<VV> Why no history presentation at the convention?

lonwall@corvairunderground.com corvairs at pacifier.com
Tue Jul 23 15:12:38 EDT 2013

Just my speculation - It's 2013 - They're all dead.

Well....not literally, but probably close.  That still leaves a lot of 
historic stuff around. In one of my hobbies, the Western Wood products 
industry (logging etc) literally everyone from the "steam age' IS dead - 
most LONG dead. Never the less we manage to put interesting day long 
conventions that are historical.

I think the reminder here is that someone has to see it done. From my 
past experiences most convention goers expect to show up, pay their fees 
and be entertained - by someone else. Little regard is paid to the fact 
that the local volunteers putting on the event are doing it for free. 
And if there are inadequate volunteers there may very well be an 
inadequate convention.

I think that has nothing to do with Kalamazoo this year (all online 
reports I've seen have been positive - GREAT! but not always the case) 
and I don't criticize anyone for bringing a matter like this up either. 
I'm sure the board, Mike and Harry and the future convention committees 
are glad to hear about ways to improve or maintain interest in our 

But someone still has to do it.

Lon Wall
Past Western Board member

On 7/23/2013 6:36 AM, wrsssatty at aol.com wrote:
> One of my favorite events at conventions past has been the history presentations.

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