Originally Posted by DreamStreamr
So the meeting was last week -- and the much awaited results are ? ? ?
My particular interest in this past Mid-Winter IBT meeting was in the 2020 Committee, Constitution Revision Committee, the Motorhome Committee and Forrest's amendment. All were disappointingly incompleted. Basically every thing was just slowed down, put on hold, and the clock left ticking. I haven't heard a report on the food, tours and entertainment however. It may indeed have been a roaring success of an IBT party.
The WBCCI posted agenda is complete with committee reports and a reading here will be very informative.
From memory, these are the points I remember most about the meetings. Anyone please fill in as desired what struck you most or what I have left out.
-million dollars in assets
-for 2013 and 2014 and forward there will be a $20,000 limit on International spending to set up rally unless approved for additional funds
-promotional items for internationals curtailed such as notebooks, magnets, etc., and or limit giveaways to a much smaller amount to the first sign-ups for the rally
-2020 did not proceed as much as possible not knowing direction club would be heading
-Motorhome study committee incomplete, no commitment from Airstream or Thor or representative in attendence
-New motorhome committee to be formed (beat that drum!) This does not originate from the general membership but from the leadership again even after being voted down overwhelmingly by the members
-How to get membership money from deceased members(though it was commented that they would no longer be members)
-constitution revision committee is led by the parlimentarian (note: the constitution and bylaws committee is headed by PIP Don Shaffer, that sets a tone.) The report says the new constitution is incomplete and though it was not presented at the meeting it will be forthcoming... not the report for any meeting discussion but the then completed amended constitution for a unit vote to be delivered for our yea or nay (???) It eliminates delegates entirely and will give fewer individuals leadership control of the club, and guess which ones that might be.
-Forrest's member driven amendment thrown out on technicality after prior assurance of it going forward with the subsequent withdrawal of the backup motion for consideration
-shall, may, or can word selection discussion, then discovery it was not part of item
-two new flags voted in and parlimentarian found new way to save time by approving a grouped number of items for acceptance
-membership down- MALs alive and strong in numbers
-2 new special event or national rallies added, some rallies dropped
-one grievance and was dismissed as being a matter for the courts of possible slander
-one child registered for Duquoin international rally but more expected. Trip to buffalo farm planned.
-2011 International will have Frank Sinatra soundalike vocalist, bluegrass band and special doll BYO seminar for the ladies
-2012 international will have 3 point hookups
-Most regions missed the required number of points to earn merit award by a small number and should work harder with the merit award packet, many regions did not have a plan or a goal outlined, 4 regions recognized
-use the rv parks in the index to keep them participating in the discount program
-international relations no guests are currently expected
-pr and rally promotions looking for local radio and newspaper in DuQuoin to promote WBCCI and International
-marketing has led interst to club and now up to members to recruit and retain membership
-electronic committee report had no mention of forum (?)
-historical has much at WBCCI headquarters and wants to display more
-geneology intra club dropped