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June Newsletter - Table of Contents

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Page 1 Presidential Words of Wisdom
Page 2 Vice President's Words of Vice
Page 3 Meeting minutes
Page 4 Meeting minutes - Van-in Proposals
Page 5 Vanning Around the World - June 2
Page 6 Steve & Lisa's Wedding Photos
Page 7 Beverly Beach Photos
Page 8 Vanning Around the World - August 4
Page 9 Vanning Around the World - September 22
Page 10 Vanning Around the World - Important Addresses
Page 11 Map to June 17, 2006 Meeting
Page 12 Vanners for Vanners Flier

Presidential Words of Wisdom      Page 1

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.




            Sad News

One 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!



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                                        Vice Presidents Words of Vice

 Dear FVC,

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.

Best wishes.



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, OH   45431


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FLORIDA VAN COUNCIL                          Page 3


 Minutes of the March 18, 2006 meeting at Floridian RV Resort in St. Cloud are as follows:

Cale called the meeting 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.


Cale put out a sign-up sheet for volunteers for games, etc. for the FVC Labor Day event.

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 one place in the FVC by-laws.

Broward 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.



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FVC                                                     September 1 – 4, 2006 at Ocala Ranch RV Park. 2559 S.W. Hwy 484, Ocala, FL 34473.  877-809-1100. www.OcalaRanchRV.com.


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.


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.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Scribe John



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Vanning Around the World                                                                                    Page 5

Please send all flyers to Judith Pilon 817 Wildabon Ave. Lake Wales, FL or e-mail.  Judpilon@aol.com or 407-484-2234


2-4           OH                Vanners without a "Clue" Mudsock OH Call Jamie at 740-622-5113

2nd           FL                Overnighter at Lew & Agnes Skoko for those going on the Hot Rod Power Tour.

                Call  407-892-6796

3-10         Hot Rod Power Tour.  Starts in FL  ends in NJ see info on Hot Rod web page

4th            WI                 County line Vans 29th Annual Beer Bust @ George’s Club Highview, 5305  60th St. Kenosha, WI

4th            WI                Union Grove car Show hosted by Union Grove Lions Club contact Jeff 414-881-9246

9-11         NY                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

17th          FL                FVC meeting  @ Okee-Tantie Marina; Okeechobee FL; see flier this issue; call Shogun 386-804-1063; directions  SixPack321-624-2265

16-18       VA/MD                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

16-18       WI                Van-A-Mega Mania by County Lime Vans Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Jefferson WI Call Ed (Chromedome 262-694-1221

16-18       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 vanfest@hotmail.com

16-18       CO                Woodie Boogie XIV Indiansprings Campground 2600 Eppinger Blvd. Thornton, CO call Fred 303-287-5968

16-18       CA                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

16-18       CT                Phuckrwee 15 at Woodstock County Fairgrounds Woodstock CT.  contact Pat Davis at 860-928-5668 davisrug@sbcglobal.net

23-25       MO                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 sseaton@cableone.net  


1-3           WI                 Come Tip over with us.  A back yard party by Vantee's and Titlewon Van Club Call Karen Miller 920-866-2756

6/30-7/2  Canada                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 toolbarn@pei.sympatico.ca; http://vanislanders.com

19-23       VA                34th Van Nationals Hosted by Vanners Affair Inc. @ Rockingham County Fairgrounds; Route 11; Harrisonburg, VA; Pam Myers 757-333-9060 cmcofnorfolk@aol.com; http://www.34thvannatz.com

28-30       WI                The Great Northern Boogie, by Suds City Vans and Liberty Vans Walworth County Fairgrounds call Blue Jay 262-675-6310

28-30       MO                TTV’s Shootout at Bikini Beach  Eagle Ridge RV Park 22708 W. 182rd St. Eagleville MO contact Keith Wiese 816-718-6754 wiesekj@eswbell.net


4-6           OH                33rd Van Slam by Mid-Ohio Vanels @ Perry County Fairgrounds in New Lexington, OH

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$35 pre-reg $45 gate.  Call Kim 740-605-0417 e-mail Midphiovannels@hotmail.com

4-6           Canada                North Lake PEI.  Roses Cottages & Campground. By Van Islanders  Call Baxter 1-902-675-3064 or toolbarn@pei.sympatico.ca  htt://vanislanders.com 

12th          FVC meeting location to be announced Shogun 386-804-1063

11-13       CT                Super Somer 5 contact Beth 203-879-7111 els81224@aol.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 vanner@sbcglobal.net; 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 sheikoop5022@hotmail.com Nicholes, NY

19th          IL,                 Custom Van Show by Hy-Rollin Vans @ Milena’s Italian Eatery RT 41 & Rt 173 Wadworth, IL for info Call Taz 847-560-5147

25-27       Canada                North Lake - PEI – Canada; @ Roses Cottages & Campground; N. Lake
Prince Edward Island; Baxter and Gail Ramsey 1-902-675-3064; toolbarn@pei.sympatico.ca; http://vanislanders.com

25-27       IL                25th Life in the Fast Lane by Fast Lanes Vans @ Rolling Hills Campground Penfield, IL  info Gary & Jean elbowsdvanr@1choice.net or Dennis & Denise mailto:hwycruisin@sbcglobal.net

25-27       Germany                10th Van Roundup contact Johannes Bormann +49-4193-969089 North light Vanners Bahme/Batic Sea – Luebeck/Hamburg Germany/DE


1-4           Canada                Lake Anslie Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Canada @ MacKinnons Campground; Lake Anslie; MacKinnons Campground; Cape Breton, NS; $40.pre-reg $45 gate call Hohn Darlington 519-633-2616

3rd            IL                Taz’s 6th Annual Vintage Chevy Van Fest Party in the Yard.  12866 W. Country Club Ave. Waukegan IL call Taz 847-560-5147

1-4           FL                 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 cvan64@earthlink.net

1-4           OR                Corncob  #33 Contact Lynn 510-352-2006 Whltitg@comcast.net  Schroeder Park Grants Pass OR

1-4           PA                Butler County Fairgrounds by Three River Vans, call Carol 747-375-6484 $40.00 per reg

1-4           CT                Vandango 9 contact Christine Willetts 401-438-0128  chrisw2549@cox.net Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Brooklyn, CT

1-3           Canada                VanWest In Quebec. Contact Annie Darlington at 519-633-2616 adarlington@sympatico.ca at Calixa-Lavalee Fairgrounds, Quebec.

1-4           CO                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 303-912-6863

14-17       PA                Keystone Madness by Performance, Inc. @ Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Summit Station, PA   $35. Pre-reg $40. Gate call Chas 610-469-0604 www.performanceinc.org

22-24       WI                Annual Oktoberfest by Bar City Vans La Crosse Interstate Fairgrounds, West Salem, WI


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calls Dee Ashmore 608-785-1571

22-24       OK          Hedonism VI contact Art Music Man Martin.903-640-0326 hippievanner@msn.com Snider’s Grove, OK

29-10/1   OH          Last Chance 29 by Tuscarawas Intervalley Truckers, Woods Tall Timber Lake, New Philadelphia, OH  $30 pre-reg Call Donnie 330-874-4208


6-8                NC  GGVR III Smokin in the Smokies contact Boot Leonard 843-241-5091 Tattoos@usa.com

Flaming Arrow Campground Hwy 441 Cherokee, NC

13-15       WI          A Howling Van-Pirate XII by Hy-Rollin Vans Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn. WI  $35 pre-reg $40 gate call Taz 847-560-5147

20-22       IA           HOAVAC’S Monster HAVOC #28 contact PHROG 816-529-0658 www.hoavc.com  Jasper County Fairgrounds, Colfax IA

27-29       FL           The Keys Truckin. Sunshine Key campground mile marker 39.  Florida Keys $80 pre reg Contact Linard  954-472-0461 mor465@bellsouth.net


11th          FVC meeting place to be announced Shogun 386-804-1063



19-21       FL           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 @ 727-517-0183 rtwvans@tampabay.rr.com or Judith @407-484-2234 Judpilon@aol.com


7-11         NY          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 www.holiday-inn.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


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                             Vanning around the World cont.


Important Addresses

                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)                                                        (MOVE)

% Rick Kinney                                                  % Nancy Bontreger

37220 N Ponce Ave.                                         5159 Penn Ave. N

Lake Villa, IL 60046                                         Minneapolis MN 55430


Northern California Van Council                     Ontario Federation of Vanners

(NCVC)                                                             (OFV)1

NCVC News                                                       %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






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