View Poll Results: Would you attend an AIR National Rally?
Yes, I'd be there for sure! 34 22.97%
Yes, I'd go if it was less then one day drive away! 43 29.05%
Yes, I'd go if it was less then a two day drive away! 67 45.27%
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #43
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Andy.

In the past, many door prises were sent to the club, for the National Rally, but no more.

Strange thing, never a thank you, from them.

I would be happy to donate some door prizes, as I am sure other dealers and vendors would as well. I don't think a "thank you note or letter" would be asking to much.

Also, I would be supportive, of a new style type "Rally," especially when they would always be in a very different part of our country.

It seems that many others more than like your idea.

Please keep the ball rolling forward on this issue, as I firmly believe, "Now Is The Time".

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #44
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It would be smart to coordinate the AIR National before/after some other decent regional events so if someone has time they can hit them on there way to/from. Same thing for other "big events", we don't want to step on any toes so careful planning will be needed. In a perfect world we could plan these together so members could go to the AIR National and Alumapalooza the following weekend if they were in the same general vicinity. Obviously many people won't have all week off but two weekend trips could be a lot of fun. We certainly don't want to compete with others so we'd just have to all get on the same page.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:11 PM   #45
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2Air if you come I will be glad to make you a pie of your choosing.
I don't care if this is a repost. I love this piece of pie. YouTube - Stooges Pie Fight

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It would be smart to coordinate the AIR National before/after some other decent regional events so if someone has time they can hit them on there way to/from. Same thing for other "big events", we don't want to step on any toes so careful planning will be needed. In a perfect world we could plan these together so members could go to the AIR National and Alumapalooza the following weekend if they were in the same general vicinity. Obviously many people won't have all week off but two weekend trips could be a lot of fun. We certainly don't want to compete with others so we'd just have to all get on the same page.
July and August are better months to get families with children to attend.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:14 PM   #46
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July and August are better months to get families with children to attend.
I agree, it needs to be a summer event, especially for the cooler places (northern locations). I could see a May or September event for the southern locations.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:19 PM   #47
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how about a hors d' oeuvre contest :-) I can see cute A/S shaped finger-foods... maybe I'm just hungry. That and with the holiday upon us...
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:30 PM   #49
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Andy, great thought. The national trawler style boating club to which I belong as such gatherings every year. Mainly on the east coast, one in the north and one in the south. The exact place is chosen by the volunteer for the do who is in charge.
That person sets the price per person for attendance that is based on the cost that is incurred. This is about $125 to $150. This covers several dinners, breakfast everyday, meeting rooms and the like. OH, and always a "T" shirt.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #50
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Volunteer manager needed . . .

I nominate 2Air' to run the balloon deflating contest at the AIR National Rally!
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I nominate 2Air' to run the balloon deflating contest at the AIR National Rally!
Don't you mean EGO-delating contest? It just kills me the level of animosity between members.

I think this idea has merit.
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Googal "Rainbow people gathering" if you want to see how to run an unorganized gathering the right way.

"Some rainbow family participants make the claim that the family is the "largest non-organization of non-members in the world". In addition to referring to itself as a non-organization, the Rainbow Family of Living Light's "non-members" also playfully call the movement a "disorganization". "
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Interesting Idea

I like the idea of a national rally regardless of how it's put together - the idea of a particular event being the "national" is cool in my mind. I think 2Air has a good point that many big forum rallies already exist and they could be a national event but time will tell.

I've been toying with the idea of a Habitat for Humanity forum rally. I'm not volunteering to be wagonmaster mind you. I only bring it up because I think a "project" could be one of the things that would make a national AIR event very interesting and unique. Habitat is always looking for RV groups RV Care-A-Vanners -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l so all we would have to do is adopt a build and start making plans. This idea is not meant to hijack the thread - just an idea for consideration at the national AIR event.

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I'd only go if I was required to wear a particular kind of hat.
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Like a tin foil hat???

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I want to throw out that a sort of mini version of what Andy is talking about is already planned for this summer. It is called the Wally Byam Birthday Bash.
Frank, not to be a wise-arse, but (IIRC) 79 trailers doesn't strike me as very "mini" at all. Like you said, that's a lot of effort.

The more fun rallies the better...

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