It is currently Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:13 am
TBRADSHAW wrote:My two cents,
Being relatively new to karting and after saving up money for a kart, supplies, suits, membership etc. I was very happy to attend a membership meeting. All seem extremely organized and the flow of the meeting was great. I was smiling and very impressed with the club I was joining. Then this pit stall talk! I had no idea what all the controversy is about. It was clearly very polarizing to the three ladies running the club and the two or three guys running the members.
As a newbie I decided to read as much as I could about this issue just to see if I could make any sense of it all. Honestly, after reading and listening to all the issues surrounding paid pit stalls, it makes me question my involvement in attending future meetings.
Clearly several members had a great idea and ran with it. The only issue I saw was that it looked like only a few members knew about it. A gentleman at the back suggested an auction for the best spots that seemed like a great idea but no one paid any attention to him. There was a letter from the board leading up to meeting suggesting a different process involving all the members but that wasn’t even voted on? Why?
It seemed like a couple guys hijacked a vote and bullied their way through it. The ladies running the meeting were ignored at this stage and a vote was held. Where are the bylaws of this club? I haven’t found them on the web site but obviously there needs to be some revisions, unless this is how CKRC is run.
This vote was argued by Casey under the pretense of raising money for the club and to respect all the hard work of the member who’s idea it was. After the vote it was clear that this issue was more about getting the most desirable pit stalls and getting their own way than raising money for the club. As demonstrated when Casey turned down an offer to make even more money by giving up his spot. As for respect to a volunteer, no respect was shown to the volunteer Club President last night.
What I found to be unacceptable was the verbal abuse and lack of respect shown her during the meeting. To bring someone to tears because of this issue or an illness is the most disgraceful behavior I can think of. That type of bulling is reason for expulsion from almost any other organization I can think of. The childish comments on the forum, the derogatory emails to the President and the bullying in the meeting last night is completely unacceptable.
To the members of the club, is this how you treat your volunteers? Is this how this club makes decisions? I respectfully ask responses from the quiet majority. I need to decide if this is a club I wish to belong to ……….
Seriously the pit stalls? are you kinding me?
You have all the non-payers isolated and jammed in with the bike club, then someone goes around telling those people to move there trucks even farther away.
At the same time the paid stalls have a dozen cars and trucks sit at the front on empty pit stalls. I award the goofy award to that!
Why would someone buy a spot and not even use it?
Just a suggestion ... fix that!
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