The membership directory lists the international attendance on pages 20 and 21.
These are the numbers in Parenthesis.
The only rally with lower attendance that this one was the first rally in Bull Shoals in 1958
The best attendance was in Louisville in 1976. at 4493. It has been pretty much downhill from there with only a few minor blips.
Typically the attendance has been 10% or greater of the total membership number. This years attendance is below the 10% number of aprox 5600 members.
International attendance is now down 90% since 1976 and 50% in 3 years.
I am not sure what needs to be done to fix this, probably lots of little things and then perhaps a slow climb back would begin.
My feeling is that we do need a new constitution, or at least a heavily amended old one to bring the club up to date. It seems to take a year to 2 years to get any action on an amendment.
The motor home amendment needs to be put to rest one way or the other so members can make decisions as to what to do. (buy a thor or quit the club)
I don't see either of these items being settled in the immediate future.
At this point the question really is how low can International attendance go before the rally implodes from its cost structure. It must be getting close.
Likewise how much longer can we go before the club looks for another dues increase to keep the club solvent?
Does any one see a way to stop this downhill spiral of both the rally and the club??