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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.

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For the record: Things are just peachy in the Southern Chapter. Do not judge an entire group of people by the replies in one thread. Assumptions are bad news bears.

Off topic: Please, someone PM me how a meet is able to be endorsed by the TCCA. That part really confuses me. A Taurus meet, not supported by THE Taurus club. I proudly support and endorse this club wherever I go, but these recent occurrences are starting to concern me.


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Let me add my 2cents..

I read the thread where Jason was upset.. I did not reply to that thread, as it did not involve me.. but if the overall of the Club is in question, that means the members anywhere, then it involves me.. If this club and/or it's leadership/ownership, is one that wishes to play God as they say.. please let me know.. I have a 16 year old son that wants to join and as his FATHER, I will block that action.. cause I do not wish to waste my son's youth on pissing contests.. he'll have to deal with enough of them, when he enters the real world as we call it..

IMHO only, a Club should be for all, ran by all.. NO ONE Person should own it outright, because w/o all of it's members.. there is JUST a name and maybe a person or two.. aka.. not a club..

So I will also sit back and watch.. because I am just too damn old, for a bunch of BS.. btw.. My Taurus PA State Car Plate reads TCCA.. Did I have to ask to do that? Even tho I was thinking, it would be a great way, to promote the club?

I would rather live free like a wolf and be hunted everyday, then like a sheep and know that I was going to die, at the hands of the butcher.
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You know James. I've never questioned that it was a dictatorship, I still don't. I got told I was pissing egos, because I mentioned my opinion and being told previously I was "valued" , and then get treated like crap. I find it funny yet sad at the same time. I have an 11 year old myself, he's helped me get my car to where it is. COTM, later COTY, he speaks all the time how it's going to be his first car, how he's going to have the "coolest" car in school. Why, because it's something he put a lot of time into, he's proud of it. Well, no ego intended, but I've put a lot of time, and money, into this club, I was proud of it, it's somewhere I would make an effert to tell others about, matter of fact my car was probably the biggest rolling ad for this club....window banner, door decals, website URL on the rear window. I'm thinking maybe I might have to do some time management evealuations towards this club. Just seems kinda fu(ked up.

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You know James. I've never questioned that it was a dictatorship, I still don't. I got told I was pissing egos, because I mentioned my opinion and being told previously I was "valued" , and then get treated like crap. I find it funny yet sad at the same time. I have an 11 year old myself, he's helped me get my car to where it is. COTM, later COTY, he speaks all the time how it's going to be his first car, how he's going to have the "coolest" car in school. Why, because it's something he put a lot of time into, he's proud of it. Well, no ego intended, but I've put a lot of time, and money, into this club, I was proud of it, it's somewhere I would make an effert to tell others about, matter of fact my car was probably the biggest rolling ad for this club....window banner, door decals, website URL on the rear window. I'm thinking maybe I might have to do some time management evealuations towards this club. Just seems kinda fu(ked up.[/b]

Rudy, I pray that it is not a "dictatorship" style of club.. tho in some ways, it has at times come across in that manner. I have been around enough, that I have seen clubs come and go, and almost always, when a small group or a single person gets "control", a club declines. It is a shame and I hope that the "owners" think deeply, and then think some more, before they claim ownership, on things like the ROTBs. Because, if a noose becomes to tight, you (in this case the club) dies.. rather a quick death or a slow process..

I would rather live free like a wolf and be hunted everyday, then like a sheep and know that I was going to die, at the hands of the butcher.
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IMHO only, this is one of the greatest parts of being a Dad.. Dakota already has his tools, his own clean up supplies and his plans for a Stang restore.. He plans to drive the 95 GL while restoring the Stang and when he turns 21 and gets better insur rates, he will drive the Stang..

I would rather live free like a wolf and be hunted everyday, then like a sheep and know that I was going to die, at the hands of the butcher.
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If my Escort survives the lemons race in October I think I'll start teaching him how to drive. When he hits 16, he can start learning at the local roadcourse.

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Uh-oh Rudy your giving me ideas for my escort
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HAHAHAHA, go for it man.

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i don't think i am that brave lol besides i have to get it running first... and i already have a chopped up bronco 2
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