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Old 01-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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2009 WBCCI Membership Stats

It's that time of year again.Every year since 1996 I have gone through the annual WBCCI Membership Directory and tracked which unit each member in the directory has paid their dues to.These totals are for the primary unit and does not include associate memberships.
It is important to keep in mind that my totals are only as accurate as the information printed in the directory.
There is always cases where renewals are received late either by accident or on purpose as has been pointed out in previous years by a few on the forums.There are also other possibilities including printing errors and over the years this has happened several times.
I have over the years refined my tabulations so that each membership is checked at least twice to reduce errors.Human error is always a possibility but I feel very confident that these numbers are fairly accurate.
As this thread runs its course,I will post some of the results I found.
First the big number

2006 WBCCI Directory total--6919 Members

2007 WBCCI Directory total--6549 Members

2008 WBCCI Directory total--6406 Members

2009 WBCCI Directory total--6091 Members

The official total as per home office is 6112.Current membership as of last week was 6278 members.

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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Units lost since the 2008 Directory

There were 6 more units lost since the last directory was printed.Some folded and some merged with other units.They are listed below along with the membership totals for these units in the 2008 Directory.

Unit#42-Fort Wayne Indiana Unit (25 members)

Unit#43-Indiana Dunes Unit-14 members

Unit#54-Midwest Unit-15 members

Unit#107-Top-O-Texas Unit-18 members

Unit#159-Western Oregon Unit-27 members

Unit#160-Central Florida Unit-26 members

As I mentioned in my previous post sometimes the info in the directory is not 100%.There are still 12 members listed in the directory as Unit#159 members and 1 who used to belong to Unit#107,(107)would be the normal way it is shown and is now listed only as ().I'm sure that in next years directory these members will be listed with the new unit they have joined.
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Member at large totals(MAL's)

Members at large still account for the largest unit? in the club even with the significant drop in members of this group over the last year.

2008 MAL's -548 members
2009 MAL's -466 members

Most of the decline is attributed to these members leaving the club.Although I didn't track the total amount of MAL's who switched to a unit,there were many more this year than in previous years.
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Largest Unit

The largest unit continues to be the Washington Unit #112.It even got a little larger this year.

2008-334 members
2009-351 members
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Good work should be praised~Thanks
If you have these figures ..could you share?
Between 2006 and 2009,
how many WBCCI members were lost due to death, year by year?
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Good work should be praised~Thanks
If you have these figures ..could you share?
Between 2006 and 2009,
how many WBCCI members were lost due to death, year by year?
I'm sorry but that number is not available to me from the info in the directories.Each month in clubs official publication(The Blue Beret) there is a listing of those members who have passed away.The list in recent years has been much smaller than it used to be.Of course the total membership has been declining each year also so I guess that can be expected.
Home office may have that number for you.
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Thanks..I'll check the home office next week.
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Good work should be praised~Thanks
Being able to share what I find out is thanks enough.Before I started doing this I wondered what the different unit totals were but found information hard to come by.
If you find the answer to your question I would be interested in hearing the result.
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Thanks Mike, you have a hobby that benefits all WBCCI members. Because of your hobby we get to find out where we stand in regards to our club membership.
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Thanks Mike, you have a hobby that benefits all WBCCI members. Because of your hobby we get to find out where we stand in regards to our club membership.
Hey Michelle,it was great to finally meet you last summer in PEI.I am showing a gain for the New England Unit last year.

2009-110 members
2008-104 members
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Results of some merged units

Some units gained some members as a result of either merging with other units or gaining members when another unit in their geographic area folded.Since I have not heard anything official,just looking at the numbers it looks like the units below benefited.

Indiana Unit #40
2008-18 members
2009-49 members

Oregon Unit #90
2008-64 members
2009-76 members

Texas Plains Unit #107
2008-20 members
2009-37 members
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Up and coming

It looks like 2008 was a great year for the Four Corners Unit of New Mexico (FCU or 4CU) in only their second year of operation.It CAN be done.

2008-19 members
2009-47 members
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It looks like 2008 was a great year for the Four Corners Unit of New Mexico (FCU or 4CU) in only their second year of operation.It CAN be done.

2008-19 members
2009-47 members
Mike:

Any other units growing? How about New England, your WDCU, or Wisconsin?

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Any other units growing? How about New England, your WDCU, or Wisconsin?

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Hi Tim,

There were at least 38 units that showed a membership gain last year.This is a very positive sign to me.I realize that the info I am using may not be 100% accurate but in doing this for 13 years I have found it (under normal circumstances)to be VERY CLOSE.
No need for the non-believers in WBCCI to bash this thread.There is far too much of it on these forums.My data is not meant to provide ammo for them either.It is only meant as a means to provide info and to use it in a POSITIVE manner.
The New England Unit(NEU) numbers were answered in a previous post(#10)I believe.I have met many of the members and know they have a strong unit.
The Wisconsin Unit was also one of the gainers.The 2009 number was 68 members compared to 65 members in 2008.
The WDCU Unit numbers I have are not accurate as there were a number of renewals that did not make it in time to be included in the directory.I have attempted to get a more accurate number and it was being looked into.
Here are some of the other units that stood out for me this year.

Unit#18-Santa Clara California Unit
2008-28 members
2009-33 members

Unit#27-Florida Unit
2008-56 members
2009-63 members

Unit#52-Michigan Unit
2008-85 members
2009-95 members

Unit#61-Montana Unit
2008-26 members
2009-31 members

Unit#91-Pennsylvania Unit
2008-38 members
2009-46 members

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