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Hear, hear! All of the non-profit organizations I belong to disclose the
finances publicly. It would seem that such disclosure would stop the
On the driving events, why don't we try a couple of additional types of
venues? One might be cosponsoring a school with another club (isn't
there a joint event with the Ferrari Club somewhere?) allowing more
entrants, more instructors, lower cost, more potential friends, more
friendly rivalry, etc. A second might be try Bruce's alternative venue,
as long as there is a great big hose on the way out so I don't get
busted by my wife when I get home!
In any event, I would like to join a club such as QCUSA, but am unclear
of the benefits other than the newsletter and the driving events. I
can't justify spending more than twice what I could spend on a BMWCCA or
COMSCC event, and the sample newsletter I saw was OK, but not worth $30+
that the membership costs. Are there other benefits of membership?
Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro
>From: Stephen Williams[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 1996 11:46 PM
>Subject: QClub Track events
> Up front: I don't belong to the QClub. I have not attended any
>QClub events [maybe? this year]. However, the way around all the back
>and forth I am hearing is this: OPEN THE FINANCIAL RECORDS FOR ALL TO
> IF the QClub is non-profit, there are records that MUST be kept.
> Isn't the real point to all this participation? And isn't
>participation governed [at least in large part] by cost. Fact is, if
>know the right people, the Speedway in Indy [big oval, yeah] can be
>rented. Is it affordable to most working dogs? No. If rental at
>Watkins [and other assoc. costs] is prohibitive, then rent something
>else. May not be as nice, but hey, runnin' is runnin'!
> Hey, a Tiffany spoon is probably really cool for some kid to eat
>with but know what? If you don't have one, the kid will use any old
>spoon. And have just as much fun makin' a mess.
> QCLub: if you want new members, solve this bickering. You solve
>the bickering by proving what you say is true. You prove what you say
>true by opening the books to the people that question what you say.
> BTW, if you wanna run on an ol' dirt track I can probably fix ya
>up! I'll even bring the kegs, then we'll go RACIN'!!!!!!! Trade some
>paint, make some friends--and lighten up.
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