The Chairman Resigns

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Andy Stevenson
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The Chairman Resigns

Post by Andy Stevenson » 22 Apr 2009, 01:59

The majority of the Exec has chosen to ignore the processes laid out in the MoU with ISAF-RSD and take a different course of action regarding the technical resolutions that require ratification. The public conversations on this forum should leave people in no doubt as to the issues I’m talking about.

I have stated publically, and privately, that I will not condone action that fails to comply with the IOMICA – RSD agreement in this manner and feel I have no choice but to resign my position as IOMICA Chairman effective immediately.

It is regrettable that my term as Chairman ends on such a sour note, I wish the Exec well in finding a suitable way forward.

Cheers
Andy Stevenson
"A little pain never hurt anyone!" Sam, aged 11

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Post by Ken Dobbie » 22 Apr 2009, 05:47

Andy, I would like to express the appreciation of the NCA for AUS for the work you have undertaken on our behalf and whilst I appreciate that as Chairman you had no option other than to hold to IOMICA's undertaking in respect of the MOU it is sad that a previously strong and active organisation in RSD has been brought to its knees by a Permanent Committee who have little regard for the organisation's constitution.

I hope that IOMICA can rise above this and that a solution can be brokered to resolve the current rules impasse. I don't believe that accepting an offer for ISAF to approve the changes is a solution at this time.

Good wishes for the future.


Ken

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Post by Alfonso » 22 Apr 2009, 11:04

Andy, today is a very sad day for the IOM community. I want to thank you for all your time and dedication trying to get always the best for the class.

Alfonso

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Post by valpro » 22 Apr 2009, 11:38

Andy, you are indeed an honourable man, many would just have rolled with the punches.
On behalf of my fellow IOM owners in Holland, I thank you for the work that you have put for IOMICA and your support for the owners. You will be missed.
Val

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Olivier Cohen
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Post by Olivier Cohen » 22 Apr 2009, 12:01

Thanks a lot Andy for all the work done in the past years.

I hope other Exec guys will eventually understand why you resign...

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Post by Lester » 25 Apr 2009, 23:54

Who is the new IOMICA Chairman, please?
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Bruce Andersen
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Post by Bruce Andersen » 26 Apr 2009, 00:34

It doesn't appear that we have one at the moment.

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Post by RoyL » 26 Apr 2009, 08:26

No Lester, you can't have the job....(lol)

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