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'SOUTHWEST BLUEBIRDS and friends'
All information contained within this website is subject to change at any time, so check back often.
First organized in 2006, "SOUTHWEST BLUEBIRDS and friends" (aka SWBB)is an informal (no officers, no dues, no membership requirements, etc.), Southern California based group of Bluebird-built motorhome owners. Any owner of a Bluebird-built Wanderlodge, BMC, LXi, or M380 coach is considered a potential member of our group, no matter where he or she lives. Our mailing list includes members from throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Although SWBB activities emphasize Bluebird-built motorhomes, members are encouraged to ask their family and friends who own SOB’s (Some Other Brand) to join and participate in SWBB activities.
ORGANIZATION:When first organized in 2005, it was decided the “KISS” principle would be the guiding rule. Formal organization and chapter affiliation with the FMCA was briefly considered. However, the myriad of chapter organization requirements (election of officers, collection of membership dues, payment of chapter dues, maintaining a bank account and financial records, chapter meeting requirements, and insurance or bonding requirements) conflicted with the “KISS” principle. The decision was made to remain informal.
SWBB rallies are 'free flow' affairs. Except for our signature 'BYOB, and "Bring Your Best Hearty Hors D'oeuvres to Share" SOCIALS', a minimum of events are scheduled, allowing participants maximum time to sightsee, visit other attendees, shop, or simply sit back and do nothing.
Scheduled events are volunteer driven -- suggested, planned, and hosted by individual attendees. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise with the group by contacting me and requesting a time slot.
The philosophy of maintaining an informal organization, and a relaxed atmosphere at our rallies, is praised and appreciated by all who attend our functions. All that is "required" of participants is -- come and have fun; meet some new friends; share your experiences; and share your BB expertise. You will not leave disappointed!
HOW QUARTZSITE BEGAN--
During the SWBB 2006 Flying Flags rally, an attendee suggested we hold a rally at the Quartzsite “Sports, Vacation and RV Show and Big Tent Event", held annually in January in Quartzsite, Arizona. After an email poll resulted in over 20 affirmative responses, and despite the short lead time to plan, we decided to go for it. The event was promoted on Bluebird Yahoo forums, resulting in attendance by BB owners from across the country.
Another “Q” rally was scheduled in 2007, resulting in a decision to continue sponsoring the "SWBB ANNUAL BLUEBIRD QUARTZSITE RALLY"each year, coinciding with the annual 10 day “Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show.” Attendees travel from throughout the U.S. and Canada to attend, with many camping for two weeks or more.
AN OPEN INVITATION TO ALL...
An open invitation is extended to anyone who owns, wishes to own, or just wants to get a close up look at a Bluebird-built motorhome coach, to register with the group and attend our rallies. Registration is simply including your name on our mailing list to receive email information regarding our activities.
To join in the fun and camaraderie, register using any of the sidebar forms found on pages throughout the SWBB website. Follow the instructions for providing the information we need for our database.
SPREAD THE WORD...
If you know other BB owners, or if you meet a fellow BB owner during your travels, please give them our website address, urge them to visit it, join our group, and participate in our rallies, especially the Annual 'Q' Rally.
BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS...
If you are a Bluebird motorhome owner and have family or friends who own SOB's (Some Other Brand's), invite them to join us by pointing them to this website and encouraging them to join (they are the "and friends" in our name).
Thank you for your continued support.
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ORDER YOUR PERMANENT WINDOW PLAQUE AND NAME BADGES:
Click here : "www.toocrazyladies.com/bluebirds/" to order your personalized window plaque and name badges. Keep them in your coach to display and wear when attending our rallies. These help identify you in the photos taken at our rallies.
Thanks for your continued support.