10 things I know are true but cannot prove
The following article was posted by Jim on the
The Chip Board on
Walt Gonski posted an opinion on the Chipboard regarding
selection to the Hall of Fame of our Organization. In
essence he said that politics determined who was selected
for being drafted into the Hall of Fame. In my opinion, no
truer words were ever spoken. It appears the criteria for
selection is vague and allows individuals who really did
nothing unique but their job as a volunteer or Club Officer
to be selected as a Hall of Fame recipient. Something is
seriously wrong!!! The Hall of Fame selection should be
based upon lasting Club contributions. Books written,
articles written, contributions of initiation like Jim
Munding establishing a chip show before there really was an
organization. Items of significance that will be remembered
long after the person is gone. If you read some of the
contributions of current Hall of Fame inductees you will
have to stop yourself from laughing because the
contributions read like a job description. How they were
selected was indeed politics. Will it ever change, I doubt
it. The politics of our organization are so strong that
constructive change will NEVER HAPPEN in any area of our
our Organization is at a very important point in its
development. I read a post on the official club board that
said funds were expedited for an activity that were
expedited years ago for the same activity. WHAT??? This is
just plain bull sh$t. I believe it is time to take a look at
what the heck is going on. I donít like the Clubís internal
audit process. I donít like the lack of independence in
looking at receipts and money. Individual club members
signing off and saying everything is OK is really not how it
is done. When is our Organization going to do it right?????
I was told our Club Officers are bonded, is this correct? If
not, they should be.
Doug Smith. He was often a pain in the butt always making
comments on the board disagreeing with me, Et AL. However,
his presence was there. Unfortunately, our current club
President has maybe made three posts since the first of the
year. I realize he may be busy but let us know YOU are alive
I am a professional. When I worked for IRS I met with
casino executives everyday dressed in a suit or sport coat
and tie. I am old school and I believe we are judged on how we
are dressed and the first impression we create. I want our
club officers to be dressed professionally when meeting with
casino executives for whatever reason. These Officers
represent me and all club members. The impression they
create will determine whether our club goals will be
obtained or laughed at. Something wrong when are only MOGH
exhibit is set up at the Spinettiís. Get a haircut, a shave,
put on some professional clothes and accomplish the Clubís
goals. If you donít want to do that, resign and let those
who realize the importance of a first impression take over.
Eric Rosenblum a long time. He was a Real Estate Attorney
who was our Club Attorney. For years I believed he was the
individual who obtained our IRS Code Section 501(C) (3) Tax
Exempt status. It was not until after he died that I learned
it was his ex-wife who worked in the tax department of the
same law firm who did all the work in obtaining the tax
exempt status. I guess it doesnít matter because it got
done. However, now I realize why he fought me so hard in my
wanting to break out the MOGH and create a new tax exempt
entity. If any type of scandal should take place in the MOGH
or our organization, it will reflect upon both organizations.
If anyone is worried about the money, members of both
organizations, can govern both organizations.
6) The book
I am writing has hit a snag in reference to selection of
photos. Probably will delay for a few months. Such is life!
Itís a good book and truly reflects the life of my friend
7) I have
broken down and am wearing a mask even though I honestly
know it is doing nothing. I do have a problem and want to
know where our Governor is getting the authority to pass
such directives WITHOUT the Nevada State authority passing
legislation and giving him the authority to do such
directives. It appears to me Nevada is becoming a Fascist
State and needs some checks and balances to stop such
I want to
give Pam G. credit for a beautiful presentation of her
collection. I am sure she accomplished two goals. One
documenting everything both her and her husband own and be able to
provide evidence for insurance purposes. Pam you have a
beautiful collection and should be very proud of what you
accomplished. Also, I love the personal touch of the little
stories that add a GREAT touch to what you have
accomplished. WELL DONE!!!
all my friends and fellow collectors who have passed away.
It is very lonesome with all those GREAT people gone. They
will not be forgotten. Their contributions to the hobby are
outstanding. Many of them should be in the Hall of Fame.
Letís see if any changes will be made or politics will rule.
We already know the answer donít we?
for reading this post. I realize that it may pi$$ off some
individuals. Get over it!!!! If you care about our club you
will take what I have written seriously and make whatever
changes you feel are necessary.