ARRL Affiliated Contest Clubs criticize BOD actions

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  1. N0TZU

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    Perhaps, but it could also be the heavy briefcases of the attorneys. With no explanation there is less to go on for a complaint or a lawsuit. The same thing often happens when an employee is dismissed from a company.
     
  2. KK5JY

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    In far more places than ham radio.
     
  3. AE5GT

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    Come on, we past that point a while back , We're up to the Nuremburg Laws now. Sooner or later they'll be overrun by the "membership" .
     
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  4. W1YW

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    I have sent a cordial email to my Director requesting a vote to table the proposed changes at the 19 January board meeting. No malice, no angst, just a cordial request.

    73
    Chip W1YW
     
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  5. W1YW

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    Usually, it fails to go to a formal complaint and is settled through lawyers.
     
  6. KD6VXI

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    Every scenario, Yes. But not citing a single one opens it to the interpretation of the board, at that time.

    And the other language means nobody will be allowed to talk about why it happened, or even question it.

    --Shane
    KD6VXI
     
  7. AK9S

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    Is the definition found in Appendix A?

    If cause is not defined by ARRL, then it should have not been included in the amended language, as it opens the flood gates to limitless disingenuous interpretations for membership revocation. As written, it can be construed as a strategic word used to establish undue control.

    Unfortunately, the recent actions of the BoD involving Conflict of Interest does not instill confidence and demonstrates undue control against the best interests of the Membership.

    There is a right and a wrong way to get BoD objectives achieved...successful control strategies used by for-profit Corporations usually do not work well for non-profit organizations. In the end, the Membership are the ones financing the operation...and like Shareholders, they can slowly start pulling out ultimately destroying the organization.
     
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  8. NN3W

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  9. N9LCD

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    There is a valid reason for not specifically defining what constitutes "Conflict of Interest" or "Cause".

    The more specific you get in your definitions, the greater the opportunity the other guy has to argue:

    SINCE YOU DIDN'T SPECIFICALLY DEFINE WHAT I DID AS "CONFLICT OF INTEREST" (OR CAUSE), IT ISN'T!

    I learned that years ago from our Senior Executive Vice President and Senior General Counsel when I was still in banking.

    BTW, I've heard attorneys say that, one day, the U.S. Supreme Court may strike down DISORDERLY CONDUCT STATUTES as UNCONSTITUTIONAL VAGUE BECAUSE THEY GIVE TOO MUCH DISCRETION TO THE ARRESTING OFFICER.

    IOW: ANYTHING THE OFFICER DOESN'T LIKE IS "DISORDERLY CONDUCT"!
     
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  10. WD4HXG

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    And like the typical corporation a few at the top control the
    agenda with the new paradigm. Like the typical corporation
    a few individuals in the clique control the assets. Anyone with
    a differing opinion is told to eat their sandwich and shutup.
    Only now it is going to be codified so the executive does not
    have to tell you to shutup anymore, they can simply terminate
    your membership plus if you hold a position in the organization
    they can unilaterally dismiss you.

    Oh that share of stock you own, well at least in a real corporation
    you possess it, in the League you lease it on an annual basis.
    Really strange lashup they have.

    73

    Chuck
     
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