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In response to your question:
In short, to get the pulse of a segment of the membership.
Each elected, and even most appointed position holders need to
understand the concerns and perhaps the "temperature" of the other
members and do what is reasonable to address any negativity, even
if only through the example of how they conduct themselves.
Another idea might be to determine the SM of a person with a
concern (gripe) and forward the communication to their SM and a
relevant staffer as appropriate with a suggestion of how they
might be able to address the matter. Not everyone can be in all
places at one time, but if you spot an awards issue, or another
issues from a member, then it wouldn't hurt to alert a colleague
as to a concern of their constituent member.
I have no elected position in the ARRL, but I have alerted SECs,
SMs, Directors, officers and even the CEO, as appropriate, of
situations along with a constructive suggestion or two. We are
all stewards of this organization and if everyone constructively
pitches in to address another member's concern, then we'll all be
better off. The effective thing to do is to be constructive, and
not just join the "pitch fork and torch chorus". :-)
Thanks for all you do on behalf of the NTX Section and the League
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
On 29-Jul-21 06:46 PM, Steven Lott
Smith KG5VK ARRL NTX SM wrote:
Someone could possibly
convince me to not Un subscribe to this Group, or not :)
Why am I considering
Unsubscribe, because it is obvious I am only hear to listen
as an SM has no meaningful
based I what I have seen
members only want addressed
by Directors or ARRL Staff
in the last thread that I
chose to Mute myself out of
I feel I should only
contribute where it is useful
Apologies for the wasted
and I will listen for one or two more rounds
On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:25
PM Ria, N2RJ <rjairam@...
do not govern staff directly.
We set policy and the CEO is responsible for implementation.
delegates to department managers who then delegate to staff.
On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:34 PM Steven Rutledge
> Probably a huge gap between the directors and the paid
staff. ARRL staff probably goes about their business with
little interaction of BOD. Probably not intentional, I hope,
but who knows. In a perfect world, the paid employees would
have a plan, set by the BOD, and implement that plan. There
seems to be a disconnect, doesn't there?
> Steve, N4JQQ
> On 7/28/2021 9:51 PM, W0MU wrote:
> It seems like some directors live in an different world
of the ARRL than the members. Could this be a
> On 7/28/2021 8:13 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
> + AA6YQ comments below
> 90 percent of all fire ground incidents are because of
comm issues. Similar numbers for corporate problems. People
have a hard time communicating clearly and effectively.
> + This was not a "comm issue". ARRL employee David Isgur
was assigned the ownership of the new "open to everyone"
online groups when the "Communications with Members" Committee
was disbanded by the Board of Directors. His responsibilities
included informing new Directors of the existence of these
groups, and encouraging ARRL Directors, Executives, Managers,
and Staff to actively participate in them. Mr. Isgur left the
ARRL sometime after the Committee was disbanded. Either no one
from the ARRL debriefed him to understand his
responsibilities, or he was debriefed but his responsibilities
were not assigned one or more ARRL staff members, or the ARRL
staff members to whom his responsibilities were assigned have
failed to execute them; whichever, a tour-de-force of
> + And it's so nice to have an un-informed Director blame
the volunteers who created and moderate the new groups without
having lifted a finger to first understand the situation. The
ARRL has more competent volunteers than it knows what to do
with, and so can afford to demotivate them without thinking
about it. Well done, sir!
> Dave, AA6YQ