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  • #16
    Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
    That would be a question for your Zone Officers Scott.
    But honestly- I don't know that I would go so far to say that Chapters have 'boundaries'. I know lots of folks who belong to multiple Chapters locally and beyond. For example- there was a time when I belonged to four different Chapters in three States!!!





    StudeDave '57
    Our chapter is known as the South Georgia Chapter,but we have been known to accept Sailors from the Navy base in Mayport Florida!
    Neil Thornton

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Deaf Mute View Post
      Our chapter (like a lot of others) is trying hard to recruit members without much luck. We have a website, Facebook page, and try to get on local media as much as possible. We have officers (and others) that drive up to 75 miles each way to attend our monthly meetings, but we have others that can't make a 10 minute trip to attend. www.big6sdc.com In our Zone, the Iowa Hawkeye Chapter, North Star Chapter (Minnesota) and the Wisconsin Region Chapter cover almost the complete state they are based in.
      Our chapter doesn't even try. Two weeks ago I met a man from Klamath Falls who was delivering an old vanity desk to my house and he saw my Studebaker and said he had one, too! He didn't know about SDC so I showed him Turning Wheels and he was very impressed. I made a photocopy of the form to join SDC and he was pretty enthused. This week I contacted the local retirement living community (large and for the well heeled) about collecting stories and/or photos of Studebakers that I could contribute to the chapter newsletter. I think that could lead to maybe a few more members, but more importantly enriching the oral history of the marque while it's still possible These are small things, but they at least create a sense that the club is more than a bunch of people getting together to eat and "wait for God". I don't think all members in some chapters even really want new members since they can upset old ways and relationships. Enough said, I guess.
      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Scott View Post
        This week I contacted the local retirement living community (large and for the well heeled) about collecting stories and/or photos of Studebakers that I could contribute to the chapter newsletter. I think that could lead to maybe a few more members, but more importantly enriching the oral history of the marque while it's still possible.
        What a great idea. In not too many more years, there won't be anyone left who actually was present in a Studebaker dealership to view new cars as they were on display. Gather those memories while they still exist.
        Dennis

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        • #19
          My regional manager was no help when it came to new chapter issues, so I've emailed James Bell.
          "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Psdenno View Post
            Gather those memories while they still exist.
            Once a year, our chapter visits and old folks' facility, which usually coincides with International Drive Your Studebaker Day. Here are some photos for a couple of years ago. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...hlight=beverly So far, none of the residents have provided us with any photos; just memories of either they themselves owning one, or someone they knew who owned one.

            Craig

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Scott View Post
              My regional manager was no help when it came to new chapter issues, so I've emailed James Bell.
              Very good idea. James & Stephanie are the type who will get things done!

              Having being involved in the formation of two chapters, it is now up to you to approach close by members and owners of Studebakers you see at local car shows, and tell them your intentions. Once you have long enough list of interested ones, stake out a meeting place and time, contact all them and arrange to meet there. It worked for us. We started with 12 members.

              Craig

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              • #22
                Referring to post 5

                SDC Chapter Chartering
                Are you interested in organizing a new SDC chapter serving your area? A minimum of five (5) members in good standing of the Studebaker Drivers Club, Inc. are required to be eligible to form a new SDC chapter.

                If this basic requirement is met, contact the chapter chartering director below to request a chapter chartering kit, which includes complete instructions and sample bylaws. In addition, the appropriate Zone Director, Zone Coordinator and Regional Manager will be notified, so these individuals may provide additional assistance as may be appropriate.

                If you are interested in forming a new SDC chapter, please contact:

                Leigh Morris
                PO Box 42
                Virginia, IL 62691
                217-323-9409
                studebaker055@yahoo.com
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                55 President Deluxe
                64 Commander
                66 Cruiser

                37 Oldsmobile F37 4 Door

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                • #23
                  OK. I know what to do now if I want to pursue this. Thanks to all. First item: find some more Studebaker enthusiasts in the area.
                  Has anyone ever tried to recruit through Craigslist or am I the first to think about it?
                  "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                  • #24
                    Scott I sent you a PM I kinda know what you mean about the eating and waiting for god kinda meetings. My idea of a meeting is pulling someones car into the shop or having several persons there to get something done that otherwise would not get done. I noticed that there are still one or two of the folks left from the Yakima WA chapter still here and alive so they may remember me as I was always dinging them about all that they seem do do was eat whne I was still makinhg my living as a mechanic and trying to run Pinkie at SIR when I was working in the Seattle area. I sure could have used some help as I was running a stroker Mc Kinnon with a compression ratio of 11.25:1 and then one of the old GMC superchargers bolted to an adaptor plate on a Torquer manifold. Just getting four V belts propperly tensioned was a nightmare and I was only running 5psi of boost but it sure got attention sticking through my hood.
                    If you car is ugly then it better be fast.....

                    65 2dr sedan
                    64 2dr sedan (Pinkie)
                    61 V8 Tcab
                    63 Tcab 20R powered
                    55 Commander Wagon
                    54 Champion Wagon
                    46 Gibson Model A
                    50 JD MC
                    45 Agricat
                    67 Triumph T100
                    66 Bultaco Matadore

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Scott View Post
                      OK. I know what to do now if I want to pursue this. Thanks to all. First item: find some more Studebaker enthusiasts in the area.
                      Has anyone ever tried to recruit through Craigslist or am I the first to think about it?
                      Scott,

                      In addition to info I emailed earlier, you might want to contact the Spokane member who is using Craigslist at
                      http://spokane.craigslist.org/wan/4952198237.html

                      Craigslist has reached a lot of potential members, when we've announced Whatcom County chapter events (and it's free).

                      The NW Chapter would also be a good source with a lot of active members who will be hosting the 2015 Zone Meet in Kelso, WA. http://sdc-nw.org/

                      Regards,

                      James
                      Bells Studebaker Diner & Museum
                      Bellingham, WA.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Bellingham Studenut View Post
                        Scott,

                        In addition to info I emailed earlier, you might want to contact the Spokane member who is using Craigslist at
                        http://spokane.craigslist.org/wan/4952198237.html

                        Craigslist has reached a lot of potential members, when we've announced Whatcom County chapter events (and it's free).

                        The NW Chapter would also be a good source with a lot of active members who will be hosting the 2015 Zone Meet in Kelso, WA. http://sdc-nw.org/

                        Regards,

                        James
                        Nicely done!
                        "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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