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Re: BOT Openness
I am not a BOT member, but I can tell you that the BOT has indicated to me
that they would like to have more information regarding AKA programs and
initiatives on the members only area of the web site. I will institute this
as I rebuild the site on the new hosting company's servers. This will take
some time as I have to rebuild the online store, rebuild databases, as well
as redesign the look of the site. We will likely have a private list for
BOT members to discuss current business, and we anticipate an "Ask the BOT"
function, that will probably take the form of a form that members can use
to address specific questions to the BOT. We have to be careful about this,
because overwhelming the BOT members with e-correspondence will detract
from the time they can dedicate to AKA business.
A couple of years ago I tried to get an AKA internet committee formed and
had some volunteers. I never got it off the ground, because the day to day
responsibilities took enough that I didn't have the time to organize the
committee. My fault! However, as I move the site I could use some help.
From time to time I will post requests for same. Right now I could use
some input from someone experienced with using mySQL to serve databases
online. If you have that expertise and would like to volunteer, please
contact me off list.
At 08:52 AM 9/25/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I really don't concern myself much with the financial details of the AKA
>as I assume the Treasurer is bonded and the BOT members know the bills
>have to be paid. I would like to know what is board is considering and
>how candidates for open positions stand on those subjects. How many
>members actually know what the board is considering at any given time
>? If you don't know what is happening how can you give relevant input or
>even ask an intelligent question ? In these days of mailing lists and
>accessible web site it is a shame that this information is not
>disseminated openly and freely.
>Larry Botkin AKA 07801
>At 05:28 AM 9/25/02 -0400, you wrote:
>>Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:00:58 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: Joe Bulterman <jbulterman at yahoo_com>
>>Subject: Re: BOT openness
>>Let me politely ask, "Why should we call you"?
>>It's more efficient for you to communicate in writing to us
>>about what you are doing; what business you are proposing
>>and how you intend to vote. If I know what you are
>>proposing or how you intend to vote, I will communicate
>>with you using email to discuss my thoughts. If you really
>>wanted input on what was going on, a forum for that would
>>be created and that's the truth.
>>This form of communication would be truly revolutionary and
>>I don't expect the current BOT's collectively possess the
>>conscience to make this happen. But I hold out hope that
>>someday we will assemble a team to lead us the way forward.
>> And don't forget, I have some experience working with the
>>BOT's so I'm not speaking from a position of inexperience.
>>You might be surprised how much members would participate
>>if you made it efficient for us to do so.
>>- --- Catherine Carney <schmidtcarney at ecr_net> wrote:
>>> I'll second Edd's comments. I'm available at home and
>>> e-mail (the
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