Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southern Region > Arkansas Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Arkansas Chapter Join Chapter Leader: tojoski

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2006, 04:18 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
Multi State GTG

Let me know what you think about this.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/51...ml#post3883375
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2006, 09:13 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
I put a date poll at: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/51...-gtg-poll.html

Please vote and post questions and ideas.

Thanks.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2006, 11:42 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
I'll go ahead and post my idea of what I'd like this to be. A GTG somewhere not too far from where folks live. If we get folks from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas then maybe Joplin, MO or something in that 4 corner area. It can be just a meet at a restaurant or we could see about a park or lake for a cook out.

If we don't get folks from all these states then we can move it so it is closer to the folks that can make it.

I'm going to try to contact some companies for some prizes to give away.

I didn't put a close date on this poll but I'll end it when the KC poll ends in 10 days. Then we can start working on a place.

Now these are just my ideas and they are not rules or written in stone. They are just ideas and your ideas are just as important.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 03:53 PM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
Some more ideas I'd like to kick around. I will have some dash plaques made for this and will have packets for all who attend. Trying to get packet items now and I'd also like to have some prizes to give away at a drawing.

If any of the other CL's or members would like add to this please do. We could even have a design contest for a logo for this event.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2006, 10:36 AM
tojoski's Avatar
tojoski tojoski is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: McRae, AR
Posts: 1,706
tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that driving out of state is probably out of the question for me. Gas prices are just too high..
__________________
Joe

- My Garage -

Arkansas Chapter Leader - Join Here
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2006, 01:19 PM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tojoski
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that driving out of state is probably out of the question for me. Gas prices are just too high..
That is a good point. Thanks for posting it. It really needs to be addressed and I'd like to link to this on the other threads I have going.

When we have GTG's at different locations in KS we will sometimes truck pool. Thats whats nice about our big Ford trucks. They have lots of room for folks and stuff. So if you have a member or three in your area you might want to see about getting a group together to make the trip. Splitting the fuel cost makes it a lot more affordable. I really enjoy the extra time to talk with the other FTE members on the way to and back.

I understand that some folks who live on the other side of the state will most likely not make it. So maybe we can see if we can move this around a bit in the years to come. I would like this to be a yearly event. And if you'd like to get another multi chapter GTG with other states closer to you please do so.

The National event did not happen this year and I just want to see if maybe we can plant some seeds that will grow into one. I'm new to FTE. But I have to say I have not found a nicer group of folks anywhere else. Just trying to get some activity going on the boards and get folks together again.

I would not be opposed to having it in the NW corner of Arkansas if we have others that want to have it there. The 30-40 mile extra drive would not bother me. But we do need to have it as close as we can to the folks that want to make.

Thanks again for posting this. Just keep talking plain english to me and we'll be fine.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2006, 01:47 PM
tojoski's Avatar
tojoski tojoski is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: McRae, AR
Posts: 1,706
tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.
I suppose South MO wouln't be too bad, all are welcome to the Arkansas Meet, Aug 26th at the buffalo river park
__________________
Joe

- My Garage -

Arkansas Chapter Leader - Join Here
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2006, 12:28 PM
Jimbare's Avatar
Jimbare Jimbare is offline
all alone in the world
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 2,038
Jimbare is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
c'mon guy's, i waste more gas on weekends than it would take most of you to get there! joplin [around 100miles], springfeild [around 175 miles], branson [around 200 miles], harrison [around 100 miles], coffeyville again around 100 miles], there all the same to me!

yes gas prices are high, but you might want to go now before they get higher.
i dont go as much as i did last year, and i still go almost every weekend.

i bet each of you could save the money for gas in a week if you tried.
just think of the fine people and the great company you will have for a few hours! makes it all worth while!

tojoski, where is the buffalo river park located? might be able to make it if i dont already have something scheduled for that date.
__________________
jim

underated and overworked.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2006, 04:14 PM
tojoski's Avatar
tojoski tojoski is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: McRae, AR
Posts: 1,706
tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.
it is about 14 miles south of yellville,

I've noted it on our member map here : http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/51...ember-map.html

but you can get better directions on google maps or mapquest. just search for yellville, AR and its the green area just south of it.

pavilion # P3 at 12:00 noon


Joe
__________________
Joe

- My Garage -

Arkansas Chapter Leader - Join Here
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2006, 12:18 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
Guess it's time for an update. Ken is sending me some goodies. I have others I will contact also. Dash plaques will be easy and I'll get working on those next month.

I'll get a location poll up after the date poll ends tomorrow.

I've been kicking the idea of the gtg around. Might be good to head that way and look for locations for the South Multi GTG. Just a bit too warm for me to camp though. Maybe next month if you have a GTG in September. I'll drive down camp and take an extra day to check out some locations.. Should be a bit cooler then. August is when I go to Colorado to camp high up in the mountians. Where it gets cold enough to put the bugs to sleep early. And they don't wake up till about 9:00 AM and I can get out of camp.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2006, 12:53 PM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
Looks like the date will be Saturday October 14th for the south GTG. Now we need to decide on a location.

Joplin, MO, KS Rocks (Ft. Scott, KS area) and Baxter Springs, KS have been suggested. I've been looking at the map and Grand Lake looks pretty good. Need some help from the Arkansas folks. The only thing I see that looks like it might work is maybe Chambers Hollow area. East of Siloam Springs. I'm just working off some old Delorme map software so any help would be welcome. Give me some more ideas and we'll get a location poll going.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2006, 10:14 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
So far I have these places suggested for the South GTG.

Siloam, AR

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-map-47406...NzkEX3MDOTY5NTU zMjUEc2VjA3NyBHNsawN0aXRsZQ--

Baxter Springs, KS

http://www.mytravelguide.com/hotels...rings_maps.html

Kansas Rocks, KS

http://www.ksrockspark.com/park.html

Noel, MO

http://www.mytravelguide.com/hotels..._Noel_maps.html

Seneca, MO

http://www.mytravelguide.com/hotels...eneca_maps.html

Neosho, MO

http://www.mytravelguide.com/hotels...eosho_maps.html

Pineville, MO

http://www.mytravelguide.com/hotels...ville_maps.html

Ft. Gibson, OK

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?a...ew=1&name=&qty=

I'll start a poll next week and include and other.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2006, 05:17 PM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
New poll is up at: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/52...tion-poll.html
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2006, 09:36 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
We have stuff. A big thanks to Ken and Jason. I have a pile and it's growing.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2006, 08:58 AM
HappyJack's Avatar
HappyJack HappyJack is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 6,697
HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.HappyJack has a great reputation on FTE.
Last weekend for the poll. Right now it's tied between Siloam Springs (one of the votes dose not count) and Neosho with KS Rocks just one vote back. So if you have been waiting to vote nows the time. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/52...tion-poll.html

I have stickers, 8 shirts, two books, stickers, tool accessories, video games/computer accessory, stickers, vehicle accessories, Koozies, stickers and some pins. I'll add a few gift certificates and dash plaques. And a few other items if I can.

I'll have packets with goodies for the first 15 trucks that show up. Packets will have a dash plaque for the event, stickers, and other items such as pens, or pins, key chains, koozie ect.... I will also enclose a raffle ticket in the packet for a drawing for the shirts and other items. Additional tickets will be available.

I plan to have the KS. chapter banner set up. Other chapters are welcome to display a banner.

I plan to drive to the area that wins the location poll next week and make final arrangements. It was brought up that an outdoors location would be our first choice so we can have more time and activities. I will get an indoor location as a back up. Just in case the weather does not want us to have this outside.

I'm really looking forward to this.
__________________
Happy "Lonesome Beaver" Jack
"Jr." All Grown Up
SSRNC Member #0

Last edited by HappyJack; 09-15-2006 at 09:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 08:58 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southern Region > Arkansas Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup