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Old 09-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #141
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Since you started it ...

How about "Friends Of Wally Camping Club" ?

The name isn't all that great but when you say you're going to a FOWCC rally, you'll get a lot of attention!
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:44 PM   #142
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So we would pronounce that "Fo Wok", "FWOK", "FOLK", "FO-WAC" or something like that? And our motto could be "The club that's not all folked up?

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Old 09-02-2008, 04:47 PM   #143
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Since serious discussion on this thread has slowed down for a while, maybe we have time to inject a little humor.
Unusual timing of that remark, am I to read in between any lines there or am I just disappointed I was not fussed over and embraced?

Has anyone else specific unit ideas to share besides 2Air and me? There will be units??? Or perhaps I misread.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:58 PM   #144
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Unusual timing of that remark, am I to read in between any lines there or am I just disappointed I was not fussed over and embraced?

Has anyone else specific unit ideas to share besides 2Air and me? There will be units??? Or perhaps I misread.
Carol,

Timing of the remark was entirely random and there are no lines to be read between. Actually the bit about serious posts slowing down mainly referred to Jim's prolific output over the last few days.

I think your idea of incorporating the Rivettes as a unit in the new club (whatever it's going to be called) is a great idea. It's always good when you can bring in new members in bunches. I would hope that we would also get some whole WBCCI units, or at least major chunks of them.

Actually I was going to innocently ask if you allowed boys at your rallies, but upon reading over your comments I concluded the answer was probably "no", so there was no need to ask. It's your club, your policies are none of my business.

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Old 09-02-2008, 07:17 PM   #145
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Rivettes?

OLD joke, Studio 54 was a very exclusive disco, extraordinarily hard to get into. First you had bouncers at the door who arbitrarily turned away 9 out of 10 people wanting to get in. Then there was the outer room for the "in crowd", next there was an inner room where only "B List" Celebrities got in, then there was the inner sanctum for "A Listers" and finally there was a room where Jack Nicholson sat alone.

Sounds like the vision of the WBCCI's IBT.

I enjoy getting together with fellow Rivettes - but a separate club with separate structure - or even totally banning men? Naw, too much like work.

There are women who WANT to tow alone, but just havent mastered all of the skills yet. If their husbands want to tag along and support their learning effort, why not? Many people have limited vacation time, and again if a couple wants to spend a week with the Rivettes, no problem for me. If we women decided to have a "romantic toys" party, we could always send any stray males to the local man cave bar for 3-4 hours.

If any attending man gets totally out of line, we could have penalties ranging from plucking his unibrow to a full body wax.

Putting together regional rivettes rallies - or having a section of a wagon wheel at the national rally, Great. Having a Rivettes Flag to hold at the annual national bash, sure.

Separate club?? Put that many intelligent, charming, accomplished women together with no men....?
  1. we might start acting like the IBT
  2. who could we blame when someone farts?
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #146
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PHEW! That's a load off, thanks for reinflating me. I was a might worried there.

Of course this is mere conjecture and wishfulness until a minimum of 9 other commitments are obtained. But the Rivettes have actually already come together and have rallies and have toured Jackson Center together as a group. And the Western Sisters on the other coast have met and held successful rallies. I thought I would do the litmus test here in the planning thread to see if there are any or many others interested.

Boys at rallies can be a great fun!! So far we had rallies with and without significant others but I like your idea Nuvi much better. Actually we did even have Airstreamers of both genders solo. As I said when its time for a party I tend to think the more the merrier. They didn't mind coming to a Woman's We Can Tow It Rally and we enjoyed their participation.

So 2Air I am still considering what you said. Perhaps the Rivettes are best served by ocassional special events when they are in fact at liberty to schedule such a function and it may not be wise to become a no younit in a brand new Airstream club. I understand and probably a moot point cuz I aint got No body.

EDIT: I see Paula's post now and think you and 2Air are quite persuasive. You both are hoots, OK so like I wanna be in your unit now. I can always paint me a little SOB and be a cowgirl with Sisters On The Fly.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #147
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What would you call what we did in August. I called it a rally of friends that just happened to communicate here on the AirForums. Were we in danger of being sued because we were unincorporated I don't think so. Did we have a president and officers NOT BY A LONG SHOT DID We have Fun U DAM RITE WE DID.
SO why are we talkin about incorporating and Units and stuff that I personally have a problem with. At the end of the day we are talkin about the same thing that U all are trying your best to get away from.
I say KISS .
Lets just go have fun.
Oh did I mention East Harbor State Park,Port Clinton,Ohio Sept 11 /14 Some friends are gettin together, I think they have those shiny trailers ALL ARE WELCOME.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:07 PM   #148
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Thanks for the invitation Roger. We may just be in the Ohio area in September. Well I guess I would call it a forums rally. You're right it lacked for nothing. I do more forums rallies than WBCCI rallies cuz gosh darn it we deserve it, They are more fun no contest. (Respectfully... region and unit experience will vary)

Ah but here we are in a thread for folks that are interested in starting a new club. Different strokes for different folks, there's room for all. Let's go grab Mary Lou and the pups and we'll go have fun. Until then you might catch me here again. We can belong to many or no clubs, but you can bet we will be rallying again, one function or another.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:59 PM   #149
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Which do you think Airsteam would choose?

It has been a difficult and disappointing day for me.

I left the trailer this morning full of enthusiasm due to all of the interest that had been expressed the past three days about our endeavor here.

The first shock was a close encounter of the wrong kind with a deer. Thank God for ABS brakes. Both the deer and our truck are fine.

Some hours later my heart rate is ALMOST back to normal and SWMBO assures me that the brown stains will wash out of my trousers.

Then I came to the forum thinking this will be very pleasant given what had transpired with the deer.

To say that I am disappointed that there is not one post in response to the questions that I asked everyone to respond to is a GROSS understatement.

Perhaps Andy was right after all and this is going nowhere. Sad really.

I always find it interesting when it is time to do the work.

I thought it was nice that so many people said they wanted to be involved.

It's a shame that no one appears to be committed.

Let me define what I mean by involvement and commitment. Involvement and commitment are like ham and eggs.

In ham and eggs, the chicken is involved; the pig is COMMITTED.

No, I don't really expect anyone to lay down their life for anything like an Airstream club. But, having said that, a new club cannot be put together with group involvement if no on in the group is willing to do any of the work.

As to the title of this thread, I would like everyone here to give this some thought.

Airstream has choices about what group they would like to see representing its customers in the form of a social organization.

Today there is the WBCCI which new Airsteam purchasers, like my wife and I, do not find offers the type of experience they would like in a social organization.

I was giving serious thought to "going it alone" and building a club on my own. Perhaps I will have to do that. I really do not what to.

Then we have the current state of affairs within the WBCCI which has suspended one member. Many think this is the tip of the iceberg and more suspensions will follow. Personally I have no idea how this will play out; only time will tell. Realistically I can see some people who are VERY unhappy with the WBCCI going off and setting up a club on their own. To me this is just a natural result of what can happen given the current circumstance. And, rumors are flying about this going on.

Then there is us. I really didn't want to go it alone and thought, "Gee, wouldn't it be nice if there were enough like minded souls on the Airfourm who would like to establish a new Aristream club that looked nothing like the WBCCI". Goodness knows the diversity of people on the forum includes the new Airstream purchasers as well as those that have been around for years. Wouldn't it be nice if such a diverse group was willing to work together to form a new Airstream club.

So, my question to y'all is of these four alternatives who do you think Airstream would like to see succeed.

Jim, who so disappointed that he is quite literally without words.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:37 PM   #150
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Jim the issue may be that you went off on your own without talking to the people that are in the know.

There are several things in the works long before you came on board which you are unaware of.


More later.....a new club will be formed.
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Jim the issue may be that you went off on your own without talking to the people that are in the know.

There are several things in the works long before you came on board which you are unaware of.


More later.....a new club will be formed.
Mystery club, Bob? Share a few details. If there is a history here, please speak up (that's a polite request, not a challenge).

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Well then why did no one pull Jim aside and tell him instead of asking him who he is?

And for future reference to those tempted to go off on their own where's the list of those in the know to consult?

Sorry Jim. let's hope all the camps interested in a new Airstream club will be able to contribute to make the best club possible.
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Ok U ask for it I don't give a hoot what Airsteam wants to see. We don't get paid or get a discount for owning or pulling thier product. Fine product that it is.
I think everyone who has weighed in hear with a comment wants some type of club that they can join or be apart of that Does away with dress codes and pomp and ceremony. They just want to go campin with thier friends without presidents and secrateries and treasuriers and all that incorparated garbage. NO ONE CARES.
They just want a group of friends they can have fun with. What does it matter what we call it.Just so we do it together
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Well then why did no one pull Jim aside and tell him instead of asking him who he is?

And for future reference to those tempted to go off on their own where's the list of those in the know to consult?

Sorry Jim. let's hope all the camps interested in a new Airstream club will be able to contribute to make the best club possible.
Carol,

I don't know any more than the next guy, but I know you cover the same Internet waterfronts that I do and I'm surprised you haven't picked up the same vibrations that I have.

To wit, if someone were going to start a club made up mostly of disaffected WBCCI members, the logical people to start it would be people well known in the WBCCI community. And the people most motivated to start it might be the people who have been booted out of the WBCCI.

Anybody we know meet those criteria?

Bob Thompson has been silent lately and Leo Garvey is out of the country this week, but Leo has been dropping hints that we ain't heard nothin' yet.

And, frankly, I would be inclined to follow them as they are both experienced officers with a track record of success in their regions and units. Notwithstanding all of the foregoing, I think Jim has some really good ideas that I hope can be fit into a new club.

And, I would much prefer one new club rather than two or three, so people would have a clear and simple choice between the WBCCI and "Brand X".

Just my opinion. . .
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