|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: Charter Issues
|Ruben Safir wrote:
> But aside from all that, as a matter of reflection, I originally wante
> toget this charter done quickly and not lose momentum, and instead it
> has dragged on and on to the point where a lot of the parties have
> just tuned out. Then a lawyer showed up last meeting and the
> direction of the board executives, has shifted from direct election to
> appointment by an elected general board, which IMO, puts a huge dent
> in the ability for future groups or individuals to be represented in
> NYLUG. As they want it, an opposition would have to sustain nearly a
> decade of opposition before a real change would come to the operating
> officers. But they knew what they wanted going into the last meeting
> and a lawyer was there to support the position.
> Regardless, if they only have Peter, Brian, Sunny, Rob and Brian show
> up, and a lawyer, I'm not serving any purpose chairing. I don't know
> what happened to Mark and Kevin and Jeremy and Baruch and Hanna and
> Ron and Chris et al.
> I'm just feeling exhausted. I've tilted at these windmills for many
> years, and I'm just tired.
I've had personal issues and I wasn't kidding when I said the coup
members make me physically sick to be around.
But I also predicted this was the only way things were going to end.
Not really hard once you've gotten slimed by the true character of the
people responsible. And now, as before, I don't see how you can stop
it. I speak only for only myself here, but it seems pointless to expect
people who've done what they've done to allow what they've stolen to
slip from their grasp or to do the right thing. They're simply not
going to let that happen.
Our Canonical Community Rep and coup member Mark Russell,
community-minded fellow that he is, recently said allowing existing
NYLUG members to keep their membership would only be appeasement toward
me. So what do you expect?