OK JB, what does being an Ambassador need to do beside tout the HL brand. I don't have to buy an Nash Rambler do I ?
I agree - by extension of being a Heartland product owner, we can all be Heartland Ambassadors and many of us do this actively.
Chapter Leaders of course have an inherent Ambassador component built-into them in putting on rallies and other events. Keep doing what you are doing Mark Consider having a non-rally event in the middle of winter (meet and greet at a restaurant perhaps or a meet up at an RV show in OH).
For Bob and others wondering, while this is not meant to be a comprehensive list of qualifications and duties, here is a quick summary:
- A Regional Ambassador is one who travels extensively within a specific region of the country (several states/provinces in the same year)
- A Nomadic Ambassador is one who travels extensively around North America within a given year
- Holding open house events in campground, at RV shows etc., "not during a Heartland", at many campgrounds and venues through their region of North America or all of North America (nomads) is the primary activity of the Ambassador
- The events include:
- Setting up a literature table
- Displaying a Heartland banner
- Displaying a Heartland flag
- Giving out Heartland branded goodies
- Making available product literature
- Telling the Heartland story
- Setting out/serving refreshments (coffee, doughnuts etc.)
- Making presentations (rally pictures, construction and plant pictures)
- Educating about the Forum, the Club, Facebook pages, the Wiki,
the Manuals downloads area etc.
- Education on Portal and Forum usage
- Opening up their own RV for tours
- Asking and answering questions
- Other items as we think of them, as we try new things, as Ambassadors
come up with more
I doubt I travel often and far enough to be an "official" Ambassador, but let's see:
I already display my Heartland banner and HOC flag whenever we set up camp.
I don't have Heartland goodies or product literature to give out but;
I sing the praises of my Heartland trailer, give tours to all that express an interest, always have the coffee pot or pitcher of lemonade ready, talk about how great and educational the Forum is and how much I've learned since joining.
I love to answer questions about my Heartland
I guess that kinda makes me an "unofficial" ambassador.
Would we expect anything less from Santa?!