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The Board/Staff Relationship

In reading dropzone.com and chatting with current board members, I’ve heard examples of actions taken by USPA staff that the board members believe didn’t match up with what the board approved.  While it’s difficult for me to comment on the specifics of those situations, since I wasn’t involved, it did get me to thinking about what the relationship ought to be. Continue reading ‘The Board/Staff Relationship’

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Hooray for Shameless Self-Promotion

Thanks to my friends over at the PD Blog for inviting me to engage in a bit of election promotion today.  It was a lot of fun and I hope it’ll get a few more people out to vote!

Well, I Thought I Was Official

I’m glad I put a little cushion into the delivery date for my candidate materials.  They’re due Monday by close of business; I sent them Wednesday by two-day FedEx, so they should have been delivered today; but checking the FedEx tracking a delivery attempt was made today and the notes say “customer not available or business closed.”  WTF?  Can’t find any info on the USPA web site about HQ being closed, so I have no idea what’s going on there, unless the whole place shuts down for lunch (the delivery attempt *was* around lunchtime).  FedEx will try again on Monday, and will hopefully be successful.

Edit Monday: I have FedEx delivery confirmation.  All is well in the world.

Thoughts on the Upcoming Board Meeting

I’d like to attend next weekend’s board meeting, but it’s not looking like it’s in the cards for me this time, barring a last minute change of plans.  It’s even in (well, near) my old hometown (though my family doesn’t live there anymore. Continue reading ‘Thoughts on the Upcoming Board Meeting’