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Old 08-15-2008, 03:12 PM   #43
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:19 PM   #44
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:21 PM   #45
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Thanks TomW (post#7) I am so new I didn't even know what a MAL was. Amazing what one can learn here! He He !
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #46
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Could someone explain to me what exactly Mr. Thompson did to get get suspended from WBCCI? It sounds suspiciously fishy to me.

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It seems no one is allowed to criticize the management and staff of the WBCCI--Even the management and staff...
From what I've been told, he was "shunned" for telling people the club was in trouble.
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #47
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I guess the rate increase is serving Management's objective in that I am reconsidering my MAL status (again). Even though 62Over doesn't understand, for me joining a unit entails some obligation - that of doing your part in supporting your unit's activities. After all, the work that gets done in units is all volunteer; the reward the volunteers receive is the satisfaction that their effors were enjoyed by the other members of the unit.

So - if I can't find (or don't find) the time to participate, what do I contribute? I feel bad about that.

As far as a MAL unit, from what I have seen of the FCU they could provide a home for those that seek that kind of loose association. But they are a danged long way away. But I might go ahead and see if they'll have me - because the $ pisses me off. Maybe not the $, but the upcharge for wanting to be a back-bencher and having to pay front-row prices.

Sorry about the stream-of-conciousness ramble. But Foiled did mention the 70s, after all.

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:19 PM   #48
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I sure think like some of the poastings that MAL's should start a unit. It could be based on the 4CU.Basically we have no meetings,(business done on the internet)no luncheons,just some realy nice loose type rallies that any WBCCI member is welcome to come to.No trailers lined up by the book,no flags display by the book.(We put out our American Flags)
This sure would work for you in the east and you in the west can join us at the 4CU.
It is always nice to have member participate in unit activities but with many younger Airstreamers this is hard to do.So membership in a MAL unit would give them a unit and unify MAL members into another renegade unit that would have a vote to help us change the WBCCI (For the better) over time.
So you MALs please get off the porch and run with the big dogs,be sheepdogs not sheep,start a unit of like minded members,get a vote and work for change in WBCCI.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:10 PM   #49
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...I think they'd be happy to have you, even if you never made it to an event. We have MANY members we've never even met. They get our newsletter every other month. Their emails are included in our googlegroups discussions, and no, most don't post, or engage. No problems, no issues....(Quote:65GT)
There is a difference, Bryan. Your group IS happy as your post testifies. However, far too many posters in previous forum threads have described experiences where their non-participation brought recriminations from the unit leaders. It would take just one of those comments to chill me on a unit, as has happened, time and time again to others. For general discussion: as for IBT's "suspension" of Thompson, WHAT? Is this like a slap on the hand or being sent to stand in the corner? What on earth does that group expect to happen? For him to come whimpering back, full of apology at his "error" in casting a thoughtful albeit critical eye upon their royal mess? Good grief, as Charley Brown has been know to dispair. What a childish group of fools who have set themselves up in perpetuity for club "leadership." Here I am sputtering in indignation again. Sigh..... ~G
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:17 PM   #50
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Could someone explain to me what exactly Mr. Thompson did to get get suspended from WBCCI? It sounds suspiciously fishy to me.

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Yep, same here. I'm not going to make any judgments on the matter until we hear the full story.


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Old 08-15-2008, 07:22 PM   #51
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It would take just one of those comments to chill me on a unit, as has happened, time and time again to others. Here I am sputtering in indignation again. Sigh..... ~G
Ditto that, been there, quit the club, quit my subscription to Air Steam Life,
I'll still wave at all of you out on the road, and continue on the forum.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:06 PM   #52
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For the WBCCI to discriminate against the MAL's is not right. If they choose to remain on their own is THEIR right. They should not be charged more than unit members for doing so. I would hope their are enough intellegent members within WBCCI to figure out a solution. To deny MAL's their vote is not right.

WBCCI needs to wake up. There are a lot of AS's out there on the road without numbers. We see more without than with numbers.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #53
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......So, why not really consider forming the "MAL-FORUM" unit? Chartered, official, and lets have an online contest to see how much we can decorate (or desecrate) a blue beret. I'm thinking one with multicolor blinking fairy lights, tinsel and pink flamingo pins with a big pink bow in the back for mine. Get one or two guys to show up wearing kilts or sporting goth spiked hair and we could have a mass extinction (by spontaneous combustion) of all of the "rank and file" WBCCI members over 75...

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Why not indeed! I love the idea. Change for the better usually starts at the grass-roots level, doesn't it? I'm going to start a Forum Poll here in the WBCCI forum and simply ask the question. Let's see what kind of response we get.


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OK boys and girls. Thar she be: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f232...oll-44424.html Post away. Or is that aweigh?

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:50 AM   #56
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I guess the rate increase is serving Management's objective in that I am reconsidering my MAL status (again). Even though 62Over doesn't understand, for me joining a unit entails some obligation - that of doing your part in supporting your unit's activities. After all, the work that gets done in units is all volunteer; the reward the volunteers receive is the satisfaction that their effors were enjoyed by the other members of the unit.

So - if I can't find (or don't find) the time to participate, what do I contribute? I feel bad about that.

As far as a MAL unit, from what I have seen of the FCU they could provide a home for those that seek that kind of loose association. But they are a danged long way away. But I might go ahead and see if they'll have me - because the $ pisses me off. Maybe not the $, but the upcharge for wanting to be a back-bencher and having to pay front-row prices.

Sorry about the stream-of-conciousness ramble. But Foiled did mention the 70s, after all.

Pat
We SHOULD get an east coast version of the FCU shouldn't we? Here we are both in Virginia! I work too, and finding the time, plus not being a great organizer are both problems. Now who do we know who would accept the HONOR of starting the "MAL-FORUMED" chapter?

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