriana while Judi was a passenger taking a cruise from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia.

Married in Vancouver, Andy completed one more voyage before deciding that life aboard cruise ships was not conducive to married life, so he resigned and joined the local ferries as a Deck Officer. Quickly attaining command at only 27 years of age, Andy spent 33 years with the ferries, retiring in December 2013.

Andy and Judi have a son and daughter, one grandson, one GSD dog and one cat. Throughout the years, Andy was heavily involved in volunteer activities, having coached both kids in soccer, officiated many soccer matches and performed numerous roles for the local soccer club, including President. He was also Chairman of the local Nautical Institute Branch and a member of the HQ Finance and General Purposes Committee. Andy is also a member of the Masonic Lodge, with his mother Lodge being St Andrew # 25 in St Andrews, Scotland.

In addition to soccer, Andy’s interests include planning their travels, photography, cruising, walking, cycling, swimming and maintaining their travel blog.

 

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Paul Bridges (Iceman1777) - Vice President

Paul Bridges was born and raised in Southern California. He began a career in aviation with McDonnell Douglas Corp. in 1978 and was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration in 1982 after President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers. He enjoyed 18 years in air traffic control in Fort Smith, Arkansas before resigning and becoming the Administrator of a Christian School for 10 years, followed by a 7-year role as Lead Pastor of a local church, all in Fort Smith.  Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and Technology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

He married his wife, Tracy, in 1981 and have two sons and one grandson. After residing in Arkansas for 35 years, they decided to retire and live full-time on the road in 2016. They purchased a 2015 Redwood 38RL as their home.

So far they have spent their winters in Orlando working part time at Walt Disney World and traveling in the summer. Yellowstone is one of their favorite spots.

Paul’s hobbies include kayaking, pickle ball, genealogy, tinkering with his 1924 Ford Model T, and taking weekend vacations in their vintage 1958 Rainbow travel trailer.

 

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Patti Brown (1000islander) - Secretary

Patti and husband Rolf live in Northern New York sharing a gorgeous border river (St. Lawrence) with our Canadian neighbors.  They have been "glamping" for over 10 years, most recently in their 2014 36RL;  spending a split year residency in Daytona Beach, FL and Alexandria By, NY.

Together they have 6 children and 14 grands.  And a new puppy Tug.

Patti graduated from Columbia College with a dual degree in Business Admin and Accounting.  Her long financial career has included positions involving credit and collections, cost accounting for a large telecomm company, office manager/Accounting Dept. Manager for a nationwide telnet company and finally a financial analyst for a large hospital in Syracuse, NY.  It is from this position that she retired from some 10 years ago.

Patti and Rolf are extremely active people, enjoying the outdoors doing gardening (big), auto racing, sewing, brewing beer and road cycling (the you pedal kind).  And of course visiting the many children and grandbabies that are scattered across the country.

 

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Lisa Price (PricelessRVAdventures) - Treasurer

Lisa worked for several Christian non-profit organizations over the course of 26 years. She finished her work career as VP of Operations for a Credit Counseling organization. She spent 16 years helping individuals and families get out of debt and manage their personal budgets. She is still passionate about encouraging others to identify their dreams and find the tools to accomplish those dreams.

Lisa and George have 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandbabies.

Lisa and her husband, George, started their love for camping almost 30 years ago. After 26 years in their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, they decided to sell everything and choose an easier, simpler life—full timing in an RV. Their 2014 38RL Redwood 5th wheel has made this life adventure easier; because all the comforts of a house are in their Redwood home.

Their faith is an important part of each step of their lives. Believing that life should not only be lived—it should be celebrated; and they are Celebrating Life one mile at a time around our beautiful country.

 

Lisa's career included managing finances at multiple organizations.  She served as Secretary/Treasurer for a Colorado non-profit, maintaining a budget of over $1 million.  Her job as a Credit Counselor involved managing the finances of over 500 individuals and families.

 

 

 

Shane Wood (Shane Wood) - Director At Large - Technical Committee

 

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Elliott Thomas (ElliottandVicky) - Director At Large - Membership

Elliott and his wife, Vicki, call Yarmouth, Maine home. He grew up outside of Boston, MA and graduated from Boston College with a degree in geology. He worked for several engineering companies and the USEPA while living in New Hampshire and Maine. Elliott and Vicki started an environmental consulting company which they ran until retirement. Elliott worked half time at the firm and half time as the captain of his commercial lobster boat. Continued work as a lobsterman keeps them in Maine for 6 months of the year, while the rest of the time they spend on the road.

He met Vicki through a mutual friend at a Vermont ski area, and they have enjoyed the sport since they met. Scuba diving has also been a mutual sport for them since the early 80's, and they traveled extensively throughout the eastern portion of the Caribbean to pursue the sport.

Elliott and Vicky started tent camping prior to their marriage in 1972, and graduated from a tent to a pickup camper to a travel trailer. After more than a year of research and visits to RV dealers, they selected a 2014 Redwood 36RE which has been towed 15,000 miles since they bought it, from Maine to southern California over two winter trips.

He has been involved in many volunteer organizations over many years, including teaching first aid and CPR for the American Red Cross, and also served as a National Ski Patrolman over a 25 year period, both on the slopes and as a member of the regional staff. He also spent 22 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.

Elliott has served on the Board of Advisors for the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, the largest commercial fishermen's organization on the east coast.

 

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Joe Dombrowski (Ford Truck Guy) - Director At Large - Nominations

 

Joe was born in Philadelphia, and his family quickly moved out to the suburbs. He currently resides the SE portion of Pennsylvania , just outside the Philadelphia

Joe met his wife when he was 19 years old , and knew she was the one , she was not so sure ! That was 34 years ago , and they are still each other's best friends ! It was not until he met his wife, that he was exposed to camping in an RV. After a short period, they purchased their first RV which was a 1984 19' Corsair. Shortly they realized that camping was for them and they kept trading up until they settled on their "16" 38 RL.

Joe has a background in trucking , and he still carries his CDL Class A license. He drove flatbeds based out of the Phila area up to Boston , and down to SC with all points in between. That is where he became comfortable towing, when asked about pulling the Redwood, he compares it to the 60' stretch trailers that he used to deliver steel on..

Joe and his wife have 2 daughters ( ages 18 & 23 ) that still actually want to camp with them as much as possible , not too many folks can say that !

Joe is the Vice president-operations of a steel Service Center that has 10 facilities from Boston to Charlotte and as far west as Cleveland, with the corporate offices located in South Eastern PA. He travels to all of them weekly and takes the camper every chance he gets!

 

Brad Paul (bradpajax) - Director at Large (Website)

 

 

 

Michelle Sullivan (mhs4771) - Director at Large

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change # 1

Reason for change – Housekeeping and adding cross-reference

Existing 6.1.1.2 The President shall preside at all AGM/EGM, the Board of Directors, and shall appoint committee members otherwise not specified.

Action – delete existing Article 6.1.1.2 and replace with:

New 6.1.1.2 When available and in attendance, the President shall preside at all AGM/EGM and Board of Director meetings. When the President is not attending any meeting, refer to Article 6.1.2.2.

Change # 2

Reason for change – Housekeeping, moved from Article 6.1.1.2

Action – Delete this subject from Article 6.1.1.2 and create a new article.

New Article 6.1.1.7 The President shall appoint committee members otherwise not specified.

Change # 3

Reason for change – Housekeeping, article redundant

Existing 4.5.1.1 The initial members of the Board of Directors shall be selected from the organizing committee formed in the Fall of 2014, as subsequently amended, as required and at the discretion of the Board. The initial Board shall remain in office until the 2016 AGM, scheduled in Shipshewana. Until the 2016 AGM, the members of the initial Board are not required to meet the criteria for being a Charter or Regular ROG member. This article shall be automatically deleted at the conclusion of the 2016 AGM.

Action - Delete this entire article.

Change # 4

Reason for change – Housekeeping, clarification of intent

Existing 4.8.2 When meetings are web based and/or conference calls, no proxy shall be available to any member unable to attend a regular or special Board meeting. If a physical meeting is scheduled the voting members shall determine, in advance, if proxy or absentee ballots are permitted. In making this determination, the complexity of issues up for discussion shall be considered.

Action – Delete existing and replace with:

New 4.8.2 When meetings are web based and/or conference calls, no proxy shall be available to any Board member unable to attend a regular or special Board meeting. If a physical meeting is scheduled the Board members shall determine, in advance, if proxy or absentee ballots are permitted. In making this determination, the complexity of issues up for discussion shall be considered.

Change # 5

Reason for change – Housekeeping, making terms of office consistent with BoD

Existing Article 7.3.5 The Committee (Constitution) shall serve a three (3) year term.

Action – Delete existing article and replace with:

New Article 7.3.5 The Constitution Committee shall serve a two (2) year term.

Change # 6

Reason for change – Housekeeping making terms of office consistent with BoD

Existing Article 7.4.4 The Audit Committee shall serve for a period of three (3) years, but there is no restriction on the number of terms that may be served.

Action – Delete existing article and replace with:

New Article 7.4.4 The Audit Committee shall serve for a period of two (2) years, but there is no restriction on the number of terms that may be served.

Change # 7

Reason for change – Housekeeping, article redundant

Existing Article 7.5.7.1 The requirement for Nominees to be members for at least one (1) year does not apply for nominations at the 2016 AGM, as memberships only started March 1st 2016. This article shall be deleted at the conclusion of the 2016 AGM

Action – delete this article

Change # 8

Reason for change – Housekeeping, article redundant

Existing Article 2.1.5.2 In lieu of a sequential number, Charter Members may request any available and valid member number, within the acceptable range, as outlined in Article 2.1.5.1. This option is not available to other membership classes.

Action – delete this article

Change # 9

Reason for change – Housekeeping, consistency across all membership classes

Existing Article 2.1.6 Charter and Regular memberships will automatically include any current spouse, or future spouse, when only a single applicant is listed on the application form, with each membership limited to a maximum of two (2) persons.

Action – delete existing article and replace with:

New Article 2.1.6 All memberships classes, except Industry, will automatically include any current spouse, or future spouse, when only a single applicant is listed on the application form, with each membership limited to a maximum of two (2) persons.

Change # 10

Reason for change – Housekeeping, clarifying intent & adding Constitution & Bylaw amendments. The President’s report was encouraged to be in writing, but this was not intended to be printed copies. Clarification requires all reports be available online.

Existing Article 5.1.7 A detailed standing agenda shall be developed by the initial Board of Directors, which shall include, but is not limited to:

  • Approval of Agenda,
  • Review and approval of previous AGM/EGM minutes,
  • Business arising from previous AGM/EGM,
  • President’s report, which is encouraged to be in writing,
  • Vice-President’s report,
  • Secretary’s report,
  • Treasurer’s report and financials,
  • Questions/members issues,
  • Members up for election stand down and Chair of meeting assumed by Nominating Committee,
  • Nominating Committee Chair outlines candidates for election. No additional nominations will be accepted from the floor,
  • Elections, if required,
  • New Members assume position,
  • President’s closing remarks.

Action – delete existing article and replace with:

New Article

  • Approval of Agenda,
  • Review and approval of previous AGM/EGM minutes,
  • Business arising from previous AGM/EGM,
  • President’s report,
  • Vice-President’s report,
  • Secretary’s report,
  • Treasurer’s report and financials,
  • Questions/member’s issues,
  • Members up for election stand down and Chair of meeting assumed by Nominating Committee,
  • Nominating Committee Chair outlines candidates for election. No additional nominations will be accepted from the floor,
  • Elections, if required,
  • New Members assume position,
  • Constitution & Bylaw changes, as required
  • President’s closing remarks.

All reports shall be posted on the website and be available to all paid members, prior to the AGM.

Redwood Owners Group (ROG) Mission Statement

 

Mission Statement:

The Redwood Owners Group (ROG) is a non-profit organization designed specifically to provide Redwood RV enthusiasts with knowledge, expertise and ideas to enhance the ownership experience for all current, former, prospective and potential owners of Redwood Luxury Vehicles manufactured by Crossroads RV/Redwood of Topeka, Indiana.

How we accomplish our Mission:

The ROG is committed to its mission by providing:

  • Online Forum – participation, feedback, resources and maintenance of the ROG website (www.RedwoodRVowners.com)
    • Forum discussion – crowd-sourced communication of ideas, issues, knowledge and experience
    • Technical Library – development of an expanding technical library
  • Rallies – organization of national and regional rallies
  • Vendor Relations – vendor partnerships and discounts
  • Redwood-Owner Relations – maintaining dialogue and feedback with the Redwood management team on behalf of owners
  • Social opportunities to meet and/or travel with fellow ROG members

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