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View Poll Results: Did you vote in the 2008 KCBS Election
Yes 75 82.42%
No 6 6.59%
I am not a member of KCBS 10 10.99%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-21-2008, 01:28 AM   #16
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I voted because I'm new to the KCBS. I suspect it takes years for enthusiasm to be displaced by apathy.

Poob, let's get some Vote Phil '09 t-shirts printed up. I'll wear mine to every competition I attend this year.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:01 AM   #17
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I voted..and I sent emails to all the last summer CBJ class graduates (we hosted)...encouraging them to do so as well, I think if they got more involved (beyond joining to keep a valid CBJ #) you could bump that number to closer to 40%
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:57 AM   #18
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I voted for 4 people and tried to select folks I thought would be good for the organization and maybe bring some new blood and new ideas to the organization. Seems I ended up like many - 2 of my 4 made it. I also voted because "you can't bitch if you don't vote".

I wonder how many folks had a problem like Dan. I read of a couple of others not getting their voting email. Hopefully, his was just a one off issue.

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Old 01-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #19
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I voted because I think it is the right thing to do. I also never miss general election here at home. I would bet that the majority of people here and in attendance at the dinner also voted, because, folks that are involved ,generally participate.

You will always have a large percentage of any group as non participants. They will join and do nothing, either because of available time, lack of experience and or motivation. They will hang around and wait for someone else to get it done. It is the same thing in hunting clubs, PTA, or social groups; it is always up to "somebody" to get it done. Do me a favor, if you know who “somebody” is, send me his phone numbers, I have a few tree stands on our hunting lease that need to be repaired before next season.

Unfortunately, that’s the way it is, 10% of the membership does 90% of the work. The percentage of voters in the election, in my opinion, is about what you can expect from a group this size, it may even be slightly above average. I am a new guy here, but I think the bottom line is, forums like this and others, are a great place to vent and suggest ideas for change. I would bet that the board members and decision makers also read these forums, whether they post or not, they are reading.

I also think you are doing the right thing by letting the leaders hear your concerns anytime you can, e mail, letter, phone or in person. You have to let them know what you think, without your input, they can always say, “I haven’t heard that concern before.” Now, I am not advocating an e-mail bombardment of the board, I am merely saying, let your voices be heard. The two things I have learned in my years as a contract negotiator for our labor group with the County Government,
#1- the squeaky wheel gets the oil
#2- progress is a slow process.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:12 AM   #20
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Sorry Phil Phil in 09 this is the second year I thought this and said nothing but for the record. I voted once and only once and for only one candidate. My reason is two fold first I know Phil and he is the kind of leader that KCBS must have to keep a level head and remember where we come from (others may be as good but I Know Phil) second if two people vote one for Phil and one for otherperson and the other votes or otherperson and anotheranother person Phil is down one vote. Phil you got my vote and unless something very strange happens you will get my vote next year. From other post it is already apparent we need your leadership. Thanks for the Brethren and God Speed next year.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:37 AM   #21
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I voted because I think we need some representation outside of Kansas City and to keep the board from being nepotistic. The board needs to have more representatives from outside of the Midwest sphere of influence.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:38 AM   #22
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Voted as soon as I got it.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:45 AM   #23
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I voted for four candidates, all cooks. One made it.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:46 AM   #24
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I wonder how many Brethren are Members of the KCBS
Got to reach a wider group and CBJs at that.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:48 AM   #25
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I voted because it's the American thing to do. Democracy in action.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:55 AM   #26
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I voted. This is my first year as a KCBS member. I only knew one of the folks running personally, and that was just a short meeting at a competition. The statements made in the Bullsheet and comments made by folks on different forums were what I used to base my vote on. I also searched the forums for conversations the candidates participated in to try and get an idea of who they were.

In the end, 1 of the 3 I voted for made it.
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I wonder how many Brethren are Members of the KCBS
Got to reach a wider group and CBJs at that.
Well it's probably safe to say less than 497 because all of us voted for Phil. Id' say if we wanted to know a poll on Qtalk may be more appropriate.
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I voted because it's the American thing to do. Democracy in action.
Didn't the Greeks invent democracy? Glad you voted.
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Well it's probably safe to say less than 497 because all of us voted for Phil. Id' say if we wanted to know a poll on Qtalk may be more appropriate.
If we find out there are 498, then someone needs beyotch slapped!!!
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I voted as soon as I got the email
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