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Old 07-05-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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What will you be doing?

As we all know, many threads have been started to talk about things wrong with the WBCCI, leadership, etc... So, I wanted to start a thread on "What will you be doing?" to see responses on things people will be doing to help better the club. I'll be happy to start with the things "I'm" doing to make the WBCCI a better club and not just sit back and b*tch about how bad it can be and the things that need to be done to fix it.

1. I will be co-hosting a WBCCI rally in Sept, 2007.
2. I will be hosting a forums rally in Oct, 2007.
3. I've offer my time to the VAC leadership for Region 2
4. I'm in the planning stages of a caravan in 2009
5. I'm in the planning stages of a rally in 2009
6. I help write our WDCU news letter.
7. I've offered my time to Don our Region 2 Prez to help in anyway I can.
8. I'm currently the WDCU Prez
9. I'm currently working on a International caravan in 2010
10. I am helping with the hosting of the 2009 Region 2 rally.

So, "What will you be doing?"
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Gosh

PAul, I cannot match that, however,
we are currently driving to meet the Viking Trail caravaan, which we will participate in this year. We (my wife and I)have already begun the work on the Early Workers Tours for next International Rally. We will participate in the Alaska caravaan next year. We also work with the Ga unit to provide to ALL Airstreamers a campground with good facilities, to stay overnight, a week, or more. To hold rallies at as well, but remember, we are not 'campers' we are a 'caravaan club'. We will attend rallies at a couple of other units in which we are affiliate members, volunteering there as well.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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Wow

I think you've intimidated everyone! Thanks for your dedication.

This is a little lame compared to Paul but, I'll give it a shot. We are "super newbies", and hope to be able to contribute more as time goes by.

1)Will not quit the WBCCI even though I find the IBT "out of touch".

2) Plan on attending the Bozeman International and volunteer where we can.

3) Hope to be able to plan a Western NC Waterfall Rally for WDCU unit. "ya'll come!"

4) Read and attempt to comprehend the WBCCI constitution and by-laws and any other info I can find to better understand the workings of this club.

5) Be the "new" fresh face of the WBCCI, and tell everyone the good stuff about the club.

6) When I have a chance to be around the "old timers" show them we aren't so scary. We do have a few things in common.

7) Free Blood Pressure checks at my trailer (I'm a nurse)

8) Great "Happy Hours" at my trailer! (great tunes too!)

9) I promise to be a considerate fellow camper.



So for now, while I figure this club out, I can do about that and we'll see how the rest goes.

Paul, thanks again for all of your hard work on behalf of the whole club, and your unit. WDCU rocks!
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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I have no life!!

One must understand, I have no life. My life is my family, old cars and old campers. If we all can do just one thing to better the club, the WBCCI goes from an "OK to be a part of" to "I've got to be a part of". I kinda look at the WBCCI like a "pot luck dinner". No one person can bring enough for everyone to eat, but everyone can bring a little to were there's no way everyone can eat it all. If we all do a little something, there will be more stuff than anyone person could ever do!

I THANK EVERYONE ONE FOR HELPING OUT!! If you are not sure what you can do to help, just ask.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:20 PM   #5
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Ok Paul, let's see!

1. Continue as 2nd VP of the WDCU and become 1st VP of WDCU when Paul becomes Past Prez

2. Working on doing either a Rally next year or a Vintage Caravan from Bennington, VT to Ottawa for Region 2 Rally next year.

3. Running for 3rd VP of the VAC

4. Will continue to recruit into the WBCCI and the VAC.

5. Will still push that WBCCI back the CCCC in 2009. There has got to be a way to back these guys and not lose our shirts over it.

6. Will continue to rescue old Airstreams and get them back on the road.

7. Will become Prez of WDCU in 2009.

8. Complete the SOTR project (Sweet Sovereign of the Road) such that I can enter the Concourse event at International in Bozeman next year with the 59 Buick pulling it there!

9. Keep doing theVAP - The Vintage Airstream Podcast - Home with Tim and Colin to spread the Airstream name Internationally!

Phew! I'm sure I can come up with more. SYDTR everyone!
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:21 PM   #6
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One must understand, I have no life. My life is my family, old cars and old campers. If we all can do just one thing to better the club, the WBCCI goes from an "OK to be a part of" to "I've got to be a part of". I kinda look at the WBCCI like a "pot luck dinner". No one person can bring enough for everyone to eat, but everyone can bring a little to were there's no way everyone can eat it all. If we all do a little something, there will be more stuff than anyone person could ever do!

I THANK EVERYONE ONE FOR HELPING OUT!! If you are not sure what you can do to help, just ask.

That reminds me of a quote I keep on my desk.

"If I cannot do great things , I can do small things
in a great way"
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:28 PM   #7
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My hat is off to Paul!
This is my first year as a member of the WBCCI

I am currently the R/C Secretery of the 4CU
I am working on a mini ralley this month
I help contribute to the 4CU newsletter
I will be hosting the Deadhorse 2 Rally next year
I am always looking for new members
I am working on a constitution change to the WBCCI
I am enjoying the airstream life
I help the Unit Prez with what ever I can

Wait till next year when I know what I am doing!
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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That reminds me of a quote I keep on my desk.

"If I cannot do great things , I can do small things
in a great way"
Thanks ticki2, you have expressed my feelings in a wonderful way.

I believe Leon and I do a lot for the WBCCI / NEU. But, how many rallies or caravans we run or offices we hold/held in the NEU is not the important part for me. The important thing (for me) is enjoying new and old members of our club at rallies, caravans and other events and welcoming new members to the New England Unit of the WBCCI.

The WBCCI is so political right now, a couple of nasty folks on both sides of the fence are making attracting new members to our club very hard indeed. Everyone (both sides) needs to take a deep breath and remember that this a recreational club and the folks who join just want to have fun with other Airstream owners. Really guys, this is a camping club. At least that's what I thought I joined back in 2003.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:55 PM   #9
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Paul:

Great thread - very positive.

I will become active in the leadership of my unit (Northern Illinois).

Next years President and 1st VP are also friends who want to see the club grow. We would like to see our unit grow and be active. We would lilke to have a unit that will be appealing to the longer term members and their traditions but also be appealing to the younger members.

We want to keep some fairground rallies but also have "forum style" rallies at state parks, etc. Our plan is to research what is working for the dynamic units such as the WDCU, NEU, 4 corners, HOTC, etc. (many others I haven't name or don't know about) and take their best ideas.

Change has to start at the grassroots level. We want to be a unit that is attractive to the younger generation but not disenfrachise the older generation. We believe that both can be achived by having not all rallies the same. Different kinds of rallies during the year.

I believe that the members in our group all want to enjoy themselves airsteaming and have fun.

Paul - I can see the future and I see you as the International President. You have my vote.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:12 PM   #10
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It not only expresses your feeling but your actions as well . Way to go. You're two of our unsung heroes.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:24 AM   #11
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Great thread Paul

I would second the vote for you Paul to be a future Int'l President.

I believe everyone can contribute to the success of WBCCI in their own way.A positive attitude is a big part of that.

As far as myself,I will continue to be a contributor to my units newsletter and website.I am very proud of our unit's website and the vast amount of information and history contained in it.It can be done at the unit level.

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Our unit has grown from 7 members in 2004 to the present total of 31.Quite an accomplishment in today's WBCCI.

I just finished serving on Renee's Communication Committee and am encouraged that some of the suggestions have been implicated.It's a start and hope it continues in the future.

I am a supporter of SaveWally and am thankful for its creation and what has and will be accomplished.

I have lent my support to the creation of new units within the club and try to provide (when needed) any current or historical data that is available to me and may be helpful.

Everyone has something to contribute in their own way and if more people show support our club will grow and prosper again.
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:24 AM   #12
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Great Thread

I had been holding off rejoining the WBCCI, WDCU and VAC until after the "vote". OK, so I will now rejoin with the attitude to be a positive newbie. Just getting back into Airstreaming (had one before and never had it out of the backyard before someone bought it (he just had to have it!). This forum has provided so much information/insight about the WBCCI (info I never remember getting the year I was a member). Can't promise to do anything more than being very, very positive in all that I do within these organizations and try to attend as many meetings or gatherings as possible. Fresh blood may be overly enthusiastic and ask a lot of questions, but please bear with us!
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:44 AM   #13
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While I may not be able to be as active as Paul I will post what I plan to or have committed to do.

Continue to be a rational voice of "those Internet people" in the eyes of the club.

I will continue to bend the ear of ANY international officer I meet and in my own persuasive way let them know what I hear from hear and other arenas regarding issues confronting the club.

Continue to defend the club here on the forum when information I know to be wrong and inflammatory is posted.

Continue to involve myself in issues where I believe the club has done wrong, and if possible work to rectify the issue myself or get the right people to rectify it.

I will be going to Bozeman in '08 (2400+ miles each way!) Plus volunteering for a committee again in '08.

I will be attending The Fl ST Rally and chairing a committee again this year.

I will continue to be a positive member and work to recruit new members and also start dialog with dissatisfied members to be sure they know they have a choice. If they are not happy in their unit, move. The new unit will welcome them with open arms.

I will attend as many of my unit rallies as possible and have fun. When people see you having fun, they want to join in. It is OUR club, not the IBT's or any one else's. If we keep that uppermost in our minds we can make it better.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:13 AM   #14
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1. I plus my wife co hosted a joint unit rally
2. I am unit 1st VP, my wife is unit secretary
3. I attempted to run a unit caravan. It ended up w/1 AS, ours
4. I and my wife are on the Region 12 Fall Rally committee
5. I write the unit newsletter
6. I have been working closely with the local Airstream dealer
7 I attempt to recruit new members
8 I supported the new 4CU as an affiliate member
9 I help our unit president in any way he needs help

I will continue to help and be active in this club. All I want is for it to remain an Airstream club, 52 years of tradition should not be wasted.
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