Hey DC Tri~ Just a friendly reminder that those ballots you have not yet cast in the USAT Elections will turn to dust on 2/20 so PLEASE VOTE THEM today!
Please don't let that ballot go to waste. We need each and every one of you to VOTE NO on all THREE proposed by-laws changes. It will take less than a minute. We have the votes right here in this club to make a difference in this outcome of this election. We need you all to vote to keep North Carolina in the Mid-Atlantic Region, to keep the Sunshine laws in place that protect all our members, and to keep USAT as USAT and not USAT of Colorado. (No federation is USA "Sport" of Colorado -- or any other specific state.
Please dig out that ballot you received January 23 or 24th or so and click on the link to vote. It's ridiculously easy and we need your vote. Let the club know you voted NO on all three to protect the rights we have as one of the strongest, most active clubs in the country!
As I may have said previously, during the last USAT national board election, a board member won his seat by 15 votes. If someone brings an IPad to the club meeting Thursday and everyone there who hasn't voted yet casts their ballot on the spot, we may be able to influence the outcome of the ballot. That's how important your vote is.
The Mid-Atlantic is rock solid and we helped build USAT to what it is today. We developed the first rankings system. We had the "firsts" in more programs than you can imagine. Let's keep our great region in tact and growing with programs and benefits for all of our athletes.
As you can see from the ballot and USAT's publications, website, etc., no one took the time to even bother to say these changes are necessary and explain why. Well, they're not necessary and in the end will prove harmful in many ways too numerous to detail.
The bylaws protections of members rights were put there for good reason and those of us who live in the seat of federal government should be savvy enough to understand why. So please, let's protect them for ourselves and for the members who come behind us.
Thank you. Please vote!