For the folks who saw the exchange under my post about vehicles and Aloha Snackbars, you may remember that A.R.M. commented that his place was pretty much the same, and compared both to the California State Legislature, in behavior I think, but not so much on the 2A.
Allow me to indulge myself and post on what occurred Tuesday. I suspect that if we don't hear from A.R.M for a few days, I should call the county Sheriff and have him check our range!
Anywhen, feeling pretty good about the last two groups I shot from 100 yards-one just over 1MOA, the other just under-I decided to pack up and head to the club house. Generally, there might be six to ten members in addition to the directors, the club Secretary, and the Director. The Secretary and Directors are not Board members. There were at least 25 members present Tuesday!
After piddling around with relative minor stuff, the Chair had folks from outside entities make their pitches to the Board on collaborating on some youth programs.
Then the Vice President proceeded to question the woman in charge of the 4H about an incident at the 70m range. Targets were placed in a manner in which the back berm would not be struck by misses, but would hit the side berms. Long story somewhat shorter, he and another Board member called a "cease-fire" and the Vice proceeded to dress her down in front of all the kids, even after she asked him if they could address this outside of the shed.
At the meeting she finally got tired of his arrogant attitude and very politely told him that yes, she was wrong, but the Board F-ed up by not making it clear that bullets needed to impact the REAR berm. In addition, she was running a program for 100 kids already, and no one even thought to ask for her input on adding more stuff from folks who are not even associated with the club. Three other adults from 4H gave the Vice what for for his behavior on the range!
Now to the wire tapping. At the beginning of the meeting, the Director-who took the place of her boyfriend, who had resigned-made a statement to the effect that no one was perfect and that she had made a mistake. In addition, the Board had better things to do than worry about minor things. No mention of what she had done, that it's a felony under the Ohio Revised Code, or that she had put our IT guy in peril. No apology either. By the time this issue is actually addressed, it nearly 9:30. The Vice made a statement saying that he thought a 90 day "Club Probation" might be in order. It ended with the Board deciding to have a special meeting-outside of member presence- to decide what to do.
Several of us at the meeting are sending emails to the Board voicing our displeasure at how this is-or won't- be handled.
The next General meeting is in three weeks and handouts with the truth of the matter will be passed around. Since the tax attorney will be speaking, there should be a fairly decent sized crowd. Yes, we may be "Gub-mint" property if things are not set straight soon!
Finally, and I always forget this-one of the audience was seen to be recording. One of the Board made him stop, as the only person allowed to record is the Secretary. She told me that after she's done transcribing, she has to destroy the tapes! There's more, but my typing finger is sore!
I sincerely hope your clubs are not as dysfunctional as mine!