MSA Special Members Meeting
August 22, 2019
Dear Members of the Board,
As members in good standing, we are requesting the board call a special member’s meeting to discuss the finances of the club. Our concerns include the transfer of land fund money without the permission of the members, the amount of money spent on new construction, failure to hire an exchange company per the motion approved by the members in November and failure to accept the contract for the sale of land.
We are also concerned with the handling of staff. It has come to our attention that two staff members were forced out of their positions because you needed to save money. This has created multiple potential issues for the club including conflicts of interest, lack of oversight and the potential for liability exposure.
Unfortunately, the by-laws do not address recourse for the members if they feel there is a failure of the board to protect the club. Without specific details, we feel it would be irresponsible for us to file a formal complaint against all members of the board, hence this request. We are also requesting the meeting be held at 7:00 on a Tuesday. This is a time and day of the week members are used to meeting. Finally, we are requesting the meeting information be posted on the home page of the website, at both ranges visible to the members, on the MSA Facebook page, and through an email sent to all contacts.
In conclusion, we believe these failures have created a potentially untenable financial position for the entire club. The dissension on the board is some of the worst most of us have ever seen and creating a huge rift between the two ranges. After addressing the above issues, we want to discuss the possibility of selling the new shotgun range, using an independent attorney and accountant to protect the interest of the club, not specific individuals or agendas.
Members please sign using your name and member number.
**Please ignore any questions that asks you about payment. It is free to sign the petition**