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Old 10-15-2009, 06:02 AM   #15
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The last big reorganization was in 1963 when they decided there should be state based division, like Good Sam has. They thought better of it and developed the 4 region (East, Midwest, West,and South structure which quickly evolved into the Region structure and the three level IBT structure we have had ever since. The intermediate Region level was developed to make the communications with the national leaders more "orderly". Region leaders were supposed to help local units.

Things tend to evolve to satisfy the personal needs of those in charge of making the rules. It is not likely we will see a positive change actually implemented by those leaders unless it meets their personal needs. The people now in charge have made it the way they want it. Why would they make any meaningful changes? Grass root changes do not normally work, unless there is a complete breakdown or crisis. Big changes (like the forming of the United States) frequently require a Revolutionary War of succession. Not all succession wars are successful. Think of the US Civil war.

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:31 AM   #16
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When was WBCCI started? 50's? For the very reason they reorganized in 64 for the changing needs of the club, that is the very reason it should have been readdressed regularly in similar intervals through the years. It seems the organization is stuck for decades in the last change. You'd think the structure and Blue Book were tucked away in the sacred ark to never be seen or touched by mere mortal members again rather than be regarded as a viable working plan that lives and grows and changes to resemble its makeup of members periodically. Or is that the work that is supposed to be going on between all those pancakes and dinners and awards and dressing up and entertainment and trips? It takes them a month to set up for a rally but then they have only a few hours to tend to club business with an individual member getting only seconds to speak if they can even manage to get that, not every one can. It is quite random and subjective, who may approach and for how long before your time is up.

If the region representation was reevaluated I wonder if the need for the Executive Committee would be critical and require that level of governance in addition to all the other officers, especially if unit delegate meetings had more power as well and less control and oversight from the EC as is the case now. Though presently the same EC people get to be able to have the first and last say over every matter WBCCI. That's where the real deals come down, the rest is pomp.

I really agree with what Dwight said to sum it all up. It seems to me that most of many on the present leadership want to extend privilege and host to friends as we see large numbers of volunteers committees rather than to shave it down at all.

I read a president's letter, recently and while he thought things should and must change he said he would have voted against because there is still a few years of money left at the rate of $80,000 in the hole each year so he would opt for more study on his watch. I think that typlifies the sentiment for many. No one wants to be the one to pull the plug and they are just going to let their good times roll until the money and time runs out.


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