i know that right now this is being discussed on a couple of other threads but i thought it might help. here's my idea: one sure fire way to get more members would be to concentrate on events where cruisers/toyota 4x4s will be well represented. something like non tlca sanctioned trail rides, swap meets, show and shines,....... what brought this to my attention is the fact that i have put together the "fj45 run" for the last 5 years and i think it's pretty well known at this point having been in the mags a couple of times and on most of the internet forums. strangely enough, nobody from the TLCA has ever contacted me to say "hey georg, how about handing out a few copies of the latest TT in order to help recruit a few more TLCA members?". i know what you're thinking. why don't i contact the TLCA and get the ball rolling myself. well, i probably could but just like everybody else, i lead a pretty busy life and organizing the 45 run has turned into quite the undertaking especially since it's one of the few free events out there. i'm not trying to toot my own horn here. i just don't want anybody to think that i'm too good to start the process. besides, the point i'm trying to make here is that the TLCA should actively try to contact event organizers to increase membership. i'll be more than happy to send an email to help out with my run and it's participants. we have raffled off TLCA memberships in the past in order to help out. any thoughts?