The conclusion seems to be that their are only three ways to really effect any change:
1. By changing the bylaws
2. By changing the attitude of the present BOD Members
3. By commencing some type of legal action
The bylaw route requires at least 30% of the members.
The BOD route requires new members to be voted to the Board. Too late for this year and realistically an almost impossible task.
Legal action seems to be the most viable option, but I've raised that possibility several times in the past with no response.
That leaves us with the quote from the rental car girl in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
If the current leaders have truly seen the light, let them reopen the bylaws thread and do an honest, open and fair re-examination by all.
Regions could also succeed and break away from the National club which I know HAS been talked about in many regions. I believe the Oregon Club has already done this.
Local union sends out the monthly newsletter (more of a book) to the members and on page three is the balance sheet.
That is one thing they should have had on the site for any paid member to see. Yes you can still BS it, but that will be difficult to do monthly before someone questions it and at least it is available BS'ed or not.
I believe that the most recent bylaw rewrite allows the BoD to change them and not the 30% member vote.
Also - I don't think this is gonna blow over. Too many folks that supported the current admin have been burned too badly. Loyalty is gone for those folks.
You are correct. The board can pretty much do as they please. The 30% requirement is what the general members would need to make any changes. It will NOT blow over. If the existing board can't be swayed to redo the bylaws, the outsider (30%) approach is the only option.
Lee has lawyered up and things have gotten more complicated.
But real changes are coming. Good honest people are at work.
As I've said before, these guys have done something terrible IMO. That is why they have been so reluctant to give up power. A new administration might discover what they've done and send them all to jail.
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