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WEBMASTER Fixed POST: The webmaster is looking for content to add from members and officers. Please send me stuff to research and as well to post. If I don't respond, then I am not aware of your attempt. Content should be primarily postal but membership news, health issues, helpful thoughts and ideas are welcome, as well as photos and videos. And maybe ask to have a branch page placed on the site.
NOTE: I have several emails accounts and you may have those and I will respond if I see your attempt at contacting me. A good idea is to call or text me at (864) 517-2983 if you send me something through email. email@example.com. Please identify your name and Branch so that I am sure it is member content. Thank you.
The important part of Article 8 section 6 regarding Officer responsibilities of publishing articles: "Each elected Officer of the Executive Board shall submit five (5) articles per year plus a yearend report for publication"
10/13/19: Last attempt to get Officers in compliance with By-Law article 8 section 6. Please read excerpt from Article. I put a couple things on the home page concerning those Officers not in compliance with the By-Laws. I know this email probably doesn’t have all the Officers listed so I ask for your help to at least ensure Officers are aware of my intent at year end as well at Convention. If Michael wants this deleted I will do so, but I think Officers should be making some effort on behalf of the membership. Everyone receives compensation as I have previously discussed in one form or another, and the By-Laws are the guide and law for the SCSALC.
It is not my intent to be a hard nose about this issue, but then again maybe it is. It is time,. There is too much at stake with the Post Office and our Union. I know the Officers do a great deal on the local level as well as with National issues, but this SCSALC exists as well to serve its members. The work done by some Officers to keep branches informed is substantial as well as the significant work to put together training opportunities, and Convention.
Only in the area of this website do I have some issues. Some Officers do their part while others do not. This is unfair of not having accountability to those that are not making the effort.
I do think the By-Law concerning the website should be amended somewhat in regard to the annual year as stated for submitting articles. It should read between Conventions as to minimize the articles required for newly elected Officers. Also, the number of articles should be plainly stated instead of the 5 plus a year end article. Also, the number of Articles seem too much for some and lowering the number could be an option. Regardless, they are our By-laws, or rules, our governess, our laws.
There is probably something I am forgetting or maybe have here that I should proof and edit out but I want to get some stuff done today. I will place this letter as well on my webmaster page so the membership knows the efforts being made to get Officers in compliance.
It may be prudent that all the Officers are made aware of these responsibilities to publish articles so as not to have an excuse as to why they haven’t submitted articles.
Again, my email list isn’t complete. An update has been sent to me from Sarah, but I am not sure if I included everyone
Sincerely yours David I would say in Solidarity, but I need to see it. I would like to see it.
Sent to Officers 9/22/19: Below is from the website homepage: I thank everyone that has made an effort to publish something or at least to contact me but there are two remaining officers that haven’t. Those are Randy Hayes and Don Jackson. Perhaps they don’t email and haven’t gotten the word that there are requirements within the By-Laws as part of the job to represent the membership. Sarah sent me an updated email list of the Officers and this is what I am using to attempt contact. I do think Article 8 section 6 could be amended to give relief for new Officers. Perhaps it could be between Conventions instead of annually. Perhaps at your training in November you could make an amendment regarding the articles. However, for 2019 there is still the requirement. I know that makes it difficult for the new Officers and very difficult for those that have never sent an article or even contact information or picture. These attempts to solicit Officer involvement are being published on the webmaster page. Would someone please contact Randy and Don to review those emails. There will be a report at the Convention if I am allowed as to the compliance of the By-Laws in this regard. I feel the membership needs to know those Officers not in compliance may need to answer to the membership. Again, please contact Randy and Don. If either of those Officers don’t email, then there is the Postal Service mail. There isn’t an excuse I am aware of. I have asked for Officer input in regards to the By-Laws at every Convention. It is time to get this done or change the By-Laws.
This is on the home page: 9/8/19: I have 3 more articles for members to review: John Monta, Rick Isom, and the Web-Master. I hope the primary Officers have ensured contact to all other Officers. I have asked each Officer to contact me regarding receipt of email. So far I have heard from: Michael Hamilton, Sarah Scott, John Crader, John Monta, Richard Jones, and Rick Isom. Still waiting from the remainder identified on the Contact page.
My Brothers and Sisters in having a great Postal Future David
Thank you Richard, John, Rick, John Monta, Wayne, Sarah, and Michael for responding to my last letter I sent regarding responsibilities to the By-Laws concerning publication of articles. However, I still have a couple Officers that haven’t responded. I conclude that maybe they didn’t receive the email. They can go to the website scsalc.org and see it for themselves on the webmaster page. You will notice that when you look at the page I did make a singular mistake. My interpretation of the Bylaws is that 6 articles from Jan through December will be published. I don’t think Article 8 section 6 applies to the Convention book article. That I think is a separate issue. Many of you are well on your way to meet your obligations to the website but a few have a little extra work to do. Read the letter on my page to get a gist of what you can write about. To summarize here, the subject matter is as wide as you like, as well as the brevity. Keep in mind you can send attachments, photos, videos, and be personal or union related. Let your members know who you are and what you are doing for the cause. Always know that I respond when I know you have sent something, and will as well let you know when it is published. With technology as it is some items may not get through or be put in my spam folders which I am not likely to check. Therefore please don’t wait to long for a response from me without sending me a text or something. 864-517-2983. Your content is important. You can send me content at firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com You can copy the link to your address book and try it. I am kind of curious if it works. But if you prefer just firstname.lastname@example.org 864 517-2983
I will posting this email to the webmaster page as well as I further my attempts to get the Officers complying with the By-Laws
Solidly yours David
Just an after thought. It is important to know that you got the email. If you are an Officer that hasn’t contacted me I want to here from you. If you have contacted me from the previous email then just a quick I received this will do. I want to ensure my group email is working. With my next email I will make a more pointed effort. Again I thank those that have started posting articles.
9/8/19: There is a correction to my letter to Officers. Officers are required according to By-Laws to submit to me 6 articles per annual year. Jan - Dec. Article 8, section 6
9/8/19: Letter to Officers: I sent this to the EBoard around Sept 2nd to solicit more involvement for the Web-Site: I have written several times throughout my tenor as Web-Master to get more involvement from the Officers concerning the web page. The By-Laws state the Officers will submit articles 5x a year. I don’t care how brief the article is as long as it has some substance. Include an attachment or web page for the members to access if your words are too brief. Subject matter can not only be union or postal related but also personal or anything of benefit for the membership. If Officers send articles, they will develop a relationship with the union member online and not only at Convention. This website is an Opportunity to reach out socially as brothers and sisters to our brothers and sisters of this beloved union. Unfortunately, the requirements of submitting articles according to the By-Laws is not being done. Content is not being sent to me concerning minutes, events, and other stuff that members go to the site to find out. I get complaints from the membership frequently with advice on what to do. To that end, I submit this letter as I am not being blamed for the condition of the site. The Officers are being blamed and those complaints demand a consequence. I am expecting the Officers to step up to the plate and do their job in accordance to the By-Laws. All Officers are paid quite a bit of money in wages, lodging, per-diem, mileage, and some even a salary to have the job they were elected to do that is defined by the By-Laws. Some Officers also have added benefits to attend Conventions and Training all across the great country. With a few exceptions of a few Officers compliance with the By-Laws isn’t being followed. Unfortunately, even those Officers with their good intentions sometimes are at a lapse in submitting articles or other important information. My feeling, and it may be prejudiced, is there is a need for an effective web-site. To that end, our dues go to the State Association to elect Officers to serve the membership. This website is one tool that can be better utilized to serve the membership. Our sole purpose is to serve the membership. The By-Laws creation to govern our organization is to ensure that we stay true to our purpose. If Officers don’t feel as I do about the web-site then change the by-laws. Members have complained to me that we haven’t stayed true to our purpose. I’ve had members come up to ask me what does the State Association do. To answer that question I ask the Officers to let the membership know what we do and what you as an Officer or union member has accomplished through this web-site. If you’ve met with your Congressman and had others join you, then let the members know. Perhaps that will inspire others to call and visit their Congressman. If your Branch, or Post Office has problems, let others know what has been done to resolve the issues. If your Branch, Post Office, or Congressman have issues that need solving, then reach out through this web-site for help. I am not suggesting embarrassing yourself with unsolvable problems. Always remember, don’t over-estimate your problems and don’t under-estimate your abilities. What I am saying most emphatically trying to convey is nothing happens without considerable effort. Forces will destroy our post office and union solidarity . Make the effort. Step up to the plate with your ideas, and convey them through this web-site. Our members deserve better than what I see present with this website. Officers by-in large are not doing this important aspect of their job. If you wish to have another web-master, then by all means appoint one. Still, the most essential aspect of the website is Officer contribution. Without that, the website is worthless. Change the By-laws to eliminate the expense of a website or make the necessary contributions and criticisms. Yes, do criticize if something isn’t right or the appearance isn’t right on the website. I received a critic’s complaint a few days ago and I will make a couple changes because he was right. But not today. I need Michael, Wayne, Sarah, John as the primary Officers of the State to ensure the others are contacted with this email as well as their input to ensure compliance with the By-Laws. At the next Convention, the delegates will be given a report that will also be posted online as to whom isn’t in compliance with their duties in regards to this website. The membership I think needs to know this. A member would be in their right to brings charges against those not in compliance with the by-laws. Honestly, that could happen. I know I do not have everyone’s email or any contact information. I do know that some Officers haven’t for years bothered to send me anything, not even contact information. Please someone ensure that I have everyone’s contact info
I am supposed to get the minutes from the State Convention. The need for the minutes was one complaint I got among others. Lets have everything that we can post on the website for the membership deserves access. Even the stuff you send to Branches to distribute to the members. If the minutes or any information is sent to me, please ensure that I post the info. I will let you know when I post things. If the minutes are not there, and I haven’t checked and they were sent to me then I apologize. The By-Law and Minute page is a page I am going to re-work in the coming days.
John Crader: I received information that the domain and website charge is due. Unless we are deciding to eliminate the website has it been paid?
Please let me hear from every Officer so that I know they have received notification that a report will be given as to the status of compliance of 5x articles a year at the next State Convention regardless if I am still web-master and posted online if I am still the web-master.
Send your emails to email@example.com. Please identify yourself and include a subject line. I will respond if I see your email, and if I don’t respond then please, please text me at (864) 517-2983.
Too be honest, I am about done with the website without others giving a little effort.
Sincerely Yours Your Brother in Solidarity David Kopp