I don't think there is anything wrong with the club it is my opinon its just the oposite.
I joined this club in my twenties I am now Fifty one. It is my opinon that this club is way better now and growing better all the time. It has grown and became complicated but there is a great diversity in the collecting and the vehicles showing up at our swapmeets. Which for me makes the club all that much better.
I think that members who have the time or like to contribute to the club and make the extra effort gain greatly from it. The members who just want to do their own thing and only contribute energy to that recieve back what they put into it. In my experience those that make the club better by giving there time to the membership at large all gain in that they become a bigger part of our hobby and make so many more friends and contacts.
I have been POC for the Camp Bob outing for four years now. I have made so many new friends at Roberts and within the club I would not have ever met if I had not stepped up I have had so much fun doing this I can not even begin to describe here how it has added to my MVCC experience.
Same thing with the conventions as vehicle chair for both I got to talk to many people from all over the world and got first look at every vehicle that came through the doors or gates at both shows. I also got to see the inner workings of the vehicle judging working with both MVPA judging commitee chairs Lou and Jim.
By putting together the tours at the Littlefield foundation I met many people in our club and became friends with Jacques.
You can make excuses all you want those that do will just smile and go on doing becuase we all know until you start geting involved in your club you are not getting the biggest benefit a club has to offer.
The many friends and contacts made through particapation the trucks and parts I have found and those I have helped with finding parts are something you cannot get from not giving back to the club.
Everyone knows you have to give back if you want to gain anything worth while in any endeavor whatever it may be.
If you can't wrap your mind around that then I guess you will just be part of the background noise like so many others.
There are many ways to help all you have to do is ask a VP or one of the members who are acting as a commitee chair or POC.
Write an article for the newsletter you can do that in the time it takes to complain about something.
You say you are too busy, everyone is busy but they still find the time to give to the the membership.
Instead of giving Kurt a bad time about the ballot and lack of vollunteers for the board why not thank him for working hard to put Tower Park together that in itself would be better than bugging him about something that has been bothering him for years.
This my 2 cents take it or leave it.