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Old 09-27-2008, 07:54 PM   #15
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I probably shouldn't add to this because I am not a wbcci member, but I would like to know about this new club that norsea was talking about.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #16
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Today I accidently ran into(didn't hurt her) the president one of them.
She had no clue as to the suppensions of the two members,or did she know that the website in her local had not been attended too since 2006.
I mentioned those who cannot attend rallys in the middle of the week and she said they knew of the problem.
This attitude I think is comon in WBCCI, the older crowd really dont care wheather they gain any new members or not, and it appeared to me that Rallies in the middle of the week is done with a purpose to eliminate the working stiff.
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Just goes to show one that (a lot or some) units do not care or follow the International soap opera.

We belong to two units in California, one has the rallies from Wednesday through Sunday (most attendees do not leave until Sunday) and the other only Friday to Sunday. We enjoy both and there are several members of both. We seldom arrive on Wednesday, but they accept us arriving late and always appear happy to see us.

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Old 09-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #17
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I probably shouldn't add to this because I am not a wbcci member, but I would like to know about this new club that norsea was talking about.
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Jerry,

Email Norsea about the new club he is working on.

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Old 09-27-2008, 08:46 PM   #18
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Just goes to show one that (a lot or some) units do not care or follow the International soap opera.
Bill,

Actually Mike's comment that the Unit President didn't know (rather than "didn't care") about the disciplinary actions against Bob Thompson and Leo Garvey is telling.

WBCCI members who don't use the Internet (a large majority of the membership of the two units to which he refers) don't know about the things that the International Club doesn't want them to know about, which is the way the International Club likes it. Hence the animus on the part of certain members of the International Club against us "Internet blogging MALcontents" who do use the Internet.

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Old 09-27-2008, 09:16 PM   #19
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We thought that being MAL's was a way to attend any unit's rallies. But, we discovered that any WBCCI member is welcomed to any unit rally. So, we joined the Four Corners Unit, which is many miles from where we live, but not too far from a place we go every year.
Certainly every member is welcome to any rally, but in my experience the unit that is footing the bill holds it against you if you live locally and regularly attend their events, but send your dues somewhere else.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:21 PM   #20
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Certainly every member is welcome to any rally, but in my experience the unit that is footing the bill holds it against you if you live locally and regularly attend their events, but send your dues somewhere else.
Wait.....you mean the local unit would begrudge the ONE DOLLAR in yearly dues that goes to the unit I belong to????? Okay.... If that is the case, I doubt we would see eye-to-eye anyway! And, THIS is why so many of us would prefer to just be MAL's!

I think, if I found I was attending more than one local unit meeting per year, I might consider joining that unit in addition. My understanding is that it IS possible to belong to more than one unit, but you are only allowed to vote in one unit.

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Old 09-27-2008, 10:32 PM   #21
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Wait.....you mean the local unit would begrudge the ONE DOLLAR in yearly dues that goes to the unit I belong to?????
No, I'd say they begrudge the $25 in yearly dues they feel should have gone into their coffers. I won't tell you what I heard said about those uppity new units that only charge $5 in dues and steal away members from all over the country.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:46 PM   #22
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mid week rally's ? I head of them but did not think they they actually happend. I'm' 47 yo old , been there as a 15 yo helping my parents buy a new '77.
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No, I'd say they begrudge the $25 in yearly dues they feel should have gone into their coffers. I won't tell you what I heard said about those uppity new units that only charge $5 in dues and steal away members from all over the country.
My take on all of this is that most of these renegade members joining the "uppity new units" would have preferred the MAL option anyway.....myself included. Only the vote convinced me to join a unit.

You are opening my eyes to really how dysfunctional WBCCI really has become! After all.....aren't we talking about an Airstream CAMPING club???
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:40 PM   #24
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No, I'd say they begrudge the $25 in yearly dues they feel should have gone into their coffers. I won't tell you what I heard said about those uppity new units that only charge $5 in dues and steal away members from all over the country.
I guess they'll learn the hard way that if you don't offer what the consumer wants. You don't last.

We weren't stolen away by the FCU. We were driven away by our local unit to the FCU.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:57 PM   #25
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No, I'd say they begrudge the $25 in yearly dues they feel should have gone into their coffers. I won't tell you what I heard said about those uppity new units that only charge $5 in dues and steal away members from all over the country.
I can tell you as for the 4CU we have brought in many NEW members (Like myself with my squarestream if you remember how the WBCCI disliked us)to the WBCCI and have got some MAL because they could not find a unit they liked and wanted a vote.We have also got member from other unit because they did not feel at home there or in some case where not even welcomed by the members and left on the outside.
I can also tell you that the last thing the 4CU is is uppity.I bet most of the things you have heard about ANY of the new less formal/traditional unit is wrong.
We do have lots of nice folks here that like to camp and we do have fun at our rallies.
Anyone is welcome to join us at a rally to check us out.We welcome all that would like to join that's the cowboy way.
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You are opening my eyes to really how dysfunctional WBCCI really has become! After all.....aren't we talking about an Airstream CAMPING club???
I agree 120%. And please note, I personally do not think those new units are uppity

Some people love the drama, and some people love to have their little kingdoms to control. I just want to go camping! I don't need all that other hooey!
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I agree 120%. And please note, I personally do not think those new units are uppity

Some people love the drama, and some people love to have their little kingdoms to control. I just want to go camping! I don't need all that other hooey!
We at the 4CU will forgive you for your laps in judgment.Because it's only John Deer green too.
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Yeah I too am offended by being called uppity.... I belong to the WDCU. We are considered one of those progressive new units. Our rallies are always thursday through sunday. Sometimes people come on wed and some stay till monday. I want you all to take good at this photo....
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Do you see anyone not having a good time? Do these people look old to you? Do they look like the types to exclude someone because they work? More than 80% of those in this photo work. Now take a look at this one....
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Does this look like some kind of politcally modivated event? No this a bunch of good freinds having a great time together. So when I hear these negative comments from the same people that have not been a part of the club I know, it makes me sad.

MiketheFixit, I invited you personally to come to this event, even offered to pay your way. Do you think you might have possibly had a good time?

And as so few seem to realize, this is a caravan club, not a camping club. I think quite a few have lost sight of that. We do that too....
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This is why we do it. Here is our clubs future.

If any of this "broke down non understanding" club looks good to you, The WDCU would love to have you come join in. Like these folks did Click image for larger version

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It was their first rally and first event of any kind. From what I understand this coming weekend will be their second. Their regret.... not getting involved sooner. Come try it out, if you do not like it well, you probably should go somewhere else.
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