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Old 03-07-2007, 01:33 PM   #15
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Sounds like fun...

Don't worry.. Some other fools will volunteer to be Unit Greeter or Unit IP Attorney or Unit SpudGunner, sharing the loads of "managing" things...

Big Dee and I talked about it at prior Russian River event, and it may be worth discussing (BRIEFLY) at Casini Ranch...

Takes 10 people willing to pay WBCCI dues, plus unit dues to be unit member, which can be as little as $1 for unit that does things electronically..

Region 12 Pres is Jim Elmlinger, and he might be open to idea, though he is now taking heat from Forum members for his role in Motorhome issues... He is an intelligent and reasonable person who just happens to enjoy motorhoming and Airstreaming... Might support if it meant more people trying region events like Blythe Rally in February, and Region Rally in Las Vegas in October...

As long as territory within CA, it need not be tied to limited geography.. Could be called the "MidCal Unit" for example, to include territory from just north of Imperial Beach to Yreka... Avoids conflict over borders between northern and southern California.. Or maybe "CalCoast" Unit, for those of us who enjoy a trip to the beach...

From there, it's newsletters, calendars, and a series of Rally Formats ranging from "non-events" up to "Official Rallies", like Casini Ranch... Maybe we'd have to draw electronic straws and let short straw attend International Rallies in July in places like north Georgia.. Though not sure we'd have to be represented there... Other busines could be handled by e-mails...

But for the Georgia thing, I'd be in... I think Four Corners Unit and Washington DC Unit would be good role models..
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #16
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As long as territory within CA, it need not be tied to limited geography.. Could be called the "MidCal Unit" for example, to include territory from just north of Imperial Beach to Yreka... Avoids conflict over borders between northern and southern California.. Or maybe "CalCoast" Unit, for those of us who enjoy a trip to the beach...

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Region 12 covers both California and Nevada, I believe that the official name must include the state and the rest of the name some geographical reference, which could include both or either states.

Whatever name is chosen, don't get hung up on the technicalities.

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Old 03-07-2007, 02:32 PM   #17
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Here is some information from Dona Garner, membership chairman, about forming a new unit. BTW, the blue book can be downloaded from the WBCCI web site.

The amendment that set the number to form or maintain a Unit at 10 was passed with part of the rationale being a smaller number of "like minded or activity minded" members be required to start a new and, hopefully, successful Unit. In some cases these will be splinter groups from established Units. Sometimes these will be in areas where we have no Units and many miles in between members.

The Regions are one of the key players in this formation. The Region issues a Provisional Charter after talking to Jackson Center and keeping the IBT Executive Committee or at least the International President informed. Those that want to form a new Unit need to have Officers, a Constitution (just modifying the suggested one in the Blue Book to meet their needs is a start) and a program of activities (using the Unit Planning Guide can help). The Constitution and By Laws Committee needs to review their Constitution to be sure that there are no conflicts with the WBCCI Constitution. Any recommendations they make need to be addressed. The Region Officers should be working with all the parties involved to be sure the process keeps moving forward. All these things take time. Jackson Center can be very helpful. The Charter is then approved by the IBT and issued.

I hope that this makes the process more understandable.

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Old 03-07-2007, 04:01 PM   #18
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Let's do it.

A brief planning meeting at Casini would work (with refreshments of course).

And those who aren't present can participate on line or by phone.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:19 PM   #19
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You forgot the part where he tells you that you are the recording secretary, membership chairperson and newsletter editor!
I know, I thought it, I just didn't want to put it into print for fear it may happen if he hasn't already thought of it. Suddenly I'm beginning to feel that I'll be getting a new assignment soon...
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:51 PM   #20
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Someone with a trailer like ours moved into my storage area. Was it you?
Wasn't me but we should find out who they are...
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #21
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Pick the scenario you prefer.

1, Form a Unit.

2, Join en masse a Unit on its last leg.

We would have to step up and run for office.

Results would be the same in a year or two.

Which do you prefer?
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I think we should start our own unit. It doesn't seem right to jump in on someone else's. There may or may not be people currently involved who would not appreciate a "take over".

We probably have enough people to start a new unit already. Is there really that much work involved once the initial paperwork is taken care of? The new group would likely be more casual and less "officious."
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:11 PM   #23
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I think we should start our own unit. It doesn't seem right to jump in on someone else's. There may or may not be people currently involved who would not appreciate a "take over".

We probably have enough people to start a new unit already. Is there really that much work involved once the initial paperwork is taken care of? The new group would likely be more casual and less "officious."
After thinking about it last night and today, I tend to agree with Laurel. Although the folks in a dying unit may not look like they are having fun to us. They may really enjoy the strict, business like atmosphere. I would hate to be a part of running people off because they thought we were too "rowdy". Don't get me wrong, I like the group of folks that we seem to attact, but if it's not for everybody, let's start our own. I guess the main question that occurs to me is: why? Do we need it? But I'm easy. If you guys are in, we don't want to be left out. Ron
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... I guess the main question that occurs to me is: why? Do we need it? But I'm easy. If you guys are in, we don't want to be left out. Ron
Yes I believe it would be bad Karma to run them off. To answer your questions with my opinions, I think we do need another unit. Why? Well, some of us joined the WBCCI to help support the whole Wally concept of camping and having fun; kinda got a hoot out of the idea of belonging to the WBCCI. However, for the same reasons as you stated why we shouldn't run them out, is keeping me from feeling "accepted" as a unit member. Others have found similiar issues in their units. I would like to be a member in an official WBCCI with other like minded people. I think it would be very cool to be able to attract larger crowds because it is a sanctioned rally. We'll attract the new blood who were put off by some of the less than welcoming other units, you know, breathe new life into the whole Wally World experience. Yes we could have a wonderful time without this, meet and make wonderful friends, as I feel I have done so far, but wouldn't it be cool to be official too?

I just think everyone should feel welcomed when attending rallies, as our forum rallies have proven to be. If Kevbo is willing to join, he could be the official greeter of an official unit. We shouldn't feel put out because of our age, energy level or the desire to do nothing but enjoy life and camping with other like minded people who are pleasant to be around with.

Ok, off my soap box now. I must be leaving for school. lol
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:03 PM   #25
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I'm halfway between Ron and Ms. Goin Campin... Have thought about it for a while, and not sure we need "A new Unit" unless someone outlaws our Forum Rallies... I tell my non-Airstream friends we belong to both "The Wally Club" and "The Airstream Outlaws." (Forums groups..). I consider the constitution and officer duties and bylaws to be a little off-putting, though the 4CU group has provided some inspiration, and maybe we could just "adapt" theirs...

I do know our local Unit would resist any form of takeover, as the 7 members of 38 in the Unit who attend all the Rallies in local fairgrounds love things exactly the way they are, and would not welcome change or change agents... Maybe one would, and we should see if someone who is internet-enabled and in a Unit looking for change in Region 12 steps forward... Again, only a handful in our unit are computer-enabled, and all communication and business is handled by mailed newsletters and at the Thursday through Sunday Rallies in person... Any volunteers for the "Greater San Fernando Unit" encompassing a larger geography?
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We are in !!!!

OK...make me burn my 500th post....we are in as long as we have veto power on the unit name....it's gotta be good in order to enhance our reputation as the "it" unit.

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OK...make me burn my 500th post....we are in as long as we have veto power on the unit name....it's gotta be good in order to enhance our reputation as the "it" unit.

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HOLY SHMOLEY!!! Time has finally taken the step.

What name do you suggest?
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OK Mr. 1000 otherwise known as Goin camping

How about CalNeva in honor of the original rat packer, Frank Sinatra? Or another interpretation for CalNeva is the obvious.

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