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Old 02-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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thanks Carol...
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Dufferin thank you for your response. I totally agree with you. I could not ask my friends to join WBCCI to be treated so casually and so thoughtlessly. I have said that to Leo for years through his membership drives and always he works at his own expense long hours and very diligently to improve WBCCI to only be rewarded with the big boot and no recognition for preserving the club's name, brand identity and membership guide and pulse of the current membership, when everyone else covered their mouths with their hands and shhhhished everyone else from speaking up.

It is members like Leo and yourself that are a glimmer of hope for the future. The tradition has devolved into hit men and sorry losers unable to let go their death grip upon the club and open the way for the younger generations because of their feelings of entitlement from their tenure of "volunteerism!"

Looking forward to sharing a campfire with you again and well said. I also wanted to mention that your post on WBCCI that was edited by the communications chairman until there was not a thought left that you intended, is totally ludicrous and petty and micro managing of the WBCCI to control every opinion given there. Edited because it was a political comment... I challenged what makes an opinion political before to the chairman and also never received a response about his discerning opinion trumping all other opinions, observations, and discussions.


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Old 02-12-2010, 05:54 PM   #16
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Might I suggest that you send copies to WBCCI's lawyers with the request that they also forward the letters to WBCCI leadership. Perhaps, by using that most official channel, they might also pay a little more attention.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #17
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Don't get them the chance

I did not give THEM the chance to TERMINATE me... I took their power from them along with the satisfaction they are probably feeling sitting around the table talking about Leo and their list. Don't you let them think that they have that power... that's the main point from Day 1 of my Good-bye WBCCI thread.. Leo let them show him... Why he let them feel that satisfaction is beyond me. Will others give them the same satisfaction? Only time will tell. Money to them is their strength... take it away... 1) by BOYCOTTING the International (that will hurt them the most) and refunds can still be had, and two, do NOT re-new next year.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:16 PM   #18
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I will renew, late very late, or not at all. It all depends how they use the hit list.I see many members getting the letter of probation or the axe.I prefer the guillotine since I am French.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:23 PM   #19
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I will renew, late very late, or not at all. It all depends how they use the hit list.I see many members getting the letter of probation or the axe.I prefer the guillotine since I am French.
John what do you mean You are french?!?
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #20
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Unfortunately, my two will not be a part of it.
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Sad story, are you listening WBCCI Mr president, do you care?
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Hope you are not talking about me, my story has a very happy ending....
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We are members of Metro NY who will be attending the FL State Rally on 16 Feb in Sarasota. We will wear black arm bands in honor of Leo.

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If it was not for Leo and others, many of us would not know really what is going on with the $$ at the leadership level, the name change issue, wanting to bring Fourwinds motor homes into the club, etcÖ The bottom line, he has exposed much of what goes on at your level to the rest of the club to see. ........
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Mark,

A black ribbon across the name badge may be more effective.

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We are members of Metro NY who will be attending the FL State Rally on 16 Feb in Sarasota. We will wear black arm bands in honor of Leo.

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One question - how can you even go?
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