Did you just not pay or did you send the president or your representative a
note explaining why you were no longer a member. Unfortunately silent
dropping of membership is not acknowledged as a vote against what is

>From: Gus Harris <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: ARMA
>Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:50:47 -0500
>Well, much talk these days about ARMA.  It just seems to me that most of
>the commentary is going unheard...and therefore has little opportunity to
>make a difference.
>Just perhaps a reminder....the greatest power each of us has to create
>change is not in trying to change the behavior of others...but rather our
>own...behavior, actions, etc.  You are the one person you have the most
>influence over.  Therefore, I suggest...and not meaning this as sarcasm or
>the like....simply drop your ARMA membership.  That will do more than a
>billion statements of "what's wrong with ARMA leadership" to change the
>organization to be more responsive to the members.
>I dropped mine.  I simply refuse to spend my, or anybody elses money, for
>something that I deem (for me or the organization I work for) worthless.
>Spoken fairly direct...but that's just the way I feel about it.
>Gus Harris
>Records Manager
>University of West FL
>Pensacola, FL
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The Library of Virginia
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