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View Poll Results: *****VOTE ON HOW THE DELAWARE CHAPTER IS ORGANIZED*****
I approve the recommendations submitted by glruff, Chapter Leader. 17 100.00%
I disapprove the recommendations, see my post below. 0 0%
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:32 PM
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Exclamation *****VOTE ON HOW THE DELAWARE CHAPTER IS ORGANIZED*****

My recommendation to the Delaware Chapter is to organize the chapter sort of like our state government, with the following leaders being elected annually by vote of the general membership.

Chapter Leader
Board Member--New Castle County
Board Member--Kent County
Board Member--Sussex County
Board Member--At Large

The Board would conduct the day to day business of the Chapter and report directly to the members any decisions made by the Board. Keeping the Board small will allow timely decision-making on matters concerning the Chapter.

Chapter Secretary--Will be appointed by the Chapter Leader from the Delaware Members. The Secretary should live in close proximity to the Chapter Leader so if necessary, face to face meetings can be held in a timely manner.

The Chapter Leader will vote on matters only in the case of a tie vote of the Board.

Three Board members will be considered the quorum necessary to conduct Chapter business. The Chapter Leader will count in the quorum total.

The Board can conduct Chapter business in person, by email, by pm, by instant messaging or any other means deem to be appropriate by the Chapter Leader.

The Board will NOT be empowered to obligate Chapter members, monetarily with out a majority vote of ALL Chapter members voting in any poll taken.

The Chapter Leader and/or Chapter Secretary will notify all Chapter members by email or pm of new polls posted in a thread on the Delaware Chapter that requires Chapter Members to vote on Chapter matters.

Polls submitted to the Chapter members will remain open for a seven(7) day period after which time the poll will be closed and the votes of the Chapter members will be tallied by the Chapter Leader, certified by the Board and reported to the Chapter members.

Only those threads posted by the Chapter Leader and/or the Chapter Secretary will be considered authorized by the Board. If a member would like a vote taken of the Chapter members, that request must be submitted to the Chapter Leader, the Chapter Secretary or any Board member to be discussed at the next scheduled Board meeting.

The Board, when organized, will have the opportunity to modify or change the procedures it will follow with approval of a majority of the Chapter members voting.

Keeping things as simple as possible will allow the Board to maintain the vitality and promote the growth of the Chapter.

These are my recommendations to get the business side of the Delaware Chapter moving along.

Feel free to agree or disagree, either way WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, the members of the Delaware Chapter.

Don't forget to vote, this poll will remain open for seven days only, at which time if a majority of those members voting approves, then elections for the Board seats will be conducted.

Thank you all for the support shown in getting our Chapter started.
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Holy smokes!

All I wanted to do was swap carbuerettors wicha....

*ROFL*

It sounds like a good working plan....

Now for the next question:

Where are you going to find that many live bodies?

'Nuther thought - unless you live at a corner of all those counties, your chap secretary might not represent any or all counties.
(Quote: Chapter Secretary--Will be appointed by the Chapter Leader from the Delaware Members. The Secretary should live in close proximity to the Chapter Leader so if necessary, face to face meetings can be held in a timely manner. )

I'd rethink that.... Telephones work well!

(Quote: The Board will NOT be empowered to obligate Chapter members, monetarily with out a majority vote of ALL Chapter members voting in any poll taken. )

The heck you will! I for one ain't spendin' a nickle unless I personally want to...

Do you see the flaws inherent in modelling after a system everyone hates anyway?

Just keep it simple - that really DOES work.

Come to think on it - I WITHDRAW MY VOTE based on it being under-informed until I read down further.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:36 PM
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Dutch it is my feeling that the Chapter Secretary will be the Chapter Leader's right hand man. Like the lt. governor is to the govenor, an assistant coach to the head coach, etc.

Since that person is appointed by the Chapter Leader, I feel certain that the Chapter Leader will pick a person who lives close to him.

The person I have in mind, if he accepts lives with one mile of me, and it will be very convenient to meet with the Chapter Secretary.

The Chapter Secretary does not vote on Board matters because it is an appointed position.

Regarding your comment on any monetary matters, that is why a vote of ALL members will be taken to approve any measures concerning monetary issues. Of course, you can choose to support or not support by voting on those issues. If the majority of the members vote for, then the choice is up to the individual member to support the chapter or not.

I hope this clarifies some of your concerns.

PM me if you have any further comments or concerns or email if that is more convenient for you.

Thanks for your opinion.
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VOTES ON SUCH ALWAYS INCLUDE SOMEONE WHO CAN"T AFFORD IT. Far as that goes - those who for reasons involving basic principles will not go along with it...

NO BODY external of FTE or pertaining to it should charge for any portion of membership! On the day they do - I will abstain from any further contact or input to that part.

I support FTE. My chapter (home) charges NOTHING! And never will.

The secretary - being a primary chapter function should also be SUBJECT TO A VOTE.

Same as chapter leader.

Or is this Watergate, all over again?

Be open and above board George - you'll never regret it.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:11 PM
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Greywolf I TAKE OFFENSE TO YOUR ACCUSATIONS:
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Or is this Watergate, all over again?
Be open and above board George - you'll never regret it.
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You obviously are trying to impose your unjustified opinions on how you want to interpret the proposal as stated in my post. You can read and interpret anything you want. It's your prerogative in our democratic society.

We will see if the Delaware Chapter members thinks your opinions have merit or not. I am sure that if they feel the way you do they will not vote to approve the proposal.

If they do approve, then obviously they did not read the same post that you seem to think you read.

If any of the members believe that I have been anything less than "above board", then let them speak up here and now.

Perhaps you have had a bad experience with your home chapter, and that is why you have posted what you did.

I repeat, I do not appreciate being accused of being less than "open and above board".

Let the Delaware Chapter members be heard.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:17 PM
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As you requested in your post Greywolf, your vote in favor of the proposal will not be counted. It's your prerogative in our democratic society.
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I also take offense...This is all being put to a vote..and we(the DE chapter) will decide who will be apointed and who will be voted in. I dont see anything our leader has done wrong and dont think he is the kind of leader that would step on our toes....also who are you to say someone cant afford something....You dont know us!
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I think what George has proposed sounds like a very good idea...I think it will be a good way to get more people involved.

I don't know if I read the same post Wolf did...but I didn't see anywhere that George was wanting to charge people for membership...and I read through it 3 times.

George, like I said, it sounds like a great plan, and you have my support 100%. And I say this not wanting or expecting anything in return.

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All I am saying really is that any DUES idea is not necessarily a great idea (idea one)

But the second is that the secretary should rightfully be voted on...

(And I apologise for my reference to a very hurtful drama in American politics)

So many rules all of a sudden... I think I will go hunt deer and alligators for a while, since the catfish have not come to the surface and won't for quite some time to come.

Failing that, I have a 351 Windsor to rebuild.
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Why, would anyone in their right mind, want to organize ANYTHING, like our state government?
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Dave, the "sort of like our state government" was used in a rhetorical sense, as an example. Would it have made a difference to you if the reference was left out completely?

The point made is that each county will have equal representation on the Board. Hopefully, there will be none of the above/below the canal, up state/down state, or lower slower thing going on in the chapter.

Thank you for your opinion. Do you have any alternatives to offer?

Don't forget to vote, either for or against the proposal, your vote is important to the Chapter.
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It looks good to me. Looks like alot of thought went into it. Well done!
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Dave, the "sort of like our state government" was used in a rhetorical sense, as an example. Would it have made a difference to you if the reference was left out completely?
I figured that was the case, and I failed to post a smiley to make my intention clear.

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The point made is that each county will have equal representation on the Board. Hopefully, there will be none of the above/below the canal, up state/down state, or lower slower thing going on in the chapter.
I wasn't aware of a "need" for "equal representation", by county. It would seem to me that a Delaware, or any other chapter, for that matter, would be to "unite" members who are geographically close to one another, in the event that anyone wanted to get together, for whatever reason, or offer real help to another member, such as lend a hand to pull a trans, change a ball joint, diagnose a problem, put up a shed, etc. Some things just can't be resolved over the internet.

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Thank you for your opinion. Do you have any alternatives to offer?
Not really! I try to avoid politics.

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Dave, good post.

The Chapter needs, so I am told, leadership to promote the growth, prosperity, and fellowship among its members. This is all that is trying to be achieved in this thread.

Providing a proposal for electing that leadership, nothing more, nothing less.

In one week nominations to fill those positions will be requested. When the nominations are filled, a vote will be taken to fill the Board seats.

G2G's for members helping members sounds like a great topic to post in the Delaware Chapter forum. Excellent idea! Geographically speaking, I am only about 1 1/2hrs to Wilmington. Not far to travel to help a friend in need. Might get lost, but that's why I have a GPS. Click the image to open in full size.
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So - in any case this thread can be used to kick around ideas regarding what shape or form those positions might be, can't it?

Seems like a reasonable possible.

(Just me, butting in from way out of state again...)

Has anyone thought to knock on the Kansas Chapters door to see if they have any helpful thoughts? They ARE the most successful Chapter in FTE...

(Which is why the National Meet was held there)
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