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Does it REALLY matter what the SEAOC membership thinks? Up to now, the
organization has demonstrated that it is not interested in the opinions of
its membership by discussing this (and other) issues within a small circle,
making a decision and then announcing the results of that decision with very
little input by the general membership.

I understand the need and/or desire to create a stronger (state and
national) voice but I am also concerned that we as members will become an
even more distant entity.

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Williston Warren IV [mailto:billw4(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, June 01, 1998 4:19 PM
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Changes to SEAOC and SEAOSC, SEAONC, SEAOSD and SEAOCC

As a member of the SEAOSC Board of DIrectors I read the May 1998 SEAOC Plan
Review article by the SEAOC President with some startle.  On page 3 of the
May plan review our SEAOC President noted:

     "The Board unanimously passed a motion ot establish a committee to
explore options and study the governance and adminstration of SEAOC.
.....    Included in their review will be the question of whether SEAOC
should continue as a federation of autonomous member organizations."

Is this a proposal to centralize the four existing operations of the FOUR
members of SEAOC, which are SEAONC, SEAOSD, SEAOCC and SEAOSC. It is my
reading of the SEAOSC Association By-Laws states that members are members
of SEAOSC and that SEAOSC contributes a portion of each members dues fee to
SEAOC for state expense, resulting in that the SEAOSC does not pay SEAOC
dues, just SEAOSC dues.

I am interested in membership opinion.  The beginning of the month means
the four member Board of Directors meeting and if you have an opinion,
comment or experience, please post it to the list server.

Does the centralization of the existing four associations in the State
Office or the continuation of the four organizations as the members to

	Bill Warren, S.E.
	Newport Beach, CA.