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Old 12-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #85
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Fees associated with NOVA

Young at heart and acceptance of any age is important in life. Being a retired (hopefully not a bad word) educator young at heart was always important to understand the students and the same for them to understand aging teacher/population. Went through the 60's and what the youth thought about older people not understanding them. hummmm!!! When my wife and I joined our unit, both of us were gainfully employed. The past 2 presidents for our unit are both gainfully employed and seemed to do just fine with a unit of retired people. Please don't take these comments wrong just thinking out loud. I guess we are fortunate to belong to a progressive unit. We have traveled and camped much on our own and met lots of nice people wherever we have ventured.
My wife and I still enjoy learning from people older and younger than us. As has been said "Life is good".

I guess I have missed this somewhere in the dialog but to belong to the NOVA group a person will still have to pay dues to the WBCCI and then join NOVA?

Part of what I have seen on the forum site/sites is the cost of doing business for the WBCCI. For those that are unhappy about the rising dues than is NOVA for them? I appreciate your time informing me of my understanding or misunderstanding of NOVA. I have been watching the progress of NOVA and I to, congratulate you on your progress.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:23 PM   #86
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NOVA will be a unit of the WBCCI. As of right now, the fees are $55 towards international, and $1 to NOVA.

Affiliate membership requires you to be a member in another unit of the WBCCI. The fee for this is $1.

I'm wondering if a category such as "Friends of NOVA" should exist?
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #87
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I will be your friend, Dan! WBCCI, NOVA or Not!! LOL!!!
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:05 PM   #88
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NOVA will be a unit of the WBCCI. As of right now, the fees are $55 towards international, and $1 to NOVA.

Affiliate membership requires you to be a member in another unit of the WBCCI. The fee for this is $1.

I'm wondering if a category such as "Friends of NOVA" should exist?
Dan,

I sent in our membership through the NOVA website. Will fees be charged only if NOVA has been approved?

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:08 PM   #89
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Dan,

I sent in our membership through the NOVA website. Will fees be charged only if NOVA has been approved?

Thanks,
Yep, that is our understanding too!
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:27 PM   #90
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Just fyi--did you know that NOVA is usually considered shorthand for NOrthern VirginiA?
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #91
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Sent a check in today. This ol' MAL has been converted. I'll be able to save $20 on my membership. Being able to vote is also a benefit. Gosh, I feel 18 again.

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:04 PM   #92
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Very good cooperation is being maintained by myself and the Regional President. We are doing our best to form a new unit that fills the needs of what may be considered a non-traditional member.

I can assure you that "virtual" is not science fiction! The concept of NOVA will be to use the internet as much as possible for communications, meetings, an general organizations. But, it will in no way replace camping! NOVA will have rallies and other activities. We already have two on the calendar for next year.

I see you have a new, very nice, trailer! May I ask what unit you used to belong to and how long ago?
I belonged to the Cleveland Unit years ago. A great group. I have many good memories. We went to Alaska one year. It was so cold, the road we were on was gravel and dirt, and the borometer dropped a few of us lost some windows in our units. These things are tough I tell ya.

Another memory was we took off on another trip up into canada, I used to tell the kids (they were 18) this time we didnt LOL. They tried to file a missing persons report. We were way up north, a mounted officer came and checked in on us, told us we were camping on an iced over lake. He said we would be fine, then came back and informed us about the state wide bullettin looking for us by our kids...LOL saw the Northern lights many times.

I just find it so hard to believe the WBCCI has changed that much.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:02 AM   #93
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NOVA-noun/-vi/ Show Spelled Pronunciation a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity.

Yep...that sounds like us! LOL
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:50 PM   #94
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Folks,

We are about at the one week countdown for charter memberships in NOVA.

I am very aware of the decision of some of our friends regarding the WBCCI. I wish them well, and I look forward to seeing them down the road.

My choice is to believe that the vast majority of the WBCCI membership, including its leadership, are good people doing their best.

I have received comments whether NOVA is still going forward. The answer is very much so. My communications with the Regional President have been very friendly and professional.

I continue to invite anyone to consider joining NOVA. A full description of our intentions can be found at Home - NOVA

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:24 PM   #95
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I want to say, that I have been researching this NOVA, and other Units... Here is what I am not understanding, and it is the problem across this great nation. NOVA is a potential Unit in the WBCCI being started by people who are also not in the WBCCI. Now... If it does get allowed to charter, the WBCCI will be starting another Unit on top of Units already in existance. This make no sense since it may delute the membership in a region. Lorain and La Grange are with in the greater cleveland area. Out side people are showing enthusiasim, but it is because they think it will be like the WDCU unit, Which while NOVA will be like it, The WDCU unit was started in a location that did not have a Unit, thus attracting new membership. To me, this new unit (NOVA) will further erode this club for the simple geographic location.

In short, Burger Kings arent next to Burger Kings, SO another club over a WBCCI unit is normal, Not WBCCI units over WBCCI Units.
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Let's be fair in our analogies! NOVA will be more like a Hooters than a Burger King. Same food, just more attractive.

wow. I can't believe I just typed that....
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:57 PM   #97
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If it does get allowed to charter, the WBCCI will be starting another Unit on top of Units already in existance. This make no sense since it may delute the membership in a region.
Another unit on top of units already in the nothern Ohio region, yes. Dilute the existing units, doubtful. The whole draw to NOVA versus other units in the area is that it will be a truly virtual unit. Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Mohican, Mahoning, etc. all are "bricks & mortar" units. NOVA will conduct business online with the exception of the event of camping. The other units in the area still conduct meetings and have lunches, etc. where people come together at each occasion face-to-face. There's a large contingent of people who can't / don't want to make the time to travel, pack up the kids, eat, etc. for a meeting. Camping for the weekend, no problem; but take 4 hours from one of my weekend days to travel and have lunch and come home...no thank you. I'll easily give 1 hour from my home PC where I can occupy the kids elsewhere in the house and where I can eat leftovers from the fridge rather than spending $30 for lunch for the family + $10 in gas round-trip. That's the beauty of NOVA.

I've been down the path before looking for a local unit in Ohio to bond with / join. I ended up with WDCU and remain there today. I've pledged my affiliate-ship with NOVA and would switch to NOVA from WDCU once everything is up and running. Ultimately I want to have local fellowship, but the people have to be people I want to be with and the meetings, etc. have to be something that doesn't cause me to put my life on hold for 1/2 a day and spend $40 just to attend a lunch. If I'm eating lunch with my fellow unit members, it better be within close proximity of a bunch of Airstreams (i.e. camping)

In short: If you want the luncheon, meeting around a table, face-to-face kind of WBCCI unit, then there's many in the northern Ohio area that you can experience and join. If you want to have be able to communicate and conduct business from your home / PC and concentrate on camping more so than luncheons, then NOVA is the way to go.

Even WDCU's online-ness has been diluted. NOVA takes it a step further. On a personal note, I'm contemplating how long my involvement with WBCCI will continue (reasons and musings not appropriate to this thread). But, if NOVA is established in the manner in which it has been laid out then it would very likely be a reason for me to justify continuance in the WBCCI in spite of the concerns that I have about the organization as a whole. NOVA is poised to set a new standard.
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And the MENU is much different!!!
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