of Club Meeting
Friday, December 7, 2001
at the Route 80 Restaurant, Fort
Regular Monthly Club Meeting was held.
Tanya, President, opened the meeting.
She announced the new board members.
The club is looking for a Vice
President and P.R. Rep.
Lore, Secretary, reported on the old
business (see last month's minutes).
Tanya then announced the upcoming
Christmas Cruise on December 9, see
flyer, also mentioned the dinner at
the Inside Restaurant in Lehigh Acres
who are very excited to have the
participants in the VW cruise stop
there for dinner. As Tanya
reported, their Jägerschnitzel is
"hammered down" which is
Volkswagenese for tenderized meat. A
sign-in sheet was prepared by Tanya
for all participants to sign in.
Tanya also announced the January 2002
monthly club activity which will be to
the drive-in movie in North Fort
Myers, near the Shell Factory. She
suggested we meet at the Shell Factory
and then cruise over to the drive-in
Tanya presented an update on the 2002
Vee-Dub Fest, all details are listed
in the flyers. Flyers were distributed
at the recent Bug Jam and Bully
Brigade. We need sponsors for the
show. A letter will be mailed out
shortly to previous and new sponsors.
All members are invited to help get
sponsors - call or send e-mails.
Tanya proudly announced that our
website is up and running. Thanks
Tanya for a great job!
The open P.R. rep. Position is an
intermediary with sponsors, also
Tanya prepared a new and improved
member application form, they were
distributed at the meeting and members
requested to complete the new form and
renew the membership (September -
September). Since September nine new
members signed up. New shirts will be
made up for new members. A total of 10
folks completed the forms and paid
Robert collected for the raffle
tickets. $78 worth of tickets were
sold, $20 and $15 went to two lucky
winners. Also given away were toy VW
Bus and toy VW Beetle. The following
items were auctioned off:
· Box of VW Christmas ornaments - $
· Handmade pillow - $5
· VW paper towel holder - $8
Our new feature "Tech
Corner" was started by Mike
Grant, Events Coordinator: To begin,
how many air-cooled and how many
water-cooled members do we have…….
Question was raised: a Karmann-Ghia
convertible top ('73) is needed.
Robert Simon reported that Great
Western Auto Upholstery and Glass in
North Fort Myers (1326 Betmar Blvd,
phone 656-8288) do this kind of work.
A beetle convertible will come to the
cruise on Sunday to see what kind of
work the shop does. Mike will be
rebuilding a Golf soon (work will be
done in a Naples shop), he will be
happy to let members learn.
All at the meeting were helping to
fold our Vee-Dub Fest flyers.
Andy Donely announced the VW Classic
in California this coming June. Let
him know if you want to go.
Tanya reported that we have a
classified/want-ad section in the
Newsletter and also on-line. Give
information to Tanya to place an ad.
The members enjoyed a special
performance given by Robert Simon on
his magic golden violin. He played
lovely Christmas songs for us and also
invited all to sing along. What a
lovely thing it was!
We have a new Vice President: Gerald
Sichta has returned to the area and
will be our new Vice President.
Welcome Gerald. e-mail VW1600TL@earthlink.net
No further business was put on the
table. Tanya closed the meeting.