Due to recent goings on and a number of members accusing Admin of not looking after its members, I am clarifying a few things about how an RO is appointed.
Before I start, I would like to point out that I have been a regional organizer myself for 10 years before I helped set up vectra-c. I know what its like, I know how a region works and doesn’t work and I know how to get the most out of a region. Along with other admins ideas, im bringing that experience to this issue.
Unlike a number of other forums we don’t want a whole load of empty regional sections set up purely because a region exists. We want each regions ection to be active, somewhere for regional guys to post without it being ignored like some kind of empty cavern. So far I think weve achieved that as all the region sections seem busy.
If you feel there is enough members in yoru area for your own section then use the ‘request a region’ section to do just that and we’ll see what kind of interest there is.
The next step after you get a region section is to get your heads together and sort a meet out. You don’t NEED an RO to do this. Nearly always there is a couple of members who will stand forward and start the ball rolling. These members are in effect being RO and actually seeing what the role involves without the responsibility of the name tag.
Once a meet or two has been sorted and it looks like the region is a go’er and wanting to move forward we will open up the RO position. This is done by an obvious advert in the regional section. Ie applications invited – south East Regional organizer and full instructions of what to do are included in that post.
Once a few weeks have passed and hopefully a number of people have applied, we will look at each applicant on their own merits. This may be the enthusiasim they show to the club, the work they have done already in the region, their location in the region etc etc. We look at this not with our own agenda, but with the best interests of the region at heart. Up to now, all our current regions are thriving and the RO’s are doing a fantastic job so to us, that says our system is working. If its not then let us know. If we don’t get told anything we cant fix it. By that I don’t mean dramatic leaving posts about how we don’t look after our members.
With regard to recent events with the SW region, the whole saga kicked off with a mis reading by a few members of the new region name tags whereby the RO is named alongside their region. Regions which don’t have RO’s have ‘RO-Vacant’. This was interpereted by a few as applications welcome and members applied. When told that the vacancy wasn’t yet open things get heated. This was fuelled by a mystery long standing member who saw fit to spread rumours to a member or two that Admin don’t like one of the members who applied, would never have them as an RO etc etc - which are complete fabrication and nothing but malicious. Obviously this caused things to get even more heated. Other people started getting involved, which it was nothing to do with them, and before you know it we are where we are now. We are busy tracing this member who will be banned as that kind of thing is nothing short of evil.
Hopefully this opens up all our dirty laundry for all to see. Its not pleasant but we have been driven to it as yet again admin’s name is dragged through the mud while trying to sort things out. I'm well and truly sick of this cr*p.We shouldn’t really have be dealing with and its certainly not the reason I suggested a forum for Vectra/signum owners. I'm almost sure all the admin have only a small strand left of the enthusiasm we started with and we certainly don’t get time to actually enjoy our cars or the forum anymore.