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Old 04-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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What do you like about WBCCI?

I'm collecting some information to help with the PR for our club. What do you like about the WBCCI? I'll start: I love my Oregon Unit! I've never been part of a more diverse, fun, funny, friendly and supportive group of folks in my life. I also love the American history of the club, and carrying forward a small piece of Wally Byam's dream. You?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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I like that our unit here in Georgia has been very welcoming, and is actively recruiting new members. The rally's are packed with activity. Most appealing is that the unit is looking forward with optimism and not simply coasting on the past.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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I like the resources available in the membership. You need something, someone will have it. Need to gain knowledge in an area, the group will give it. Need help, more people will offer than you can possibly thank. This is such a diverse group with many many skills and they love to tell you where to go!
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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I like the great folks I've met in my 6 years. In my Unit, at the International, at the Florida State Rally, Region 3 Rallies, .....

People make it well worth the dues!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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We're probably like most because we really enjoy the folks in our unit. We enjoy going to the rallys, visiting with everyone, the activities, meeting new friends, sharing ideas and experiences and going new places. IMHO the WBCCI part of it is secondary to the unit, but we've only been in the club a few years.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #7
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We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the 4 Corners Unit. Without WBCCI we would never have had the opportunity to meet these special people. To us it is well worth the entry fee to get to meet so many great people. We also have met a ton of folks in the Pacific North West of OR, WA and BC . We can attest that membership has its advantages. So many fun things to participate in, so many caring people with a common love of camping, making new friends, and the single common denominator is an Airstream with WBCCI membership.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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We have only been on one caravan and that was to Alaska in 08 but it was fantastic, I loved every minute of it. The leaders worked so hard to make sure everyone got the most from the trip. I also like that we have camped with several units when we travel and at every single one we were welcomed with open arms. We see a rally listed, make a call to see if it is ok to show up and everytime it was "absolutely, love to have you." Have enjoyed each and every one.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #9
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Caravans. 7 so far.

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:37 AM   #10
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We are both still working, so the National Caravans aren't within reach, yet. We have now put together 5 Unit Caravans. We have a great time with great folks and see things we wouldn't otherwise see!

There really are opportunities of all sorts in the club!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #12
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All of the above!

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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The people that I have met and the places that I've been! And the history...
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:49 AM   #14
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It goes without saying, the people are great. I also love being a part of the entire Airstream nation. It is a special place. At rallies, take or leave what you want.

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #15
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Yes, definitely all of the above, we have great friends in our active unit..
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #16
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You're probably tired to death of hearing it, but it's the people in the local unit that makes us happy being members of WBCCI...and in our case it's those in the 4CU. It's just a great bunch of happy campers who know how to have a good time, accepts folks for who they are, and put more stock in camping and having fun together than they ever will in politics.

Then there is the lore. Gotta say, that there is no other travel trailer (or trailering organization) that has the special history that the Airstream./WBCCI have. One only has to watch the movie "From Capetown to Cairo" to understand that. Sure, things change has a slower pace than most folks would like — there is always a lag in an organization's cultural advancement vs individual members' progression to new ways ... but change it will. In the meantime, we will camping and having fun together.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #17
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What do you like about WBCCI?

When I joined the WBCCI in 1995, I quickly learned that I was not a typical member for that time period. At the time, I was in my mid-30s so was quite a bit younger than the average member and I was also single (never married) meaning that my demographics were substantially different from most of the members that I met. I quickly learned that it made little difference how your demographics aligned with the "typical" member; rather it was the love of Airstreaming that formed the bond that created the Airstreaming/WBCCI family.

Over the years, I have missed very few International Rallys and have participated in a number of formal and informal caravans. As a Free Wheeler, caravanning and rallying helped to make me feel like a member of the Airstream family . . . and even now that I have found my soulmate (at 51 years of age no less), we both enjoy Airstreaming and are anxiously looking forward to the coming travel season. Rallys, and the International Rally moreso than most, become the equivalent of family reunions for me as I have no remaining family other than my soulmate.

While the "group" activities of the WBCCI are not for all Airstreamers, I find that having access to the Rallys and Caravans have increased my enjoyment of both of my coaches tremendously.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #18
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #19
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #20
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1. The diversity of great people who have a common interest.
2. The club encourages my wife and I to branch out to different areas for exploration with the various rally locations.
3. Shared responsibity in putting on rallys.
4. I think our Airstream likes to be around her sisters at the rally's

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