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2012 national rally

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We3 are planning to put in a bid for 012 rally. I would prefer early May or mid-Sept due to heat in the south. I would like to hear from some of you on this idea. You all know we normally travel in a R.V. My idea is that this is a motorcycle rally,not a R.V. r4ally. You don't have to cater to us. We will take care of ourselves. Always nice if sites are available at rally site for a reasonable fee. Vermont was nice. Really enjoyed it there. $27 a ni8ght not too bad. Like fe3edback on times. We are looking at some locations. J.R.

Rally Rotation:
2011 Midwest Region
2012 Northwest Region
2013 South Central Region
2014 South East Region
2015 North Central Region
2016 South West Region
2017 North East Region

Here's a link to the National Rally Requirements:

https://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=6628&posts=2&start=1

Joyce - 8/23/2010 4:03 PM Here's a link to the National Rally Requirements: https://www.sidecar.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=6628&posts=2&start=1

I tried the link and got a "RETRICTED PAGE" mesage. Maybe it's just me, can anyone else open the page?

I did

It should be visible, it's on the Board Forum but just in case, here it is again.

USCA National Rally Guidelines
Compiled September 2008

Introduction: Guidelines are like a budget; they represent the ideal, they are a desired plan. Just like your own personal budget, our plans must remain flexible because there are times when no single location will be able to meet all the guidelines.

The guidelines have been compiled in an attempt to assist volunteers in knowing what to look for and to help the volunteer understand what has made successful rallies in the past.

This list is NOT intended to be an inflexible list of "rules". We strive to incorporate as many of these guidelines as possible at each National Rally. Remember, no single location will be able to meet all the guidelines.

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Background: The region hosting the National is determined each year by the board. We currently have a rotational schedule that allows members across the United States an opportunity to attend a nearby National Rally every few years.

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THE VOLUNTEER RALLY HOST

The board will seek a willing and able volunteer within the region selected to host the National Rally.

If no volunteer is forthcoming within the region, the rally will be passed on (forwarded) to the next region until a suitable rally host is secured.

The rally host will seek several possible locations where the rally might be held. (The board understands that some sites may not be able to meet 100% of the recommended guidelines.) The board also understands that there are areas of the country where there may be only ONE suitable location.

The Rally Host will conduct a preliminary survey of possible locations and report these findings to the Board.

The Rally Host and the owner of the site will determine fees for site rental (guarantees) and report to the board.

The board should be made aware whether the Rally Site is privately owned or publicly owned.

APPROVAL

The board will vote and approve or disapprove the recommended site and calendar dates.

After the selected site is approved, the Rally Host will proceed to final negotiations with the owner of the selected site.

TIME OF YEAR

Time of year should be the best for the location. Consider the climate and help the board plan for the best time of year. It would be considerably different if held in the Rockies as opposed to the desert SW.

It is desirable to schedule at a time when school age children may attend, but this is not an absolute requirement. Children need to be considered. The board wants families to attend, but it is difficult to schedule because of widely varying school calendars. We have to do what works in the location we select.

DURATION

Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Attendees will depart on Sunday

CAMPING

Should have space for a couple of hundred (200) tent campers;

We have rented one section of a large campground (say, 50-60 tent spaces) and the owners have allowed us to have as many as four tents to a space.

We have also rented an entire campground on occasion.

We negotiate a price for the number of camping spaces we want and determine if the host will permit several tents at one space (desirable).

Traditionally, we figure the cost per tent space into the registration fees.

In 2006, the costs of tent spaces were NOT included in rally fees. Each camper made his own arrangements. In 2009, we will take the same approach.

We try to keep rally costs as affordable as possible and tent camping may or may not be included.

At least some of the tent spaces should also have electrical hook-ups. Some members use C-pap machines and cannot camp without electricity.

There should be at least one picnic table per camp space.

RV ACCOMODATIONS

We should provide RV parking (15-20 min)
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Thanks for posting that as the link doesn't allow access--at least not to me.
🙂

Looks like 2016 before anything will be close by here in the southwest...

Best,

GTRider

Joyce - 8/23/2010 9:56 PM It should be visible, it's on the Board Forum but just in case, here it is again. -----

Thanks! I've never seen this before.

I've adjusted the settings because The Board Forum was always intended to be visible. With the upgrade last year a new level of permissions was added and gee I can't tell because of my admin permissions. I hope someone can let me know if you can see it now.
Al , you voted on those National Rally Guidelines, how soon we forget. LOL

The older I get, the less I remember. Heck, I may have voted on the Boston Tea Party.

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