On May 16th, 2020 (yesterday), I received a series of confusing e-mails from Mr. Banovic (the currently sitting GFA Secretary), apparently announcing a GFA Members Meeting will be held online via the videoconferencing platform Zoom in May. It took the apparent 7th iteration of this notice to even indicate a date for this meeting, and I have not yet seen anything which indicates a time for this meeting. But, unsurprisingly, that is only the beginning of where things went insanely off the rails. Again.
Here's a screenshot of the last version of the e-mail in question which I received:
Screenshots are the universally accepted method of demonstrating that an e-mail is genuine and intact, unlike the practice of mr fibiger and most of the currently sitting GFA board who have demonstrated they like to deceptively forward on edited versions of my e-mails.
As you can see, the e-mail is from Mr. Banovic, but the body of the message orders the Member recipient to "request login information" from "me", at the e-mail address associated with mr fibiger. mr fibiger is not nearly as dumb as many Members I have spoken to believe them to be - in fact, it is my opinion that some of what mr fibiger does flirts with being clever on a near-Machiavellian scale. A lot of what they say and do is incredibly dumb (IMHO) but I am quite sure it is all carefully and cleverly calculated - one of the hallmarks of a not-so-stupid individual. Kindly note that all Members are being ordered to "request" the necessary login details, we are not be told we will be provided with it. A small, semantical difference one might very well argue, but inasmuch as I have been forced to deal with the grossly unethical and sometimes plainly law-breaking shenanigans of mr fibiger and most of the currently sitting GFA board for quite some time now, I have learned to look out for these tiny clues into what is really going on under the surface of the false, toothy grins which mr fibiger has perfected the art of foisting onto unsuspecting GFA Members.
IMHO, the most egregious part of this latest travesty is this statement: "3. 𝐼𝑓 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑜𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑑."
The petty arrogance mr fibiger (apparently) must be possessed of to believe that they have the right or authority to bar any GFA Member in Good Standing from any GFA Members Meeting is clearly on display in this outrageous statement. There is absolutely nothing in the GFA bylaws granting mr fibiger nor anyone else the ability to conduct GFA meetings in secret. This is not Russia, this is not North Korea, this is not Iran - the places where conduct like this is the norm. This is still the USA, and in the USA, we still kinda have rights, - despite what mr fibiger or most of the currently sitting GFA board members seem to think. What do you imagine the information might be which mr fibiger is obviously so terrified is going to be eventually revealed through the inevitable transparency I have been advocating for for years....?
If There Is Nothing To Hide, Simply Stop Hiding.
(and stopping the deceiving would be kinda cool, too, please.) Together, we really CAN do MUCH better. Thank you very much for your DEEPLY appreciated ongoing support in 2020 and beyond!! :-)