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 08-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #85
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Hey Dan, rest easy. You have just described Alumalina. When you come, you will see the best of the WBCCI..

John,

I didn't realize Alumalina was a WBCCI rally. If so, I do need to take a few steps back indeed. Aside from you, your sister/sister in law?, 3-4 other folks sent me PM's encouraging us to attend. Made my wife and I want to be there. We met Msmoto yesterday too, what a great lady. We will definitely be there, wife just found out her vacation request was approved at work. Nothing I've read about WBCCI syncs with what I've heard and read about Alumalina. Where's the disconnect? I'm more confused now than I was.


Matt,

Is the Mountain Jamboree you mention a different event than Alumalina? You linked the Alumalina thread, but this is the first time I've seen the Mountain Jamboree title used. Not being difficult, I just don't want to miss out


Mike,

Couldn't agree more man. Few instances in life where 'you get what you give' doesn't apply. Our cup is half full, which does make us picky of the company we keep. A motivator in my reading everything I see with WBCCI in title, even though we haven't even bought our riveted home base escape pod yet.


To anyone whom can answer...

Assuming there is variance in WBCCI chapters, how do I find the cultured redneck (can type and went to college), one generation removed from poverty, moderately rowdy but respectful, have a good time till 11 pm crowd?




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Old 08-19-2015, 09:19 PM   #86
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Dan - here's one way - email that last paragraph to all the unit presidents - see what kind of response you get and the ones that resonate are good candidates to join! 😃
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:23 PM   #87
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Great idea man/woman.

Dang it, did it again didn't I?

Seems I always under sell myself.

Might be better off researching Boondocking
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:32 PM   #88
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Great idea man/woman.

Dang it, did it again didn't I?

Seems I always under sell myself.

Might be better off researching Boondocking

No, I'm totally serious!!

For starters - some won't even email you back - scratch them off the list - some will chastise you for buffoonery or skullduggery - that won't do - and some will tell you you'd fit right in - and that's where you start!

I really like the idea!!
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:46 PM   #89
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well..... NOVA has members as classy as New York lawyers to, well, me!

I invite you to check out www.campnova.com to see our "alternative" unit.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:12 PM   #90
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Most events, while interesting, are a bit out of reach geographically for us. Nice and informative website, and I'm encouraged by your mission statement. Hope there are more units out there with similarly forward thinking individuals calling the shots.


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Old 08-19-2015, 10:34 PM   #91
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I'm joining simply because my Grandparents were members (now deceased) and my paternal aunt and uncle are still active members of the Top of Georgia unit. I may show up and an event, and I may not, but the WBCCI rally's hold good memories for me of traveling with my grandparents. I don't remember any dress or tie formal wear however. I swore off ties in 1996 and haven't worn one since. I guess they'd kick me out cause I 'ain't' wearing one! Anyway, I am in the process of securing the number that was on my grandparents first Airstream. As seems the case with just about anything in this Country, when you introduce politics into an organization ... you introduce trouble.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:57 PM   #92
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Grandparents numbers. Good stuff man. Good stuff.


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Old 08-20-2015, 05:59 AM   #93
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Maybe units are different. Maybe national or international rallies are different.
No formal,attire at Mississippi Unit rallies. There is at least one morning of "business meeting" at breakfast.
I even enjoy that part. I guess our unit is easy-going because there is no arguing. Everybody seems to enjoy it.
One thing I do notice, though- most of our members have passed the age of 70-
That's alright, though- more wisdom and example on living life for us younger members-
It does seem to be an activity for mostly retired folk, but we participate when we can.
It almost seems necessary to have the iconic big red numbers. To me, that is just part of my lifelong dream of owning an Airstream trailer.
This all makes sense for someone who has always tent camped. A trailer is just the next natural step.
I'm not sure about people who have never camped and then invest $150,000 in a truck 'n' trailer- or a $400,000 diesel bus-
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:11 AM   #94
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So, why exactly did you leave the WBCCI? I missed that part. Wait, what was this thread titled?...
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:35 AM   #95
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You will like it

Hey Dan, sorry for the confusion. My intent was to say that as club members, we will always welcome an opportunity to invite you to join, but no one will ever twist your arm or trick you into joining.

Alumalina and the Mountain Jamboree are one in the same. It is not a WBCCI event but I have specifically reached out and invited any club members who do not follow Airforums. That is the Mountain Jamboree part.

At all previous 7 Alumalina rallies nearly 50% of those attending were WBCCI members. They are indistinguishable.

Point being there is no difference, everyone wears the same smile, enjoys the same things.

Don't worry about bringing your cooler, I will have plenty of cold beer, single malt Scotch, and some very good bourbon. Just bring a DD.

I am a grad of ASU (Boone) but never learned to type. Not too good at grammar or spelling either. I have been known to stay up too late and howl at the moon. I might even be seen wearing a blue beret sometimes (I like that darn thing).

I have been described as being honest to a fault....so when I say ''you will like it'', it is the truth.

Bottom line.....the WBCCI is not a bad thing. It is not a ''one size fits all'' club but it is not a bad club. It is a special club dedicated to a special trailer (and Moho) and worthy of your own determination. You will not need me, or anyone else, to make your decision.

Alumalina will be a great tool to help make your decision.

You will like it.
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Sorry Castaway, got a bit off topic. Just had to speak up.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:50 AM   #97
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Hey Dan, sorry for the confusion. My intent was to say that as club members, we will always welcome an opportunity to invite you to join, but no one will ever twist your arm or trick you into joining.

Alumalina and the Mountain Jamboree are one in the same. It is not a WBCCI event but I have specifically reached out and invited any club members who do not follow Airforums. That is the Mountain Jamboree part.
Sandpaper, thanks for the calming comments. Very informative. If I were eligible I would be there. To be on topic I left the club because I had to sell my AS. Sad day in our lives. Thanks again.
At all previous 7 Alumalina rallies nearly 50% of those attending were WBCCI members. They are indistinguishable.

Point being there is no difference, everyone wears the same smile, enjoys the same things.

Don't worry about bringing your cooler, I will have plenty of cold beer, single malt Scotch, and some very good bourbon. Just bring a DD.

I am a grad of ASU (Boone) but never learned to type. Not too good at grammar or spelling either. I have been known to stay up too late and howl at the moon. I might even be seen wearing a blue beret sometimes (I like that darn thing).

I have been described as being honest to a fault....so when I say ''you will like it'', it is the truth.

Bottom line.....the WBCCI is not a bad thing. It is not a ''one size fits all'' club but it is not a bad club. It is a special club dedicated to a special trailer (and Moho) and worthy of your own determination. You will not need me, or anyone else, to make your decision.

Alumalina will be a great tool to help make your decision.

You will like it.
thanks for the calming informative post. You summed up all the reasons we liked the club. We had to sell the AS, really miss it and all the opportunities it gave us. Someday in another life I will have another AS and will rejoin. Peace, brother.
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So, why exactly did you leave the WBCCI? I missed that part. Wait, what was this thread titled?...

I haven't left-
My point is that some people's perception of the club or some people's gripes about the club don't apply to our unit.
It's all good.


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