Vote F U N

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, May 7, 2015.

  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    It’s May the 7th, the country is off to the polls. A coincidence when this morning I found myself sat on the loo looking at the committee nominations for a well known motorhome club. Little bio’s of those putting themselves forward for some ‘power’ telling the voter about themselves and their history with the club while urging members why they should vote for them. :)

    This got me thinking, We are often asked by potential Funsters at shows about our ‘committees’ and our organisational Structure’ A typical conversation that we've heard at the Fun Stand so many times might go something like this.

    “Who organises your rallies?”
    “The members organise them themselves”

    “Yes but who’s in charge?”
    “well no one, it just sort of happens”
    “It can’t just happen, who makes it happen?”
    “It really does just happen”
    “So, who organised the entertainment in that big tent you were all in last night?
    “No one, it just happened’ The people in the band weren’t booked or ‘arranged’ they just turned up and had fun.
    ‘I don’t buy that, someone must organise it and be in charge”
    “No not really, everything is peer to peer, members organise everything between themselves, but they are not told what to do. We facilitate in as much we get all the members in one place in cyberspace and they just get on with it ”
    “So how can it work without a committee making decisions?”
    “It really does work. members have gone out and got club discounts, organised rallies to Morocco, Spain, Portugal and all over the UK, they help each other out, share information, make each other laugh, share their experiences and that’s just the start”
    “Ok it sounds good, I think we might join but I still don’t believe you can run a club without a committee”
    "You’ll soon see how it works!"

    Would the fun Free For All way of going about things be good for the country, probably not, but it certainly works here. VOTE FUN!
     
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  2. Tootles

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    OH YES.........And there lies the crux. (y) Just an escape from reality. Today's Rally Marshall or Club President is tomorrows nobody. The 'rank' means nothing, except in the rank holders mind.(y)(y)
     
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  3. andy63

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    A nice post and very true,but are you not been just a tad modet @Jim ...you and a lot of others must put some hours in to make it all happen, official committee or not ..(y) :)..
     
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  4. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Just a pack of benevolent anarchists really, aren't we? :D
     
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  5. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    I have tried time and again to explain to folk the same things..

    It is notable that people of a certain age ( proly 50+ ) can quickly grasp the concept.. And at the other end of the scale, those from maybe 20 to 30 too

    It is the middle lot that get baffled..
    The younger folk have not been brow beaten in to acceptance of the notion things can run without others ordering them about, while the older ones have learned not to give a stuff about who THINKS they are in charge !!
     
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  6. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

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    Well my meets seem to just happen well nearly not to wored yet but as it gets nearer I do get a bit twitchy:Eeek::rofl:
     
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  7. JJ

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    Let's face it...

    Who would want to be "in charge" of us lot?

    JJ :cool:
     
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  8. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi Jim, we had exactly that conversation with two high ranking officials of another motorcaravanning club whilst in Spain a few weeks ago. It's a small world isn't it.
    Brisey & Pamelaaar.
     
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  9. wingman

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    I found myself struggling for inspiration when explaining the setup to a lady at the Peterborough MHF tent. People seem so sceptical when you say it's all organised by the members themselves.

    No, there's no committee; no one to bollock you for not parking to a peg correctly, BUT it doesn't just happen either. Without Jim & Sian and the volunteers, MHF wouldn't exist!

    It's soooo difficult to explain to prospective joiners WHY someone would want to give their time to sit in the wind and then bound out full of cheer when I arrive to park me up! Why those persons would do that until 9pm for nothing. No pay, no committee badge, no preferential gain.

    Why would someone sit at 5am babysitting a new website? Why would someone stand dishing out bacon butties on a Sunday for now't?

    My 'X' goes to them on this Election Day. Vote FUN!
     
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  10. Gellyneck

    Gellyneck Funster Life Member

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    In addition, why would someone sit in the loo reading committee nominations anyway? Surely, they are just for wiping your ....:whistle::whistle:
     
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  11. beacons

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    Thats the attraction jim of your club
    We all have to conform to rules and regs
    throughout our lives so leisure time is so important which you understand and thats why fun is as it is.
     
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  12. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Read all the posts! and they are all, right, so!

    I'm gonna have a moan now! Brace yerselves!

    The trouble with Fun is;-
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    There,s nothing for me to moan about:doh:
     
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  13. Linda and Steph

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    We're all here to have fun, follow the few rules, and to help each other. None of us think that we're above the others or better than anyone else (well, some might :LOL:) so we have nothing to fear and nothing to prove and are free (within reason) to say what we really feel.

    Unfortunately this wouldn't work for a country because there's always someone who wants to be boss, there's always a group that are elitists and there's always some that expect everything to be provided by others. All these traits are not accepted in this forum and any member who exhibits such behaviour soon leaves.

    That's what I think anyway.
    :party:
     
  14. peterc10

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    Here here. It would be like trying to herd kittens
     
  15. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    We were "canvassed" about a potential compliant about the noise that Fun makes.:party2:

    They went off with their tail between their legs when we happily told them that we were in the tent helping make the noise :moon2: and that the only club were interested in is Motorhome FUN

    So it gets out vote :restmycase:
     
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  16. Baycott

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    X........That's my vote.
    May the FUN continue :cheers:
     
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  17. swanseajack13

    swanseajack13 Funster

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    committee, committee, I spoke to a member on the committee in chester he told me that I was on the committee as well and then we are all on the committee I asked what rank I was ,below your wife but must take orders off her stop drinking stop taking collect water, empty the toilet, clean the m/h walk the dogs ,pay for the meet, I would like to be taken off the committee asap lol ray
     
  18. Carol

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    Exact same thing happened when I was in the Fun Tent, someone from another club came along asking how Fun worked and I really did try and explain, he did sign up to join us but could not think it works without a committee.
    One way these things just happen, your chatting to some of the girls, are you going to Stratford yes I say and a few others, Polly @toledo says there is free racing again this year, yes says I quite a few of us got dressed up, Polly says why not have a Race Fun lady's day and get dressed up (maybe with Hats) then it gets put on the Stratford thread eventually, things just evolve no one in charge it just happens.
     
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  19. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    I think it's just the way some people are.

    I come across them in work. They want a meeting about this or that when there isn't a need for a meeting because the decision is blindingly obvious. It's the same with f****ing internal emails about the need for an office to be painted at a cost of £30 or should we look for a second quote.

    I have lost count of the times that I have said to very senior people that they are wasting mine and their time by farting about with emails of that sort when they should be working to earn money.

    Drives me potty.

    Anyway, rant over.

    I think we need a committee to decide if meets should be run by committees or not.
     
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  20. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    But who should be on that committee? Perhaps a committee should be formed to come up with some nominees?
     
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