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    2013 Rally Including current updates

    The page is up and as in the past, a lot of the questions and answers can be found there. 2013 Salem Oregon Rally Or you can find the link at the top of the page. Have a great rally.

    The FAQ (frequently asked questions about the Rally) link is up.
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    2013 Rally Including current updates

    Wow - it is really exciting to read the forum posts expressing enthusiasm or "wish I could make it" for a ride/trip to next year's MOA Rally in Salem, Oregon. The rally site is about 200 acres of flat ground with groves of trees and beautiful garden areas. Air conditioned buildings are available for commercial vendors, seminars, the MOA country store and other booths you find in the MOA building.

    Salem is located in the Willamette (Will Am It) Valley which is a gorgeous area with numerous activities to enjoy when you aren't on the rally grounds.

    Here is some basic information:

    Dates are July 18 - 21, 2013

    Salem location is the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center

    Rally Team is Deb Lower, Rally Chair, Co-Chairs Jackie Mulhern and Rick Nelson

    Our contact email is rallychair2013@bmwmoa.org

    Local planning information is available at www.travelsalem.com

    We are looking forward to working with committee chairs, volunteers, MOA office staff, vendors, rally attendees and the good people in Salem to have a 2013 Rally that is a fun time.

    Deb Lower
    2013 Rally Chair

    MODERATORS: Please use this post to create a new thread and a sticky.
    Thank you,

    Deb
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    Any chance there will be Dorm Rooms available?
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    So interested in beer choices in the Pacific Northwest where there are wonderful breweries. Rest assured the Beer Team under Mad Dog's leadership will come up with selections that will quench the thirst and lead to another.

    I've placed a request for information on the availability of dorm rooms in the area. When we have details on their availablity it will be posted on the forum and put up on the website under lodging choices. This doesn't mean we will get any dorm rooms, but we are pursuing their availability.

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    So members who use the forum are a subset of overall membership and their opinion really does not matter according to Bud. Your narrow thinking is just what reflects the fact that the board is going to do whatever they want regardless of what members think. Keep up not listening and see what happens when the membership keeps declining.

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    Get elected to the Board and influence change instead of just complaining.

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    I thought that the membership was down from its high a few years ago.

    What are the membership numbers for the last 10 years ?

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    looking forward to the 2013 Rally

    I'm looking forward to the 2013 Rally! Already scheduled a couple weeks off from work (riding from Wisconsin). I had such a great time in Sedalia!
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    Motel rooms are already disapeering!

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    OUCH !!! Fiordman.
    Where did this that come from???
    I'm the National Beer Chair and as such, have been involved in "stuff" both in front of, and behind, the curtain.
    I really think that the BoD cares about this club. We do NOT do this for personal aggrandisement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    If membership declines because of a July rally date, how do you explain decades long growth of membership? Shouldn't the membership have declined rather than grown?
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    I will get them from the Ex Dir tomorrow and post them.
    We are down from our high of a few years ago and I would suggest that with the deep recession that we are in, it is not surprising.
    My point is that if it is down it could be the rally date as you suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiordmann View Post
    So members who use the forum are a subset of overall membership and their opinion really does not matter according to Bud. Your narrow thinking is just what reflects the fact that the board is going to do whatever they want regardless of what members think. Keep up not listening and see what happens when the membership keeps declining.
    As I understand it, there will be 2 board vacancies for the next election.

    Which one are you running for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiordmann View Post
    So members who use the forum are a subset of overall membership and their opinion really does not matter according to Bud. Your narrow thinking is just what reflects the fact that the board is going to do whatever they want regardless of what members think. Keep up not listening and see what happens when the membership keeps declining.
    If you think that your opinion doesn't matter or isn't even heard, then you just might be mistaken.

    Do you think that your opinion just might possibly be in the minority?

    My experience has been that ALL opinions are taken seriously and that decisions are made with the majority opinions directing the organization.

    Don't agree? Then run for the BoD and see what I'm talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1074 View Post
    if you think that your opinion doesn't matter or isn't even heard, then you just might be mistaken.

    Do you think that your opinion just might possibly be in the minority?

    My experience has been that all opinions are taken seriously and that decisions are made with the majority opinions directing the organization.

    Don't agree? Then run for the bod and see what i'm talking about.
    +1

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