Loyal Order of Volkswagen Enthusiasts
Minutes of Club Meeting and Board
Friday, May 3, 2002
at the Route 80 Restaurant, Fort
Regular Monthly Club Meeting was held.
Tanya, President, opened the meeting.
Lore, Secretary, reported on the old
business which is our upcoming car
show and asked all to help. Also, more
sponsors are needed.
Richard presented the financial
Balance as of April 2002
7 Members signed up/renewed
Auction proceeds (leather cleaner
Received 5 Car Show Entries & 2
Expenditures (checks # 1048 - 1054)
Total Balance for May
Richard reported: we have 25
pre-registered cars for the show, 5
pre-registered vendors and 3 cash
sponsors. We all need to hit the
streets and get more sponsors.
Tanya welcomed our new members:
Dan and '73 trike
John and '73 Thing.
Our guest was Joe. Welcome all!
Tanya reminded everybody: VEE-DUB Fest
is May 26, 24 days away. We are
cutting it short. So far we have a few
sponsors and one $500 sponsor.
Volkswagen of Fort Myers will give us
stuff for the goodie bags, commercial
air time on the radio, Needful Things
will give us $500 in merchandise. We
received $250 cash donation from
Foreign Policy, Tanya's friends in
Georgia. Tupy's Tree Service from
Minnesota is giving us $250. North
American Van Lines is loaning us their
stage trailer. Fisher Buggies will
give us $100, Burkett's will give us
$100, Partco Automotive will give us
$500 in parts, Martin's Garage gave us
$100. Robert contacted a company that
sells mulch, his daughter likes VWs,
why not ask them to donate mulch? Due
date for sponsor's name on t-shirt is
Robert knows a guy who does outer
coating. Robert went there today to
collect something and called several
times. He will ask him for a donation
of $100 cash. Or maybe a gift
certificate of $250 to powder coat the
engine of a beetle. Barbara talked to
the Inside Restaurant in Lehigh Acres.
Robert said to all, first try to get a
cash donation, and if that's not
possible, ask for merchandise. Marvin
Ruch purchased the AAMCO Transmissions
shop. Ask him to be sponsoring the
Tanya listed all the sponsors who gave
Richard will stop by Raulerson's for a
Charlie mentioned that someone should
contact the S.W. Florida Auto Auction
to request a sponsorship.
Fischer Buggies in Tampa has a show
tomorrow and free food.
For classified ads, contact Tanya. She
made changes on our website, we now
have a guest book, also please sign
our guest book.
Robert sold the tickets for the 50/50.
He collected $91, given away were $30
Mike's Tech Corner:
Today's topic was the Gas Heater -
especially for Florida in the summer!
He reported, it brings the resale of
your vehicle up quite a bit. Heater
used is $500, no small potatoes! It is
essentially a big fan, it blows
gasoline in, a sparkplug lights it. It
has one setting and that is really
hot. Thermostat is there, but does not
work. The bus and type II are very
similar. The gas heater is in close
proximity to the gas tank. (That's a
comforting thought!) It has an exhaust
pipe, like the exhaust pipe on a
motor. It also has a little gas tank
and an electric fuel pump. There are
manuals obtainable, but they are all
in German. There's available a Bentley
manual in English for the bus. There
is no compression here, it just sucks
in the air, lights the gasoline and is
always on. A discussion on the use of
the heater on the different models
ensued between the club members.
Last year we leased tables, chairs and
tents from Taylor Rentals. Richard
asked all members for tables and
chairs. Don suggested to ask Chrissy.
Jim Burkholder from Abate Motorcycle
Club is loaning us a 10x20 tent and 2
small fold-up tents. He wants to know
what time to be there on 5/26. They
will be there Sunday morning 7 AM and
set them up. Robert has a small pop-up
tent. Richard has 2 pop-up tents for
loan from Newton Display. Ralph
Shepherd has 1 table 6 1/2 ft. long.
White rolled plastic - Barbara will
pick up this item at Sam's.
Tanya offered the club license plate,
1 was purchased.
Tanya started a sign-up sheet for
members to help on day of show. We
need all the help we can get.
At present, we have 42 paid members.
No further business was put on the
table. Tanya closed the meeting.
Minutes prepared by Lore.
May 7, 2002