It seems that fans are not happy with how the chapter is organized at this time. Since the chapter is made up of fans that participate....and this is supposed to be democracy based...everyone has the chance to voice their say on Oct. 8th at the open meeting. I will be presiding over the meet and each particant will have an equal amount of time to have the floor. Please write down what you feel the problems are and a reasonable solution...please keep points simple and a truely rational solution to the problems you see. I do want to point out that previously a more structured format was used and was unsuccessfull. According to fans that participated, they wanted a more loose format so that members could just enjoy doing workshops, planning and going to events together and have fun with Star Wars and other sci fi fans. This led to a handful of fans taking care of all the obligations of keeping the chapter going. This is alot of work, time and expense. So please really think about what you will be presenting to the other members. Yes, this is like having an arbitration...but it needs to be done. There will be elections coming and all positions will be open for nominations...anyone who wants to be nominated needs to voice their interest in the position/positions they want to be nominated for. There will be a period of discussion and then elections. Positions that are not challenged will remain with the current person continuing...unless that person wishes to step down. I am hoping that this will be a productive discussion group on Oct. 8th and am setting up a Yahoo, closed chat room. You can do with it what you want...I do not feel that posting on the TFN appropriate and the chapter will no longer exist according to the staff and moderators. Please remember what you say now will only cause more hurt and bad feelings in the future. We have all said things in the past and have probably done things we regret....so let's try to get this group on an even keel and have some good times with friends. I would like everyone to please PM or emal me with their opinion. I will also be setting up the yahoo private chat and I will moderating it for ideas. You will need to identify yourself by name or screen name. Thanks and I hope to see all of you on Oct. 8th.