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    I also noticed the lighter attendance feel of the convention. My wife and I really enjoyed the convention and the tour that was offered. We got to meet several SS members and that was great.

    I like that the MVPA sent out a survey a few years ago, asking us members what we thought they should be doing to get more people interested in the organization. This I feel was a real turning point in getting the newer vehicles incorporated into the mix.

    I firmly believe that this type of survey of members should be done annually. I also think that some sort of email should be sent to owners that register military vehicles at the DMV. (Not sure how to go about this but its an idea) This would at least inform them of the MVPA Clubs existence and maybe trigger them to join or at least attend an event.

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    That MV registration thing is actually not a bad idea. It would work for vehicles registered as HMVs, but not sure how effectively it could be implemented for those with regular plates, and there are a lot of them. The problem there is what the DMV chooses to call the vehicle, and there seems little consistency there. My Unimog was originally registered as a plain ol' Mercedes pickup when I had regular plates on it. The M1009s are still listed as "Chevrolet LL" which in Texas terms is a utility vehicle. Others get registered as Dxxxxxx.

    And the ones registering as regular vehicles are the ones who are least likely to know there is an HMV option, or a club for MV "enthusiasts".
    I found my local MVPA chapter (Lone-Star) by chance on the interweb in early 2001, been with it ever since. Prior to that it was me and the Unimog.

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