ARRL Affiliated Contest Clubs criticize BOD actions

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Jan 9, 2018.

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  1. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Especially since QST went cheapo and only prints the top few scores now, the advent of online claimed score websites like and ClubLog Leaderboards has made submitting contest logs redundant.

    Okay, except to weed out the cheaters, but they're just twisted losers anyway, and that could be done by others too. If whole clubs got together and boycotted submitting logs to the ARRL in major events, the value of the truncated published results would be nearly zilch.

    I'm pretty sure some club or other third party might take over publishing achievement awards too; PDF files for your own printing.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
  2. N2SUB

    N2SUB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here, here, however, if the changes get passed next Tuesday, part of the wording is:

    "The duty of loyalty means that the Board member must act in the best interests of the corporation and its mission, rather than in the
    Board member’s own interest or in the interest of another person or entity."

    Your director is required to vote in the best interest of the "corporation" (The ARRL) or risk censure, removal, or ejection. Since the CEO will, if passed, have a vote, anyone who votes contrary to him will not be voting in the best interest of the corporation. Basically, your director, no matter who it is, is just a "yes man". Which begs the question, "Why would anyone want that job?". There will be absolutely no oversight by the membership, but they will gladly accept your dues to forward their own agenda.

    Maybe I'm make the call:
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  3. K6DDJ

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    That's the way it is supposed to be but from the flowing data on all the forums, it looks like it is otherwise. We shall all see in a very short time now.
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  4. N9LCD

    N9LCD Ham Member QRZ Page

    First, I AM NOT a League member.

    Second, I DO NOT do "any" business with the League -- subscriptions, awards, certificates etc.

    I have a BS & an MBA in Finance. I worked twenty years in and around banks and another twenty years in asset management / investments.

    I've had training in fraud detection, investigation & prevention.

    There is a HUGH difference between "PROFITABILITY" and "CASH FLOW".

    PROFITABILITY: After paying all the bills for doing business, the business has a cash surplus.

    POSITIVE CASH FLOW: Profits (or loss) plus amortization of prepaid expenses. This is how much cash the business has generated to finance itself -- additions to fixed assets, prepaid expenses -- primarily insurance, etc.

    In a "for profit" business, depreciation is added back to determine cash flow. Since the League is a non-profit 501(c)3, they don't take depreciation in determining their cash flow.

    It is possible for a profitable business to fail if they DO NOT generate enough cash and can't finance their negative cash flow.

    I welcome the opportunity to review & analyze the League's balance sheet & profit-loss statements. If anybody has the two most recent statements, please email them to me and I'll analyze them.

    Jerry Brumm

    PS: If they're "cooking the books", I have a good idea where it'll show up!!!
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  5. N0GB

    N0GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    YUP noticed that as well. If the ARRL isn't about the American Radio Amateur what are they about? As a 401C3 they are definitely a non profit corporation. But as you suggested, what is the corporations purpose if not representing the best interest of all radio amateurs. Particularly in the light of the fact that the ARRL is the Secretary of the IARC. I guess it's "by the corporation for the corporation" now...
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  6. N0GB

    N0GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    My point exactly! Now I will not make you suffer under the illusion I am a genius or anything but shouldn't a simple search on the actual ARRL website handily uncover the current board members? IDK, maybe an oversight, maybe not... food for thought.
  7. KM4LKC

    KM4LKC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It certainly wasn't hard to find the latest financial reports.....
  8. N7WR

    N7WR Subscriber QRZ Page

    What the CEO is attempting, in concert with a minority of power grabbing Directors, is control. That is not the way the League has worked nor is it the way the League should work
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  9. N4KCD

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    "Swamp needs drained"
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  10. WR3V

    WR3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    How much of all of our diatribe will even get through to the powers that be is debatable. Over on eHam nary a hint of this discussion exists. Sometimes I think we are just voices in the wilderness. The League is so self centered that they probably could care less what is discussed here. Sad. 170,000 members times $49 equals $8,330,00 per year, so how could there possibly be a cash flow problem, that only a corporate guy like Gallagher could solve. Buy cheaper toilet paper for the Newington privies, but don't cheapen up the magazine.
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