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New to Workamper News?

Newbies Need to Explore! 

If you have recently become an active Workamper News member, and you are trying to understand the terminology you see in the magazine and online, then you can easily go to the Workamper Glossary at www.workamper.com-> Other Useful Tools -> Workamper Glossary.

It takes awhile to get to know our huge website, full of information to help you live in your RV and find job opportunities.   Don’t worry; you’ll get the hang of it if you aren’t afraid to explore!!

“Other Useful Tools” has all sorts of helpful information for you, such as Sample Work Agreements, Workaming FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), Demographics and contact info.  Be sure to check out all the great articles at the Workamper Journal.

Staff writer Arline Chandler travels throughout the country, teaching seminars on Workamping and meeting with actual Workampers.  Her accounts of adventures and experiences appear in the magazine, in her top-rated book, “Road Work II,” and past articles that she has written for Workamper News can be found under “Workamper Journal” by going to the “Other Useful Tools” tab and then scrolling down to “Workamper Journal.”

You can buy Road Work II through our Store, as we know you’ll enjoy her storytelling.  She has such great advice for RVers and Workampers.  Chuck Woodbury , editor of NewRver says: “If an RVer looking for work on the road doesn’t find the advice or job they’re looking for here, well, then they’re probably unemployable. But seriously, this book goes well beyond the usual “how-to” advice (although it has plenty) to actually profile Workampers and the employers who hire them. In addition to entertaining glimpses into the working RVer’s lifestyle and viewpoints from employers, this book offers information on how to do your Workamping homework, how many hours of work should you expect to do in exchange for a campsite, how to get jobs outside campgrounds and how to operate an on-the-road business.”

Take the time to get to know the website which will educate you on the Workamping lifestyle.  Sometimes it might seem even too overwhelming to ask the right questions! By learning all you can from our staff writers and contributors online, you will begin to feel more confident.

November Calendar

November 9, 2011

10 a.m. PT/11 a.m. MT/12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone. Live the Adventure! Join this enthusiastic staff and make life-long friends while enjoying first-hand the amazing wonders of living in Yellowstone National Park from May/June through August/September. Full hookup RV sites and employee meals available. For more details, visit their Featured Employer Page and Register Now to participate in this live Jobinar!

November 10, 2011–

Gold Member Roundtable:  This is a private session for Gold members to learn how other Gold members are improving their Workamping lifestyle, get to know each other, and ask questions.

5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET

Visit the Gold RoundTable page at the Club website to get registered today!

November 17, 2011–

November Dreaminar—Dreamers and Workampers discuss their questions around a virtual campfire.  Submit your questions when you pre-register, if you can, to allow us to provide input during the event.  You can ask question “live” during the event also!

1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT/3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/219128770

Nov 30, 2011–

Ask the Experts – Mail Forwarding Service Expert Larry Sroufe

For Gold Members Only. This online webinar will provide you with the opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have like, “How do I keep up with my mail?” and ”How do I register my vehicles, if I no longer have a home residence?” Our expert guest will be Larry Sroufe of Your Best Address. What is Your Best Address? They are a Mail Forwarding Service authorized by the U.S. Postal Service, located in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT/3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET

Register today from the Club website on the Ask the Experts page!

For all the details on registering for a webinar, preparing for a webinar, attending a webinar, watching a recorded webinar and troubleshooting, click here

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NEW SPECIALS: Save 15% in November on these two books!

Mountain Directory West for Truckers, RV and Motorhome Drivers:

This directory contains locations and descriptions of over 400 mountain passes and steep grades in 11 western states. Directory covers Interstate, U.S. and state highways. A must for RVers! Paperback. 151 pages.  Go here to find out more or purchase.

RV Camping in State Parks:

Third Edition.  This directory is designed to make finding RV-friendly state parks easier. In it, you’ll find info on more than 1,650 state parks, forests, and recreation areas in 49 states that offer accommodations for RVers. The directory includes state maps, directions, contact information, total number of RV sites, number of sites with hookups, amenities and facilities, activities and attractions, wireless Internet access and GPS coordinates. A summary for each state tells you how many state parks have RV campgrounds and the amenities generally available.

Paperback. 288 pages. Written by D.J. Davin.

Always Free Shipping (within the continental U.S.)!  Think ahead to Christmas and get your Workamper Buddies the books, CDs or apparel that you appreciate!

Workampers in the News

If you “Like Us” on Facebook, then you probably saw the link to the article written at ABC News. The article talked mostly about Workampers at Amazon fulfillment centers, and called Workampers “modern migrants.”  All in all, it is a good thing to get the word out about Workamping.  It would be nice if the news got out about all the volunteer work that is done by Workampers, and more emphasis was placed on the great parks and campground jobs that enable Workampers to enjoy great seasons in great places.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if more was written on the variety of backgrounds, education and experiences you’ve had and what brought you to the RV lifestyle?  If you would like to share your story, please write to WKN Staff member MaryLou at marylou@workamper.com  She can submit some articles of interest to highlight other aspects of RVing and Baby Boomers enjoying life, staying busy and making a difference.

We would also appreciate your input as to what you like about the In-Between News.  Is it helpful to have a calendar of upcoming events all in one place as a reminder? Do you appreciate the RV Industry News shared here or in the PAGES section to the right of the IBN?  (Look at Right Column now, if you haven’t before).  Articles are added to “Pages”  when time permits and there is newsworthy press releases to share.  If you hear of any news bites or see interesting links about RVing or RVers around the country, let us know.

To build a community, we need input from you. Take the time each week to review what is posted in the In-Between News, and go to the Forums site to communicate with other Workampers and Dreamers. Share your wisdom and experiences with others; or ask your own questions! Please and thank you.

Join the Discussions on these Hot Topics!

[At the Workamper News Forums]

  • You might find work as “Apple pickers!!” Check it out at the Workampers Forum (Member-only).
  • If you are researching employers, start at the Workamper Experiences Forum (Member-only).
  • Post your images at the Workamper Images Forum and check out the ones already there!
  • “Good Example of a Cover Letter” needed. Share your tips at the General Workamping Forum.
  • “Did you know?” Sometimes you can collect unemployment. Find out more at the Full-timing Forum.
  • Any encouragement for “Solo”? Add yours at the Solo Workamping Forum.
  • Check out the latest projects at the DIY, Mods & Upgrades Forum. You can upload photos too!
  • “Hobbies: space and weight!” Interesting reading. Add yours at the Workamper Interests and Hobbies Forum.

Log in (or register at) Workamper News Forums

Don’t Miss Out: Renew & Submit Address Changes

Time to Renew and Submit Your Address Changes–

The March/April 2011 issue of Workamper News is in production and will be mailed this week.  If you receive the hard copy of the magazine, please make sure we have your current mailing address before February18th.  This will provide time to make the update and include your correct address with the mailing list we send to the printer.  We know you don’t want to miss out!

Have You Renewed Your Membership & Subscription?

Don’t Delay or you’ll miss out on all the Hotlines or In Between News, say nothing of your magazine.

Go to http://www.workamper.com/membertype to renew  just as soon as possible.


At The Workamper Forums:

Join the discussions on these hot topics!

  • Where will you be “Summer 2010″? List your destination at the Workampers (Subscriber-only) Forum.
  • If you are researching employers, start at the WE (Subscriber-only) Forum.
  • Post your images at the new Subscriber-only Workamper Images Forum and check out the ones already there!
  • Any information on ” Firework Stands?” Share yours at the General Workamping Forum.
  • Suggestions or cautions for “Traveling 93 thru Nevada”? Add yours at the Fulltiming Forum.”
  • New, single, frustrated” could use encouragement. Help out at the Solo Workamping Forum.
  • Check out the latest projects at the new DIY, Mods & Upgrades forum. You can upload photos too!
  • Have you tried the “Sunbeam Rocket Grill?”   Give us feedback at the Workamper Interests and Hobbies forum.

Log in (or register at)  Workamper Forums <http://forums.workamper.com/>

Two New Workamping For Charities Opportunities Just Posted

Do you love animals?

There are many volunteer positions available in Minnesota at The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary-American Bear Association.

Workamp at Safe Harbor Farms – caring for cats, dogs, goats and more – in the woods of coastal North Carolina.

Visit the Workamping for Charities page found at Workamper.com under the Workampers tab -> Find a Job.

What’s Happening at Workamper University?

Terry Cooper’s Gold Star Club.  Tech Problems?  Find New Solutions

…is a month into the Gold Star 2011 four-month course.  But don’t worry:  it’s not too late to enroll!  You will have access to his already recorded courses in the Library, and you can either attend the ongoing virtual classroom presentations or view them at your convenience.  Terry’s teaching methods are like having your own RV Maintenance Tech leaning over your shoulder, guiding you along step by step!  Seventeen hours of course-work are included.  Disinherit the RV Service Tech!  Learn how to handle 80% of the problems yourself!  Let Terry Cooper, a Master Certified RV Technician and college instructor show you how you can do your own RV service and maintenance.

To learn more on how you can secure your future by investing in yourself go to http://www.workamper.com/rvprofessor/goldstar2011/

Workamping 101 –

How to Get Your First Workamping Job – 2011 – by Jamie Hall Burzenak, began January 25, 2011, but all sessions are being recorded, so you can jump in anytime. This is a step-by-step guide for finding a Workamper position that fits you and your needs.  Hit the ground running and avoid the mistakes others make.  Have the tools to find high-paying jobs, or find those in the environment you want to be in or even volunteer opportunities.  Avoid driving hundreds of miles to a job that isn’t quite right for you or is not what you expected!  Want to learn more?  Go to  http://www.workamper.com/jaimie/101

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Looking Forward to March—

Crooked Creek Campground & Resort will be presenting a Jobinar on Thursday, March 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. CT (11 a.m. PT/12 p.m. MT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET).  Crooked Creek is located 2 miles south of Hill City, South Dakota. The resort was established over 30 years ago and features 82 RV spaces, 14 unit motel, 10 modern housekeeping cabins, 5 camp cabins, heated outdoor pool, food shack and 2 bath houses. Positions are all part time. Each person must work 15 hours a week in exchange for 30 amp w/e/s site with cable and WiFi. Any additional hours worked will be paid $8.00 an hour. VIP passes are included to area attractions at no charge plus other perks. Join us during this webinar event to learn more about our opportunities and ask any questions you may have!
Register today at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/362909651

Can’t make the live event? No worries. The recording will be available on the Jobinars page at Workamper.com starting March 3: http://www.workamper.com/showEvents/index.cfm?wType=0

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