View Poll Results: Why did leave WBCCI ?
Cost to much 10 21.74%
Not enough value for the membership fee 17 36.96%
To many rules 18 39.13%
I don't need to belong to group to enjoy camping 22 47.83%
Bad experience 9 19.57%
Other reason(s) 9 19.57%
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:42 AM   #57
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Exactly!

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Old 08-09-2015, 09:07 AM   #58
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From what I'm understanding, is that the international group, is so far removed, and so out of touch, as to be inaccessible, to acknowledge the smaller units, other than to accept its money?
That may be changing. One VP in particular, Jim Cocke, has proven to be very accessible. I've met him on multiple occasions at various functions, not just the International Rally, and he is very willing to discuss issues that are important to rank-and-file members. Including things only peripherally related to the club, for that matter.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:22 PM   #59
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If the entire WBCCI organization is growing at the same rate as our li'l ole Mississippi Unit, then it should be growing astronomically in numbers. We have new members added every month. The number of trailers showing up at rallies is growing. And yet there are still people I know with Airstream trailers (or Interstates) who are not yet members-
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:11 AM   #60
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Wow, over eight years ago!

Thought I'd seen a thread like this before, now I know why ;-)

Oh, and I do plan to call you back, still waiting for you and the family to enjoy a little "holler" camping.

Enjoy,
Yes, that thread is very old. Unfortunately the topic always remains the same...
I find it funny that in the second or third post on that thread, 2Air links a dozen or so older threads on this topic. I also find it funny how many names I see on that thread, who fought hard to make things better, that are now completely gone from the community.
It will be interesting to revisit this in another 8 years. I'll bet you the names have all changed but the situation has not.
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:30 AM   #61
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Membership is not dropping.
Perhaps the OP was referring to these numbers... Hopefully this past International turns this around...
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:20 AM   #62
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We joined to attend a rally ... met many really nice folks, but decided that it was not really for us. Then, we were coerced by leadership to join again in order to attend a regional rally ... ugghh. The people are great for the most part, but the organization is not for everyone... a bit stratified and socially focused.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:30 AM   #63
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We joined to attend a rally ... met many really nice folks, but decided that it was not really for us. Then, we were coerced by leadership to join again in order to attend a regional rally ... ugghh. The people are great for the most part, but the organization is not for everyone... a bit stratified and socially focused.
Interesting comments. I think we are sort of feeling the same as far as the group being stratified and socially focused.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:36 AM   #64
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Then, we were coerced by leadership to join again in order to attend a regional rally ... ugghh.
You'll have to explain that one to me. How can someone be coerced into joining? "Join WBCCI or we'll release these photographs of your last camping trip to the Internet"?
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:16 AM   #65
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You'll have to explain that one to me. How can someone be coerced into joining? "Join WBCCI or we'll release these photographs of your last camping trip to the Internet"?
Your answer is in a PM ...
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:46 AM   #66
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Your answer is in a PM ...
And it makes perfect sense how they were able to coerce you.
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:53 AM   #67
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Ok,
So call me stupid.
Buy why are there so many threads on the WBCCI here?
Why don't people who like joining things join.
And let the people who don't like to join things do their own thing.
Why do WB members seem to go out of their way to make the club seem like it's so much fun?
Maybe it is fun. Maybe it's more fun than having an orgasm at Disneyland. Maybe each and every rally is an epiphany. Maybe every meal is a banquet.
But...
Why do members try so hard to recruit everyone.
Why do they need/want more members?
Is it because the meetings are actually boring and they are hoping more members will make it fun?
Every time the WB comes up here there is always a lot of arguing about everything.
People rehashing gripes, people bashing management. And others saying they're wrong and it's better now.
Again, call me stupid, but who cares if you join?
Who cares if you didn't join?
Who cares if you joined and quit - for whatever reason - maybe didn't get your free orgasm at Disneyland or you didn't like their recycling policy or you think everyone in the club has bromadrosis AND halitosis.
Sheesh.
Why can't the joiners join, the quitters quit and the non joiners just go off and have a nice glass of of merlot?
Why do we have to hash it out all the time?
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:06 PM   #68
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Ok,
So call me stupid.
No, thanks. Won't do that.
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But why are there so many threads on the WBCCI here?
If it's troublesome for you, you can "Ignore" the entire WBCCI Forum and the WBCCI Rallies & Events sub-forum in the Rally Zone, and then you'll never have to read another post in the never-ending debate. They won't even show up on your screen.

Although "Ignoring" a forum, or a thread in that forum, doesn't get rid of your subscriptions to any thread you've already posted in. So you'll also have to unsubscribe to any threads concerning WBCCI that you've already posted in, including this one.

I did that with "Friends of Dorothy" and other sub-forums that don't interest me, and now there are a whole lot fewer items in my inbox that I'd never read anyway. Makes using the AirForums a much easier and more pleasant experience.
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No, thanks. Won't do that.If it's troublesome for you, you can "Ignore" the entire WBCCI Forum and the WBCCI Rallies & Events sub-forum in the Rally Zone, and then you'll never have to read another post in the never-ending debate. They won't even show up on your screen.

Although "Ignoring" a forum, or a thread in that forum, doesn't get rid of your subscriptions to any thread you've already posted in. So you'll also have to unsubscribe to any threads concerning WBCCI that you've already posted in, including this one.

I did that with "Friends of Dorothy" and other sub-forums that don't interest me, and now there are a whole lot fewer items in my inbox that I'd never read anyway. Makes using the AirForums a much easier and more pleasant experience.
Thanks.
It was a rhetorical question.
I understand the workings of the forum - ignoring, unsubscribing, etc.
Been here for 10 years or more.
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Agree with Ultradog. !!!!!!!!!!!!Three or more current threads all digressing at some point to bashing and calling it "imo" or "imho".

Protag you were trying to gain some knowledge in order to lead more effectively. But if no one reads the original post kind if hard to stay on point.
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