Just to bring everyone up to speed on what has been transpiring on this thread. Most of you have only seen the one side of the conversation and not what was transpiring on another message board, so it may seemed some what confusing.
Over the last few years a couple of people, some members and some non members have been spreading rummers that they have made up, heard or misinterpreted information on the state of affairs of OAHI/CAHPI Ontario. Because of these rummers these people have been critical of everything we do as an association and of the Board of Directors. They will occasionally zone in on different people at different times so I will go through each point.
1 Within the last couple of days the above was transpiring again as per usual. We on the Board have been accused of not following the bylaws, policies and procedures and common business practices. With this in mind we ran a test of which I made some posts in defence of OAHI/CAHPI Ontario. They were immediatly picked up by one individual who started on his typical attacks. This escalated slightly and my posts were removed from the CAFE. So point in case, we have been accused of giving the web monitor her marching papers and instructing her what to do and allow us to break the rules. Well I am happy to say that first off the web monitor was not informed of this test and past with flying colours by removing my posts.
2 I personally have been accused of tramping on Bill Mullens rights by supposadly instructing the web monitor to remove his posts. First off Bill and I are good friends and both work hard for the association both provincially and nationally. Yes some times we do not see eye to eye but at the end of the meeting we put it behind us and move forward. Bill was informed along with the rest of the membership that we have been experiancing a number of problems with our web page. Oyr web guy is on holidays and the person covering for him is not as astute and familliae with the system. Bill was also informed that the proper back up would be put back in place once our web guy is back on the job. So despite the pleedings of certain individuals that this is not the case they are once again wrong on their interpretation of what has transpired. Bill Mullen himself has accepted this as what has happened.
2 Other rumers that one or two individualls proffes to have inside knowledge about is irregularities in the books and posible money problems. These one or two people are screaming for a forensic audit.
A forensic audit will cost in the neighbourhood of $16000.00 to $18000.00 of your hard earned money to go on a which hunt. Monet that can be better spent on the members. I can tell you first hand that the association is not in a financial dificault situation. As far as irregularities go there is none. The auditor is quite happy that the budget, books and the finances are healthy and proper. Remember he was voted in at the AGM by the members to investigste and report on the financial status. As he is trained to do this type of work we need to believe what he has stated over a couple of zelots. So once again these people are wrong on their assesment.
4 These people also take issue with the way the operation of the association is conducted. They want to talk bylaws only when it is conveniout. They only want to talk policy when it is conveniout, They only want to talk procedure when it is conveniout. As explained many times associations run on a combination of bylaws, policies, procedures and common business practices. We are no different because of who we are. In certain eituations one may not cover a situation so we must resort to the others. As we are running the association we are privy to the situation at hand so decisions are based upon this information. The zelots only hear bits and pieces of the situation and jump to conclusions without having full knowledge about the situation. You have voted for the BOD to run this association and we will do it to represent the best interest of the majority of the members and not that of a few bitter people members and non members alike.
5 We have been accused of not having a treasurer by the few. Once again this is far from the truth as we do have one. The treasurers position is one of great responsability and not all that have held the position in the past were comfortable with the task as well as the amount of work and realised they were over there heads and asked to be relieved of the duty. I personally feel that this being the case the member did the right thing before it is to late.
6 I have also heard through the grape vine that OAHI/CAHPI Ontario was offered a free booth at the last NACHI Conference. I can quite blatantly tell you that I as President and the association never recieved an official invitation. I however heard through the grape vine that this supposed invitation was made by a member of NACHI who has no official cappaciy to be making this type of offer. As stated previously we never recieved an official invitation.
7 You have also heard of a member who attended our solicitors office and complained that he was not given access to all that he wanted. Our solicitor has assured me that this individual was given access to only what the law required us to do and nothing more. Due to the fact that we have compatition now we need to be vigalant in protecting our trade secrets etc. We do not see our compatition offering us up all of their documentation on a silver plater so with that in mind we are keeping our info closly guarded.
As you the members can see there is a common thread running hear. Rummers being spread, distorted facts and personal twists. We will not chase rummers as they are just that, and it takes a lot of time to address each and everyone of them as people will continue to read what ever they want into them. We are not spending the finances recklessly and will not do so despite the rummers. We will continue to work hard to advance you the member with all of the stakeholders despite the road blocks that are put in the way.
Instead of listening to rummers I would suggest that before you contact the representative from your area and get the facts straight. If they do not have them they will find out or contact me personally.
I believe that I have addressed they latest bunch of rummers out there to aleviate any and all concerns. I do not plan on wasting anymore time debating these items with the few as my responsabilitys are to work on behalf of the mass.