Mike, Josh and John, speaking strictly for myself and not the entire board, here's the comment cards story as I saw it - after looking at the quick notes, I also noticed that it was not completely clear as to when the comment cards would be suspended. I fully understand the difficulty in accomplishing what we're doing now with the new software. Unfortunately, I was not on the board when all of those decisions were made so I cannot speak to why or how all of the details of what would be in the reports were decided upon. But given where we are right now in the process, it would not be easy to continue to try to match up comment cards with score sheets. But knowing that a majority of the cooks I've talked to don't want to do away with comment cards, I didn't think it was a positive thing to suspend use of cards immediately when we aren't even using the new software yet. Nothing's changed there, so why change the comment card system until it has to be changed? I raised the issue to board members yesterday and the consensus of opinion as to when board members believed they were voting to SUSPEND (not end or do away with) comment cards was when the new software was released. We represent the members and my belief was that a majority of members want to keep comment cards, even if they believe the process needs to be better defined and so forth. As a result, comment cards will not be going away while the old software is in place and if a workable solution can be reached prior to release of the new software, MAYBE they won't even be suspended. That is my hope. Then the next logical step in my opinion is to look into how they're being used and see if we can formulate something makes them of greater value to those receiving them. I hope that answers your concern and as always, feel free to call or email me too. If anyone has ideas on how to approach use of comment cards when cards have (out of necessity) the alternate number and the score sheet has only the original team number, I would love to hear your thoughts. Twelve people in a meeting can't have all of the ideas. There are ideas and solutions out there that none of us might ever think of and I want to hear them from you! Thanks!
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