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Lary Ellis (Top)
10-31-2002, 03:03 PM
As many of you have already heard, we are in the process of starting up Local Chapters of the DTR.<br><br> Here are a few of the ideas we are currently working on for the Chapters;<br> <br> 1. The Emergency Assistance Program.<br>As a new member fills out his application, there is a box he can check if he wishes to join this unique program. Our goal is to comprise a list of volunteers from the membership rolls that you can take with you any time you travel. Should you have a break down or other mishap along your journey, you can call a member near your location who is willing to help you through your problem. It could be actual mechanical help or pointing you in the right direction for the best service in that area.<br> We are very excited about this program, I think it says a great deal about the people who are the DTR.<br><br> 2. Emergency Disaster Teams.<br>We have all seen the need to help our neighbor when the worst of situations strike. From Hurricanes to Flood, Earthquake to Forest Fire many of our members have already donated time and their trucks to help out. The emergency use of 4x4 trucks in Blizzard conditions is an all too familiar way that members help their neighbors. <br> We hope to have many Volunteers come forward for this team as well.<br><br> 3. Trucks For Tot's<br>A variation on an old theme, but we think a great way to help out the less fortunate children in our areas. This could also include food drives and other note worthy charitable functions. DTR is about family values as well.<br><br> The Chapters main theme still remains about having fun. Meeting in parking lots to compare mod's or having a pot luck picnic with the family's at a local park are just as important. Setting up sled pulls and other motor competition are also projects we can all benefit from.<br><br>Please take a moment and think about Starting up a Chapter in your area, or contact us and we will try to point you toward one in your area.<br> Wonderful times are ahead for us all!.
10-31-2002, 06:40 PM
Can't seem to get a lot of people in this area to get together, guess I'll have to join one far away somewhere. Most in this area are too greedy.
<br>Can't seem to get a lot of people in this area to get together, guess I'll have to join one far away somewhere. Most in this area are too greedy.<br><br><br>Come on over and join the KY chapter you are working on your second trip this weekend. we would be glad to have you ::)
11-01-2002, 07:23 AM
I've got the paperwork for the VA chapter, just seeing if there is enough interest to send it in.
11-01-2002, 10:40 AM
TEDHRS<br><br>First you need to get everyone together .... or at least try ... and see if there is interest .... <br><br>Where are you located? <br><br>How about a lunch get together somewhere ....<br><br>Keith
11-01-2002, 10:48 AM
Hey,<br>sounds good to me, i am in norfolk during working hours, chesapeake is where i call home. Lunch works, just need to get a response from an email i sent larry.
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-01-2002, 11:33 AM
There you go Ryan a first contact has been established. Each person you talk to about this will have friends that they will talk to and thats how interest get's generated. Looks to me like you are off and running now, all it takes is 1 first contact and it get's easier each time after that.<br><br>Lary
11-01-2002, 11:50 AM
I am interested in joining a chapter or starting one if there is interest in Maine. I am in the Navy stationed at Brunswick NAS. There is now 2 CTD's in my squadrons parking lot.
<br>I am interested in joining a chapter or starting one if there is interest in Maine. I am in the Navy stationed at Brunswick NAS. There is now 2 CTD's in my squadrons parking lot.<br><br><br><br>Good luck on starting one, just got one started in KY
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-01-2002, 11:58 AM
<br>I am interested in joining a chapter or starting one if there is interest in Maine. I am in the Navy stationed at Brunswick NAS. There is now 2 CTD's in my squadrons parking lot.<br><br> Glad to have you Wes C! You are welcome to try and organize a chapter if you like. I believe a great deal of interest will evolve in this project once we get rolling. <br><br>If you decide to set one up send an email to email@example.com and I will hook you up with a startup packet. I will post any news of people interested in your area as I get it. Also as the new chapters form I will list their location and that will help people looking for one as well. <br><br> This is going to be a great time for all of us!<br>
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-01-2002, 12:10 PM
Chapters are not limited to Dodge Cummins Diesels!<br><br> While our site here is called the Diesel Truck Resource we are not limiting the Chapters to CTD's only.<br> Most of us have friends with other brands, and many have more than one vehicle in their families. So it is natural for us to share information on all makes and models.<br><br> The idea behind the Chapters is to help each other learn about our vehicles and have some fun while we are doing it. I have no doubt as we grow larger we will have a need for an area here where Other makes as well as gasser's can ask their questions and discuss topics relating to them.<br> Great! That is exactly what we want! No limitations and fun for everybody!. I can not speak for Jack, but I think his motives here are quite obvious, People helping People.<br> The DTR is just another way for us to do that as a group or family. So anyone who wants to join should be welcomed with open arms. <br> Just like this Site, we want members from all walks of life and from around the globe.
11-01-2002, 12:47 PM
here, here. Well said Larry.
11-01-2002, 08:46 PM
TEDHRS,<br> I'm not too far from you and Keith. I'm in Disputanta, which is up Rt.460 in Prince George County. It's between Waverly and Petersburg. Dieseldude4x4 is also about 18 miles away from me too. It seems the hardest problem is getting folks together in one place at the same time. <br> I would also be interested in seeing a chapter get started in our area. My only problem is finding the time to attend get-togethers with me working rotating shift-work. One weekend of the month consist of Sat & Sun, and the other three weekends are Sun & Mon. [eyecrazy] And I'm not even going to talk about the double-shifts ::) <br> I've known Keith for a while now and can tell you he's a really great guy to have around,,,,,, a little crazy at times, but I gurantee you won't get bored [laugh] Let me know if I can help out and hopefully I can get more time to devote in the future.<br><br>Dennis
11-01-2002, 09:53 PM
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but i am going to have to relinquish the job of trying to get a chapter started. I am being elected into office again with the horse show association and I am joining the local r/c club to race. I fear i will not have time to do the job that would be required of me. If anyone else wants to take over, please do. You can email me for the forms or SFtopsSGT.
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-01-2002, 10:12 PM
<br>Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but i am going to have to relinquish the job of trying to get a chapter started. I am being elected into office again with the horse show association and I am joining the local r/c club to race. I fear i will not have time to do the job that would be required of me. If anyone else wants to take over, please do. You can email me for the forms or SFtopsSGT.<br><br> I know how that can be, better to not take a lead if you do not have the time to devote to it. Hopefully you will be able to join a chapter there once it starts and help us out with your input that way. Thanks for trying! :)
11-02-2002, 03:36 AM
I copied your response about DTR's goal to provide info to all truck owners. The only two diesels are CTD's at my squadron. My dad has a 1997 powerstroke with 130,000 plus miles and lives out of a 40' fifthwheel that weighs in at 17,000 lbs. Retired 30 year marine that can't stay put. He just installed a pac-brake and a performance module. We haven't seen each other in 4 years or better but keep in contact weekly via telephone. I have him scared for the first time in his life to meet the CTD. He upgraded after I told him about my enhancements. LOL!
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-02-2002, 09:17 AM
<br>I copied your response about DTR's goal to provide info to all truck owners. The only two diesels are CTD's at my squadron. My dad has a 1997 powerstroke with 130,000 plus miles and lives out of a 40' fifthwheel that weighs in at 17,000 lbs. Retired 30 year marine that can't stay put. He just installed a pac-brake and a performance module. We haven't seen each other in 4 years or better but keep in contact weekly via telephone. I have him scared for the first time in his life to meet the CTD. He upgraded after I told him about my enhancements. LOL!<br> That's Great Wes, One of the goals of DTR is to have fun while bringing the families together. A monthly meeting can just be a pot luck picnic at a park with the family and friends. Any way we can get together and have fun can also be a family outing.<br> I hope you get to show Dad that snarling CTD soon! 8).....Lary
11-03-2002, 08:38 PM
I'm on the far side of Surry County. There is the Surry House reataurant that would make a "decent" meeting place. I'm ready to meet and talk. <br>My only restriction is that I work at a nuke plant and when we shut down to refuel, all outside life basically comes to an end and the work weeks are 72 to 84 hours for about six weeks. That is usually in the spring like around March and in the fall around October. <br>I usually try to make it to about ten tractor pulls a season but could easily give that up to get this going. Too many people are cheating and it is all but a waste of time for me to take a stock antique tractor to an antique tractor pull any more.<br>Lets get together somewhere one Sat morning and at least get the faces with the names and go from there. Name the place and time. I have plenty of parking space right here at the shack if no where else. Dennis knows where I am and it ain't hard to find. I could come across the water also if need be. I'm ready to get this off the ground.
11-04-2002, 09:51 PM
How may I help?
11-04-2002, 09:58 PM
We need to agree to a date and time and place to meet and get started. Any ideas?
Hey, all, just out of curiousity -- do we really need to have "state" chapters? I mean, has this been settled already, or is there some compelling reason? State incorporation laws, or somesuch? <br><br>If not, what about regional chapters, say -- New England, or the "Mason-Dixon region", the Rockies, or Nipawin & the Polar Bear Nation. . . ? <br><br>Might be some advantages to start that way. <br><br>GP<br><br>
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-05-2002, 04:14 PM
There are no set limitations as to which Chapter you wish to belong to. Some states may end up with several chapters other's none. Eventually as things get going strong the bigger chapters will begin to show some strength and we will possibly end up with some regional chapters. Right now it is as open as we can make it.<br> I myself may join a VA chapter for now until somebody open's one closer to me. feel free to go where you want as things open up you can always shift to another place.
01-09-2006, 07:59 PM
I also live in Maine, in the Berwick area, adn would be interested in participating...
01-09-2006, 09:08 PM
The Idaho Chapter has but 2.5 members (I've not heard back from the 3rd potential member, so I'm giving him a .5...?), but - good ideas, the Emergency Contact / Assistance plan, and I'm ALL FOR the Trucks For Tots - how about something for the Troops? We can do something like that without stepping on anybody's Political Toes (they can vote their political conscience by participating, or not participating)...may be a Big Idea, but - I personally think it's the right thing to do.
01-10-2006, 12:05 AM
we sure could've used people's help in the central valley when we were torrented with 2.5" of rain. people were crashing everywhere, houses were flooding. [laugh]
as for the troops thing, the deployed guys never get sick of getting packages from home.
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