Roger M. wrote:Fixing something that's broken, and doing it in a responsible manner takes a bit of time.
Sitting at your computer and banging out missives, one every few hours takes nothing more than an internet connection and a computer.
undercut, perhaps in 4 months and 2 weeks you'll be able to say "I told you so" if the MC, in fact, runs out of money..........until then though, please give it at least a bit of a rest.
Roger, some might consider that a victory, I would consider it a terrible defeat. I don't disagree that working out a solution is complex, with probable real consequences for actual people. If you and others don't yet understand, there will need to be some MAJOR actions taken. When the Treasurer proposes those changes, there will be people who will throw hissy-fits and act like infants.
Will be people be willing to give up friday lunches, Saturday brunch, cutting out the additional venues, the magician lectures, the member discounts? I'm not advocating those things....I actually don't think they'll account for enough. But would people be willing to part with those, to save the MC?
Can you imagine the chaos of implimentation?
Roger, are you willing to stand arem-in-arm with me and say to the Board that we will support WHATEVER needs to be done?
I had a conversation with a "power that be" a week or two ago, in which they stated that the "guiding powers" would NEVER allow the Yearly awards show to go onto a break even budget. (It's probably the bigggest single loser). With that situation it is going to take a lot of cocktail napkin contracts to bail the club out.
By the way, Roger, if you don't want to read about MC difficulties, God gave you the ability to skip the thread.