Seems to be some really nasty "rumors" floating around regarding IHCC Chapter 30 "official" participation (or lack there of) in the 2008 Binder Bee. For the record...
In a telephone conversation on Nov. 12, 2007, a Chapter 30 representative informed me that they had decided to DECLINE a "sanction" for Binder Bee 2008 as one of "their" events. This decision was made by Chapter 30 BEFORE the IHSTO planning committee had even begun to formulate a proposal regarding a joint venture, much less set up a meeting to discuss any potential arrangements or "invite" Chapter 30 to participate.
So IHCC Chapter 30 has NEVER been included in Binder Bee planning activities for this year's event...at THEIR request!
That said...Chapter 30 has been PERSONALLY INVITED by me, along with over 125 similar special interest groups and organizations with a mailed invitation offering them booth space to promote their organizations at NO CHARGE other than the regular show registration fee, or the walk-in visitor fee which is collected by IHSTO volunteers for Powerland. This mailing consisted of six pages of information and this was IN ADDITION to the individual mailings of the multi-page brochure that Lyle and Linda have sent out this year. I believe that mailing alone was in excess of three hundred pieces.
As of this date, NO RESPONSE has been received regarding our invitation, even though some of their members have pre-registered for the Bee. And they have floated a rumor that IHSTO is charging $15 PER SHOW VEHICLE/ITEM. That rumor is DECIDEDLY NOT TRUE, anyone can download the pre-registration document and CLEARLY understand that FACT!
And for three years, the registration fee has remained the same...even though for 2008 we are taking a MAJOR bath due to greatly increased costs on all fronts. But we have a commitment to keep regarding the VERY MINIMAL registration fee and we are going to honor that commitment. It's too bad that petty crap like this even comes up...but as in all large special interest activities..."politics" can float to the top like sewage at any time.
[Seems to be some really nasty "rumors" floating around regarding IHCC Chapter 30 "official" participation (or lack there of) in the 2008 Binder Bee. For the record.../QUOTE]
Chapter #30 elected to not choose the Binder Bee as one of it's "sanctioned" shows at our Directors meeting held in Nov 07. You were informed of our decision immediately so as to allow ample time to make any adjustments necessary. The timely notification was given as a courtesy to you, because we think highly of the IHSTO.
No questions as to why, were asked, so none were given. To set the record straight --- It was at MY suggestion that this decisional was made!
And they have floated a rumor that IHSTO is charging $15 PER SHOW VEHICLE/ITEM.
HORSE POOP --- If that's floating around --- it DID NOT come from the leadership of Chapter #30! Our annual meeting was held in March, and members were encouraged to attend the Binder Bee. (and still are)
It's too bad that petty crap like this even comes up...but as in all large special interest activities..."politics" can float to the top like sewage at any time.
Yea, sorry to see it happen! ---- seems like it's going both ways by reading your post.
I would just like add that the rumors are just that, Rumors. I had a nice conversation with Carl last night to help clarify IHCC 30 posistion. We have 6 directors each one chooses a show to attend with the tent. This year 6 other shows were chosen but members attend shows of their preference. IHCC30 has a strong relationship with IHSTO and we hope to grow that in the future.
Wish I could be out there for this.I know first hand after my trip with my travelall that it is beautiful country out there.I'm already planning something for next year.I know I didn't want to leave.
All the t's are being crossed and the i's are being dotted for what will be the best Binder Bee ever. Many, many hours of work have been put in by the show committee this year. The work is continuing as I write; last minute printing, registration packet stuffing, supplies being loaded and emails flying.
I have it on good authority Cyndi from Binder Books will be at the Bee on Saturday with whatever she can pack in her pickup. Hopefully, her plans do not change at the last minute.
When at the show, be sure to check out all the other vendors who will be on site. A couple of "firsts" this year is Dave the Gear Man and Warn Industries.
The show chair, Mike Mayben, has been spending many, many hours "selling" this year's show. His wife, Kathy and Matt Guerino have been working tirelessly on kids activities, a much more expanded feature for the 2008 Bee, so bring the kids. Also, Kathy and Mike have been securing raffle prizes. Don't forget to visit the IHSTO booth and purchase your tickets. We will have a $1 and $10 raffle for some great prizes, as well as a kids raffle.
Again this year, Shorty's Boy's Texas BBQ will be on site with lots of food and providing the food for Saturday evening's dinner. Tickets this year are $9, a very modest increase of $1 over last year. The same dinner will cost more at the Truck Show. Plan on joining everyone for dinner Saturday night followed by the presentation of the awards and raffle prize drawing. Bring your lawn chairs when you come down for dinner.
Also, on the Powerland site is the Country Store with ice, ice cream, corn dogs and other snack foods. The Country Store hopes to have an ATM on site during our show.
The ladies of the Depot Museum will again be out selling their yummy pastries. Be sure to visit them while at the show.
This year's trail ride has been checked by Trail Master Dan and promises to be a fun ride on Sunday, so be sure to sign up at registration.
The awards are mounted, thanks to Mike Mayben and the coins have arrived from Korea accompanied by Mike Richards, who will be at the show this year.
Tee shirts will arrive on Friday covered with artwork designed by Carl Wiese. Carl is also responsible for all rest of the show artwork; awards, coins (with assistance from Mike Richards), flyers, brochures and the banner ad you see here on the Bulletin and the ihsto.org site.
I just received an email from Red Nelson of the Truck Museum. He fired up the KB 8 log truck yesterday, without asking. This is nothing but great support for our show. The PNWTM's KB8 will be the centerpiece for our IH on the Log Deck display this year. If you see Red, be sure to thank him for his help and the loan of the KB for our show.
A big round of applause go to the entire show committee this year.
All is ready........................Let's have a show.