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2/6/07 12:22pm - Original Message: 'Plea for help!'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
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Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

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I've been running C3VR for 5 years.  Over the years, it has gotten more difficult to maintain because of the growth of membership.  Also, I have a child, wife, full-time job, my wife works part-time and I have house to maintain.  I also have Corvettes for a Cure to produce once per year.  Because of these things, it has been increasingly difficult for me to do the things that need to be done for C3VR.

Two of my biggest challenges are putting together Shark Bytes on a quarterly basis; and the Annual C3VR Member Gathering.

Shark Bytes winter 2007 is due out now.  I haven't even started on it.  I also have no new articles to put in it.  It would only be news about C3VR.  Honestly, I'd love to get rid of Shark Bytes but I think too many people would be upset.  It is also one of the things that sets Gold Members apart from Standard Members.

The Gathering dates, location and hotels have been set, but that is it.  I have no itinerary planned.

I need help with these two things most!

I could also use help with maintaining membership cards for Gold & Lifetime Members.

I do have some help with Corvettes for a Cure, which is great!

It is no secret that this is a business for me.  I make a little money, but obviously not enough for it to be my full time job. If it were, I wouldn't need to ask for help.  So if what it takes to get some help is to pay people, then I will.  I am desperate for help.  I certainly don't want C3VR to fall apart.  I want it to maintain the level of quality that you have come to expect.

Please let me know via email or reply to this thread if you are willing/able to help and in what capacity.

Thank you.

P.S. I should thank Norsky here!  He has helped me with support via member emails and other member online issues for a few years now.  Also, Adams' Apple has stepped up without being asked to help members with photo/signature issues.  If these guys weren't out there helping members, my workload would be even greater.  THANKS GUYS!
Adam Wartell2007-02-06 10:44:46

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2/6/07 2:04pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
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2/6/07 2:06pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6712

While C3VR started as a hobby (and a small business) for Adam, it is a CLUB for the rest of us.  And this club has grown a lot in 5 years...!!!

Those who attended the 2006 Member's Meeting will remember the discussions surrounding the need for volunteers to help with selected activities/duties/events/functions/etc. (Here's the meeting minutes to refresh memories.)  There are also several threads in various places related to the topic of volunteering.

There already is a contingient of volunters helping to maintain the "quality of life" here at C3VR.  They're the unheralded group of folks who have offered up some of their time to be forum moderators.  Because of their vigilance C3VR has a safe and welcoming environment for all of us.  (THANK YOU...!!!  THANK YOU...!!!  THANK YOU...!!!)

But there are a lot of other aspects of the club that need extra hands and minds.  Please step up and answer the call for assistance.  I know you'll enjoy it.  I can't begin to tell you how much enjoyment I've gotten from my involvement in the day to day activities of the club.
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2/6/07 2:12pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Quincy, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1970 LS5 4-speed 500 HP 468 C.I.

Joined: 4/4/2006
Posts: 85
Adam,
 
I live 75 miles north of tahoe and went to high school in Tahoe City so I'm familiar with the area. I might be able to help with the itinerary. This is my first gathering so I'm not sure what all you want to do, I'm asuming road trips to various areas. I'm willing to help out, just let me know what you need.
 
Jeff


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2/6/07 4:23pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
Posts: 4273
I can type fast, but don't know how that would help......any ideas? Confused

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2/6/07 4:45pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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JERMYN, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1977 #s matching Orange L48 4-speed and a 2000 Black FRC 6-speed BOTH SOLD :(

Joined: 11/6/2001
Posts: 284
Adam (and Norsky),
 
Are there any daily/weekly activities that you perform on the site which can be shared among a couple of members,  thus freeing up some of your time? If so, can you list them?  I'd be willing to help out in some way.  [I have to be honest though, I would not be able to help out with Shark Bytes or this year's itinerary.]
 
I've been a member for quite a while and even though my post count doesn't reflect it, I visit the site on almost a daily basis. 
 
What type of help do you need in maintaining the membership cards?
 


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2/6/07 5:00pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Gresham, OR - USA

Vette(s):
1977 Maroon T-Top

Joined: 9/4/2006
Posts: 652
Adam-
 
I'd be glad to help if I can.  I have a fairly extensive background with databases (MS Access, Oracle, little SQL Server.)  I maintain the membership database for the yacht club we belong to.  Never learned web programming, though.  I'm not too familiar with desktop publishing so don't know how much help I'd be with Shark Bytes. 
 
Let me know if you think I can be of assistance....
 
Karen
 


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2/6/07 5:11pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Lanoka Harbor, NJ - USA

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1975 metallic blue coupe with t-tops,L48, t/t steering, black leather interior. 1990 L98, white/red leather interior, auto,a/c

Joined: 12/21/2006
Posts: 828
adam, biff had a great idea as far as helping out on the site. i think it would be easier for you to list some of the things and a short explaination for the things you need help with on the site. this way you wouldn't have to send each and every member the same list and be flooded with a lot of emails. this way hopefully any member can tell you what they might be best suited to do.  unfortunately i will not be able to make the trip so i cant help with that but maybe on the site i can lend some help as i usually stop here every day. btw...just got my lifetime membership stuff and as i expected everything is great.
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2/6/07 5:51pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

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1980 Black L48 T-Tops

Joined: 1/3/2006
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2/6/07 5:59pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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, - Australia

Vette(s):
71 Coupe Black on Black

Joined: 5/6/2004
Posts: 535
Adam, I'd just love to help out but the only obstacle in the way is the Pacific Ocean.  I'm sure there will be plenty in the CONUS who will stick their hand up and be counted.
 
I'd hate to see this site and, as has been said, CLUB go down the shute due to lack of hands to keep it going. 
 
Anything that can be done from the largest Island in the world, just send me a request.


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2/6/07 10:50pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Dorr, MI - USA

Vette(s):
71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

Joined: 8/21/2002
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Adam. I can't be much help for the gathering, but I'm interested in what help you need in maintaining the membership cards or anything else I can do. As far as Shark Bytes goes, I feel that if you miss the winter edition it wouldn't upset me. If no one sends in articles, then I guess they can't be too upset. I hope your plea gets you the help you need, because we need and really appreciate you. Thanks, Terry

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2/6/07 10:58pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
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Thanks for the offers everyone!! I have a volunteer that I have set up to help with membership cards.  I also believe I have found a person to publish Shark Bytes.  As suggested, I will come up with a list of things I could use help with and post it here.  I will be contacting Jeff (70LS7) for help with Carson City. 
 
For now, anyone else that can help plan events for Carson City, please let me know.  Anyone that can create articles for Shark Bytes, let me know that too.
 
Thanks for the support gang!  You guys/gals are the best!!


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2/7/07 12:10am - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

Vette(s):
1980 Black L48 T-Tops

Joined: 1/3/2006
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Adam;

71Shark and I will be tackling the installation of power steering on his '71 and changing out the hoses and pump on my '80.

We plan to document via pix and notes every step of the way for a future Shark Bytes, although time has gotten away from us for this issue.

I would strongly suggest anyone that has done any work over the winter on their babies provide their story in their own words and pix if they have them. 

I would also strongly suggest we all go back and re-read a few Shark Bytes to see how easy it is to pull an article together.  It sounds like a big deal but it isn't. 

I'm sure you can help edit the story if they can get the story down on electronic paper.

Thanks for the great job you are doing.  I know this site is an invaluable tool to me and will be to all the newbies and old timers as well.

We can do this easily for everyone if we all pull together.


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2/7/07 8:31am - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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Fayetteville, NC - USA

Vette(s):
1968 Corvette Convertable, 4 spd, 350 SB, Daily Driver

Joined: 2/13/2005
Posts: 244
Adam,
I am about to start an o-ring conversion at all four corners.  I will also put on new slotted rotors and try a technique to get the rotor parrallel to the spindle.  I plan on documenting everything and will provide it as a future article for shark bytes.
 
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2/9/07 5:26pm - Reply: 'Plea for help!'
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columbia, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1964,1972,2000

Joined: 3/14/2002
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Adam, I know I've volunteered at the tent in Carlisle, and I'm not too computer savvy, but if I can do anything to help with Shark Bites or membership, I will. Kathy
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