June 17, 2006 Minutes

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FLORIDA VAN COUNCIL

Minutes of the June 17, 2006 meeting at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina south of Okeechobee are as follows:

Cale called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the March 18, 2006 meeting were read and approved with one correction: Buffalo Bob is not with Coastal.

There were 6 clubs present and 1 Excused Absence (out of 13 clubs total) during roll call.

Linard gave the Treasurer's report.

FVC NEWSLETTER UPDATE:

Agnes noted that a virus disabled her computer and she had to reconstruct her mailing address list from Linard’s database.  As such, she got a lot of newsletters returned.  She did a postage test.  She folded a newsletter, put it in a legal envelope, and sent it for the price of a first class stamp (39˘).  Currently, we are paying 60˘ to mail each newsletter.

OLD BUSINESS:

The motion to allow each FVC member present at the meeting to have a vote and do away with the $10 annual club registration was carried by a hand vote of 7 FOR, 1 AGAINST, and no ABSTENTIONS.  It was noted that the officers, who are members of the council, could now vote.  It was also noted that you have to be present at the meeting to vote, unless you have a valid excused absence.  It was further noted that the majority of the members present at the meeting would be the sole judge of what constitutes a valid excused absence.  It was also noted that this vote was the last vote of the club representatives.

NEW BUSINESS: 

Cale noted that we should try for a NATS in Florida campground in Deland.  Buffalo Bob said the Volusia County Fairground wanted too much money

Buffalo Bob noted the passing of Harold Huggins (age 63), a long time vanner and biker.  Harold had been a member of Central Florida Vans and Dixie Truckers.

VAN-IN UPDATES:

FVC                              September 1–4, 2006

Ocala Ranch RV Park. 2559 S.W. Hwy 484, Ocala, FL 34473.  877-809-1100. www.OcalaRVRanch.com.  Joe Van noted that we should only get a limited supply of t-shirts and dash plaques.  We figured we needed 10 van trophies.  John & Judith will take care of the game trophies.  There will not be a band.  Cale will provide karaoke, which generally gets better participation.  Broward has the next event, so they will handle the refreshment center.  They will also have a 50/50 raffle for the council.  Linard noted that each van would donate $15 directly to the council and pay $20/ night directly to the campground.

Broward                        The Keys – Oct. 27–29, 2006

Sunshine Key – Mile Marker 39, U.S. 1, in the Florida Keys.  Linard noted that there is a signed contract with the campground. The band for Friday and Saturday will be Thunderhead, a band Broward has used several times in the past.  Cale will not provide karaoke on Thursday; not enough spare equipment available.  Those remaining vanners who did not get their pre-reg returned from the cancelled Keys event last year are automatically pre-registered for this year’s event.  Linard read the list he got from Mike Moore, with the check.  Check with Linard if you are not sure of your status.

Vanners for Vanners            January 19-21, 2007

River Forest Group Camping area near Deland.  No update at this meeting.

Cale noted that, as of June 2, the new FVC website is up and running.  He thanked (to a round of applause) Randy, John, Judith, Agnes and Cari.

Buffalo Bob, a former independent, made a motion to adjourn and the meeting was concluded.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Scribe John

                                                                        Secretary

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