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Old 09-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #15
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I think we were turned down on purpose. We had camped with the president of the Unit about 3 different times and I know she knew who I was. I first ask for permission to join their unit thru their website,which was ignored for about a year,the unit president then (a man) ignored my request. Then a new Unit president was elected and installed and my request was immediately turn down by the Unit president.
To this day have never heard a word from either of the Cincinnati Local units. We dont want to join now, WE ARE FINE the way we are.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:22 AM   #16
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Below is part of the text of the "suggested " unit constitution that is used by most units regarding membership requirements. Taken from article lll.
No where does there seem to be any provision for rejecting a potential member who owns an Airstream.
The unit in question would appear to be operating outside of their authority


Sec. 3 An applicant for membership in this Unit must submit an application in writing and, upon the payment of International and Unit dues, shall be a Regular Member of this Unit. (7/8/94)
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:48 PM   #17
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I have read this thread with interest as I am the Membership Chair of the 4 Corners Unit. One simply has to own an Airstream product (and pay the dues, of course) to be a member. Period. There is no other qualification required. If anyone has been told they cannot join a particular unit, that unit should be reported to International. It's just not the way it works.

The 4CUnit is based not only on the camaraderie to be found within the Airstream community and the simple joy of camping with fellow Airstreamers, but we are also a very diverse, inclusive and welcoming group of happy campers with members from across the country and Canada. That's what allows the to Unit thrive, continue to grow and remain viable. All are welcome, and no one is turned away, literally or figuratively.

If you wish to become a part of WBCCI and can't find a Unit that you are comfortable with, give the 4CU a try. Remember — as a member of any unit, you are entitled to participate in any other unit's activities, so nothing is lost by becoming a member of a unit which is not in your geographic area. Also, if you are a member of any unit you can become an Affiliate (or Associate) Member of any other unit by paying the unit portion of the dues. In the 4CUnit's case that is just $1.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:49 AM   #18
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Turning an application down, ignoring a members presence when they attempt to speak, filing unfounded grievances, and threatening letters from the Clubs lawyers are the current methods used to maintain the "Quality not Quantity" of membership promoted by a recent International President.

One should not take offense at having been turned down as you are more than likely an individual that can and does think about how things are and not just adhere to the ridged outdated policy manual.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #19
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Roger,
Have you checked out the NOVA unit? I know you that you already camp with some of those folks.
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You're response when contacting a unit directly depends entirely upon the person receiving the contact, whether via email, snailmail, telephone, or face to face. If this individual drops the ball for any of several reasons then a problem occurrs. jim
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #21
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Thank You all for your thoughts. We decieded (wife and I) not to join WBCCI Crispyboy.We are good the way we are .Our age is now against us and our travels are limited to a couple of hrs each way which pretty much keeps us in Ohio,Lower Mich.or Northern Ky. We love all the people we have met and will have to be content with that.
I would like to see this thread die now. As I have nothing more to say on the subject.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:16 AM   #22
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i have to agree with tbrich. the 4cu is really a diverse and fun group. the problem i have is you still have to fork over 60 some bucks a year to be a member. yes a dollar is all it costs for the 4cu and the rest goes to the wbcci. i am a new member to the 4cu but i'm not sure that i want to renew because of what i've seen from the national club. i'm not at all impressed. i don't mean to offend the 4cu group. i love you guys! but the rest i can do without.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:38 AM   #23
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Get over it

Sometimes when I read these comments I wonder why I send in my dues. But everybody cant be happy all the time. We just got homefrom the N. J. state rally at Airstream Haven in South Jersey [the 51st state]. Last night we celebrated the 90th birthday of a long time member. This made all this worth the few dollars we pay to be associated with WBCCI. Why can t we forget all the politics and just get along? Im staying off any of these threads for a while. N eed a break. Sorry if I offended anybody, but Im sure youll all get over it. Sal.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #24
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And even if you hate everthing about that club, its worth the price of admission to hear the storys from some of these people. Sal.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #25
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I think we were turned down on purpose. We had camped with the president of the Unit about 3 different times and I know she knew who I was. I first ask for permission to join their unit thru their website,which was ignored for about a year,the unit president then (a man) ignored my request. Then a new Unit president was elected and installed and my request was immediately turn down by the Unit president.
To this day have never heard a word from either of the Cincinnati Local units. We dont want to join now, WE ARE FINE the way we are.
This is why we need a lot of new blood in this club. I dont blame you if your P.O. But bottom liner: without new blood the WBCCI is DOA. Sal.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #26
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Sorry Sal the CLUB can go DOA .We might join if there was a complete collapse and bankruptcy filing and a reorginization which relieved all those in power now and forbid them from holding office upon any re-origanization. Please dont miss understand we have camped with club members (just common ole club members) who have no asperations of power and they are the greatest. I will continue to watch the the downward sprial out of control until it crashes and burns. THEN and only then will we think about it. I maynot live to see it but trust me it will.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:08 AM   #27
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I have gotten 2 e mail notices that Coloradobus has posted yesterday and today to this thread but neither post are displayed when I open the thread.

Is this a server problem causing a delay in them appearing?
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I have gotten 2 e mail notices that Coloradobus has posted yesterday and today to this thread but neither post are displayed when I open the thread.

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No problems here. Members can edit or delete posts for a period of 30 minutes +/- after hitting the "Submit Reply" button".

In this case the OP deleted the posts in question during the 30 minute window.

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