[amsat-bb] Re: Bill Ress - N6GHz - - - AMSAT Board Candidate
lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Thu Jul 17 20:39:46 PDT 2008
On 17 Jul 2008 at 14:00, Bill Ress wrote:
Music to my ears!
> The current dialog on the AMSAT-bb clearly indicates member
> dissatisfaction with AMSAT leadership on various levels. Well, now you
> have the chance to voice your concerns through your votes!!
> I´m disappointed with AMSAT´s
> lack of visible progress on a viable and sustainable satellite program,
> and with the lack of adequate communication and accountability. The
> engineering efforts are in a state of disarray.
>The vision statement has long been outdated.
> Perhaps their long-term membership on the
> board led to inaction and complacency, which clouded judgments and
> prevented critical decisions from being made.
> AMSAT is at a critical crossroad right now brought on by ever increasing
> launch costs, lack of leadership and an unclear vision. I know the
> leadership has finally recognized this and is making a serious effort to
> address burning issues.
> The AMSAT-bb is a great medium for communication, and I´m very keen on
> open lines of communication.
> To put this recurring criticism of "poor communications" to rest, we
> need to keep our web site active and current. If that doesn´t happen
> very soon, I would encourage the leadership to use the AMSAT-bb, or
> perhaps a "blog" to keep members informed.
I wish you good luck and you surely will get my vote but as i cannot vote i just hope the actual membership will have the wisdom to see
where the light is?
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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