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Old 10-10-2005, 09:53 AM   #51
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Bob, I enjoy the MAAC newsletter, but with copies apparently being thrown away without being read, and people on these forums talking about money, MAAC's lack of it, and how to make MAAC better, I see this as a viable, and liveable option.

Again, this is just an idea. MAAC may be able to print 4 issues instead of 6, which would satisfy your concerns, and still save a potential $20 000 + per year. There are other ways MAAC can make or save money, but all I've read so far are people pointing fingers, with no one putting anything new down...and if someone did, then I am sorry I missed that thread.

Again, these are just ideas, and seeing as how this topic has apparently been around for a while, I wonder what MAAC can do.

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Old 10-11-2005, 07:49 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by JimMcIntyre
Originally Posted by Hughes500E
I would like to see MAAC adopt new structure to the executive! Too many of the same guys doing to many things with little room for change!
No offense but respectfully, this is more of a criticism than a suggestion. Specifically what would this new structure look like, what are the "many things" and why do you see "little room for change"?

Further, from where I'm sitting, it's "the same guys" because no one else with enough credibility has volunteered to seize power. I presume this must be because of general apathy of the membership (no one get's voted in, just voted out), or majority satisfaction with the these "same guys"....
Jim, while apathy may be there, I think your comment re. "enough credibility" is likely as significant as anything else in deterring individuals from participating in running MAAC. I believe that most members recognize the requisite skill sets, & most members are unsure of their own ability in a significant business management role.
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:33 AM   #53
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I think we're in agreement. This is why I'm against limiting terms etc. There is only so much of this talent available and, more importantly, willing to step forward, especially with all the bashing they know they can expect....
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:27 AM   #54
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It would be nice if the executive let the COMMITTEES run that committee.

Example: IF there is a meeting that requires a person from THAT COMMITTEE to attend.

Someone from that committee should be asked if they can attend.

Then if a executive member wants to attend too FINE!!!

BUT the committee will never LEARN without attending the meeting on there forum if the EXECUTIVE does it all.

Another example: LET the committee elect the CHAIRPERSON.
NO committee should be chaired by the executive or (ZD) unless ELECTED by that committee, or NO ONE else wants the job.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #55
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I think you made your opinion on that quite clear already Palmer.

We get it.
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:46 PM   #56
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(GASP!!) Now I'm a Sharpie???

Man, that's funny...

It always comes out that the guys with the great ideas won't/don't run!

I guess I am now too old to take a young person's position on any of this stuff: I no longer get all that wired about stuff, thinking that I can Change the World. That would be the job of those much younger.

I would, however(just like others who have posted), remind readers that this is a hobby (HOBBY, right? HOBBY), and any of us can relate our cost of belonging to MAAC to our yearly expenditures, ie, my MAAC dues represent ~30% of my overall expenditures in my HOBBY.

As far as the politics, many years ago I read about the anatomy of a club/group/organisation, that designated various bones to the members involved, ie, the Headbones (did all the thinking), Backbones (did all the work) and the Knucklebones (knocked everything that the rest of the group/skeleton did. Some of you guys should look at your position in the skeleton, I sure did.

Other should look at whether they are hobbyists or lawyers: I spend a lot more time building and flying than I do trying to use politics to Get My way. Some of you guys should look at your position on that, too.

I will always be a modeller. End of Statement. Can't help it. Tried AA (Aeronautics Anonymous), took the 12-Step Program ("Tell us, Terry, what happened when you went into that hobby shop?"), all that. Even became allergic to balsa for awhile and tried foam

Through it all, there has been MAAC. I don't care what happens, as long as every member has input into this organisation, I know that it will do the best it can as a collective (wow, now there's a commie word), and spend our money wisely, and work to give each of us the best possible product for that money.

End of Rant, Firesuit On....
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Well said, Terry .... well said!
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What Terry said: couldn't have been put more succinctly.
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