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Re: [Killietalk] Summer convention issues
You put 2 big issues on the table and you're right on. We talk
about attracting potential AKAers but we hold the convention on a
date that for a lot of families is impractical because of school,
room rates higher, and fares higher, etc. And we don't change
because of TRADITION. Methinks we are like a lot of organizations
where the base membership is growing older and change has become
anathema. Tradition does not always mean stability as witness the
membership decline we are currently experiencing and just might be
the real reason for declining participation in the Annual doings. As
Karl stated; LOYALTY and, I might add, HONESTY is what is needed.
At 10:07 AM 4/1/2007, you wrote:
>Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 11:06:20 -0400
>From: "karl doering" <kilikarl at bignet_net>
>Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Summer convention issues
>To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
>Hear are the pluses #1 If your driving less traffic coming & going ( not a
>Holiday) #2 airports less crowed( not a Holiday)#3 room rates would be
>less( not a Holiday) #4 young potential future AKAers out of school. Tom
>TRADITION is bull Its LOYALTY is what your looking for. You build it & they
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "lee Van Hyfte" <littleleeper23 at hotmail_com>
>To: <killietalk at aka_org>
>Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 10:30 AM
>Subject: [Killietalk] Summer convention issues
> > Hi Yall,
> > Love the ribbing by the way!
> > You know if this is some actual serious talk here. It is not impossible
> > to
> > have go through the appropriate channels and have it show up on a AKA wide
> > survey. That is part of what the annual survey is for. This kind of
> > change
> > takes time!!!!! at earliest 2009 or 2010!!
> > I like Allan's comments. Family time is family time. Exposing our
> > children
> > to Killies at an impressionable age can and will entice the next
> > generation.
> > How many people are unable to go because of extended and close family
> > graduating high school. Think about it!! Love of fish can only go so
> > far.
> > When it comes to having to skip a graduation for fish. That could and
> > would
> > be life threatening when it comes down to the WIFE!!.
> > Not to mention I had to sell my soul to the devil just to make it to the
> > national this year. I am a RN in cardiac care, do you have any clue as to
> > how hard it is to get a holiday weekend off. ANY OTHER DAY WOULD BE OK
> > not
> > holidays. Personally, I would go to every national but it is not
> > possible!!
> > This one is close and at WAKO.
> > This AKA national will be a BIG ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Midwest nationals
> > always are. NO OFFENCE it is half way for many and dead center for MOST!!
> > God Bless, Lee <><
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