Thursday, June 29, 2006
WAIF Alert: June 2006
Today, in the mail, I received the WAIF Alert June 2006 newsletter.

The front page included the minutes from the membership meeting in September, 2005.

On page two, there is an announcement by John Newell that seems promising (and it relates to one of the very first posts -- and subsequent comments -- left here at

To protect the integrity of the WAIF members' votes, the WAIF procedure for electing individuals to the BOARD OF TRUSTEES will be:

At the door the Secretary of WAIF and volunteer's will have the Official Book with all member names listed. When members arrive at the meeting, they should show a LEGAL Pictured Identification, Membership card AND sign next to their name, and receive one ballot. This would allow a higher level of accountability surrounding the elections to The Board, and it would make sure non-members did not vot, and that members did not vote more than once.

John Newell, B.O.T. Member & Secretary

Actually, I had first raised this question in a February open letter to members of the WAIF board.

I am happy to see that one suggestion from Reform WAIF has been adopted.

But there is more to do. Donald Shabazz still needs to be removed from the BOT, and structures should be put in place so that the new BOT does not engage in the same type of retributive behavior that has characterized the current Board.

The WAIF newsletter ends with a crazy letter from Donald. He is still fixated on how his spy cameras are a good idea.

And he also wants everyone to know that he can be reached via email at with any questions or comments.
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