Thank you but my last post was not intended to visit the past but hopefully to move things toward the future. If anything good comes out of this thread I hope it is an understanding of the importance of our bylaws and what they represent and as such, if as Kay stated the prevailing attitude is one of frustration and not complacency, then those members will come forth and recognize how important their input is in the task of the bylaws committee. We have a long way to go and a short time to get there and now is the time and opportunity for this membership to make known and address any and all issues it feels need addressing. The dilemma faced by the committee is we have committed to presenting a revised set of bylaws to the membership at the 2010 annual meeting and have every intention of fulfilling that task. Without input or direction from the membership I fear many things which could otherwise be addressed will be missed. Further to those issues which are addressed may result in a feeling of resentment by virtue of having to remain as is.
As to the issue of the polls and the autonomy in voting I have asked that be changed and was told it could not be done with the existing program…..not my choice but my answer. None the less and not to sound brash but if someone does not feel strong enough on an issue to step up and vote on a poll what will they do when asked to vote on its implementation or rejection.
I don’t wish to offend anyone by saying this but if you will not stand up for what you believe then you deserve what you get.
With that last statement comes once again a plea to the membership to help themselves by helping this committee develop a revised set of bylaws that represent and address what is the will and intent of you the members and not sit back and complain when your needs are not served because you failed to express what they were when you had the chance.
Your input does matter and will be considered.
Please sign up and help this committee help you.
Bylaws Committee Chair