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Old 03-12-2006, 01:27 PM   #57
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I did have one encounter with the local club, it was not good ..
hey az......wasn't that because they thought you were trying to hijack some units?

roamingwestie, safeharbor, az' and others.....

the pomp is for the really big events....
the monthly luncheons get folks out of the nursing home for a half day during the off season...
just skip these things...

the clubs main focus historically was caravanning and stories like the one in national geographic are cool to look at....and it's neat to know you are part of that romantic travel legacy....

but, most under 60 realize the club needs to morph....away from this historic principle function and the pomp...

short rallies, weekenders, active adventure tours and so on are the NOW.

need a new name and focus if the basecamper demographic is gonna join.

my imagination tells me that after the name change to aoa.....

a subgroup like vac will appear for the wbcc members who still want this stuff...or wanna worship wally.

i'm not sure the teen queen show will survive....regardless.

membership cost isn't that great and the numbers is cool......

get some.

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Old 03-12-2006, 01:41 PM   #58
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the pomp is for the really big events....
the monthly luncheons get folks out of the nursing home for a half day during the off season...
just skip these things...

cheers
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At first I just really enjoyed your humor 2air, but now it is getting really scary!! I find myself saying, "geez, he makes a lot of sense"!
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:23 PM   #59
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I think our family just may show up for this event! Could we, without any bookings or reservations?
This rally (RMVAC) had 73 trailers last year, this year there are only 60 spots available...it will sell out. If you want to attend I would suggest sending in your reservation asap.

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Old 03-12-2006, 09:10 PM   #60
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Gee, there really IS a generation gap. "... mail check for $70 to WBCCI, 803 E. Pike Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334."

MAIL A CHECK? I haven't mailed a check for anything in the last two or three years. I'm not even sure where my checkbook IS.

Yeah, I'm going to try this out. (I wonder if they accept Paypal?)

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Old 03-12-2006, 09:20 PM   #61
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Gee, there really IS a generation gap. "... mail check for $70 to WBCCI, 803 E. Pike Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334."

MAIL A CHECK? I haven't mailed a check for anything in the last two or three years. I'm not even sure where my checkbook IS.

Yeah, I'm going to try this out. (I wonder if they accept Paypal?)

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I think a motion was made and passed to accept internet transactions. anybody?
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:33 PM   #62
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on skipping the big events and oatmeal lines.....

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At first I just really enjoyed your humor 2air, but now it is getting really scary!! I find myself saying, "geez, he makes a lot of sense"!

cooperhawk......

thanks.....for getting it.....i think.

as for me, when i get the call for the 'big event'......

i'm puttin 'em on hold, or call waiting, or forward to someone more deserving that deep dream.......

and to get me in the oatmeal line at nursing home......

they will need to pry my dead fingers from the cold.....

of the acrylic handle on the airstream......

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Dude, that was like.....
Poetry.....

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Old 03-17-2006, 08:08 AM   #64
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His wife and kids made his head scream
He loves them so dear and keeping them near
He hooked up the Airstream and said have no fear
We would join but we are up to the hubs in mud and green Irish beer.

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:55 AM   #65
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I am still on the fence.

The wife and i have considered joining for a while. Her folks are members of one of the two Oregon chapters. For the most part though, from their description of the events and goings on it really isnt something that we are interested in.

The events that are usually planned really dont intrest us. We have no problem with the ages of the "usual" members but frankly we dont have anything in common beyond owning Airstream products. They never seem to hold their rallies at state campgrounds. A gathering at a fairgrounds? No thanks. In a "RV campground", aka a parking lot? Nah. If these groups would go to state parks or other locations like the forum gatherings we would certainly join.

As it is now, we are not interested in membership ceremonies, new member inductions, or hiding our drink of choice in a plain cup as to not offend anyone.

Now, i know Steph Roberts is a member of one of the OR chapters and is trying to change it to be more focused at what we all seem to seeking. I know that without others like her and us to help in such a thing it makes it that much hard to make that change. I would be willing to attend a gathering if it was in a normal campground. I just wonder if the couple of occasions a season that there would be a gathering that we would be willing and able to attend is worth the $70 a year. Steph is persuasive though and makes a good case.

Still on the fence...
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #66
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Seems like there are an awful lot of Oregon/Washington folks on the forum who like the informality of the forum rallies. How many of the forum rally attendees in that area belong to WBCCI units? Are there enough of you to start your own Pacific NW unit with guidelines similar to the WBCCI Heart of Texas camping unit? That might be a way to shake a few people off the fence out there.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:28 PM   #67
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Van....I couldn't agree more!

Van......I'm like you, except we joined when we first bought our 22' CCD (complete newbies at RVing), because at that time WBCCI was the only venue for AS's to get together.........there were no forums rallies in our area (4/04). Then we attended our first forums rally in Nov 04 and had a great time at Beverly Beach. The first WBCCI rally was the Sister's Quilt Show, which was fun and really amounted to almost all attendees being from out of state..... and being a newbie I learned a lot about my AS. Last year we attended our Unit rallies in Lincoln City and Coburg.... which were "parking lot" rallies and not much fun. Then we attended a joint Unit rally with the Idaho unit in the Steens Mtns which was a great rally and well planned and in the "boondocks" .....but my spouse caught pneumonia and we had to leave early.
I am planning on attending the Int'l in Salem because I think it will be a great way to see all kinds of AS's and meet lots of interesting folks. But the other Unit rallies this year are simply not my "kettle of tea". And with the forums rallies being planned now throughout the year.......there is now competition with the WBCCI rallies. For instance, which would you rather go to.....Western Confluence SP forums rally in Wenatchee, WA....... or WBCCI Unit rally at Premiere RV Park in Salem....both on the same weekend. It's no contest! Forums rallies rule! So bottom line, I think these forums rallies provide a different kind of experience that most younger AS'ers are willing to attend, therefore maybe pulling away some potential future WBCCI members!
Whada ya think?
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:34 PM   #68
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I agree with you Jim. The forum rallies are fun. The Steens Mtns rally would have been interesting though, im certain.
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Seems like there are an awful lot of Oregon/Washington folks on the forum who like the informality of the forum rallies. How many of the forum rally attendees in that area belong to WBCCI units? Are there enough of you to start your own Pacific NW unit with guidelines similar to the WBCCI Heart of Texas camping unit? That might be a way to shake a few people off the fence out there.
That's not a bad idea!!! I wonder how many NW forums rally members in our area would be willing to join a new WBCCI Unit that was structured around the forums rally format/locations/etc we've had the past two years? We could call it the Northwest ASForums Unit of WBCCI (or AOAI, or whatever)!
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jordandvm -- I would be willing to join as an affiliate if I can keep my NEUnit membership. We (Doug & Me) have lots of relatives in the Pacific NW and want so bad to get out there with our trailer in the summers to come (when the kids are not in school). My buddy, Uberlanders , is an east-west coaster, and I think I could be too.

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