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Re: [Killietalk] AKA - Whas Up!
For the most part I have to agree with the Captain. Why is there no
annual report published or presented, or available at the AKA site?
Why can't we know how the regions voted? Surly that is an easy
bit of information to retrieve. Why are the workings of the BOT
forever shrouded in secrecy or behind the scenes manipulations?
Barry stated he thinks "an excellent slate of candidates" was elected
to the BOT. How is it he knows and most of the rest of us are wondering?
Perhaps it is time to do as they do in real politics; appoint an independent
council to find out what is going on. When ever questions are raised we
are quickly reminded that this is an "all volunteer" organization and as
such we should just accept the status quo and be grateful for their efforts.
I do appreciate volunteerism, but I can't understand why accountability
can't be reconciled with volunteerism.
While I find the "chairman's message" entertaining and news worthy in it's
folksy style, it certainly is not a report one would expect from on
of the AKA's stature; there is a total lack of hard data concerning any and
all facets of the club's financial status, goals, agendas etc.
There is an air of condescendence in how the membership is dealt with;
what we don't know can't hurt us?
I am sure that some people will take exception to any and all of this; that
is to be expected. However, I would still like to get the questions
----- Original Message -----
From: "Capt Morgan" <mort_ssbn630 at yahoo_com>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:19 PM
Subject: [Killietalk] AKA - Whas Up!
> I had the excerpt in the back of my mind. Anyway, you used the phrase
> precisely, no reason not to.
> Most organizations, especially periodicals, publish a full detailed
> statement, mainly so it's "Members" know what their subscriptions are
> supporting, and basically an overview of how things are going. Normally
> included in the statement is the current # of members; up, down, sideways
> etc., it's information, and good information is not a bad thing! :-)
> I think most AKA members would agree it takes more than the average
> person to cope in this hobby, and as such I would venture to say most of
> us have a "different" attitude. I would venture most would like to draw
> their own conclusions etc., and we use the word DATA , INPUT, and want
> facts and logic alot when referring to the fish. Yet when we start
> touching the "Administration" side of the hobby, the rules seem to change.
> More like "Trust me", "Follow me" "It's FINE, believe me" or those type of
> concerns the members don't need bother with, decisions that are instituted
> that possibly would go against the majority IF brought to the forefront.
> It's a fact, you can't micro friggin manage everthing, but there sure
> is room for improvement on disseminating information about the
> organization to the organization. If the past years accomplishments of the
> BOT were summed up as an animal, then next month would be pretty scary!
> Hopefully next year will be better.
> One thing was brought up to me awhile back, which I thought was an
> excellent idea, and that was, a sort of roll-call as to what the issues
> were being brought up for vote to members of the BOT and how each voted.
> If in fact each represents a region, and comes times for election or
> re-election, might be a bit more meaningful.
> Ah, now I feel better. Now I'm am one with the Postmaster !
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