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Anne F. Goodman
03-04-2007, 11:00 PM
Well The response To the Chapter Member question is great. I thought I would share what I have been trying to do. http://www.rocknrod.com/ is a car show listing place anything going on Car related is on this site. You click on the month your State and hey there's Car Stuff. Main thing is to get our Studes out there for the public to admire ask questions generate interest. So Runs with other small car clubs where partcipation is slight for them too together makes an impact. I try to have one member show up for an event if they let me know they are at an event then I try to show up so I can help talk Stude. Last weekend we went to a Pizza Parlor in the foothills east of Fresno Squaw Valley. That was fun. I post all Car events that I can find in our one page newsletter. That way people can pick and choose what they can attend. I hope some of this helps I'm learning as I go. Another site is http://www.hotrodhotline.com/feature/2007show/07sanger/
This is part of my newsletter for an example.
Car Happenings
Sat March 24th 9am Manchester center Travel to Hilmar To Cheese Factory Info Herb Helner 559-486-8406
March 31 LaidLaw Run Murphys Ca
Calis North Blackstone/Barstow Friday Nights Starting
April 6th
April 14 Tower Classic Car Show 497-8362
April 21 Kingsburg Car Show
April 21 Stockton Grupe Park 1-5 Pm
April 21 Chubbys 1st & Gettysburg Car Show 6pm

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
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Chris Pile
03-05-2007, 05:46 PM
Our Midway Chapter participates in several Wichita area car shows on a regular basis, but recently formed a loose alliance with 2 other orphan car clubs (Packard & Hudson) with the intentions of having joint club activities.
The Wichita car scene is loosely organized as the Wichita Area Council of Car Clubs (WACCC) for the purpose of show & officer insurance, as a PAC in Topeka concerning auto laws, and hosting the World's Largest FREE Outdoor Car Show once a year at Lake Afton close to Wichita (usually over 2500 cars in 50 clubs).
The Wichita car scene also has its own publication, known as "Cruisin' Calendar '07", put together by a local magazine publisher (CARS mag).
This color pamphlet is regarded as the local Bible when planning your auto hobby weekend, or advertising your auto hobby event. This calendar also has contact info for each club in the Car Council (plus others not in the council).
The Midway Chapter is advertising a meet in the current issue, and refer to it frequently for club info and car show info.


Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
03-05-2007, 05:46 PM
Our Midway Chapter participates in several Wichita area car shows on a regular basis, but recently formed a loose alliance with 2 other orphan car clubs (Packard & Hudson) with the intentions of having joint club activities.
The Wichita car scene is loosely organized as the Wichita Area Council of Car Clubs (WACCC) for the purpose of show & officer insurance, as a PAC in Topeka concerning auto laws, and hosting the World's Largest FREE Outdoor Car Show once a year at Lake Afton close to Wichita (usually over 2500 cars in 50 clubs).
The Wichita car scene also has its own publication, known as "Cruisin' Calendar '07", put together by a local magazine publisher (CARS mag).
This color pamphlet is regarded as the local Bible when planning your auto hobby weekend, or advertising your auto hobby event. This calendar also has contact info for each club in the Car Council (plus others not in the council).
The Midway Chapter is advertising a meet in the current issue, and refer to it frequently for club info and car show info.


Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

JRoberts
03-06-2007, 09:26 PM
The Eastern North Carolina Chapter participates in two or three mixed make car shows each year. The Sun Coast Cruisers invite us to their Back to the Beach car show each March. The always make us feel right at home and allow us to park our cars together every year. The night before the show is a cruise through Carolina and Kure Beaches and again the Studebakers get to line up together.

Each April, the city of Selma, NC, puts on their Selma Car Classic. In which car clubs are invited to participate. The neat thing here is that if your club is invited, and it brings 12 or more cars, the club gets $300! A great fund raiser and a chapter meet that requires nothing except notification and showing up. Our Chapter has gotten the $300 for the last four years and expects to this April as well.

Last summer we had nothing planned for July, when a last minute phone call came from the the Selma organizers concerning another car show in neighoring Smithfield, NC. This meet too gave us $300 when we showed up with 12 cars.

Over the years all three of th ese shows have not only allowed us to show off our Studes to non-Stude folks, but they have actually netted us new members.
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
03-06-2007, 09:26 PM
The Eastern North Carolina Chapter participates in two or three mixed make car shows each year. The Sun Coast Cruisers invite us to their Back to the Beach car show each March. The always make us feel right at home and allow us to park our cars together every year. The night before the show is a cruise through Carolina and Kure Beaches and again the Studebakers get to line up together.

Each April, the city of Selma, NC, puts on their Selma Car Classic. In which car clubs are invited to participate. The neat thing here is that if your club is invited, and it brings 12 or more cars, the club gets $300! A great fund raiser and a chapter meet that requires nothing except notification and showing up. Our Chapter has gotten the $300 for the last four years and expects to this April as well.

Last summer we had nothing planned for July, when a last minute phone call came from the the Selma organizers concerning another car show in neighoring Smithfield, NC. This meet too gave us $300 when we showed up with 12 cars.

Over the years all three of th ese shows have not only allowed us to show off our Studes to non-Stude folks, but they have actually netted us new members.
Joe Roberts

ST2DE5
03-07-2007, 01:29 PM
A couple of things that might help. Don't have the meeting in the same place every month. Keep a variety going. Some people like different things to do to keep it from going stale. I came up with the idea when I was tour master. We met in one of our members new garage and everybody brought pictures of them selves when they were in high school. Everyone got a kick out of it. It really went over big. And we have had a couple of meeting in Libarys and had Show and Tell. We have had one for men and one for women. Wheather it was Studebaker or other hobbys. The wome really enjoyed the one for women. You have to keep the women interested also. And another thing we try to do is have spring Studebaker Weekend. We had one at Grand Lake last spring. A two day deal. We done tours all day and a 2 hour boat ride and then set around the motel and talked. What fun.

48 7G-Q1 49 2R12 56 B-D4 56 B-F2

ST2DE5
03-07-2007, 01:29 PM
A couple of things that might help. Don't have the meeting in the same place every month. Keep a variety going. Some people like different things to do to keep it from going stale. I came up with the idea when I was tour master. We met in one of our members new garage and everybody brought pictures of them selves when they were in high school. Everyone got a kick out of it. It really went over big. And we have had a couple of meeting in Libarys and had Show and Tell. We have had one for men and one for women. Wheather it was Studebaker or other hobbys. The wome really enjoyed the one for women. You have to keep the women interested also. And another thing we try to do is have spring Studebaker Weekend. We had one at Grand Lake last spring. A two day deal. We done tours all day and a 2 hour boat ride and then set around the motel and talked. What fun.

48 7G-Q1 49 2R12 56 B-D4 56 B-F2

sumf
03-07-2007, 02:55 PM
We have a meeting in a rec center each month but July, when we are in a 4 July parage.

Last week, after the business meeting / tips / Studetrivia contest / BS session it was Chili cook-off and this Thursday it is Hobby show - Did know the former SDC President Colin Fort was a Luger collector and Studebaker watch expert?

W
Remember that "Driver" means "Person."

Did you know that my last Technical job was PM for a battery that cost $10,000 each, when you toss in deveopment charges?
(It probably would have cost only 1/10 of that had the device it was suppose to power work!

Karl

sumf
03-07-2007, 02:55 PM
We have a meeting in a rec center each month but July, when we are in a 4 July parage.

Last week, after the business meeting / tips / Studetrivia contest / BS session it was Chili cook-off and this Thursday it is Hobby show - Did know the former SDC President Colin Fort was a Luger collector and Studebaker watch expert?

W
Remember that "Driver" means "Person."

Did you know that my last Technical job was PM for a battery that cost $10,000 each, when you toss in deveopment charges?
(It probably would have cost only 1/10 of that had the device it was suppose to power work!

Karl

Studedude1961
03-09-2007, 11:16 AM
The National SDC provides each chapter with a roster of all members of the national club in their area. I don't know how often national does this, perhaps quarterly, perhaps once a year (does anyone know?). These rosters should be used as a recruitment tool to interest people in our local chapters. One suggestion I have made before on this forum is for newsletter editors to send a complimentary newsletter to all non-local club members who are listed on the national roster from your area. In addition to sending a newsletter, also send a letter of welcome urging the person to join the local chapter. I'd even through in a SASE so it's as easy as possible to join. Stress in the letter that the local chapter is open to anyone who belongs to SDC and that a person does not need to own a Studebaker to join. You may get no response or the response may surprise you. Either way, many of our chapters are aging (mine is and so am I!) so new blood is always needed. The more members and participants, the easier it is to plan for really fun and educational activities for your local chapter. Just an idea!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-09-2007, 11:16 AM
The National SDC provides each chapter with a roster of all members of the national club in their area. I don't know how often national does this, perhaps quarterly, perhaps once a year (does anyone know?). These rosters should be used as a recruitment tool to interest people in our local chapters. One suggestion I have made before on this forum is for newsletter editors to send a complimentary newsletter to all non-local club members who are listed on the national roster from your area. In addition to sending a newsletter, also send a letter of welcome urging the person to join the local chapter. I'd even through in a SASE so it's as easy as possible to join. Stress in the letter that the local chapter is open to anyone who belongs to SDC and that a person does not need to own a Studebaker to join. You may get no response or the response may surprise you. Either way, many of our chapters are aging (mine is and so am I!) so new blood is always needed. The more members and participants, the easier it is to plan for really fun and educational activities for your local chapter. Just an idea!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-09-2007, 11:19 AM
Important editing to message above: The sentence that reads "I'd even through in a SASE so it's as easy as..." should read "I'd even throw in a SASE so it's as easy as..." I really regret the error!

Studedude 1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-09-2007, 11:19 AM
Important editing to message above: The sentence that reads "I'd even through in a SASE so it's as easy as..." should read "I'd even throw in a SASE so it's as easy as..." I really regret the error!

Studedude 1961
--1963 Cruiser

studegary
03-09-2007, 01:50 PM
SDC provides chapters with a listing of new, renewed and expired/non-renewed memberships (not members) on a quarterly basis. As well as pursing the new members and existing members that do not belong to your chapter, it is good to follow up on those that have not renewed. These lists go from SDC to the Zone Coordinators to distribute to the Regional Managers (if you have one) and/or directly to the chapters themselves. If your chapter is not receiving these lists, check with your Regional Manager/Zone Coordinator.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-09-2007, 01:50 PM
SDC provides chapters with a listing of new, renewed and expired/non-renewed memberships (not members) on a quarterly basis. As well as pursing the new members and existing members that do not belong to your chapter, it is good to follow up on those that have not renewed. These lists go from SDC to the Zone Coordinators to distribute to the Regional Managers (if you have one) and/or directly to the chapters themselves. If your chapter is not receiving these lists, check with your Regional Manager/Zone Coordinator.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

bob40
03-09-2007, 05:02 PM
One or two ideas to toss out.
In one club I belong to every month during the driving season we have a bench racing night.People host at their house/garage and it's potluck dining.Lots of fun and we dont hold the montly meeting at these events so there is no agenda to follow.It's a excuse to drive the cars and new members can show off their garage art.
Another popular club event is going to retirement or senior citizens centers.Seems everybody owned one "just like it" and the smiles on the faces of those who choose to go for a ride is worth the time spent.

bob40
03-09-2007, 05:02 PM
One or two ideas to toss out.
In one club I belong to every month during the driving season we have a bench racing night.People host at their house/garage and it's potluck dining.Lots of fun and we dont hold the montly meeting at these events so there is no agenda to follow.It's a excuse to drive the cars and new members can show off their garage art.
Another popular club event is going to retirement or senior citizens centers.Seems everybody owned one "just like it" and the smiles on the faces of those who choose to go for a ride is worth the time spent.

Chris Pile
05-15-2007, 04:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

A couple of things that might help. Don't have the meeting in the same place every month. Keep a variety going. Some people like different things to do to keep it from going stale. I came up with the idea when I was tour master. We met in one of our members new garage and everybody brought pictures of them selves when they were in high school. Everyone got a kick out of it. It really went over big. And we have had a couple of meeting in Libarys and had Show and Tell. We have had one for men and one for women. Wheather it was Studebaker or other hobbys. The wome really enjoyed the one for women. You have to keep the women interested also. And another thing we try to do is have spring Studebaker Weekend. We had one at Grand Lake last spring. A two day deal. We done tours all day and a 2 hour boat ride and then set around the motel and talked. What fun.

48 7G-Q1 49 2R12 56 B-D4 56 B-F2


I agree on the variety of locations - when I joined the club they met nearly every month in a dreary basement of a small town CO-OP.
When I tried to get past members to rejoin, they wanted to know if we were still meeting in the Colwich CO-OP.
We've since added newer members who helped spice things up - now our best attended chapter meetings are at local restaurants and members' homes. Basically - anywhere there is food!

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
05-15-2007, 04:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

A couple of things that might help. Don't have the meeting in the same place every month. Keep a variety going. Some people like different things to do to keep it from going stale. I came up with the idea when I was tour master. We met in one of our members new garage and everybody brought pictures of them selves when they were in high school. Everyone got a kick out of it. It really went over big. And we have had a couple of meeting in Libarys and had Show and Tell. We have had one for men and one for women. Wheather it was Studebaker or other hobbys. The wome really enjoyed the one for women. You have to keep the women interested also. And another thing we try to do is have spring Studebaker Weekend. We had one at Grand Lake last spring. A two day deal. We done tours all day and a 2 hour boat ride and then set around the motel and talked. What fun.

48 7G-Q1 49 2R12 56 B-D4 56 B-F2


I agree on the variety of locations - when I joined the club they met nearly every month in a dreary basement of a small town CO-OP.
When I tried to get past members to rejoin, they wanted to know if we were still meeting in the Colwich CO-OP.
We've since added newer members who helped spice things up - now our best attended chapter meetings are at local restaurants and members' homes. Basically - anywhere there is food!

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

sumf
05-16-2007, 02:03 PM
The San Diego Chater has a monthly meeting (excluding july) with Dinners for one or two holidays, hobby night, White Eephant auction night, elections, installation (IIFC),Chili cook-off, movie (DVD) night, etc.

Anyone here going to the Chapter Officers Meeting at SB might want to brig along all the ideas mentioned here so other Chapters can use them.

Karl Haas

sumf
05-16-2007, 02:03 PM
The San Diego Chater has a monthly meeting (excluding july) with Dinners for one or two holidays, hobby night, White Eephant auction night, elections, installation (IIFC),Chili cook-off, movie (DVD) night, etc.

Anyone here going to the Chapter Officers Meeting at SB might want to brig along all the ideas mentioned here so other Chapters can use them.

Karl Haas

bradnree
05-16-2007, 08:44 PM
Heart of America chapter does something different each month and at a different location. On Sun. May 20th we will meet and have a short business meeting at Krug Park in St. Joseph Mo. at a car show produced by Northwest Missouri Street Rods of St. Jo. Studebakers are invited to join us at the park and the Studebaker should bring the owner. Bring a lawn chair. There should be over 200 cars and 20 Studes. Come see us...Brad

bradnree
05-16-2007, 08:44 PM
Heart of America chapter does something different each month and at a different location. On Sun. May 20th we will meet and have a short business meeting at Krug Park in St. Joseph Mo. at a car show produced by Northwest Missouri Street Rods of St. Jo. Studebakers are invited to join us at the park and the Studebaker should bring the owner. Bring a lawn chair. There should be over 200 cars and 20 Studes. Come see us...Brad

glen
05-16-2007, 09:14 PM
The Grand Canyon Chapter, tries to have a different host each
month, whether at a restaurant or home in the greater Mesa and
Phoenix areas. Then there also may be one or 2 outings a month,
either in connection, with with other organizations, or just a
Stude outing. This weekend there is the Sun City Lucky Draw Poker
Run, on Saturday and then Sunday we have been invited to display
our Stude's with other makes at the "Curves of Steel" exhibit at
the Phoenix Art Museum.

glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

glen
05-16-2007, 09:14 PM
The Grand Canyon Chapter, tries to have a different host each
month, whether at a restaurant or home in the greater Mesa and
Phoenix areas. Then there also may be one or 2 outings a month,
either in connection, with with other organizations, or just a
Stude outing. This weekend there is the Sun City Lucky Draw Poker
Run, on Saturday and then Sunday we have been invited to display
our Stude's with other makes at the "Curves of Steel" exhibit at
the Phoenix Art Museum.

glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ