If there was an alternative organization that would represent the interests of all amateur radio interests, would you join? What is your interest? What would you want out of such a group? Personally, I think the best part of ham radio, other than talking to many friends around the world, is the social opportunities to get together and enjoy the war stories, experiences, and camraderie. I also see the true heroes of our hobby working in the trenches during emergencies and disasters. I have yet to see one of our "famous" contesters show up in a public service function. I watched a very hateful saga unfold the past few months, resulting in or Division Director being elected by the board, instead of the 13,000 Division members.I watched how manipulative some groups get, even spending thousands of dollars in order to get their candidate elected.(?) I saw the apathy of the vast majority of ARRL members exhibited by their lack of interest in change. I look forward to you comments.