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QUESTIONS?  SUGGESTIONS?  WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HOST AN ACTIVITY AT A RALLY?

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEND US AN EMAIL:

<http://www.southwest-bluebirds.org/email_page.html>


Please specify the year, model and length of your coach -- Wanderlodge, BMC, LXi, M380 -- in your messages.

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THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION RALLY ATTENDEES ASK IS,

"How much do I owe?"    

The reply --  

"Nothing."

That answer causes a range of reactions, as you can imagine.  For those who have attended our previous rallies, it's old news.  For first timers, it is always a surprise.

When first organized in 2006, our core group was small, most of our members lived in Southern California, and 12-15 units at a rally was considered a good turn-out.  Planning and coordinating activities was relatively easy, with low expenses that were paid out of pocket by the group coordinators. 

Today, our "SOUTHWEST BLUEBIRDS and friends" mailing list continues to grow as word spreads, with names of owners throughout the U.S. and Canada.  

All this growth means higher out-of-pocket expenses.  These expenses include: window cards, name badges, and ink for printing them;  cash deposits that RV parks require to hold a block of sites;  website name registration fee; the ongoing monthly hosting fee to maintain the SWBB web site;   the SmugMug photo sharing website fee;  set-up fees for the group merchandise;  a PA system;  and many other miscellaneous expenses.

To pay for these costs, we could charge membership dues, collect registration fees for each rally, or sell tickets for the special BBQ's or breakfasts some attendees provide for us, but that gets us into an area we don't want to go -- formalizing the organization, electing a treasurer, keeping financial reports, etc.  All this would violate our 'KISS' principle!

Instead, voluntary donations are accepted to allow everyone help offset rally expenses.  Donations are 100% voluntary with no requirement for anyone to donate.  We believe this is the best way to maintain a balance between allowing those who want to help, and our desire to "keep it simple and informal."

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Read on to see how you can help:

DONATION CONTAINERS...

At each rally, there will be a donation container located at Phil’s coach.  Attendees can donate any amount they wish to help offset rally costs. 

DEDICATED BBQ DONATION CONTAINER...

If a rally attendee volunteers to bring meat for a BBQ, a separate, dedicated BBQ donation container will be set up  to help offset the cost of the meat and supplies.  A suggested donation amount will be posted with the container. 

ORDER YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED WINDOW PLAQUE AND NAME BADGES...

Printed window cards and name badges represent one of the highest expense items incurred for each rally.  

As the number of rally attendees increases, so does the cost of providing printed window cards and name badges.   At 'Q-2008', arrangements were made with "toocrazyladies"  to produce  permanent, personalized, window plaques and individual name badges, using our SWBB logo. 

Click on this link to go directly to the "toocrazyladies" order page-- "Order Your Window Plaque and Name Badges" .

The window plaque is placed in the passenger side window to help identify the coach’s owner.When photos are taken of each coach, a close up is always taken of the window plaque.  After the photos are uploaded to the SmugMug© site, or included on a souvenir CD, it is easy to see who owns the coach (saves time renaming the photos).

In addition, the window plaque and name badges identify you as a rally participant, helps everyone get to know one another, and helps provide security within the Birds' Nest.

Please order a set to keep in your coach and display them when attending our rallies.  The one time cost of these items is much less than we'd have to charge for membership dues, and you will help us eliminate large recurring out of pocket expenses.


VOLUNTEER TO HOST AN EVENT or ACTIVITY AT OUR RALLIES...

During our past rallies, several members stepped forward to organize and lead activities that helped make the rallies huge successes.  

If you have an idea or activity you believe would add to the fun, and that you want to organize and conduct, feel free to submit an outline so we can include it in our rally schedules. 

A list of events and activities will be posted on the website.  Let us know if would like to host any one or more.  All help is appreciated.

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REMEMBER!!    IT'S ALL VOLUNTARY...

Making a donation is entirely voluntary.There is no requirement nor obligation to donate anything, and no one is excluded or prevented from taking part or sharing in any activity or meal for not making a donation.

Simply, many rally attendees want to contribute something to help pay for the expenses of coordinating and conducting SWBB’s activities.  We believe the donation method maintains a balance between your wishes to help, and our philosophy of maintaining the informal organization and relaxed rally atmosphere that are praised and appreciated by all who attend SWBB functions.  

All we ask and "require" of you is that you come to our rallies to relax and have fun; meet some new friends; share your experiences; and share your BB expertise.   

And, if you ask, "How Much Do I Owe?"   The answer will still be, "Nothing."



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