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Old 02-14-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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WBCCI A Secret Society?

Hello All,

Just got the latest edition of the Blue Beret and as my custom I read the "President's Corner" first. For the most part I felt that our International President was right on in regards to encouraging Unit Presidents to be bold, innovative and daring. But then, there in the article were a few words about the WBCCI being a secret society, that members are not displaying their WBCCI numbers or stars....

I am a devoted member of the WBCCI and I'm active in my Unit and I RUN BALD. Meaning, I do not display my WBCCI numbers on my rig. At first I held off because my rig's clearcoat was such a mess that I didn't want to add the numbers just to strip them off when my camper was being refinished. Now my camper is being professionally restored, costing me some major $$$ and I do not want any issues with my new clearcoat because of WBCCI numbers. So, what will I do? I could do what many members of my Unit do: Numbers and decal on windows (not great for me, blocks sun light), put numbers on plastic and attach to the front and back windows during rallys (not too bad of a solution), make up a little sign to display my WBCCI number and decal in front of my rig when I attend rallys (about the same solution as putting numbers on plastic). One of the two latter solutions will be the way I go.

I want to point out that I have not "failed to grasp some of the responsibilities of being a member of this great club". I just RUN BALD.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:58 PM   #2
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You should have rubbed on some rogain at the first sign of balding. heehe
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:44 AM   #3
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I read that too as I just received my BB yesterday. Said it was a matter of responsibility. OUCH! We be bald too.
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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okay, now I'm finally getting some information on being a member.
What 'responsibilities' DOES a member have? Besides displaying those verdamt numbers? By implication (at least to me) if there are 'responsibilities' there must be 'rights' as well. What are those?
So. Rights and responsibilities of membership. Please.

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Old 02-15-2006, 08:20 AM   #5
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You have the right to bring in your progency to your units and enlist the lovely young ladies to enter the Teen Queen Contest.
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Actually while we don't have our numbers on I do think it's a good idea. Gives a cohesive appearance at Rally's. Fact is there are more important issues afoot than the numbers. There is alot about WBCCI that does seem to be insiders only. Then there is this stupid, a-kissing, name change thing.
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Secret Stars and such

First, I have my numbers on two pieces of lexan and post the lexan in the windows when at rallies. I think that works out well, any way it does for me and I don't have to deal with the numbers on the outside of my unit.

Second, I understand you get a star for every five years you are a member of WBCCI. I am now into my sixth year and no star. How does one get a star. Doesn't WBCCI mail you one?

Just curious.

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First, I have my numbers on two pieces of lexan and post the lexan in the windows when at rallies. I think that works out well, any way it does for me and I don't have to deal with the numbers on the outside of my unit.

Second, I understand you get a star for every five years you are a member of WBCCI. I am now into my sixth year and no star. How does one get a star. Doesn't WBCCI mail you one?

Just curious.

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Contact your Unit Treasurer or Membership Chair, they will provide you with your 5 year star(s).
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At our January unit luncheon we had a presentation of stars for the year. They were handed out to about 5 members. It was fun and informal. Indeed, someone in your club should be keeping track of that.

As for the 'responsibilities' of being a member, remember that was just one man's opinion. Lots of people find other ways to display their numbers, particularly on vintage units. I am proud to wear mine, partly because the trailer has always been in the club, so having numbers on it seemed like the right thing to do, partly because I think the red numbers look snazzy, and partly because they cover up the 'shadow' of the POs numbers. If I polish it though, I might leave them off and go with the plexi in the window.
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...verdamt?

OK, Elizabeth from Ohio, you stumped me, particularly when you described the numbers as "verdamt". Did you mean "verdant"? Verdant: "covered with green vegetation."

My numbers are definitely not verdant, or verdamt, to my knowledge. There is a part of my trailer along a trim strip that is turning verdant, and I've been intending to spray it with a bleach solution.
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Ahhh... its IOWA, about three states west of Ohio, and most definitely across the Mississippi!

Verdamt..... German a little stronger than damn.

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And I will add to Elizabeth's post... we do NOT grow pototoes in Iowa... that's Idaho. The hogs in Iowa (at least in Northwest Iowa), however, do outnumber the people about ten-to-one...

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I know

that I am really vacationing when I hear pork belly futures on the radio each morning. Might say I'm in hog heaven. I don't want to be stuck in the city... No sirrius radio for my tastes, I want local flavor.
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And I will add to Elizabeth's post... we do NOT grow pototoes in Iowa... that's Idaho. The hogs in Iowa (at least in Northwest Iowa), however, do outnumber the people about ten-to-one...

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