Originally Posted By: gromicko
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association because they really have no ability to do anything… they are stone cold dead. Much like the old Soviet Union Premiers who used to die but the Kremlin wouldn’t tell the people about it… so went NAHI.
The other association is alive but hemorrhaging badly with less members than Candidates (by their own numbers). I've gone into this subject in the members-only section of this message board and offered support for this assessment. I won't do it here because the purpose of this thread is not to bash other associations (as I explained above). And again, start a new thread if you want to complain about my comments so far. My purpose was to objectively look at the position of the ships in the water and their condition, not to bash. Anyway, I don't see any stopping of the water being taken on by this last, adversarial association. I have collected plenty of data which leads me to conclude (and I don't predict this lightly) that they will also sink by the end of 2005. Not with a bang... but with a whimper.
This leaves NACHI. I'm not going to give you my usual NACHI-spin sales pitch here listing link after link to show how great NACHI is. I said at the beginning of this thread that I am speaking from my heart. I can go on for hours showing how NACHI is the biggest and best at everything but don't worry... I won't here. I will look at the big picture though and reveal what I think makes NACHI the home inspection industry's sole super power already from a military view point and an outrageously bright future. Here goes...
NACHI is not just the big ship on the high seas any longer. NACHI has become the lead ship of a very large fleet. Other ships in the fleet include the NACHI Foundation a registered charity based in Maryland, our gazillion lead generators each with their own sails, local NACHI Chapters each with their own captains and websites running independently, the NACHI's Consumer Recovery Fund/Legal Defense Fund based in Canada, NACHInews with its Inspector's Quarterly and Real Property Times, NACHI's Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, NACHI's BribeWatch.org, several NACHI State associations, Consumer Advocacy, Inc., several NACHI affiliated associations, the NACHI Convention run independently and likely continually from now on, InterNACHI with independent operations worldwide, quite a few covert groups, special project vessels, and others. Even many industry vendors are now leaning with a NACHI bias. Furthermore we have huge ships ready to launch such as REALmatcher and NACHIrelo. And many many more ships and even nuclear submarines being designed or under construction. We own the high seas. What little we don't own, we'll take soon.
As for NACHI's future, I'm convinced it will remain the lead ship in this ever growing fleet. I'm working hard with staff to make sure they can provide all the support any ship needs. My goal is to develop them into a support staff for every ship in the fleet, every chapter, and every member. I'm quite confident that shortly after the Convention is over our staff will be able to handle everything without me. They are already quite seasoned. When they have a complex issue or decision to make or unsure about which way to go... they will go to NACHI's Steering Committee for guidance. Winston Churchill said something to the effect that a tree that grows alone, if it grows at all, grows strong. The Steering Committee has done that without my help and can handle anything over the heads of staff... they already do to some extent and as my day to day participation wanes, staff and the SC will become a perfect combination.
As for me, my goal is to free myself from day-to-day operations. Two years ago I spent the much of my time helping individual members. This past year I spent much of my time helping individual local Chapters. This next year I will spend much of my time helping the individual ships within our fleet.
Thanks for listening and please share your thoughts on this matter.
Onwards and upwards!
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