If you read the minutes of the ACBS meetings, it’s clear that one way the ACBS is going to survive the change of how people interact with clubs, is to create a center/hub of communications. In other words a management or ad agency for other clubs and chapters. Local chapters can “hire” folks at the ACBS to do the work, as can potentially brand focused clubs. Those clubs can stay independent, and hire the ACBS communications team to provide support. It’s actually a great concept. Since Newsletters and social media are the primary reason you may belong. But if the ACBS provides a support system for your chapter club then its a huge value proposition. Smart. Very smart.
BUT! Is this like GM, buying up Chevy, Buick, And RIP, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Saab? Makes sense on a financial spread sheet and in a meeting. But lets face it. It’s really about having one source, on society. Like all the Radio and TV stations are owned by several companies. Is there a place for competition? The Chris Craft Antique Boat Club, The Century Club? Could they be swayed to moved into the fold?
For us here at WoodyBoater, we believe of course in being independent. And our business model as lame as it is allows us to survive a nuclear blast. We are the cockroach of the hobby! Oh boy that quote will come to haunt me.. HA. But true. We eat others trash, take photos in bad light, cant spell and go bat ship crazy from time to time… Okay lots of times. But, isn’t our culture, or passion… and yes our hobby about that. Isn’t the one thing that keeps this fun is the one off crazy stuff. The hand designed and humanity of it all. Flaws and all? Yes! So, what ever the local chapters decide to do, what ever the clubs do. We will ALWAYS remain independent, and yes FLAWED! I know some of you will think we are being divisive again, we are not. Your independent voice can be heard here.
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