" ..........FMCA BOD puffed out their chest when membership increased after allowing towables to join. Then PROMPTLY increased our annual dues. What BS!!! "
Well, MisterDiggs, it is obvious that you do not know how FMCA works. FMCA is made up of areas of which there are 10 and each area has National Vice President . Those AVPs along with the elected national officers (president,sr. vice president,secretary, and treasurer)make up the Executive Board of FMCA and the BOD of FMC so there are only 15 of us.
Within each area there are chapters. Each chapter has a representative known as a "National Director". The ND's of an area elect the AVP for their area. That director also comes to the annual governing board meeting and votes the wishes of their chapter. At that meeting the directors vote on items such as the operating budget of the association, policies and procedures which are the "rules and regulations" on how the association is run. Before the meeting, each delegate receives a booklet of everything that will be voted on at the meeting so that they can discuss everything with their chapter and get their input. The ND then votes the wishes of their chapter.
Now, here is the important part. It is the chapter delegates (aka National Directors) who are the determining factor when it comes to the dues and not the BOD as you so claim. At the Minot Governing board meeting there was much discussion about the price of the FMCAssist program. A motion was made to raise the dues which was seconded. A discussion followed, question was called and a vote taken. A majority of the National Directors voted to raise dues to keep an important benefit to the membership. So there you have it, it wasn't the "BOD" as you claim that raised the dues.
Now a couple of questions for you:
Have you ever been to an area rally?
Have you ever been to a national convention?
Did you vote when the entire membership voted on allowing towables to join FMCA
Do you belong to a chapter?
If you are the Diggs listed as a member, are we going to see you at either the summer or winter national convention? If so, I would like to meet you.