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ROA International Meet – Gettysburg PA, June 25-28, 2019

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As far as Rivs go, they may becoming more popular.  BUT the ROA membership has been holding steady for a long, long time and based on the history of ROA members, west coast meets just do not draw the numbers to make it a non-losing event.  California has the most ROA members of any state in the Union but they just seem not to be proactive drivers to these kinds of events. The biggest meets take place is what I refer to as the industrial northeast.  Those guys just love to get their cars on the road and drive.  Don't ask me why.  

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 1:31 PM, RivNut said:

The attendees were so few that they didn't cover the expenses of the meets.  

 

As far as meets go, unfortunately the issue you mention above was the same for Overland Park last year.

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1 hour ago, Rivman said:

 

A quick note on meets …

 

The meets are a great time no doubt, but along with trying to hold them at a location with the right WOW factor, they have to be planned where the ROA has a decent concentration of members. As you can see from the map below New Mexico might not be the best idea. With only nine members in the state, and not a huge amount in bordering states, that location might not be a great idea.

 

This is how the ROA membership stands in the continental US as of January 2019.

 

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There isn’t a really good way to make the meet rotation “fair” to every member of the ROA, they just have to be planned as fairly as possible to all of the membership. And, of course, planned in such a way that it won’t cost the association to hold it.

 

Just my $0.02 worth on the subject.

Sweet map. Well, and maybe we can get more joining. Probably the best value car membership out there. With proper promotion, could be excellence. Arizona looks good. Look at all them California members! Cant say we are not paying our share in dues Ed. I think we need an electoral college...joken joken.

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3 hours ago, Rivman said:

 

A quick note on meets …

 

The meets are a great time no doubt, but along with trying to hold them at a location with the right WOW factor, they have to be planned where the ROA has a decent concentration of members. As you can see from the map below New Mexico might not be the best idea. With only nine members in the state, and not a huge amount in bordering states, that location might not be a great idea.

 

This is how the ROA membership stands in the continental US as of January 2019.

 

2100671393_18-Members-Jan2019-BYSTATE-FORRAY.thumb.jpg.0e0ca0df9b4e9de74ac958f14400f398.jpg

 

There isn’t a really good way to make the meet rotation “fair” to every member of the ROA, they just have to be planned as fairly as possible to all of the membership. And, of course, planned in such a way that it won’t cost the association to hold it.

 

Just my $0.02 worth on the subject.

Interesting map but the number of members in a state isn't necessarily an indicator of the success of the meet.  The meet in Lexington, Kentucky (18 members) was probably twice the size of the meet in Sacremento, CA (239 members).  In 2005, we had a rather large meet in Eureka Springs, AR (11 ROA members). In 2018, the meet in Overland Park, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area,was the week following th BCA meet in Denver and a number of members did not attend the ROA meet because of timing conflicts.  Lots of factors involved and many you can't control.  You basically pick the area which historically has done well in the past and hope to repeat.  Do the most good for the most people who chose to attend.

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A silly question—does anyone attend one of these meets without a car?

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1 hour ago, j3studio said:

A silly question—does anyone attend one of these meets without a car?

Most definitely.  Especially the guys from Australia, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and other places on the other sides of the ponds.  Linda and I flew to Monterey and drove our Buick Verano to Colonial Williamsburg.  Some guys fly in because their car is under construction, some because they sold their Riviera but still belong.  No reason not to come just because you can't bring your car.  

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10 hours ago, j3studio said:

A silly question—does anyone attend one of these meets without a car?

Sure, I’m done it. But it’s not as much fun as having a horse in the race. Then again, sometimes you can pick one up at a good price.

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