German Shepherd Dog > GSDCA-WDA BYLAW Change Proposal (189 replies)
by Keith Grossman on 10 May 2012 - 15:58
by judron55 on 10 May 2012 - 16:52
|The GSDCA is the host club for the Worlds. The WDA has agreed to "help"|
now everyone should feel better....NOT!
by itismyopinion on 11 May 2012 - 12:11
|In response to C.Petersen on May 10.|
Well, I find it really sad that someone would take k9nme's remarks as Gospel truth. It is my opinion that you are part of a small group of individuals that have a personal agenda to harm the WDA. Granted, the organization has had about three years of poor management prior to this year. You said "Geez, stop trying to destroy people and just go out and have fun with your dogs!". Why don't YOU practice what YOU preach!
by itismyopinion on 11 May 2012 - 12:15
|Good question Keith, threatened how?|
by Rik on 11 May 2012 - 13:00
|someone needs protection from WDA admin. that is pretty hard to swallow. especially from an anonymous internet poster.|
I will also say from having participated in the GSD "game" for quite a few years in the U.S. that the WDA seemed to me to be in pretty good hands the previous 3 years.
and that's my opinion,
by C.Petersen on 11 May 2012 - 13:57
|To Itismyopinion........and you are certainly entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine. You don't believe that people are threatened? You don't believe there is retaliation? There is. I spent 4 years working for the WDA. Promoting the National Events, working at the events, traveling to the worlds to help support the team, encouraging people to show and trial their dogs, bringing in new volunteers to work at events, trying to get the WDA Board to work together, and over 90% of it on my own dime. Yes, during those 4 years there were a few instances of members being brought up on charges and a couple of them went to hearings and were found guilty. Unfortunately, that happens in any organization. At the end of the 4 years, I can hold my head up and say I did my best and worked for the membership. I also have never had a problem with signing my real name!|
by Keith Grossman on 11 May 2012 - 19:31
|I have to agree with Rick that my impression of the WDA for the past few years has also been that it has been in capable hands. I've also known Cindy for quite a few years and the suggestion that her motivation has ever been about anything other than the dogs is patently ridiculous.|
by Markobytes on 11 May 2012 - 21:16
|I think it is time for me to step in once again. The past few years brought a sense of inclusion in the WDA. Since you asked another poster, itismyopinion, it is time for you to say who you are. It is of poor character and needless for anyone to post anonymously. If you do not believe enough in what you say to stand behind your statements, do not make negative comments. That goes for openmind as well signed Hugh|
by Sheesh on 12 May 2012 - 01:38
|Some people just can't help themselves Hugh. Their mouths, or in this case their fingers, just seem to keep going and going and going...anyone who has an ounce of a clue about the WDA over the past couple of years knows Cindy and knows her enormous dedication and commitment to the breed and the organization. She was a true asset to both while serving in the WDA. People like Judron and itismyopinion remind me of an old saying that still rings true- it is better to be quietand let people think you are ignorant, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Theresa Wolfe PS HI Cindy! Look forward to seeing you soon!|
by Rik on 12 May 2012 - 02:29
|The bottom line is that this admin was voted in by a majority of the WDA membership who cared to vote. If the membership doesn't like the direction, then they can vote them out just as easily. It's been done before.|
As far as intimidation/threats go, are you guys talking threats to one's "position or influence" or literal physical threats to one's personal well being, as one poster seemed to allude with the saving of the post for protection. This is what I find hard to believe.
I do think that the removal of an elected offical does show that this admin is willing and able to remove road blocks to their goals. What those goals are remains to be seen.