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Re: Bill Ress - N6GHz - - - AMSAT Board Candidate

On 17 Jul 2008 at 14:00, Bill Ress wrote:

Music to my ears!

> The current dialog on the AMSAT-bb clearly indicates member
> dissatisfaction with AMSAT leadership on various levels. Well, now you
> have the chance to voice your concerns through your votes!!

> I´m disappointed with AMSAT´s
> lack of visible progress on a viable and sustainable satellite program,
> and with the lack of adequate communication and accountability. The
> engineering efforts are in a state of disarray.

>The vision statement has long been outdated.

> Perhaps their long-term membership on the
> board led to inaction and complacency, which clouded judgments and
> prevented critical decisions from being made. 

> AMSAT is at a critical crossroad right now brought on by ever increasing
> launch costs, lack of leadership and an unclear vision. I know the
> leadership has finally recognized this and is making a serious effort to
> address burning issues.

> The AMSAT-bb is a great medium for communication, and I´m very keen on
> open lines of communication. 

> To put this recurring criticism of "poor communications" to rest, we
> need to keep our web site active and current. If that doesn´t happen
> very soon, I would encourage the leadership to use the AMSAT-bb, or
> perhaps a "blog" to keep members informed.

I wish you good luck and you surely will get my vote but as i cannot vote i just hope the actual membership will have the wisdom to see 
where the light is?


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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