Splitting of the east west region of the North Bay has been considered before by the board and if you look at the NBMVC forum you will see questions were asked about why there was the need for another non MVCC group in that area and this was discussed by several members. You yourself said and I quote "this group is not directly attached with mvcc".
The MVCC members on the coast side of the North Bay need local representation. I see this as progress for the MVCC and the MBMVC who will need to continue to work together in that region to promote our hobby and educate the public.
I voted to split the North Bay, east and west and add a VP to represent the MVCC members in that area after reading the NBMVC forum. I believe the MVCC can do a much better job in reaching out to the Military Vehicle collectors on the west side of the North Bay if there is a VP supporting that goal who lives closer and attends those events. One of the many things all of us as MVCC members and MV collectors do is educate others in what our hobby is all about. Board members often are the front line in new member recruitment. An MVCC VP directly supporting the Western North Bay area will further those goals and keep MVCC members as well as potential members informed about both the MVCC and the MVPA and their events.
Adding area VP's to represent members of a large club is part of evolution and growth and is needed to get the word out about events and swapmeets and the hobby. This is not a bad thing and gives the area's MV collectors more support in the pursuit of their hobby. As far as creating other area VP's I think (my opinion) there is room for another in the Central Valley north region supporting the Dos Palos north to Sacramento area. We all collect Military Vehicles I am not sure why there is a disconnect on that very simple fact.
I find it troubling a club such as the MVCC, respected world wide , for many many years as a leader in the MV hobby, with so many successful accomplishments as a club as well as individually, with so many members both past and present who have worked so hard to further our hobbies growth and public awareness with their enthusiasm and their outstanding Military Vehicle restorations, many that are national and local award winners, that their are those that instead of being as proud as I am of being a long time MVCC member they do not support and further the MVCC's growth and volunteer and give back to the club to help improve our club and would rather take from it and try to unravel that which took so many so long to build.
This is your club why ask why? Instead volunteer to make it better for everyone including you and yours and those yet to come. viewtopic.php?f=94&t=85646