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Old 12-15-2005, 09:51 PM   #99
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Love the Forum club, but no "red coats- no funny hats" !!!!!!!!!!
How we gonna recognize one another? I think we should poll the membership on this!
I agree, it should be funny coats and red hats.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:27 PM   #100
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:28 PM   #101
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That's all well and good Jack, BUT...

What is the majority of responders? How many went out, how many came back, and out of those what was for change and what was against?

A number of people here are saying they never even knew about this. I'd love to see this ballot. I can't even figure out what it could say that anyone could respond in the positive without knowing what exactly they'd be getting in return. A couple of dozen folks are going to come up with a name and select to change the club name based on that small group?

If you've got more details, sling 'em out there, but this just sounds like twilight zone material to me. Of course I say that NOT having the details...

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Well I went back and it was Feb 2004 that the survey went out in the Blue Berets. Unfortunately I don't have the original questions since I sent the survey in. Read this thread http://www.airforums.com/forum...t=wbcci+survey and it will give you some of the thoughts. I'll have to look since the Blue Beret also published a summary of the results. I think the July or August 2004 issue contains them. Maybe someone has that and can paraphrase the results. Note if you have $6 to spend, the folks at Headquarters will send you a 49 page report of the results on a CD.

I think from this you will understand the what led to the name change decision.

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Old 12-16-2005, 07:55 PM   #102
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I think we'd all be mighty surprised if Wally got revived! YIKES!

I guess if enough members felt like this was a bad change and not what the club honestly wanted (you know, hanging chads and whatnot), they could make a proposal to change it back to the WBCCI, get it voted on, and change it back!

I'm vintage, I have a new fridge, and I'm all for a name change (unless it's just as stuffy and long-winded as the current name, then they may as well leave it alone).

I'm NOT in favor of inviting the other thor products to come play with us. I mean, I'm sure they're nice and all, but then what's the point of having a club? They'd just all feel jealous as we trotted out our antique trailers that are good as new while their three year old white-boxes were deteriorating and being used as kindling in the campfire
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:36 PM   #103
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So maybe the rest of us should take a slight offshoot of that one and preserve the history and the beginning. Start a Wally Byam Adventurers' Club or something. Get back to the past without all the by-laws and start anew. Heck, if it's all volunteers, and there are some volunteers that know how to work (I know someone that can get stickers made!! Woo Hoo!) you could probably subsidize the whole thing through merchandise sales with little to no dues -- okay minimal dues. Heck, bring the entire past with us and up the ante with senior member discounts, unique numbers (mounted on removable plastic sheets) per trailer, form an alliance with a well known vintage full-color magazine to get discounted subscriptions for members. …a chicken in every pot.... …a hamster in every cage... the possibilities are endless! Hmmm... Blue Berets...

Maybe starting a new club is what's needed here. Maybe if the WBCCI tosses Wally, we toss them...
65GT: Are you a member of the Vintage Airstream Club? If not, you will find most of your suggestions have already been implemented by the VAC. And I have very strong suspicions that Wally will never die in the hearts, minds, or on the heads of VAC members. If the WBCCI's new name wholly excludes Wally, you can bet your beret that many VAC members will only hoist Wally and his adventures higher. More, not fewer, "Wally Byam CARAVAN" stickers will appear on the end caps of vintage trailers. Old worn blue berets will sprout up at rallies like mushrooms. Some prefer to move forward towards the future, while others rejoice and revel in the past. The golden age of Airstream Caravanning will never be forgotten, no matter what direction or name the mother club takes in the near future. The VAC parade has been marching backwards for over 10 years .... please join in!
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:55 PM   #104
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65GT,

I concur with Fred. If you are not a VAC member, you should join. Almost all of the WDCU unit is VAC, and we have alot of fun. Wally will never leave the VAC hearts or minds!
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:11 PM   #105
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65gt----I just looked at your profile and saw your picture. You're a young feller!!!!! what are you getting all worked up about at this age???? You won't live long enough to enjoy retirement like me if you don't calm down. Let them folks screw this thing up all they want. You don't have to be part of anything to have a great time with others who have the same interest you do. I don't have an old one, Airstream, but I think we could share a Steak and Baked potato over some campfire coals without either joining anything. ------------
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:18 PM   #106
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Come on up in June to central NY, June 1-4, to my Pageant of Bands Rally - a Washington, DC unit WBCCI rally...you'll have fun! It is in North Norwich, NY.

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:33 PM   #107
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I agree, it should be funny coats and red hats.
Or those fake glasses with the big noses and fake mustaches on them. Then, we'd all look like we think alike!
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:43 PM   #108
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Althought you cannot sign up online, you can obtain the application here: http://www.airstream.net/VACMembershipNewApp.pdf
Print it out, include a check, you know what they are , put a stamp on the envelope, if you have one, if not they can be purchased at the post office, I think you can order them online and mail it to Scott.

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:43 PM   #109
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Stephanie -- I think the stuffy name is merely perception -- packaging. It's really not a stuffy name. I put something together just for you. Not a huge effort, but one that may make a name not seem so stuffy. I would suggest to you that if I changed the name Adventurers' to Caravan, it would still have that Indiana Jones type of feel and may even make the club name (hold on now), cool...
Ha ha ha, that was Excellent! Why, it does seem totaly cool to me now! I want to be a Caravanner too!

I totally agree with you about Dodge City. We drove way out of our way on our trip to OK to swing through Dodge City just because we saw it on the map. We get there and walked around for about an hour an left. "Oh, part of it burned down, then we tore the rest of the historic buildings down in the 60s because they were ugly and replaced them with nice modern 60s style buildings." What about the cemetery? "Well, we relocated that. But you can go to the museum and see a 3/4 scale recreation of town." Uh, no thanks! Possibly the most dissapointing 'historic' destination we've ever stopped at! That's definitly a town that should have seen the value of their history before they flattened it.
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So many steps... 1) Click 2) Print 3) Find Pen 4) Remember how to print 5) Find envelope 6) More printing 7) Find check 8) More printing 9) find stamp 10) deliver. With just two more steps we could have qualified this as a 12 step recovery program. I live in a world of click, autofill, click? Damn...__
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FRED---Do we have to have our WBCCI membership current before we can be "Virturalist". Also I'm not sure I like the name of this organization. I know "Virtural" has been with us since the begining and expresses the spirit of the club from the time it was originated but it fails to include the name of it's founder. May I suggest ,FCVCCI. { Fred Coldwell Virtural Caravan Club}. I'm wondering if we could have a Virtural Survey sent out from the Virtural Headquarters to get the consensus concerning this name change.------------Pieman
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