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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