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Old 04-03-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
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Problem with IBT Amendment No. 1

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Below is a email I sent out last night. This "PROOF" shows there is a "BIG" problem with the "Amendment No. 1, by the IBT". This however, does not mean you stop fighting to have this "Amendment" killed by "VOTING NO". The "IBT" will just change the rules to make sure it goes forward. But, thought you should see what I found. Make sure your "Delegate" just "VOTES NO".


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To all, IBT, Region Officers and Region 2 Unit Presidents, after receiving the information sent out to the Unit Officers of the WBCCI with regards to the "Amendment No. 1" "Proposed by: International Board of Trustees" to make changes to "Article VI", "Qualifications of Members, Section. 1, to add the following words,
"OR A CLASS-A MOTORHOME MANUFACTURED BY THE FOUR WINDS INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF THOR INDUSTRIES, INC."
Also the amendment sayís "by striking the following:" "MANUFACTURED BY AIRSTREAM, INC," In "Article VI Section 2B"
Based on the "FACT" that "Max Carmichael" head of the "Constitution and Bylaws Committee" stated in his letter to the "IBT" that said and I quote: "The WBCCI C&B Committee ask that the motion be returned to the Study Committee to add the needed Article, Section and Page Placement as well as direction on removal of unnecessary verbiage from the WBCCI Constitution" end quote. The FACT is, based on Max Carmichaelís own words an Amendment "MUST" have this information. Also, based on the "FACT" this information is "NEEDED" that would mean "ONLY" these "Articles, Section and Page Placements as well as direction on removal of unnecessary verbiage from the WBCCI Constitution" and only the wording of these "Articles, Sections and Page Placements" my be change during the voting process held during the summer "IBT Delegates Meeting" in Perry, GA this June. This must be a FACT/RULE or else "Max Carmichael" would not have instructed them to do so in order for it to be voted upon by the Unit Delegates. In other words, any changes to OTHER "Articles, Sections and Page Placements" still MUST be present to the "Unit Delegates" BEFORE the deadline of "April 1" and cannot be changed at the "IBT Unit Delegates Meeting".
The problem with "Amendment No.1" presented by the "IBT" for a vote is, it FAILED to include "Article XI, Section 3" under "Club Organization". The Article and Sections state "All Units shall hold not less than two(2) assembled rallies each year at which members attend with their recreational vehicles manufactured by Airstream, Inc"
Even if "Amendment No. 1" were to pass, no owners of "Four Winds Motorhomes" may attend more than one rally or caravan under the "buddy" section of the WBCCI By-Law, because "Article XI, Section 3" under "Club Organization" states "recreational vehicles manufactured by Airstream, Inc".
Based on the FACT that ALL "Articles, Sections and Page Placements" MUST be part of the proposed amendment and ONLY such "Articles, Sections and Page Placement" can be change during the "IBT Unit Delegates Meeting". This to "must" be a "FACT" or else "Max Carmichael" would not have sent back the "original" Amendment to have the "Article and Section" numbers included. We are currently "PAST" the "DEADLINE" of "APRIL 1" for notification to the WBCCI Unit Presidents, so this Amendment in its "current" state should be considered "NULL AND VOID" and "REMOVED" for voting at the "IBT Unit Delegates Meeting". Why would anyone want to include members that "CANNOT ATTEND" the very rallies, caravans and friendship for which is the reason the "IBT" is asking for this Amendment to be passed. If this were an Amendment proposed by anyone else, the "IBT" would strike it down as being "incomplete". So, based on the "NEEDED" "Articles and Section" numbers and a "history" of the IBT striking down "incomplete" Amendments, the only "RIGHT" thing for the "IBT" to do is either "REMOVE" or "STRIKEDOWN" its own proposed Amendment to the WBCCI Constitution.
This Amendment in its current state should not be voted on at the "IBT Meeting" this summer. And under the rules in the WBCCI Constitution, we are PAST the DEALINE of April 1 to make the changes. Therefore, this amendment should be "REMOVED" for a vote from the "Summer IBT Delegates Meeting". Also, one would hope the "IBT" would not try and pull a fast one and say, this is not of importance. If it was important enough for "Max Carmichael" to state in his letter to the "Study Committee" that the Amendment "NEEDED" this informationto be included for "Article VI Section 1 and Article VI Section 2B" then it "MUST" be "NEEDED" for any other Articles and Sections to be changed. "PERIOD"
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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It looks like a good morning. I think Paul just made my day! a little victory dance.

Paul this is major obviously. Think the IBT will change the rules? I think they might too. But wouldn't that be reason for club sanctions to be brought against them? Has there ever been a time when officers were removed from office? Basically it is illegal, correct? Once brought to their attention it then becomes an intentional act and they are culpable for the misactions if they continue, correct?

What an e-mail. I hope you keep us posted as to the responses you receive. I wish you were my unit president. You have so much going for you. Hey, you are my unit president! Lucky WDCU and the rest of WBCCI to have unit presidents working earnestly and with effort to keep the club. This is the type of officer we need and openly communicating.
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This however, does not mean you stop fighting to have this Amendment killed by VOTING NO. The IBT will just change the rules to make sure it goes forward. But, thought you should see what I found. Make sure your Delegate just VOTES NO.
Thanks Paul. Is it possible to VOTE NO CONFIDENCE in the IBT and have them all removed?
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Good job Paul!

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Thanks for being on top of this Paul! I know we have to stay vigilant, but wouldn't it be nice if we could just get all this SOB business behind us and get on with building a better WBCCI? Maybe this will bring us a step closer.

Good work!

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Old 04-03-2007, 10:37 AM   #6
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Paul,

I am sure glad that I changed my membership to WDCU this year.

Now, if we could promote new, lasting membership from the many airstream owners out there, rather than chasing them away as we are doing now, we could grow the club.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:53 AM   #7
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Paul,

Thanks for your work and research. I think that the IBT paniced when Airstream/Thor stated that there would not be an "Airstream Edition" sticker due to "insurance reasons" and the lacking section and article numbers was a ruse to completely change the motion. Also annointing these motorhomes "Wally Byam Editions" was really dumb and they realized as much. As a result, no special identification.

You might consider posting this over at the WBCCI forums also.

Just my personal opinion,

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Paul,

Nice attention to details on that one. Karma to you. Folks, now you are seeing just one great reason we switched from the SNU to the WDCU.
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Got Vote?!

Wow! Looks like a lot of us have been doing the old switchola. We're also proud new members of WDCU!

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Paul-

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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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.
Rick,

What a juicy little tidbit you just dropped, will you be able to expand on that someday?

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Rick, you know you have me sitting straight up and at full attention. What's this?
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Thanks Paul. Is it possible to VOTE NO CONFIDENCE in the IBT and have them all removed?
Mistral Blue,

I don't know how the voting for Region and International officers is done, but I told my president if there is a vote held, my vote is NO. I have a feeling that the vote is by acclamation after presentation of the slate of officers. Perhaps someone with more experience will know the answer.

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Law school?

Okay you all must be a bunch of lawyers. I tried reading this twice and my eyes crossed.

Can anyone speak English on this? I was reading the most recent Beret and there was an interesting editorial from the International President.

Why would we allow only 1 kind of Thor product? I'm all for 'grandfathering' current AS MOHO owners but to allow specific Thor motorhomes into WBCCI but not other Thor products doesn't seem right. Sorry but an Airstream is an Airstream.

My best friend has a Thor product (not a MO) and he can't join WBBCI. Why would I vote for other people to be allowed into the club simply because they bought a specific 'high dollar' Thor brand? If we allow in the MOHO's we should allow all Thor products.

I love democracy though....so whatever the concensus vote show will rule the land.

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