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Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. #594892
December 06th 2012 10:55 am
December 06th 2012 10:55 am
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Dresden, Maine
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Council of Councils 2013 will be hosted by the New England Van Embassy (an offshoot of the New England Van Council)

http://www.councilofcouncils.com/

FB eventpage, https://www.facebook.com/events/301265056598475/

The Hotel is the Holiday Inn® Mansfield Foxboro
31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
(1-508-339-2200)

There are three types of rooms,

Standard, $89/night (normal hotel room)
Jr Suite, $124/night (has a small kitchenette)
Full Jacuzzi suite $139/night (has a small/2 person jacuzzi)
Smoking Rooms available



Reservation cutoff is January 21, 2013


You can call the hotel directly, 1-508-339-2200
You have to mention VAN COUNCIL MEETING to get special rates.
or...
you can go to their website, http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/mansfield/bosmf/hoteldetail
Use the code VAN to get the special rates.




Located in Mansfield, MA, just outside the town of Foxboro, the Holiday Inn® Mansfield Foxboro Area hotel is perfect for guests visiting for sports games and company meetings. For diehard fans wishing to see the New England Patriots play at Gillette Stadium, our hotel's convenient location is only five miles away. There are many opportunities for shopping, entertainment and dining near our Mansfield hotel, including Wrentham Village Premium Outlets and Patriots Place, a complex teeming with national retailers and restaurants. The spectacular Holiday lights at La Salette Shrine are nearby as well. Our hotel's location is just 30 miles from Boston and 22 miles from Providence, RI, so don't hesitate to take a fun day trip. Many companies call this area home, and businesses like Covidien, Murata, Invensys and Samsonite are within walking distance. Our complimentary shuttle can take you to meetings within two miles of our Mansfield hotel. If you wish to host an event here, our 17,000-square foot meeting space can accommodate anything you need.
The Holiday Inn® Mansfield Foxboro Area hotel's excellent amenities also include an 8,000-square foot Fitness Center, an indoor, heated saltwater pool, a sauna and two restaurants where kids under 12 eat free. So make reservations today to take advantage of it all.
Features
For guests traveling within two miles of our Mansfield hotel, our complimentary shuttle is an excellent transportation option. Many companies are nearby, so hop on board before your next meeting. The courtesy van will also pick you up and drop you off at the Mansfield Train Station.

(1-508-339-2200)

Where to fly into!!
T.F Green Airport (Providence)
Distance: 25 miles
You can take the train from the airport ;
Train Charge (one way) $3.75 USD
Time by train: 30 minutes
Or you can rent a car and drive;
Route 95 North to Massachusetts,
Continue to exit 7A, Route 140 south
Bear right at the exit, and continue to 2nd set of lights
Bear right onto Forbes Boulevard/Cabot Business Park
Go through 1 set of lights and remain in right hand lane.
Continue to end to hotel.

Logan Airport (Boston)
Distance: 35 miles

You can take the train from the airport;
Train Charge (one way) $8.75 USD
Time by train: 45 minutes
Or you can rent a car and drive;
Take I90 West (Mass Pike) I93 South to I95 South.

Continue to exit 7A, Route 140 south
Bear right at the exit, and continue to 2nd set of lights
Bear right onto Forbes Boulevard/Cabot Business Park
Go through 1 set of lights and remain in right hand lane.
Continue to end to hotel.

There is a hotel shuttle running from the train station. (same incoming station from either airport)

Schedule of Events
This schedule is tentative, and subject to change.
More events will be added as they get confirmed.*

Thursday, February 7th
1:30 - 4:00 NATS Board Meeting, Open to the Public
5:00 Hospitality Suite is OPEN

Friday, February 8th
Sam Adams Brewery Tour, bus leaves at 10:00
Various Seminars all day
4:00 NATS Board Meeting, for 2014 Nats bids
9:00 - 12:00 Party time!

Saturday, February 9th
9:30 - ???? Council of Council meeting
Noon - ?? Van Show
2:30 - 4:30 Toy Van Races and tradeable sessions
9:00 - 12:00 Party time!

Sunday, February 10th
You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!

Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #594896
December 06th 2012 12:11 pm
December 06th 2012 12:11 pm
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IRONDEQUOIT N.Y.
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Friday, February 8th
Sam Adams Brewery Tour, bus
Put me down yay


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Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #594899
December 06th 2012 12:45 pm
December 06th 2012 12:45 pm
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Connecticut
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Here is a place I plan on visiting again at Patriot Place which is a great mall at the Patriots stadium. I think this would be fun for many of us to head over to on Wednesday or Thursday night!

http://countrybarma.com/



Orange 1973 Dodge Shorty B-100

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserve body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and proclaiming

"Wow What a Ride"

Johnny O
"O Vanners" of Connecticut! Since 1982

Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #594924
December 06th 2012 6:57 pm
December 06th 2012 6:57 pm
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Posts: 3,720
Dresden, Maine
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If you are planning on attending, please fill out this form and let them know!


90 Astro - "The Grey Ghost" - Haulin Ass, Not kids.
93 Safari - "Lunavan"
78 Dodge B200 - "Dumbass"

E-Z Vanners and West Vanners
Council of Councils Board Member
National Truck-in Board Support Team

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"No matter where you go, there you are."
"If you can't do something smart, Do something right"
"There are three kinds of people in the world, those who can count, and those who can't"
Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #595367
December 10th 2012 5:56 pm
December 10th 2012 5:56 pm
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Dresden, Maine
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per Doc....

Please send ads to Judy Baker blenderqueen@verizon.net by the first week in January.

the prices are as follows:
$15 Business card.
$25 half page.
$35 full page.
$50 two pages.


90 Astro - "The Grey Ghost" - Haulin Ass, Not kids.
93 Safari - "Lunavan"
78 Dodge B200 - "Dumbass"

E-Z Vanners and West Vanners
Council of Councils Board Member
National Truck-in Board Support Team

[Linked Image]

"No matter where you go, there you are."
"If you can't do something smart, Do something right"
"There are three kinds of people in the world, those who can count, and those who can't"
Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #596537
December 21st 2012 7:59 am
December 21st 2012 7:59 am
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Worcester, MA
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Reminder - if you've sent in your ad, please make sure to send in your check. If you haven't sent in either and still want to place an ad, DO IT NOW!!!!

Send ad as jpeg or pdf to blenderqueen@verizon.net

Send check to me:
Judi Baker
329 Wildwood Avenue
Worcester, MA 01603

Thank you for your support!


Judi (BlenderQueen)
The Vanished
Treasurer, New England Van Council
Editor, NEVC Vanning Guide
Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #596559
December 21st 2012 2:00 pm
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Maggie and I just got our plane tickets. can't wait to see ya there.


I go to Truck-ins. How about you?
Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #596619
December 22nd 2012 12:43 pm
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New Bremen, Oh
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Great!! See you both there!!


Smitty
1976 Ford, 1976 Ford#2, 1978 Ford, 1988 Ford
2000 Dodge,1995 Harley RoadKing, 1999 GMC Hightop Cobra

Co Chairman Southern Ohio Van Council
Tri County Vans SOVC Rep
Member Tri County Vans 1975 to Present.
Former President Tri County Vans (No officers anymore)
Former Vice President Tri County Vans
Host of the 23rd Nationals 1995, 30th Nationals 2002, and 1999 C of C
Certified Nats Judge


Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #598926
January 14th 2013 4:05 pm
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Dresden, Maine
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don't forget, if you are a council rep, you need to register! otherwise it will be a very short meeting!

http://cofc.vanning.com/prereg-form.pdf


90 Astro - "The Grey Ghost" - Haulin Ass, Not kids.
93 Safari - "Lunavan"
78 Dodge B200 - "Dumbass"

E-Z Vanners and West Vanners
Council of Councils Board Member
National Truck-in Board Support Team

[Linked Image]

"No matter where you go, there you are."
"If you can't do something smart, Do something right"
"There are three kinds of people in the world, those who can count, and those who can't"
Re: Council of Councils, February 6-10, 2013, Mansfield Mass. [Re: Astro] #598959
January 14th 2013 7:48 pm
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Worcester, MA
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Schedule

Wednesday Feb 6th

Welcome - Meet and greet
Registration (Terrace Room): 12-late evening
Hospitality Suite (Veranda Room): 12- late evening
Dinner: Pikes Peak Mining Co (Restaurant in hotel)

Thursday Feb 7th

Breakfast at Pikes Peak Mining Co (Restaurant in hotel)
41st Nationals Meeting with the Nationals Board 10am in the Boxwood Room
Registration(Terrace Room): 10- late evening
Hospitality Suite (Veranda Room): 12- late evening
Dinner: Pikes Peak Mining Co (Restaurant in hotel)
Hawaiian Pool Party!! 7pm-11pm at the POOL!!!
Entertainment by Mark Levesque - location to be announced

Friday Feb 8th

Breakfast buffet 8-10am Please sign up in advance at registration.
“How to host a National Truckin by The Nationals Board 10am in the Boxwood Room
Registration(Terrace Room): 10-8pm
Sam Adams Brewery Tour and visit to Doyles Pub 10:30-4pm
Bus loads at 10:30
Bus leaves for Boston at 11am
Arrive at Doyles 12-12:30
Tour of Brewery and visit to Doyles until approx 2:30pm
Return to Hotel by 4pm
Hospitality Suite (Veranda Room): 11-5pm
Meeting to make bid for 42nd National Truckin with The Nationals Board 4pm in the Boxwood Room
Dinner Buffet: 5-7pm Please sign up in advance at registration.
C of C Business Meeting—Bids for 2014 C of C in the Boxwood Room
Pajama Party!! 8pm-Midnight in the Buckingham Ballroom
Entertainment by Tongue N Groove Band
Schedule

Saturday Feb 9th
Breakfast Buffet: 8-10am Please sign up in advance at registration.
C of C Meeting: 9:30-conclusion in the Buckingham Ballroom
Registration(Terrace Room): 10- as necessary
Hospitality Suite (Veranda Room): 2pm-5pm
Lunch Buffet: 12-2pm Please sign up in advance at registration.
“People’s Choice” Van Show: After CofC Meeting
Weather Permitting - Parking Lot in front of hotel
Hot Wheels Races: 2:30pm - Location to be announced
Tradeable Session: 2:30pm in the Boxwood Room
Van Chop Seminar with Frank Costa: 4pm in Boxwood Room
Dinner Buffet: 5-7pm Please sign up in advance at registration.
Freakers Masquerade Ball - 8pm-Midnight in the Buckingham Ballroom
Entertainment by The 1800 Band

Sunday Feb 10th
Breakfast Buffet


Judi (BlenderQueen)
The Vanished
Treasurer, New England Van Council
Editor, NEVC Vanning Guide
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