I HATE TO DO THIS HERE BUT........ TRA MEMBERSHIP STATUS REQUEST

I REALLY hate to do this here, BUT besides the application and funds paid there have been 3 unanswered emails RE: membership status and the magazine. Time for someone to WAKE UP...... I hope other Discovery channel viewers have faired better than I have......

Dear TRA membership..

On 12/15/2003 I PAID for my TRA membership and a magazine subscription via PAYPAL. Discovery Channel Special Valid for new members only, membership must be received by Dec 31, 2003. This special offer is for 6 months membership in Tripoli along with a 6 months subscription from High Power Rocketry magazine.

Dec. 15, 2003 Payment To Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. Completed -$50.00 USD $0.00 USD -$50.00 USD $0.00 USD

Todate I have not received any membership info, materials Or the magazine as promised. I have sent (3) emails requesting status, none have been replied to.

Being the newly elected PRESIDENT of TRA prefecture 94 I feel it is important to support the TRA organization BY first joining and then by helping other to understand what TRA is about and getting them to join. Presently, I'm thinking REFUND..... and NOT RECRUITING others to join........I hope we can change this........

Please process the membership, send the magazine.....OR send a REFUND check......

Apologies if this PUBLIC note rubs anyone the wrong way but accepting payment and NOT providing the services paid for in the time stated rubs me the wrong way, compounded by ZERO communication...... TRA simply must do better in this area if the support of the membership is expected in the future.

Bob Buchalski METRA President TRA ????? NAR 79350 L2

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bobbyb
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you don't have any problem with NAR do you Bob?

Reply to
tater schuld

He obviously already joined NAR

He joined TRA -also- and was ELECTED to a position (kinda makes you wonder who headed for the hills).

His request seems well reasoned. The "TRA transaction" is separate and distinct from any other transaction he might also undertake such as with NAR, NRA, IEAS, even his own local club.

Seems black and white to me.

Reply to
Jerry Irvine

Whatever you posted was encoded, not plain text. Which means I can't see it, nor can anyone else who has sense enough to stick with text.

Reply to
RayDunakin

When I joined TRA, right around the beginning of 2001, my membership application went through in a few weeks, and when I sent in my certification sheet for level 2 (I already had level 1 via NAR, so my TRA membership started at level 1) and applied for a new card, that came promptly also. I never tried to subscribe to the magazine, so I can't say anything about that one way or the other, but with respect to processing membership stuff, at least, the TRA HQ operation seemed to have its act together.

If that's starting to deteriorate, too...

-dave w

Reply to
David Weinshenker

Looked like text to me (there was a very small file called "pixel.gif" attached at the end)... I pasted in the text from the msg. below - this should be readable to you I hope.

-dave w

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I REALLY hate to do this here, BUT besides the application and funds paid there have been 3 unanswered emails RE: membership status and the magazine. Time for someone to WAKE UP...... I hope other Discovery channel viewers have faired better than I have......

Dear TRA membership..

On 12/15/2003 I PAID for my TRA membership and a magazine subscription via PAYPAL. Discovery Channel Special Valid for new members only, membership must be received by Dec 31, 2003. This special offer is for 6 months membership in Tripoli along with a 6 months subscription from High Power Rocketry magazine.

Dec. 15, 2003 Payment To Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. Completed -$50.00 USD $0.00 USD -$50.00 USD $0.00 USD

Todate I have not received any membership info, materials Or the magazine as promised. I have sent (3) emails requesting status, none have been replied to.

Being the newly elected PRESIDENT of TRA prefecture 94 I feel it is important to support the TRA organization BY first joining and then by helping other to understand what TRA is about and getting them to join. Presently, I'm thinking REFUND..... and NOT RECRUITING others to join........I hope we can change this........

Please process the membership, send the magazine.....OR send a REFUND check......

Apologies if this PUBLIC note rubs anyone the wrong way but accepting payment and NOT providing the services paid for in the time stated rubs me the wrong way, compounded by ZERO communication...... TRA simply must do better in this area if the support of the membership is expected in the future.

Bob Buchalski METRA President TRA ????? NAR 79350 L2

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Reply to
David Weinshenker

It must be a "MARS" (NAR) thing... ahem... but what does Bob's issue with his TRA membership have to do with the NAR?

Note that I don't have any problems with the NAR or TRA... mainly because I don't look for them.

Hint - for those that are looking for perfection & utopia... I suggest dying. ;)

Doug

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Rocketweb

Hi Ray

I posted the PAYPAL report to indicate the payment processing date.... It was in the middle of the rest of the text.... It was late, I forgot to convert it to text...... I do know better than to post a graphic to a text only forum... apologies....

Bobby B

Reply to
bobbyb

I understand your frustration, but the first question that pops into my head is whether or not you contacted TRA HQ to ask about this?

I've forwarded your message on to TRA HQ, as well as the TRA Treasurer (PayPal goes to the Treasurer), to look into.

-Kevin

Reply to
Kevin Trojanowski

To give you a clue about HPR Magazine - I've sent his question EIGHT TIMES & still haven't gotten any response. DO NOT waste your money by subscribing to HPR! The message was sent to Bruce Kelly at snipped-for-privacy@aol.com

What happened to the September, October, November, and December 2003 issues of HPR? The last one I received was August

Phil Ste>I REALLY hate to do this here, BUT besides the application and funds paid

Reply to
Phil Stein

It is interesting the WEBMASTER has to get involved KNOWING FULL WELL the magazines have not been delivered as agreed and now knowing the guy didn't even get his membership pack or even any correspondence through normal channels.

The original poster's point is valid. The system is broke.

Oh, and he is a PREFECT!!

I was a (founding) Prefect once. It installed a TARGET on my butt.

Jerry

Reply to
Jerry Irvine

I've forwarded your message on to TRA HQ, as well as the TRA Treasurer (PayPal goes to the Treasurer), to look into.

-Kevin

Kevin you beat me to it. Thanks. Bill Richardson ENC USNR Ret. TRA 8703 L2

p.s. Hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday, weather permitting.

Reply to
BRich

That's funny! Thanks for the entertainment Phil! Too bad you are not a Jerry-buttlick. I am beginning to enjoy some of your posts :)

Jerry

Reply to
Jerry Irvine

You're a laugh dude. One guy has a problem and you think TRA is on life support.

What's the penalty for manufacturing and selling high power rocket motors without an LEMP these days?

Reply to
Snot Locker

Careful. We don't ant to appear racist. Do we white man? ; )

Sorry, I couldn't resist. UGH!

Randy

Reply to
Randy

I think a list of expatriot prefects and their stories would provide interesting insights

- iz

Reply to
Ismaeel Abdur-Rasheed

Thanks Dave. I'll forward the message to TRA.

Reply to
RayDunakin

doubly anonymous Altopia poster

2 more posts from the killfile

- iz

Reply to
Ismaeel Abdur-Rasheed

NOT PREFECT, CLUB PRESIDENT PREFECT has to be a TRA member for 1 year or more...

FYI situation is being addressed...... via email I expect a resolution in short order.... as in my new TRA number.......

Thanks

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bobbyb

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