Re: [Harp-L] Bob Cohen for SPAH President and Warren Bachman for Vice President

Just had a thought Larry. Are you still a member of SPAH. I'm kinda surprised we don't have more members & I miss you at the conventions. I think that Bob & Winslow are both fine examples of SPAH membership & I thank them for caring enough to run for office. It's a good thing & I hope every member votes.

On 3/19/2012 6:43 AM, The Iceman wrote:
If you do the same old thing the same old way, you will get the exact same results.

So it goes with the status quo running SPAH.

A SPAH membership (of approx 800) stagnating for the last 10 years?? No increase??? in 10 years????? This speaks volumes about the status quo.

I'm for a CHANGE.

I've personally experienced the excitement of an entrepreneur based SPAH philosophy and have seen the stagnation of a political based philosophy in running this organization.

Bob and Warren will bring back the entrepreneurial spirit.

Anyone else feel it is time for a CHANGE (for the better)?

-----Original Message----- From: Bob Cohen<bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Harp- L<harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sun, Mar 18, 2012 4:31 pm Subject: [Harp-L] Bob Cohen for SPAH President and Warren Bachman for Vice President

In the 2012 election SPAH members will have a choice in leadership instead of being asked to accept the hand chosen successor of the current management clique (who invariably is chosen to maintain the status quo).

Members now have an opportunity to choose SPAHâs future direction instead of the
management clique. The convention is what captured the imagination of both
Warren and me. But as we became involved in the governance and operation, we
came to believe that the organization could do (and should do) better than an an
annual convention for a few hundred harmonica players and an 800ish membership
with a venerable name but a limited impact on the harmonica community. We
believe there is much work to be done to make SPAH a financially sustainable and
relevant organization.

We intend to pursue our vision by:

â Creating and implementing a robust marketing program designed to increase and
diversify our membership.
â Adding tangible benefits to our membership.
â More actively developing useful content for the web site.
â Forming stronger partnerships with manufacturers, vendors, and other
â Implementing a Capital Drive Program.
â Increasing attendance at the convention.
â Decreasing our reliance on volunteers to perform vital tasks.
â Opening the books.

Bob Cohen& Warren Bachman

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