Sunday, December 1, 2019

Notification: Gun Show, Convention of States @ Sun Dec 1, 2019 10am - 4pm (EST) (Alexander of YorkTeaParty)

Gun Show, Convention of States

Sun Dec 1, 2019 10am – 4pm Eastern Time - New York
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, USA (map)
Alexander of YorkTeaParty
Robert Alexander - organizer - creator
Contact Volunteer Coordinator 757-927-3194

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Friday, November 29, 2019

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tips for the weekend gun show

Thanks for offering to help at the gun show!  

I hope this doesn't ramble too much, but here are some answers to common questions.  

If you are new to COS or working the gun shows, let Pam or me or Randy know and we can give you the basics.  Nobody expects you to know everything about COS!  But there is always a way to find answers.


Gun Show Tips for COS volunteers

No loaded weapons at the show.  Unload before you come in if you have a firearm and get it checked out at the police table.

We are in the Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666  Directions

This is NOT THE COLISEUM! (The convention center is right behind the coliseum...just east)

Keep your eye on the prize!

  1. COS Petitions.  Petitions are the main reason we are there.

  2. Educated citizens.  If we can't get a petition, then get them interested.

  1. Find new volunteers and leaders.  If they are "on board" ask how they would like to help us!  Check the volunteer box on the petition.

  1. Educate state representatives so they will be agreeable and know what to do!

  2. And get even more petitions! Keep your head on a swivel for the next one... they come in fast.

We are less than 100 petitions from reaching 40,000 in Virginia. One of you will get probably be the one that gets number 40,000!

Don't buy a full price ticket without checking with me first! We are vendors. You don't need admission to help us in the lobby. You will need a hand stamp or pay admission to enter the show. Bring a snacks or a lunch if needed. You may be able to find something to buy inside the show, though.

If you arrive before 9 am Saturday, you can get a vendor hand stamp for free. You will have to call Pam or me to open the door for you.  Otherwise, be prepared to buy a ticket if you intend to go into the show.

You can call or text Pam or me when you get into the parking lot and we can meet you at the door before public hours.

There will be many prospective supporters, but lots of people are not aware of Article V. We should expect to see a few that are still believing in the false narratives from NAGR/Soros/JBS and others. But gun shows are mostly a friendly crowd.

If you do make contact with an "anti-COS" type, don't panic. There are reasonable responses and be assured we will never convince anyone against their will. Wish them a nice day and move on.

Remember that our COS applications are focused on term limits, fiscal restraints, and reducing the size and scope of the federal government by

PROPOSING Amendments for the states to consider and ratify.

34 States passing similar applications are required to call the COS, and 38 states are required to ratify any proposal, or it remains an ineffective suggestion.

The bill of rights is not at risk, it is not part of our application, and it is out of an Article V Convention's authority to restrict citizen rights. The Constitution restricts government, not the people.

We are in favor of an Article V amendments proposing convention under the authority of the Constitution.

We are opposed to a Constitutional Convention... that is outside the authority of the Constitution.

If it is your first time helping, feel free to ask questions and maybe take a look at the common objections found on the website resource page:

We work to educate in order to gather names and information to increase our

  1. Active Volunteers (especially district leaders and team members)

  2. COS supporters (petitions signers)

  3. COS influencers (relationships)

Don't wait for them to come to you. YOU have to ASK...are they happy with congress? Do they like term limits?.

Term limits is usually the best issue for getting their attention. Would they like term limits, the status quo, more spending, do they think Congress will ever pass term limits on themselves? Limit their own spending? Limit their own jurisdiction?

Completed states this year: Fifteen! This year: Utah, Arkansas, and Mississippi.


Ask them to sign the petition including complete street address (no PO boxes) email address and phone #.  Ask them to call the representatives,  commit to helping at events, rally day, etc.

No PO boxes....we need complete street addresses!  Get email address and phone number if at all possible so we can tell them about events.

Ask them if they are a veteran. Did they take an oath to defend the constitution? (yes) Did that ever expire? (no) Is Article V in the constitution? (yes) (We have to manually record "veteran" for each)

Double check all petitions for completeness. Petitions with missing addresses are worthless to us!

We court the attendees and vendors, too (low key, on a not to interfere with business basis). The owner prefers us to stay behind the table, but we are free to shop, move around, etc. Please try to keep the table uncluttered...we don't have to throw everything we own out there.

Be sure to talk to people at any candidate or political party tables.

When the show is over, we hope to have ACTIVE volunteers, supporters, and create interest in all others.

The bar is high....Hawaii, of all places, collected 265 signatures at a gun show of just 3,300 attendees!  

Pam is the trail boss for this event, but ask anyone if you need help or get an odd question.

Please feel free to make suggestions at any time. And remember to have fun!


Russ Beyer



Pam Wilson

(757) 927-3194

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2020 Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council (VPCCC) Plans

The Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council was founded to promote our hobby by collaboration amongst the various car clubs in our geographic area.  Our goals are to spread knowledge about our hobby and to provide a forum for you all to promote your specific club or business.

At our last Meeting for 2019, this week, Wednesday, November 20, 2019, we decided changes are in order for 2020 to regrow the council's membership and attendance.   

For 2020, all meetings will be held the 4th Thursday of each month, instead of Wednesday's.  This is the day of the month we did in the past.  The location will be our normal location at Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton III Building.  525 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, VA., 23666   (Just past the college's main campus) . The meeting room is to the left of the Lobby, Room 717. Be sure to pass on to your family & friends and join us.  

Therefore, our first meeting of 2020 will be Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 PM.

Please visit our website at for show schedule information.

We need YOU!!! to make our Council a continued success!!  We would like to get the council delegates back to participating.  If you are not your clubs delegate, please let us know who is or who is the responsible officers.

WE encourage you to join us to talk cars, motorcycles, etc. and whatever is on your minds or your clubs minds to better our hobby.
Also, please note that yearly dues are due, at a very cheap $20 year.  Businesses can join for $25 per year.

Our officers for 2020 are: 

Jay Laros - President
Bob MacKensie - Vice President
Chris Hunt - Secretary
Doug Sample - Treasurer. 

Hope to see you there.

Doug Sample, VP