Originally Posted by Rapid Fire Jack
Jeremy, I've been following this discourse silently from the sidelines with interest, but would like to toss out a few comments as food for thought. I thought it was very clear that I needed to decide BEFORE voting in the SDGA election if I wanted my 2012 membership payment to go to the new valley club instead. Seems that most people chose to vote and keep their SDGA membership at least for the time being. That does not preclude them from supporting the new DGU as well. There are several SDGA members who have also supported the North Idaho Disc Golf Club by purchasing a membership, for which I thank them. I am a NIDGC member who chose to support the SDGA as well. Sekani has many people excited, and I would think many would opt to support your efforts there - either with membership in your new club, or even more importantly by rolling up their sleeves and lending a hand with the extensive work that is needed to install a new course. Yes there were only a handful of people who opted to jump on board with your fledgling club with their 2012 membership fees, put try to put it into perspective: the SDGA committed to contribute $1800 toward baskets for your new course. That is equivalent to the funds from 90 annual memberships! In my book that is pretty generous. It won't be that long and it will be time for 2013 memberships, and everyone can choose where they want to place their support. I think that the course at Sekani is an exciting development, but the acrimony, sarcasm and antagonistic verbage that I read from the Disc Golf Uprising gives me pause about getting involved with your club. A more conciliatory approach might generate a more favorable response for you. Something to think about if you truly want to grow your base of support for the betterment of the DGU and the development of Sekani.
With the way the money has been rolling in from the SDGA so far that $1,800 that is due to be paid to DGU seems far from likely. Saying your club will be cut a check in March and then in August deciding that each individual will start getting individual checks builds zero confidence. I don't want to deal with any of this crap. I want to build a new course and begin pursuing the next one. I am not even a DGU spokesperson. I am an interested party of the disc golf community that wants to get a new course in the ground as soon as possible. The sarcasm is from a long line of crap being streamed from the other side..Don't like it. Maybe you can intervene. Their "by the book mentality" seems to be written and twisted like lawyers. It takes forever, nothing seems to follow what it was supposed to be, and is quite unproductive. That's why we are approaching the next membership year thinking we may finally receive some money for the previous year. Of course we aren't going to get what was promised but we'll just tow the line anyway. keep our heads down and not say a word, your humble course builders