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Post# 411284   7/8/2019 at 11:31 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 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 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 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 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 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
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 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 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 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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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 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 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 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 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 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 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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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 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 by eurekaexpress (Hazleton, PA)        

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Post# 412329 , Reply# 17   8/3/2019 at 10:57 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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