FW: Another long term ILCANA officer Hugh Elliott endorses By-Laws

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Hugh Elliot" <HughElliot@worldnet.att.net>
    To: "Landt, Tim" <timc3@gte.net>
    Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 7:48 AM
    Subject: ILCA North American By-Laws


    > Dear Tim:
    >
    > I entirely endorse passage of the proposed By-Laws. These will put the

    North
    > American Class Association on a solid organizational footing and =

    provide
    for
    > a necessary infusion of new blood from time to time.
    >
    > In 1987, after serving for five years, I resigned as Vice President =

    (North
    > America) and World Council Member. The reason that I resigned was =

    because
    > we - the then Executive - had completed the job of recovering the =

    North
    > American Region from the [third] bankruptcy of Performance Sailcraft, =

    we
    had
    > established the North American Association as a representative of the

    owners
    > rather than the builder and we had successfully delayed a then =

    premature
    > effort to get the Laser selected as an Olympic Class.
    >
    > It was time for new blood and new ideas. We (Dick Rose and I) made way =

    for
    > it.
    >
    > From an organizational standpoint, it is important that there be =

    regular
    > turnover among the Officers. It is also, however, useful to have a =

    long
    > serving member of the Executive Committee, who does not aspire to be
    > Chairman or Vice Chairman. This person serves as institutional memory,

    idea
    > generator, and general gadfly to keep the top officers on their toes.
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    > Hugh
    > ___________________
    > Hugh Elliot
    > Laser 66099, Laser 101226
    > District 10 Secretary 1979 - 1985
    > Vice President (NA) and World Council Member 1982 - 1987
    > ____________________
    > 1207 Gladstone Place
    > Alexandria, VA 22308
    > Tel: 703 768-4358
    > Fax: 703 768-4361
    > Mobile: 703 623-0552
    >
    >


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