I actually spend some time on a global association, and to be honest, we are already doing all the things we need to be without having formal bylaws, a charter, board members, and executive committees.
I guess my vision is more that we, as organizers/supporters/advocates/players of this incredible game simply come together as a "Welcoming Committee" - we already do everything an association does without costly infrastructure and without regulation. We all meet and talk shop at events. We teach new players. We compete one day, and play a recreation game with the family the next. We protect the integrity of the game, and we do what's right for those in need, using kubb as a charitable portal. PlanetKubb is becoming the online discussion area for collaboration efforts. Facebook keeps us up to date with everyone's initiatives. Emails back and forth allow small groups to plow through smaller initiatives.....I would say that the current community is more efficient than the "actual" association I serve as a board member on.
Perhaps we should simply call it the "Midwest Kubb Welcoming Committee", anyone can be a member, and the only thing we have is a simple unified mission/vision statement we all agree on. Nothing more, nothing less. Welcoming Committee members would simply advocate for the game as best they can based on the statement. Use a MKWC wiki page to add yourself as a member. Done and done.
And I can't think of a better place than PlanetKubb to host and determine what the shared vision is....thoughts?