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Old 03-21-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Calling All WBCCI Members!


Announcing a new website that will allow you to:

1. Be informed on the pros and cons of the impending name change, what has happened, how did it happen, and what is in the future.

2. Easily view and download all WBCCI documents related to its pending name change.

3. See and hear Wally in his own words talk about his views on voting procedures.

4. Sign up to be a supporter or volunteer to help spread awareness to your fellow club members.

5. Post on our Save Wally forums and share your views and suggestions.

6. Download free avatars, banners, postcards, button and sticker templates, or wallpaper.

7. Send for high quality buttons and stickers or even unit packets.

Come join us at http://savewally.org
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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I just sent this link: www.savewally.org to my own unit officers along with a nice e-mail voicing my opinion about the vote. One member was unaware of this vote entirely and extremely interested to hear about it.

Good job!

Here is what I sent - feel free to borrow for your own use:

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I encourage you to vote against the proposed name change at International this year for a number of reasons:


The WBCCI has a long and rich history that should be honored - not discarded.


The license agreement that WBCCI will be required to enter into with THOR removes autonomous control of the organization from it's officers, directors and the members.

Thor will have control over use of the name Airstream, all logos associated with the club name and even approval rights of items like tee shirts, rally names and location. Read the agreement - it's bad for the club. Thor's marketing department does not value owners opinions or support - but rather is interested in financial gain from the use of the name Airstream. What would happen to the club if Thor sells the portion of the company that makes Airstreams? Who would gain control? Can we risk this?

The financial cost associated with this name change is a waste of members funds. Every scrap of advertising and logo would have to be redesigned. Much time would be wasted as well. Many volunteer hours would be spent redoing newsletter mastheads, websites and other items. If the WBCCI changes it's name to include the word AIRSTREAM, will they be required to sign over the ownership of their Web address to Thor? This has already happened to many other entities.


The rich heritage and independent spark of the organization would be forgotten with the stoke of a pen. The WBCCI would simply be another corporate owners club. Surely we can do better.

When you are choosing how to cast votes at International ask yourself what the will of your members is and then ask yourself.... what would Wally do?

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Old 03-21-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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Leo, Carol & all... well done! Good job. I hope it gets the word out.

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Old 03-21-2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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Just to add to what Janet said, yes someone in OUR unit wasn't aware of the name change - despite it having been mentioned in previous newsletters at least twice, the new logo printed there, and last month there was an article on the front page alerting members that they should start thinking about how they wanted to vote!

Just goes to show, some folks you can't tell them too many times!

Good job guys, this is just what I was talking about when I said you need a plan of action to make anything happen!
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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Janet,

Thank you for this and I would be happy to put this up on the site as a sample letter that could be sent in response to the vote. Pass or fail, we are going to continue to fight on Wally's behalf. Like the last sentense in your mesage states, "What would Wally do?"




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I just sent this link: www.savewally.org to my own unit officers along with a nice e-mail voicing my opinion about the vote. One member was unaware of this vote entirely and extremely interested to hear about it.

Good job!

Here is what I sent - feel free to borrow for your own use:


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Old 03-21-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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well this thread and link will draw some attention.....

the site looks great......
someone has been at work....kudos
just what ya needed....
a place to recruit and plead the case....
along with the posts on the wbcci website....
what a healthy way to deal with the issue....

one question.......

did anyone get permission from the wbcci to alter their trademark, logos, wally's image and so on?

i care not one bit, but wonder if those wanting to preserve the name, heritage and so on........
have received permission for the alterations of the club logo, wally image....and so on.

perhaps it isn't needed....any one know?

it is an honest question....and not intended to distract from the effort.

cheers
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:04 PM   #7
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Doc,

We have complied with copyright laws in the production of any material bearing the likeness of "WALLY".
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:14 PM   #8
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To all you guys and gals who've been working on this, Thank You!!,

a great big round of applause...



and some happy music from the band...




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Old 03-21-2006, 06:53 PM   #9
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I'm all for the name change. Bring it on. The sooner the name changes, the better.

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Old 03-21-2006, 07:38 PM   #10
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Wow! Lots of threads on this. You folks sure got your undies in a wad!
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:07 PM   #11
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I saw that you posted a notice on the Yahoo Airstream List. Have you posted on the Vintage Airstream List and the WBCCI forums also?

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Old 03-21-2006, 09:13 PM   #12
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Yes!

There is already a post about SaveWally on the WBCCI Forum: (http://www.wbcci.org/Forum/viewmessa...m=13&Topic=163).

And I just posted something to the Vintage Airstream List. Watch your email inbox.

I have been told that Hunter's List (of which I am not a member) may also have already been informed.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #13
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Well it is time to get off the fence for me, I am sending my WBCCI and Unit dues in the mail first thing tomorow morning, if the name dose change and hope it dose'nt, at least I can say that I was a member of the WBCCI before it changed.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:28 PM   #14
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That is cool! Send them a message telling them of your intentions as well. Too bad I can't get you a SaveWally sticker in time to pop that in your envelope also...


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Well it is time to get off the fence for me, I am sending my WBCCI and Unit dues in the mail first thing tomorow morning, if the name dose change and hope it dose'nt, at least I can say that I was a member of the WBCCI before it changed.
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