Region One President’s Newsletter – October 2010

Published: October 21, 2010

By Russ Melocik

When we last wrote, Cynthia and I were fresh out of the International Rally in Gillette and the many business meetings and seminars. Since then we have summered in New England and visited family and friends on each side of the Canadian border. As summers go, 2010 was good. As good summers go, it went. We have now returned home and have been digging into what is arguably the busiest eight weeks of the WBCCI year: that period between new officer elections/installations and all the paperwork required by the First of November.

The highlight of the summer, of course, was the Region Rally in Durham CT. The Charter Oak Connecticut Unit, through its hard-working team of helpers put together a wonderful, fun, weekend. The “Miss Elaineous” beauty (?) pageant was a scream, the chow delicious and the flow of activities comfortable. Thank you, Charter Oak. And special thanks for your generous donation to the battered Region Treasury.

Francois Martel and his fellow Quebec Canada Unit members put together a slide show of what can be expected at their 2011 Region Rally in Riviere-Rouge. The “First Nations” theme will focus on the culture of the earliest inhabitants of the region. We can all look forward to a fun rally with built-in entertainment & education. Set your sights for August 04 to August 08, 2011. (Look for the rally coupon / flyer at the Region One web site: .

WBCCI is dealing with three issues of great importance: two ad hoc committees on motor homes and Constitution & Bylaws and the club’s financial management. We now have a balanced budget following a year which saw an operational deficit and a profitable International Rally in Gillette. You should know that the club is in good shape financially and has taken steps to assure profitable International Rallies in Du Quoin, IL, in 2011 and Sedalia, MO, in 2012.

Come join us in 2011. Have fun. Get involved.