[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Satellite Communications Achievement Award #500

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Thu May 21 05:54:59 PDT 2009

My two cents worth.

I fully agree with Tim's original response in that the numbers should be 
as accurate as possible and not drawn "lottery style".

I also think that Bruce should maybe have not said anything at all as 
the potential implosion and current bickering about this could have been 
avoided by Bruce not saying anything and we would all have been 
blissfully unaware and got on with life :-D

Nate's comments about volunteering (as well as Barry's comments about 
the same at the AMSAT Forum at Dayton this past weekend) bring up 
another issue though.
Has the volunteer page on the website been fixed yet and for the (at 
least) three members (including myself) that's I know of, who have 
offered our services over the last 6 or so months, had our information 
stored?; will it be actioned and how many others have volunteered to 
help but heard nothing in return or been the victim of the websites 
broken links.

Yes I know the website is maintained by a volunteer, sort of a a catch 
22 isn't it?



Nate Duehr wrote:
> I didn't see any volunteers to do the job.  Or in the more modern
> vernacular:  "Step up, or step off." 
> Volunteer organizations exist because people volunteer.  Not because
> they complain about the organization or the processes the organization
> uses.  If all it took was votes to run a country...  or AMSAT... or
> anything... 
> How many members in AMSAT?  How many working on for for AMSAT?  In a
> volunteer organization, you either complain about stuff, or fix it
> yourself... there's really only two choices when it comes down to it.

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