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Old 06-28-2007, 01:26 PM   #85
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looks like the day passes were axed here in preparation for Bozeman where the 30amp will be $250 for the rally....__
keep in perspective WHAT and WHO your 30amp fee supports.

1/2 or more of the mohos/trailers are present weeks in advance of the main event.

some as long as 4-5 weeks?

and all of those folks pay exactly the same as members attending the last week only.

these are hardly volunteers,
but really experienced members that wanna camp longer during peak season with hookups.
250$ a month or 250$ a week?
hmmmm.


since non member GUESTS can get day passes,
a plan for next year might be...
quit the club and just pay to visit...

there is gonna be a great rally next year,

somewhere near bozeman....

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". . .That is unfortunate, but to drag all the way down here and camp all week offsite and only want to support YOUR club with a couple of day pass entries? I could only guess that you're not overly concerned about what could happen to the International in the future (which has been great fun here!). Maybe it is better to stay home if you can't make the commitment..." (quote)

I think this is harsh, having read the comments by NEU caravan members earlier in this thread and others. If I were traveling with children with limited time to be away from home, wanting a cool pool in summer heat and other amenities friendly to family/friends offered in a nearby campground, and yet wanting to visit an International Rally and bring unit materials, and having been told, after asking, that day passes were available, I would have much preferred an off-site stay rather than a dusty parking field. I would not be making a statement of unconcern for the future of International WBCCI; after all, unlike many thousands of WBCCI members (including myself) who made no advance to attend any portion of this rally, I would have driven nearly 1000 miles to see what this is all about and arrived excited about seeing an actual rally and about participation in opening day flag bearing, and other unit activities. Once again, let's not become so narrow in our personal WBCCI views, that we only see our own perspective and cannot see from another's view. I think "some" is much preferable to "none." I think these people had limited time to stay, traveled with children, came excited to share in the way they were able and were commissioned by their unit to do, and encountered yet another WBCCI set of attitudes and barriers to enjoyment of the rally/club. Is the "new vision" of a more inclusive WBCCI still going to be un-understanding of different approaches to participation? No wonder attendance at one of these never enters our summer plans discussions--even though one was in our neighborhood, so to speak. Sigh. . .~G
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:17 PM   #87
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I'm out of here on the 1st -- enough is enough... if you're quitting let me know...See you in Bozeman!
leaving early? surely you jest.

seems when i left early last year, you couldn't understand why.

me quit? no way

a good dither has to be on board 2b effective.

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Drama,drama,and more drama! Why would anyone want to be involved in ALL this CRAP! Not me thats for sure,no Wbcci numbers on mine.And thats too bad! By the way,with all the high $$$ fees/dues,some ones pocket's are getting gold plated for sure.Yeah,I'am one of the younger crowd (43),every day life is stressfull (drama) enought without having to pay to belong to something and have a goody two shoes/do gooder tell me my water hose is not the right size!The Wbcci had better WAKE UP if they want younger people like me to join.Sounds like it would have been fun in the old days! If I offended anyone,thats just too da*m bad......Brian
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". . . If I were traveling with children with limited time to be away from home, wanting a cool pool in summer heat and other amenities friendly to family/friends offered in a nearby campground, and yet wanting to visit an International Rally and bring unit materials, and having been told, after asking, that day passes were available, I would have much preferred an off-site stay rather than a dusty parking field. I would not be making a statement of unconcern for the future of International WBCCI; after all, unlike many thousands of WBCCI members (including myself) who made no advance to attend any portion of this rally, I would have driven nearly 1000 miles to see what this is all about and arrived excited about seeing an actual rally and about participation in opening day flag bearing, and other unit activities. Once again, let's not become so narrow in our personal WBCCI views, that we only see our own perspective and cannot see from another's view. I think "some" is much preferable to "none." I think these people had limited time to stay, traveled with children, came excited to share in the way they were able and were commissioned by their unit to do, and encountered yet another WBCCI set of attitudes and barriers to enjoyment of the rally/club. Is the "new vision" of a more inclusive WBCCI still going to be un-understanding of different approaches to participation? No wonder attendance at one of these never enters our summer plans discussions--even though one was in our neighborhood, so to speak. Sigh. . .~G
I also am one of the younger members (47) and due to Mom's health, my job, commitments, and time off from work, I opted not to plan for the whole week. I, too, thought that seeing my first WBCCI International for a few days, when it was "relatively" close to me, would be a great adventure. I agree, a day or two is better than not being there at all. I WILL pat myself on the back to say that as a member I am making the effort to be there even for the short stay. I am leaving in the morning and will be a day visitor and hope to make it to the Vintage Open House from 11 AM-3 PM on Saturday.
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I have read this entire thread and I'm sorry that the OP had a bad experience with a VOLUNTEER that didn't know what they were talking about. When it comes to help, you get what you pay for and your liability probably is about as much as you pay them.

It strikes me odd that initially everybody was quick to jump to the conclusion that the "club" was against the NEU when evidentially it was just a matter of somebody not knowing what they were doing. Granted, that person was the face of the "club" for the moment and was responsible for some hurt feelings but I think the bile that was exposed in this thread is a symptom of deep felt anger and bitterness over some of the recent, and possibly not so recent, unpopular actions of the IBT. It is easy to direct our anger toward the IBT when it comes to issues we don't approve of, but I think it is important to remember that there were misunderstandings here and it was all cleared up with the help of someone who VOLUNTEERED to help. If not for thenewkid 64, this issue might not have been rectified. Kudos to Brett for caring enough to get involved and helping out.

As far as "dragging" all the way to the International and only attending a couple of days, I can certainly understand. There are only a couple of events I would have participated in if we had attended. We live a couple of hours away, and yes we had a previous commitment, but there wasn't enough that appealed to us for us to change our plans so we could attend. Does that mean we aren't interested or don't support the club. No. We just had a conflict that was more important to us than attending the International. Obviously, the International wasn't more important to the NEU members than their other plans; they just decided to combine both. Don't criticize people who have more than one interest in life.

I am really glad that things worked out for the NEU to be able to follow through with their plans. I certainly hope that they won't allow the mistake of one individual member out of some 12-14,000 members (counting both spouses) to taint the entire club for them. There is a black sheep in every family. I know the flip side of that cliché is that one bad apple spoils the whole barrel, but I sincerely believe that the NEU will realize that this one individual isn't the entire club and will over look this instance and put it behind them.

Have a great time at the events you planned to attend and have a safe trip as you continue with your travel plans.
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Why would there be any issue with people not staying on site but paying a $18 per day fee?

Seriously who is loosing here? The WBCCI is not having to provide any support for the offsiteres yet they are collecting money for entry. They are not losing a dime. They are making money.

I had planned to come down for the Day Saturday. My only hope is my 6 Year old would be exempt from the $18. I was ok Paying it for my wife and I and possibly my 15 year old if she wants to come. So the WBCCI has the potential to make a quick $54 off me to let me walk around in the hot sun and socialize and peak at others peoples Airstreams. Then I can decide if I even want to join.

At this point the $50 in fuel and the $50 in fee’s is just not seeming worth my time to go at all after some of what I have heard.

WHO IS LOOSING WITH THIS THAT MERRITS THE ATTITUDE OF "YOU SHOULD PAY $300 TO ATTEND FOR 2-3 DAYS?


Sorry it just turned me off that nobody can see the big picture that "Hospitality" to anybody interested in Airstreams is a Win for the WBCCI even if they don't camp on site.

Yes I understand what got this thread was a misunderstanding but it happened because of the general attitude of some of the members that to be at all involved you need to pay dearly even when you are not going to attend the full event or get any benefit of the services provided.

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That is unfortunate, but to drag all the way down here and camp all week offsite and only want to support YOUR club with a couple of day pass entries? I could only guess that you're not overly concerned about what could happen to the International in the future (which has been great fun here!). Maybe it is better to stay home if you can't make the commitment...

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Now this is a statement right out of one end of a Horse, not sure which end.

If you do the math a day pass is pure profit to the club. Day passes are not given anything more than the right to walk around, surely not a costly item to the Club.

Now if you realy want to support the Club and are staying on site for several weeks consider kicking in a few extra buck because your cost per day is far less than anyone using a day pass

I had posted on the "Will You Leave" topic, before this came up, a suggestion that Air might consider a hostile take over. The idea is looking better.
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From what I'm hearing and READING here in Perry, it looks like the day passes were axed here in preparation for Bozeman where the 30amp will be $250 for the rally. We're on a campus in Bozeman and the electric needs to be built from start to finish hence the high costs.

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Here I am, confused again. At Salem, my only International experience, the electric was built from start to finish, as all electricity was supplied by generators. Which, BTW, were disconnected very early on July 5, before the final IBT meeting. How is this different than what is proposed for Bozeman?

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Why would NEU members travel all the way down to the Rally location and then stay at another location, only to go to the rally to visit other NEU members? Gary NEU Member
This is not as unusual as you think. The vast majority of the members from my former unit always scoped out the local private campgrounds near the International sites and in mass stayed there. When I asked why, it was always the issue of full power, easy set up, water, sewer, less traffic, and no dust or mud. They usually made their reservations a year ahead of time. I wouldn't be surprised if they already have or will shortly make the reservation for a private Bozeman campground. As far as I was concerned it made pretty good sense to me, and I'll take a nice campground over an open field any day.

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That is unfortunate, but to drag all the way down here and camp all week offsite and only want to support YOUR club with a couple of day pass entries? I could only guess that you're not overly concerned about what could happen to the International in the future (which has been great fun here!). Maybe it is better to stay home if you can't make the commitment...
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You are totally out of line here. NO unit in the WBCCI does more to promote our club then the New England Unit. NO unit cares more about the future of our club then the NEU. We may not always agree with your point of view (Save Wally) in regards to how to move forward, but we listen and make educated decisions to insure we survive.
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I could only guess that you're not overly concerned about what could happen to the International in the future (which has been great fun here!). Maybe it is better to stay home if you can't make the commitment...


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That is unfortunate, but to drag all the way down here and camp all week offsite and only want to support YOUR club with a couple of day pass entries? I could only guess that you're not overly concerned about what could happen to the International in the future (which has been great fun here!). Maybe it is better to stay home if you can't make the commitment..

and people wonder why younger people don't want to be involved in the IBT; they won't even let us into the rally as members; but as complete strangers we would be welcomed to come in and stroll everywhere.
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