Opinion: The ARRL By-laws Need Changin’

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. K3BR

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    Gentlemen: Shall we begin to form Committees of Safety, Correspondence, and Observation????
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  2. AE7XG

    AE7XG Ham Member QRZ Page

    You are not wrong in your thoughts, this is A Republic is it not? I am all for open forums ,
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  3. AE7XG

    AE7XG Ham Member QRZ Page

    We all ready hove those. You just posted in one .
  4. N3HWH

    N3HWH XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Fred, AA7BQ agree 100%.
  5. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I don't think I am crazy about open meetings. What would happen there would be to turn a group of largely cooperative people into politicians - each trying to out 'grandstand' the other. What we want is a group that makes reasoned decisions, not a bunch of politicians. And there are situations where the League has decided to act for what they believe is the best interest of the members, even though it conflicts with the wishes of many. It isn't a democracy, and was never intended to be one - these Directors are our representatives, not our puppets.

    Want better representation? Do you even know your Director? Have you made an effort to share your opinion with him?

    I will make my own proposal based on the way that my Director many years ago did it. I propose that each Director receive a small budget for the purpose of holding one or more meetings in their Division each year. These meetings to be attended by representatives elected by the ARRL-affiliated clubs in the Division. At the meeting, the Director should take suggestions for items that will be taken to the next board meeting, and those suggestions will be voted on. The vote is non-binding on the Director.

    That system worked well. The reps to the meetings would go back to their clubs and discuss what was voted on, and hopefully, some of the arguments for or against the proposals. One of the items that was adopted was to have ARRL consider a no-code license.

    Otherwise, I see no problem with the proposals.
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  6. AA1PR

    AA1PR Ham Member QRZ Page

    sadly the ARRL has never listened to its members and I dont feel like they will start soon
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  7. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tried and failed. They aren't allowed to talk to me. Code of Conduct, etc.
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  8. K1LKP

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  9. K5VPC

    K5VPC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ - REF. The ARRL By-laws Need Changin’

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
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  10. N4KCD

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    Well, I decided to get a life membership here on QRZ than with the ARRL. Fred's editorial proved to me that I made the correct decision. I have received more value here on the "Zed" than I have from the "league". I have serious questions with the things going on and have for a while.

    I can attest that the league has been more about itself than the membership for a long time.
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