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2009 Tour Planning Guide
Gateway VW Club, St. Louis, MO
2009 Tour Planning Guide
Committee Members: Perry Lane, Kurt Lederer, Mike & Mary Ann O?Reilly, Steven Pautz, Mike Richardet

a. Maximize Participation from Club Members
b. Not waste the time of the organizers
c. Create Visibility of VW?s and Gateway VW Club
d. Attract new members to club and keep existing users

Technical Sessions: (Mike Richardet)
Offer to help club members with cars to get problem cars going or heading in right direction.
Help the club can offer:
1. Review of existing cars
2. Book Library (share or photocopy pages)
3. Internet Research (assist with tools such as google or the
4. Some mechanical ability (turning wrenches)
5. Guidance in selecting a shop (based on symptoms and budget)
6. Parts Connection (Help finding and locating parts)

Previous Examples: Pat Hoffman?s house, Al Shelton, Joe?s VW Salvage in Greenville IL

Get the car out and help - and going over. Obtain pictures of what is wrong ahead of time-going over by senior members.

Cruises (Mike & Mary Ann O?Reilly , Pat Buckley)
Meet at 10:30 - leave at 11:00 arrive at 12:00, eat lunch - then you are on your own afterwards. five lunch cruises - three Sundays - each Month, May thru October two Saturdays

Possible Destinations: Augusta Station, St. Charles, St. Louis Riverfront, The Hill,
Southside Restaurant, Soulard, Fenton, Kimmswick, Calvary Cemetery - Mary Ann would work as our private tour guide in October, Bellefontaine Cemetery

Further Destinations: Pere Marquette, Potosi, Gumbo Flats, St. Genevieve - hotel, go up to the Mississippi River and come back. - Brussels, IL - Whitman Hotel.

Webster Groves - Webster Days - car shows

Shows we participate- (Kurt Lederer, Perry Lane)


Eastershow (Forest Park) meet at History Museum (caravan) or at Denny?s first - just display show only - not competition - park as a group

Kirkwood Greentree show-one day Sunday-invite Illinois, KC Club, Missouri Micros

Mid America Motor Works Funfest-caravan to Effingham June 6-7 ? Set up canopy and rest area

Metro VW Club Show

Other Shows Considered: Jour Defet - Kasaskia Island

Shows we go to as a group (up to individual members to coordinate between themselves)

Beetle Bob, Eureka Springs, St. Joseph, MO (Mo-Kan), Des Moines-too much energy-but not much output

Club is not ready to organize any overnight trips at this point

Parades (Steven Pautz)
Ballwin City Parade-end of June

Thanksgiving Day-Ameren-Christmas in St. Louis

Other Items considered but too much for 2009:

Dean Team or Bommarito Dealer Lot Show-not enough attractions
Float trips-
Horse back riding - Babler State Park - wife and kids event
Bring bug and wash it up

Campouts (Bill Bowman)

Labor Day weekend: caravan trip or overnighters - must check with Bill beforehand for special trip for day trip.
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