I have been involved with a group for a few years. The usual committee, Chairperson, Secretary etc. – all volunteers. Talk about a pain! A new person took over the chairmanship a while back and the tension has been growing. I stopped going to the meetings because of this particular person rubbed me the wrong way – past my point of forcing myself to try and let their blatant need for power and control slide. My mind could not even keep up with the silly meeting stuff partly because of my limitations but mostly because there was just way to much crapola coming out of this person mouth!
Next thing you know I get an email from one of the founders of this volunteer group that raises money for the groups cause – not political – just something like building playgrounds, or parks, or theaters – that type of group to give you an idea –
First many of us who stopped attending the regular meetings but were guaranteed by the new “leader” that we would be kept in the loop and informed of all upcoming events, changes, votes …. via emails . Were dropped from the person email list suddenly and unannounced. We in turn had promissed to help on our favorite major fund raising event. Next thing ya know there was an email forwarded to those of us out of this persons new loop (by someone still in the loop) of major changes to the groups mission, name, and sponsored functions. Ok I guess that is what you get when you miss a few meetings. The emails that were fowarded to us contained some statements from this new “leader” sent out to a select few such as: I have decided we will not meet to discuss this . .. I have decided to change the name of the biggest and well known fundraiser of this group to some long stupid almost kinky sounding name and while I am at it I have moved it’s date to four months later.
So, all the sponsors and donators are confused – I mean Hello??? When does a Chairperson of an public (tied to the county) group get to cancel scheduled meetings to vote on the changes they just made adn then make official changes that affect printed materials? Many people have worked long and laborious hours to get donors and sponsors and now – poof this person decides – who cares – I am changing the name, the date, and sending apology letters to the vendors – oh and yeah – opps if half the members who have been there since the beginning of the group are no longer emailed of any notice of any of this – tuff doodles!!
Well I responded in what I thought was a rather polite but, well, maybe I used one rude word – “dictatorial” , manner to her. I cc’d every person whose email I had! LOL The school yard fight is afoot. It was nice to find out that I was not the only person ostracized by this one person and not the only member upset by their blatant disregard for procedures.
Well, committee dictator I doubt you will ever see this because your type is to wrapped up in yourself to ever read a blog, but if you do – hope you all have fun doing it all yourself – this girl is going to donate her hours to some other cause.