As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to share with everyone what we accomplished as an organization and what is to come in 2018.
2017 was a great year for rallies. We had 18+ rallies all over the US and attended by hundreds of LOA members. Much fun had by all.
We partnered with a great new company called Sherptek that builds bed replacement platforms for pick-ups hauling campers.
We created a new flag for LOA members to fly in their campsites.
We did many technological changes to the site but none were as controversial or talked about than the signature change. The two camps, those who want to see signatures and those who don't, can now both be happy in their LOA experience.
We met all of our membership goals and made enough money to keep the LOA afloat for another year.
What is coming in 2018
2018 is poised to be another great year for the LOA.
The rallies are already stacking up. RITV4, Shingletown4 and about 8 others are already on the books, so mark your calendars.
In 2018 we will be having our national factory tour rally. The arrangements are still be finalized but look for that event to be in the Fall of 2018.
We are planning to relaunch the already successful FreeLOAder program with an all new, easier to use, interface and a campaign to get more people involved.
We are also going to launch a new way to show your LOA pride. We are calling it the LOA oval. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on how to get your LOA Oval later in Q1.
I want to personally thank all of you, the LOA members, for your support and your loyalty to this little place on the internet we call LOA. Without you this great place for research, trip planning, mods, social interaction and all we do here, would not be what it is today. I also want to give a big shout out to all of our trailmasters and say thanks. Without trailmasters volunteering their time, we would not have the fun rallies to attend that we all love so much.
In closing I just want to say that I feel truly blessed that you all let me run the LOA and trust that I will continue to work hard to keep LOA relevant and helpful in your Lance ownership experience.