Getting information from the folks reading online is not the answer, the answer is get the information you need from the people that step up and do the work, and make the events happen.
That almost sounds like you are saying that the people reading online don't step up and do any of the work. That only the EC does the work. And only those who've "always done it" are the only ones with any wisdom to impart.
No, I am saying that he should use the resources available first Becky, and then possibly post for insight. I think that it is clear that plenty of the people that do the work are on here, but some are not, also some of the people online are not going to know all the information as to what can/should be done in the club name. With over 600 people online accounts, and only 300 active members, there are more people online that are not club members than are, and therefore the reasoning mind would know that you need to talk with the people that will make the event happen.
It is not to diminish the work that people do, but rather to have a unified front to a question from a new board member that should hopefully wait until the next EC meeting (Tuesday) to get some insight, and then post, what they feel is more aligned and mirrors that of the organization as a whole, and the body of elected officials that it has chosen to lead. IN just really feel that he put the cart in front of the horse on this.
The internet posts do not do the work, the people that get together and put their collective energies together to make these events happen do. You are well aware of that for the countless hours that you gave this past year, and what I am indicating is that is a better approach than posting an open forum discussion without having enough information to truly start at.
I am not trying to belittle the internet, it is simply a tool, and a tool that I feel has its merits, but overall, phone calls and communication individually may be a much stronger approach. Once some ideas are in place, then post, I am thinking of doing A-B-C, if it was here, how would you help, and see the responses you get from that approach, instead of opening it up to people that may have ideas, yet no knowledge of the boundaries that we are enclosed by.
Not trying to be mean, just stating my individual points as a member of the club, and how I feel things should be done. This of course is my own opinion and not those of the EC, because, I am not on the EC. So my support would come only from the support of the officers that I elected at the meeting, not in a discussion in the forum.
Hope that helps.
Billy, I started to talk that way with you yesterday as well, I hope you understand where I was coming from.
Becky, its not that everyone can't help on-line, its just that most don't.