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In response to Steve Shaw Heidi
In a message dated 98-10-27 13:22:52 EST, email@example.com writes:
understand what Heidi is talking about. But why not have four
"expect" to make up the team and the two that are available are
the ones chosen by the public and races. >>
not? Why do it? Why make the extra effort to "name" a
group that in all
likelihood will not be the four that become the team once
you get there?
Seems like a lot of wasted effort, and also makes it that much
something happens to one of your "chosen" four and the
team vet and chef have
to explain why they are being bumped. I think
people are trying to make this
whole process a lot more complicated than it
The determination of the National Team should
not be a matter of expediency and
simplicity, but a subject of fairness and
participation. If you want the Endurance Community
to fully embrace the Team as "Their
Team" and provide the financial support that is
so badly needed, you have to open the doors for more direct input and
I do not see a problem with the selection
committee, the team vet or
the Chef d'Equipe providing explanations. If
they are representing the dues paying
members they should be accountable for their
actions. And, for what I have
seen, non of them seems to have a problem
defending their decision criteria.
So long as there is a subjective selection
process there must be explanations and
accountability for the actions taken so that the
members can take the proper
decisions at the time of elections. Supposedly
that is how the Democratic
Process works. It all has to start with full
disclosure of the actions taken, the
reasons for those actions
and the voting records of all involved.
The bottom line is that there are problems with
our current Modus Operandi.
Heidi has one point of view, Tony has his , Rick
has his and I have mine. At
some point we are going to have to face this ,
openly discuss it,
put the decision to the vote of the membership
and bring them all onboard
to work towards a common goal. It is not a
matter that if you want to get involved
you have to be elected, it is the responsibility
of those representative to
recruit the involvement, opinion and
participation of their constituency and
implement their wishes.
If we want a simple system, then we should have a Run-off for
In this case the only ones accountable will be the riders,
there will be no
explanations necessary and there will be no arguing
about the results.
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