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Old April 10th 04, 05:28 PM
The Masked Bishop
 
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I encourage everyone here to vote for Sam Sloan to the Executive Board
this June.

Now, after all the spit-takes and screaming have subsided, let me
offer up some reasons.

Sloan is routinely dissed on this board for his own personal excesses
and eccentricities. We've all seen the examples: unwanted posts about
his lawsuit with his brother; bizarre claims about being the "only
person" to ever to this thing or say that thing; too many pictures of
nude Asian girls on his website; paranoid claims about cultural
figures like Jerry Falwell...the list goes on and on.

BUT, and it's a big but, Sam knows his USCF governance like few
others. He's very booked up on the history of our beleagured
organization, he attends the meetings, he has interviewed or met with
many of the people who currently run the USCF, and he's a regular
poster and debater on this board. Most, if not all, of the other
current candidates can't hold a candle to Sloan's involvement with the
USCF at the political level.

So while Sam may be a bit strange, I have to say he knows a hell of a
lot more about the inner workings of the USCF than I do, or just about
every other poster on this board, or in the general membership. I
would make book that he would be a more active, involved, and
interesting Board member than any of the other candidates who are
running. That's what I want in a board member: someone who actually
try to make a difference, not just nod at meetings and tow the company
line.

Time and again we've voted for white-bread candidates who write happy
little homilies for their campaign statements, all sounding so caring
and reasonable and logical. And time and again, these same people,
once voted in, do absolutely nothing to change anything. The Titanic
continues to sink. I think Sam Sloan, should he be elected to the
Board, might make a difference. Even if he found himself consistently
out-voted and marginalized (which I'm sure would be the Board's
spiteful approach), he'll have a voice, and it won't be a quiet one. A
voice that actually represents us.

So Sam has my vote. And he should have yours too, if you are tired of
the same old reactionary diffidence year after year in New Windsor.

The Masked Bishop
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Old April 10th 04, 07:05 PM
RMille9601
 
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From USCF MSA section.

12887461 (PA) 2006-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE

12445906 (WA) 1994-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE L

Is this the fellow running for USCF Office? Is this a listing for the same
person twice. Do we really want an UNRATED player on the exec board?

Russell Miller, Chelan WA

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Old April 10th 04, 07:13 PM
Neil Brennen
 
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"RMille9601" wrote in message
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From USCF MSA section.

12887461 (PA) 2006-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE

12445906 (WA) 1994-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE L

Is this the fellow running for USCF Office? Is this a listing for the same
person twice. Do we really want an UNRATED player on the exec board?

Russell Miller, Chelan WA


Look what all the rated players have done, Russell. How can an unrated
player be worse?

I'd rather have board members that play and practice good governance; it's
been in short supply in recent years.




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Old April 10th 04, 08:56 PM
Randy Bauer
 
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"RMille9601" wrote in message
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From USCF MSA section.

12887461 (PA) 2006-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE

12445906 (WA) 1994-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE L

Is this the fellow running for USCF Office? Is this a listing for the same
person twice. Do we really want an UNRATED player on the exec board?

Russell Miller, Chelan WA


Wayne Praeder has been involved in USCF chess governance -- he and I served
together on the USCF Committee that drafted the first version of the OMOV
bylaw changes. He has great expertise in the management and operation of
non-profit organizations, and those would be very useful skills for a member
of the executive board. I have always found him articulate and reasonable,
which are also useful qualities.

I actually think there are several good candidates in this election. It
probably won't shock you that I'll be voting for myself and consider my
candidacy a good one for the organization. My second vote will go for
Elizabeth Shaughnessy, because she also brings strong organizational skills,
a track record for helping turn around an entity with shaky finances, and
some regional balance to the board. However, I believe Wayne Praeder would
my 2A choice, and the USCF will benefit if he is elected.

Randy Bauer
I am a candidate for the USCF Executive Board


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Old April 10th 04, 09:31 PM
HAASpittle
 
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I'm not a member so I ain't votin' period. Nevertheless it seems like a pretty
good crew of candidates. But it won't matter who gets elected because the USCF
is just an overgrown state chess association and the guv'nahs don't have much
to work with.

Haas


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Old April 10th 04, 10:03 PM
Sam Sloan
 
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On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 19:56:19 GMT, "Randy Bauer"
wrote:


"RMille9601" wrote in message
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From USCF MSA section.

12887461 (PA) 2006-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE

12445906 (WA) 1994-12-31 Unr 0 PRAEDER, WAYNE L

Is this the fellow running for USCF Office? Is this a listing for the same
person twice. Do we really want an UNRATED player on the exec board?

Russell Miller, Chelan WA


Wayne Praeder has been involved in USCF chess governance -- he and I served
together on the USCF Committee that drafted the first version of the OMOV
bylaw changes. He has great expertise in the management and operation of
non-profit organizations, and those would be very useful skills for a member
of the executive board. I have always found him articulate and reasonable,
which are also useful qualities.


Have you ever met Wayne Praeder face-to-face, or did you just exchange
emails with him?

Sam Sloan
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Old April 10th 04, 10:08 PM
Jane Adams
 
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Sorry Sam, but you still can not polish a turd.

A turd is always a turd, and Sloan is a lying turd.

Just what we need to finish off the USCF and start a real organization.

Jane
http://users.lvcm.com/jadams

"The Masked Bishop" wrote in message
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I encourage everyone here to vote for Sam Sloan to the Executive Board
this June.

Now, after all the spit-takes and screaming have subsided, let me
offer up some reasons.

Sloan is routinely dissed on this board for his own personal excesses
and eccentricities. We've all seen the examples: unwanted posts about
his lawsuit with his brother; bizarre claims about being the "only
person" to ever to this thing or say that thing; too many pictures of
nude Asian girls on his website; paranoid claims about cultural
figures like Jerry Falwell...the list goes on and on.

BUT, and it's a big but, Sam knows his USCF governance like few
others. He's very booked up on the history of our beleagured
organization, he attends the meetings, he has interviewed or met with
many of the people who currently run the USCF, and he's a regular
poster and debater on this board. Most, if not all, of the other
current candidates can't hold a candle to Sloan's involvement with the
USCF at the political level.

So while Sam may be a bit strange, I have to say he knows a hell of a
lot more about the inner workings of the USCF than I do, or just about
every other poster on this board, or in the general membership. I
would make book that he would be a more active, involved, and
interesting Board member than any of the other candidates who are
running. That's what I want in a board member: someone who actually
try to make a difference, not just nod at meetings and tow the company
line.

Time and again we've voted for white-bread candidates who write happy
little homilies for their campaign statements, all sounding so caring
and reasonable and logical. And time and again, these same people,
once voted in, do absolutely nothing to change anything. The Titanic
continues to sink. I think Sam Sloan, should he be elected to the
Board, might make a difference. Even if he found himself consistently
out-voted and marginalized (which I'm sure would be the Board's
spiteful approach), he'll have a voice, and it won't be a quiet one. A
voice that actually represents us.

So Sam has my vote. And he should have yours too, if you are tired of
the same old reactionary diffidence year after year in New Windsor.

The Masked Bishop



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