I think what many folks are concerned about, is not the fact that there was
an increase, but that it wasn't announced. Even on the NAR_Section group on
yahoo, which is for section officers and the NAR Board, word came not from
the board, but from other forums!
When the insurance stuff came up a few years back and all NAR members became
"insured", it was announced before hand. For folks with the optional
insurance at that time, there was a rebate, which could be directed at the
legal fund or extending membership - but all members were given the notice
before hand. The decrease was due to the fact that the insurance company
was no longer getting premiums for "x%" of the membership, but 100% (more
people paying, therefore the amount per person paying could be reduced, but
the insurance company would still get more!)
Again, I think the thing that has P.O.'ed some is that there was time to
pass on this change to at least NAR Section officers, and possibly many more
members (by way of RMR, ROL, etc.), before it was "discovered" by looking at
the new forms on the NAR website. There was enough time to have the info
changed on the NAR website, and a note here or at least to the NAR section
officers was not too much to ask!
It's a matter of respect - and this shows a big lack in that area to
I hate to be an NAR APOLOGIST (BELIEVE ME!) but, the way the internet
works is near real time and the way the NAR works is 30 days notice is
That's the way it is for now. I have suggested getting web saavy
webmasters on www.nar.org and even volunteered to set up a "tiger team",
but alas, nobody knows where that one shows.
As for your last statement, I clipped it mercilously as NAR has no
respect for you the end user.
Their constituency is multiole repeat renew NAR members and the avergae
renewal rate of NAR is higher than any club I have ever seen orprobably
will ever see.
That gives them a youth crisis that they are NOT dealing with.
I suggested crippleware membs for schools to at least get one magazine
out, a number assigned and junk mail sent, for $10.
Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California 91711 USA
Opinion, the whole thing. <mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org>
Correct. And as you know. I have said so repeatedly on the NAR sections
list. It will be very interesting to see the response.
If I hear (or read) something like "I found the tone and tenor of your
post/response generally unhelpful" - there will be trouble :-)
I got this one.
It's like the fairy tail of the boy that tells the king "You're wearing no
"I found the tone and tenor of your comment about me being naked
It seems the that NAR board, for some reason didn't think this was an
important enough change to even pass on to members, much less section
officials, before it was in effect on the NAR website!!
"Let them eat cake!" Another case where the ruling class felt that the
members didn't need to know!
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T, tell ya what it means to me!"
(I may be an a$$, but atleast I could pass it on to my membership!)
A good example of a myth perpetuated for hundreds of years. Marie
Antoinette never made that statement. I found a short reference for
anyone interested in the basis for that statement, though.
NAR 71503 Level II
God Bless our peacekeepers
I don't think anyone is saying they demand respect. Fact is what
happened doesn't take into account the NAR Section officers.
I choose to call it disrespectful; someone may consider it something
else. I feel like we were all let down.
"Leonard Fehskens" < email@example.com> wrote in message
<< Also, what guarantee can you give me that pending legislation won't render
your organization pointless and unnecessary.>>
No guarantee, of course. But without your dues (and everyone else's), the odds
of losing the hobby to over-regulation DO increase. NAR and TRA can't win this
battle without money.
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