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Re: More MUFON Dissent - Kaeser

From: Steven Kaeser <Steve@Konsulting.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 11:12:35 -0500 
Fwd Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 12:42:04 -0500
Subject: Re: More MUFON Dissent - Kaeser


 >Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 20:09:31 -0800
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@home.com>
 >From: Lara <bravehrt@concentric.net>
 >Subject: Re: More MUFON Dissent

 >>From: Larry W. Bryant <overtci@cavtel.net>
 >>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates@home.com>
 >>Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:56:17 -0500
 >>Subject: More MUFON Dissent

 >>TO:  The Executive Committee of the Mutual UFO Network, Inc.
 >>    P. O. Box 369
 >>    Morrison, CO  80465-0369

 >>FROM:  Larry W. Bryant
 >>      3518 Martha Custis Drive
 >>      Alexandria, VA  22302

 >>DATE:  October 30, 2001

 >>This letter formalizes my previously expressed dissent from, and
 >>objection to, the MUFON leadership's bylaws-revision policy (as
 >>now published on page 21 of the October 2001 issue of the MUFON
 >>UFO Journal -- to wit:  "...to vote for the bylaws, the members
 >>need to do nothing").

<snip>

 >Hi Larry,

 >I am a little confused. My questions are:

 >1. Does MUFON wish to change the bylaws?

 >2. Can they just change the by-laws without getting approval
 >   from the people MUFON represents? If so, sounds kinda fishy
 >   to me...

 >3. Why do they say they want to change the by-laws?

 >4. Why do you think they may wish to change the by-laws?

 >5. What could their motives be?

 >6. Have they responded to you, or attempted to dialogue with you
 >   as to their motives and so on?

 >Those were my thoughts...

 >Also, I think your request to have your letter published in the
 >newsletter sounds like a good idea.

I have stopped paying much attention MUFON, as they don't seem
to have their rudder in the water most of the time (IMO).
They're lack of a solid direction has a number of long time
researchers looking to other sources for information, and I
really don't see any effort to improve the situation.

I haven't seen the proposed change to the By-Laws, but suspect
that the comment that they're embarassed by the low vote totals
is probably accurate. The question of whether or not they can
make global changes would likely depend on the wording of their
original Charter (assuming that one exists). But most
organizations are actually run by a small group (i.e. Board of
Directors) and usually that Board has the ability to speak for
all Members. If the Charter indicates the Board can change the
By-Laws without membership input, then they can do whatever they
want.  The only penalty for a bad decision is a loss of
membership, and that's already a problem.

Steve





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