Thanks for your critique of the process that is underway now to completely "legitimize" ISSCA. The fact that the bylaws read a certain way, and that compliance was not met, is a failing on our part, yes, but we aren't working with nuclear power plants here--need I remind you?
What other national Impala SS club have you belonged to lately that held elections of any sort? The 9 volunteers that make up the current INTERIM board that is the directing body for ISSCA have every intention of doing the right thing, I assure you and everyone else reading this. The fact that the board is scattered around the country makes it a bit more difficult to do what we have done and meet every requirement of the bylaws, but we are trying.
I'm personally disappointed that we were not able to get someone to step up and put their name into contention in every Region that we've laid out, but while the bylaws address a goal, the ISSCA Board is not playing "king maker"--it is not our job to force each Region to put forward Board candidates, and I assure you we did try to find people. We'll just have to try harder next year.
Voting for the single candidate running in many of the regions may not seem to matter to you, but the vote of confidence does let the candidate know they have the support of those in the region they will be representing. In Larry Hall's case, he is not a member of the interim board of directors--he is the National Show Judge, an appointed position that he accepted voluntarily. He has every right and reason to run for the ISSCA board position open in his region.
This process will be repeated next year, and perhaps we can do a better job of meeting deadlines and offering a better/greater choice of candidates, once everyone understands how the process works.
You know I am always available to answer any questions you may have or address your concerns. Give me a chance to do that before you fire both barrels next time!
By the way, I didn't see a nomination with your name on it....and you are more than welcome to come up to Orange and help me count and validate the ballots and act as the witness as to the legitimacy of the voting results. Let me know if you are interested.