18 – 20, 2008.
for Vanners, the Party Never Ends. Martin Luther King weekend.
Soup while it lasts on Friday night. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and
Saturday night Dinner. Band, Games, pre-reg only $42.00. We
have not had T-shirts for sale for quite awhile so we thought we
would bring them back this year. Randy Connell thanked the 11 folks who
have pre-registered. He noted
that it is EXTREMELY important to pre-register so they have an ACCURATE
head count to know how much food to get.
And, if you make a last-minute decision to attend, just call Randy
or Judith to let them know you will be coming.
also noted that this would be the last Vanners for Vanners event, as we
have known it. The recreation
hall will be torn down in May. He
also noted that the FVC would have first choice at hosting the refreshment
center on Saturday night. The group is already in the process of looking
for a different location to host Vanners for Vanners in 2009.
The club is looking at two possibilities.
They are considering an event in Ocala on the 4th and 5th
of April in the $60 range. Call
two weeks in advance if you don’t pre-reg.
The hall will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
They are also considering a location in Pierson, with the vets.
noted that the front-end work for the CofC 2008 meeting is going fine.
She is selling ads and working on details of the Pub Crawl.
We will have a 50-50 raffle to get more front money for the CofC
noted that the folks in Lake Wales are trying to get a
handicapped-accessible playground for the kids in Kiwanis Park, called
”Barney’s Dream”. A
motion by Judith (seconded by C-Van) that the FVC sponsor “Barney’s
Dream” this year, in lieu of our usual sponsorship of Meals on Wheels,
was carried by a unanimous hand vote.
noted that Vans of Ft. Liquordale celebrated its 30th
anniversary at the Keys event. The
club was founded in the Keys in 1977. He also noted that, even though
Fiesta Key burned him in 1987, Broward should consider moving the Keys
event to Fiesta Key. He
stopped by there on the way back, and found out that all of the old
management was gone. Also, there are no campgrounds available south of Sunshine
Van thanked Tim (from Michigan), Joe Madonia and Junior for their help
with the van judging at the Keys. The
van show was really spiced up, and became fun, with the addition of such
things as checking for clean oil, etc. And,
the trivia game was an excellent innovation.
Bob presented Joe Van with a “Grill Master” plaque for his 9 years of
service to the Council with Midnight Grill at the events.
Joe was given a huge round of applause.
John noted that he needed some help in deciding what vans were to be put
on the website as the Cover Van. Gnarly
noted that the content on the website is critical!
The website is our internet presence, and we should always have
good content. Judith asked
whether we wanted a “Cover Van”, or a “Readers Ride.”
Buffalo Bob said we wanted both.
Connell said someone could clean up old photos with a photo-editing
program and have a Vanning History section, featuring previous show vans.
The discussion ended with the van judge, Buffalo Bob, being in
charge of deciding which vans would be used on the website.
The van will be “Reader’s Ride” or “Cover Van”, and will
be changed every two months. Bob
will be responsible for selecting the van and making arrangements for
getting photos and information on the van, starting with the van for
March. The current plans in
place are for Cale’s van to be featured during November and December
2007. Junior’s van will be
featured during January and February 2008.
Connell asked that everyone dig up their old Truck-in trophies (individual
and club) and bring them to Vanners for Vanners.
They will be put on a display table, for all to see.
said, “More importantly, bring your ideas on How to Increase Membership
to the next meeting.”
made a motion to adjourn and the meeting was concluded.