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Last Word on QClub--From Me, at least
As a non-member, I will stay a non-member. While I would love to
be a part of a responsible Q Club, and have knowledge that I [IMHO]
believe might be beneficial [business / corporate side, not wrench side],
I find what I am hearing and seeing [not rumors anymore] disgusting.
In my experience, the chosen few in power in some closely held
corporations [not the same set-up w/ QClub, but in reality...not far] can
make life a bitch for those not in power. Whether through corruption or
just plain arrogance SOMETIMES the "leaders" forget they are there for
the benefit of the whole, and believe the whole is there for their benefit.
Frankly, it is not the event prices that I find disgusting here.
While the price difference between a $300 weekend and a $200 weekend may
mean you can go to less events, maybe only 1 per year, you can sometimes
forget a price that is a little high--if the event is terrific. No, what
I find inexcusable, and the reason I will NEVER join so long as the
leadership stays the same, is the financial disclosure issue. I agree
that the QClub should be given a reasonable time to answer questions.
BUT, how long does it take for someone to issue a short statement and
tell (1) the revenue; (2) the expenses [listed of course]; and, (3) the
net gain or loss for the most recent fiscal year? 'Bout 10 minutes if
you have any typing ability at all.
Now, before I get flamed, I am not saying the QClub or any of its
officers are corrupt. I have no idea about their honesty and integrity
[prolly like most places-some terrific, some not so terrific]. But I do
know this: When people in high places refuse to answer questions about
simple things that you have a right to know...I gotta ask the WHY question.
Sorry for the space