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Discussion Forums => Get Togethers and Garage Days => Topic started by: kraut-sled on April 16, 2004, 09:22:16 AM

Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 16, 2004, 09:22:16 AM
I just saw this on ClubB5 and thought it would be a fun thing to do.

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=750128#750128

So should RMCB5 join the cause?  I think it would be a great time!
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 16, 2004, 10:37:55 AM
I would be up for dontating to that!
Randy, do you want to officially represent us on this?
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 16, 2004, 10:43:10 AM
I would be happy to.  Does anyone else want to go?

I have a couple friends that live in the area, and I can do some "work" while I am out there.  That might help convince my company to give me the time off and/or help pay for some of the gas.

I am about 95% sure I will do this, so if anyone wnat s to join me let me know.  I can also see about helping with a place to crash for a night or two.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 16, 2004, 10:45:48 AM
I know I won't be able to go, but I will definitely contribute to the charity for you!
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: 03Indigo on April 17, 2004, 02:39:04 AM
Is the charity just for the sports complex?  I am getting confused by new dimensions site, but then again, it is almost 345am...

I think I will have to pass, as I pretty much give all my support to the Children's Hospital Foundation.

Good luck with your efforts however 8-)

cheers
jon
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 19, 2004, 07:52:50 AM
So I think Boris Might be up for this too!  I better get my car chipped before I head out with him 8O

I am thinking to contact so local shops and dealers to see if they would be interested in helping Julian get to $6000.00, so any suggestions?  I have no problem plastering my car with names for the drive.  (As long As I can get then back off eventually)

TIA
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 19, 2004, 08:06:45 AM
Check with Joel at RS motorsports.  

Post this over at http://www.dubsquad.net/ and they should be able to get you to Joel.  Hell, he may even be going.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 19, 2004, 09:11:29 AM
Thank Dub - I just joined and posted about the drive over there.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 19, 2004, 02:58:11 PM
I am going to try to put together a proposal to send possible sponsors for this, to donate money for the charity or help cover the cost of the trip.  I have some up with the following local places to approach:

Autosport Werks
Avalon Motorsports
McDonald Automotive Group
Osborn VW
Coors (product hopefully) – That is for you Jay

If you can think of any place else, please let me know.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Chas on April 19, 2004, 09:27:27 PM
Well If Julian is planning on coming through Denver, we need to have him stop so that the members here that want to join his parade can and so that those not going can show their love! I say GTG if we can make it happen for him. Maybe we can get his car washed and cleaned and feed him lunch up before he heads back out for Cali.

I don't know, just throwing out ideas.

And no Jon, the money won't be going for a sports complex. The money raise at the ND Charity car show goes for "Second Harvest Food Bank."

Children's Hospital is a very worthy place to donate to (personally I like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as my 7 year old nephew has CF and he could already have lived half of his life!), but there are other folks that could use the money too.

Anyhow, we can help this guy out with something as he passes through town. It's a good bet that he will come this way.  :-D
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: julianfang on April 19, 2004, 10:28:26 PM
Hello RMCB5, I just wanted to come over and thank you for all of your support. I still need to figure out my route, but Denver, CO will definitely be a destination. From there, I'm going to head to Los Angeles for a day or two, to say hi to my mom and pick up some new wheels :)

Anyhow, as I plan my route, I'll definitely be checking in to give you guys updates, etc. so that your group can plan accordingly.

This year, the drive will benefit The Second Harvest (http://www.2ndharvest.net), a local food bank serving the San Mateo and Santa Clara County areas, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities (http://www.rmhc.org).

My hope is that next year, with more time to plan, we can come up with something more interesting, and reach out to different charities.

That's right, there's going to be a next year  :cool:

Anyhow, you can go to DubsUnited (http://dubsunited.elitedubs.com) to track updates, make donations, etc.

Again, thanks for all the support and I hope to meet many of you in a few weeks!  :)

- Julian
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Boris on April 20, 2004, 01:14:23 AM
I am 99% sure I am going. Will be a nice trip.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: SweetVW on April 20, 2004, 05:23:48 AM
I'm not usre of the drive availablilty, but I'm in for donating.  Very cool idea.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Scuba2001 on April 20, 2004, 06:02:54 AM
Welcome Julian, its really a great thing that everyone is doing to get you on your way.  If there was more time to plan for this, I would love to come.  Guess I'll have to make it next year.

Ill donate in the coming weeks before you head out and if needed, make several donations to make sure that you meet your goal.

Just one question though, if you do not meet the $6,000 goal, are you just donating what is available to the particular charities?

See ya around next year,
Steve
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 20, 2004, 12:32:34 PM
So here is the letter I am putting together to send to various local Volkswagen / Audi shops and dealers to see if they are able to help.  I have not sent it yet, as I am still gathering contact information, but I wanted to run it by all of you for suggestions.....

My name is Randy Weber and I am approaching your company about participating in a charity drive to benefit “The Second Harvest Food Bank” and “Ronald McDonald House Charities”.  This is literally a Drive to raise money for these two organizations.  The Route begins in Massachusetts and ends in California.  Members of the Volkswagen enthusiast group CLUBB5.COM, and their local chapters, are participating in the drive and our goal is to raise $6000.00 to donate to these two organizations.

The drive will be passing through Denver and I will be joining the group, representing the local Volkswagen / Audi group RMCB5.COM, for the remainder of the trip out to California.  Once in California we all will be attending the 12th Annual Charity Auto Show in Santa Clara on May 22nd & 23rd.

I am seeking donations for the drive as well as corporate sponsorships from local Volkswagen / Audi business.  None of the money I collect will go to paying for gas or other expenses of the trip; it will all be donated to charity.

If you wish to sponsor my car, and have your company name and logo displayed on the vehicle for the duration of the drive and at the auto show, I would be very interested in making an arrangement with you.

Additional information about the various organizations involved in this great event can be found below.  Please use the link provided to access the website of each group.

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=77425 – National Volkswagen Passat Enthusiast Web-site

http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=8803 – Denver area VW / Audi Enthusiast Web-site

http://dubsunited.elitedubs.com/ - Charity Drive Web-site

http://www.charityautoshows.com/ - Charity Auto Show Web-site

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or telephone.  I look forward to hearing from you and working together to benefit these charities.

Randy Weber


If any of you have imput or can help put me intouch with anyone that may be able to donate, please let me know. :D

edited - thanks Greg
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Scuba2001 on April 20, 2004, 12:44:26 PM
That letter sounds great.  Straight and to the point.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Colorado_Baja on April 20, 2004, 12:58:03 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"


http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=77425 Denver area VW / Audi Enthusiast Web-site

http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=8803 National Volkswagen Passat Enthusiast Web-site



Letter is great but you flip floped the websites above. :D

~Greg :D
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: SweetVW on April 20, 2004, 01:03:32 PM
Great letter and I caught that typo too Greg, good eyes.  8O
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 20, 2004, 01:07:48 PM
Thanks guys -  :oops:
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Boris on April 20, 2004, 09:23:49 PM
Randy you can include my name. I will also put the ads on my car for the drive if they choose to do so.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on April 21, 2004, 07:27:28 AM
Excellent!  I will start getting the letters off today.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 21, 2004, 08:25:23 AM
Nice! I wish I could go...
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive - UPDATE
Post by: kraut-sled on April 22, 2004, 08:58:52 AM
I have been in contact with Julian about the drive and it is comming thogether nicely.  Here is a link to the details:

http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=4

I have also been in contact with a shop here in Denver that may be in a possition to help with the cause.  I will give more info on that later once I have a chance to iron out the details.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on May 04, 2004, 02:12:33 PM
5/4/2004  - UPDATE

We are a 1/3 of the way to out goal with 15 Days left.  I am chipping my car tomorrow and getting my butt-cheeks ready for the drive.

Thanks to those of you who have contributed, and for the rest of you do not make me come find you!!

Julian will be staying the night in Denver on the 18th and we will be heading out on the 19th.  Chas is going to hook him up with a C-Bar and fill his innards with ribs, so I know his time in Denver will be short, but sweet.

Remember dontaions can be made to my paypal account rweber@frii.com

Thanks Gents!
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 04, 2004, 02:28:47 PM
Don't know why i didn't sticky this before. Anyway, if you got $1, 4 quarters ir 100 pennies in a jar.  Pass it on.  This is all charity and is all tax deductible.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: SweetVW on May 04, 2004, 02:40:47 PM
I may have to wait until the 14th paycheck to donate, but I am good for a donation.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Boris on May 05, 2004, 11:48:56 PM
Well it looks like it will be just me. My ex won't let the kids go. I am in contact with Rusty, and we will be splitting motel room cost. Randy you want in on it?
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Chas on May 08, 2004, 10:39:09 PM
So are we going to have a little GTG at my place on the 18th to see these guys off and have a few beers? Like I told Julian, the ribs are on me that night, anyone else that wants to come over and meet Julian and eat ribs and talk some BS is more than invited! I do plan on slapping a C-Bar on the bottom of Julian's car that evening so some help would be cool!!

Let's have some fun with this and send these guys off in style!
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: SweetVW on May 09, 2004, 01:06:50 PM
Chas, I would like to swing by and offer my donation and say hi.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: shummer on May 10, 2004, 08:26:26 AM
I would love to stop by and hang, but Tuesday nights are unavailable for me.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on May 10, 2004, 08:48:51 AM
I am in.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: velo on May 13, 2004, 02:14:09 PM
Finally got around to sending Randy some money for this.  Hope to stop by Chas' place next week to hang out a bit.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on May 13, 2004, 02:30:04 PM
Thanks Alan :thumbsup:

We are getting close to the departure date - now I just need my car back :sneaky:

So who is going to make it over to Chas's place on Tuesday?
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: madigan on May 13, 2004, 11:03:12 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
So who is going to make it over to Chas's place on Tuesday?


I'm down...
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 14, 2004, 06:40:48 AM
Randy, I still need to get you money for this as well.  Are you going to VWOTG Sunday?

If so, I can get it to you there.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: kraut-sled on May 14, 2004, 07:27:59 AM
VWOTG is a no go for me - I do not have my car back yet, and I do not think i can pick it up untill Saturday :evil:   If by some act of God I do get it back today, I will let you all know.

As for the donations - my paypal account is rweber@frii.com and you can donate there.

TIA
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 14, 2004, 07:30:51 AM
Cool Randy.  I'll hook you up with some donations this weekend sometime.
Title: ClubB5 Charity Drive
Post by: Chas on May 14, 2004, 10:34:51 PM
Hey guys, I posted a thread about the GTG this Tuesday. Please respond there as to who is coming. It'll help me know how many ribs I need to buy!