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Old 07-16-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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I have resigned as WMNHU President and ALL Other Duties as ASSIGNED!

Sorry guys but sometimes you just have to pull the plug.

I read my last and final needling from the Region One up and coming people who think the rules, and parlimentry proceedures are what is making the club run.

It hit my last nerve and I will not be renewing my membership with WMNHU and I will become a very happy and content MAL-Content.

I will be sitting back for a bit. Resting from the beatings and look at the creation of something new and different.

Sometimes in organizational structure you have to let it die then see what can be rebuilt from the ashes.

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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It is their loss!

I could not believe the savage rhetoric that was shown on this forum as well as at the rally's by these same people. I am sure you will be missed as most or these folks like to harrass, but don't really like to do the work.

I have been a member for about ten years now and am about ready to throw in the towel as well. I have been running two web sites for the clubs and region at my own expense and I don't see people stepping foreward to take on these duties. The older folks are worn out and the younger ones just like to critisize.

When you can't get the smallest change in the club when it is dieing, then it will die and for my part, I no longer need it.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear you let the bas*** wear you down.

Most often the rules they cite are only in their own minds. This is becoming a known problem which means it is more likely to be properly addressed, - sometime - but, in the meantime, we have to survive.

One way is around these types is to know more about the actual rules than they do. It can be fun to watch when they get hoisted on their own ignorance if you are a sadist because they often don't educate easily. Most of us would rather find more pleasant ways to handle the situation, though.

I know of two fairly successful 'fix the rules problems' groups working within the WBCCI structure. If you are serious about looking at "the creation of something new and different" they should provide ideas for you. Let me know (via pm or email) if you are really interested in constructive revolution and I might be able to provide some links to resources and ideas to help.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:31 AM   #5
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I'm saddened to hear this news

This is a huge loss for the White Mountains NH Unit and all of Region 1.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:35 AM   #6
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cyber unit?

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Sorry guys but sometimes you just have to pull the plug.

I read my last and final needling from the Region One up and coming people who think the rules, and parlimentry proceedures are what is making the club run.

It hit my last nerve and I will not be renewing my membership with WMNHU and I will become a very happy and content MAL-Content.

I will be sitting back for a bit. Resting from the beatings and look at the creation of something new and different.

Sometimes in organizational structure you have to let it die then see what can be rebuilt from the ashes.

Robin
While you are resting, you might enjoy reading some of the posts in the thread that Janet had started;

WBCCI cyber unit?
I have been mulling over the "What makes a unit a good unit" issue and have a couple of thoughts....

A good unit has regular communication, rallies, member participation, diversity, encourages new folks to join and carries out the mission of the parent organization. it's members have voice and vote and feel valued.

Some of us belong to those kinds of units - some don't. Many of us live hundreds of miles form a WBCCI unit - and while we belong - we do not participate in the regular business of the organization - we can't - it's too far to drive. Many belong to the WBCCI as "at large members" and have no unit affiliation AND no voice or vote - yet pay dues.

So... how about a Cyber unit? Forums members are already acting as a WBCCI unit. we plan and hold rallies, we meet regularly (online), heck we vote on polls! We work out our differences, we (many of us) are willing to support the forums with cash...

Why not start a WBCCi unit? it could be a venue to give those 'at large" members a voice. We are already a cohesive community. We have the technology to hold online meetings and there is established practice for doing so. I beong to another organization that has online meetings and balloting - it's fairly effective.

If the current model of the WBCCI is not flexible enough for our new population, let's expand it. Don't throw it away - just tweak it a little. There is room for both traditional units and non-traditional units. Many already belong to more than one unit anyway....

just one little small step into cyber space......
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A while back (as the Gunner), I was debating some of the rhetoric that I felt was getting out of hand and was chastised by Janet for doing so. I did not see she or any other Moderator make any attempt to quiet the rhetoric that was rampant at the time. I don't see how a cyber club will be any different. Those same folks will still be there. It is the problem America is facing these days in all aspects of life. There is a lack of decorum and respect for one another's opinions. A new cyber group won't make any difference until folks wake up and tell some folks to hold it down or shut up and go away. I for one am going away.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:55 AM   #8
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This is a huge loss for the White Mountains NH Unit and all of Region 1.
I second that
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:41 PM   #9
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Once again thank you all for the kind words. I will still be active and you WILL SEE me at Rally's I will be running Rallies. I just won't be affliated with a Unit. myboyburt we WILL be doing the Winter RIg or Rent and we WILL be doing the October Great Pumpkin Harvest Moon thing. Being a MAL-Content just means I won't be opening up my e-mail box in fear-being horrified by the guard quoting RRO and Palimentry procedure.
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #10
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Once again thank you all for the kind words. I will still be active and you WILL SEE me at Rally's I will be running Rallies. I just won't be affliated with a Unit. myboyburt we WILL be doing the Winter RIg or Rent and we WILL be doing the October Great Pumpkin Harvest Moon thing. Being a MAL-Content just means I won't be opening up my e-mail box in fear-being horrified by the guard quoting RRO and Palimentry procedure.
That's at least some good news. Leon and I have a blast hanging out with you and Mr. rgesch at rallies. And the Winter Rig or Rent is a personal favorite of mine.
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:03 PM   #11
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tell me if I am wrong, but if the main thrust of Airstream owners getting together is to camp as a group and fellowship with each other, why do you need a club at all? It was one thing when their was no internet or email, and information had to be distributed to keep things going, but why now? Organize a rally, tell people about it...show up, have fun. No agenda.
If you want something bigger and more organized, it will no doubt turn into a mass of opinions at every turn. Thought some will always want the "pomp and circumstance"
So am I nuts or just stepping out of reality??
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tell me if I am wrong, but if the main thrust of Airstream owners getting together is to camp as a group and fellowship with each other, why do you need a club at all? It was one thing when their was no internet or email, and information had to be distributed to keep things going, but why now? Organize a rally, tell people about it...show up, have fun. No agenda.
If you want something bigger and more organized, it will no doubt turn into a mass of opinions at every turn. Thought some will always want the "pomp and circumstance"
So am I nuts or just stepping out of reality??
why, its so you can get a good group-buy on hats, of course.
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:12 PM   #13
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Once again thank you all for the kind words. I will still be active and you WILL SEE me at Rally's I will be running Rallies. I just won't be affliated with a Unit. myboyburt we WILL be doing the Winter RIg or Rent and we WILL be doing the October Great Pumpkin Harvest Moon thing. Being a MAL-Content just means I won't be opening up my e-mail box in fear-being horrified by the guard quoting RRO and Palimentry procedure.
Definitely WMNHU's loss. We totally understand though, and we're glad to hear you'll still be hangin' out with your WBCCI friends as a MAL!

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Old 07-16-2006, 03:27 PM   #14
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Just because I'm a MAL-Content doesn't mean I won't be active!

Don't think for a moment ANYONE is going to get me down. Just watch me do my thing and be the most active MAL-Content you ever saw!

The winter Rig and Rent will be the first Rally held by a MAL-Content! Just as the other person said no rules, no fuss, no muss, March as previously planned Danforth Bay. Anyone invited. You Just notify the Campground Your Coming.

That's the big misconception here, that you can't be an active member of WBCCI unless you belong to a UNIT WRONG!!!!!

The only thing they limited MALs from is the politics. Well I can certainly live without That! and I plan too.

Region One will see it's first MAL-Content Margaritta Madness Fiesta as planned!

Look out KIDDO's the MAL-Contents are on the loose...anyone else want into my happy camper club of mal contents?
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