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The Lake Erie Area Kombi Owner’s Involvement League (LEAKOIL) is an informal organization of VW bus owners based primarily in Ohio and Michigan which uses Lake Erie as our geographic common denominator, and we are a chapter of NEATO.
We have a few dozen active members and several less-active members, but no one knows how many for sure because we do not “issue” memberships or keep a roster. We have no LEAKOIL Officers, no dues and no newsletter. The only criteria for membership is to own a VW bus or be thinking about owning one in the near future. Aside from meetings, VW public events, and campouts, our only visibility on the horizon is our web site which was established in February of 2007.
L.E.A.K.O.I.L. has no rules except for the “Golden Rule”. At campouts and events members and guests are expected to respect others with a modicum of dignity that you would expect at a family gathering. Respect the Earth, and leave your campsite as nice or nicer than you found it. Respect your host(s) and their property, and tread lightly upon the land.
When and where we meet
In addition to numerous campouts and shows, we hold a regular monthly meeting on the Third Thursday of each month. Currently we are meeting at Basil’s Tavern & Grill. Interested VW bus owners are invited to join us between the hours of about 6pm and 9pm on meeting nights.
Our main club event of the year is “Kombis on Kelleys”, a 3 day campout held on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie at the 4-H Camp on Columbus Day weekend. Our 2005 campout drew nearly 70 busses from several states. We also do several other campouts each season, as well as attend VW shows and swapmeets as a group. Current events updates can be found under the Upcoming Events section of this website.
For further information about L.E.A.K.O.I.L. contact any member, or post your question on one of the forums.