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Old 03-01-2010, 07:54 AM   #43
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Rally budgets

When I was co-chair of a region rally, we developed a very detailed operating budget and line itemed everything. That's how we came up with our rally fee. It wasn't all that difficult to do. In the end we more than covered the costs.

The idea of using a commercial campground couldn't be that expensive, could it? When camping we pay $24-40/night for sites in the Northeast. So if we were to pay full freight at a campground for 5 nights at $35/night = $175. To that add a kitty fee for renting tents or meeting buildings, meals, giveaways, entertainment and that sort of thing.

What would be a reasonable fee? I bet it could be done for $300 per rig. I don't have a breakdown of expenses for an international rally so I don't understand the costs. Does anyone else have them?

This could be "pie in the sky" thinking, as perhaps commercial campgrounds would not want to rent to a large group.

Anyway, pardon my habit for "thinking out-loud". These are just thoughts and 'creative' ideas. What do you think?

Planning the next trip....

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:02 AM   #44
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You can obtain the current International Rally budget from Cindy Reed or PM me with your email address and I will send you what I have.


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Old 03-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #45
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Okay guys........another positive thread has gone wrong! It seems that everyone needs to air their dirty laundry on this FORUM. Can't we ALL just have fun and think of camping with our beloved Airstream. Things don't get better with complaining.

  • Think campfires .................
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:25 AM   #46
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I think it must be the weather. People are stuck at home, buried in snow, feeling very cooped up, and in no mood for anything. Complaining comes naturally at this point.

So I'll join in: Let's go kill the damned weatherperson and turn off the weather channel! (And if the WBCCI owns stock in the WC, kill them, too!)

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:32 AM   #47
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The rally that Pam speaks of was The region 1 Rally when I was Region President. And I want everyone to know that she and her co-host organized the best regional rally I have, in my 34 years, ever gone to.It was superior to anything International has ever come up with (except maybe the 1976 International) Even today, Pam puts on excellent rallies and get-together events. but we do see things from different viewpoints and so we both speak our minds. I would support Pam any day but that does not mean that I agree with her.on every thing she says.

BTW Mistral, Harriett and I do NOT need 30 amp electric - your statement is false - because we have a very advanced solar system that provides what electric we may want even in the middle of the desert, To bad you didn't have the correct info and made assumptions. We camped for over a week in Big Bend National Park without electric hookups, but we had all of the internet and TV coverage we wanted..

Ticki2, sorry about using the word attitude, should have said concerns.

Oh! If anyone wants to know how to run a rally up to and including Regional ones, contact Pam, she is a wizz at them. (But having said that, I will probably disagree with her again)
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:12 AM   #48
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Thats why , I will never attend a international rally.To much bull --- The expense is out of hand. I can relax at a private campground and visit the rally on a day pass look around and leave. Those long meetings and ritual ceremonies are not for me.

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