Freedom Rider

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  1. Do you mean a License to steal?? I think they have that covered already. They have a couple of experts on that subject. Al Capone would be proud.
  2. I think we need Skip to come back and be the umpire in this game.
  3. Is the Shit that is being splattered because some are so old they forget to wear their Depends? Or is it because the septic tank is overfull with some big turds or hasbeens that just keep resurfacing? I think the official scorecard reads as follows for the last fiscal year: 1) Executive Director resigns 2) Dealer Director resigns after being escorted off Grass-drags property by security/and or police. 3) Club has to hire Lawyer to defend itself from being thrown out of Association because they do not want to be a part of Online Membership Scam any longer. 4) Another club attempts to cut its ties with the Online Membership Scam. Put on notice that action to remove them from Association will be forth coming 5) 4 Complaints to Consumer Affairs officials at Attorney Generals Office resulting in item 3 & 4 being tabled for time being. 6) Club that bought space at Grass Drags shows up at event and are barred from entry unless they are made to violate their own bylaws and force any member to join Association if they buy a club membership at that event.The clubs bylaws and membership program allow an individual to make their own decision on whether they want to join the Association. 7) Hire lawyer to try and get a legal reading of issues regarding membership program. Instead decides to authorize expenditure of up to $15,000.00. The lawyer then files suit against the State of New Hampshire and the Attorney General. 8)Executive Director quits with a week notice. 9) Office personnel quits 10) Vice President resigns with no notice and the Board only hears crickets instead of being put on notice about what happened. 11) Association loses Lawsuit against Attorney General 12) County Director quits 13) One of the Hasbeens signs $325,000.00 contract with landlord without vote of the Board as required by the bylaws. 14) Executive Officers hire new office staff member without vote of the Board as per Bylaws. 15) Executive Officers hire new Executive Director (3rd in less than 9 months) without vote of the Board 16) New Hasbeen elected to Board after calling two Executive Officers and leaving in- appropriate and threatening messages to file complaint with AG or Sec. States Office on their answering machines. 17) Voting on a Rules of Business change to circumvent the bylaws. 18) Treasurer quits as a result of the Hasbeens nasty phone call and subsequent heated exchange at this weeks Board meeting. Very professional considering the new Office Staff members young child was in the room for this performance. 19)One of the Hasbeen's is nominated to become Vice President. Other hasbeens speak up against her and then stop all voting because person not present. Concern over that the Board is appointing the new Vice President and that appointee will be the next President when the sitting Presidents final term in 2019 expires. With the Bylaws not allowing many people to meet eligibility terms, the pool of viable candidates is very small to begin with. My prediction is that a different hasbeen will be appointed to be VP and then become President again when the time comes up. And another hasbeen will become appointed the replacement Treasurer. I know that baseball was brought up so the ironic thing is, that in the suit filed the, Association thinks they should be treated like Major League baseball. They feel the Sherman Act and Anti Trust laws do not apply to them. Guess what they were wrong and the Judge showed them that. They failed to file an Appeal of the Judges decision in the required time-frame so the ruling stays. This scorecard is so long it must have been a double header. I think this will give you an overview of the sporting season. Just think a new starts on July 1st. What type of shenanigans will come next?? The abutting states must be loving this. More people will just say the hell with this foolishness and ride there. Very sad for a sport that is in dire need of help and support to survive in a tough economy. I wonder how the New Executive Director feels about his viewing of this performance on Tuesday night. Must have been wondering what the hell he is getting into. Hope he didn't sell his house in Mass yet.
  4. I wonder if the discussion will lead down the path, of why the NHSA failed to file an appeal of the loss of their suit/injunction to the Attorney General, at tonight's Board meeting in Tilton. Should give the new Executive Director a warm fuzzy feeling listening to the excuses given. I guess that the "facts" came out and the Association is not all that protected by the law like they thought they were. All of the statements by Executive Officers about how they would be victorious or were they all just pipe dreams? We had heard at Meetings that the Association was going to file an appeal. Heard that it was voted on to do so. Wonder what happened to following the wishes of the majority? Wonder if the lawyer got paid? Maybe he didn't and that is the reason for failing to file the appeal before the deadline. Could be that the "Leadership" has heard some talk around the water-cooler about maybe they are in some deep shit with the AG's office now that they have pissed in their Cheerios with the suit. I could be wrong about all of it. The sound of the singing of Koom by Ya will drown out any questions tonight. No questions heard may mean no lies will be told. Maybe we will have some info posted tomorrow of what transpired tonight at the meeting of the minds?
  5. Anybody know how the NHSA's appeal of their lawsuit is going vs. The State of New Hampshire Attorney General ? I have not been in Concord in a while so I have not had the time to see if/or how it is proceeding. With the new sledding season starting in 30 days kind of getting curious as to what the new season will bring.With only the sound of crickets coming from the powers that be I wonder if memberships will be handled the same way as last season.
  6. The article was written in 2004/2005 season. Hopefully the release of timely news will be better than that.
  7. Please take a moment this weekend to remember and pay tribute to all those who have fallen defending our great country. Thanks goes out to all who proudly serve. I am very proud of my Grand daughter who went into a Construction Unit of the US Army as a Heavy Equipment Operator, back in August. We are very proud of her making a 6 year commitment to serve our great country. Many of my friends on this forum probably remember riding sleds with her and me through the years. I know John (CKF) spent many hours around her. Dirt Dummy as well. Lots of time at watercross races at Lakeshore farm
  8. Bet it would be a best seller on what NOT to do as a non profit.I think at some point the IRS would like to read such a book.
  9. Goldfinger comes to mind. They give the Goldfinger to the membership once they get the $10.00 from them.Dr. No comes to mind also. When any club needs a little financial support DR. No says NO!
  10. I think George is meaning about if people who don't want to join NHSA the club cannot use club portal.Coupled with all of the issues with Portal being down at many times most clubs have been untrustworthy of it. I know when some clubs tried to take 2015 year member info to repopulate for 2016 it was no where to be found.My club could not even access the portal until the fall of last season. When your bylaws say all Officers must be member by July first how do you renew them when system is down until August? It is down currently if I an to understand correctly. Has been since May 1st. "Supposed" to back up in July sometime. Russ can you tell me the number of people who joined thru the Point of Sale Portal this past season? All I have heard is that any club that relied on that method vs. the old methods (dealer, website, meetings, special event, mailings) took a beating. Rumor has it 20+ more clubs are bailing on that system. What is the cost of the system now that the $2.00 surcharge from using POS system has failed to offset operating cost of system? I know Phyllis was the saving grace in the office helping membership people resolve all of the problems. When Roger came to county meeting he promised a big savings of Association cost of processing the memberships. Supposed to make it easier for clubs as well. Thank you in advance for any response that you may be able to give us on here.
  11. I wonder if he has a clue how the NHSA even feels about people from Mass? If you are elected to the Board as an Assistant Director, cannot be anything else unless you live in NH, you are not even allowed to make a motion or second one even when you are filling in for the County Director in their absence, which according to the Bylaws is allowed. When I was Assistant County Director when the NHSA threw Mr. Copeland out of the Association after the county voted him back into his position a second time after they illegally threw him out the first time and sued him. They asked me to take Oath of office as temporary County Director, but with no voting powers, even though the bylaws clearly state that in absence of sitting Director the residency requirement is rescinded. When I said FU I think that burned any remaining tie with the "Cabal".Sure fely good walking out of the room. Air was a lot fresher outside.I spent part of first time as replacement Assistant. Then a full 2 year stint as Assistant.I was never allowed to make a motion or second one because of residency. Funny part they whine about no volunteers and many vacancies on the Board at various positions. Yet when I was challenged in 2005 by Carrol County Director to step and help I accepted offer to fill seat of NHSA Secretary. Charlie Kurtz almost had a stroke. He started yelling that I could not because I was not a full time resident even though I owned a few properties in NH and was planning on moving there.Look at how Mass, Conn.,Me., and RI. are treated by Charlies registration proposal. All anybody from out of NH is wanted for is their money! I hope Mr. Gould isn't foolish enough to sell his home in a sellers market with what is looming on the horizon from AG and the state.The last Director didn't last too long. Matter of fact Vice President didn't either.
  12. Here is what I see on their website right now and yesterday when I made my post.Says they are taking resumes and nothing regarding position filled. I will assume your post was a copy of email sent to club? New Hampshire Snowmobile Association.pdf
  13. I agree with you he can be a step in the right direction IF he is allowed to do anything without being under the thumb of those who are the problem. As far as updating facebook and web page. I posted a remark on Facebook and it was gone in a matter of minutes a few weeks ago. Their are pictures of the FU2 cruise on there too. So it looks like they have someone who has been running page so no excuse not to put info out on it. With a few County Directors who are on facebook that react when anything is posted they could have put the info out as well. One being a Past President who was on hiring committee. Improvements can only be made if the cronyism ends and it is allowed happen. I do hope there are many improvements starting with communication. God only knows of the abuse you and Don take in our county for not having any info. As far as my thoughts they will never be considered. I post actual court documents and am accused of making up lies about it. Until the Cronies are gone nothing will change.LOL! Same goes for Registration increase push. I post the copy of letter and get called a liar, shit stirrer, and that it never happened. Even though we all know it did get presented and a committee was formed. You commented on what transpired at meeting, yet a 2-County Director's and a Past President denies all of it. Who really are the liars would be my question.
  14. Very well said John.Simple and concise.
  15. That is good but unless clubs meet and share the info it is not going to get out there. It should be on NHSA Website and Facebook page. Is that not why they are supposed to be representing our sport?To share important info?My info came from club member.