Originally Posted by yukionna
I'm trying to research the history of a vintage trailer I recently acquired and thought I would see if anyone has an old membership directory to help with my research. There are very, very faint numbers on the trailer that look like "822". I've reached a dead end with directories going back to 2002 (I've only been a member since 2002) and that number is currently not assigned to anyone. Does anyone have any information on this number? I heard from someone that the 3-digit numbers were only assigned to Region and International officers.
I few older WBCCI Directories, the oldest being 1981. In that dirsctory #822 belonged to Lorraine Dureau of Bayshore, NY. She was a member of the Metropolitan New York WBCCI Unit in Region 2. She was no longer listed in my next Directory, which is 1989. Checking my other scattered Directories, I can find no evidence that #822 has been used since 1989, but I am missing several years.
Based upon all of this I could guess that a 1954
Safari (can I assume that this is the recently acquired trailer?) could have been the Durea's trailer and that by 1981, Mr. Durea (if there ever was one) may have passed away and by 1989 Lorraine had also either passed away or dropped out of the club for other reasons.
I don't have the 2005 Directory handy, but the Metropolitan New York Unit is still present in the 2004 Directory. You may try contacting someone from that unit to see if they have more information. Good Luck.