At this year's GFA Annual General Meeting, I raised the following questions, hoping they would be presented to the Membership for consideration:
Should any GFA Voting Member in Good Standing who wishes to run be be included on the official annual ballot, not just those handpicked by the board?
Should the board's spending authority for non-emergency expenditures be capped at a limit to be determined?
The board agreed to allow these two questions to be included with the recently mailed out ballots.
The ballots arrived, with a clear distinction being drawn between the board's handpicked candidates, and the one floor-nominated candidate (me).
The questions I raised at the AGM were included with the ballots.
Instead of simply presenting the questions as asked, the board editorialized at length regarding why the board is opposed to both the initiatives I proposed.
The board did not inform me they were going to do this, nor did they provide me with any opportunity to include my justifications regarding why I think my initiatives should be approved.