....... If the membership doesn't want it. Let it be known. So far, I see only a couple of detractors and I think it is mostly personal and, frankly, it just pisses me off.
Obviously, this has become a mountain out of a mole hill and now I suppose we will need a formalized process of setting up the league schedule. OH JOY! I think this kind of behavior is what pushes people away from the club.
If I read this thread as a non-member, I likely would not join. Just saying.
So do we need a process beginning in February to determine the schedule? Will that make everyone happy? I think not. The sense I get is that the "almighty Board of Directors" has made some arbitrary decisions. Well being the head of the board, that has not been the case, I have simply communicated what I know. Funny me.
I have tried to give members the opportunity to communicate and engage in planning. It's working. I guess.
I can't wait to play golf tonight.
I guess I was always of the mindset that there is a formalized process of creating leagues. That was typically done in January meeting. So to say that isn't the case is news to me. Though I haven't been on the board since 2010, the notion that there wasn't a plan in place of some type to this guy makes little sense. It is the #1 revenue generating component of the club. It should have the highest priority I would think. This is why the notion of $5 vs. $7 caused a stir. When leagues moved days causes a stir, it has been that way for years, maybe I am the only one to worry about it, and I am ok with that notion that I am.
If that is the case, then fine, acknowledge that Jack shut up, it's this way, and I am ok with that as well. I have already made a decision this year about myself. It doesn't mean that the club can't find someone else to run the league at Cliff/BV. I would welcome that. Ultimately to me though, as I appreciate your desire to give those that want to do the power to do, there needs to be a balance between what makes sense and what doesn't. Because someone can do it, doesn't mean it makes sense at the greater of the community, and hence it impacts many decisions.
That is the crux of my own problem with this, why saturate an already covered night with another venue? Options, sure they are nice, but respect for the people willing to donate time on all accounts should be made. You have essentially 4 people already working to increase attendance with the leagues on Monday's. All of us working hard to do what we can to help, and also encourage. Now you add a 5th person on a single night to do this, why?
If it is simply because they volunteered to do it, and that is their only night, that's fine, but I for one don't think it looks at the entire scene of the league community. This is where the argument comes in my mind, not really an "I don't like Rob aspect", but rather why add to the busiest options of leagues already. If Rob isn't using the KCFDC courses then why approve it, and if it isn't a KCFDC league then why are we talking about it?
Yes we all give in order to help others have fun, but in this case, the crusty old Jack as some of you want to view me as, (which I am fine with) has some major issues and concerns with. I love the options KC has to offer, I just again can't for the life of me truly understand why the BoD decided to allow essentially a 5th league on one night. I understand why Rob did it, he has only this night, and he wants to do it regardless of the impact. I wanted to run NE League to continue to showcase how great the course is, and entice people with a PDGA League as has been done the past 2 years. So to me is this just simply the case of let see what we can do, and how to get there? More leagues is better as long as we have someone to run them? Which is fine, but it's not something I want to donate my time over the course of the summer to when it's fighting for the same player to play in events. We struggle with attendance at the league already in my mind, but I was ok with that because I liked giving the option for the players to enjoy it, and I was willing to sacrifice time to make it happen for the betterment of the course, community, and club. Putting this additional burden in front of me makes me (and possibly others running league on Monday's(that's for them to decide)) think, well, they (BoD) don't appreciate this time I give as such why should I give it? It impacts the NE League more because we have been a PDGA league. Why I removed myself from the equation.
I will go back and repost that league isn't cancelled, but needs to find someone to run it.