Originally Posted by 65GT
Metro New York does an annual 8-night caravan. It starts on a Saturday morning and returns the following Sunday. For the working member it requires a one week vacation to pull off.
Because we feel this is about the maximum you can expect from a working family, we passed a proposed Bylaws and Policy amendment at our Spring business meeting for the Delegates to instruct the IBT to reduce the Unit Numbered Caravan requirements from 10 nights minimum down to 8 nights minimum and scale all other requirements back proportionally including the minimum number of units attending seeing as WBCCI has reduced its minimum unit requirements to hold and maintain a unit charter.
That proposed Bylaws and Policy amendment will be winding it's way through Region 2 this fall and next summer we hope the delegates will address the issue in Bozeman.
Why should working families be excluded from participating and being recognized for their participation in the holy grail of the WBCCI -- numbered caravans? This amendment, if passed, gives working families membership's added value.
If anyone wants to see a write-up of our '06 Unit Caravan it's here:
Nice write up 65GT! An eight day caravan is a great idea for us working folks. Thanks for pulling this together -- we will all benefit from this in the long run.
IMHO, the 3-4 day caravan could be a challenge to be able to relax and do anything as most of the time would be spent traveling instead of enjoying the sights, etc. then it would be over before you know it! I personally prefer to stay put for 2-3 days before moving on in order to see/visit the local area.
Two week or 10-day caravans are already sanctioned by the WBCCI. If I remember correctly, the caravan guidelines indicate a caravan must be a minimum of 10 rigs which caravan for a minimum of 10 days with a minimum of 5 stops.
In the NEU, our members have done both numbered caravans spanning multiple weeks and shorter unnumbered one-week or less caravans. A unit can already plan an unnumbered caravan of any duration with any number of rigs as often as they like. Typically we plan the unnumbered caravans to get to and from a rally or other event.