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Old 09-16-2007, 02:12 PM   #99
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sign me up!!!!

this is rich. I wouldn't miss this for anything, I am not a WB'er and never will be but for crying out loud this is the funniest thing I've heard out of them in ages and I for one plan on being there to see it. I might even get a tux.

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Old 09-16-2007, 02:18 PM   #100
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Having lived in Montana for 8 years and Wyoming for 22, I have room in the Airstream closet for my boots, Wranglers and there's no room for a sport coat, tie, or tux. So I guess I won't join the crowd at Bozeman or Gillette.

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Old 09-16-2007, 02:29 PM   #101
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Why are people trying to turn a camping club into a "country club"? Reminds me of the "Upsons" in the movie "Auntie Mame".
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:56 PM   #102
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Well it is am Airstream! Everything else is just a travel trailer! There are people out there who think just because they own an Airstream they are better than the rest of us. I am not one of them. I like the cool looking trailer and the possibility that I will have it for a long time. If I can keep it on the highway ;-)
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #103
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Just a couple of clarifications on the tux issue. This was a requirement of ONLY IBT members NOT the general WBCCI population. This dress code was for the Installation Dinner and the Ball in the evening. The general population is not invited to the Installation Dinner, which is just for IBT members. We are invited to the reception after the evening program that night. There is a reception line in which you can shake the hand of your favorite IBT member and have some cake and punch and if you are so inclined dance to the band.

I have attended the reception a couple of times, the first was an eye opener! We showed up to support our new Region President in shorts and tees, WAYYYYYY underdressed! The next time we went was a number of years later when our girls were Teen Queen participants, to support them for the most part. The way we dressed was much different so we did not stick out like sore thumbs and also to keep from embarrassing our kids. But I drew the line at khakis and a golf shirt, I may have worn a short sleeve button down shirt, canít really remember. We fit in better but may have still been considered underdressed. Either way as the years went on more and more attendees we dressing like me and not in suits as was the case at first.

Also I should say that the only reason I posted this was because of the responses I had a chance to read from a number of Region Presidents not supporting the tux/dress mandate. They get it, and the guy I received Larsonís email gets it, they all want to close this gap between the membership and the IBT, this is a huge step in the right direction.

So how do we show our support for this group that is concerned with the future of our club? I propose that we go to the reception, we get in that reception line and we shake the hands of the IBT officers, all dressed in our very colorful Hawaiian shirts and shorts! I think this dress code, if the numbers are large enough, just might open their eyes without being totally disrespectful. Just maybe we might be able to convince a couple of those guys in the white tuxes to have their favorite Hawaiian shirt on as well!

Donít run from a very cool club (you just have to peal the BS away) join and support those of us who want change, come to Bozeman. I can see our Installation Ball Night
Happy Hour now, lots of color and lots of good people getting together and supporting a great club!

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Old 09-16-2007, 03:58 PM   #104
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I like it


I like the idea of shorts and hawaiian shirts, I have plenty of both. What day is the Installation Reception and Ball?

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Old 09-16-2007, 04:15 PM   #105
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I propose that we go to the reception, we get in that reception line and we shake the hands of the IBT officers, all dressed in our very colorful Hawaiian shirts and shorts! I think this dress code, if the numbers are large enough, just might open their eyes
I don't think they ever were expecting anything else. That'll show 'em?? How about they introduce themselves making the rounds amongst you in their hawaiian shirts after their fancy invitation only night instead of you johnny on the spot meeting their protocall? Not sure what you think they will see. But I am pretty certain they will see the homage they want to see and feed that separate ranking a cut above the rest. (Those there fancy feathered varieties are called peons.)

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Old 09-16-2007, 04:28 PM   #106
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I personally don't think wearing a tux for any trailer event is appropriate.

BUT - - - - - I don't think its a good idea to quit the WBCCI - I think those who don't like it should JOIN the WBCCI - its the only way things will change....

To me - its just a trailer club.....

......whose purpose is to have fun.

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Old 09-16-2007, 04:37 PM   #107
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Right now, there is a mandate. Before Mr. Larson recinds his order, who will be the first from the International elite class to stand up and publicly declare that they will NOT be a white tuxedoed lemming? Who's gonna be the first to shout, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more!" Something like THAT would show me that they "get it." That they are worthy of my support.

And why are all these Region Presidents speaking through you Ed? This is a fantastic opportunity for them! They can help pull back the curtain a little and show the rest of us that there are some intelligent, critical thinkers in the leadership positions. That debate DOES take place occasionally. That they are interested in listening to, and talking with, the members they are supposed to serve. That they are like you and me and just wanna have some fun camping in their Airstream.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:10 PM   #108
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Oh for the love of St.petersburg!!!!!

If I were to go to Bozeman, I would not attend anything I could not wear shorts and sandals to!.. tUX'S and formal gowns on a camping trip.

This may be the last time a few of them ever attend the international in an upright position so let them have their fun..

We could all get together and have a real camping party while they have a ball!

I would bring browies and Terry will bring the mudslids. What are the rest of you bringing?

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Old 09-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #109
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Well now! This posting was only placed yesterday and look at the attention its getting. Proves how big the readership of this forum is. So Janet - does this change the dress code the the BB Bash?? or are only the organizers going to be in "costume"? and, if you're out there 2AIR, I got a new hat. Darol
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #110
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Would you please pass me the Grey Poupon?

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Old 09-16-2007, 06:10 PM   #111
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This is not the first time

This is nothing really new. For many years, the IBT wore tux/gown at this event. As I was looking through the pictures of past International Installation Ceremonies, many times had the IBT wearing tux/gown. My understanding (and I could be wrong) Jerry is trying to go back to the "old way". For me, since I wear a suit/tie everyday at work and my wife makes me go to events that require me to wear "black tie" (lucky I own one, believe it or not ) if that's how he wants to "party" fine with me. The chances of us making Bozeman are slim, but if I did, who knows, maybe I'd wear a "pirate tux" just to remind all of the Perry "Flag Ceremony"
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:11 PM   #112
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Would you please pass me the Grey Poupon?

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