Governance

Board meeting as self-serving bully pulpit

Lesson 1 from April 26 BOD meeting “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”                                             -Mark Twain Blame the bloggers At …

Board meeting as self-serving bully pulpit Read More »

Being accountable for being good neighbors

Is a criminal-to-excellence measuring scale hard to understand? It seems to be hard for the people currently in power here to grasp. But, the association (meaning the membership) faces a very high risk if the Board, GM, and attorney are not held accountable for being ethical and fair. With so much a secret, who can …

Being accountable for being good neighbors Read More »

Have you no sense of decency, David Berman?

The frustrated sentiments of the Army Chief Counsel, Joseph Welch, speaking to Senator McCarthy in 1954  (15-second video above) resonate with me as they speak of a man who has simply gone too far. I want to express these same feelings to David Berman. I want him to stop his unwarranted and unprovoked attacks against …

Have you no sense of decency, David Berman? Read More »

Telling lies, ruining lives

“As I understand it, Ms. Tobin was prevented from running for the Board not because she has opinions that are critical of the Board and SCA management, but ONLY because she is involved in litigation against SCA from which she might stand to gain a financial benefit.” -David Berman Poppycock. My unlawful removal from the …

Telling lies, ruining lives Read More »

SCA deserves better. Lord knows we’re paying for it

Self-management is right. Implementation is wrong. Mr. Fox, Esq., has been hired to watch the chickens. The family dog has been left alone with the owners’ cake. The problems with the implementation of self-management will continue unless the system is changed. Changing Board members won’t make the difference. The system has to be changed to include …

SCA deserves better. Lord knows we’re paying for it Read More »

SCA Board election choices are narrowed by design

My granddaughter is six now, but a while ago, she loved knock-knock jokes. Her favorite one was apropos of the SCA Board race. Knock-knock. Who’s there? Broken pencil. Broken pencil who? Never mind. It’s pointless. And yet, here I am. In Hawaii, but still knocking my head against the wall, trying to keep the SCA …

SCA Board election choices are narrowed by design Read More »

I’m sorry. We weren’t so lucky after all.

I have to take back what I said about the restaurant. I can’t recommend any one of the three bidders. The process being used was so flawed that it virtually guarantees the same failures as SCA earned in the past. To use an SNL metaphor, trusting the GM to get this right is like trusting Stevie …

I’m sorry. We weren’t so lucky after all. Read More »

Who will allowed to speak at today’s 2 PM SCA Board candidate forum ?

Who is running and deemed eligible? 10 owners self-nominated for the Board 7  cleared whatever vetting the GM and attorney dreamed up 2  did not pass muster, but will remain unnamed for unknown reasons 1  was declared ineligible in yet-another $325/hour attorney letter. 4 candidates who did not show up on 2/13 were included in …

Who will allowed to speak at today’s 2 PM SCA Board candidate forum ? Read More »

Suggested Questions for today’s Board Candidate Forum

Here are some questions I hope somebody will ask the candidates today. I would ask them myself, but you know, it’s the kiss of death when the words pass my lips… Ask Aletta Waterhouse Did the Board vote in executive session to give the GM another bonus  after 800+ people complained and petitioned for a …

Suggested Questions for today’s Board Candidate Forum Read More »