March 18, 2006 Minutes
VAN COUNCIL - MINUTES
Minutes of the March 18, 2006 meeting at Floridian RV Resort in St. Cloud are as follows:
called the meeting to order.
of the January 14, 2006 meeting were read and approved.
were 6 clubs present and 1 Excused Absence (out of 13 clubs total) during roll
gave the Treasurer's report.
Capps noted that he would get married on April 22 at High Noon, in Deland on
Lake Dias. Reception will be held
at 339 E. Beresford. Call Steve for directions.
put out a sign-up sheet for volunteers for games, etc. for the FVC Labor Day
Bob, of Coastal, suggested that it might be time for the clubs to disappear
and have The Florida Van Club, with chapters.
The current club rep could be the President of that chapter.
For example the current rep for Coastal would end up being the
President of the Coastal chapter of the Florida Van Club.
We could limit the chapters to 5 vans minimum so we would have more
units to put on events. He also
noted that we shouldn’t have to pay $10 to be a club, just so we can have a
vote. Joe Van noted that we only
have 2 or 3 events per year. Let’s
do things together. Chester
asked, “How is this going to get us more support?
We still have the same people doing the work.”
noted that if you want to be independent, do it!
We need the clubs to put on the events.
He also noted, that, the problem with every member voting is that you
have to be present to vote. You
wouldn’t have your FVC representative at the meeting, voting for your club.
However, he added that, if you pay dues, you ought to get a vote.
After a straw vote indicated enough interest in each FVC member having
a vote, Scribe John was tasked with making a proposed motion and putting it in
the next issue of the newsletter. The
reason for this is because this change would affect more than one place in the
thanked everyone who attended the primitive at Sidewinder’s.
was noted that the next meeting would be at Okee-Tantie.
Chester objected to the long drive.
Others noted that Pam and Linard have a long drive to come up to St.
FVC September 1 – 4, 2006 at Ocala Ranch RV Park. 2559 S.W. Hwy 484, Ocala, FL 34473. 877-809-1100. .
Vanners for Vanners January 19 - 21, 2007 at River Forest Group Camping area near Deland. Randy noted that the event has been moved back one week. Pre-reg ONLY. $42.
The Keys Event Mike Moore noted that the event will be held next year for sure but there is no signed contract with the campground yet.
Agnes noted that FVC Printer #1 has died, so we’re using Printer #2.
Anyone participating in the Hot Rod Power Tour is invited to Agnes’ house the night before so we can all start together. You can pay by the day, or for the whole tour. You get a better parking place and more goodies if you sign up for the whole tour.
On the subject of getting more interest in the FVC, Agnes noted that we need to start USING the tri-fold pamphlets and/or business cards for the windshields.
Cale invited suggestions for a Memorial Day get-together. He also gave a recap of the Council of Councils (CofC) meeting in Anaheim. There was an energetic debate regarding kid’s game age, etc. That is, at what age do you quit participating in the kid’s games and do the adult games? Iceman said that it’s always up to the parents to police their own kids. Ila Jean said it should be mandatory for kids to be in their campsite by 10 PM.
COUNCIL OF COUNCILS:
Magoo suggested that the FVC propose hosting the 2008 Council of Councils Meeting. Cari said she would check out some hotels in the Cocoa Beach area. The 2007 CofC meeting will be held in Niagara Falls.
Cale wants to host the NATS in Florida. The average attendance is 400 – 500 vans. He says we could host a NATS with 30 – 40 dedicated folks. We need to find a location that has plenty of power and water. Buffalo Bob will see if he can find a suitable location.
Steve Capps made a motion to adjourn and the meeting was concluded.