Question for Members clubs, does your club hold \'Tech. Inspections\' ? As in a check of minimum equipment requirements (tow points, snatch strap or winch, fire extinguisher, etc. ) as well as a general once over the members vehicle. Maybe just when a new person joins, or on an annual basis? The club I am in is holding one this Saturday. Recently one member got so mad that someone who is an 'amateur' compared to them would be the one inspecting their vehicle they got into a huge pissing match. Now they are so angered by the event (which has been talked about for months with little discussion at meetings) that they are planning to quit the club. I've been in the club now for a little over a year and have never seen anyone quit. Maybe become inactive, but not make a point to bad mouth the club intentions and leave in such a huff. This is the second formal Tech. Inspection we have tried to organize. Last year two members (one who makes his living as a mechanic and the other a mechanic/general manager of the four wheel drive shop in town) stood around for an afternoon, but NO ONE showed up. This year we said it was a mandatory event and made a bit more noise, so that people who actually attend. Even planned a b-b-q or a trail run afterwards. So where are we going wrong. Anyone have any experience with this sort of issue. Do other clubs just expect everyone to 'go prepared' and don't have a problem with that? Is there a better term or what to express the event without peeing in someone's wheaty's? Thanks for the input if you got it.