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Post# 411284   7/8/2019 at 11:31 (362 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I am meeting with Sam Addison this week to discuss the newsletter! I came home with great 'stuff' for the 'post-convention issue'. Now............... I NEED people to send photos that were taken in Oklahoma City.
Yes. Kids, it's going to be a great newsletter.

Post# 411285 , Reply# 1   7/8/2019 at 11:37 (362 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hard to believe, BUT............................

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I'm also getting ideas, items, etc. ready to prepare the CHRISTMAS newsletter. Yes, there WILL be a Christmas "Holiday" edition too. I asked for help...........and, I GOT it!
GREAT stuff is coming.

Post# 411287 , Reply# 2   7/8/2019 at 12:10 (362 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Also, Sam Addison is going to do the newsletter, once again

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He is a very creative man, full of ideas. With a little inspiration (4 eyes are always better than 2), I can only imagine how nice, new, fresh, etc it's going to be.
I'll be contacting Alex Taber, too. The reason is simple: We're dedicating the newsletter to the memory of one of the "pioneers of The VCCC, Ann R. Taber". She was the one who first typed them when the club was in it's infancy. I know Alex will be touched to see that none of us has forgotten his mom, Ann.

Post# 411293 , Reply# 3   7/8/2019 at 16:04 (362 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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IF there is ANYTHING you'd like to see or put in our newsletter, NOW is your chance to submit it.
Once we get rolling, it's gonna go the rest of the Summer.

Post# 411392 , Reply# 4   7/11/2019 at 09:50 (359 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, I spent hours at SAm's house last night

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WE went over tons of stuff. The newsletter will be fresh, new, fun, etc. Sam is very creative. I think/trust/hope you're all going to be very pleased and satisfied with the results. A few 'mock ups 'will be made, changes, etc.
WE found a wonderful photo of Alex Taber AND his late mother, Ann.
I am very proud and pleased to say that we, The VCCC, are dedicating this newsletter to her. She was there from the very beginning. I think it is only fitting.
I hope Alex will be pleased with what we're doing for both him and his mother, Ann R. Taber.

We're also starting to bounce around things for the Christmas "Holiday" issue.
IF anyone has anything, wants anything to go int there.................... sharpen your pencils.

Post# 411402 , Reply# 5   7/11/2019 at 14:06 (359 days old) by kenkart ()        
The discontinuation

Of the newsletter is one of the reasons I left the VCCC .Im glad its back.,As Clay Floyd stated That is the only product the club has, without it, why pay dues.A printed hardcopy newsletter is a must in any club.

Post# 411403 , Reply# 6   7/11/2019 at 14:34 (359 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That is very true, Hans

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Well, the HARD COPY newsletter is BACK with a PUNCH!!
In 2 years, the VCCC convention will be held in Scranton, PA, about an 8 hour drive from North Carolina. Might I offer you an invitation to at least reconsider rejoining? I know there has been a lot of 'bad blood' in the PAST. where it belongs. I had nothing to do with it. Yet, I, myself, have been ridiculed, made fun of, threatened, even by others who don't know me, and NEVER really will.I'm not about to go down any unpleasant road.
But, I've chosen the 'high road' and have risen above the stench. If you'd care to belong to The VCCC once more, that would be great. If not, I totally understand. You and I have never had a cross word. I can't see that changing .
The decision is entirely yours. But, consider it, at least.

Post# 411409 , Reply# 7   7/11/2019 at 16:05 (359 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Ponder,TX)        

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i thought the 2021 convention was going to be in santa fe, nm did that change?

Post# 411411 , Reply# 8   7/11/2019 at 16:18 (359 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

I think most of the club wanted a printed copy of the newsletter. We revisited the issue after we had voted to go paperless at the Minneapolis convention in 2011. I am extremely happy that Sam and John are taking over the newsletter. I hope that there are no hard feelings. Personally, I've never done anything harmful to people inside or outside of the club. Especially online. I really wish a certain person or groups of people would really think things through before jumping to conclusions. After all it's just a vacuum club. I have much important things to attend to such as ill grandparents and my job. You can believe me or not. It's your choice! I just wanted to get that off my chest.

Anyway back to the newsletter. We are still acquiring photos and stories to go into the newsletter. I really appreciate John and Sam for doing the brunt of the work. Thanks again!

Post# 411419 , Reply# 9   7/11/2019 at 17:55 (359 days old) by Louvac (A)        
Newsletter suggestions

Hi John,

Long time no speak (pardon the pun!)

One thing that makes the newsletter most resourceful is to have pictures labeled and with the names of the people in them, and pictures of machines with the model numbers listed with production years listed (perhaps in parenthesis).

Anytime something is pictured it should disclose the sources otherwise they are just pictures. If an article is submitted, then it should include the writer's name and along with the city/state in which they live. Sometimes an article needs to be prefaced as do pictures. Events that are described should include dates. Some past newsletters would show an ad, but no explanation as to what year it was published and what model number and brand it is.

In other words, the newsletters with good source information will serve as a sound reference later on when information is needed.

Post# 412185 , Reply# 10   7/29/2019 at 14:06 (341 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Point taken.

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This is why we welcome all ideas, suggestions, etc.
I'm meeting with Sam again tomorrow night. We'll organize pages, setups, displays, articles, etc.
NOW IS THE TIME to add ANYTHING you'd like in there.
Pretty soon, it will be too late.
There are some great things going in it. A touching tribute to Ann R. Taber, for instance. (She was the club's original secretary, and son of co-founder, Alex.
SOON, we will be getting ready for the Holiday issue... lots of Christmas stuff.
AGAIN, IF you want things in it............................. here's your chance.
I know there will be attention paid to ALL makes of machines. And, I'm all HOOVER. But, it will not be a "Hoover" issue...... but................
Also, we're working on the "roster". IF you do not wish your name to be on it..............................."Coming: Christmas, 2019"

Post# 412241 , Reply# 11   7/31/2019 at 08:11 (339 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, progress is being made!!!!!

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We spent hours last night going over layout, articles, pouring over photos,etc.

I think you're gonna like this newsletter. (Well, some probably won't like it). Also, I know nonmembers will see it. and some will have comments. My ears are already burning.
But................... the rest...................... enjoy!
Already thinking about the Christmas issue. YES, there WILL be a Christmas holiday issue, too.
Stay tuned........

Post# 412246 , Reply# 12   7/31/2019 at 10:32 (339 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We have some wonderful ideas for Christmas.

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IF you have any stories, photos, ideas, poems, memories about vacuums at Christmastime, NOW IS YOU CHANCE TO MAKE THEM PART OF THE NEWSLETTER.
You'll be amazed at how fast it's gonna fly by.

Post# 412261 , Reply# 13   8/1/2019 at 07:46 (338 days old) by jscarlato (Clairton, PA)        
How to Join Again

I was a dues-paying member of the VCCC a few years ago. How do I go about rejoining?

Post# 412262 , Reply# 14   8/1/2019 at 08:34 (338 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

There's a PayPal link on our website. All the information is there. Looking forward to seeing you again Joe! I remember talking with you at the Kirby convention in 2014.



Post# 412264 , Reply# 15   8/1/2019 at 11:43 (338 days old) by eurekaexpress (Hazleton, PA)        
Thanks Kenny,

I'm hopping to come to next years convention to see you and everyone else.

Post# 412265 , Reply# 16   8/1/2019 at 11:43 (338 days old) by eurekaexpress (Hazleton, PA)        

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Post# 412329 , Reply# 17   8/3/2019 at 10:57 (336 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I was in contact with Alex Taber

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He asked me to relay this to The VCCC and other friends of his.
He is THRILLED that we are dedicating the upcoming newsletter to his late mother, Anne R. Taber.
He also was pleased to say that he recently went to his doctor.
He has been declared "CANCER free".
Great news.

Post# 412330 , Reply# 18   8/3/2019 at 11:01 (336 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The next time Sam and I meet,

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we'll perfect the text for the newsletter.
I'm known as the "grammar Nazi" at the college. Simple things: like spelling plurals correctly. Like, when people accidentally say "Hoover's" instead of Hoovers. HOOVERs is plural, where Hoover's is singular possessive. Asking, "Hoover's WHAT"?
Of course, we all can, and do, make errors. But, for a printed newsletter, it must be correct.
I teach English.
"Thank you, Sister Pauline". (She was the BEST grammarian on the planet).

Post# 412447 , Reply# 19   8/6/2019 at 10:38 (333 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There's also going to a little

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"whimsical" treat, entitled, "Where in the world is Tania Voight?"
Always such a good sport, she allowed us to take pics of her in various "settings'. You'll see her 'adventures'.................traveling around the globe (kinda like Flat Stanley). Does anyone know about "Flat Stanley"?
It'll be fun, no doubt.
Stay tuned.................

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Post# 412498 , Reply# 20   8/7/2019 at 14:15 (332 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Meeting with Sam again next week,

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after I return from North Canton.
He has spent HOURS doing the front 'cover page'.
I hope/trust our members will enjoy it. I have no doubts that lots of others will see it as well. some may not like it. Some may 'rip it to pieces', figuratively speaking. They might hate it, mainly, because they might actually be impressed. It's the only way to 'react'. That's fine, too.

But, the "hard copy" is back. And, the Christmas "Holiday" one will follow.

Post# 413061 , Reply# 21   8/24/2019 at 13:31 (315 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm going to Sam's in a bit.

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We'll really plow through the newsletter today. A BRAND NEW LOGO is going to be seen for the first time, too.
It won't be long before it goes to print.
"Last Call, y'all".
Then, onto CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Post# 413065 , Reply# 22   8/24/2019 at 20:16 (315 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

John, I too used to enjoy the printed copy of the newsletter, also living here on the East coast it would be great to have a convention here. I am sending in my dues to rejoin the club. Hopefully I will be able to make one of your mini meets this year.

Post# 413090 , Reply# 23   8/25/2019 at 23:29 (314 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That is fantastic news!!

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The convention WILL be here in Scranton in 2 years! But, You are MOST welcome here in Pittston. To give you a reference, I'm 2.5 hours away from New York City.
"Welcome BACK"!

Post# 413091 , Reply# 24   8/25/2019 at 23:36 (314 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I was at Sam's last night until after midnight.

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There are about 2 pages left to do. It's amazing!! I'd give Sam an idea, and he'd come up with great, colorful,creative results.
we were able to list names in some places, (yes Louis, we listened). We were unable to do it everywhere.
I'm sure some will criticize it, but..... hey.
It is looking fantastic! Sam looked up important facts about Kansas City. They are well-known for (jazz, fountains, and barbecue). You'll see it, as well as a very touching tribute to Anne R. Taber. Sam made my suggestion surpass my expectations. Well-done, Sam!!
More to come.

Post# 413156 , Reply# 25   8/27/2019 at 22:16 (312 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Just about ready for the printer

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In preparing this, of course, we looked at many past issues. All kinds of things were found. Some great stories, photos, articles, etc. are there. Also found, in issues (before my time), were minutes of meetings. Some were pleasant, fun. Others revealed info on members who are no longer members.... along with the reasons why. I won't list the issue(s) or page numbers. But, they are there. When one digs, one finds.
But, that's history.
So, enjoy the new newsletter, along w/ new ideas, and a slightly new , different logo. It will look especially great on the Christmas edition.

Post# 413158 , Reply# 26   8/27/2019 at 22:39 (312 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
There is a vast array

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of newsletters. I certainly am not one to criticize, or bash any of them.Wouldn't that be considered a bit small?
I have numerous ones in my cabinet, as do so many of us. Interesting reading.

Post# 413683 , Reply# 27   9/11/2019 at 14:04 (297 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, we're crossing the t(s) and dotting the i(s) tonig

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Then, to the printer! YAY!
"Coming soon, to a mailbox near you......"

Post# 413684 , Reply# 28   9/11/2019 at 14:05 (297 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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It seems it didn't all fit in the space.

Post# 413762 , Reply# 29   9/13/2019 at 18:48 (295 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Picked them up

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after school today. Beautiful!

Wait, now..............................

Post# 413764 , Reply# 30   9/13/2019 at 20:23 (295 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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If I become a member via PayPal does this include a newsletter?
Im about to sign up and by the time this is read I should be a member.
Glad to hear Alex Taber is cancer free. Condolences on his mother's passing.

Post# 413765 , Reply# 31   9/13/2019 at 20:33 (295 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Please be sure I get your name, address, etc, as I have the box of newsletters here in my home.


Post# 414458 , Reply# 32   9/30/2019 at 15:43 (278 days old) by ge1969 (Jefferson, GA)        

Hi John!! Just wondering why I haven't got my copy of the newsletter yet. Toby G.

Post# 414460 , Reply# 33   9/30/2019 at 16:01 (278 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'll check my mailing list. A few got them just the othe

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day. If you want to leave your address in a message in here. I used the address labels I was given.
I'll make sure you get one.

Post# 414467 , Reply# 34   9/30/2019 at 19:19 (278 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        

Blaze Magyar
1405 S. Jackson St
Salem, Missouri 65560

Post# 414497 , Reply# 35   10/1/2019 at 10:51 (277 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I've just added you to the list

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I have a few more "new" people to send them to.
I may have to have a few more printed.
Things are looking good.
Toby, I'm checking addresses. Kenny gave me the 'good one'...newer one.

Post# 414528 , Reply# 36   10/2/2019 at 08:56 (276 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Your new copy has been sent. We didn't have your current, new address. Perhaps the first one I sent will come back to me. $1.30 postage..... is quite large and heavy....superior quality paper this time. Imagine sending past copies to others? Well, it could be done.
Thanks for your patience, Toby.

Post# 414547 , Reply# 37   10/2/2019 at 21:08 (276 days old) by tasser (Baltimore Md)        

I didn't receive the newsletter in the mail either. Is it possible to get one?


Post# 414552 , Reply# 38   10/2/2019 at 21:47 (276 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Are you a current member of The VCCC? I'll check w/ Kenny, the treasurer for your info.

Post# 414558 , Reply# 39   10/3/2019 at 14:34 (275 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Hi John,


I have not received the newsletter as of yet. 






Post# 414560 , Reply# 40   10/3/2019 at 16:03 (275 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'll check it out.

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I'll see if your info is on file w/ Kenny, the treasurer.

Post# 414561 , Reply# 41   10/3/2019 at 16:11 (275 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Would it be possible for a non-member to purchase a copy of the newsletter? I really don't need to join the club but would like to see the latest newsletter and the upcoming Christmaissue.




Post# 414562 , Reply# 42   10/3/2019 at 16:15 (275 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
I'm not

finding any sort of payment with those names and email addresses for 2019. If you have already paid your dues to the VCCC then I apologize if not, we would love to have you! For first time members it's only $15.00. The details can be found on our club webpage.



Post# 414614 , Reply# 43   10/5/2019 at 10:16 (273 days old) by tasser (Baltimore Md)        

I thought I was up to date with dues. If not let me know and I will send it in.

Paul (tasser)

Post# 414618 , Reply# 44   10/5/2019 at 11:52 (273 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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great. Kenny is the treasurer and he has all the membership/financial records.
Thanks, John

Post# 414664 , Reply# 45   10/6/2019 at 12:11 (272 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Hi John,


I have been a member for quite a while. My dues are up to date, but I haven't received the newsletter.





Bud Mattingly (Ralph)

2573 Vinny Drive

Middletown, Oh  45044


Post# 414667 , Reply# 46   10/6/2019 at 12:39 (272 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I thought I'd drop a quick idea by you. If you 3 hole punch pages. If you use metal clip things, the clips are used to flip through flash cards. Maybe
If you just punched a hole in top left corner.
I'd suggest binding but that's is too cost intensive.
Sorry no parentheses in my post.
Stay long John and I'll stay more Les

Post# 414668 , Reply# 47   10/6/2019 at 13:49 (272 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

I sent you an email.

Kenneth Loveland
VCCC Treasurer

Post# 414669 , Reply# 48   10/6/2019 at 14:12 (272 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
Those who haven't received a newsletter

I think part of the confusion is that Vacuumland and the VCCC are separate. If a check has been sent please make sure it is going to the correct address. All of the VCCC club information is on our website.


I've sent you both emails.

Kenneth Loveland
VCCC Treasurer

Post# 414674 , Reply# 49   10/6/2019 at 18:03 (272 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Mine arrived while I was away for a weekend...very nice newsletter. I wonder where in the world Miss Tania will be next?

Post# 414703 , Reply# 50   10/7/2019 at 09:20 (271 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Since the two are completely SEPARATE, why in the world does the VCCC make their announcements to the entire world on Vacuumland? Why would they not use their OWN website. Begging the whole world for people to send them information for their newsletters, but only their 'members' get one? If you're not going to invite everyone to a party, don't make the party public knowledge just to say only certain people get to come. Or announce mini meets that are only for invited guests but are put up on this forum as if to dangle a carrot in front of the entire Vacuumland audience that no one is going to get? Don't they consider the feelings of VL members across the globe? So snobby.

Post# 414708 , Reply# 51   10/7/2019 at 11:04 (271 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I think this is perfectly fine if the VCCC wants to announce their club information on Vacuumland. I'm sure the majority of readers of Vacuumland will ignore most of the VCCC announcement threads if they are not a member of the VCCC. Others may decide to join the VCCC as well if they wish to receive a newsletter or other benefit of their club.

Post# 414711 , Reply# 52   10/7/2019 at 14:06 (271 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Many thanks, Robert

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Our membership has grown by 6 new members just recently. Of course, one loyal member recently passed away. As we were, at one time, all one large entity, we are now friends, but separate. I/we appreciate being able to come in here to talk, share, etc.
It amazes me that some would have nothing better to do than 'covertly' insult a group from which they are banned, for more than one reason. I'd refer to one newsletter, page 3. Who'd like a copy?
Simply: if one is no longer a member, why would/should they care about what we do? Yet, instead, we're criticized, made fun of, ridiculed, pick a verb. What drives people to constantly try to hurt a group of which they were a member, BUT, are no longer, due to their behavior? All of the issues happened just before I arrived. I wasn't there, BUT, it's all been made so clear.
I wish no one harm, bad luck, etc. Sadly, the same can't be said the other way around.
So, The VCCC is thriving, and will continue. We're glad to also be a part of Vacuumland. We will continue to do so. Again, Robert, thank you, for everything.

Post# 414738 , Reply# 53   10/8/2019 at 09:19 (270 days old) by Vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Thank you Robert and John...well said!

Post# 414844 , Reply# 54   10/11/2019 at 16:31 (267 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Rick

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I just mailed TWO more newsletters to new members.
Things are definitely looking up.

Post# 414989 , Reply# 55   10/16/2019 at 14:14 (262 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Sam, you did a great job!

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I heard very nice things about it and am pleased. Sam is very creative. (Well, perhaps I helped a LITTLE).
The next one will be fantastic, no doubt.

Post# 415163 , Reply# 56   10/22/2019 at 10:34 (256 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Did you receive your copy yet? I believe they've all been sent now, except one that is going to Puerto /Rico. IF you didn't get it yet, please tell me. I have one copy left, and am making more, to have 'on hand'. It became crazy adding all these new members to the list. But, I was glad to do it.

Post# 415296 , Reply# 57   10/24/2019 at 15:38 (254 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
I was thinking about

sending in some recipes that belong to my mother and grandmother. I also thought it would be nice to do a vacuum review. I remember from one of the previous newsletters a member at the time did a thorough review on a newer Dyson canister. It might also be fun to do a review on a vintage vacuum such as the Hoover 150. I know we have more than enough content for the holiday newsletter. These are just some thoughts.

Post# 415319 , Reply# 58   10/25/2019 at 12:27 (253 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I have to go to the printer to make additional copies, as, my supply is depleted.
We've had an influx of new members recently.
How many members are there now?

Post# 415320 , Reply# 59   10/25/2019 at 12:28 (253 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Another new member just

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joined last night.
Great news, indeed.

Post# 415322 , Reply# 60   10/25/2019 at 13:26 (253 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

We have seven new members. I'm expecting an email from a prospective member. Sounds like he'll join so that would make eight new members in a short amount of time. As of now we have close to sixty members. Iím keeping track of our members in an Access database. I wouldnít say we are a tiny group by any means. Maybe not the largest but certainly not the smallest. In my opinion this new influx of members is largely due to the newsletter.

Sam has put a great deal of work into designing the newsletter. And John you have spent a great deal of your own personal time printing and mailing the newsletter out. Every time, the club gains a new member I let John know and he mails out the newsletter. Making separate trips for each mailing. Iím getting ready to start working on the roster. I will be emailing our members to make sure that their information is up to date. It takes everyone to have a successful club, the president, the board and the members. So, keep up the good work!

Post# 415406 , Reply# 61   10/29/2019 at 17:58 (249 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Hi John,


I forgot there were two Vacuum websites. I am only a member of this one. Kenny sent me a link if 

I want to join the other club. Sorry to confuse everyone.........




Bud Mattingly


Post# 415780 , Reply# 62   11/11/2019 at 14:55 (236 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
you might want to consider

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joining The VCCC, now celebrating 35 years of vacuum collecting.
You'd be most welcome!

Post# 415784 , Reply# 63   11/11/2019 at 16:13 (236 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Make that 36 years John.

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The Vacuum Cleaner Collector's Club officially began January 2, 1983, and the first meeting was held the weekend of May 4, 5, and 6, 1985. With I think 5 members, founder, co founder, club secretary, and assistant editor.

Post# 415785 , Reply# 64   11/11/2019 at 16:14 (236 days old) by Caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Make that 36 years John.

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The Vacuum Cleaner Collector's Club officially began January 2, 1983, and the first meeting was held the weekend of May 4, 5, and 6, 1985. With I think 5 members, founder, co founder, club secretary, and assistant editor.

Post# 415799 , Reply# 65   11/11/2019 at 20:22 (236 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
Good news!

I finished the roster last night. I added one old member and one new. We now have exactly 60 members! Fills out the roster nicely front and back using 30 to a page. We are on a roll!

Post# 415813 , Reply# 66   11/11/2019 at 22:59 (236 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Excellent news, Kenny

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Very good to hear.

Post# 415814 , Reply# 67   11/11/2019 at 23:03 (236 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, the best part..................................

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no gimmicks, lies, empty promises,etc.

Post# 415817 , Reply# 68   11/11/2019 at 23:12 (236 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Possible trouble

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If you end up with 61 members and it could ruin everything.
I'm just joking but I'm OCD about picture frames being crooked and lots of other things.

Post# 415824 , Reply# 69   11/12/2019 at 00:05 (236 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I am too

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People at work "notice" odd things I do at lunch.

Post# 415844 , Reply# 70   11/12/2019 at 14:02 (235 days old) by electro (Indiana)        

Just a thank you to you and Kenny for all you do for the hobby. I am sure the newsletter must be a huge job but will be appreciated by all the readers.

Post# 415848 , Reply# 71   11/12/2019 at 14:12 (235 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That comment is much appreciated.

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Sam Addison has a huge part in this, too. He has the degree in Graphic Arts. We talk, I suggest, he suggests, he brings it to the page, we check, revise, etc. Kenny also adds his thoughts and ideas as well.
It IS a lot of work. But, it is SO worth it.


Post# 415855 , Reply# 72   11/12/2019 at 17:49 (235 days old) by electro (Indiana)        

I was typing too fast ! I did want to thank Sam Addison too.
Collectors always appreciate all the pictures of machines and stories that are shared.
I enjoyed the Hoover appliances that you posted. I never realized they had such a variety. The only thing I was aware they made besides the Hoover cleaner was their famous Hoover Steam Iron with the pancake dial and stainless steel sole plate.
I still have my mother's Hoover iron. In it's day it was considered a Luxury
item and was prized for many years of service. Like the Hoover cleaner, it was priced higher than the comparable brands of the time.


Post# 415882 , Reply# 73   11/13/2019 at 14:40 (234 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That iron

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with that (pancake dial) is truly 'iconic'.
They lasted forever.

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