Not that I really matter, but I thought I would add one to the mix.Hope you will pass it along also.
Dear Leaders That Be,
You may remember me or you may not.
My name is Frank Yensan and I reside in Baltimore MD. I am attaching some photos to this letter so that you can see what I am saying to you. I am a visual guy and believe that a picture is worth ten thousand words.
My former member number was 7183. I am the father of two girls and as a family we have attended 26 Rallies in the two and a half years we were a part of the club. I want you to know that we fit right smack in the middle of the demographic Airstream targets with their products today.
I was very blissful attending rallies with the WDCU and other Units in my region. My participation has been about a 15 on a scale of 1- 10. In every Blue Beret I have read how I needed to attend the next International. My first chance was Bozeman, but due to limited vacation time I could not attend. We both work and close to 10 days would have been required to just drive out and back. The following year we went to Madison because it was much closer to us.
Here we are in the VAC parade. You cannot see him, but Dale Schwanborne is sitting in the passenger seat. He was the Scout and I was the Wagon Boss on a caravan Rob Baker and I organized and recruited 14 trailers to participate in.
We had a great time all caravanning together at a very leisurely pace making stops at the Motheship, the RV Hall of Fame, and the VAC rendezvous in Jefferson.
I had read month after month how important it was for me to be there. I had been asked repeatedly by officers that, unknown by me, were compensated to recruit me to go. For all the money I paid to attend, I received a bag of trinkets and the honor of parking in a huge parking lot.
While in Madison I came to a huge epiphany. I am not sure if it was seeing Monona Place where you folks drank cocktails and had finger food that I paid for. I am not sure if it was seeing the gift baskets being wheeled into the hall where you had your meeting. Maybe it was the volunteers telling me how wonderful the pancake breakfasts had been for the previous two weeks. Not quite sure where the realization came that I had been a part of paying for the rewards that I was not given also. I do know that when I found out that the International lost $103,000 that I decided I had enough of supporting people who do not support me. To add insult to injury, the members also compensated you over $126,000 to promote something that lost $103,000. For shame. How do you sleep at night allowing such things?
You most likely never even glanced at my letter of resignation when it came to your email box.
Now you have kicked a member from your club. Do you actually think your club has a future? I feel Mr. Garvey is very fortunate to have been terminated from the club you have made yours. Hopefully, you wake up to the reality that your actions are not viewed in a favorable light by most of the members. Hopefully you will gain a consciousness about your actions.
I had hoped to someday become a member again. After listening to every minute of the Mid winter meeting, I realized that as excellent a fit our Airstream is for our family, that the club is just not for me. Good luck with your future. I sure hope you do the right thing. I will close this letter with a photo of the true future of your club.
Unfortunately, my two will not be a part of it.
With extreme restraint, Frank Yensan