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Old 01-15-2007, 01:53 PM   #29
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Another Fine logo!

Nice job!!

I think we need a "Post 'yer logo thread!

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Old 01-15-2007, 02:40 PM   #30
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Before I let my membership slide I was for the name change. I know that's sacrilege to lot of people out there but I thought it might be one small step in bringing new life to an old and (in my opinion only) outdated club. Now , I've completly change my mind. I now think , after reading about all the disagreements about most anything related to the WBCCI on this forum that it should be left alone. The people that love the WBCCI and all it represents should have it the way it is and pretty much always will be. But..what's needed (maybe) is a new Airstream Club. Something completely seperate from WBCCI for all those who simply don't want to spend their free time trying to change or fit into a club that really if it ever changes at all will be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I know my views aren't going to win a lot of friends among the club supporters but aside from this forum there are propably a lot of Airtream owners out there who may want to belong to an Airstream club but the WBCCI just doesn't offer then remotely what they're looking for. I love my grandparents and like to visit them but I don't hang out with them or their friends, and I don't try to change their views because it would just be an exercise in futility. The people in my unit were wonderful people but besides from the fact that we all owned an Airstream we were lightyears apart. It wasn't them it was us we just didn't fit in. We weren't old enough in years or thinking to really become a part of the group. I don't think most of these old timers are in any way ready for change . So maybe a new Airstream Clup existing along side the traditional club would really solve a lot of problems.
Very well spoken!!! In fact we have experienced the same thing and decided to not renew for many of the same reason. As to a new contemperary club there already is one---the forums really fits that discription. While not an "official " club it does in a since function as one. As to activities the sky is the limit --suggest it --plan it --do it.! If it's a good idea otheres will join in , if not they won't and thats ok too. No meeting-dues--officers---politics. It's already happening , and i predict will continue to grow.
As aside note many churches have 2 services-- a contemperary and a traditional and it works great. Very much for the same reasons. People of different ages have different tastes as well as needs. Those who have gone this way have done so because they experenced the same thing WBCCI is experiencing now, decline in membership and attendence.---pieman

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Old 01-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #31
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I am a new AS owner and actually just contacted the local unit yesterday and asked them to send me the paperwork to join WBCCI and their unit. Then I saw this thread! I would also be joiming the VAC since our AS is a 72 model. I love the old models because of the history that goes with them. I thought part of that history would be the WBCCI. I would be very dissappointed to see such a large part of that history dissappear. Here is my question. If they insist on changing the name to something that includes the name Airstream, would that leave the WBCCI name open for someone esle, say the VAC to adopt it?
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:37 PM   #32
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That thought has been passed around a fews times. I have never heard if we could take that name over or if it is registered in some way. But many of us have discussed that as an option.
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:08 PM   #33
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WACCI is accepting charter members.

Originally Posted by Denis4x4
With the release of the 2007 WBCCI Directory it is a good time to review the membership total compared to last year.
The trend continues These are official Home Office Numbers.

2006 WBCCI Directory total--6919 Members

2007 WBCCI Directory total--6549 Members

Net loss--370 Members

According to GT65, there were 25,000 WBCCI members at one time! And if you consider that Thor sells 2000 AS units a year, then the membership retention problem is far more serious than a simple name change!

I'm waiting to see how the 4CU decision comes out and will send my check in post haste if it is approved.

Some where down the line, another club is going to crop up with the name AirStream in it and it should hit 5000 members in 24 months if it is done right.

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