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          The HVLA Board of Directors - Highlights & Lowlights
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   Board as of Dec. 2017.
- OPEN  (Doug Berman - resigned 6/22/17)
Acting-Pres. & VP
 -  Mike Rankin
 -  Steve Verhaart
  -  OPEN Bruce Brashares Tim Bartice Jack Wooster Rose Spitzer Sherry Cobb
Why Have HVLA Boards Been So Dysfunctional    Our Association’s dysfunctions have only superficially been revealed, so far.  The ROOT of the dysfunctionality stems from a Small Group of members who have controlled HVLA since its inception.  The composition of this Group has changed over-time, but a few members have been in it all along.  They see themselves as the “true owners” of HVLA and, thus, “entitled” to run things however they please, regardless of other Assn. Members.  All other causes are SECONDARY:  (1) Boards have focused on management- procedures vs. policy-making and review; (2) Boards have failed to recognize that specific knowledge, experience and skill-sets are required to be an effective Director, e.g., higher-level problem-solving and public relations skills; (3) Only short-term planning has been used with no real long-term planning; (4) Politicalization and personalization of the governance process has created excessive & unnecessary conflict; and, (5) There is NO Director Education/In-Service Program.                          
Current Issues Status  -  Oct.-Nov. 2017   Facilities -  Board vote: 1) Demolish Community Ctr.; 2) $1.3M for plans/design on CC & Hartmann.    Fire/Flood Prevention/Evac. - Some Good-Steps.  Still NO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN!    NEW GM, Edward Simpkins - Left due to fires (10/10).  Acctg. Mrg. In-Charge!  REALLY???        Election Committee Reports - Covered-up by Boards since 2015!   Forensic Audit - On Delinquent Accts. (Advised by consultant).  NO Board action since 2015!   Under-Funded Reserves - Are Projected dues increases enough? Unlikely!   Golf STILL Bleeding Red Ink - Proposed $785K Subsidy for 2018, AND, Still No “Business Plan”   New HR Manager - New GM mentioned “HR Report” - But Not Available to Members   Communication  -  “AssociationVoice” hired Jan. ‘17 for “interactive” website.  Where is it?      Golf Ops. “Business Plan”   -  Still NO PLAN!  After 10+months!                           
2017 Budget 2017 Budget Solutions 2017 Committees 2017 Committees National FAQ Recent Board Minutes + Commentary Recent Board Minutes + Commentary Solutions National FAQ Treasurer’s Report
HVLA Directors are Prohibited from Dissenting - “One Voice” Policy A Very Bad Policy -   1. Risks Individual Liability   2. Discourages Independent Critical Thinking   3. Appearance of Abdication of Legal Duties - Davis-Stirling Act
NONE Since January 2017 !!!