Friday, February 10, 2006

Make It Up As You Go Along...

The leading complaint of people seeking a change in the current board makeup has been the varying and inconsistent interpretation of the bylaws and rules of order. These interpretations have led to questionable (and inconsistent) edicts and rulings by the current administration. These have ranged from paying a sitting board member for work and reneging on a negotiated agreement regarding committee composition to allowing people other than board members to impose demands on employees. Today, we received another tale of their seat-of-the-pants management style.

Read on.


After having been told (sometime past 11 p.m. at the January CHCA Board meeting) by the Vice President of the Physical Division that anyone NOT seated at the "Board table" was there as OBSERVERS ONLY, it was no surprise to see that rule played out at the February Executive Committee meeting.

Asking to be recognized to request two well-prepared items for submission to the agenda for the Board meeting scheduled for late January, Janine Dwyer, member of the Board and past president of the CHCA was told that no one outside the Executive Committee was permitted to speak. She pressed on over the objections of President Maxine Dornemann and was able to complete her presentation.

Under "new business," Walter Sullivan who had been seated all evening at the Executive Committee table, began a lengthy petition and request that the Committee move on his proposal at that time.

Walter Sulllivan, while a member of the CHCA Board, is not a member of the Executive Committee.

Did they think that no one would notice?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the circumstances that led to Rev. Dornemann's departure from St. Paul's? The silence surrounding it is deafening. Given her completely disfunctional "leadership"style, it would be no surprised if problems arose there, as well.

Sat Feb 11, 03:05:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google St.Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Find any reference to the tenure of the
Reverend Maxine Maddox Dornemann.

Find it? I didn't think so.

Sun Feb 12, 02:51:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Walter Sullivan know that he is not on the Executive Committee? This is all very strange.

Sun Feb 12, 11:11:00 PM EST  

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