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On Thu, 8 Jan 98 19:56:26 -0600 "Hal Schmidt"
<Harold.J.Schmidt-1 at tc_umn.edu> writes:
>Date: Tue, Jan 6, 1998 8:59 AM
>To: bockr at hd03_nichd.gov
>jdelong at nwifc_wa.gov, cdsharpf at wbdoner_com, robertrice at juno_com, 
>bgcajun at juno_com, dwight.moody at excite_com
>Dear Bob:
>I learned with dismay of the election results last night.  Robert Rice 
>has done 
>so much for NANFA putting us back on the right track, but his good 
>deeds cost 
>him a very great price personally.  I also must credit him in reviving 
>my faith 
>in this organization.  When I first encountered him, I was myself 
>still on the 
>BOD, but planning to leave NANFA for good because of direction we had 
>under the control of Bruce Gebhardt.  Yes, I found Robert to be 
>annoying, abrasive, and a loose cannon, but in 20 years with NANFA, I 
>have never
>known a member and later president to be more dedicated than him.  He 
>did bring 
>us back from the brink.  The tactics I have witnessed of this current 
>BOD is 
>what I would expect from my employer, not the friends I had made 
>during the last
>two years. This action, albeit legal under the by-laws, in my opinion 
>the lines of common decency and to someone we owe a debt we cannot 
>I place an extremely high value on loyalty and can no longer serve an 
>organization which does not.  I am submitting my resignation effective 
>1 March 
>1998 to provide time to find another membership coordinator and Darter 
>In the interim, I will continue at my duties with the same dedication 
>commitment as before.  
>Konrad Schmidt
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