[DML] Re: DMA members
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[DML] Re: DMA members



Dear Group,

I have listened to lots of criticism of the DMA officers. Even though 
I have 
had my Delorean for 15 years, I have not been active in the DMA 
except for 
the recent past. I have always found the people who ran the club to 
be very 
helpful and motivated to see that everyone had a good time. As far as 
the 
current situation goes, obviously something is amiss. I do not think 
it is fair 
that we pass judgement until we have heard both sides of the story. 
There are 
three sides to every story and we have heard only one. Its time to 
hear from 
Dan or the other officers about the allegations made in this forum.

I have only met Dan a few times. At DCS he made an effort to say 
hello and 
offered to get together with me at some point in the future. He also 
called 
me last night probably to talk about what is going on. I did not have 
a 
chance to talk to him but I see an effort being made on his part to 
communicate 
with me. Being an officer of a corporation or a club means that you 
have to 
follow protocol or procedures so that matters get taken care of 
fairly and 
above board. Following protocol and being transparent to members 
means that no 
one can accuse anyone of doing anything underhanded. I sincerely 
doubt that 
Dan or any other officer would do anything to jeopardize the club or 
its 
reputation or finances. All I have are bits and pieces of stories. 
Some were told 
to me in person at DCS and some on this chat group. Now in all 
fairness I 
think we should hear from Dan. As an aside, plenty of people in this 
world 
are non conformists. If it wasn't for the non conformists we would 
not have 
the innovations and inventions that we have today. If Dan did 
something that 
was not 100% conforming to the bylaws of the DMA then we need to hear 
from 
Dan so he can explain his rationale. Maybe we are not talking about a 
major 
problem. Maybe this is just a minor thing? Maybe it is a big problem? 
Maybe no 
one would care as long as the officers were up front and open to the 
members 
with communications. As far as the rental of Delorean's go, I think 
that 
should go according to the bylaws. Again, is renting out your 
Delorean and 
making a few bucks worth anyone's reputation? I think not. Let's do 
the right 
thing and have everything out in the open on the DMA web site.

As far as using intimidation and harsh language goes I am totally 
against 
that in a corporate/club setting. Hey, we all lose our temper. I am 
no saint 
either and have slipped many times in my life. If Dan, any officer or 
even 
member says something offensive or abusive to anyone in the club then 
an 
apology is in order. We are human, we are all fallible and we all 
make mistakes. 
I don't know Dan or any other officers for that matter. I would like 
to 
give them the benefit of the doubt and have them publicly give their 
version of 
what happened. If they were wrong, I want to see them admit it, make 
amendments and move on. We cannot live in the past. We all want to 
have fun. I'm 
sure the officers want to have fun too.

I have much respect for Kevin and Cheryl Abato and Marc Levy for the 
years 
of dedication they gave to make the DMA a great car club. I met 
Tiffany 
recently and can see the spark in her eyes when it comes to the 
Delorean and the 
club. It would be a shame to lose Tiffany. Tiffany that is a decision 
only 
you can make. I would hang in there. I think Dan and the officers 
should get 
the misunderstandings and the miscommunication out of the way and 
talk to 
Tiffany. Obviously she is hurt by actions and words of the Officers 
of the DMA. 
Something has to be done to fix this. Again it might just be a 
misunderstanding, but until its taken care of out in the open it 
becomes the 1000 pound 
gorilla in the room.

In the end all we want to do is have fun. Let's get the egos out of 
the 
way.Remember that the officers do what they do for no pay. They do it 
for the 
love of the car. Its more fun having a big group of people get 
together. 
Having said this, that still does not give the officers the right to 
violate 
bylaws. Transparency is the key here. Hey, the more open the officers 
are with 
the public, the less they have to worry about any of this stuff. Its 
a 
win-win situation.

But Dan, the ball is in your court. I say get this out of the way. If 
any 
this was said to offend anyone, then apologies are in order. No 
matter who 
said what to whom. 

How much time do we have on this earth to enjoy our lives? 

Let's not waste another minute on this.


boB Cutrupi
16909



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