We have received biographical information from each of the three candidates for the WBCCI Nominating Committee. I recommend that everyone review these before our vote at the May Rally. Each member of the Unit may vote for two candidates and our Unit’s vote will be proportional determined by the total votes each of the candidates receives. You do not need to be present at the rally to vote. Call or email John Duncan with your vote if you will not attend the May rally.
This is from Don McKelvay
Through my 16 years as a very involved leader at the unit and region level, as well as an active member on Club caravans, I believe I have demonstrated the experience, enthusiasm and understanding of what the membership wants in a Nominating Committee member. I am sure you want to see our great Club grow and thrive, and so do I.
Don McKelvay WBCCI # 205
128 Ebury Crescent
London, Ontario N6C 3E2
(919) 723-7661 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: Member of the 2009-2010 Nominating Committee
I am extremely proud to be a member of this great organization and optimistic
for its future. I want to continue to be part of providing the best support to all
members and believe I can make a difference. I believe every member is important and entitled to enjoy
everything that the Club has to offer. I listen to views and opinions and am for change, positive change and
needed change to move our Club forward. At National/Special Events/Region/Provincial & State rallies in
Region 2, I have made several improvements regarding parking visiting intl & region officers with the
members, reserved front row seating only for opening ceremonies, etc and trying to make rallies more fun for
UNIT: Ontario Canada Unit and affiliate member of Washington DC Unit
PERSONAL: Born December 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia
Married to Kathy “The Terrific” for over 43 years and we have 2 children and 4 grandchildren
EDUCATION: Many military leadership courses at Captain, Major, and Lieutenant-Colonel level including:
Combat Team Commander, Canadian Forces Staff School, Company Commander,
Army Command & Staff College, Canadian Forces Staff College and an Instructor for 4 years
at the Canadian Forces Staff School
OCCUPATION: 1960-1997 37 year veteran of the Canadian Army joined as a Private retired as a Major
Member of WBCCI for 16 years and a Life Member
Presented Founders Awards having brought in over 60 new members
Attended 100% of International Rallies since 2000 and 3 prior to 1999
Attended 100% of IBT Meetings at the International and Mid-Winters since 2002
We love caravans and have been on 12 WBCCI National /Airstream Company Caravans & the Golden
Anniversary Caravan producing the journals on 5 of those caravans, plus been on several Region &
Unit caravans including some as Caravan Leader/Co Leader
Attended 10 National/Special Event/other region rallies, 10 Region 2 Rallies plus many unit rallies
Member of Special IBT Appeal Grievance Committee- 2008
Region 2 Rally Chairman in Almonte, Ontario- 2008
President, Region 2- 2007- Present
Represent Canadian members on Club international matters- 2004 – Present
At Intl. Rallies 2003-2008 worker on Sanitation Committee & in 2008 Wally Byam Control
Region 2 2nd & 1st Vice-Presidents and Membership Chairman- 2004 – 2007
Developed and presented the GPS Seminar for the Intl. Caravan Training -2002 – Present
At Intl. Rally worked on Locater Board Committee- 2001 – 2002
Organized Computer & Digital Photography as well as Global Positioning Systems presentations
at Region 2 Rally- 2001
President Ontario Canada Unit- 2000 – 2001
Region 2 E-Mail Webmaster- 1999 – Present
3rd, 2nd & 1st Vice-Presidents, Ontario Canada Unit- 1997 – 2000
Hosted Ontario Unit Mid-Winter Dinners- 1995 – 1999
Completed Caravan Leaders Course- 1994
Editor of the Ontario Canada Unit Newsletter- 1994 – 2004
Ontario Canada Unit Trustee- 1993 – 1994
Joined Ontario Canada Unit- 1992
This is from Leo Garvey
I’m writing today to provide you with materials about my candidacy for the WBCCI International Nominating Committee.
These materials provide extensive information about what I have accomplished in the WBCCI, and most importantly, what I will do as an International Nominating Committee Member, if elected.
If you would be so kind, I am requesting that you share my candidacy statement with your entire unit, via publication in your unit newsletter, as an enclosure with your mail ballots, as a broadcast email to your membership, or as a hand-out at your local business meeting.
My 2009 Candidacy Statement:
My Positions on Club Critical Issues:
Every Regular Member (a unit member) is guaranteed a vote according to our WBCCI Constitution. To date, the only race that offers the membership any choice, is for the International Nominating Committee. Every member is allowed to vote for any TWO members out of the three members that are declared and running for that office. A minority vote may not be changed by any follow-on motion, and block voting is simply not allowed. To maximize your unit’s voting strength, all abstentions should be dropped at the conclusion of your local election, and the remaining votes proportioned to reflect the true voting strength that your unit has, as determined on June 1st, 2009.
I hope you’ll take the time to read the materials provided, and I would be happy to answer any questions you, or your membership may have. The time has come to elect leaders that will tell you what they are going to do, if elected. We need to hold our leadership accountable — we can only do that by voting for candidates that will make strong public commitments to the membership. More than anything, I’m happy to be a part of a competitive election that will give every unit, and every member, the real need to discuss where our club is heading and where it could be heading depending on your choices. Thank you for your time, and consideration.
Metropolitan New York Unit, Unit President
Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Region 2
This from R.B. Bernd
Roy B. (R.B.) Bernd
9101-39 Steilacoom Road SE
Olympia, Washington 98513-6118
360-459-4342 / email@example.com
11 March 2009
Dear Fellow WBCCI’ers:
The purpose of this letter is ask for your vote in the upcoming election for International Officers at the Delegates meeting in Madison. I am one of the two members selected as nominees for the two positions on the International Nominating Committee. My attached resume gives you information on my background and qualifications.
Although I have had a considerable amount of experience in many leadership positions in my profession and in WBCCI, I view the task of being a member of the committee to select nominees for leadership of our great club to be one of my most challenging and important undertakings. WBCCI is more than a hobby or past time to me – – it’s become a way of life. Our club, like so many social and fraternal organizations in the world, is struggling. It is therefore incumbent upon us to select leaders with experience, flexibility, vision and sound management and leadership abilities. That is not going to be an easy task, but one that is essential as we face continually declining membership and a deficit budget.
I can’t assure you I/we will be able to find individuals who possess all the above qualities – – who are willing to assume the responsibility. But it will be my/our challenge, and you can be assured I will put forth maximum effort to do so.
It has been suggested that a vote for me will be a vote for maintaining the status quo. That’s amusing! You may note that I authored and presented the motion to change our Constitution to allow an Affiliate Member of your unit (and a regular member of another Unit within your Region) to be your Delegate at the annual Delegates meeting. It was I who insisted that something permanent be implemented as a result of the (still on-going) work of the 20-20 Committee. I fear their report at the recent Winter IBT meeting would have fallen through the crack, as have nearly all efforts of previous committees, had I not insisted on action. I was also welcomed into a very select International Board of Trustees Club by a Past International President. That club: “The 17 to 1 Club,” meaning I was the lone dissenting vote cast upon a motion. “Status quo”, a “rubber stamp” – – I think not!
I’m not a politician – – don’t want to be. My allegiance is to WBCCI and my strength is in seeing things that need to be done and getting them done. I will appreciate your support.
Roy B. Bernd
ROY B. BERND
OBJECTIVE: To continue serving the members of WBCCI as a member of the 2009-2010 Nominating Committee. In so serving, I will try to ensure the persons selected for nomination to International Office are fully qualified and dedicated to maintaining and passing on Wally Byam’s visions for FUN, FELLOWSHIP and ADVENTURE as Airstream owners.
Graduate, Grand Coulee (WA) High School
Bachelor of Arts, Business Education, Eastern Washington University
Master of Education, (Administration), University of Alaska
Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Graduate, U.S. Army War College
Soldier. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps as a Private in 1953; retired from U.S.
Army as a Colonel in 1985.
Manager, Training Support Systems, BDM International Corp, 1986 to 1990.
Life Member of WBCCI
Member of WBCCI and Washington Unit since 1985
Member, Washington Land Yacht Harbor Management Committee (present)
Assistant Treasurer and Director, Washington Unit
3rd, 2nd, 1st Vice President, Washington Unit
President, Washington Unit, (1997 – 1998)
Member, WBCCI Band (1999 – present)
Leader, HOBO (Rally) Band (2001, 2002, 2008)
Chairman, International Caravan Publications Contest (1997 – 1999)
Chairman, Region 10 Caravan Committee (1999 – 2007)
Chairman, Region 10 Legislative Committee (1999 – 2007)
2nd and 1st Vice President, Region 10 (2004 – 2007)
President, Region 10, (2007 – present)
Leader, 3 National Caravans, 1 Region Caravan, 3 Unit Caravans
Member, WBCCI National Caravan Committee (Present)
Member, WBCCI International Relations Committee (Present)
Chairman of several Unit, 1 Region and 2 National Rallies.
Seminar Leader at several Unit Officers and Caravan Leaders Training Seminars at International Rallies.
Member, Washington State DOT RV Advisory Committee (1998 – Present)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); BPOE Lodge #186; Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA); First United Methodist Church of Olympia (Stewardship and Finance Chairman and Trustee); Past President, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association.
Happily married to wife Zelma for 54 years.
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