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Old 06-27-2007, 09:45 PM   #57
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Thanks to the assistance of Brett, we have now resolved the issue of accessing the International Rally. Members of the NEU, staying off site, can in fact purchase a visitor/day pass.

Thank you, Brett, you are my new hero!

(To the family 5 hours away...come on down and visit with us at the campground! You can indeed purchase a visitor pass to the rally.)
We're still on the fence right now. I travel quite a bit with my job, I work a 7 on and 7 off schedule and just got home today from being in Ireland, UK and France the past week. I'm off now till the 5th.

We've had the trailer out the last 2 weeks that I've been off and it was just the other day that my wife called the RV park where you are to see if they had sites available. So not much has been done around the house, if you know what I mean.

We'll let you know what we finally decide tomorrow. Its just hard leaving this place where we live sometimes. That's a shot of the view from our development if you know what I mean:
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:53 PM   #58
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Brett , hats off to you , you're an inspiration for what membership is all about.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:59 PM   #59
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I hate to pile onto a thread like this, but this is just so disappointing. Who knows what the details are. I agree with some points here, that a day pass is and should be different from a full fee entrance, what's the standard, etc.

I don't belong to WBCCI and have no intention of joining after chatting with our local unit leaders. Unfortunately this thread doesn't necessarily surprise me after chatting with them, but certainly solidifies my decision not to join.

this organization seems to be trapped in an endless cycle of bickering, old traditions clashing with popular opinion, votes, and controversy over minor issues. It's also wraught with disorganization, inconsistencies, lack of standard, an apparent lack of fun. As a new Airstreamer, in my understanding, much younger than the average member (33)...I just don't see the attraction to dithering over votes on non-issues, quilts, ribbons, and berets. I'd rather hang with friends around the fire and make smores. I don't make the above statement to minimize those that are into that stuff, simply that as a member of the demographic that WBCCI needs to attract to survive, I just don't get it.

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Old 06-27-2007, 10:00 PM   #60
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Looking at Brett's profile it shows he is only 7 yrs old too. Hey Brett, why dont you run for International Prez in 2008. You have my vote and Im sure all those who have sent me tons of IMs about my posts on here You have those votes too...I knew others felt the same as I do about all this !!!
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:04 PM   #61
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Yes Brad, just as I was saying about the age issue. You proved my point thanks, Ralph
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:11 PM   #62
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Thanks to the assistance of Brett, we have now resolved the issue of accessing the International Rally. Members of the NEU, staying off site, can in fact purchase a visitor/day pass.

Thank you, Brett, you are my new hero!

(To the family 5 hours away...come on down and visit with us at the campground! You can indeed purchase a visitor pass to the rally.)
Yippee! Thank you Brett!

Our pull tabs are in Zip-Lock baggies on top of our counter in "The Tube" and I have the instructions that will help us remove the fabric from our Zip Dee chairs so that they can be embroidered with an image of our Airstream and our WBCCI numbers tomorrow.

I don't understand why members of my unit were harassed (and this is a mild statement) when trying to check in as NEU delegates or just trying to get a day pass to visit the International Rally. We all had planned to attend this evening's opening event as we thought our Unit President would be able to represent us with our our unit flag. But no, this was not the case, because none of us are staying on site - paying the full rally fee. We needed to request a member of a different region 1 unit carry our flag. We passed our unit bulletin board, unit history book and unit newsletter to a great friend of the NEU (not a NEU member, in another unit in Region 1) and hopefully he is allowed to display our items as our club put a ton of effort into them.

Even though Brett (and others) appear to have saved the day for us I feel great disappointment in the club that is suppose to want and represent me.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:25 PM   #63
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I think they knew how we voted on the Airstream Bus issue. There is no excuse for this knid of bs. I have been here in NE wishing I didn't have to cancel out. I am over that. The only club is the local club, not regional, and not international. We don't need them. Come home to NE and burn your red coats at the next rally.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:18 AM   #64
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Sounds that at the end of the day this issue was caused by an uninformed/unknowing volunteer. Well volunteers do come from the human race and as we all know once that group gets involved in anything mistakes happen. The only saving grace is that other humans can and do correct those mistakes. Well done Thenewkid 64. Thumbs up to you.

NEU folks can and will have a great time tomorrow doing what they want to do at the International. Glad you guys are getting in.

dpandorf, Take your kids and go camping. They won't care or remember what was or was not done around the house. They will remember you taking them camping forever.

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Be Still My Heart...

Now that my heart has finally slowed back to normal.... I have a few things to say. My local NC unit was an old stick in the mud group of "Rules, Regulations, and it Has to be Done This Way". I changed after the first year to another NC unit that is progressive, younger, friendlier, more outgoing, etc. The reason that the unit I now belong to was formed was for a better group of like minded people.

Change is good, communication is the key.

Turning WBCCI members away from this event IS absurd. I thank Brett for staying diligent and procuring an answer for this glaring miscommunication and oversight.
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Man, stuff like this takes the wind out of your sails! I too had to cancel out this year. I think I'll just stick to the local stuff in the future............
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Man, stuff like this takes the wind out of your sails! I too had to cancel out this year. I think I'll just stick to the local stuff in the future............

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Woke to good news on our getting in, keep your fingers crossed. As soon as Michelle brings over the insructions on how to remove my zipdee chair seats I'll be packing them up to get ready to take over to the rally.

It will take a lot of polishing to remove the tarnish that has appeared on my image of the WBCCI. Maybe a healthy dose of NEU fun when we get back will help.

Okay a black cat just walked through my campsite is this a good sign???? Time to get ready for my big day at International, what should I wear??? red jacket, blue hat??? Too hot, I think I'll go in wearing a Maverick shirt.
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Hey guys, I haven't had a chance to read this whole thread yet, but get this:

I asked in another thread what the procedures were for visiting the International say for one day. I live nearby, but cannot attend the entire event. 65GT (and others) checked the rules and reported back that I could walk up and a buy a one day pass that would allow me attend all of the events for the day. AND I'M NOT EVEN A MEMBER OF THE WBCCI.

What gives here? Non-members are welcomed but not regular members?

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It seems that there has been some miscommunication with the volunteers that are supposed to be in the know. I am going to continue to follow this thread and will make my decision as to visit or not. I don't have to drive thousands of miles to get there, but my gas money is precious to me as well. If Wally Byam's World is closed, I'll find the local outlet mall.
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