Re: [RC] [RC] Proposed Bylaws - Magnumsmom
These changes have been announced, discussed, available
on Ridecamp and up on internet since April. John Parke
provides a great dual vision of the old vs new on the
aerc.org website for those who bothered to go read them.
They are posted right out in the open (as opposed to
being posted on the bottom of the filing cabinet behind
the locked door with the sign that reads "Beware of the
Tiger"... to mis-quote Doug Adams).
Earlier this year the cry was that the BOD does not keep
us up to date with all the changes. The fact that these
have been up and available for most of the year is proof
that any previous lack of information as been corrected.
I am embarassed for Ridecamp right now. I've been guilty
last Spring of being a last minute screamer prior to the
AERC convention (which I didn't get to AGAIN this year),
and I've got to share what I learned. If you don't know
what all is going on with your BOD, don't assume that
a quote on Ridecamp taken out of context is reality.
I see this kind of thing as the reason Ridecamp gets such
a bad rap from people in the AERC who are actually trying
to accomplish something.
Have you gone and read through the bylaws provided? If so,
you would have already known that it is only the word
"family" that is going away in the membership changes.
As for the voting membership, well, it's been posted out
in the open and explained for ***MONTHS***. Why bother
with it now if it didn't bother you before? Read through
all the changes that are needed and then come back and
explain why you would vote against the by-laws now just
because you didn't bother to discuss one point with your
BOD before general meeting, let alone before the ballots
were printed and sent out.
Since you didn't bother with reading the Bylaw changes
before now, and since you agree that the changes in
general are good, you should start working on the changes
for next year to address your issue as opposed to trying
to shoot down the whole kit-n-kaboodle and bad mouthing
our BOD yet again. There are other options, you know.
I'm truly embarassed for Ridecamp today.
in Santa Fe, NM
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