Dear everybody how has a beef with the way that the NSMBA is run:
My name is Rachid Nayel and I am the treasurer.
If you would like my volunteer position, you're welcome to it.
This year, I have been contributing between 40 and 60 hours of unpaid labour per month, for people who apparently don't appreciate my efforts. I will be resigning at the end of this year after holding the position for 5 out of the last 6 years.
If you would like my position now, you're welcome to it.
If you would like any position on the board, you're welcome to it, just show up at the AGM and get voted in. It is a democratic process, that plays out in fairness in front of the membership. You can influence change by contributing. The organization also has many volunteer opportunities, that anybody who wants to influence change is welcome to participate in.
Also, if you don't have something edifying to say, please mind what you say in a public forum where everybody can see and only the infuriated react. I appreciate your opinion, however, if your thoughts are paramount and must be expressed, please express them to my face so that we can discuss them like men. I understand that the internet is the great conductor of thought and conversation, however, rhetoric here will serve to infuriate and will not influence a positive resolution.
My email is email@example.com and it has been publicly available for years, if you have any points of contention regarding the organization and would like to contribute to its betterment, please contact me.
Finally, please have the kindness of heart not to slander the NSMBA's employees, if you have a comment, or a formal complaint, they can be sent to the directors: firstname.lastname@example.org, to me (email@example.com) or to Vince, the president (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The NSMBA is a community organization that is run by volunteers, for the most part, and the few employees we have are dedicated, underpaid and deserve better than to be insulted (online, in person or otherwise). I realize that some people may feel like they aren't listened to, and we have a forum to listen to them.
The NSMBA holds monthly board meetings which are open, you can either view them on the calendar publicly available on www.nsmba.ca or email email@example.com for further information (I encourage the latter as the location is susceptible to change).
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