Advice

XJBANKER

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I think the best advice I can give you after being in the BOD the last three years is to start getting donations and vendor support NOW! Come February and end of march their pocket books seem to dry up and they go into survive the year mode. I also noticed that every other club starts asking about this time a year and once they hit the limit they are done. Talk up their products and give reasons why they would be a good sponsor and how you are going to support their product. Also once they commit you have to stay in contact with them almost every week until the product arrives otherwise it usually does not show up.

Just thought I would share what I learned.

P.S. Always do the opposite of what the puppet master suggests. Just kiddin Ryan. (I think)..
 

jmaxj

New member
I think the best advice I can give you after being in the BOD the last three years is to start getting donations and vendor support NOW! Come February and end of march their pocket books seem to dry up and they go into survive the year mode. I also noticed that every other club starts asking about this time a year and once they hit the limit they are done. Talk up their products and give reasons why they would be a good sponsor and how you are going to support their product. Also once they commit you have to stay in contact with them almost every week until the product arrives otherwise it usually does not show up.

Just thought I would share what I learned.

P.S. Always do the opposite of what the puppet master suggests. Just kiddin Ryan. (I think)..
thanks, i already started with some vendors back in dec. they are "new" vendors for us too, as for the usual vendors, non have been contacted as of yet, but will be very soon
 

DrMoab

New member
I'll throw my .02 in as far as vendors too.

If they are local, don't make them any promises about becoming a national vendor.

The national sponsorship program is in shambles as I'm sure you will find out when you scan through the BOD forum. Hell you don't even need to do that. There have been several threads in the Member's forum as well.

There have been a few local bridges burned because of this. To this day Tom Woods won't even talk to me and I think it's because he equates me to the national side of the sponsorship program and that just sucks.

It might be good to get in contact with him. Maybe a fresh face will be a better thing. Just keep it local.

As far as anything else goes. Don't be afraid to ask me, Steve, Dave, Jeff Turner or anyone else who has been here and tried to do that.
 

jmaxj

New member
I'll throw my .02 in as far as vendors too.

If they are local, don't make them any promises about becoming a national vendor.

The national sponsorship program is in shambles as I'm sure you will find out when you scan through the BOD forum. Hell you don't even need to do that. There have been several threads in the Member's forum as well.

There have been a few local bridges burned because of this. To this day Tom Woods won't even talk to me and I think it's because he equates me to the national side of the sponsorship program and that just sucks.

It might be good to get in contact with him. Maybe a fresh face will be a better thing. Just keep it local.

As far as anything else goes. Don't be afraid to ask me, Steve, Dave, Jeff Turner or anyone else who has been here and tried to do that.
i'm actually pretty good friends with tom so maybe that might help the situation

what local vendors support us still? out of curiosity
 

XJBANKER

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Tom worked really well with me but I scratched his back in putting together a national membership list and he returned the favor. He just needs to be shown that he is involved. Derek I have a list of people who have helped is in the past with names and contact information and what they have donated in past events that I can put together for you. Seems the best sponsors are getting farther and farther away. Trasharoo. Adventure trailers. Overland Journal. American snorkel. I will put that on my to do list.
 

jmaxj

New member
Tom worked really well with me but I scratched his back in putting together a national membership list and he returned the favor. He just needs to be shown that he is involved. Derek I have a list of people who have helped is in the past with names and contact information and what they have donated in past events that I can put together for you. Seems the best sponsors are getting farther and farther away. Trasharoo. Adventure trailers. Overland Journal. American snorkel. I will put that on my to do list.
ok thanks, your to do list seems to keep growing, might need a rascal so you can move better :D


Don't forget Kurt Williams. He has been an awesome supporter of us this last year.
oh no i can't forget kurt, he owes me for helping paint his new shop lol

(don't worry that won't be my reasoning)
 
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XJBANKER

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Very awesome supporter. From the cruiser world but one of the nice guys. Derek I don't know if you know him his business is Cruiser Outfitters and he runs Expedition Utah. And Medicare denied my phone call for the rascal. Maybe we can have a Naxja party to build me a ramp up my front steps so I can stop doing stairs.
 

XJBANKER

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Geostash 2009 Donation
Aj’s Offroad​(AJ)​1-563-924-2286​Aj@ajsoffroad.com X X X XSuper Rails​
DPG Offroad​(Dirk)​1-316-776-9900​info@dpgoffroad.com​ X Gift Certificates
JKS Manufacturing​(Jim)​1-308-762-6949 X Xjim@jskmfg.com​ XAcos Spacers
Ruff Stuff ​(Dan)​1-916-600-1945 X X dan@ruffstuffspecialties.com X Dana 44 Cover
Tomken X (Vicki)​1-719-395-2526​sales@tomken.com​$300 Gift Certificates
TNT (Rod)​1-307-775-9565​info@tntcustoms.com​ X Frame stiffeners and $100​
Brown Dog X(Tim) 1-866-401-3877​ Xtim@browndogoffroad.com​Motor Mounts
Spatial Minds (Craig) 1-256-442-0607 Xcraig.miller@spatialminds.com XGPS Software
​Overland Navigator Banner needs to be returned after the event
National Drive Train (Paul) 1-866-427-0080 pcarey@nationaldrivetrain.com Gift Card
Rusty’s Offroad X(Rusty) 1-256-442-0607 Rusty@rustysoffroad.com $200 Gift Cards
JCR Offroad​(Darrel) 1-269-353-1184 ​
Overland Journal (Jeremy) 1-928-777-8567 Jeremy@overlandjournal.com​Subscription
Adventure trailers (Martyn) 1-877-661-8097 Martyn@adventuretrailers.com Gas Holder and gas can
Fast Track (Rick) Rickg@youngchev.com X2 Oil Changes
Rocky Road Outfitters (Jared) xjblue 1-888-801-7271 Quick Mud Flap Disconnects
Tom Woods (Tom) 1-877-497-4238 UTG8@4xshaft.com X$200 Gift Cards, jackets/hats
Tera Flex (Vinny) vinny@teraflx.com XQuick Disconnects, hats
JIMMYDAUX X(Jeremy)​Door Pockets PM on Naxja
Checker Auto Draper X Shop Compressor
Gregg Chan – Spacers and Pitman Arm
Trasharoo – (adventureduo) trasharoo.com Xtrasharoo
Airflow America – (J.P. Ledermann) jp@airflowamerica.com XSnorkel



These are all the people that I contacted when National dropped the ball and didn't do anything two years ago. Some of these are probably on Nationals do not contact list so you will have to sort through them to see who you can call.
 

jmaxj

New member
Very awesome supporter. From the cruiser world but one of the nice guys. Derek I don't know if you know him his business is Cruiser Outfitters and he runs Expedition Utah. And Medicare denied my phone call for the rascal. Maybe we can have a Naxja party to build me a ramp up my front steps so I can stop doing stairs.
yea i've known kurt since 94 or 95 great guy, and since your rascal got denied i'm gonna get you a radioflyer wagon and i'll borrow a mastif to pull ya will that help?


Geostash 2009 Donation
Aj’s Offroad​(AJ)​1-563-924-2286​Aj@ajsoffroad.com X X X XSuper Rails​
DPG Offroad​(Dirk)​1-316-776-9900​info@dpgoffroad.com​ X Gift Certificates
JKS Manufacturing​(Jim)​1-308-762-6949 X Xjim@jskmfg.com​ XAcos Spacers
Ruff Stuff ​(Dan)​1-916-600-1945 X X dan@ruffstuffspecialties.com X Dana 44 Cover
Tomken X (Vicki)​1-719-395-2526​sales@tomken.com​$300 Gift Certificates
TNT (Rod)​1-307-775-9565​info@tntcustoms.com​ X Frame stiffeners and $100​
Brown Dog X(Tim) 1-866-401-3877​ Xtim@browndogoffroad.com​Motor Mounts
Spatial Minds (Craig) 1-256-442-0607 Xcraig.miller@spatialminds.com XGPS Software
​Overland Navigator Banner needs to be returned after the event
National Drive Train (Paul) 1-866-427-0080 pcarey@nationaldrivetrain.com Gift Card
Rusty’s Offroad X(Rusty) 1-256-442-0607 Rusty@rustysoffroad.com $200 Gift Cards
JCR Offroad​(Darrel) 1-269-353-1184 ​
Overland Journal (Jeremy) 1-928-777-8567 Jeremy@overlandjournal.com​Subscription
Adventure trailers (Martyn) 1-877-661-8097 Martyn@adventuretrailers.com Gas Holder and gas can
Fast Track (Rick) Rickg@youngchev.com X2 Oil Changes
Rocky Road Outfitters (Jared) xjblue 1-888-801-7271 Quick Mud Flap Disconnects
Tom Woods (Tom) 1-877-497-4238 UTG8@4xshaft.com X$200 Gift Cards, jackets/hats
Tera Flex (Vinny) vinny@teraflx.com XQuick Disconnects, hats
JIMMYDAUX X(Jeremy)​Door Pockets PM on Naxja
Checker Auto Draper X Shop Compressor
Gregg Chan – Spacers and Pitman Arm
Trasharoo – (adventureduo) trasharoo.com Xtrasharoo
Airflow America – (J.P. Ledermann) jp@airflowamerica.com XSnorkel



These are all the people that I contacted when National dropped the ball and didn't do anything two years ago. Some of these are probably on Nationals do not contact list so you will have to sort through them to see who you can call.
thanks, i've been searching but must have missed it, where is nationals list?
 

DrMoab

New member
thanks, i've been searching but must have missed it, where is nationals list?
That's a list of everyone. If there is a national vendor in there (JCR for example) than it came from the national sponsorship program.
 

DrMoab

New member
If they are a national vendor...don't call them. You should have access to the vendors forum now that you are a big shot. If not tell them you want access. You can see who is on the list there.
 

jmaxj

New member
If they are a national vendor...don't call them. You should have access to the vendors forum now that you are a big shot. If not tell them you want access. You can see who is on the list there.
ok i got ya now, i found nationals list, steve just mentioned a do not contact list and thats what i couldn't find, so i'm good now :)
 
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