INTERNATIONAL REPORT

 FOR 2014 AT GILLETTE, WYOMING

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 HI, LONNIE CARVER, REGION 6 PRESIDENT REPORTING FROM GILLETTE, WY.  CHARLES BOURGEOIS,    IST VP AND I ATTENDED ALL OF THE SESSIONS OF THIS YEARS RALLY. THE IBT PASSED ALL CHANGES TO THE BYLAWS. AT THE EC MEETING WE DEALT WITH THREE CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION. NUMBER ONE: ALL UNITS OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE WBCCI HEADQUARTERS INSTEAD OF GOING TO A REGION. PASSED. NUMBER TWO: CHANGING THE DATE THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY CAN BE HELD. BETWEEN JUNE 20 – JULY 30. PASSED NUMBER THREE: CHANGE TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC PAYMENT OF DUES IN ADDITION TO PAYMENT BY CHECK. PASSED. THE ENTIRE VOTING ELECTION WILL BE IN THE BLUE BERET AT A LATER DATE.
ALL INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS WERE VOTED IN UNOPPOSED UNTIL 3RD VP. THERE WERE THREE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THAT POSITION. JIM COCKE FILED HIS PAPERS BACK IN SEPTEMBER OF 2013. JUNE RYAN AND BARRY BELL RAN FROM THE FLOOR. IN A FIRST BALLOT JIM COCKE RECEIVED MORE THAN 50% VOTE THEREBY BECOMING THE 3RD VP.
THERE WERE 346 RIGS REGISTERED FOR THIS YEARS RALLY. THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY WILL BE HELD AT FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO. PREREGISTERED AT THIS RALLY EXCEEDED OVER ONE HUNDRED AT LAST COUNT. SIGN UP FOR NEXT YEARS RALLY, AS THIS WILL BE IN A NEW LOCATION. THE PRICE WILL BE $425.00 FOR TWO BEFORE DECEMBER 31ST. THIS IS A $60.00 REDUCTION.
THE REGION 6 LUNCHEON WAS ATTENDED BY 52 PEOPLE. THERE WERE OVER 20 PEOPLE THAT WERE FIRST TIMERS. A GOOD SIGN THAT NEW MEMBERS ARE SIGNING UP AND ATTENDING. LET’S HOPE WE CAN KEEP THEM COMING.
JOHN STUMPF, INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT FOR THIS YEARS RALLY IS ALSO A REGION 6 MEMBER. JOHN AND SANDY HAD PROBLEMS GETTING OUT OF FLORIDA. A MOTORHOME PARTS FAILURE WITH NO CONCLUSION FOUND THEM DRIVING TO GILLETTE. THEY STAYED IN A MOTEL ACROSS FROM THE CAM- PLEX. JOHN’S HEALTH KEPT HIM IN A WHEELCHAIR FOR THE RALLY. WE WISH THEM WELL IN THERE NEXT NEW VENTURES AND HOPE TO SEE THEM AT OUR REGION AND UNIT FUNCTIONS.
THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY WAS WELL ATTENDED BY THE MEMBERS. THE SEMINARS WERE A BIG HIT WITH SOME HAVING OVER 75 ATTENDING. THE AIRSTREAM DEALER FROM ARIZONA DID WELL WITH 5 NEW TRAILERS SOLD. A NEW 30’ CLASSIC WAS UNVEILED. A NEW INTERIOR W/MANY UPDATES. FRONT COUCH WITH SWING UP LOUNGERS. A BED THAT HAS A HEAD THAT RAISES. AND DUCTED AIR WITH EITHER ONE OR TWO AIR CONDITIONERS. PLUS MORE UPDATES.

FOR NOW, LONNIE

July 05 2014 | POST | No Comments »

WELCOME TO REGION 6

Welcome!  To our first time viewers, we have eleven units in our region, from  the central time zone of Florida to the Arkansas hills.  Mississippi’s delta area to the plains of Alabama.  Tennessee’s  beautiful  landscape to Louisiana’s  Cajun country.  We have a  wide variety of  sites and sounds to enjoy in our region.  Our units have many activities  planned all year long,  from dinner meetings to rallies and caravans.

Our region also hosts the Cajun Caravan and The Mardi Gras Rally in New Orleans.  Pensacola, Florida Unit has a member owned campground. The East Tennessee Unit also hosts the Storytelling Rally in early October.

Are you interested in joining?  Need more information? Give our Region 6 membership chairman a call or e-mail him and he will be glad to assist you.

MEMBERSHIP  GERALD PELTIER

MEMBERSHIP: GERALD PELTIER

504-722-6873

504-737-2610

biggyiggys@aol.com

May 20 2014 | POST | No Comments »

WBCCI.ORG WEBSITE

WBCCI.ORG TO REGION 6

Congratulations to Region 6 for having all Units with websites & calendars.  You can now use this link to go directly to our Region 6 website on the International website.  There you will find all of the events in Region 6 listed by date.  Next under that is the Region 6 Calendar. All events posted there are done by your Unit & Region Webmasters.  As soon as an event is created on the Region or Unit   Calendar it goes directly to the Wbcci.org website.  No more waiting  for the information to go thru different channels.

May 19 2014 | POST | No Comments »

NEW 2ND VP

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Kenneth E. Ritenour,

3080 West Lake Dr. N.W., Cleveland, TN. 37312 Home: 423-479-8414

WBCCI SUMMARY

Have attended several international rallies. Have attended several regional & local rallies’ including New York, Sugarcreek, FL state, AS Homecoming, Natchez MS, Williamsburg VA, Charleston SC & have been on small caravans to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Yellowstone & other smaller caravans. Am now semi-retired allowing us more time to travel with our Airstream. Have owned an Airstream since June 2000. Have served as unit 2nd VP, 1st VP, board member, & am now serving as treasurer of TN unit.

FAMILY
Married, wife Jean, just celebrated our 50th anniversary. We have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Hobbies are hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE President, Eastern Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Contractor, new home building & remodeling Safety Engineer & Manager, Safety Services,

EDUCATION & SKILLS

1999 – present
1997 – 2000
Nov 1966 – Sept. 1996

May 18 2014 | POST | No Comments »

REGION 6 RALLY DATE

GREAT NEWS!

We have a place, location and a date for our upcoming Region 6 Rally.    The place is Johnny’s Lakeside RV Resort.  The location is Foley, Alabama.  The date is October 15 – 19.  Here is a link to their resort.

http://www.johnnyslakesidervresort.com/

Start making your reservations. 

All AIRSTREAMS  are welcome. No matter what length or age.

The cost is $25,00 per night for 5 nights.  You can stay a week for $150.00

Rally fee and other information will follow as it becomes available.

May 16 2014 | POST | No Comments »

WEBMASTER SEMINAR

The first Webmaster Training Seminar was held at Arley, Alabama.  Attending was Tom Bolander of the Memphis Unit.  Tom spent several hours in the morning and several in the afternoon learning new techniques.   Many topics pertaining to the Unit webpage were discussed.  Tom has gained a lot more information on how to keep the Memphis Unit website looking great!

Ronnie Erb

Region6 Webmaster

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May 14 2014 | POST | No Comments »

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