Sorry for taking a few days to reply. I've been at a rally.
Thanks for all of the great ideas about revising the voting procedures. I think we need to develop them into a proposal - and we need to be smart about it. For example, we'll have to analyze all of the pros and cons, and costs related to our recommendations. Once we have a solid proposal, we can then move it through the channels.
I believe it will require a vote of the Delegates, which probably means it would be no sooner than the 2007 Delegate meeting before it could possibly be voted on, but we have to start somewhere.
We are working for changes in a proud old organization. For many, our frustrations actually come from the fact that we love the people in the club and the concept of a Club and the legacy of Airstream. Our challenge will be to work through the system to change the system. It can be done.
Are any of you who want to work on the voting ideas going to the International Rally? If so, please send me a pm.
Forest, I too have devised ballots for our club in the past. It seems so logical! We will have to address issues such as maintaining one vote for Airstream and other such logistics.
65Gt and Doug and Jamie, you have some great ideas. If anyone else has feedback, please post it! I'll take all of the feedback and see what I can come up with in the way of a proposal. (You are welcome to do the same and then we can compare notes.)
I think many members don't realize the power they have in the club. Some don't really care to get involved and that's their right. They just want to go camping and have fun with other Airstreamers. (After all, isn't that what it is all about!) But for those who do wish to get involved, there are ways to do it and there are ears that listen.
Thanks for caring about the club. Keep the feedback coming!