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Old 04-03-2007, 01:26 PM   #15
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I'll take a stab at it.

The IBT made the amendment to the constitution motion to allow FourWinds Class A Motorhomes into the club.

However in the club's by-laws which is a set of housekeeping (or clarification rules etc.) The bylaw currently in effect says only Airstream products can go to rallies except for one buddy rally to try basically.

If the motion was passed and the constitution changed and the bylaw was not changed, the new members could not go to the rallies, except for one.

It is discovered that the bylaws need to be changed in that regard, but they missed the cut off date for this year to do that.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:33 PM   #16
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I'll take a stab at it.

The IBT made the amendment to the constitution motion to allow FourWinds Class A Motorhomes into the club.

However in the club's by-laws which is a set of housekeeping (or clarification rules etc.) The bylaw currently in effect says only Airstream products can go to rallies except for one buddy rally to try basically.

If the motion was passed and the constitution changed and the bylaw was not changed, the new members could not go to the rallies, except for one.

It is discovered that the bylaws need to be changed in that regard, but they missed the cut off date for this year to do that.
Carol,

Great summary, I think that is the Readers Digest Condensed version.

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Old 04-03-2007, 01:53 PM   #17
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Close, but no cigar

Carol,

You are close, but no cigar. "Article XI, Section 3" "Club Organization" is part of the "WBCCI Constitution" NOT the "By-Laws". They are two "VERY" different things. The "WBCCI Constitution"" under "Article XV, Section 1" "By-Laws and Policy" says the following:

"By-Laws and Polices not inconsistent with this Constitution embodying additional provisions for the government of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc., may be adopted by the Board of Trustees".

So, what does this mean? If the screwup was part of the "By-Laws" they could just change it to fit there needs. "BUT" being the "SCREWUP" is part of the "WBCCI Constitution" they "CANNOT". Again, two "VERY" different things.

But again, to not stop fighting!! Do not let your Delegate deal at the IBT this summer, NO is NO!!!

Also, "EVERY" member of the "WBCCI" Should take the time to "read" and "understand" the "Constitution and the By-Laws" of the WBCCI. I hate to say, I have read both at lease 10 times cover to cover(I have no life). Also, being that we use "Roberts Rules" it's a good idea to know were you can get info on those.
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Rick----Interesting response by you to "Duck" listening or contributing to conversation on WBCCI with the THOR Board. Listening for awhile would have provided you background on the Boards level of understanding of WBCCI and then perhaps a chance to pass along an educating comment or two without jeprodizing your primary business reasons for being at this meeting.
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WOW, great work! Last night while I was with the Thor Board of Directors along with Bob Wheeler, WBCCI came up in conversation and I quickly ducked! Talk about a hot potato! I just can't wait for July to be over so we all know what we are standing on! please keep up the great work and keep us Posted.
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So you were "with" Wade Thompson, Peter Orthwein, Coleman Davis, Geoff Thormpson, Alan Siegal, Bill Tomson, Jan Suwinski, Neil Chrisman and Bob Wheeler last night? Tell us, why did you "duck" when the WBCCI was mentioned? Do you represent the WBCCI in some capacity? How did you become part of that inner sanctum? Just curious.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:18 PM   #20
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Mitch,

Here's the skinny,

In the "WBCCI Constitution" there are "two" areas that spell out the "NEED" to own a "recreational vehicle manufacture by Airstream". One is in the area under "Qualifications of Membership" the other (which they forgot) is under "Club Organization". In their "rush" to get this Amendment passed against the will of the members, they "forgot" the second area under "Club Organization" also, being this is part to the "WBCCI Constitution" they cannot change it willie-nillie, if it were in the "By-Laws" they could.

Also, in the "By-Laws" it states that a person owning a "non-Airsrteam" can attend one(1) rally and that has to be a "buddy rally". The reason this rule was put in place was because they "WBCCI" "did not" want members selling their Airstreams and buying an "SOB" and still coming to rallies. Since the "By-Laws" cannot be "inconsistent" with the "WBCCI Constitution" they cannot say one thing and the Constitution another. Questions???
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:47 PM   #21
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Paul -- when you sent your note out to Region presidents, IBT, etc., did you hear anything back from anyone? There were a few IBT members who voted down the latest version of the motion, the one that was sent out to the units. I wonder if they wouldn't be helpful in pursuing a response to this.

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Old 04-03-2007, 06:01 PM   #22
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... There were a few IBT members who voted down the latest version of the motion, the one that was sent out to the units. I wonder if they wouldn't be helpful in pursuing a response to this. -J
Does anyone know which IBT members voted against, and which ones voted for, the motorhome motion that will be submitted to the Delegates? Does anyone know how to find out that information? I am interested in learning how my Region 11 Prez voted, as well as learning the identitiy of my IBT heroes.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:40 PM   #23
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Can anyone speak English on this? I was reading the most recent Beret and there was an interesting editorial from the International President.
Qualifying criteria for membership in the WBCCI are detailed in its Constitution. IMHO they are currently a mess as they have been modified ad hoc to accomodate changing needs over the years. Constitutions are intended to be rather difficult to change.

To change the constitution, you need to specify what you are going to change and what is to be changed (this is what Paul got excited about - but I think a bit early). Then it has to be put in front of the membership and a proper vote taken. It usually takes what is called a super majority to be accepted.

The MoHo issue is an attempt to change the membership qualifications such as to allow non Airstream brand RV owners to be accepted as regular members of the WBCCI. The idea to allow a Thor brand, Airstream's parent company, and to be selective in makes or models is, I think, a means to try to rationalize this idea as being only a small divergence as if a small divergence is OK while a larger one isn't. It's intended to be a small hole to allow current Airstream RV MoHo owners to be able to upgrade and keep up with the latest and greatest Moho, even if Airstream doesn't make them anymore, yet remain a member.

This is similar to the change to allow those who retired from RVing with their Airstreams to remain members. To me it is trying to use appeasement in order to promote membership quanitity.

I think what I see here is a continuing trend of jumping to conclusions that aren't quite warranted. Despite allegations to the contrary, there is a process in place and it is being followed. Despite Paul's post, the motion is not yet before the membership but is early in the process of its being formed. He has some good information that will likely be incorporated into the wording as the process continues. One should never underestimate the opposition as that can lead to unpleasant surprises.

You have, on the other hand, folks in this thread who have flaunted the policy of the WBCCI and brag about it. You have folks who, instead of educating others and leading them to understand the importance of these issues are creating enemies and labeling themselves as cranks to be ignored.

The fact is that the classic Airstream trailer is only one of several facets of the WBCCI identity. It is the one currently under the microscope but that does not mean other parts of that identity should be ignored or weakened. What I see here appears to me, though, to be doing just that. It is too bad because it taints the advocacy.
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It takes a lot of training to be able to work within RRNR and I have to believe that just a handful in that room can walk the walk.

That's why the Delegates Meeting is the most DANGEROUS aspect of our club.
The need for the existance of rules of procedure has absolutely nothing to do with delegates. Nor does it take much training to be able to function effectively in an assembly that accepts RRNR as the parlimentary authority. And the allegations about the use of RRNR in the name change issue are totally bogus as well - I know because it only took a few minutes of assistance to our delegate to keep straight on that.

No matter what kind of assembly you have to iron out a concensus, you will have to have some rules of procedure in order to make sure the minority is heard and that improper arm twisting is minimized and that the proceedings are fair to all. RRNR is so widely adopted because it has been shown to reduce abuse in meetings, improve efficiency, and promote fairness and effectiveness of group decision.

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Reasons for timing

Bryan,

Not real sure why you think I was "excited a bit early". I am just presenting the "FACTS" as they stand based on the what was sent by HQ before April 1(via the WBCCI Constitution) to the Unit Presidents to have their members vote on. Again, based on the "C&B" chairman Max Carmichael, Article and Section numbers and wording to be striked "NEEDED" to be included in the proposed amendment. By showing the "IBT" their "mistake" at this in the process, it will give them time to remove it for a vote. If they can have a special meeting between March 16-18, have Max look it over again and have HQ print, stuff and mail out letters before April 1 (Got mine March 30) I would think they have time to get info about the problem. Now one can debate if they will follow the rules as they stand, follow their own history and kill this thing now or strike it down at the summer IBT Delegates meetings. When I sent the letter to them, I did not think for one minute and still do, they would do what "should" be done.

I also don't understand your line "Despite allegations to the contrary, there is a process in place and it is being followed. Despite Paul's post, the motion is not yet before the membership but is early in the process of its being formed. He has some good information that will likely be incorporated into the wording as the process continues. One should never underestimate the opposition as that can lead to unpleasant surprises."

The motion has been sent out, can the wording of the proprosed "Articles and Sections" be changed at the meeting, Yes. Can the wording be changed to the ones they "forgot"? No, not based on history and the head of the "C&B" own wording in his letter. What I do find of interest is you last line about "unpleasant surprises". That tell's me you don't trust them to play by the rules either?? I on the other hand, play by the rules with my cards facing outward. Facts are Facts, rules are rules, right is right and wrong is wrong. If they want to cheat, mislead and change the facts and rules as they go along, that's there biz.

Much like the way I'm teaching my five year old daughter, if when playing a game, "If you cheat or change the rules to fit your need to win, don't be surprised if the other person leaves the game and goes home".
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Here's the skinny,

In the "WBCCI Constitution" there are "two" areas that spell out the "NEED" to own a "recreational vehicle manufacture by Airstream". One is in the area under "Qualifications of Membership" the other (which they forgot) is under "Club Organization". In their "rush" to get this Amendment passed against the will of the members, they "forgot" the second area under "Club Organization" also, being this is part to the "WBCCI Constitution" they cannot change it willie-nillie, if it were in the "By-Laws" they could.

Also, in the "By-Laws" it states that a person owning a "non-Airsrteam" can attend one(1) rally and that has to be a "buddy rally". The reason this rule was put in place was because they "WBCCI" "did not" want members selling their Airstreams and buying an "SOB" and still coming to rallies. Since the "By-Laws" cannot be "inconsistent" with the "WBCCI Constitution" they cannot say one thing and the Constitution another. Questions???
This works! Thank you for taking the time to explain this. Sorry guys but my work life and personal tastes do not gravitate towards being a black belt in the Robert Rules of Order. I'm glad someonie around here enjoys that stuff

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Brilliant analogy!

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Much like the way I'm teaching my five year old daughter, if when playing a game, "If you cheat or change the rules to fit your need to win, don't be surprised if the other person leaves the game and goes home".
That just about sums it up...

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I got a response from a member of the IBT.

As many of you know, I sent a letter to the members of the "IBT", Region Prez's and Unit Presidents of Region 2. It was the first post of this thread. On Weds. the 4th, I got a response from "Robert Thompson" "Region 1 President". I asked Bob in a follow-up email, if I could post his reply's back on the different forums. I would first like to "Thank Bob" for his response, I promised Bob the reply's would be posted in full, no editing. His responses give me hope. I also got a response back from another member and I get the feeling it is thought "the people who do most of the traveling for the club perfer motorhomes" and that we the trailering people need to step up to the plate and offer our services(volunteer) more than we do. I will have to agree, we (the members) need to volunteer as much as we possibly can. We cannot leave it up to someone else to do all the work. If you have not hosted a rally, do so. If you have not signed up to become an officer of a Unit, do so. If you think you can help with different WBCCI functions, services, etc..., do so. You can never have to many people asking if they can help. With that said, below is the responses from Mr. Thompson and my response back to him.

Again, I want to "THANK YOU" Robert Thompson, Region 1 President for your response.

Weds 4/4/07 5:55am


Hello Paul,
By admentment No. 1, It is assumed you are referring to the "Motion No 1.
While you may well be correct in your evaluation of the Motion You are incorrect about it being proposed by the IBT. The IBT voted on the contents of a motion submitted to the IBT by the region 12 Pre4sident, but did NOT vote to "submit" it to the Delegates. Although every motion that comes before the IBT has some form of action taken on it, not every motion that passes is "submitted" to the Delegates. The WBCCI Constitution states that the IBT can "submit" amendments to the Delegates, but the IBT must vote to "submit" a motion to the Delegates, otherwise it is simply a motion that has passed the IBT.
Now I know that there those who will say the it is assumed or understood that the motion would go to the Delegates, but that is not the same as voting to do so. Think I’m wrong, maybe, but lawyers would have a field day with this.
Anyway one looks at the motion, it creates more problems then it solves.
1. May not even be valid - of course, the Parliamentarian ruled that the motion was on, but did NOT rule about the need for the IBT to vote to "submit" it to the Delegates, nor did the constitution and By-Laws Committee Chairman.
2. The motion does not address the Rally and Caravan part of the constitution as to RV’s manufactured by Airstream (as per your message)/
3. It creates a problem with some Airstream Parks that have Constitutions and By-Laws that only permit Airstream owners to use their facilities and, since some of those Airstream Parks are not under WBCCI control, their rules may not change to allow Four-Winds motorhomes.
4. It will allow the owners of any model and any year (even very old ones) Class-A Motorhome manufactured by Four-Winds to be eligible for membership - of course, this could be corrected, but would call for another amendment by the Delegates. Contrary to some statements, the IBT can not establish a "labeling (airstream Edition or WBCCI addition)" as this would be a change to the "Qualification for membership" part of the constitution and thus an issue for the Delegates to decide.

FIRST LET ME SAY WE (THE CLUB) HAVE A PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED. We, as a club, admitted the motorhomes into our club and now that Airstream no longer manufactures them, we (the club) needs to come up with a fair solution for those motorhome owners,
.So with all this in mind Paul, you have my ear. What is your solution to the problem that those motorhome owners in our club face. How about it Paul, Having read your blogs; your Forum messages; and your e-mail messages - all negative - tell me what your solution is. And while you are at it, please explain to me the difference between a German company manufacturing a B-Van and putting an Airstream label on it and Four-Winds doing the same. Please explain why one is ok and is admitted to the club and the other is not.
If you answer any of the above, please bear in mind that I voted no on the motion and that my region has my ear and they will tell me how to vote on this and future issues. It is my duty and responsibility to be fair and balanced. Although I voted no, I believe my Region 1 President’s report on the Motorhome Issue to the region members was fair and balanced.
Hope to receive your input soon as I am sure many others will take exception to part or all of this message. But that is good as we can get all aspects of the issue on the table and, hopefully, reach an accord for the good of the club..
Robert E. Thompson II
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Thur 4/5/2007 12:56pm

Mr. Thompson,
Before I respond, I'd first like to take the chance to "THANK YOU" "SO MUCH" for responding to my email about the Amendment/Motion. I and
many others wished more members of the IBT would have responded to questions/thoughts/feelings and even ideas about how to resolve the
issues that are before the WBCCI membership in regards to allowing another brand of RV into the currently "Airstream" manufactured only club.
Also, may I add, I have not forwarded your response of my email to the different forums on the web. I would rather have your permission to do so, because
you bring up some good points that members opposed to this issue have not even talked about and I think it would be good for members to
know your thoughts and feelings on the issue. So, I'll ask the question, may I forward your response to me and the other Region 2 Units Presidents
and IBT officers? It would be forwarded, in it's entirety, no editing.
Again, Thank YOU!! for your response.
In regards to your reply, the reason why I used the term "Amendment No. 1" is because that is the way it is worded in the information sent to the
Unit Presidents. No where, did the paperwork use the term "Motion". Also, in regards to whom proposed the "Amendment No. 1" again, the wording in the
paperwork sent out to the Unit Presidents said, "Proposed by: International Board of Trustees". I was only quoting the wording that was sent
in the paperwork to the Unit Presidents. If this wording is incorrect, then it even further makes my point.
I think, like many, current motorhome owners should be "grandfathered" into the club. I don't think anyone wants to force these members out of the club. "Grandfathering"
with an "Associate" class of membership would temporarily open the club to any current motorhome-owning member who purchases another brand
of Class A motorhome in the future. Of course, it would limit membership benefits much like is done currently in the "Members at Large" category.
My thought would be something like the following:
ARTICLE VI
QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
Sec. 5
Associate Member A member in good standing in the WBCCI as of 12/31/2007 and who owns an Airstream, Inc. Class A motorhome as of 12/31/2007 and whom is a Life Member of the WBCCI, has the option of purchasing a different manufactured Class A motorhome other than Airstream, Inc. An applicant for Associate Member upon written application to International Headquarters, as set by the International Board of Trustees, shall be an Associate Member of the International Club. An Associate Member shall possess all the rights and privileges of the club, except the right to vote or hold office in an Intra Club, a Unit, a Region or in the International Club.
ARTICLE XI
CLUB ORGANIZATION
Sec. 3
The minimum number of members necessary to obtain or retain a Charter shall be ten (10). All rules, regulations and qualifications for a Unit Charter shall be fixed and Determined by the Board of Trustees, and upon granting a Unit Charter, assign such Unit a name. All Units shall hold not less than two (2) assembled rallies each year at which members attend with their recreational vehicles describe in accordance with Article VI of the Constitution.

By giving current motorhome owners this option, they could help with, plan, implement and host rallies, caravans, special event rallies, etc... just as they do today. Under this
method, they can buy "what ever" brand they want and keep doing what they have been doing, expect holding office and voting just like the "Members at Large". If anything,
they have it better than a "Regular Member", Regular Members, still have to buy/own the most expensive RV's made in the industry.
As for the difference between the B-Van and a Four Winds. The B-Van is brought into the Airstream plant and is "uplifted" by Airstream, Inc. for sale in the
USA. Plus. the Airstream B-Van is "Sold, Serviced, Warranted and covered for Liability by Airstream, Inc. and their dealers", Four Winds has none of these
things done to or for it by Airstream, Inc.
Also, I'm sorry that my emails and such came off as negative. I was just expressing "my" views on this subject. If you remember, the very first email I sent, to the
IBT and the Unit Presidents back in January and my very first response on any forums or blog, I suggested "grandfathering". I think, one will find, if my suggestion
of "removing the current" Amendment/Motion that is currently in front of us and next year coming back with what I proposed above, I think it will have no problem passing
the membership. I would like to see this issue get resolved quickly so we as a club can get back to work on the "needed" changes in terms of image that needs to
happen to make this club grow. One does not have to spend much time to find out why younger members are not staying members and joining. I suggest to everyone,
look at the Units in the WBCCI that are growing, ask what they are doing, there you will find the answers to the reasons why the WBCCI is loosing members. I know
changes cannot/will not happen over night. But, if we give younger people a reason to join and if they do, two things will happen. The new younger members will keep the
older members younger longer and the older members can pass down to the younger members the history and memories of the "Oldest RV Club" in the USA. I think
this club is worth saving and will fight to pass it down to my five year old daughter. She has been a member since she was born and I hope will be until the day she dies.
I hope this answered your questions. I again, "Thank You" for your ear. I'm one that not only "talks the talk" but I'll "walk the walk". I am doing the very best I can to
help the WDCU/WBCCI grow. I will do, what I can, to help any and all units in the WBCCI. I hope you will allow me to forward you responses. Members need to see
that you (Bob and the IBT) are open to suggestions. As you know, right now, they don't. We as the leadership of this club need to change this feeling quickly or
we will continue to loose more and more members. Hope this helps, let me know. I look forward to your response and the other members of the Leadership.


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Thur 4/5/2007 2:40pm

Hello Paul,
Thank you for your comments, they are well received. Your suggested solution has merit and should be given consideration.
You have my permission to "publish" my comments on this matter so long as they are ‘published" in their entirety and without editing. Please include a copy of "Region 1 President’s Report on the Motorhome Issue" which was published in the various Unit newsletters of Region 1. It is important that the membership understand the issue in a fair and balanced way. My Region Executive Board is kept informed of my actions and I have no objection if others are aware of how we do things in Region 1.
Having received many, many e-mails, I see four "camps" on this issue.
Camp one is the group that owns motorhomes . they are concerned that their "way of life" in the cdlub could disappear. We, the Club, need to find a solution and that could well be yours. It is hoped that those being copied on this message will putforth some comment on this.
Camp two are at the other end of the issue. They want nothing but Airstreams in the club. And feel that, if the motorhome needs to be replaced,, then buy an Airstream trailer or B-Van. The ironic part of this is that airstream is manufacturing an Airstream motorcycle for someone. Now, since that is an Airstream product and technically an RV, they would be eligible for membership right now under the current Constitution See how easy it is to open Pandora’s Box.
Camp three are those who do NOT care what brand of RV, just so they can get together and have fun. - One of my units is of this thinking. And the Past President of another unit advocates that we should also modify the Condstitution to provide for trailer ownersto purchase other brands of trailers under certain conditions.
Camp four are those who just don’t care, one way or the other.
Each of these camps has a large following and what we need to do is bring them together or the club will end up being divided.
Do you know that, out of all the e-mail I have received, only three were for the motorhomes. And two of them stated that they would go back to trailers. The third,hasmade statements that it is a "Membership" issue and not a "product issue".
Enough said.
Bob

Below, Bob's Region 1 report, copied from "savewally.org"

REGION 1 PRESIDENT’S REPORT ON CLASS-A MOTORHOME ISSUE

On Saturday, June 30, 2007, the annual Delegates Meeting of WBCCI will be held in Perry, GA. Unit Presidents will receive an Agenda with copies of motions to be presented to the Delegates Meeting during April. This report provides background on the Class A motorhome motion to be brought forward at the Delegates Meeting. It is urgent that each unit’s members understand the issue and provide appropriate direction to their delegate with respect to action at the Delegates Meeting.

In October 2007, the International President, Don Shafer, formed a special Class-A Motorhome Study Committee with Dick Bartram as Chairman. This action was taken because the Airstream Company had announced that it was discontinuing manufacture of Class-A motorhomes and such action could have an impact on the Club’s membership.

At the Mid-Winter IBT Meeting at Perry in January 2007, Dick Bartram presented the Study Committee’s Report. Dick & Eileen Bartram, Don & Ann Shafer and Jerry & Marilyn Collins had attended the 2006 RVIA Exhibition in Louisville, and had reviewed the Four Winds and Damon product lines of Thor. The Report recommended amendment of the WBCCI Constitution to make owners of certain Four Winds or Damon Class-A motorhomes eligible for membership in WBCCI. The Report resulted in Motion “A” to be presented under New Business.

Motion “A” proposed to direct the Study Committee to develop a motion to be presented to the Delegates Meeting, to allow owners of six specific Class-A motorhomes manufactured by the Four Winds Division of Thor to be members of WBCCI. The motion was presented to the members of the IBT in an open meeting and discussion followed, both pro and con. The Region 1 President, Robert Thompson, moved to strike the motion and substitute a motion by which the IBT would initiate an amendment to the WBCCI Constitution to be presented to the Delegates Meeting in June 2007, to make owners of Class-A motorhomes manufactured by the Four Winds Division of Thor eligible for membership in WBCCI. This motion was passed 18-0 in favor of its substitution. The “new” main motion then passed 18-0 in favor of submitting it to the Delegates Meeting.

The above motion was later deemed “incomplete” by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chairman and sent back to the IBT, because the motion did not specify the specific Article(s) and Section(s) of the Constitution to be amended. As a result of this action, the International President called an Emergency IBT Meeting to address the situation.

The Emergency IBT meeting was conducted during the third week of March 2007 and a “new” Motion No. 1, with its rationale, was presented by the Region 12 President. Discussion followed by exchange of e-mail. The discussions included detailed rationales pro and con by some region presidents and by the International 2nd VP, who also questioned some of the data in the factual basis of the Rationale for the Motion. Those favoring the motion emphasized the problems long-time members face with maintenance of aging motorhomes, the social importance of keeping long-time members, and the potential costs of a shrinking membership. Those opposed to the motion expressed concern about undermining the “single-brand” nature of the club and, in that respect, permitting owners of used Four Winds motorhomes to be members; and also expressed concern that the IBT had not resolved requirements for ‘badging” (labeling units as, for example, “Airstream Edition”) the membership eligibility of Four Winds motorhomes.

Electronic voting took place from Noon March 16th to Noon March 17th. The vote reported by the Secretary of the IBT was: 15 for, 2 against and 1 abstention (one member of the IBT could not be reached). Region 1 was recorded against the motion.

As the issue now stands, Delegates will be asked to address the issue at the Delegates Meeting on June 30, 2007 in Perry. Their decision will determine if owners of Four Winds motorhomes will or will not be admitted to membership in the club. And, of course, the Delegates can change, modify, or amend the motion at their pleasure or as guided by their units’ preferences. An officer of Region 1 plans to attend the Spring Business Meeting of each U.S. unit in Region 1, and to respond to members’ questions.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob
Robert E. Thompson II
Region 1 President




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