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Old 01-11-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Why do you stay a WBCCI member?

In another thread someone (Roscinante) asked the following question:

"What is it that keeps them renewing their membership and what is the value (other than pretty red numbers) of being a WBCCI member?"

I ask that only "WBCCI" members respond to this question. So, here it is again.

"What is it that keeps them renewing their membership and what is the value (other than pretty red numbers) of being a WBCCI member?"
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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Our group is getting pretty elderly. I do the web sites and have run a few of the events.

I stay because there doesn't seem to be anyone willing and able to take these things over and I like the folks in the group. I guess I do it for them.

There are some younger folks that join from time to time but usually are family people who are working and just can't take the time to do all these things. The other problem is that there aren't many family activities provided.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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We Stay Because of the New England Unit

Lucky us - we belong to the New England Unit.

Life is good.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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Lucky us - we belong to the New England Unit.

Life is good.
Here here, We Stay Because of the New England Unit!

Made some incredible friends!
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:55 AM   #5
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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Simple.It is the history and the lifetime friendships made.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:02 AM   #7
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The history, continuity, and roots of the club. We are not big participators, but want to remain members.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:04 AM   #8
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Actually, I guess part of it is that I don't want to remove the numbers and leave phantoms. Also, it was my dad's number.

History has some to do with it. My parent's joined when I was 12.

We do enjoy the people in our unit (San Joaquin in Region 12).
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:05 AM   #9
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Thumbs up why do you stay in WBCCI

We stay because of great rallies, and wonderful friends that have been made.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #10
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I make use of the local, region, and national events. I have not done any national caravans yet but would like to when I get more spare time away from responsibilities around Northern IL. The BB has possibilities with a little more effort from headquarters and the members. I have not made use of the free courtesy parking or the club discount at some campsites. I have developed some good friendships over the 12 years we have been in the club.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
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"The history, continuity, and roots of the club. We are not big participators, but want to remain members." (quote, Moosetags)

Our sentiments, exactly. Maybe someday, we'll change from MAL, join a unit, and find a great set of friends there too.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #12
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"The history, continuity, and roots of the club. We are not big participators, but want to remain members."

Our sentiments, exactly. Maybe someday, we'll change from MAL, join a unit, and find a great set of friends there too.
What moosetags and maxandgeorgia said goes for us. We also happen to have a good local unit, otherwise we would be MAL since the region and international rallies aren't a big draw for us.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:57 AM   #13
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Lots of reasons

I joined and stay a member for many reasons:

1. I love Airstreams

2. I have met and continue to meet a bunch of great people in the club.

3. At rallies, I feel my five year old daughter is in a save place.

4. My daughter has met and made friends with a bunch of kids she looks forward to seeing at rallies.

5. History

6. Good place to learn about my trailers

7. Love to use my Airstream with other people that have the same interest.

8. The rallies are at places where I would go too.

9. Love a good "Happy Hour"

10. Hope it will help keep me young as I get older, I'm 43 now.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:09 PM   #14
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Thumbs up The Members!

WBCCI is going through some internal problems which some members are totally aware of, some somewhat aware of, and others uninformed; what ever it is you get out of WBCCI you put into it like anything else in life. Why do we stay? We love Airstreams. We love going to an event that surrounds you with Airstreams. We love the friends we have made. We still believe in Wally's dream. We are members of the New England Unit, the best unit ever! We love the red numbers. As long as there is a WBCCI we will stay. If they change to the name to include RV we may have to draw the line. Airstreams do NOT fall into the RV catagory!
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