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Communications with SNU members

June 2016 – Communications regarding CBL issues and Smithson motion

It has been suggested that the SNU does not keep its membership informed on issues impacting the Unit and that members don’t have an opportunity to provide input. That decisions are made by just a few people. With a little research is is very clear that the SNU has always included the entire membership in any discussions and decisions regarding the Unit and that members have always been asked to provide input, suggestions, ideas, and opinions.

The whole premise behind this section of the website is specifically to provide all pertinent information regarding the bylaws issues to any member, potential member, or anyone else interested in these issues. Documentation in this section of the website and elsewhere fully supports the open communications policies of the SNU. For example, the bylaws submission log includes a list of the dates of SNU newsletters that included some mention of the bylaws.

The motion by Smithson in May 2016 is an example of the SNU’s communications with its entire membership. This is in addition to all the information related to the SNU bylaws that has been publicly available on the website since 2007. There are no plans to remove any of this material from the website.

Communications Log

May not includes all communications but the key items are listed.

Saturday April 30, 2016 - SNU President Gary Haskett received a letter via certified mail from Region 12 President, Tom Smithson regarding the proposed suspension of the SNU charter for supposed non-compliance with WBCCI bylaws, specifically section 6. Gary notified Bryan Leipper of receipt of this letter and Bryan subsequently notified Jerry Thornburg.

Sunday May 1, 2016 - an impromptu but official meeting of the SNU executive committee convened at the Leipper home to discuss the issue. After much discussion it was the unanimous decision to respond fully and completely to the letter.

Monday May 2, 2016 – an email was sent to the full SNU board notifying them of receipt of the certified letter and providing the link to a web page page containing that letter and minutes of the meeting for their review and to solicit their feedback.

Tuesday May 3, 2016 – drafted an email to be sent to SNU members. Sent it to the board for review. Email approved. Plans to send it out on Wednesday May 4.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 – Sent email to all SNU members regarding Smithson motion with link to CBL website

Thursday May 26, 2016 – sent postcard with URL for CBL info to SNU members

Monday May 30, 2016 – sent link to Jerry’s response to Smithson via email to IBT executive committee, Smithson, Ortiz, Shafer & SNU board

Tuesday May 31, 2016 – sent Jerry’s response letter via USPS

June 2016 – SNU newsletter included an article on the current CBL issues with link to CBL website.

Friday June 10, 2016 - sent link to Jerry’s follow up response to Smithson via email to IBT executive committee, Smithson, Ortiz, Shafer & SNU board

Tuesday June 14, 2016 – sent email to SNU subscriber list (friends and members) regarding CBL issues and update. Email included link to CBL website.

Also see: Bylaws Submission log -|- Member communications -|- Member Information Access

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