(1/13/03 11:02 am)
What kind of organization do you want?|
I went to the chat conference Friday night and then left town for a
Now I hear that Susan and Richard decided to go off on their own.
Susan and Richard have every right to do this - they are not bound
by the decisions made at the conference.
I do understand why Celeste feels betrayed, but it is a free country.
Susan and Richard want a fund-raising organization - and they want
to control how the money is spent. They do not want members to have
the right to vote, set priorities, or to interfere in how the
organization is run. ....This is NOT an unusual way to structure an
[NOTE: We have been invited to join Susan and Richard's "organizing
committee SITE" but not the organizing committee.]
Celeste wants an organization where members make decisions, and have
control. This is also a common way to build and run an organization.
The two approaches both have their pros and cons.
Many of us can easily afford to pay membership dues to Susan and
Richard, and prefer not to make decisions. Some of us want to be
Now, we have a choice.
None of these issues, questions, or concerns are unusual. They do
not need to be swept under the carpet. No one needs to be
Democracy only works when everything is up for discussion - and when
everyone has access to the same information.