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Old 12-28-2009, 09:24 PM   #365
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Don't worry Ed, I know in my heart you are part of the solution. I'm rooting for you. No matter what happens to your club, you are always welcome in The Airstreamer's Club
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:25 PM   #366
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No offense Ed, but you just did...
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #367
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Mr. Emerick,

I am "inside" and wanting a better run organization. The time has come for the IBT to respond to the membership. Best I can tell the club is dying and the IBT seems to be pushing the gurney to the morgue. It appears the IBT cannot see the patient, much less communicate with it.

Rob and Frank (and others) have every right to speak out about any perceived abuse of the WBCCI by the IBT or any other. Today or tomorrow. The club bears Wally Byam's name. While I was not there, I understand that Mr. Byam ran his caravan's in a very democratic fashion. The club is also associated, by its very nature, with Airstream, Inc. and every Airstream owner. So member or not, if you own an Airstream, you can speak your mind. (That's also in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.)

Rob, Frank, et al.,

Speak up, speak proudly, speak often. While I am still a WBCCI member, my better half is questioning why. And I'm not sure how long I will be justifying it. But for now, I am going to represent my Unit the best I can, work for fun and fellowship, and for the moment at least, wonder where my $55 goes.

Thank you gentlemen,

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Old 12-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #368
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20,855 views and not one single reply from anyone in power(except a few past presidents). Why is that so odd to me?
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:03 PM   #369
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Rob, I am still thankful that you offered to go with me to WalMart that cold rainy night, to get that 20lb propane tank, during the CBR in '06. Had Brooke and I not been members of the WBCCI, we would never have met you, Zoe, Star, Peter and all of the rest of the good folks of the WDCU, however the WDCU is what the WBCCI should be in my opinion; what I saw at the Salem International in 2006 was the antithesis.

The only way to effect change within the WBCCI is for the members to quit. I don't buy into the argument that change is made at the lower levels or to ignore what's going on at the IBT level and just have fun; I can do that without wasting $55 per year, soon to be $75.

When membership numbers become critical, the IBT will be left with two clear choices:

1) Understand that there is a serious problem and make the changes necessary to turn the WBCCI back into a profitable club.

2) Pretend nothing is wrong, raise dues, keep the status quo and keep losing members, until it becomes fiscally unfeasible to keep the sinking behemoth afloat.

So far, choice #2 seems to be the path the IBT wants to take.

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:11 PM   #370
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I will listen with great interest to the broadcasts of the meetings at this year's IBT. I usually listen to the meetings live and then listen again to critical portions of the meetings when they become available on the WBCCI website.

I'm our unit President this year, but I am very likely to be part of the group withholding 2011 dues until after the 2011 winter IBT. No progress, no pay! If enough of us do that, maybe it will get their attention.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:30 PM   #371
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What is the date and time of the broadcast?

I was listening to the vote at Perry for the MHs. I could feel the tears of the woman tallying to count through the computer.

Looking for the same results this time.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:48 PM   #372
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A great strategy for the future, I second your idea.
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I will listen with great interest to the broadcasts of the meetings at this year's IBT. I usually listen to the meetings live and then listen again to critical portions of the meetings when they become available on the WBCCI website.

I'm our unit President this year, but I am very likely to be part of the group withholding 2011 dues until after the 2011 winter IBT. No progress, no pay! If enough of us do that, maybe it will get their attention.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #373
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Lightbulb Hmmm...

20,000+ views? I'm not so sure that there aren't just a handful of people (posters?) viewing each time it pops up (after every post) ~ the rest check in once to see what it's all about just once in awhile. It's certainly not 20,000 people!

Whatever ~

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:34 PM   #374
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sort of passive aggressive there Shari. You were the 383 post so there must be some interest here...
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I do not have a dog in this hunt but as of now there are 13 people viewing this thread and I have seen as many as 40+ I have been on vacation and kinda bored watching tv ....
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:17 PM   #376
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I have to check in because where we are, they only have re-runs of Law & Order on t.v.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:19 PM   #377
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sort of passive aggressive there Shari. You were the 383 post so there must be some interest here...
No, just an observation. Got back from vacation and wanted to see what all the hub-bub was about...

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It's my fault, I've viewed it 19,400 times. Gotta go and view it again…

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