[amsat-bb] AMSAT and Volunteerism
normanlizeth at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 18:24:53 UTC 2016
Elimination of dissent guarantees uniformity of direction and thought.
Those two qualities are not characteristics of healthy organizations
with long term stability.
Cool aid anyone?
On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Friend speaks my mind.
> And Criticism -never- achieves anything in Amateur Radio or other Volunteer
> organizations. It accomplishes -nothing- but rile up everyone in
> Please learn, the way to change things is to get involved and DO SOMETHING,
> LEAD in another direction. Make progress. Contribute. And "contribute"
> does not mean kibitzing and complaining and standing in the way. That
> accomplishes nothing in volunteer organizations and is not what is meant by
> "get involved"...
> Watching every ham radio club, and church or other volunteer organization
> over my 55 years of Ham radio, it is abundantly clear. Things only happen
> by volunteer individuals taking personal initiative and trying to move or
> lead towards progress. (usually despite a chorus of complainers and ankle
> If one is not leading, or if no one is following you, please, get out of the
> way and support those who are going in a direction you can be comfortable
> with. Shooting everyone in front of you in-the-back does not help progress.
> My 2 cents. Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Robert McGwier
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Symposium
> I personally believe that False News is damaging. It cannot be allowed to
> go unanswered. In many eyes, silence is an admission of guilt. When
> someone, says something about AMSAT that is false, I feel the officers of
> AMSAT have a duty to respond publicly. As a mid-point between silence and
> taking the individual to task, I would make it a public statement and never
> mention the individual.
> On the symposium, AMSAT did not pay for it. AMSAT paid for the board of
> directors to go to Galveston and hold a board meeting in a hotel. It would
> have done that no matter where we assembled. No board activities were held
> on the ship. The symposium was attended by board, officers, members,
> interested persons, and guests. Each of us paid for the cruise out of our
> pockets. I certaintly did not ask AMSAT to pay for my drinks or my side
> trip to Chichen Nitza. 😇
> The heated rhetoric and banter are not helpful and we should avoid them. I
> learned that the hard way getting to be 63 years old.
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