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Re: Slate of Officers Issue BOD

It's refreshing to see an open discussion on the upcoming BOD elections 
on amsat-bb.  As others have pointed out, this IS a critical yearly 
happening within AMSAT and the vote of every member is important.

I for one would like to see from each candidate is a list what they 
perceive as the top five challenges AMSAT faces over the course of the 
next two years and how they plan to address those issues should they be 
elected to the board.

Far too many votes are cast on name recognition alone.  That's wrong 
folks.  We should be addressing issues and proposed solutions to those 
issues.  The standard candidate statements of the past have been little 
more than 'brag sheets' and have conveyed little useful information on 
the candidates goals, objectives, and and their approach to problem 

One thing I've noted already in this discussion is that our Board 
members and Officers are too busy to monitor this forum.   That's sad, 
really sad.  What better way to learn about and address the issues which 
concern our members.  If a person is too busy to participate in this 
forum then they are too busy to represent me!  Actively reading this 
forum and participating in the discussions is the only way our Board 
members and Officers can practice the time proven and very successful  
technique of 'Management by Walking Around and Listening (MBWAL).'

Please take time to vote when you receive your ballot.  Please take the 
time to read whatever statements each candidate issues....look a bit 
deeper than 'name recognition'.....look for folks aware of the critical 
issues facing the organization and their approach to addressing those 
issues.  Look for folks who are willing to invest the time to read this 
forum and openly address concerns of the membership.  What a person has 
done in the past is not as important as what a person will do in the 
future!  Learn a little about the candidates and then cast your vote.

To the candidates....regardless of if you choose to post information 
here or in the 'fact sheet' which accompanies the ballot, tell me what 
YOU see as the most critical issues facing AMSAT.  Tell me how you 
propose to address those issues.  Tell me how you are going to learn and 
follow the concerns of the membership now and in the future.

Regards -- Bruce

Bruce Rahn

Wisdom has two parts:
1.  having a lot to say; and
2.  not saying it!
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