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- Subject: Re: Changes to SEAOC / Bill/ Alan and no to centralization!
- From: <Harris3803(--nospam--at)aol.com>
- Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 23:56:41 EDT
In a message dated 98-06-05 13:49:37 EDT, you write: << At the tuesday night SEAONC meeting, I was distrubed when the SEAOC Executive Director commented that he didn't feel putting the minutes of Board meetings on the webpage was particularly timely or helpful to the membership as that couldn't be done until they are official and that would take THIRTY DAYS until the next meeting. What would be wrong with HIM putting a short report on what was discussed and some of the thoughts offererd both for and against the proposals considered? >> I too feel Bill's message expresses my feelings on his subject. Last month the executive director attended a SEAOSC board meeting and expressed and came across that he understands his job role is to answer only to SEAOC board members and in particular to attend to special projects such as SAC. This came as a response when he was asked by a SEAOSC board member if he could read this listserver and he explained why this is not part of his job. Four years ago, SEAOSC authorized people in my area ( Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San luis Obispo counties ) to form a tri counties chapter of SEAOSC while Orange county established another chapter and changed bylaws to have one more board member from each area. This was appreciated by those in my area . Otherwise it would be like taxation without representation. An important part of my being a member of SEAOC is education and socialization from attending dinner meeting presentations and seminars locally. Los Angeles is a long traffic jam drive away. My replacement on the SEAOSC board ( Fred Schott ) will be driving from San Luis Obispo to L.A. once a month on the order of 400 miles roundtrip. I don't mean to be isolationalist but practical. I believe we need more regional meetings, not centralization. I think centralization would be completely the wrong direction. Tom Harris , SE Thousand Oaks, CA
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