Now I have no person to up for a running around me. However, for SD I see SoCal Elk or BigAl327 as good members for this job. They where good host on the Run we did in SD. That is, if one of them will take the job.
well,lets all get together and discuss this,there is a few up here in Northern Cal. where "Rick and Sue Harringtons" is really close to Sac. I think "Dabayelky" would be great for the Bay Aera."Goodcruser" in the Sac. aera, me,well, West northern coast of Cal.(Willits, Ukiah,Ft.Bragg and Weott) . Every year there a Redwood run to Weott and its BIG and a lot of fun."Goodcruser" would be great for northern central and east of Cal.(Red Bluff,Grass Valley/Nevada City and North San Juan, just saying):beer:I think a Deputy Director would be a good idea for the Sacramento area. I don’t know if we have enough elco owners up here around Sacramento for a D.D. but if we do it would be better to be separate from the SF bay area. If not then just group us in.
change the whole state...oke:
Ok, seeing as know one else has brought it up I will.
There is probably no point in having a Northern Cal and Southern Cal division, and no good way to even draw such a boundary. But that is a decision that must be based on the input from our members in California."
So here is your thread to weigh in. :cali:
Ok,here are the "Lines"and its all ready drawn out,anything south of Montery,Kings,Tular and Inyo countys is considered "Southern California"...:beer:I kinda like the northern/southern CA thing. Include Central in the southern group.
There are just tons of EC's in our area. Many years ago there was an EC club in Sacramento.
A problem that we have is most local/regional shows are 1972 and prior........... it really ties me in a knot.
Al, there are no hard and fast rules about how, when, where, or how often to hold meetings - those issues would be up to the members of a particular area who have joined together. The NECOA needs leaders to step up and recruit members, organize those members along with our existing members, and take the lead in finding venues for meetings, local shows, and regional shows. Leaders should take every opportunity to assist their fellow members by knowing where they can go for information, repairs, or just to meet up with a members who lives close to them.I see a few thing wrong with the map that Gilby posted. First is that making the state of Calif into three different regions is something that the regional directors are tring to get away from. With the split that was proposed it would still be too big for local get togethers. If we have more local groups promoting ECC this would be better.
San Diego would be a good location for a local group, LA/Orange county would also be another. Then another could be bakerfield, monterey / fresno, SF/ Sac, Eureka. It is all on how far someone is willing to drive to be apart of ECC's gatherings. Then the next thing is who is willing to be the depty director for that local group.
Is there anything from the BIG MAN (regional directors) on how to hold meetings/ get togethers? How often to meet? This is all info that we should know about before nominating a canidate!
Well now that I have said my two cents worth or opion,
Hey guys I just saw this thread today so here's what I thinkWhat I see is that most want to see our hobby progress and be more fullfilling individually and the best way to do that is to form individual Chapters, so say we pick a central location and draw a circle of 50 to 75 miles .Everyone in that radius becomes a Chapter member,however if you feel you are not quite as good a fit with that group and fit better with another you can request membership to your prefered group.I know that there are going to be some that just don't set in a particular radius so you just pick the one that fits for you and chapters will need to come up with an agreeable way of moving meetings around so that the burden of distance is not always on the same people.Chapters will also have to figure how many each chapter can accommodate to to achieve a balance of enjoyment of commeraderie and improvement on our El Caminos.Some areas may have enough El Caminos in its radius to have more than one chapter in this case everyone in that radius gets together and chooses where they where they want to attend, I say this because personnalities play a part in any club atmosphere and we don't want conflict in our Chapter,as conflict drives people away.
Okay now to the improvement of our El Caminos, hypothetically lets say that Gilby wants to do some paint chip repair and a cut and buff to make his El Camino look better the chapter gets together he presents his proposal for this task, the group agrees to a time and place best suitable for the task and provided they have someone that knows how to detail a car and Gilby provides the materials needed.If your chapter does not have anyone capable of auto detailing correctly and another Chapter does they can request from that Chapter that either their person can come and teach Gilby's Chapter how to do it or someone from Gilby's can visit the other Chapter when they are going to do a detailing job learn how to do it the right way and bring that knowledge back to share with the rest of his group.Understand that this only works if everyone understands that it is an obligation to learn,assist and reciprocate in kind and in turn we each get the accomplishment of knowing that we have helped each other in making everyones El Camino safer,more reliable and visually better, with this pride in our group(s) We hold each other and our hobby higher with good presentation.
To those that have businesses in bodywork and painting and other areas we cannot expect you to just give everything away as this is what makes your living and this is not meant to take advantage but maybe you can give direction or instruction in your field of expertize.But if it is ageeable maybe you could give a group discount on those things that we do not have the right equipment to accomplish the task.
Chapter members when you see an El Camino that is not in your chapter leave a flyer invitation to your Chapter for possible membership participitation if for no other reason other than letting them know there are others out here like them and who knows you might make another life friend.
As for regional managers it doesn't matter what the regions are as long as there is coordination and sharing of information in a timely basis and mutual assistance between regional,assistant regional and chapter head managers, these positions should be filled first by volunteer and then if there is more than one volunteer it would need to go to vote by those they will represent,If a particular rep is not doing the job there is absolutely no need to get nasty about it ,get together present your objections about the job and what you believe needs to be done to correct the deficiencies to the Rep in question,if there is no remedy to the situation or problem then contact the next Representative up the line and inform them of the problem that exists but be prepared to offer a suitable remedy that you believe will work.We are almost always better off when we work together to alleviate problems.
Problems within the indivdual Chapters are worked out within the Chapter first, if it cannot be remedied within the Chapter request assistance from your assitant regional manager.All Chapters are responsible for obeying State and local laws in the conduct of the Chapter and this includes EPA and Smog laws and vehicle safety!So each Chapter will have to come up with a code of conduct for it's members,each member is answerable to the group as a whole as this is a democratic group, your group Chapter REP or PRES however you title it is for the purpose of gathering and dispensing information and cooridinating functions within the group and informing assistant Regional director of any neccessary information pertinent to that area,such as club show meetings and such.
I can tell you from personal experience that excessive alcohol in a club will become a deterent of participation so I recommend putting a limit of some type.I'm not saying no alcohol but it must be reasonable and based on the function at hand IE powered equipment no alcohol,we want to enjoy the hobby and not cause damage to us or our friends.
I know that I am long winded but these are some of the things I believe it will take to accomplish what some have expressed as their desire of this hobby.Please by all means state your opinions on this subject and add to it if you feel like it but I believe if you really want to accomplish this most of it will have to start at the bottom with us while NECOA decides how it wants to be a participitant with us .
THANK YOU Rick AKA goodcruiser
I think that's a great idea, and a great goal we can work towards.Another idea I had was that I heard hot august nights is going to be in long beach this year, I know a lot of us, probably all of us can't make it to carlise so maybe that could be the place where we unite later in the year, I would be able and would go to that. Carlise is nearly impossible for me