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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:32 pm 
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I received the official letter and registration packet from the Hershey region of the AACA.

We have been assigned two spaces that are next to each other. We will be in the Orange Field in Row OAD site 7 and 8. This will be on the parking lot in which the GIANT Sports Arena is located. The site should be a good location for us to help promote the NDC.

If your are planning to attend this years Hershey event please make an effort to stop by the site. We will have the club Banner and National Convention Banner up for all to know that we are attending this years event.

Right now I have contacted Les P while on his return driving trip back from this years convention.

We still need to coordinate as to what will be at the table along with any information that we need to get potential members. There also will be a sign-in sheet for any current member to let us know that they were at Hershey.

I am not sure if Les is planning on any Friday or Thursday meeting during the day.
If you know that you will be attending please see if you might spare sometime to sit at the site to help out with getting our information out to potential new members that stop at the site.

I will keep everyone posted as we get closer to Hershey. If you want to contact me I can be reached at Desoto1939@aol.com or cell phone 484-431-8157.
I will try to attach a map of the orange field so you know where we will be located.
There are two maps attached one shows all of the fields and the general location of the field. We are in the Orange field. The second map shows the location and row within the Orange field which is on the side that has the GIANT Center. ROW OAD site 7 and site 8.

Rich Hartung
1939 Desoto owner


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:42 am 
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Since we have had 20 visits for this posting but no one has even posted any reply I get the feeling that no one really cares.

The feeling that I get from no one even making a statement sends the message that so what and if the club does or does not try to get new members is of no importance to the club members.

There is a lot of effort that goes into applying for a single vendor spot but to get two sport next to each other is even harder.

We will see if there is any interest from the club members that might attend Hershey this fall and will note the ones that stop by and sign in at our site. If you have never been to Hershey then you are missing the biggest automobile swap meet on the east coast. There are approx. 8-9 thousand vendors and they are a total for 4 paved fields for antique car parts. Some of us call it MECCA. the old saying is if you can not find it at Hershey then you will not find it anywhere else.

Come on out just for the experience and please feel free to post some comments to support or not support the effort to get the club know to new potential members.

Rich Hartung


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:06 am 
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All I can say is any of you "Eastern" NDC members that couldn't make the westward trek (like me), Hershey may be only second to route 66.
I've been there twice before and there's nothing that comes close to it.
Only "car folks" attend this event and if they could see what great folks the NDC members are, they would clamor to join us.
For me, it's all about the people! The cars are what brings us together.
Let's get a bunch of us together to show them why they need to join the NDC!!
Geoff


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:19 am 
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I've shared this post with the NDC groups over on Facebook to help get the word out.


https://www.facebook.com/nationaldesoto ... 9136640854

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:50 pm 
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thanks for helping to get the word out that we will be having a vendor site at Hershey this year.

Rich and Les.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:23 am 
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Well we only have 16 days to go and then Hershey starts on Wednesday Oct 4th.

As of tonight 9/18/17 we have not had anyone from the club or any of the members that might be going to Hershey indicate that they would be willing to staff our NDC booth.

It is very sad to say that when I first posted the idea of having a vendor site to help promote the club there were some members that stated that we need to have a cover, chairs, food, water, membership applications and to have a signup sheet for members to volunteer their time to help at the site.

We that was all great ideas but as of tonight no one has stepped up to the plate to offer any help. So basically Les and I will put up the NDC banner and put out some literature and will be at the site but no on a fulltime basis. So with that being said if you come to the site OAD 7&8 we might be there or might not. Not even sure if there is going to be a club meeting. Seems to very little interest from the club members a lot of suggestions at first but no volunteers.

Rich Hartung
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