Congratulations to the newly-elected members of the Board:
Check below for why no congrats for Bob Burch
A message from Gary Lee
Nona …. I want to take this opportunity to thank any of your readers who voted for me in this election.
I recognize the fact that I do not have any “direct” experience on any of SCA’s committees or volunteer programs but … I do bring to the board an extensive background in the management of facilities, construction, budgeting, finance and human resources – all of which are basic to the operations of the SCA.
I promise to bring an element of “common sense” to the board and a diligent effort in exploring facts and conditions prior to voting on any subject.
I would welcome the thoughts and opinions of any of your readers. I will be open to receiving any input and I will certainly consider them in my decision making. -Gary Lee
All directors get an equal vote
I personally have great hope that Gary’s significant management experience will be treated with respect as mine was not.
The restaurant negotiation
Will Gary’s substantial restaurant experience be used for the benefit of the membership to protect SCA from giving away the store in negotiating with the probably pre-selected vendor?
Or is Rex’s death grip on consolidating power so strong that his expertise will be rejected in favor of Tom Nissen and Forrest Quinn who have no restaurant or negotiation experience that is specifically on point as Gary’s is?
SCA experience is required only for some
Rex Weddle and Bob Burch, in particular, proffered the pretext that my not having been on SCA committees was sufficient justification to refuse to treat as an equal member of the Board.
Keep your eyes open, new directors!
The new Board members need to guard against the incumbents claiming to possess special authority over them. Or that the Board is allowed to have secret meetings on topics other than the four permissible topics in NRS 116.31085 and SCA bylaws 3.15A.
Abdicating and usurping must stop
There is a surprising willingness for the GM and the attorney to play favorites and play fast and loose with the rules so that decisions that are supposed to be made by the Board in open session, informed by professional managerial and legal advice, somehow get made by who know who and who knows when.
Be careful, it is very easy to get sucked in.
Which brings me to why no congrats to Bob Burch
I am having trouble congratulating the fourth person elected, Bob Burch, because ongoing NRED complaints against him have not been adjudicated since being filed over eight months ago. These complaints include serious charges:
- interference with the recall election
- harassment and retaliation
- abuse of authority
- concealing SCA documents from members, including a director
- taking action by secret votes against owners without cause or due process
- acting for reasons of self-interest or revenge
- failing to disclose a potential conflict of interest and then repeatedly voting on the issue
- and more violations of owners’ legally protected rights
Never heard about these charges?
Voters probably didn’t hear about these open complaints because they were concealed.
Unfairly, “on the advice of counsel” and on owners’ dime, the Board and the GM purposefully concealed complaints against them, and the attorney from the membership.
They refused to place the complaints on an open Board meeting agenda as required by NRS 116.31187.
Board Policy Manual 6.1 was disregarded when they would not allow me, as an elected director, to discuss these violations in any open Board meeting.
They would not fairly even allow the complaints to be investigated or be fairly debated executive session.