OK, So Mario makes a post stating that the headcheese wants to discuss. OK, fine. Basically what happened, he posted a thread in the Southern Chapter about a SHO
viewing down here in Houston. A little while later I came across some info on another Ford based site I frequent. I came back, and posted it. Found out that it was the same info and did a baaaaad thing. I made one of my ever so present smart ass comments. Apparently he took it the wrong way and it was perceived as attitude instead of humor, yes, poor humor at that. I got an email from him right after that asking basically what my problem was why the attitude, what's changed. That I didn't seem like the same "Rudy" that he'd met at ROTB in '05 and he wanted to talk about what he could do. This line here got me though, especially after all the thread disappearances and closures. "Rather than being the guy that could bring everyone together and do a great job of running his chapter you're creating a lot of friction and disparity." Unfortunately, I don't have copies of any of my responses TO him, as my mail settings were skewed somehow. So I'll recall best I can, he can proof it. Basically I told him I was uncomfortable discussing private matters with on-line persons. From my point of view, I'm not telling personal "things" to someone I just briefly met 5 years ago. Uhh uhh, not happenin. I get a response, with the above quote, and some other stuff regarding the Ford thread. I ask what problems I'm having in my chapter there have been none brought to me???? I also apologize for posting the Ford info, and I have no grudge or hard feelings. Apparently he doesn't feel this way, due to Mario's post. I've got to add, it's been 5 years, I seriously doubt either of us, or any of you that get to see this, are the same people we were, then.
Now on to our thread. It's gone, locked, deleted, all that stuff, fine. I can handle that. It's certainly not going to stop me. There was nothing in the rules before this weekend(don't know about now) that stated or was implied/assumed or inferred, that any member of this club needed or was supposed to ask for approval or permission to plan a meet. Now it was posted as a joke between Bob and I simply saying lets do it!!, Al jumped in added I'll go, so did Mike. So I said Let's do it!!! there have been many other people tell me that if I ever planned a meet in TX, they'd come. Well I did, a few minutes later I had a name and a thread. 2010 TAURUS Spring Nationals. I've been told, that anything outside of the MW and NE regions would be a failure. By more than a few people, Jason being one of them. OK, so you say why even try? Why not? I own a car, I like to drive, I'm in a CAR CLUB, let's have a meet. I wanted to see just how big I could get it to be WITHIN the club because I've also been told that without any other outside affiliation it would fail. OK, I had ten months that gave me plenty of opportunity to ask Fordbastards, SHOforum, SHO
Club, there's a huge list, that's just a few. If it still looked like it would have failed, after all that, then I'd have let it, no big deal.
Now I'll tell you how I feel things are, and yes, I could always be wrong, it's happened. 1. I took away opportunity for Jason to post special info. 2. I tanked his thread on ideas about ROTB by basically starting my own meet. 3. Although told it wouldn't and it was geographically in the wrong area, it was taking off really well. That's what I see, I "stole his thunder". If that's what it is, I apologize, it wasn't meant to happen. As for me being a good chapter pres, and having issues in it. I'm unaware of any, planning the meet I thought, was a pretty good "leadership"/take charge idea. Having almost weekly Houston based gtgs and little mod days I thought was good camaraderie in my chapter. I'm done. I'm going to let Jason or whomever may wish to post. I'm going to sit back again, as I was demanded to do, and wait for an answer from the ADMIN. If he chooses to post publicly, fine. If not he or ANYONE else for that fact can call me here 832-202-4858