Originally posted by dld9c1:
Responses like this drive me crazy as well. I personally don't have the time and resources available to be involved in the decision making level of this organization so I try to support those that do instead of bitchin' about the decisions that are made. If this makes me a sheep so be it. Until all of this came up I had no idea of when the LISST drag day occurred and I have been on this board from early on. Do you think that everyone involved in this decision knew when it was? I can guarantee one thing though if the date is changed there will be others that won't be able to make it....that is just a fact of life. You can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Good post. You only missed the point by a million miles. It's people like you who take a great club like LISST and tell us "too bad, not everyone is going to like the dates" and that's exactly what pisses people off. You are also a little late to the dance.
Yes, we know no one will be happy with all the dates. I got off my ass and was involved and was LISST President for 2 years. 95 members, very active club, 7 meetings every year, a holiday party, numerous car shows, numerous cruises, mod days, drag days, etc etc. www.lisst.com
We are well aware that any date creates conflicts. Sometimes we can't even get attendence at our own events from all LISST officers because of conflicts. Thanks for pointing that out.
However, I think it's ISSCA's job or responsibility to know when their chartered clubs are having their main events. Especially when there are so few true "big" Impala events a year. It's not like there are 35 Impala events every year and we have to balance our schedules on the head of a pin. Plus, LISST Drag Day has been on the 2nd Saturday of July for a few years in a row now. What are there, MAYBE 5-7 big Impala events every year?
1. ISSCA Nats - June or July
2. Impalafest - 1st week of October
3. LISST Drag Day - 2nd Sat in July
4. SSHS - 1st Sat November
5. GM Nats Carlisle - 3rd week June (used to be Fathers Day)
6. Your event here
7. GRAIL or MISSL something something?
(my apologies to anyone's big event I missed, but you get the point)
Oh yeah, and let's not forget how ISSCA scheduling so close to LISST hurts LISST attendance too. Our event is for charity and for needy kids and their families. Our attendance was down 20% this year (and also down for the first time after 7 years of growth). Not everyone is superman like Karl and Nab and can or will drive 14 hours Friday to make both events. This will hurt LISST attendance again 2 years in a row, people just can't make both events.
BTW, I see you say "Do you think that everyone involved in this decision knew when it [LISST Day] was?" Hahaha. It was THREE people who decided the date. The ISSCA BOD (Board of Directors) voted YES on Indy but never heard anything else about the dates. They didn't pick the dates. As far as I know, the ISSCA Executive committee picked the dates. Bill, Jay, and Rick. Again, I could be wrong, and no one is blaming anyone. What's done is done. ISSCA backed themselves into a corner by deciding on Indy because then the choice of dates was severely limited. We live and we learn. But please stop telling us to quit complaining because when people stop sticking up for themselves, that's when they get an even bigger pile of crap shoved down their throats the next time.
Sorry for being such a prick, but it's EXACTLY that response that pissed us east coasters off to start with.