Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-06-2006, 10:36 AM   #15
2 Rivet Member
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Kerrville , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 69
Maybe this will be a wake up call for International bigwhigs who insist on having their rally during the hottest time of year plus all the gala of opening and closing and boring dress affairs. I am fed up with the whole origanization after the Name Change fiasco. They wasted my time as President putting out voting ballots instructing delegates and being back at square one. Too bad we could not just go to a camping rally and have it laid back and fun and short 3-4 days and centrally located. I really do not know if I will be part of WBCCI next year or not!!!
__________________

__________________
richg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 10:46 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by richg
Maybe this will be a wake up call for International bigwhigs who insist on having their rally during the hottest time of year plus all the gala of opening and closing and boring dress affairs. I am fed up with the whole origanization after the Name Change fiasco. They wasted my time as President putting out voting ballots instructing delegates and being back at square one. Too bad we could not just go to a camping rally and have it laid back and fun and short 3-4 days and centrally located. I really do not know if I will be part of WBCCI next year or not!!!

Only you can make that decision.There are many of us within the organization that are working very hard to promote positive change.It's not an easy task to say the least but I truely believe the winds of change are blowing and starting to pick up strength. Time will tell.I will continue to plug away one small step at a time.Good luck and happy camping whatever you decide.
__________________

__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 11:11 AM   #17
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,909
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by richg
Too bad we could not just go to a camping rally and have it laid back and fun and short 3-4 days and centrally located.
You can, it's called a forum rally.

I am amazed at this situation. I think holding the region rally in a far-from-central location, during the week, during the school year, AT an RV dealership, just shows how much the WB is unaware or doesn't care about all the working families in their region. That's practically a slap in the face - "Oh, you folks wanted to come too?"

Hopefully the poor turnout and cancellation will get some of those people thinking a little harder about who their membership is and trying to be more inclusive.
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 11:21 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Look At the Map...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 47WeeWind
The canceled Region 11 Rally in Anthony, TX. was to be held at Amercian RV and Marine, a large RV dealership and RV Park that also sells Airstreams. A full service Camping World is right on the property, so this must be a camping rally, right?
As a side note, the New Mexico Unit new officer installation meeting was scheduled to be held during this Region 11 Rally in Anthony, TX; see the September 2006 Blue Beret at page 48. The presumptively mid-week date and non-local location for unit officer installation would make it inconvenient for younger, still working unit members to attend or maybe hold officer positions in the NM unit. This might be another small reason why some younger, still working WBCCI members are seeking to charter a new unit in Region 11 with a internet based business/communications model and different types of rally venues.
Region 11 comprises Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and that little chunk of Texas that Texans won't claim. We like to say it also includes Mexico, but we have no members there.

It seems to me, a region rally should be geographically central to the membership population it serves, and it should accomodate the schedules of those who work by opening on a Friday and having major events on Saturday and Sunday. That means the Region 11 rally should be somewhere in the Four Corners area. Hmmmm.

The region rally should also be held in a place of scenic beauty, geographical interest, or recreational opportunity. Anthony is none of those things, as the folks who attended last year's IBT undoubtedly discovered. Being a native New Mexican, and having lived in El Paso, the only reason I would go to Anthony is if I ran out of diesel half way between Las Cruces and El Paso.

As for the NM Unit installation of officers, they did the the same thing to me last year before I resigned. The Unit President and his Treasurer insisted on having the installation at the Region 11 rally in a fairgrounds near Casa Grande, AZ. Wanting to attend our own installation, the Second VP and I (the 1st VP) wanted to have it somewhere in south central NM. We were installed in absentia with role players taking our places.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 05:19 PM   #19
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Here is an interesting quote from Region 11's newsletter dated 11/05. This rally was held in a fairground in Casa Grande, AZ.

Quote:
The Region XI Rally “Best of the West”, 18-23 October was a success even though only Sixty Seven Airstream RV’s and 130 members were in attendance. Was this due to fuel prices, weather or??? Probably fuel prices, we have not had enough time to adjust.
The newsletter can be found here:
http://www.cessna150.net/wbccireg11/...Newsletter.htm
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 05:41 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,756
The region 11 newsletter did cite cost as a factor.
__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 06:23 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
aztlanco's Avatar
 
El Paso , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 233
Send a message via AIM to aztlanco
Anthony, Texas

The camping site in Anthony Texas is just that. It's got a camping store next to it which usually provides entertainment, free continental breakfast etc.
In my humble opinion, wrong place for a regional rally,,,BUT,,, if you are out in this part of the country and leave your trailer at the campsite and want to go see museums, historical places, scenic mountains, the river and lakes, they are all a stones-throw-away from the camping site. There is Old Mesilla near by (Billy the Kid and Pat Garret's old stomping grounds) , three Missions in the El Paso area and also museums, two scenic hiways (one thru the Franklin Mountains and the other at the end of them, which by the way, is the end of the North American Rocky Mountain Range), a tram way ride to the top of Ranger Peak with views of three states and two countries, Juarez, Mexico,
White Sands National Monument, White Sands Missle Range, Ruidoso New Mexico (casinos and horse racing and skiing in winter), Elephant Butte Water Reservoir (fishing and water skiing), Fort Bliss Army Base,the best Mexican food in the world.
So to say that Anthony Texas is in the middle of nowhere is wrong. Yeah,,
it's far for most people and like I stated before, wrong for a region rally.
Ernie
'58 Traveler, 18ft.
__________________
aztlanco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 06:25 PM   #22
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 65GT
Interesting to note that rally started on a Tuesday, ended on a Sunday, but still looks to be about as far south as possible (if you exclude Mexico).

What is a reasonable distance to be traveling from Denver for a Region Rally (IF it were in a GREAT scenic place)? What would be the ideal geography for Denver to be a part of?

__
FYI, Casa Grande is 132 miles north of Mexico, 960 miles from Denver.

Southern Colorado has numerous places that would be closer to most Region 11 members such as Durango, Dolores, Telluride and Silverton. Northern New Mexico is another great place.

I am not sure how Region 11 plans these events, but it might be on a rotating basis by the units. This year might have been the Paso del Norte Texas Unit's turn. Last year it was Arizona's. That would explain the locations.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 06:41 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
I am not sure how Region 11 plans these events, but it might be on a rotating basis by the units. This year might have been the Paso del Norte Texas Unit's turn. Last year it was Arizona's. That would explain the locations.
Don Mantle, or his Executive Board, chose Cortez, CO for the 2004 Region 11 Rally and Casa Grande for the 2005 Rally. I chatted with Ron Starcher last October when I was planning the 2006 Rally Schedule for the NM Unit. Ron told me he chose Anthony for the 2006 Region 11 Rally.

Don and Ron are both from Arizona. Before that, when Andy Richers had Region 11, he liked to hold the rallies at the State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque during the Balloon Fiesta.

Cortez, CO in 2004 was a great location! My wife and I visited places I had never seen before even though I was raised just across the border in Aztec, NM. So, AZflycaster is correct, Southern, CO and Southeastern, UT would be geographically central to the membership. The RV park in Creede, CO where we had the Vintage Rally would be super!
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 06:44 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
FYI, Casa Grande is 132 miles north of Mexico, 960 miles from Denver.
And I went to that one last year, which is why I chose not to do it again this year...too far, too many days off required.

I understand a Region can't plan it "in my backyard" every year, but then again, I expect that they understand why "everybody" doesn't attend every year.

We have also attended when it was in Albuquerque at the fairgrounds (lousey site) during the Balloon Fiesta (fantastic event!). That was worth going to and I would do that again. Personally, I find the Region 11 vintage rally the RMVAC hosts much more of a priority with like-minded peers. When I was self-employed and had unlimited vacation I could travel longer distances and hit every rally...but not now. 400-500 miles to a 2-3 day rally, couple times a year is all I can afford - time & $$$. Except for a planned vacation...which have been the International Rally (12 days) & the RMVAC (6 days).

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Coloradobus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 784
SANTA FE IS THE PLACE 65GT. Its 365 miles from Denver (depending on where you live in Denver) its scenic, lots of places to shop, tour, see ART, mountains, did I say scenery. Or even just north of Kayenta, Arizona. You know, Monument Valley fame, Goldings RV Resort. It would be along day but shortere than Anthony, Tx. OH, how about Moab.

How many Region 11 officers and IBT members are RETIRED???? Retirement allows one latitude in their travelling, they can go to a rally any day of the week. Us working stiffs, who have exhausted vacation time, say going to the Intermational, can ONLY do long weekends. So, lets strongly urge that the next Region 11 Rally occur over a weekend and at a more centrally located spot with lots to see and do. Any takers?
__________________

__________________
Coloradobus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally... InsideOut WBCCI Rallies & Events 28 12-08-2006 06:39 PM
Photos from the St. Patricks Day Rally @ Desert Star Ranch Andy R Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 4 03-22-2005 12:07 AM
Mystic Springs 2003 rally!! thenewkid64 Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 41 04-02-2003 05:52 PM
Region 9 Computer Rally Pahaska WBCCI Rallies & Events 2 03-01-2003 11:41 PM
Installation Rally Pahaska WBCCI Rallies & Events 5 11-20-2002 10:38 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.