In a message dated 5/26/2005 5:27:38 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Certainly some will attend, no matter where it's held. I even plan to drive
to Rockford and I expect I'll see other Los Angelinos there.
But I'm fairly
certain it will be in much smaller proportions than even the VTR "nationals"
that were only 1000 miles away.
Now you're talking about west coast attendees and I'll certainly take your
word for that. Your original assertion, with which I still disagree, is that
east coast attendance was down when the convention was in Colorado. I can also
tell you that the number of attendees from North Carolina will be roughly
the same this year in Rockford as it was last year when the convention was as
close to home as it'll ever get.
And it still doesn't change my point, that VTR can hardly claim to be a
"national" club when 93% of their conventions (not counting regional ones)
have been in the eastern half of ConUS.
Okay. Then using the same logic, I guess the California VTR Chapter clubs
should not claim to be VTR Chapters, since they won't host a VTR convention.
In fact, MOST, IF NOT ALL VTR Chapter Clubs should cease to call themselves
VTR Chapters, since many of their local members are not VTR members. So should
we all just give up and not be members of anything? I don't think so and I do
hope they'll be a VTR Convention in California some day - according to your
logic, that will make us a national club for 1 year.