Dear Friend,
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The New England Unit of WBCCI would like to invite you, the new owner of an Airstream, to join our club. We are confident that you will enjoy all that the New England Unit has to offer in events and activities. Just as soon as we receive your application, you will begin receiving our Yankee Quipper newsletter, packed with information of interest to the Airstream owner, and registration forms for upcoming unit events. The following information is an overview of membership and the organization of the New England Unit. You can print out our membership application from the website or contact me at the email address below for an application and brochure about the New England Unit of WBCCI. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
You can also join online at the WBCCI main web site here: http://wbcci.org/join/club-info/membership-info/membership-info
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Sincerely,
Pam Bleakney
Membership Chair
pam5432@verizon.net


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Membership    Objectives   Dues Intra-Clubs Activities Business Leadership


Membership

Membership in the International Club, and the New England Unit of WBCCI, is restricted to adults who own a fully self-contained and hard-sided recreational vehicle manufactured by Airstream, Inc..
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Objectives

The objectives of this non-profit organization are to:

  • Furnish encouragement and assistance in the development of the unit and thus afford fraternization for recreational vehicle owners.
  • Encourage safe driving and assist in improving the general welfare of the recreational vehicle public through assistance and active participation of all its members in building a strong organization for the betterment of good will toward recreational vehicle travel.
  • Coordinate with and participate in the interests and activities of the International organization and the region.
  • Cooperate with other organizations and units within our sphere which are seeking to elevate the standards and ethics of the various groups.
  • Disseminate information of an advisory and educational nature which will be of value to its members and the public.
  • Study, advise and recommend legislation which is in the interest of the recreational vehicle public, and oppose all legislation which is discriminatory and injurious to the recreational vehicle public.
  • Encourage government and private agencies to provide more and better recreational vehicle parks and facilities.

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Dues

The dues for joining the New England Unit of WBCCI are $85, paid annually. This affords you membership both at the international and unit levels. The fee is divided between your international and unit memberships with $65 going toward international membership and $20 going to the New England Unit. This gives you the best of both worlds. The rights and privileges of your membership are outlined below:
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International Membership:

  • Access to membership in any unit of WBCCI.
  • Access to any International rally or caravan.
  • Free subscription to the WBCCI magazine, The Blue Beret.
  • Access to “courtesy parking,” parking at member homes, at no charge, for an approved, short duration.
  • Access to WBCCI Intra-Clubs.
  • Membership numbers, which may be displayed on your RV for the purpose of identification at rallies and caravans.
  • Annual International Directory.

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New England Unit Membership:

  • Primary membership in the New England Unit.
  • The right to vote on all elections and questions. You are allowed one vote per membership/RV.
  • The opportunity to hold office and to register and attend any New England Unit rally or caravan, and access to International events, Region events and other unit events.
  • Unit Directory, Yankee Quipper newsletter and unit badge.

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Affiliate Membership:
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You may also be an affiliate member of other units. As an affiliate member you have all the rights and privileges of a regular member of the unit except the following:

  • You may not hold office.
  • You may not vote on International, Region or unit officers.
  • You may not vote on any amendments to the International or unit constitutions
  • You may not vote on dissolution of the unit, consolidation of the unit with another unit, or the merger of the unit with another unit.

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Intra-Clubs

The WBCCI offers the opportunity for members to join intra-clubs that serve a useful purpose to WBCCI and appeal to member interests. The clubs include:

  • Amateur Radio Club
  • CB Radio Club
  • Classic Club
  • Computer Club
  • Free Wheeler Club (for members who are single, widowed or divorced
  • Full-Timers Club (for members who live full time in their Airstreams)
  • Genealogy Club
  • Vintage Airstream Club (for members who own Airstreams that are 25 or more years old)

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Activities

The New England Unit hosts unit rallies and other events from April through November each camping season. There is typically a holiday party in December, and there are events in Florida and New England during the winter months. Additionally, there are annual events at the region and international levels. You can find information on unit, region, and international events in the Yankee Quipper newsletter, the New England Unit calendar, and The Blue Beret. Descriptions of activities and events are as follows:
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Unit Rallies
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Planned and conducted by the unit for the benefit and enjoyment of the unit members and guests, financed by rally fees. Typically a 3-4 day weekend camping event with planned activities and meals. The New England Unit hosts rallies from April through November. The New England Unit also hosts luncheons and holiday parties during the winter months, both in New England and in Florida.
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Multi-Unit Rallies
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Same as above, except planned and sponsored by one or more units. Financed by rally fees.
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Unit Rendezvous
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Planned and conducted by the unit for the benefit and enjoyment of the unit members and guests, financed by Rally Fees. Typically, a 3-4 day weekend camping event, more casual than a rally, without any planned activities or meals.
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Region Rallies
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Planned by the region officers and conducted with the assistance of the units of the region. Financed by rally fees. The New England Unit is part of Region One. There is one Region Rally each year. Typically, this is a 4 day event in August, with planned activities, meals, evening entertainment, seminars and a business meeting.
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International Rallies
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Planned and supervised by the International Rally Committee for the benefit and enjoyment of all members of WBCCI, held at the end of June to the beginning of July. Financed by rally fees. This annual event typically includes opening and closing ceremonies, seminars, vendors, evening entertainment, contests, exhibits, and more.
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Caravans
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Yes, we really do have caravans. A caravan is a multi-day, multi-stop, moving rally. A caravan may be sponsored by a unit, region, or intra-club, or it may be national. “Official” caravans must be 10 days or more, with 5 stops, have 10 participating RVs and adhere to provisions in the current Club Caravan Handbook. Caravan leaders are typically certified after taking a caravan leader seminar.
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Caravans may be local in a geographic area, or longer distance covering other countries, or many miles and weeks. Several overseas caravans are available, which involve flying into another country and renting RVs. Watch the Blue Beret for details.
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Business

Annual Business Meetings are held twice a year, during the months of May and September/October, for the purpose of conducting club business, electing officers, and establishing budgets.
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Leadership

President
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Shall preside over all meetings of the unit and Executive Board, enforce Constitution and Bylaws, appoint all standing committees and have such powers and duties as normally pertain to the principal executive officer. Shall appoint an Audit Committee, Chairperson for Region I Rally when hosted by New England Unit, Religious Director, Historian, Photographer, Wagonmaster, Parliamentarian, Quarter Master/Mistress, Membership Chairperson, and Constitution and By-Laws Committee.
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1st Vice President
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Shall attend all business meetings of the unit and the Executive Board and shall assist the president and assume the duties of the president in the president’s absence. Shall be responsible for setting up the rally schedule for the year serving as president.
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2nd Vice President
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Shall attend all business meetings of the unit and the executive board. Shall assist the president and 1st VP. Shall assume the duties of 1st VP in the absence of said officer. Shall assume the duties of the president in the case of the absence of the president and the 1st VP. Shall perform the duties as assigned by the executive board. Shall serve on 1st VP Program Committee, and maintain unit inventory and records.
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Corresponding Secretary
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Shall issue notices of all meetings of the unit and the executive board, and shall prepare an agenda of pending business for use by the presiding officers at each meeting. Shall keep a register of all members of the Unit.
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Recording Secretary
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Shall record and preserve the minutes of all official meetings of the unit and the executive board.
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Treasurer
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Shall maintain the financial records of the unit.
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Assistant Treasurer
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Same duties as the treasurer.
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Immediate Past President
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Shall be a member of the board of trustees with full voting privileges.
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Trustees (4)
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The trustees of the New England Unit shall attend all meetings of the unit and executive board for the following purpose:

  • To have supervision over the affairs of the unit, appropriate funds, and designate the persons who may draw on unit fund.
  • To appoint delegates to represent the New England Unit at the International Delegates Meeting.
  • To appoint the editor of the Yankee Quipper.
  • To establish dues.

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