———- Forwarded message ——— From: Rafael Langer-Osuna <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 8:39 PM Subject: Re: SFBC To: Robert Gross <email@example.com>
Sorry it’s taken me a minute to respond – a long, long minute. That’s because I’ve been looking into your concerns, as they are important. Here are some answers.
As to membership and newsletters, you actually haven’t missed anything, Our check collection process is slowed by the postal system. When checks are mailed to us, they go to the PO Box and must then be collected. Yours has been collected and processed. It was processed towards the end of October. In the interim, I do not believe you missed any newsletters as the October newsletter hasn’t yet come out.
We’ll be sending that along to you soon.
As to trips, your complaint about a lack of coordination is not unique, unfortunately. We are, therefore, going to try to create a trip coordinator responsibility in the secretary role, which reflects the secretary’s responsibility for notices and communication. Once we get that ironed out, we hope that will ameliorate the problem you (and others) experienced.
On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 9:43 PM Robert Gross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Rafael, I am a bit perplexed with SFBC. > > > > I attended my first meeting in San Carlos on September 25, and I briefly > reported on your Labor Day trip in Mineral King. You asked me if I could > write up something that could be placed in a monthly newsletter. I did, and > I sent that to you. I don’t know if that was ever received. > > > > On September 26, I mailed my membership check to the SFBC post office box. > I believe that John Tinsley handles that. > > > > On October 23, I attended the next meeting in San Carlos. Since I had not > seen any monthly newsletters, I asked John about that. He told me that he > had been out of town during some of October, and things just did not get > processed in a timely fashion. > > > > Now we are into November, and I still don’t know if there is any > newsletter at all. > > > > What is going on here? I’m perplexed. > > > > Just as an example of the confusion, there are cave trips that are > announced in a newsletter, I think. Except that I haven’t seen any. I think > that Sonia and John were co-leading the trip to Connie’s Cave for October > 28, and John verbally announced that trip at the October 23 meeting. So, I > verbally signed up for that trip with John, except that he didn’t tell > Sonia, at least not initially. Immediately before that trip, Sonia sent out > some trip instructions to those people on her list, which did not include > me. So, I never got any trip instructions. Nevertheless, I showed up at the > meeting place in Volcano based on what John had told me verbally. We spent > the day in Connie’s Cave, but there were some rough spots based on the fact > that Sonia and John hadn’t been exchanging information, so Sonia and I were > not exchanging information. Sonia apologized afterward for the > miscommunication, but some of this stems from the fact that I haven’t seen > any trip announcements about anything. > > > > What do we need to do now? > > > > —Bob Gross— > > >