View Poll Results: What new name would be best for WBCCI
The Airstream Club 20 17.86%
The Airstream Owners Club 15 13.39%
The Airstream Owners Association 24 21.43%
The Airstream Caravan Club 4 3.57%
The Airstream RV Association 8 7.14%
The Airstream Owners Caravan Club 1 0.89%
Wally Byam Airstream Club 17 15.18%
Wally Byam Airstream Owners Caravan Club 2 1.79%
Wally Byam Airstream Carvan Club International 5 4.46%
Wally Byam Airstream Club International 19 16.96%
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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New name for WBCCI - Poll

I read with interest, the article in the August issue of the Blue Beret regarding possible name changes for WBCCI. Suggestions are being solicited for a new name to include the word "Airstream".


So here's your chance - vote for one or more or add an original.
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Cool I guess the time has come

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I read with interest, the article in the August issue of the Blue Beret regarding possible name changes for WBCCI. Suggestions are being solicited for a new name to include the word "Airstream".


So here's your chance - vote for one or add an original.


I'll vote for....The Airstream Caravan Club
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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...or add an original.
The poll may be more statistically accurate if "none of the above" was one of the choices.

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I voted for the Airstream Owners Association....I own mine but have yet to camp or carvan in them
I like the idea of the WBACCI, but it would be a mouthfull to say...much less remember.

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Old 08-15-2005, 05:44 PM   #5
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The poll may be more statistically accurate if "none of the above" was one of the choices. Tom
You are probably right - but you can still post an alternative as a response.

I've just forwarded this link to the person listed as a contact for input in the Blue Beret article.
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You are probably right - but you can still post an alternative as a response.

I've just forwarded this link to the person listed as a contact for input in the Blue Beret article.
I voted for the Wally Byam Airstream Club International. Only one letter in the initials to change...
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Wally Byam Airstream Club

Because it:
a) keeps a tie to the past with Wally Byam's name in it
b) describes the club better that the word 'caravan', many of us have never caravaned in the true sense of the word, but are VERY involved in the club
c) don't need the word 'International' as most everything is these days, unlike in the beginning
You would be surprised at the heated debates that took place at the delegates meeting regarding this issue...pros & cons for changing the name at all.

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When people ask me what the big red number are for, I say "the Airstream Club", so that's my choice. I like things simple.
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I like the Airstream Club, short and sweet......
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:56 PM   #10
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A**stream would need a licensing agreement from ME before I'll start flinging their name around!

Ah hell, I can always cut their name out of a new sticker I guess!
Be careful what you cut out. If you did that, you would belong to the "A------" Club".
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Yeah, I voted for Airstream Owners Assn, too, but that wasn't my first choice. It's really tough for several reasons:

1. It's good to use the term "Airstream." I suspect that the Airstream company will have less to be concerned about in this case.

2. It's hard to drop "Wally Byam" for obvious reasons, yet it's also true that it does little for name recognition among non-Airstreamers.

3. I'm ambivalent about terms like "caravan." Why not "rally"?

4. I'm against using "RV" in the title. "Airstream" already has the name recognition, so it just seems unnecessary to clutter the title with more verbage.

5. I'd prefer a title that has the capacity to be shortened for use in casual speech or writing.

I faced a similar dilemma in naming when I was working on a site for one of the units. In the end, I put "The Airstream RV Association of New Mexico, WBCCI, Region 11" into the title, and added, "This is the website of the New Mexico Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI), the country's oldest and finest RV association" for the first sentence of the main page. Cop-out, I guess.


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The Airstream Club, what more is there to say?
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Though I didn't vote, I liked:

The Airstream Owners Association --- The AOA

I guess I feel there are more important things to deal with than changing a name. I know that some may disagree, but I just can't help but feel that energy is being wasted on some of the smaller stuff, when there are so many big things to deal with.
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I don't like it at all, at all, at all. So much wasted butt ..... In five years they'll be making cheap white boxes with "AIRSTREAM" on them and they'll want them in the club for using "their" name. They being the guys who raised hell about the decals.

WBCCI is a silly name, but it's got history. Who comes up with this stuff.?
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