The Importance Of Proper Governance Of The GFA:
(NOTE: Rick Guior is the currently sitting GFA Treasurer. Whilst Rick and I do not socialize outside the GFA, it is my personal opinion that Rick has been doing an outstanding job as the GFA Treasurer, and that all GFA Members are incredibly fortunate that he offers his exemplary skills in service to the GFA. I earnestly hope Rick will continue in this position for a very long time to come, despite the fact that he and I frequently have different visions for the present and the future of the GFA.)
There are loads of obvious moral reasons why the GFA board must operate ethically. But from a purely mercenary & materialistic point of view, proper governance by the GFA board (which absolutely includes an irrefutably vital requirement of the GFA board to become and remain 100% transparent and accessible to all GFA Members, not simply those fortunate enough to be able to attend meetings in person nor those who nod their heads in lock-stepped agreement with whatever the board proposes) is absolutely necessary inasmuch as ALL current and future GFA Members are presently obliged to service the approximately $2.1 MILLION debt which the board has committed us all to by building the "new" spillway. At this point, debating the merits of the spillway itself is beyond moot - the spillway exists. What is of critical importance now is the literally MILLIONS of dollars which we are all now on the hook for due to its construction.
For many of us, this level of debt will become inter-generational. Not only are all current GFA Members on the hook for it, but our children and/or grandchildren will also be the same. We owe it to any and all future generations to whom we have assigned MILLIONS of dollars of debt that we do all we can to be sure this unavoidable debt is being managed by a board which operates fully in the open, and absolutely does NOT deliberately censor anyone who might hold a point of view which is different from the board's. When the currently sitting GFA board works so diligently to actively suppress the free expression of opposing viewpoints, this action immediately raises the very logical question of, "Why?". Why is the currently sitting GFA board so wildly obsessed with "control"? Why is the currently sitting GFA board so willing to quash any and all debate in the public forum regarding GFA issues? What else could possibly be going on which we might not know about, but which the currently sitting GFA board is so concerned about that they work incredibly hard at "controlling" the free and open discussion of any and all GFA-related matters?
More than one currently sitting GFA officer has said in writing that either I am not to engage in private conversations with other individuals regarding the GFA, or that they openly question my right to having private conversations with anyone regarding my personal views on the current operation and future direction of the GFA. Therefore, I ask; "By what right does anyone have any right to even try to govern the private conversations I have with other Americans about anything, let alone the operations of what in actuality the US Federal Government has legally classified as a '501(c)(7) - Social and Recreational Club'?" If the GFA is a genuine 'Social and Recreational Club', by what right does the currently sitting GFA board then turn around and do all it can to attempt to control the socializing of the legally obligated financial supporters of that Club, including asserting some dystopian "ownership" of even private conversations between private Americans? This outrageous practice of the currently sitting GFA board simply must be halted. Yesterday.
We really CAN do MUCH better.
Thank you very much for your DEEPLY appreciated support!! :-)
The GFA Annual General Meeting will be held on August 31 at 09:00 in the School Auditorium. 𝙊𝙉𝙇𝙔 GFA Members in good standing who are able to 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘎𝘔 i̳n̳ ̳p̳e̳r̳s̳o̳n̳ will be allowed to vote on anything. Please attend.