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Thread: Team Payback, etc.
Message: Team Payback, etc.
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From: vulcan at interserv.com
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 02:59:01 UTC
Kurt Otto's proposal should be considered most seriously!!!! On the Right Hand..... The most senior participants in our sport have had a great deal of help from volunteers of every type over many years. Those who judged, critiqued, and encouraged have invested a great deal and have high hopes for our best and most senior to achieve beyond their own dreams. It seems most natural to me that those who receive so much and are blessed with talent and honed skills would have a desire to encourage those following behind them. Passing on "the knowledge" should be viewed as a sacred responsibility! Speaking for myself alone, I would have never gotten to unlimited competition without help of one kind or another from almost everyone I know in the IAC. If you think about it for a little bit, this is quite a statement. I know a lot of IAC people. On the Left Hand..... If someone does not want to give of their time, or seeks to retain what they know for personal or competitive advantage, then it MAY be a mistake to legislate the participation. If a competitor is going to be a selfish &/or self-centered Prima Donna and you force him or her to give, you will get prunes....(half hearted and poor quality product), something which is in general not worth having. My advice to our sitting president Dr. Rhin is to consider the problem of getting a strand of cooked spaghetti to go through a small hole. It is a lot easier to pull it through than push it through. What we need is leadership to generate an attitude shift which pervades IAC. Dr. Rhin is a balanced, very experienced, and mature gentleman. Look to the top when you really need something important! Bert Berrong Brighton, Colorado