Originally Posted by safari62
Glad to see some are enjoying this.
It looks like the club will continue to break apart over the next many years. Over fifty years of history and the work of so many all to bring people and travelling machines together to share their stories around the campfire.
We have heard all the good and bad things about what is happening to the club. Many have very positive experiences like me. Others with more experience at the "official level" are very unhappy and have left the club. So here we are.
The beginning of the end? I think most that have joined and travelled and camped with the club will be sad about this.
A few others that never made the effort to experience what the club had to offer for whatever reason are now cheering at the deathbed and waiting to dance around the grave.
What is the motivation of the deathwatchers here? Why should anyone be happy to see the unraveling of this otherwise great old club?
Can enough chemo be injected into the body to kill off the cancer and not the whole body? Or is this it? The end of the name and history once and for all?
Some here hope so. Do you find yourself taking great pleasure at the sight of these troubles?
What is UP with that?
It appears very strongly, after all to many discussions, letters, etc, that the IBT is simply not up to cleaning up their act, under any circumstances, since they are in absolute control and members can talk, .......well sort of talk, taking the risk of being banned.
Banned from a club??
It then appears that the only reasonable way to fix THE
problem, is to let it die, and start all over again, but with rules that allow the club members, to have a democratic method of voting, that today, is non-existant.
We certainly would not want a president in office that we didn't vote for.
The people of Illinois got rid of a govenor that was out of line, by voting.
But, no one, absolutely no one, can touch an IBT member, or even vote for or against one.
That is very far removed from a democratic society.
Therefore, the best way to fix it, it seems, without getting courts involved, squandering tons of money and time that could better be spent in other ways, is just let it die, especially since the IBT is set in their ways to kill it regardless of what members think or feel.
I agree, it's a sad state of affairs, but even sadder, is the way the club has been grossly mismanaged by a small group of, if you wish, dictators, not only financially, but with ethics as well. It's their ethics, for themselves, period.
Wally, I think, would be very proud, to see some positive efforts being made, to clean up, and get back on track, in a democratic way, what he started, in one way or another.
To most of us, it's not so much the dues, but the principles of the sad issues.
I personally supported the club for better than 40 years, in one way or another.
I cannot, and will not, since I resigned, be supportive of a club, that "IS NOT" supportive of it's members and that is totally controlled by a small group that has deaf ears towards the clubs members, and is blind to the real facts, up to and including barring members who publically disagree with them.
Sorry Wally, we all love you in more ways than one, but what has to be done, has to be done.
Please, Wally, be supportive of what's happening towards positive changes, and rest assured, those that are dedicated to the changes, want your smiles, and theirs, to return to, "HAPPY CLUBBING", be it named WBCCI or something else.