President’s Letter March 2018
The results of our recent RVC questionnaire on activities and operations will be in review at the end of March. The results will subsequently be openly discussed at our meeting on April 14th. Sande Silva, RVC Social Chairperson, along with an activities committee, will be reviewing questionnaire responses for new ideas and activities suggestions. Craig Westby, Vice President, is advisor to all RVC committees as per By-Laws and he is available to assist if needed.
The proposed By-Laws Changes as discussed at our March 10th RVC meeting failed to pass due to a failure to meet the two-thirds minimum membership approval voting requirement for amendments. All measures, with the exception of the lowering of the quorum percentage from 25% to 15% would have passed in this past election. By-Laws are to be reviewed each year in October and voted on by the membership in November.
A valid question was put forth at our March 10th meeting regarding the RVC 2018 budget for activities. The $800 total budget for activities was in part, a result of costs not being submitted to RVC by members that were hosting our meetings, or events, which were conducted in their homes. Those costs should not be the sole responsibility of the hosts when good judgment is utilized. There are typically 4 to 5 meetings, or events, per year that are hosted by gracious RVC members in their homes.
Our recent purchase of the $140.00 Audio 2000’s P/A system from Amazon for our regular meetings was not satisfactory due to the failure of it’s two wireless microphones as well as a malfunction within the sound system unit itself. The system had a 1 year warranty and it was returned to Amazon for a credit. We will be utilizing our much larger Yamaha Stagepas 300 P/A system with Shure wireless microphone in the interim. The Yamaha system has been terrific in it’s performance for 12 years and the sound quality is excellent as we all know. It appears the old adage of “you get what you pay for” may still be valid in electronics.
Spring has arrived, but weather snow warnings for Southern Oregon continued this past week. Studded tires for Corvettes on the Siskiyous might be a business opportunity.