Mavis finally found out from the new Board’s Liaison that MD’s old contract was extended to the end of February. The SaveUMCA Team is working around the clock to convince the UMCA directors to realize that our organization needs a new face to be a MD because John Hughes had been a MD for 9 years and the first 5 years was when UMCA was a for-profit organization. The UMCA members of that time fought hard to get the non-profit status, with the goal to put the control of UMCA into the member’s hands instead of a small select group. These UMCA members believe John Hughes and few others are still clinging to the for-profit habits and ways. They are deeply concerned because ever since the IRS recognized the UMCA as a non-profit in April 2005, things have clearly gone downhill. Even through some on the SaveUMCA team were in the governing boards before 2002-2003, we believe a fresh face with healthy non-profit ideas is needed to replace John Hughes.
Our new MD must not have any personal conflicts of interest within the UMCA.
Updated June 22nd, 2008:
There are no further known commuincations of the status. This post will be updated when the information is available.
Final Update (July 29th):
John Hughes's contract was renewed. Please follow this link for more information: http://ultracycling-us.blogspot.com/2007/10/managing-directors-contract-was-renewed.html