Still getting what we pay for? Or expect when we go to club rallies?
I am a long time rally rat... Been going to local and national rallies for about 20 years. Every year, I hear local clubs complaint about how their attendance is down and they are barely breaking even. Yet in the past couple of years, I have gone to rallies where we were fed a Friday night meal of hot dogs (or hamburgers, rarely both), and had two night of camping and usually a Saturday night meal of some kind. That is for my $45 or $50. I ask you all, and the people putting on the rallies.... Where is my $$$ going?
I don't mind paying for a good meal or two (breakfast is a bonus). But I expect a nice place to camp, clean bathrooms and someplace to shower. Music is a big plus! Is that too much to expect?
My first rally of the year, 3 of the door prizes went to club members! I'm paying for those trips?!?!?! This past weekend, my Sat night meal looked like it went through a grinder, and we didn't even have showers! In the past, I went to a rally where they served spaghetti from a can! I don't think so...
As my good friend said to me today, "never have I paid so much, and gotten so little".
I look forward to hearing what you all have to say.