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Old 04-06-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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How could I set up a rally

So, let's say I get ambitious and think I'd like to try setting up a forums rally.

What is the difference between a WBCCI rally and a forums rally?

I assume with WBCCI I must go through the WBCCI organization. For a forums rally do I just decide where, when, what activities and then post an invite? Are there insurance or personal monetary obligations?

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Old 04-06-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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I set up the first NW forums rally and others have set up several since. Pretty much you just pick a place and tell folks where you're going to be so they can make their own reservations if necessary and show up. You can also reserve a group site ahead of time and let people pay you back. That gets trickier because you need to know how many sites to reserve, and you may end up adding more later. Rangers have been pretty helpful when asked about organizing a group gathering - or you could do like we have and get your own personal Airstream park ranger to grease the wheels (right, Campcollector )

People talk about insurance, but I don't see why. Anyone CAN sue you for anything. But there's really no reason for anyone to be liable for what goes on. Everyone involved are adults, the forum is usually at a campground of some kind, I just can't see where personal liability plays into it.

Once you've picked a site and people are coming, then you can organize (or guide) activities, potlucks, whatever the group is into.

It's not that big a deal and it's fun. Think of it as going camping. You tell your friends where you're going to be. They all show up, and it's a party. Fun!


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Old 04-06-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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With a WBCCI rally you need to go through your unit. A forums rally is all up to you. I hosted the 4CU Rally at Dead Horse this year and it was a blast! The rally started out as a forums rally and ended up as a 4CU / Forums rally due to the changing status of the unit. Personal liability is an issue. I had evey person sign a release to cover everyones butt. If you can avoid collecting money it will make your job alot easier.


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Old 04-06-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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My guess is your not going to pick a place in the North West Florida area ?? But where ever you have it it will be fun...
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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It doesn't sound so bad. I'll give it all some thought.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:41 PM   #6
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:46 PM   #7
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hi redshed...

did you utter rally?

lets go!

look at the rally calendar or the forums rally threads...

search moraine view to read 5 years of a straight forward forum event.

i'm with stef on the personal liability issue...

liability is the state of being responsible for something...

so take on as much responsibility or as little liability as you want....

start a thread to discuss a location or time....

better yet just pick both and post it.

check the calendar first for conflicts and,

think small the first year. of course IF the can opener was small, well....
look out for 08!

host a rally on your own property and provide all the food and services and organized activities.

and accept the liability.

pick a public camp, park, fairgrounds or other venue. let other decide to come, and don't serve potato salad at the potluck...


some of the events here have involved a member making the deposit for sites and so they have some small $ risk.

which reminds me i still owe janet 2 bucks!

with interest.


most waivers for public events are worthless.
in fact the legal advice i've received when hosting bike rides, runs, triathlons and such is....
using a waiver only increases your liability, by acknowledgement of your involvement, and so on.
so typically they are used to weed OUT folks, and to ESTABLISH some of the risks.
and at the request of the insurance provider, if one is involved.

every person camping has some exposure and legal liablity.
trailer tours during an event for example.
one should have rv insurance that covers some liability just like homeowners insurance....
i've had a couple of folks break legs stepping over the beer cans in my unit.
and there was that little fire last year....
oh and the toxic fumes fiasco....

maybe you better not invite me
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It seems that if you read the first couple of pages of a few rally threads, you'll have a good idea of what is involved in organizing a rally. Sometimes there is a poll to decide issues like which date works best for most, food, entertainment, etc. FWIW.
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You are kind of in my neighborhood. Pick a place and time and I will try to attend.

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Don't make it too complicated. Just pick a convenient weekend (ask around for date preferences if you want), find a nice campground with plenty of sites and away you go. Have everybody sign up here on the forums so you know who to expect but have everyone make their own reservations. That way everyone is resposible for paying for themselves and showing up when they want. Some arrive early, some stay late. Plan a few activities (a Saturday night Potluck always works) but don't be too scheduled and be flexible with changing plans. And be very friendly and include everyone in everything.

As Stef said, just think of it as going camping with any group of friends. Find a place to meet and Rally!
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What is the difference between Airforum Rallys and WBCCI Rallys???
the question was asked in the first post but never answered.
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sorry my mistake, for some reason did not see the post explaining it, perhaps becase ist's 2am
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Question Order Of Setting Up A Forum Rally

Ok I am ready to make my first attemp at posting a forum rally and I have read the threads, but I can't seem to find the order in which one proceeds.

Do you start a discussion thread first and then post the rally on the rally calendar or the other way around???

Helpful hints from all you rally coordinators out there is greatly appreciated.

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