The RV Women’s Alliance welcomed Elkhart-area Congresswoman Jackie Walorski at the RV Technical Institute on Oct. 17, where she offered words of inspiration for more than a dozen women from across the RV industry.
The gathering was planned to continue the redesign and rebuild of a travel trailer from drab to fab, a project of the RV Women’s Alliance. Walorski has been a supporter of the alliance since its founding, including being a keynote speaker for the group’s breakfast during last year’s RV Open House.
Walorski shared her own stories of the incredible things that can be accomplished when women work together, from securing funding for early childhood education programs to representing the RV industry in Congress.
“It means so much to us that Congresswoman Walorski came to our build this past weekend,” RV Women’s Alliance President Susan Carpenter stated. “For many of our volunteers, this was the first opportunity they have had to hear from the congresswoman in such a small group. It allowed us to share more about the strides the RV Women’s Alliance has made in the past year and hear from the congresswoman about the importance of our work to advance women in the RV industry.”
“The RV Technical Institute is the perfect location for the Drab to Fab project,” said Tammy Holland of the RV Technical Institute and an RV Women’s Alliance member. “We are the RV industry’s leading training center so it just makes sense to partner with the RV Women’s Alliance on a project that allows women from across the industry to gain new skills and learn from one another.”
Over the next five months, members of the RV Women’s Alliance will participate in the all-female renovation and redesign project on select Wednesdays and Saturdays at the RV Technical Institute.