THE VILLAGES CONVERTIBLE CLUB - - - also known as the best "topsdown" club in The Villages, was founded in 2009 by now president emeritus, Jim Judd. The club is open to any resident of The Villages who owns a convertible.
For the convertible to qualify, it must be identified as a convertible in the manufacturer's specifications, be any make, model, color, or year, and must have a fully removable or retractable top AND the vehicle must be located in The Villages.
Club meetings are the second Thursday of every month (except July & August) at 10 am in the Omar Bradley Room, Eisenhower Recreation Center located at 3560 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32163
Not sure you want to join???
We welcome your questions about what The Villages Convertible Club is about. We are a very active, friendly, fun group of Villagers. We schedule trips and events throughout each month except July and August.
Most trips are day trips and we occasionally schedule overnight trips.
Our member meetings (guests welcome) are held the second Thursday of each month at Eisenhower Rec Center at 10:00 am. We do not have member meetings in July and August. Our meetings are focused on trips we will be taking, or are in the process of scheduling.
The club leaders are available to answer any questions or inquiries you may have during our club member meetings or by contacting Jan Brown: email@example.com. Phone contact: 352-633-6073. JOIN US!
Click this button or the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Menu bar above to find more details on joining the club.
Save The Dates - for details, go to the Members Only page
05/18/22 Winter Park Walking & Boat Tour
6/13/22 Monday Mystery Drive & Dine
Support Your Club!!!
Buy your 50/50 tickets at every meeting.
St. Augustine Holiday Lights Tour
Every 50/50 ticket is automatically entered in our Queen of Hearts drawing every month.
NAME BADGES & WINDOW STICKERS
After joining you will receive your name tags and window stickers for your cars. They will be available for pickup at the monthly meetings. If you have questions about membership, please contact our Membership Chair, Shelly Gorsuch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We've all heard the term SoZo Kids but what does SoZo really mean???
SoZo is a GREEK term meaning:
"TO SAVE, KEEP SAFE & SOUND, TO RESCUE FROM DANGER OR DESTRUCTION."
Many people work tirelessly for these "kids in the forest" (Ocala National Forest) who live without the most of the basic necessities we all take for granted. As a club, we continue to support those who have made it their life's goal to provide clothing, soap, and simply the basic necessities "kids need". At our meeting on 05/12/22 we presented David Houck, CEO SoZo Kids, with a $1,000 check to further their cause of continued help and assistance for these kids. For more information on the SOZO KIDS and how YOU can help, please click this link http://www.sozokids.org/
Valiant Air Museum & Police Museum
February 24, 2022
St. John's Paddleboat Tour
Our morning was spent touring the Warbird Museum guided thru the 3 hangers of planes and the one used for restorations and repairs of the flying equipment. There are more than 80 planes on display along with uniforms, memorabilia, and artifacts principally from WW II on to modern-day conflicts. Each guide and the other docents stationed throughout the museum were Retired Service Personnel, so each tour group was treated to a different perspective about the planes and displays. All were very interesting, and the real life stories were fascinating (and maybe, “stretched” a little bit at times). All were part of the fun. A box lunch of sub sandwiches was enjoyed by all with our hanger dining area shared with the planes of the Vietnam War.
After lunch we drove 5 minutes “down the road “ to visit the Police museum. Our group spent the afternoon touring the facility which features everything law enforcement from historical to current times. The museum had 5 retired enforcement officers roving throughout the museum to explain the various displays and dioramas. And, many of our group tried out the jail cell, an electric chair, a gas chamber and several historical restraint devices.
Rollin on the River!
Arriving at the Marina ahead of our group of 122 folks, Nan and Mark Leverentz (trip leaders) were there to welcome our bunch of river rats to board the Barbara Lee Paddleboat. Once aboard, the cruise director covered the safety info, introduce our service staff and crew, shared the day's agenda... but most importantly, released us to dig into their sticky buns!
Some folks took their beverage outside to listen to bits of historical and wildlife tidbits while sucking up an absolutely perfect day on the water. Others sat and listened to the entertainment provided in the main cabin, enjoying the view, and making friends as the galley was busy preparing our meals.
A PA announcement got our river cruisers heading back to their seats to enjoy the extraordinary meals which staff served quickly. Nan, Mark, Jan and I checked in with the tables after dinner, and all the feedback was A+ on food and service.
Mark and Nan are new to The Villages and the Convertible Club... yet didn't hesitate to jump in and do this trip. If you didn't get a chance to meet them/thank them... please do... they are fun people.
This trip (again) checked all the boxes for a great day in north Florida!
Submitted by Steve Brown