Re: Getting to Consensus
I think a dedicated meeting by interested members or an appointed
The presidential election process has been corrupted according toJohn, respectfully (as you said you'd prefer that over friendly):
You can't have it both ways. If you want things done "to the letter"
according to the by-laws, then you have no business talking to Parks
about anything. You're not the President, nor are you the Greenskeeper.
As I said before, you (as a private citizen) have every right to talk
to Parks, but the moment the words "club" or "WDGC" escape your lips
in those talks, you are 'bending' the letter of the club by-laws, of
which you are a member.
Further, YOU suggested, at the November meeting, moving the vote for
club President to December, and a vote of attending members agreed to
do so. If a simple vote of the membership can do that, then a simple
vote of the membership can also allow additional candidacies, and other
changes. And even arguing against that, there's nothing that says
there can't be "write-in" candidates.
And regarding your comments on Willamette stuff in your first paragraph
above, the club showed minimal interest in a "Willamette make-over"
in the recent 2013 Priorities vote. The club, by a large majority,
showed no interest in "addressing [your] Willamette concerns," but
rather (by a vast majority) wanted three priorities for the coming year:
1) Concrete tees at Adair
2) A new course
3) New signage at Willamette
The subject of your post was "Getting to Consensus." That IS the
consensus. Maybe not the one YOU wanted to get to, but c'est la vie.
So either the by laws are invalid or the process stands corrupted andI'm not sure what you're trying to say by, "One candidate, one office,"
so I'll ignore that part. But we're a small group, and flexibility
and reasonableness has to be part of how we operate. If you really
want to force the issue, fine, but you'll need to get a majority of
the club to go along with you, which is essentially what this election
is about. I'd say if you get elected, then the club has demonstrated
that they agree that we need stricter application of the by-laws (and
perhaps a complete rewrite thereof, headed up by the new club President).
If you don't get elected, then I guess it says something else.
Either way, I'm (thankfully) soon done with it.
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