Lance Winslow 's Charity Efforts
One of the hallmarks behind Lance Winslow
philosophy is to; "give a little back as you grow" and to "support the
local community that supports your business." In fact, it is Lance's
view that every business should do this because it is the right thing to
do, as there is really no excuse to scrape the cream off the top and
leave with all the money you've made.
Lance Winslow personally has
assisted non-profit groups in raising over $500,000 in funds for their
organizations. In 1995 he rode his bicycle from Oregon to Mexico 1360
miles in six days in a pledge drive for the Special Olympics. He was
Deputy Grand Marshall and Honorary Sheriff for the county’s largest
parade and largest non-profit fair west of the Mississippi. Lance has
been active in the Optimist Club, International and Kiwanis Clubs. He
understands local politics having run in two consecutive elections for a
city council seat.
Lance was appointed to the
county’s Council on Economic Vitality. He also served on the California
Association of Governments. He founded the Neighborhood Mobile Watch
Patrol which involves small businesses, chambers of commerce, police
departments and cities. The entire program is privately funded. He also
introduced a program where local businesses could sell their wares on
the Internet, providing jobs, additional revenue for civic groups and
increased sales volumes for many local merchants just as the Internet
was getting started.
the aftermath of the Northridge, California earthquake Lance
reconstructed a water purification plant for Unilab, a medical clinical
laboratory testing corporation. His innovation in marketing has
propelled The Car Wash Guys to celebrity status in many cities. Known
for this enthusiasm, exuberance and motivation, Lance Winslow is a
speaker for MBA programs at top colleges and universities.
Lance worked with the County
of Ventura to design a NPDES permit for the Regional Water Quality
Control Board in California to comply with the EPA federal Clean Water
Act. He wrote many of the Best Management Practices for surface
cleaners, a category in which mobile washers and detailers fall into,
for storm water non-point source discharges. These same BMPs are
now used all over the United States to help preserve our fresh water
Lance Winslow was recognized
by the City of Los Angeles for their storm water discharge
program. Lance wrote a manual for the cities program which allowed
continued car wash fundraising efforts to exist even though at the time
they were in conflict with the California Water Codes 13260-13280, and
the EPA. Wash Guys BMPs are also available online through many
governmental informational web sites. Many government agencies
have linked to their web site to WashGuys procedures as a way to help
others comply with real environmental concerns.
Lance is in the process of
forming his own foundation to help the World, LanceWinslow.org
and hopes to have it fully formed and funded sometime in 2012. The
Foundation will be an extension of Mr. Winslow's commitment for the
betterment of all mankind, a lifetime pursuit. Lance had developed
over three years, a special sleep schedule, Lance skipped sleeping every
third night putting in 36 hour marathon days so he could finish
projects. The other days he put in 14-17 hour days taking no days
off. This experiment did not work, having affected Lance's
positive outlook on the world.
Lance is planning a bicycle ride across
the United States in 2009 to potentially raise money for charity.
Mr. Winslow is a "Futurist"
and yet, is no longer a member of the World Future Society, as he
fundamentally disagrees with their underlining political focus, on
several major topics. He was a member of the
Federation of American Scientists, but has now re-thought their global
political stance on certain defense issues. Being an Entrepreneurial Capitalist
by nature he is also a member of The Ayn Rand Institute. Mr. Winslow, as
founder is organizing chapters for The OTT - Online Think Tank to help
network the most brilliant minds of the Planet. He is actively
recruiting members now;
Online Think Tank
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