I've done some District 2 work for Dave for a couple of years.
He is a pleasure to work with. He authorized me to set up an
open, unmoderated discussion list on behalf of District 2;
some folks from other districts have joined the list and used it
to give their opinions or to get information on policy issues.
You can see what Dave has written by browsing through the
archives of the mailing list:
A few times I've had to ask people to stop flaming or
trolling each other, but for the most part, folks have acted
in a civil fashion. Dave has never once threatened the
existence of the list or tried to control who could express
their opinions on it. I'm responsible for the e-mail that I
sent to some people asking them to tone things down.
After the mailing list had been up for a year or two, Dave
expanded the District 2 web site. It's got all kinds of
moderated forums on it:
When the moderated forums opened, I volunteered to
close the old open list. Dave thought we should keep it
going and has continued to fund it through his AMA
Bottom line: I think Dave will be open to hearing from and
talking with the people whom he serves. That's how he
has led District 2.
You only have to look at the make up of the present EC (including the
appointed VP from D-V) to answer that question. The question should be "Will
the members vote for a refreshing change?" In addition to President, D-I, V
and IX are up for election. If Mathewson pulls it off this will mean FOUR EC
seats could change. A darn good start if the membership takes advantage of
"C.O.Jones" wrote in message
I had the opportunity to meet a couple of Dave's AVPs while visiting in
D-II. In talking with them I got the impression that he really uses them as
they should be used - to support him as VP. They go to meets, report on
member inputs and keep him informed. Communication goes both ways from Dave
to his AVPs and in turn to the membership. Will D-II loses a great VP if he
is elected? Not to worry as Dave has selected his AVPs well and trained
trained him to be able to fill his role as VP. When you look at the number
of name modelers with strong AMA ties that support him you have to be
AMA 951 Dist. V
There is a lot of agreement arising up where no agreement existed before.
Many of us on the various forums seem to always be at each other's throat.
Already D. Mathewson's leadership abilities seem to be bringing us together
behind himself in supporting him for the position of AMA President.
Somehow to me that seems like a miracle of some kind. I for one am thankful for
this light at the end of the tunnel and such light ain't either Newark or NYC.
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