[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Board

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 15 17:16:18 PST 2010

>> ... The AMSAT BOD is more or less acting, in my view, like our politicians in Washington ie once they are elected they are to busy to listen to the people who make up the group ...

Your membership experience in AMSAT - and in our democracy - is way different than mine.

I send an email on an issue to an AMSAT board member, and I receive a written reply in a reasonable amount of time. EVERY time.

I pick up the telephone and get right through to the legislative aide I know at my US Senator's office - 45 hours a week, any time.

For local issues, I can speak with either of two assistants to my county supervisor during the week. I have the home phone number of one of them.

These entities are not "too busy to listen" to me. 

Developing effective communication skills may be a key in how effective one's message is. And if that message contains what the AMSAT BOD has identified as objectionable (" ... Illegal ...  Insulting, abusive, harassing, or threatening ... Knowingly false or misrepresentative ... " ) then that messenger needs to clean up his/her act.

Clint Bradfiord, K6LCS
AMSAT area coordinator, AMSAT benefactor

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