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Old 07-05-2006, 08:22 AM   #29
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Yes, this is our first (pattyo and myboyburt are here together) and would be our last if if wasn't for the fact it's being held in GA next year and lots of our NEU and White Mountains NH Unit buddies will be attending.
I'm glad that you will be coming down to Georgia for the International next year. We are always glad to have visitors to our great state. However, a couple of pieces of advice to newbies to Georgia, the summers hear are brutal to the unindoctrinated.

I haven't attended an International, but understand that electricity is at a minimum. I know there are RV rallies on a regular basis at the Georgia Fair Grounds in Perry so they may be better equipped to provide 30 amp service than other Rally sites, but I highly recommend finding out ahead of time and bringing a generator with you if they don't. Either buy, borrow, or rent one and bring it with you. I can't imagine spending even the night in an Airstream in the Georgia heat and humidity in July without AC and I grew up in South Georgia.

Also, remember that Perry is south of the gnat line so bring your insect repellant. If you aren't familiar with gnats, they are tiny flying insects that live in the sand and swarm around your eyes and face looking for moisture. They don't bite; they just fly around your face being a nascence. Also, we have mosquitoes so make sure your repellant has DEET in it, but is also family friendly.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:16 AM   #30
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I know there are RV rallies on a regular basis at the Georgia Fair Grounds in Perry so they may be better equipped to provide 30 amp service than other Rally sites...
I was talking about this recently with a local wally club big-wig; he said there'd be plenty of power, quite possibly 30 amps for everyone, as the site is already rigged for it. (not a "temporary" setup, like has been provided at the previous international rallies). Apparently, they've hosted huge RV conventions there in the past, much larger than wbcci. Of course...official details will be published soon, I'm sure. so don't take my word for it. I'm just passing along the heresay....
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:39 AM   #31
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From what the folks at the 2006 International were saying the 2007 International in GA will provide 30amp electric for everyone willing to pay for it. Rumor also has it that the first 600 rigs to sign up will get sewer hookups too.

But, of course this is all rumor until the official info comes out from International.
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:40 AM   #32
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I knew they have hosted large RV rallies in the past but wasn't sure what the accommodations were. They have a lot of acquestrian events and other agricultural shows that attract alot of RV's from the participants. Most of what I have seen were moho's that pulled the horse and livestock trailers so I figured they had their own generators.

If they are providing 30 amp service, even at an extra cost, I will have to look into it since we are planning on joining within the next couple of months and live only an hour and a half away from the Georgia National Fair Grounds.
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:12 PM   #33
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Lotsa power in Perry...

The Perry NFGA (National Fairgrounds and Agricenter..) hosts a number of big RV events every year, including FMCA for 5,000+ units in March of 2007.. They are used to providing lots of 30A electrical hookups to run A/C.. I expect the challenges to be bugs, heat and humidity when venturing out of the "Rigs" and that might mean more people stay inside and watch TV...

I'm with Rog on subversive side, though feel regional "Forum" groups, like NorCal, Arizona, Midwest and others are a great way to organize and attend events with like-minded Airstreamers, minus some of the traditions...

I learned our "Unit" also requires locations with meeting rooms and kitchens for communal meals, which a volunteer must provide for the entire group at each event.. Hmm.. That might be off-putting to some. Having watched other groups ossify over decades, I agree that digging in from inside and trying to make some changes is the way to start, but success is not assured. It is interesting to see some Units winding down to handfuls, while others are growing and attracting members from nearby geographies.. I know we joined for access to Caravans and knowledge and like-minded adventurers, not fairgrounds and quilting and cooking group dinners.

And everything I heard at Salem indicates that WBAC is going to be back on ballot next year, so there is another year of politics and lobbying and parliamentary work to enjoy...

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Old 07-05-2006, 01:30 PM   #34
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And everything I heard at Salem indicates that WBAC is going to be back on ballot next year, so there is another year of politics and lobbying and parliamentary work to enjoy...

John
I heard this rumor too, just don't know what the process is that the name change proponents would need to follow to get it back on the ballot for 2007. Now if I was the Emperor of the world our name would stay WBCCI, but I am not. I wouldn't really have any hearburn if the name of the club became Wally Byam Airstream Club International, if it was voted on by the membership by a one member = one vote method. I just don't understand how changing the name will "save" the club.

Oh, I really dislike AOAII so I hope this lame name doesn't try to make a come back.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:36 PM   #35
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Thanks to those who visited our Silver Falls rally. We had 11 trailers ranging from a '63 Bambi to an '05 Limited 34' and a similar variety of people. Great time, perfect weather, shade, and plenty of food. Some hiking, biking, and just being lazy around the eveing (midnight!) fire. Only one rule: "Woe to those who rise early in the morning." Darol
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:33 PM   #36
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Oh Boy.. More Politics!!

Thought I'd hear about that message from the Save Wally faction...

For the record, I was not active delegate, and am kinda neutral on name change... I am used to explaining that we belong to the "Wally Club" which involves Airstream trailers, and it seems to end discussions...

FWIW, a majority of the votes WERE in favor of a name change, and a number of delegates voted fewer votes than they had members, or felt they had to re-poll their members on WBAC before casting a vote... I believe issue of trademark and usage would have been resolved with Thor and Airstream, and believe it still can, to avoid concerns about "control"...

Several "persons" (including a delegate and a region officer) expressed belief that they might have achieved 2/3 or better had WBAC been duly noticed and discussed far enough in advance of Salem to get the noses counted right...

As I said, and stand by, I simply expect those who feel passionately that a name change is needed will not give up, and that the name will be on the agenda in Perry next summer...

'Nuff said.. Let the games begin...

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Old 07-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #37
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Was the acceptance of MotorHomes, Squarestreams and Argosy's approved the first time it was brought up?

56% voted to change the name, that means only 44% voted not to. It had a simple majority, but not the two-thirds necessary to pass.

Quebec has been taking votes on declaring it's independence from Cananda for many years. Each time they get a higher percentage in favor.

It's not over until it's over.

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56% voted to change the name, that means only 44% voted not to. It had a simple majority, but not the two-thirds necessary to pass.
Most politicians (pick your party) would call that a mandate!
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:31 PM   #39
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wow ... whatever the heck this club is all about, i'll never go near it ....
what a nightmare
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This club is not really about any of this, no matter what these guys will tell you. But everyone finds their own thing to enjoy, and some people enjoy politics.

Unfortunately the name change probably wouldn't have been a significant change to the experience of the members - some people see that as a reason to make the change, some see it as a reason not to. That the name change debate will steer people away from the club, cause some to drop out, and generally hurt it, is a real shame. The real value of the club is still in the people you meet in it, the friendship, travels, and shared experiences.
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right on stef!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hey summerkid , I agree completely ,steph is right and the VAC is a good
place to be .

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