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Old 01-31-2011, 10:38 AM   #71
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My message to the IBT president

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Old 01-31-2011, 11:57 AM   #72
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The longer they have their committee work or executive positions, the longer they can enjoy their perks and the farther they can travel for yet another trip and more of the club's necessary business that involves all their friends coincidently. It also avoids messy reactions, and critical comments hard to deal with and questions which could be quite disruptive and lengthy if allowed. These people have others things to do, times awasting. Dinner's ready! And lastly you can't fail at what you haven't finished, probably a very big plus for their terms of office.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:25 PM   #73
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If I were a member of the WBCCI, I'd be upset and angry at how much the leadership spends on themselves, but, let's look at the other side of this.

Being a board member or officer of a nonprofit takes a lot of time. In some nonprofits, the leaders are expected to make donations to the organization. If the nonprofit can survive on dues and endowment investments, there is less pressure to donate, but there are costs that can run pretty high as part of the job. If there is not some compensation for travel and lodging, people with less money cannot serve and the leadership starts to represent the most wealthy members only. It also tends to mean mostly retired people dominate because of time issues.

The problem as I see it is not compensation, but how much? Is the system set up so there is too much required travel? Is there a way people with jobs can serve and have the time to do so?

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Old 01-31-2011, 03:50 PM   #74
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I see it as refusing to embrace the electronic benefits and savings of the internet. While the club can be a travel club we don't have to pay to send leadership to conduct their business. There are evident abuses of this in the early parkers/workers/friends system alone. Watch the early workers, 6 hanging onto a golf cart to park you while plenty of other workers are standing and looking on, short shifts on alternating days. The first line you come to to register must have 30 people in a row to validate your registration and tape your ribbon on your badge. Workers arriving weeks ahead of schedule doing unneccessary work for short periods of time to qualify for a month of rally for a week of rally prices and plenty of free perks. It is not unintentional it is directly to accommodate as many firends as possible. laying lines for utilites at full service parks is ridiculous and it had happened. We should all travel on our own money. Anyone should be able to serve whether retired or not.

We see the forums and Tac rallies succeed without this extra layer of governance and expense. I cannot be sold on the idea it is necessary and not being milked or bilked by the current leadership. Leadership has not even performed fairly with the general membership or fulfilled its duties during their terms of office executing their duties without prejudice and with equality throughout the membership.
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The questions that need answered:

What was the cost to the club for this IBT meeting?
For the business accomplished, was it worth that cost?

My opinion, no.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:41 PM   #76
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The February letter is the last one I have received. Is there a letter for March?

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #77
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I don't know but I just got notice of the march Blue Beret online, but its probably the April one, April Fool!
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It real doesn't which date the new issue carries what matters is the Presidents letter with the announcement of the release of the proposed New Constitution.

I urge all to read it.
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What letter is that? Has one been sent?
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What letter is that? Has one been sent?
I haven't seen a president's message email since the February issue either.

I think he is referring to the president's column in the April Blue Beret which is now online at the link below.

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No, I am referring to the monthly letter to the membership from the International President, it is separate from the Blue Beret.

I sent an email to Cindy Reed, but she is on vacation this week, so I won't hear back until next week.

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I haven't seen a president's message email since the February issue either.

I think he is referring to the president's column in the April Blue Beret which is now online at the link below.

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=9zuqas...6eBbpjNG-OXQ==
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As to the BB's President's message, The IP says it is imperative that every unit president attend the delegates meeting. That's one way to bolster attendance.

I never received a March president's letter.
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No, I am referring to the monthly letter to the membership from the International President, it is separate from the Blue Beret.

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I haven't seen a president's message email since the February issue either.

I think he is referring to the president's column in the April Blue Beret which is now online at the link below.

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=9zuqas...6eBbpjNG-OXQ==
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The "he" I was referring to in my post was HowieE. Sorry I did not make myself adequately clear.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:52 PM   #84
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I received a reply from Cindy Reed this morning about Norm Beu's monthly letter. There has been no letter since February 7, 2011.

Mystery solved.

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