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Old 01-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Garden State Euros Northern New Jersey Tri-State European Car Club

Welcome to the official -GARDEN STATE EUROS- club discussion thread for our Tri-State European car club!



CLUB HISTORY
Our club was formerly known as Tri-Dubbin’ which originally started as a New Jersey Volkswagen based club but soon evolved into a full European car club with Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Volkswagen and other cars from all over the Northeast. Based on the overwhelming response at our weekly meets and at our Annual DubRun events, we felt the need to update our club name to encompass all European cars and owners. The club name has officially changed from Tri-Dubbin’ to Garden State Euros or “The GSE”. Garden State Euros will serve as the Tri-State's European car club for all owners and enthusiasts who value the culture and conduct of our weekly meets and events. Garden State Euros began in New Jersey where we continue to meet year round on a weekly basis with a large attendance from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania members.



The original Tri-Dubbin’ club name, apparel and swag will continue to serve as the Volkswagen sub-group within Garden State Euros. We don’t want to forget where we came from and how the club originally started.

WEBSITES
Find us on Facebook: -Garden State Euros Facebook Page-
Main GSE Club Thread: -Garden State Euros VWVortex Thread-
For the Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Porsche, VW and other forums, Google search: -Garden State Euros or Tri-Dubbin’-

CLUB PHOTOS
-Enjoy our ongoing club photo album courtesy of M.Spad Photography-

CLUB COMMERCIAL
[video] Facebook group page. We are accepting only European cars on an invite only basis at this time.

NOTE ABOUT CONDUCT
Garden State Euros (GSE) does not tolerate any misuse of vehicles including burnouts, engine revving, loud sound systems, speeding, racing, immature driving or unsafe practices. We are in contact with the police and will call them to report or remove unwanted attendees. Our club also tracks offenders and provide the information to the local police and list them on an -“Official Tri-State Meet, Club, Event BLACKBALL List”- thread. Attendees are not to take these precautions as a threat but rather a realization that Garden State Euros (GSE) will protect their club at any cost for the true European car enthusiasts and community. Their events and meets are simple; arrive, park, turn off the car and hang out with other enthusiasts. With the anticipated turnout, Garden State Euros (GSE) wants everyone to know that this is a family oriented club with parents and children attending and strict conduct rules will be enforced.

OFFICIAL CLUB PHOTO SHOOT & VIDEO PRODUCTION
Please see the “DubRun” and “Official Club Photo & Video Shoot” events below in our Events Calendar.
Feel free to bring your camera equipment to help cover the weekly meets or our events.

CLUB T-SHIRTS & STICKERS
We currently have club t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and stickers for sale to anyone who attends the weekly meet.
Orders and payment can also be taken at our weekly meets; we accept cash, Paypal or credit/debit cards using Square software; ask for Ryan (HYDE16).


CLUB DUES, BENEFITS & CHARITIES
Payment: Paypal $50 as a personal “gift” to GardenStateEuros@gmail.com
Notes: List your t-shirt size, full name and address for your Team EuroTrash’s Drive 2 Fight Cancer t-shirt

Our club reserves the right to refund dues and revoke or refuse GSE official member status for anyone who represents our club in a negative way.

Our weekly club meets and cruises are absolutely free to those who want to hang out and enjoy the European car scene. If you’ve never been out to the weekly club meets before, please attend several meets so our established members can get to know you. Before joining the club, we want to make sure we meet your expectations and also make sure that you will represent the club in a positive way. We’ve worked very hard to get to where we are today and are looking for members who want to contribute and represent our club in a positive way.

Why pay club dues then? The $50 annual club dues are not required but are designed to benefit the club member, the club overall and provide a donation to -Team EuroTrash’s Drive 2 Fight Cancer- charity. $25 will immediately go towards -Team EuroTrash’s Drive 2 Fight Cancer- charity while the remaining $25 will go back to the club for membership benefits and to help cover costs such as the annual DubRun event. You will also receive a Team EuroTrash’s Drive 2 Fight Cancer t-shirt, 6” round car magnet for shows and a sticker pack in the mail. As an added benefit, you will also be entered into a -Team EuroTrash- raffle contest drawing at the end of the year.



OFFICIAL CLUB MEMBER BENEFITS
-Members contributions would go towards the club’s annual DubRun event (insurance & miscellaneous costs)
-Members contributions would go towards Team EuroTrash’s Drive 2 Fight Cancer charity
-Member would receive a Team EuroTrash’s Drive 2 Fight Cancer t-shirt, 6” round car magnet for shows and a sticker pack in the mail
-Members would receive access to club negotiated discounts from sponsors and vendors
-Members would be officially recognized on all club websites, articles, club lists and would automatically be added to other event lists for discounted entry
-Members would receive free VagCom work from other members

ADVERTISING
Advertisement is vital to growing our club. Whether we post in the Tri-State section of the forums, PM individual members, add this thread link to our signatures, pass out our club flyers (see download link below) to people or leave them on cars, it all helps to generate new members. The more members we have, the more contacts we have for our club knowledge base, business leads, ideas, events and possible sponsors. In order to help our club grow, please participate in any of the following ways:

1) Put this thread link in your signature; below is the coding. Just paste the link to this thread within the quotes then remove the dash ( - ) within the and section of the coding.

[-URL="enter link to this thread here"]Garden State Euros – Weekly Northern New Jersey Tri-State Meet![/URL-]

2) Download and print the latest Garden State Euros club advertisement flyers to keep in your car and hand out to other European cars.
-Garden State Euros Advertisement Flyer-

3) Place our Garden State Euros club stickers on your car (available for sale at our weekly meets)

4) Post this thread link in any other event threads in our area

5) PM this thread link to anyone you notice is in a location near our meet

FORUM LOCATONS
For the Audi, BMW, Fiat, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Porsche, VW and other forums, Google search: -Garden State Euros or Tri-Dubbin’-
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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2013 EVENTS CALENDAR
*Please post event recommendations in this thread; they will be added to this original post
**Dates are subject to change, please stay tuned to this thread post for all updates


6TH ANNUAL CITYPIE / GRAY PAPAYAS CRUISE
Date: TBD
Location: NYC
Thread: -6TH ANNUAL CITYPIE / GRAY PAPAYAS CRUISE-

A SPIRITED DRIVE THROUGH THE WOODS – LINDEN VW MOTORSPORT
Date: January 27th
Location: Watchung Reservation, NJ
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Jan-27th/page9

6TH ANNUAL NYC HOT-DOG CRUISE FEB 2, 2013 *CRIF DOGS*
Date: February 2nd
Location: Crif Dogs, NYC
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...13-*Crif-Dogs*
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/147542252063101/

GARDEN STATE EUROS - SPRING SEASON OPENER
Date: March 20th
Location: Northern NJ
Thread: TBD

DUBS ON DEFROST 6
Date: April 6th
Location: Sherwood Island State Park, CT
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-6&p=80216477
Cruise Info: TBD

DUST OFF
Date: April TBD
Location: Campbelltown, PA
Website: http://nedustoff.com/

[EUROFEST] / GSE CRUISE TO [EUROFEST]
Date: April TBD
Location: Kinnelon, NJ to East Rutherford, NJ
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...0#post76438700

GARDEN STATE EUROS MOTORSPORT DIVISION – HPDE TRACK EVENT
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Location: Pocono International Raceway, Poconos, PA
Website: http://acna-nj.org/ai1ec_event/pocon...nstance_id=104
Cost: $195

VOLKSTREFFEN
Date: June 8th
Location: NJ Motorsport Park, Millville, NJ
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Volkstreffen

UCEURO BBQ/GTG
Date: June TBD
Location: Warinanco Park in Roselle,NJ
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...8#post77593478
Cruise: Meet at Kinnelon Bagels by 11:30am, will leave by 12:00pm sharp, event starts at 1:00pm (23S to 287S to 24E to 527N to Roselle)

EUROTHON
Date: June TBD
Location: F.D.R. Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...unday-June-3rd

CW's 8th ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE DRIVE IN
Date: June TBD
Location: Warwick, NY
Website: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...n-June-16-2012

THE AUTOHAAS BBQ
Date: June TBD
Location: AutoHaas, Paterson, NJ
Website: http://www.hs.facebook.com/events/32...4228504315250/

VW CULT CLASSIC 8
Date: June TBD
Location: Coopersburg, PA
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-classic-2012

CONTINENTAL TIRE SERIES – APR RACE CARS
Date: June 28th
Location: Watkins Glenn International, Watkins Glen, NY
Website: http://www.grand-am.com/events.aspx?eid=3482&sid=2

DETAILER’S DOMAIN BBQ & ADAM’S POLISHES EAST COAST DETAIL CLINIC
Date: July TBD
Location: Norwood, NJ
Thread: http://www.detailingbliss.com/forum/...371#post347371
Cruise: Meet at Kinnelon Bagels by 7:30am, will leave by 8:00am sharp, event starts at 9:00am (23S to 287N to 87N to PIP South to Norwood)

GSE CRUISE TO WATERFEST 19
Date: July 20th & 21st
Location: Englishtown Raceway, NJ
Website: http://www.waterfest.net
Thread: -GSE CRUISE TO WATERFEST 18-
Cruise: The official GSE cruise will begin at 6:00am at Kinnelon Bagels (1485 Rt. 23S, Kinnelon, NJ - Mead Town Shopping Center) who will have GSE breakfast specials for all attendees, the cruise will leave by 6:30am sharp, gates open at 7:30am. (23S to 287S to 78E to Parkway South to Englishtown Raceway)

3RD ANNUAL BLITZKRIEG FOR BOOBIES
Date: August TBD
Location: Buckingham, PA
Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisp...eg-for-Boobies

VAG FAIR
Date: August TBD
Location: York, PA
Website: http://www.vagfair.com/

DUBS ON THE DELAWARE
Date: August TBD
Location: Shawnee on Delaware, PA
Website: http://www.dubsonthedelaware.com/

DUBS ON THE BOARDS
Date: September TBD
Location: Wildwood, NJ
Website: http://www.dubsontheboards.com

FALL SHOW-N-GO
Date: September TBD
Location: Englishtown Raceway, NJ
Website: http://www.etownraceway.com

H20 INTERNATIONAL
Date: September TBD
Location: Ocean City, MD
Website: http://www.h20international.com

2ND ANNUAL DUBRUN 2012
Date: October TBD (rain or shine)
Location: Kinnelon, NJ to Barley Creek Brewery, Tannersville, PA
Thread: Google search: -DubRun+Hawk’s Nest-

-DUBRUN CRUISE FLYER-
-VAGER.org INTERVIEW-

-2011 DUBRUN PHOTOS-

CW 7th ANNUAL CHARITY CRUISE
Date: October TBD
Location: TBD
Thread: TBD
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Garden State Euros Leadership & Current Roles

In the past, the original club organizers were only a handful of club members managing all of the club business and logistics. As we continue to evolve and expand we will need the assistance of organized, proactive club members to handle different aspects of the club. We have opened up initial roles for official club members to take ownership of. There will be monthly or bi-monthly leadership meetings (basically a happy hour and dinner) for those that sign up for the roles below. If you’re interested in taking on any of the roles below, please PM Ryan (HYDE16).

Website & Forum Online Content Management – Ryan (HYDE16); Billy (LegitCobra)
Role: Manage all club information, content and updates on VWVortex.com, GolfMK6.com, GolfMK5.com, MyFastGTI.com, Quattroworld.com, Audiforums.com, Audizine.com, Audiworld.com, Bimmerfest.com, E46Fanatics.com, E90Post.com, NEMini.org, Euroaddiction.net, and Luxury4Play.com

Facebook Online Content Management – Billy (LegitCobra); Jeff (Jeff43); Matt (I <3 Sluts);
Role: Manage all club information, content and updates on Facebook, mirror all updates made on website & forums
-Garden State Euros Facebook Page-

Treasurer – Nick (Prospal)
Role: Collection of club membership dues, tracking all payments received from club member dues and sponsors, track all expenditures, provide tracking file on demand for any official club member request (dues fully paid).

Graphic Design – Ray (DreamingTwig); Rich (Shortway88); Multiple Openings Available
Role: Create club logos and designs for online content management, provide file requirements for t-shirt and sticker orders.

Photographer / Videographer – Mike aka M.Spad Photography (last2fall); Multiple Openings Available
Role: Photograph or video the weekly meets, events and cruises, post pictures or edit videos for the club to see, assist in the official club video production.

Group Buys, Club Clothing & Stickers – Edgar (Edgar2088); Rich (Shortway88); Multiple Openings Available
Role: Oversee group buys, collect payments and specific order requests (t-shirt sizes, names, etc.), place orders with vendors, order club stickers for weekly meets.

Marketing – Multiple Openings Available
Role: Improve advertisement channels to grow club, scan and post in the Tri-State sections of each forum listed above when people are looking for a local meet, PM individual members who show their locations in the Tri-State area to invite them to our weekly meet, contact current club members to add this thread link to their signatures, print and provide our existing club flyers to everyone at our weekly meet (see download link below), provide extra flyers for people to store in their cars and put on new European vehicles in the area, leave flyers at local dealerships, vendors and stores for customers to take.
-Garden State Euros Advertisement Flyer-
http://www.scribd.com/doc/92826940/2012-GSE-Flyer

Club Events – Rob (Silly-Rabbit); Multiple Openings Available
Role: Research and provide event recommendations to be added to the event section on the club thread original post, research specific event dates/times/costs/locations as they are published so the event section on the club thread original post stays up to date.

Annual DubRun Event – Rob (Silly-Rabbit); Ryan (HYDE16); Multiple Openings Available
Role: Manage logistics for initial morning meet, cruise route and final cruise destination, organize car show at final cruise destination, acquire event insurance quotes and work with club treasurer for payment, organize DubRun t-shirts to sell at the event, organize discounted rates for food and hotels, general setup and cleanup, print and provide event flyers to everyone at our weekly meet, provide extra flyers for people to store in their cars and put on new European vehicles in the area, leave flyers at local dealerships, vendors and stores for customers to take.

Sponsor & Vendor Relations – Ryan (HYDE16); Multiple Openings Available
Role: Proactively reach out to existing sponsors and new vendors to negotiate guaranteed club discounts for official club members, maintain running list of official club members for access to guaranteed club discounts, invite sponsors to attend the weekly meets to meet our members and discuss transactions in person.

Other – Multiple Openings Available
Role: Anything outside of the major roles above, any additional help is welcomed if you can think of other ways to help.
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Garden State Euros Magazine & Online Club Coverage

Please see our club listing in the Club Guide section of EuroTuner

Please see our coverage in the February 2011 Issue of EuroTuner





Please see our coverage in VAGer.org



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Garden State Euros Club Clothing

We will take quarterly orders for club t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Payments, sizes and other info must be received by the beginning of the 3rd month in each quarter for when we place orders. Please see the schedule below:

Order Schedule
March 1st – Payment, sizes and other info due; orders will be available before or by March 31st at our weekly meets
June 1st – Payment, sizes and other info due; orders will be available before or by June 30th at our weekly meets
September 1st – Payment, sizes and other info due; orders will be available before or by September 30th at our weekly meets
December 1st – Payment, sizes and other info due; orders will be available before or by December 31st at our weekly meets



T-Shirts - $10
-100% preshrunk cotton
-Seamless collar and double-needle stitching throughout
-Taped shoulder-to-shoulder

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
Colors: White, Black, Navy, Grey, Brown, Red, Orange, Green, Yellow, Blue, Pink
Design: All t-shirts will have the Garden State Euros logo screen printed across the front of the t-shirt. (darker colors will have white logo & lighter colors will have black logo)


Hooded Sweatshirt - $30
-50% cotton, 50% polyester
-******resistant air jet yarn
-1x1 spandex ribbed cuffs and waistband
-Double-needle stitched pouch pocket
-Fully cover seamed

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Colors: White, Black, Navy, Grey, Brown, Red, Orange, Green, Yellow, Blue
Design: All standard hooded sweatshirts will have the Garden State Euros logo screen printed across the back of the hoodie. (darker colors will have white logo & lighter colors will have black logo)


Payment
To avoid transaction fees, Paypal all payments as a personal gift to GardenStateEuros@gmail.com
Orders and payment can also be taken at our weekly meets; we accept cash, Paypal or credit/debit cards using Square software; ask for Ryan (HYDE16).

Order Info
In the comments section please list the following:
-Full Name
-Forum and username
-Phone number
-Choice of Hoodie, T-Shirt, or both
-Color
-Size
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Very simple, come out to meet the guys at our weekly meets, we're a calm bunch of guys who are respectful and love Euros. Stay tuned for our HUGE Spring Opener meet for the Tri-State area, slotted for Wednesday, March 20th!
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