Re: Forum Issue?



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 overall.


Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

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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 input
based I what I have seen from feedback
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 bandwidth
and I will listen for one or two more rounds


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On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:25 PM Ria, N2RJ <rjairam@...> wrote:
We do not govern staff directly.

We set policy and the CEO is responsible for implementation. He then
delegates to department managers who then delegate to staff.

Ria, N2RJ

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:34 PM Steven Rutledge
<steven.t.rutledge@...> wrote:
> 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 problem????????????
> W0MU
> 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 management incompetence.
> + 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!
>          73,
>                Dave, AA6YQ

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