Today I have received my October issue of PW.
First of all everyone needs to remember that the members running the club do it on a volunteer basis and are doing their best. Also remember we all have lives outside of the copper collecting community and sometimes personal matters need to be taken care of(our lives are more of a priority then catering to every members wishes...some of us have families and jobs)before we can do our volunteering. The Penny-Wise publication is now sent out third class(I believe)instead of first class to save money to our membership...so remember not everyone has 'deep pockets' and can afford 'Next Day Air'...note: sarcasm!!!
It sure seems like certain 'individual(s)' do a lot of complaining about how the club is run but they themselves can not offer their own time by volunteering(for the good of the club)for a position to implement and effect changes.....I have noticed that in all clubs or organizations I have joined through the years that only a small group of individuals volunteer to do all the work...so the rest can sit on their hands, complain about how the club is run and be entertained. My suggestion is for those of you that are not happy with how the club is operated...is to come up with viable suggestions of how the club can be improved and then talk to the officers and give them your suggestions, ideas and input so the board can implement said ideas which will then benefit the whole membership.....
Remember.....we are still one of the best organizations/clubs out there and there is a reason why we have a large membership. I know we all do not have a lot of time/can volunteer for positions but instead of spending your time complaining and being negative.....come up with viable solutions so we can become even a better, stronger organization which attracts more individuals who want to be a part of our experience and sharing of knowledge!!!
Take it easy.....Leo
Region 5 Secretary:
My hand addressed replacement issue of PW from Rod arrived today. His handwriting keeps getting neater. ;-)