RKittine wrote:I believe that this was sent out to all new Seaplane Rating recipients as well as anyone that has shown any interest in the organization as there is a call in it to join. I understand your frustration with the SPA, but if we want them to do something and then fault them for an attempt, we just might as well see the hell with them entirely, which I do not support as they do have a presence that could be helpful. Now that I am flying again, I am at least glad to see them take up the fight somewhere.
I guess by some silly way, I could be called a person who has shown "interest" in the organizations success, even though some peeps would refer to me as (hold on, gotta look this up) a "SPA Hater" or "SPA Enemy" or the "disgruntled Executive Director applicant guy". Count me the last person to fault any effort and move towards more inclusive, transparent, aggressive and collaborative advocacy work.
Gary - Nobody here will fire away. We have some members here who have been long time members of SPA and they would hack my head off if they really thought I was ill-positioned against (or had really positioned this forum against) the SPA. Please don't mistake being unimpressed by power, money or prestige and the political stonewalling this site and some members have experienced, as being against the ONE and ONLY purpose of this association. I have offered to work hand in hand with complete and very dedicated Seaplaneforum.com enemies and have reached out to people who have nothing nice to say about me or this forum. All good with me if it serves the community.
I know of at least 15 people who will rejoin the association if they see it return to its roots, operate transparently, within its means, while filling its number one purpose, consistently. I know I won't be one of those rejoining members, partly due to being off the continent and partly due to having done my part in years past, all for wet handshakes and a lot of lost feathers, opportunities and money.