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Re: QCUSA, Breaking away

Glen Powell wrote:
> It's always a shame when car club members become so dissatisfied with the
> parent organization they feel compelled to start their own club.
> <snip>
> I would hate to see the parent organization, already established, fail its
> members and potential members like the Fiat club I mentioned above.
> Agreed! QCUSA has much experience and critical mass. IMFO we should NOT give up and start another new club - this might be a big mistake. We should 
try to the
> But if
> need be, a start-up group may be what it takes to bring enjoyment and
> credibility to an enthusiasts organization. QCUSA, the clock is ticking.....
> Let's give them the benefit of the doubt (for now) and work with them - not against them,
> -glen


These same people who want to start up their own club, are the same ones who 
could make the existing club better.  I see a lot of talk, but it is just 
that.  These people expect the "club" to do all these wonderful things, when 
in fact they ARE the "club".  If they aren't doing anything to correct 
problems, what makes you (or anyone else) think that they will lift a finger 
to support a new club.  I suggest to all that are thinking of starting a new 
club, or want to make the current club better, DO IT.  Seems to me that a lot 
of people spend too much time whining, and no time actually doing anything 

I believe that I have said this many times, but people aren't listening.  If 
you don't like it, change it.  Don't expect others to change it for you.  
Don't like the way the club is run, write a letter to the board - not email. 
Don't like the cost of an event?  Find a less expensive venue.  Don't 
like the way an event is run?  Run your own.  Don't like the rag? Print your 
own.  Want businesses to give club members discounts?  Seek them out & nail 
'em down.  National is not going to do this.

It is not going to change unless YOU change it (not referring to you 
specifically glen).  Bitch & moan all you want.  But neither I nor anyone 
else will be impressed until you actually DO something.