Another home run! I want to thank you for independent and unsolicited verification of what I've been telling Aaron, Kastle, and Mr. Dickitt.
I think we can develop both a set of values and set of objectives from the mission statement and grouping of ideas above. That is if we are all in agreement on them.
Don't take this feedback as a lack of a desire to get organized. Just understand that we're going to have probably three groups of club members. A core group from which you can expect some level commitment, a larger group that is very involved and attends frequent events but is not going to commit to any sort of regimen, and a third group that we've not even discussed yet.
The third may be the largest group. Members who may never attend a meeting and may only go to 1 or 2 events in as many years, but who are willing to associate with the club, pay dues, and maybe even put a sicker on their cars or carry a membership card if it gets them a discount somewhere the regularly shop.
I believe that creating a set of membership rules that alienates any one of these groups is a detriment to the club. I also believe you'll agree if you just relax a little and think about it.
Hey, look at it this way. This is only the first issue we've discussed. I've got several more.