Planning an event? - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum
Trail Runs / Meet & Greets This section is to set up trail runs / meet & greets and other Commander events. Meet fellow members and get to know the faces behind the keyboard!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Points: 63,765, Level: 100 Points: 63,765, Level: 100 Points: 63,765, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
a49erFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sunny Arizona
Posts: 12,582
Send a message via Yahoo to a49erFan
Planning an event?

Here are some great ideas for planning an event which I got off another fourm I belong to, If you have things to add please share.

Planning a Successful Drive
Written by Martin Scott
Smart Car Club of Arizona
Sunday, 08 June 2008

Successful trips start with early planning, it’s pretty easy to get two or three people together and go for a leisurely Sunday cruise. But when you have 15-30 cars turn out for that same Sunday drive then things become a bit more challenging…But all the more exciting! Here are a few keys to planning and executing a successful ride:

1) Plan, Plan, Plan…..after you have chosen your destination you need to find the best and most exciting way to get there. Use the tools of the internet like Google earth and maps to plan your route. After you have the route planed you should take yourself and one other car and run the route ahead of time. This will make sure that you know where you’re going, after all if the leader doesn’t know how to get there then how will your guest’s??? You will also be able to find out if there are construction obstacles that need to be avoided or unmarked roads that need to be identified…



2) After you have planed and run the route, make sure you have promoted your event, using tools like the news letter and RSVP system to get the word out there. Make sure post maps and turn by turn directions that your guest’s can download and print out, again all from Google.



3) When the day finally arrives, be sure to bring extra maps to hand out, this can also be valuable in case there is a last minute change in the planed route.



4) Hold your Driver meeting, keep it short and to the point, go over points of interest that you may have spotted on your pre-run and always encourage Safety, Safety, Safety! Remember, you are all going to the same place and it’s not a race!



5) Tool of the trade….If you don’t already own a set of two way FRS Radios, Invest in a set! They will make the task of keeping 30 cars together much simper. You can pick up a set of 20mile rechargeable radios for around $40.



6) Sweep! You got to Sweep….. Actually this is the term for the person that volunteers to be the last car in the group…Oh and remember that person who went with you on the pre-run….This should be your Sweep Car, that way if you are separated at any point the sweep knows the route and can help get everyone back together.



These are just a few guidelines, in the end each club is different and will figure your own ways that work for it’s members....But remember!



Have Fun!!!





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2006 XK, Steel Armadillo Front Bumper w/Warn Powermate winch, Rear Bumper w/tire carrier & Super Sliders, Rhino Rack Roof Rack and Foxwing Awning, KC Lights on Steel Armadillo Light Bar, 4xGuard Rear Differential Cover, Steel Armadillo Plates.
a49erFan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 07:11 AM
Senior Member
Points: 11,973, Level: 71 Points: 11,973, Level: 71 Points: 11,973, Level: 71
Level up: 81% Level up: 81% Level up: 81%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
sciron4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 1,936
Good stuff, and I believe we have all that covered for the GWNF trip.


FORMER Commander Owner, hangin' out for the shenanigans

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
for pics and information
sciron4x4 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 01:07 PM
Senior Member
Points: 37,701, Level: 100 Points: 37,701, Level: 100 Points: 37,701, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Ahmed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2007
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 150000
Posts: 2,195
These are really useful tips,,,,

I would also add that the leader should also identify and locate the local Hospitals and emergency services, and if the planned route is going through area which is not covered by Mobile phone services

Second Jeep Commander, Current
2007 XH (International model), Green Metallic, Ltd, 5.7L HEMI, Quadra-Drive II
Spidertax 1.5" wheel spacer, K&N replacement filter
OME 2" Lift kit


First Jeep Commander,
2007 XH (International model), Light Graystone Pearl, Sport , 4.7L Quadra-Trac II.





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ahmed is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum > Jeep Commander Discussion > Trail Runs / Meet & Greets

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome