I realize that the vast majority of folks won't care about this, but
I've publically made statements spanning a few years on this forum that
I haven't joined TRA because NAR meets my needs, and because I was
somewhat concerned about past problems with TRA.
In recent months I've had occasion to travel to a few different 'large'
launches that have, in the main, been hosted by TRA prefectures. As an
NAR member I've been welcomed with open arms at each and every one, and
it's now at the point where my guilt for not supporting TRA has
overwhelmed by previous concerns.
As part of the 'joining' process, I also became concerned that one of
the requirements was that one agree to abide by the TRA bylaws. Given
the past years of discussion/concern, I emailed and requested a copy of
I received a copy within hours, and all questions that I asked were
answered in a brief and expeditious manner -- and all answers met my
expectations quite satisfactorily.
Because of the apparent ongoing problems with the HPR magazine that TRA
offers, I decided to forego that for the moment - but as of now I am a
member, and will do my best to work (in whatever minor ways I can) to
continue moving TRA forward (a direction that I believe it is heading,
by the way).
Please note this is a flame-free thread, so if anyone would like to
participate in any commentary about this in a calm, non-name-calling
manner, please do so -- but take the nastiness and flamewars to the
thread down the hall.
- posted 16 years ago