Hello to all of my Vannin’ family once again, had a great time At
Foreplay’s event. My hat’s off to the whole club - terrific job. I have been
told by Mike Moore that Gold Coast will not be doing the Key’s Truckin’ it
will be Broward, with possibly some help from other clubs. The council meeting
will be held on June 17th in South Florida. I am looking forward to
the nationals in Virginia on July 19-23. The council is renting a pole barn and
a porta potti and we will split the cost of the pole barn between those who come
there. Please give the council an idea of how many vans are coming. The FVC is
putting on a Labor Day Truckin’ in Ocala, and we are working on getting
another website up and running as soon as possible. Some food for thought, while
I was at the Council of Councils I talked to many long time vanners about
Florida Truckin’ and their coming to one. The answer I got from them is you
don’t come see us, why should we come see you. I can see their point; maybe we
as a council should make an effort to go to one out of state truckin’ even if
we might not be able to make the Nationals. The more effort we put out, the
better our results will be. Until I see you all again Truck safe and take care.
day, there are many of us and the next there are few. On Thursday, February 16,
2006 at 9:00 am Sandra Howell passed quietly into our Lords arms. Sandra, known
to us as Sam, was the wife of the late Dr. Doug. They were the backbone of Smoke
City Truckers. Many of us had the pleasure of trucking with them for many years.
A few of us are even in the “Book”. It seems that she came down with an
inoperable cancer. When she passed, she was surrounded by family and friends.
She will be sorely missed. As a long time friend, I will say that she was a
wonderful wife and mother, a very faithful vanner and a once in a lifetime
friend. Rest easy baby and I hope one day to see you on the other side of life!
Vice Presidents Words of Vice
What great weather and fun we had at Beverly Beach. That's one of my favorite campgrounds. I made it until 2:30 am Friday night. Woo-Hoo! That is a new record for me. :) I was back in bed at my usual 9:30 on Saturday night. It was great to see every one again. I will be in Tennessee and will miss the next meeting in June. Please have fun without me!
I have some really good stuff for the Labor Day weekend goodie bags but can always use more donations. Anything left over will be used for the Keys eVANt, sponsored by Broward and friends. Try to bring at least one new friend to each eVANt. We are down to bare-bones attendance these days.
I hope every one has a wonderful summer and keeps in touch with one another.
Gee, we were going to make a game out of guessing which route Cari would take to Okee Tantee. Guess we will have to find another game to amuse ourselves.
More Sad News
Gary DeClue a member of Heads up Vanners and spouse of Janet Bown/DeClue who was a long time vanner from Louisiana and Alabama back in the late 70’s and early 80”s has gone to the big truckin in the sky. His family and friends will miss him. Gary had a quiet strength about him that many counted on and will leave a hole in the lives of many. Gary was born August 7, 1955 in Newton Massachusetts; left us on March 28, 2006 surrounded by those who loved him. Our deepest condolences to Janet and her daughter Arie.
Also, I’m sorry to hear and report Woodstock's mom passed away recently. If you’d like to send a
card - Gary & Cathy Pennington; 2406
Brown Bark Ave.; Beavercreek,
FLORIDA VAN COUNCIL Page 3
of the March 18, 2006 meeting at Floridian RV Resort in St. Cloud are as
Cale called the
m eeting to
eeting to order.
Minutes of the January 14, 2006
meeting were read and approved.
There were 6 clubs present and 1
Excused Absence (out of 13 clubs total) during roll call.
Steve 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
Buffalo 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.”
Magoo 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
place in the FVC by-laws.
place in the FVC by-laws.
thanked everyone who attended the primitive at Sidewinder’s.
It 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. Cloud.
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.
noted that FVC Printer #1 has died, so we’re using Printer #2.
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.
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.
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
COUNCIL OF COUNCILS:
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.
Capps made a motion to adjourn and the meeting was concluded.
Please send all flyers to Judith Pilon 817 Wildabon Ave. Lake Wales, FL or e-mail. Judpilon@aol.com or 407-484-2234
Vanners without a "Clue" Mudsock OH Call Jamie at 740-622-5113
Overnighter at Lew & Agnes Skoko for those going on the Hot Rod Power
Hot Rod Power Tour. Starts
in FL ends in NJ see info on Hot
Rod web page
County line Vans 29th Annual Beer Bust @ George’s Club
Highview, 5305 60th St. Kenosha, WI
Union Grove car Show hosted by Union Grove Lions Club contact Jeff
Mardi Gras Returns by Salt City Vans @ Cayuga County Fairgrounds
Weedsport, NY $30 pre-reg $$35.gate
call Lisa 315-633-0583 www.saltcityvans.com
FVC meeting @ Okee-Tantie Marina; Okeechobee FL; see flier this issue; call Shogun
386-804-1063; directions SixPack321-624-2265
22nd Eastern Van Nationals Vanners Wild #3. @Hidden Acres
Family Campgrounds Bowling Green VA $40.00 pre-reg $50.00 Gate. Call Swat
410-367-7952 E-mail Swatnomads@aol.com
Van-A-Mega Mania by County Lime Vans Jefferson County Fairgrounds,
Jefferson WI Call Ed (Chromedome 262-694-1221
Canada Van Fest. Springwater
conservation area Marti Gras theme
Aylmer, Ontario CA $35. pre-reg van
and truck show Saturday. Check out
the web site @ http://Vanfest.vandomain.com
Contact Kevin 519-225-2969 or e-mail email@example.com
Woodie Boogie XIV Indiansprings Campground 2600 Eppinger Blvd. Thornton,
CO call Fred 303-287-5968
Hoedown 24 hosted by Misty Mountain Vans.
Contact Beer Bob 408-378-5998 Beerbob@yohoo.com
at Bolado Park San Bolado County Fairgrounds, Hollister, CA
Phuckrwee 15 at Woodstock County Fairgrounds Woodstock CT.
contact Pat Davis at 860-928-5668 firstname.lastname@example.org
E/Z Life Lay Back n’ Boogie #24Under the Big Top Shari 712-252-0365
Eagle Ridge RV Park 22708 W. 182rd St. Eagleville MO email@example.com
Come Tip over with us. A
back yard party by Vantee's and Titlewon Van Club Call Karen Miller 920-866-2756
30th Reunion of the Maritime Van Council held in Iristown, New
Brunswick If you no longer have a van accommodations for at
least 100 available in the Bunk House on site. contact Baxter
Ramsay and Gail 1-902-675-3064 firstname.lastname@example.org;
34th Van Nationals Hosted by Vanners Affair Inc. @ Rockingham County
Fairgrounds; Route 11; Harrisonburg, VA; Pam Myers 757-333-9060 email@example.com;
The Great Northern Boogie, by Suds City Vans and Liberty Vans Walworth
County Fairgrounds call Blue Jay 262-675-6310
TTV’s Shootout at Bikini Beach Eagle
Ridge RV Park 22708 W. 182rd St. Eagleville MO contact Keith Wiese 816-718-6754
33rd Van Slam by Mid-Ohio Vanels @ Perry County Fairgrounds in
New Lexington, OH
$45 gate. Call Kim 740-605-0417
North Lake PEI. Roses
Cottages & Campground. By Van Islanders
Call Baxter 1-902-675-3064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FVC meeting location to be announced Shogun 386-804-1063
Super Somer 5 contact Beth 203-879-7111 email@example.com
Fair town fairground, Somers ct
11-13 IL All Trucked up 30 years by CITA, twelve Oaks Campground, Matrinsville, IL contact Ed & Loretta 217-75-6897 or Joe & Holly 217-895-3763 vans and Panels only.
11-13 CA Wild in the Woods #3 @ Wooded Hills, CA; Wooded Hills Group Trailer Circle; San Diego, CA 91910; Billo; 619 585 7225 firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.supervans.org
18-20 MI Ultimate Express Van Club Truck-in 13 contact Youngfool 313-657—857 mjones3334@Marygrove.edu. Chuck’s Ranch 9824 Darby RD Belleville, MI
18-20 VA Vandemonium 2006 contact Denise Stukes 202-832-4211 DeniseStukes@aol.com Small County fairgrounds Louisa, VA
18-20 NY Flamingofest 2006 by Bad girls theme Deb Ball. Contact Susie Heikoop 317-738-9569 email@example.com Nicholes, NY
Custom Van Show by Hy-Rollin Vans @ Milena’s Italian Eatery RT 41 &
Rt 173 Wadworth, IL for info Call Taz 847-560-5147
North Lake - PEI – Canada; @ Roses Cottages & Campground; N. Lake
10th Van Roundup contact Johannes Bormann +49-4193-969089
North light Vanners Bahme/Batic Sea – Luebeck/Hamburg Germany/DE
Lake Anslie Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Canada @ MacKinnons Campground; Lake
Anslie; MacKinnons Campground; Cape Breton, NS; $40.pre-reg $45 gate call Hohn
Taz’s 6th Annual Vintage Chevy Van Fest Party in the Yard.
12866 W. Country Club Ave. Waukegan IL call Taz 847-560-5147
Labor Day with the FVC @ Ocala RV Ranch 2559 SW Hwy 484 Ocala, FL
$20 per night pat at the eVANt. Call
C-Van @ 352-598-1594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Corncob #33 Contact Lynn
Schroeder Park Grants Pass OR
Butler County Fairgrounds by Three River Vans, call Carol 747-375-6484
$40.00 per reg
Vandango 9 contact Christine Willetts 401-438-0128
Fairgrounds, Brooklyn, CT
VanWest In Quebec. Contact Annie Darlington at 519-633-2616 email@example.com
at Calixa-Lavalee Fairgrounds, Quebec.
It’s a “Small World” by H.A.V.E.’s and the H.A.V.E. N.O.T.S @
mountain Dale R.V.Park Colorado Springs, CO $45. Pre-reg $50.gate calls Gail
Keystone Madness by Performance, Inc. @ Schuylkill County Fairgrounds,
Summit Station, PA $35. Pre-reg
$40. Gate call Chas 610-469-0604 www.performanceinc.org
Hedonism VI contact Art Music Man Martin.903-640-0326 firstname.lastname@example.org
Snider’s Grove, OK
Last Chance 29 by Tuscarawas Intervalley Truckers, Woods Tall Timber
Lake, New Philadelphia, OH $30 pre-reg
Call Donnie 330-874-4208
GGVR III Smokin in the Smokies contact Boot Leonard 843-241-5091 Tattoos@usa.com
Arrow Campground Hwy 441 Cherokee, NC
A Howling Van-Pirate XII by Hy-Rollin Vans Walworth County Fairgrounds,
Elkhorn. WI $35 pre-reg $40 gate
call Taz 847-560-5147
HOAVAC’S Monster HAVOC #28 contact PHROG 816-529-0658 www.hoavc.com
Jasper County Fairgrounds, Colfax IA
The Keys Truckin. Sunshine Key campground mile marker 39.
Florida Keys $80 pre reg Contact Linard
FVC meeting place to be announced Shogun 386-804-1063
Vanner for Vanners the Party Never Ends Riverforrest Campground, Hwy 42
on the St. Johns river just outside of Deland, FL
pre-reg only $42. we feed
you all Weekend. Call Randy @
or Judith @407-484-2234 Judpilon@aol.com
Council of Council meeting hosted by NY and Canada @Holiday Inn Grand
Island Resort & Conference Center 100 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, New York
14072 phone1 877 472 6310/fax 716-773-1229 www.myholidayinn.com
Group Code is : VAN Group Name is Voices/OFV Rates are Two Double Beds
Non-Smoking One King Bed Exe Lvl NS Rate USD 89.00 USD 89.00 up to 5 people. Cot
10.00 extra per nite
Vanning around the World cont.
From time to time I have gotten ideas and information from the following
newsletters. Thanks for sharing.
Heart of America Van Council
Minnesota Organization of Van Enthusiasts (HOVAC)
% Rick Kinney
% Nancy Bontreger
37220 N Ponce Ave.
5159 Penn Ave. N
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Minneapolis MN 55430
Northern California Van
Ontario Federation of Vanners
%Geoff & Sonya Koome
946 Marilyn Dr.
Lot 28, 3100 Dorchester Rd.
Campbell, CA 95008
Dorchester, Ontario, N0L-1G5
Salt City Vans
Southeast Virginia Van Council
% Bob McCarthy
% Gordon H. Degen
113 Cayuga Ave.
5217 Chipping Lane
Canasota, NY 13032
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Wisconsin Van Council
1302 Michigan Ave.
South Milwaukee, WI 53172