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Old 01-10-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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2007 WBCCI Membership totals

With the release of the 2007 WBCCI Directory it is a good time to review the membership total compared to last year.
The trend continues These are official Home Office Numbers.

2006 WBCCI Directory total--6919 Members

2007 WBCCI Directory total--6549 Members

Net loss--370 Members
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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Very Disappointing but not expected.....

I can't say I am surprised at this but can a contrast be made between this trend and the VAC's membership levels? Just curious...
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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Aging out of many members

It seems that every year, the WBCCI loses a number of members due to age and health. Many do not continue to tow. Some have switched to A/S brand motorhomes and continued their memberships. I see a number of older members at the local WBCCI events and I think that participation in the club has kept them "young at heart"! I hope that I will remain in good health and be travelling into my later years as well.
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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I can't say I am surprised at this but can a contrast be made between this trend and the VAC's membership levels? Just curious...
Tim,maybe someone from the VAC could post that information.It would be interesting to compare trends.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:40 PM   #5
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With the release of the 2007 WBCCI Directory it is a good time to review the membership total compared to last year.
The trend continues These are official Home Office Numbers.

2006 WBCCI Directory total--6919 Members

2007 WBCCI Directory total--6549 Members

Net loss--370 Members
I know one that left most likely after that was published....so 2007 would be 6548 or a loss of 371.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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I know one that left most likely after that was published....so 2007 would be 6548 or a loss of 371.

I know 2 that joined....does that count...so 2007 would be 6550 or a loss of 370. The totals are from the printing from one directory to the next.The trend is clear.
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The trend is clear.
Yes, but to whom????
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:46 PM   #8
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we joined to late for the directory last year then didn't renew this year --guess that make us a wash---took my red numbers of yesterday--pieman
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:01 PM   #10
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The Club has so much to offer. Try taking a caravan with Good Sams or one of the others and compare the costs. The fellowship that we have and the chance to meet each other at rallys across this nation are things you can't buy. I have met so many wonderful people and have gone places and seen things that without WBCCI would have been impossible for me. I love my RED NUMBERS 3485
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Why?

It might make a great new thread to ask all the WBCCI members what is it that keeps them renewing their membership and what is the value (other than pretty red numbers) of being a WBCCI member.

I'd like to hear the positive side of the equation too!
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As an owner of a MH, we belong to both the WBCCI and FMCA and there is a difference. Motorhome owners are not treated like redheaded stepchildren in the FMCA. Our local WBCCI unit has a lot of fun with us and calls the MH "the mother ship" but when we go to regional or international rallys we really feel the coldness from trailer owners. We enjoy the local unit, but have a hard time justifing $ 70.00 vs. $35.00 (FMCA). This will probably be the last year for us in the WBCCI.
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As an owner of a MH, we belong to both the WBCCI and FMCA and there is a difference. Motorhome owners are not treated like redheaded stepchildren in the FMCA. Our local WBCCI unit has a lot of fun with us and calls the MH "the mother ship" but when we go to regional or international rallys we really feel the coldness from trailer owners. We enjoy the local unit, but have a hard time justifing $ 70.00 vs. $35.00 (FMCA). This will probably be the last year for us in the WBCCI.
Bfred,

Try and join FMCA with a trailer, of course the motorhome is not treated as a redheaded stepchild, they are all redheaded.

If you don't enjoy the regional or international rallies, then just go to the local unit rallies, are you sure that you want to lose those friends?

Are there any other manufacturer specific clubs which have both motorhomes and trailers?

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Through a paperwork error some of us in the WDCU did not get into the book this year.
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