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GOAL Board of Directors

Discussion in 'G.O.A.L. Massachusetts' started by Palladin, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Palladin

    Palladin NES Member

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    I'm on the ballot for a position on the GOAL BoD.
    I believe the board needs fresh blood and should express the membership beliefs of not just the average hunter, but that of the everyday gun owner. Be it an individual who owns a variety of firearms as a collection, a pistol for CCW, or an AR for all around shooting.
    GOAL members in good standing for 3+ years, Sustaining, Benefactor & Patron members can vote!

    Ballots should be mailed to these members shortly, I'll update this thread as more information becomes available.

    Thank you.
    Joe Currie
     

  2. yanici

    yanici NES Member

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    Good luck, Joe. I know that you'd be a great addition for GOAL to have on board.
     
  3. colt_fan

    colt_fan NES Member

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    good luck joe, i'm 1 year shy of voting. if i could, you'd have my vote!
     
  4. Fixxah

    Fixxah NES Member

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    Good luck Joe. You'd have my vote if I was able to cast a ballot. New blood is usually a good thing although there is a learning curve.
     
  5. terraformer

    terraformer NES Member

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    Who else from NES is on the ballot? Is Chris on the ballot?
     
  6. Admin

    Admin Staff Member Administrator Moderator NES Member

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    Joe you're a solid dude and a hell of a good guy, you have my vote.
     
  7. Acme.Armament

    Acme.Armament NES Member

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    I'll be on the ballot.
     
  8. terraformer

    terraformer NES Member

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    I think we have the makings of a NES ticket. Joe, Adam and any other NESrs. Who else is running?
     
  9. richc

    richc NES Member

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    Joe, you're a good man. I'm glad you'll be looking out for our collective best interests!

    VOTE FOR JOE!!!
     
  10. Coyote33

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    Good going for stepping up. I'll vote for you.

    The other thing is how to grow the organization, and pull in not only members, but the general mindshare as well. I have said it before, and will say it again, GOAL needs to reach out to the law enforcement branch. They could use the NRA competitions as a starting place, and also offer legal seminars, etc. It would sure be nice to have police chiefs up there standing behind firearms bills GOAL is in favor of than to have them on the other side. The other part is general outreach (billboards, papers, etc.) and FUNDRAISING in order to do this.

    Just some food for thought. Either way, you've got another vote here.
     
  11. Rob Boudrie

    Rob Boudrie NES Member

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    I would be very interested in your thoughts on:

    1. What is GOAL doing right (ie, what would you NOT try to change as a board member)

    2. What opportunities for improvement exist, and what, if any, current practices/strategies would you try to change if elected to the board?
     
  12. Bob P

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    Nice! Joe's a good guy and would make a great addition to the BOD!
     
  13. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    I strongly suggest that anyone interested in running for GOAL BOD attend some BOD meetings and get an understanding of what the BOD does and what the BOD can NOT do!

    Having served on the BOD of a non-profit org before, it was eye-opening to see how little power the BOD has (at least in those orgs) in how the org runs.

    I know a number of people who have served on the GOAL BOD in the past and from talking with them, I think that they would agree with my comments.
     
  14. dwarven1

    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor

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    I am.

    Chris has been on the BOD for a while; I'd expect he's running again as well.
     
  15. C-pher

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    I'm also running for the GOAL BOD as well. Good Luck to all that are on the Ballot.
     
  16. terraformer

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    Just filled mine out and do not like how this is done.

    Does anybody else not like the ballot? One that can easily copied and filled out by folks who are not elligable. Or filled out by one person and mailed in. There is no place for membership number or confirmation of who you are.
     
  18. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    It's a secret ballot.
     
  19. Mike-Mike

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    I think C-pher is on it as well.
     
  20. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Joe,

    Thanks for starting this thread. I just found mine buried in a stack of other correspondence. Today is a good day to vote.

    Concerning the issues of voting secrecy and making copies of the ballot. It might be a little costly but I would think that the ballots could be printed on water-marked (if I am using the term correctly) paper which would make copying difficult if not impossible.
     
  21. Acme.Armament

    Acme.Armament NES Member

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    Secret in what way? What is to say that a person makes several copies to insure his being elected to the board? There is nothing secret about this ballot. The ballot that I marked and mailed in was printed on my printer at home. It has nothing secret about it except that ones name is not on it. Nothing distinctive about it that would differentiate it from another. The ballots should be mailed to only those members that are elligable and have a member number or other marking system that prevents fraud.

    It will be interesting to see how this voting turns out. Does GOAL publish the final vote tally?
     
  22. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    Secret wrt who voted for whom.

    In the past, I received a printed ballot in SnailMail, now they are cutting costs (nothing wrong with that) and Emailing it to those on their Email list.

    I have no further knowledge of any vetting process wrt ballots. Perhaps they match the return address/name with their internal list of eligible voters and check off as received?

    I doubt that many vote and it's not usually an issue. There usually aren't more than 1 or 2 people running against those incumbent. This year is unique with 12 candidates for 6 slots. I don't recall ever seeing that before and I've been a member since 1978.

    Likewise, I've never seen or heard a tally of how many votes anyone received and I've attended a lot of annual meetings where the results are announced.
     
  23. MassHack

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    Anyone know when the results are out? I dropped mine off at the Benelli pick up.
     
  24. terraformer

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    In February.
     
  25. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    At the annual meeting each year.

    Thus, at the Big E in Feb this year.
     
  26. Coyote33

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    Where is this ballot? Is it in the Message? I have not seen mine yet.
     
  27. Acme.Armament

    Acme.Armament NES Member

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    It is almost at the bottom of the email titled, "Gun Owners' Action League 2010 Annual Report" that was sent on 01/06/2011. You must be a member in good standing for at least 3 years or a sustaining member to vote.
     
  28. Coyote33

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    That's it? No real ballot? I have an email folder where all that stuff goes, which I check like maybe biweekly or maybe once a month. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  29. Acme.Armament

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    Ding, Ding, Ding! Winner!
    This ballot system is fraught with fraud possibilities. Only to save $$. If you don't have the email, PM me your email address and I'll forward it to you. [wink]
     
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    Adam, Nicole and I were talking about this Monday Night. What's to stop me from taking a stack of copies to my club, passing them out and asking them to fill it out and mail it in? Or anyone that's got an interest on who's running? If I were to give you an envelope with a stamp and already addressed, where's the return address?

    You don't need to add one to send a letter.

    I'm with Adam on this one...I'm not sure that I like this Secret Ballot. I would think that it wouldn't be that hard to figure out a way to do this on the cheap, but lessen the chance that someone could do something fishy to get elected.
     

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