Tom Heneghan - CEO, Equity LifeStyle Properties

Call it a milestone, call it an anniversary, call it habit. Whatever term you choose, many of you can stake claim to a significant relationship with Thousand Trails.

Recognizing a milestone can be a way of saying thank you, you're appreciated, it's been an honor, you made it! To that end, we'd like to recognize our member base and say thanks for being part of the family for so long.

We have designed anniversary pins for our members who have reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of membership with Thousand Trails. If you have reached one of these anniversaries with us, you will be receiving a letter within the next few weeks with instructions on how to claim your pin.

Aside from the pin, I'd like to recognize all of our members, from the longest member to the newbie who's taking their "first camping steps" with us this year. We are so glad that you've decided to make Thousand Trails your camping choice. We look forward to continuing the relationships we've created and welcoming new ones into the fold.

To our members, Thousand Trails is more than a place to park your rig or put up your tent. It is a home away from home. That is obvious to me when I visit the campgrounds and see the relationships that have been formed, the extended families that have been created. It is a habit that sticks and that sense of community and family is what makes time fly. Doesn't it seem like only yesterday that you first introduced yourselves to the family at the next site...and now 10, 15, even 30 years later you're all still meeting up to share the experience.

So wear your pins proudly and for the newbies, prepare a space to display them... before you know it you'll have gathered quite a few!

We hope you've had a chance to go online and check out the Thousand Trails gear available. We think we've got a good variety to get you started and we know you'll like the gear. In fact, thanks to those of you who voted on our Facebook page. The design chosen for the sweatshirt was a result of your votes. Keep watching the store because there's a lot more coming your way!

Lastly, the picture accompanying this month's message was taken at our O'Connell's Jellystone Campground in Amboy, Illinois. The staff of our corporate office spent the day living the camping lifestyle - and I can safely say, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thought Of the Month
Anniversaries are best when remembered.
- Anonymous

Tom Heneghan
President and CEO