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Old 04-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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Sad day for denco unit and wbcci

It is unfortunate that our Unit has one less member today. The creator of our much argued Denver Motion (Forrest's Motion) to allow more involvement in the governance of our club by us members, has QUIT Denco and WBCCI. Yes, Forrest and Patrice McClure have ended their membership completely. So sad!
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
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That is indeed very sad news.

Ironically, the proposed new constitution could be rejected and Forrest's amendment could yet be passed.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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Oh, this is really sad!

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Hey Forrest, start to feel like this guy?

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FWIW, I believe Forrest was the true creator of the "proxy" motion that others took credit for as well.

It is my fervent hope that I one day have the privilege of meeting Forrest and Patrice and shaking their hands.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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I wonder if the leadership of WBCCI will realize just how bad this is for the club...
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I am very sad that Forrest and Patrice felt that they had to resign from the wbcci (lower case by intent). They will be missed by many, us included.

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I wonder if the leadership of WBCCI will realize just how bad this is for the club...
It's all disgusting. They don't care!
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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Forrest, I am so deeply sorry to hear the news that you have resigned from wbcci but I can totally understand being disenchanted and disgusted with the entire underhanded machinations and self serving tactics of elite leadership and their obstruction of fair play and membership initiatives. I am sorry that your hard work did not come to fruition while you were a member. Your level of commitment was great and we all owe you a debt of gratitude for all your advice and help through the years. It is very sad to see yet another of membership's heroes leave, perhaps one of the last remaining champions of membership rights joining the growing ranks in a long and mournful exodus from the club that once was revered by so many.
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When someone like me resigns (and I have about 3 times now) nobody notices. But Forrest is a different story. He has been one of the strongest contributer to the WBCCI and the VAC as well as his unit! That is without a doubt.
During the name change BS, he told Kimber that the vote should be challenged with a "point of order", which was met with as "stand down"..... you know how that goes. She said that Forrest was her strength. Now that is gone.... I grieve for the club..... Where will the decline stop?
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:42 AM   #11
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When I left the club, I was labeled a "QUITER" by many, (ironically, some of the very same posters now praising Forrest for his actions on this thread) but I felt that being a part of problem was showing my support for problem. I felt leaving was the ultimate sign of not supporting what was currently taking place. Not to speak for him, but Forrest probably came to this same conclusion.

Forrest, I want to commend you for taking a stand. I am sure it was not an easy choice to make. The right choice is often the hardest one to make.
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My wife Marty and I had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Forrest and Patrice McClure at the 2010 Alumapalloza Rally and were thrilled with there enthusiasm and dedication that they had for Airstreaming. The WBCCI has lost a true Airstream couple that put there heart and soul in all that they did.
We hope to reunite with them at the 2011 Alumapalloza and where ever our travels allow us to meet and share our travel experiences.
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I appreciate all of Forests efforts, but one can't blame him, not really. No matter how noble the fight, when the game is rigged staying in the game makes less and less sense over time as it comes more and more clear nothing will change.

I liken the WBCCI royalty right now to a loved one with a drug habit. To maintain the status quo they will rationalize and do anything required. Watching the downward spiral, I may still love or at least maintain positive feeling because of past times and vague hope for the future. Despite that, being around for the day-by-day, needless destruction and drama becomes too much. The day to day pain, coupled with the hopelessness of improvement until the addict chooses to do otherwise is simply to much of a burden.

I, myself, maintain positive feelings for the club, BUT I cannot support the sickness. For me, giving money to the club right now is analogous to giving a meth addict money and then being shocked that it doesn't go to the rent. I won't do it. When the day comes that the royalty chooses to change or is overthrown (though its hard to see how this happens) I will be delighted to reengage.

I don't want to conflate my thinking with Forest's, I simply don't know what his thoughts were leading up to his departure. Still, all and all, I suspect they were similar at least insofar as balancing personal affections against the futility and distress of seeing what seems to be an unavoidable ending.
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I hope that this is not true, but fear that it is. Hopefully Forrest will eventually clear this up (or even reconsider, if it is true). Most of all, I hope this decision, if true, was driven by club issues and not due to health or other more serious issues. Forrest was very passionate for this club, getting away may be a good thing for his and Patrice's health.

I know I struggle to remain semi detached from the contentious club issues because I have too much stress on my job to allow myself to compound it with stress from a hobby. We must all find balance.
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