Neal; Thanks for your input. Personally, I'm not ready (yet) to get into the middle of what is shaping up to be a real "dog-fight" this early in the game on this BB. I will give my personal views to anyone who asks in private. Everyone will hear lots of campaign speeches and philosophical viewpoints next week and the months to follow. Please pay close attention to what some of the challengers are saying/claiming..... and also pay equal attention to the responses/rebuttals. I just want to remind everyone who will be picking up on this thread that the elections will not be held until next spring. A call for nominations will go out this Fall; candidates photos and background sketches will be published in the 1st quarter issue of 1999 and ballots will be mailed out to ALL members (including associates). The new officers terms will be from 1999-2001 and will not be installed until our convention next year. Let's get through this convention first. I sincerely hope this BB doesn't become the battleground for personal attacks.
As for Rene; welcome to the club... he is our newest member having just joined last week at the Vegas Chapter meeting! Archie