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Old December 14th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #61
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I am currently the pres. of the Tri-City Trailriders. With that said, I have not wheeled with my club for over a year. Why? several reason really, one of which is I like to do out os state runs which eats up my vacation time and funds. So much so that when our club does something locally (within MI) I am just coming off or headed to one of those trips.

This leaves my club thinking I don't like them or dont want to wheel with them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The reallity is that I can't go on every run open to me and I accept that. The flip side is that belonging to a club and running with them is that you know what to expect from each member and therefore the pressure is off and the atmosphere is more laid back. We each take turns leading and none of us have an agenda for the day, except to have a great time with our families and friends.

Moral of the story, join a club if that's your style. Join an association to support the sport!
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Old December 14th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #62
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I do both. Wheel with friends and wheel with club. I joined a club to meet some more people that wheel in the places I like to wheel. Now that I know them we wheel on side trips without the club with friends from the club. It all comes down to joining a club that wheels like you do. My club goes to the same place to wheel but when we get there we split into two groups usually. One group that wheels hard and the other that wheels not so hard. Go on some runs before you join and just make sure it is the right club for you. My club is not a member of GLFWDA so I joined them to support the sport on a individual membership.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #63
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In a lot of ways, the online forum boom has negated the need for clubs. One can meet others interested in the sport, organize trail runs far more efficiently than phone trees, and not be tied into politics and attendancy requirements. I fully support paying dues and supporting the large statewide offroad organizations. But I feel clubs can pigeon hole too much. I want to go out and wheel with friends
Your still looking at Clubs as a membership to wheel with Not what the club does besides wheeling, we hold fundraisers and hold semi-public events Due to size of the land.. not just wheeling


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I am currently the pres. of the Tri-City Trailriders. With that said, I have not wheeled with my club for over a year.
that being said I don't think you should be president if you can't give your people your time and wheel with them and go an run/help at events,

when I said I wasn't running again for president (2 year office) people were bummed as I ran the club well and we all had a good time, though at events I rub some people the wrong way, as I some times get over safty pushy and tell them not to do things or what to do and it comes out more as a order... most under stand me and point this out at the next metting ,but they know what I have to go through running a event... the reason I told them I wasn't running again was I didn't have time to devote my time to the club and be at each metting and event like a president should at least 80% of them anyways IMO... I told them I was taking a year off from the club to get hose work done hang with the family and when I attend a event I as going to sit on my butt and spend time with my family... not ignore them like I nrmaly do as I am usaly at a gate or on the dozer...though I still usally get stuck on teh dozer adn my wife still gets mad that she is all alone with the kids
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Old December 14th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #64
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x 5 million.

jmdzuk, johnnyj, nuzzy, maybe we should all plan a wheeling trip together, it will be our first official club outing

BTW I plan to re-up my GLFWDA membership after a 4 year hiatus from the sport and organization following the holidays.
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Your still looking at Clubs as a membership to wheel with Not what the club does besides wheeling, we hold fundraisers and hold semi-public events Due to size of the land.. not just wheeling

I fully support clubs holding fundraisers and such. What I've seen out here is clubs posting their fundraisers and trail work parties online giving an open invite for the unaffiliated internet folk to show up and help out. As such, we still have clubs, but everyone who enjoys the sport is able to contribute without having to join.

It's just the way I personally see things headed in the future. I'm certainly not opposed to ever joining a club, but I do see it as less of a neccessity in the forum age.
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"that being said I don't think you should be president if you can't give your people your time and wheel with them and go an run/help at events, "

I wish it were that easy! We basically take turns at it and only to satisfy our non profit status with the state. Our TCT club is the most laid back club you will find, we do not have any events for members to help at. If we were a larger club than yes, this would be an issue.TCT is also made up of trail leader type folks that don't need a president to lead them around.
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"that being said I don't think you should be president if you can't give your people your time and wheel with them and go an run/help at events, "

I wish it were that easy! We basically take turns at it and only to satisfy our non profit status with the state. Our TCT club is the most laid back club you will find, we do not have any events for members to help at. If we were a larger club than yes, this would be an issue.TCT is also made up of trail leader type folks that don't need a president to lead them around.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #68
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Mrs. Clinton and Bomb Obama eat your bushes out! Dave for President!

my glfwda needs renewing also :P
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Old December 14th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #69
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I wish it were that easy! We basically take turns at it and only to satisfy our non profit status with the state. Our TCT club is the most laid back club you will find, we do not have any events for members to help at. If we were a larger club than yes, this would be an issue.TCT is also made up of trail leader type folks that don't need a president to lead them around.
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thats pretty much what we are for the most part
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