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From: Jim Klick <klick at aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 18:42:33 UTC
For those who want to do more than pound their keyboards to rubble, the facts are that the name change was first "floated" almost a year ago. If you stay in touch with your Director, you can learn a LOT about the "hidden workings" of the BoD. That was one of the reasons I attended the last BoD meeting in Oshkosh. It also gave me a chance to go through the Museum again, and my wife to tour the Malls across the highway again. Hmmm, no wonder she was so eager to go with me. Pardon me, I digress. When the idea of the name change came up in the written agenda, it was pointed out that the Club By-Laws have the IAC name, and a memeber vote to amend the By-Laws would be required. Louis Andrew also pointed out that we are chartered in the State of Wisconsin as the International Aerobatic Club, and that would have to be changed. As a member attending, I was allowed to voice my opinion on any of the Agenda items, and I did. Frequently. I pointed out that we have spent a lot of money changing our logo and monogram over the last 10 years. If those who have not been members that long want to see what the original IAC logo looked like, EAA stockroom still has some, which they would be happy to sell. Many reasons were given for changing the name, and I agreed with some, but not all of them. Overall, I am against it, and have let the Board and my Director, Gerry Molidor know my feelings. For the conspiracy theorists, if you ever attend a BoD meeting, you will learn that you will see that getting agreement on any issue is difficult, much less devious plotting. These hard working VOLUNTEERS are very much like the rest of us independent, free thinking, individualists who make up the membership of IAC. The weekend also gave me the opportunity to attend and help honor Mike Heuer at his well deserved Hall of Fame Induction. I spoke to Maryilln Holland this morning when I faxed my R & C exam to her. The weather in Arizona is gorgeous. I hope none of you folks are wasting your time on the exploder when you could be out flying. I know as soon as the Chicago weather allows, I'm outahere. Jim Klick S1S N9JT EAA 106287 IAC 6870 AOPA 682160 National Judge