[amsat-bb] Re: 22% votes

Daniel Schultz n8fgv at usa.net
Wed Sep 19 12:46:22 PDT 2012

> Did all of the people who complain about AMSAT and the lack of this or 
> that satellite or feature or they way they are built or when do we get 
> another HEO or how someone failed once, did they all vote?

The complainers need to do more than vote, they need to run for office

> All of the above. Most care less about the politics. Even fewer actually
> would give their time to make a difference. But there never is a shortage
> of complainers.

The US presidential election will be decided by about half of our eligible
voters. The rest of them are too busy watching American Idol to give a damn
about who runs the country for the next four years, or else they believe that
nothing will change no matter which side wins.

>The numbers are low, was there an option to vote on line? That may be
>something to look at for next year or something like it.

An excellent idea. Why don't you go ahead and make it so? You would need to
figure out how to verify that only paid-up members can vote. That is why the
paper ballots are mailed out to active members each year. While you are at it,
I would also like to have a password protected members-only section of the web
site where we could post the symposium materials that I have been collecting
and archiving over the past half dozen years. My web coding skills are not up
to the task but I would like to share these materials with the paid-up Amsat

> > Seems to be true of anything anymore, only 10% of our homeowners
> > showed up for the annual meeting.  5% of those had complaints that
> > they only voice once a year at the annual meeting.  I don't know if
> > that means I'm doing a great job as a board member, or nobody gives a
> hoot either way.

Try erecting an 80 foot radio tower in your backyard. That should increase
your homeowner's association turnout by a large amount!


Dan Schultz N8FGV

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