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NFC: Nominations, Two.


How easily though are slighted :)

The deadline is just that a deadline. If You (who normaly is a stickler
for the rules) are allowed to enter the race after the deadline what
would I then say to the non email list members who may or may not  be
interested running about deadlines. They dont count ? They only matter if
it suits you ? It only matters if It does not offend Chris and his
untarned reputation ? Im sorry your feelings are hurt, but I handled it
as it should be handled. We should follow the rules we set up as best we
can.Simple as that. 

There was a several Week window in wich to nominate yourself. So
insulting me won't shift the blame. You chose not to nominate yourself
until after the deadline. No one forced you to wait until after the
deadline of Feb 28.

Im sorry your feelings are hurt. Good luck to you


On 07 Mar 2002 15:57:21 -0500 Chris Hedemark <chris at yonderway_com>
> Good afternoon folks.  It's the oversight police again.
> On Thu, 2002-02-28 at 20:26, Joshua Wiegert wrote:
> > This is a present up-date as to who is running.....  This is the 
> last day to
> > e-mail any nominations, so GET THEM OUT NOW. :)
> This made a lot of sense until you add the numbers:
> > Nominated and Accepted.
> > Robert Rice, President (still only presidential candidate. 
> Everyone else for
> > the board.)
> > Paul Sachs
> > Konrad Schmidt
> > Luke McClurg
> That gives you four people running for the board out of five open 
> slots
> (three officers, two alternates)
> > Nominated and not YET accepted -- please contact me as to whether 
> or not
> > you're going to.
> > Sajjad Lateef
> > Joe T.
> Sajjad has since declined.  So now it will be quite impossible to 
> fill
> the five seats with the current lineup, even if Joe runs.
> Believe it or not, I do want to help.  I wrote to Josh, and offered 
> my
> own time for the next round of elections.  I had no illusions that 
> the
> majority of people listed above would elect me into one of the 
> officer
> positions but I'd at least be willing to sit in as an alternate in 
> case
> we lose another officer like we did with our treasurer.
> Josh is a very reasonable guy, IMHO, but he felt he couldn't make 
> the
> decision on his own.  He went back to RR and asked if my name should 
> be
> included on the ballot.  Our president said "no".
> It's not like the ballot has gone out or anything.  And it's not 
> like
> there are already enough names to fill the available seats.  I 
> honestly
> think if it were anyone else stepping forward, that they would have 
> been
> included on the ballot.  Instead, Mr. Rice would rather *appoint* 
> the
> two alternates to the BOD.
> After the last bit of controversy that surrounded the mismanagement 
> of
> our club, I was disappointed in Mr. Rice's handling of the matter 
> but
> satisfied that he would try to fix the situation.  Now I am not so
> sure.  This, my fellow fish heads, is an example of politics at 
> work. 
> Instead of accepting a volunteer into an alternate position in the 
> BOD,
> Mr. Rice instead decided to silently decline my offer and allow the
> ballots to go out with one or two fewer names on them than their 
> were
> seats available.  In other words, there will not be an election, 
> Mr.
> Rice will be your president for the next three years by default, and 
> the
> three people that have accepted nominations will be your officers.
> I think it would have been appropriate for Mr. Rice to at least 
> consult
> the general membership before flatly declining any sort of 
> competition
> on the ballot.
> Yes, my offer came in a few days late.  I wasn't even going to put 
> my
> name in until I noticed the names of nominees numbered fewer than 
> the
> number of BOD positions.
> The NFC ended the year 2001 learning of secrets hidden by our 
> officers. 
> The NFC is going into 2002 (and the next three years) with dirty 
> hands
> at the helm again.
> I do not wish to be a part of such an organization.  Association 
> with it
> tarnishes my good name.  Please remove me from the roster, and 
> terminate
> my membership.
> -- 
> ***********************************************************
> | Rev. Chris Hedemark, DD
> | Hillsborough, NC
> | http://yonderway.com
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> ***********************************************************

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