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Effective January 1, 2006, I am going to be resigning from my position as IL Chapter leader. This is due to a change in my work schedule. In the past, I've always had Fridays off, so that was the day I'd use to run errands and go online. Now, starting in January, I'll have to work Fridays, which totally sucks, and I will not have the free time to serve as Chapter leader. Everything that I used to do on Fridays will now have to be done on Saturdays, and that will leave little, if any, time to go online. I REALLY hate my job and would like to find something different, but it's very hard to find anything that would be comparable in pay. Carol and I will still try and make it to the meetings, if we're not too busy. Maybe one of our current members who is active in attending meetings can take over as Chapter Leader?
Ron, thanks for the time you have given, if you need to step-down do so without regret, this chapter will have to decide on its own if it wants to continue. i'll watch over the chapter for you and do what I can to keep it open.
I'm gonna post notice in the next few days regarding the disposition of this chapter.
Once again thanks Fastronald for the time you have given, .
First time I've been to this forum. Didn't know it was having "problems". I spend all my time on FTE at the Ranger forum. Love all the info that it gives. Would very much like to help, but I 'm so stretched out timewise now, as I am a truck driver by day(never know when I'm getting home),belong to ILSHPA(Illinois State Horseshoe Pitchers Assoc.), working on the house on weekends I don't pitch, beside maintaining 4 cars with high mileage. Have given thought to coming to meetings(if I can find out when they are), and they don't conflict with something on my schedule. Have considered joining FTE Club(still haven't made up my mind). I tell my family and friends about this site, as I think its a great site if you own a Ford Truck. If I can be of some assistance in the future, please look me up on the Ranger site to see if I'm online. I will check back at this site to see who and what kind of a reply I get...
Thanks Ray - F2504x4! I will feel bad to see all the progress and effort we gave to have come to a halt. But, things and people change, I'll still stop in to check on things. I just don't have the time currently to lead the chapter again.
drb1956 - I would not say we are in trouble so long as the Illinois forum is active. What is needed is someone to take up the challenge for 2006 as Chapter Leader. I would be happy to help our new Leader as best I can and see the Chapter continue to grow.
Thanks to all who put in so much effort and their time since "we" founded the Illinois Chapter. Special thanks goes to Bob, John and Carol. Thanks goes to Tim and his wife as well.
Welcome to AMERICA.....now learn to speak english!
To any that are interested, don't think you will be alone, as there are all the other leaders available and illing to help . It really isn't that tough, and you don't have to be on all the time, if you can just check in every so often, like a minimum once a week, it will be fine. You can do it part time, and no money is necessary, my being leader is proof of that... Just need to be here, try to keep some activity going, and try to help organize meetings. It is not the leader's responsibility to plan everything. This is a community, and everyone is part of the decision. Basically, what you need as a leader is to want to be here, want to meet the people of the chapter, and enjoy chttering away on here every so often. Don't even have to be a die hard Ford fanatic, just enjoy your truck, for this site, but automotive tendencies help... Time wise, you can simply subscribe to the forum, so you get your notifications about what is happening in the chapter without having to log in to see what threads are newly posted on.Really, guys, it isn't all that hard.
the workhorse:86 F250 4x4 6.9 Diesel 4-spd, 4.10 axles
the other workhorse 92 F350 2wd crew cab,3.55 rear axle, 92 6bt Cummins, NV4500
the project: 78 F150 4x4 shortbed 351 auto Iowa Chapter leader, ASE certified parts specialist
Come on down and join us in the Iowa chapter, or your own local chapter!! Thanks, Roger
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