ARRL Affiliated Contest Clubs criticize BOD actions

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

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  1. N9LCD

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    K7JOE / Joe:


    I've been involved with TOO MANY 501(c)3's that didn't have term limits. It got to the point where, if you wanted to offer input or discuss a decision, the person(s) responsible would take it personally.

    And, of course, they'd say "If you could do better, do it!" But they'd NEVER LET SOMEBODY ELSE DO IT.

    A lot of 501(c)3's have a policy: a period to observe / learn; a period to do; and a period to guide / teach. And YOU'RE OUT!

    For the League, I think a 1-2-1 year or, at most, a 2-2-2 year program would be appropriate.

    After all, sooner or later, the directors are ready to go on to badder --- er, better --- things.
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  2. WA3DOG

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    80 grit sheets would work fine and clean their minds a little!
  3. W0PV

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    This just appeared in my email today. CQ, The Radio Amateurs Journal, weighs in again. Some mighty powerful assertions,
    "A CQ White Paper Follow-Up…
    ARRL: "We Have Met the Enemy … and He Is Us"

    In our previous white paper on secrecy and censure at the ARRL, we asked "What is the ARRL So Afraid Of?" The answer is becoming disturbingly clear. The League's top leadership appears to be afraid of at least some members of its own board of directors, or to quote cartoonist Walt Kelly's Pogo Possum, "We have met the enemy … and he is us."

    Proposed changes to the ARRL's Articles of Association and By-Laws, scheduled to be considered by the board later this month, appear to focus largely on tightening control over who may serve on the board of directors and impose Draconian sanctions on board members and officers who stray from the "party line." We find these proposals worrisome and feel they are inappropriate for a membership organization. Even more disturbing is a statement by the League's CEO that it's improper for the members to have seen these proposed changes before the board has had an opportunity to discuss and vote on them. ... "

    Read the entire statement at this link,

    73, John, WØPV
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
  4. WR3V

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    They should pen a white paper on their fraudulent business practices. They keep more secrets than the ARRL. At least the League will give you an arrogant answer.
  5. W0PV

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    Perhaps it takes one (CQ) to know one (ARRL) ? ;)

    However, League leadership owes a lot more in return then just a magazine. Not just for the dues, but for all the volunteer labor, the stewarding of donations, and the intangible pride in membership they pitch.

    73, John, WØPV
  6. W0AAT

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    and why I dropped membership 6 years ago! It had started then!
  7. NA4IT

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    Here's my opinion, you can make it your own.
    Years ago, when the ARRL decided that amateurs who wanted to be involved in EMCOMM need to start paying the League for classes that weren't approved by local EMAs and were plagiarized from other free EMCOMM courses, proved to me the league is not interested in the lowly amateur radio operator, but only in the money they can extract from their wallets. Also, QST is an absolute joke of a magazine. Nothing but ads, and if there is a project, only an electronics engineer could build it, if he had the money. I canceled my membership long ago.

    The only way you will get the ARRL to listen is through their pocketbook... quit renewing your membership. Maybe when it folds, there will be a true national amateur radio organization formed that cares about amateur radio as a hobby and a service.
    WA8JXM, K7JOE and KK8MM like this.
  8. KF7LF

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    I worked at the section level for years and was a Diamond Club ARRL experience has been less than acceptable since Mr. Gallagher took over operations at HQ. Letters were written expressing problems and asking for assistance...all communication was ignored. My dollars and I are voting this year...renewal not!
  9. KT4NR

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  10. K3FHP

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    Because not all members pay $40. Many are life members who paid long ago or family members who pay substantially less.

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