Position papers from candidates available at www.laser.org

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by Mark Kastel, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Mark Kastel

    Mark Kastel Guest

    Hello all,

    When we drafted the by-laws our goal was to make our elections as open as
    possible. The International Laser Class Association constitution mandates
    that our regional officers are elected by the District Secretaries. This is
    a representative democracy, if you will. Given that, your opportunity as
    members to participate in the election cycle comes from your access and
    ability to influence the way your District Secretary votes (if your dues are
    paid, you are all registered lobbyists :>).

    To that end, the draft by-laws (which are the official guidelines for this
    election cycle) provided access for all the duly nominated candidates to our
    web site. The web site was emphasized in the by-laws because the long lead
    time for The Laser Sailor makes our class magazine impractical for this
    purpose and only a small percentage of our members are signed up on the
    e-mail list or forum. Candidates had the opportunity to post position
    papers or any other material they wanted to use to communicate with members.
    Position papers from the candidates, who choose to take advantage of this
    opportunity, can now be viewed. There is a link for this information on the

    As most of you are already aware, the draft by-laws are also up for
    ratification and the final draft is also linked to the home page.

    Voting for candidates begins, electronically, on November 15th. If you want
    to communicate your sentiments regarding any of the particular candidates or
    the by-laws, to your District Secretary, you should do so before then.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mark A. Kastel

    International Laser Class Association

    North American Secretary

    Mark A. Kastel

    M.A.Kastel and Associates, Inc.

    P.O. Box 2

    La Farge, Wisconsin 54639

    608-625-2042 voice

    608-625-2043 fax


    "There is nothing more difficult to take to in hand, more perilous to
    conduct, or more uncertain in his success, than to take the lead in the
    introduction of a new order of things"

    Nicalow Macavelli - The Prince

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