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Old 07-14-2006, 12:11 PM   #113
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For the rendezvous(s) that I've attended, the host is responsible for procuring the site, collecting fees and confirming receipt, overseeing parking, making sure all members receive notification of the event, keeping track of site availability and letting people know when it's full, etc.,
well...all of those things have to happen one way or another in order for there to be a group outing. with the exception of having the person organizing the thing book the sites, or people book 'em themselves. Otherwise, its just "me going camping, and maybe I'll run into you at the same campground". someone has to say "when" and "where".
depends on the venue, too. Like the one coming up...no campground. private property. "party at George and Bonnie's". no tents. no equipment...no meals.... well..we did have a cook-out on Saturday night, but that was it. otherwise, it was just 8 or 10 rigs hangin out at George's house for the weekend. It doesn't get much more casual than that. except, I suppose, that it was planned in advance.
If I recall correctly, Pam and Nancy whipped up a rendezvous last year in pretty short order.

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Those who are in this group would need to make an effort to find out about it either by agreeing to receive notice by email, or by watching a forum for notice and details.
already doing that...
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:29 PM   #114
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Yes, a unit must belong to a region, however is there any requirement that all members reside in that region or all activities must occur in that region?

Why couldn't this proposed unit be in region 12, for example, and hold activities all over the world, if wanted, hold more than one activity at the same time in multiple locations or hold more than one activity per month?

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I don't think there's any requirement that you have to live within a certain Region to join a unit within it. I'm not sure how it would work in practice. How would an international cyber-unit take part in Regional activities and governance? Would they even want to take part? Would there be concern that there was taxation without representation at the Region level?
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:33 PM   #115
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Yes, a unit must belong to a region, however is there any requirement that all members reside in that region or all activities must occur in that region?

Why couldn't this proposed unit be in region 12, for example, and hold activities all over the world, if wanted, hold more than one activity at the same time in multiple locations or hold more than one activity per month?

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Hi Bill,I live in Region 1 but belong to a unit in Region 12.It works for me.
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hi, me too..live in 10 and member of 12
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"party at George and Bonnie's" no tents. no equipment...no meals.... well..we did have a cook-out on Saturday night, but that was it. otherwise, it was just 8 or 10 rigs hangin out at George's house for the weekend. It doesn't get much more casual than that. except, I suppose, that it was planned in advance.
Not exactly, the Maine Coast rendezvous is scheduled into the Rally Calendar well in advance, a flyer is generated and distributed in the newsletter, fees are collected, a lobster dinner is arranged by the host. If it were truly a few rigs hangin' out at George's house, none of this would have been done necessarily. Also, there are many members of the WBCCI unit that would be quite upset to learn that even a rendezvous had been arranged without formal notification in the newsletter and calendar since many still don't use email or accept the electronic newsletter. In the traditional unit, a leader might get lashed hard with a wet noodle for not making sure every member is fully notified of every gathering in writing, and in triplicate. (Well, maybe the wet noodle is exaggeration. )

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If I recall correctly, Pam and Nancy whipped up a rendezvous last year in pretty short order.
I think that was a renegade rally, not a rendezvous. Like you say, the renegade rally just happens, like the one that Gail is putting together for RI in September. But I don't think it's been worked out yet how, or if, this fits into the WBCCI structure. This is just individuals out on their own, at the same place, at the same time. This is more like what I'm talking about.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #118
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Hi Bill,I live in Region 1 but belong to a unit in Region 12.It works for me.
That is exactly what I meant. Instead of finding a Region which would accept this new unit, why not, as I have earlier suggested, contact WDCU and see if they would be agreeable to sponsoring a low key rally as has been suggested here.

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Old 07-14-2006, 03:18 PM   #119
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No "Forum Rallies" in the schedule?

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For what I'm talking about, once the location is worked out, everyone is on their own for making arrangements. The notice may or may not ever reach a newsletter depending on how far in advance it is planned. Those who are in this group would need to make an effort to find out about it either by agreeing to receive notice by email, or by watching a forum for notice and details.
I just scanned thru the 40 or so rallies listed in the forums and saw none that were identified as a "Forums Rally"

Doesn't this mean that we are all just talk and no action??
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #120
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Not all regions are unaccepting of new units with a different slant. David Tidmore's (DTBW's) "North Texas Camping Unit" was enthusiasticly accepted by our Region. Jim Haddaway, Past International Prez and Jerry Larson, currently International 2nd VP are in our unit and were supportive as was Tom Collier, our Region 9 Prez. The new unit was fully chartered at the recent International.

I'm sure that David would willingly supply his unit bylaws to anyone wishing to start a similar unit. The new unit has rallies only at public parks and their bylaws are structured to avoid getting into long meetings and unnecessary arm waving.

I would like to see similar units pop up all around the country. Every metropolitan area should have enough interested Airstreamers to form such a unit.

Nothing is new about being unhappy with a unit. Our unit split off from another unit 20+ years because all they wanted to do was play cards. Currently, our unit has grown over 30% in the last year while the parent unit, which did not change much, will probably cease to exist in the next year or so.

Our unit does ordinarily rally in RV parks, but we have enough flexibility to move out of that envelope when necessary. Our Vintage Rally this year was held at a state park. With over 50 attendees, the facilities were barely adequate, parking was totally helter-skelter, and our vintage open house was a disaster because no one could (legally) park near the scattered vintage rigs. Next year's vintage rally will be at a private park because no state park can provide large enough facilities and guarantee parking in reasonable proximity for the 100+ rigs we expect.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:34 PM   #121
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I just scanned thru the 40 or so rallies listed in the forums and saw none that were identified as a "Forums Rally"

Doesn't this mean that we are all just talk and no action??
Not sure what you mean. Were you looking in the "Forum Rallies" section? There are lots of forum rallies listed.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:39 PM   #122
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Not sure what you mean. Were you looking in the "Forum Rallies" section? There are lots of forum rallies listed.
...where is the "Forum Rallies Section?"
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:54 PM   #123
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...where is the "Forum Rallies Section?"
Airstream Community Forums: Rally Zone: Forum Rallies

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:16 PM   #124
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Units are under Regions, but IntraClubs aren't. IntraClubs report directly to WBCCI IBT through their individual Boards.

However, IntraClub members are also Unit members or MAL. Voting takes place through Units, not the IntraClub.

Different rules apply to Units & IntraClubs when it comes to activities and how they meet & are run.

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Does the VAC hold rallies? Is there such thing as a regional intraclub (just among the units of one region)? Do you know where I can find the WBCCI rules that govern the Intraclub events?

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Join the oldest and smallest unit you can find. Get any like minded folks you can find to join in and go camping. Don't worry about the old gaurd they will either join in or not. Attrition will work in your favor.
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Old 07-14-2006, 04:40 PM   #126
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Does the VAC hold rallies? Is there such thing as a regional intraclub (just among the units of one region)? Do you know where I can find the WBCCI rules that govern the Intraclub events?

Thanks! -J
Yes, the VAC holds rallies. Typically a region will host a rally, but all VAC'rs are invited. These tend to only be 1 or 2 per year, per region. BUT, you will meet lots of other like-minded VAC'rs at these and hopefully get together at the Unit rallies in your area more frequently. Or, just meet people to go out on your own with...no rules! We look at the Unit rallies as small group campouts with friends and the once/twice a year mega-rally as a celebration. Also, you get to meet VAC'rs from other regions by parking together at the International rally.

Here's a link to the VAC website. Parts of it are still being switched over to the new format so it's a bit out of date. But the rally page is current. Several regions have rallies scheduled yet this year...

We have really enjoyed the folks we have met through the VAC. Makes alot of the negatives of "the big club" tolerable.

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