I chose not to make the drive to beautiful Lake Shasta this year due to personal reasons.
My friends and I have fished a few Kokanee Power tournaments and overall, we have been pretty happy. NO organization is perect and they ALL make mistakes, it just happens.
Saying that, it does concern me that yet another change was made and the members pretty much were NOT aware of it till it happened. If you make it public that you'll be doing something a certain way, I feel you must keep your word, no matter what!
I bet quite a few people were not happy with the decision, personally, I wouldn't have been. Yeah to some it's a bigger deal than it probably should be, but who are we to tell them that?
We all show up to fish the tournament and have fun, the raffle is a HUGE way to make money for the organization, and people love the raffle period. If it was advertised as a RAFFLE and changed to an AUCTION, I think someone should advise the "FEW" of us on how the decision was made and why. Yes, as a raffle I feel that more members would have been interested and spent their money that way compared to an auction.
If you make a decision and then ignore the few people that asked about it, your basically telling them that you can do what you want, whenever you want, and we all know that's no way to conduct a business.
So Gary, Al, or any of the board members who would like to make a comment on this situation, it would be greatly appreciated.
Rockpyl buddy, the reason for this forum is for the members to use it, and as much as this subject bothers you, it's going to happen as long as the forum is here. I appreciate your concern for the board members, and your dedication to this organization is awesome!
I will continue to pick and choose which derbies I fish, I won't commit to all of them till a few more changes are made in this organization.
And YES, raffles will allow MORE of the members to participate than an auction will...