If you are interested in turning the NRA around…

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  1. rabid wombat

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  2. JEBruns

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    Thanks. I'm one of the "95%" who never vote. When is the election, and how do I vote?
     
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    If you are member for 5 continuous years the NRA will automatically send you a ballot.
     
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    Thanks, I'll watch for it. I'm sure I've got them in the past and just shredded them.
     
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    The ballot is an insert inside the NRA's magazines. American Rifleman in my case.
     
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    What are his loyalties to? The members and the NRA or Wayne and his cronies?

    If he was asked to oust Wayne and his cronies to make the NRA better.... do you think he would?

    Wayne needs to be gone, his time has come and gone! Him and others like him need to go so that the NRA can be rebuilt.
     
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    The magazine with the ballot will also have a brief description/history of each candidate. You can make your decision from that.
     
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    Frank Tait has my vote.
     
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    The least sincere words you will ever hear are a politician's promises.
     
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    Frank’s Platform and Background
    It is well past time for the current leadership (EVP LaPierre, President Cotton, and 1st VP Lee) to step aside and for the Board to step up and perform its fiduciary duties
    Transparency and Accountability

    • Fully cooperate with an Examiner or Trustee as appointed by Judge Cohen in the NY AG case

    • Fully implement former CFO Spray’s systems, reforms, and management controls for ALL employees, contractors, vendors, and board members, including the full board reviewing and approving any tax filings before submission.

    • Demand restitution for ALL inappropriate payments or reimbursements to the extent permitted by law

    • Engage an external auditor with a comprehensive scope of engagement to ensure that appropriate management controls are in place and are being followed.

    • Implement a Board Nominating process with clear eligibility criteria that bring forward candidates with the experience, talent, and skills needed to govern the NRA. All eligible candidates to be on the ballot. End nominations just for celebrities.

    • End the “Consent Agenda” approach to Board meetings and reestablish vigorous discussion and debate.

    • Implement a clear strategic plan for the NRA that focuses on OFFENSE to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. We have played defense for far too long.

    • Collaborate with sister 2nd Amendment rights organizations at the national and State level - end the “Not Invented Here” approach.

    • Implement a clear succession Planning process for Board leadership and senior management.

    • Reduce the size of the Board to 25 or fewer seats. 76 seats are ungovernable.

    • Implement Term limits for the Board as advocated by the Save the Second movement. I commit to serving no more than 3 terms on the board of directors and to attending every board and assigned committee meeting. Boards need new blood and 3 terms are more than enough to make an impact.

    • Strengthen the Board discipline process. Eliminate the Executive Council. Make it easier for members to remove non-performing Officers and Board Members.

    • Rebuild confidence and membership with the disaffected members who have stopped giving or dropped membership over the improprieties of the LaPierre regime.

    • Always keep in focus that the strength of the NRA is the Members - not the management or any individual.
    On My Dime
    The NRA is a non-profit. I will provide financial support to the organization as one of my top 3 charities each year. I will not take any money from the organization. I will pay my own expenses. Our members’ money needs to be focused on programs and defending our rights.

    Nomination by Petition of the Members
    I will ALWAYS run by petition, look members in the eye & meet them in person at events all over the nation. I will stay as long as I am of use to the members, continuing to earn their trust even if nominated by the internal nominating committee in the future.

    Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Never miss an update.

    Background
    A proven leader with over 20 years of success in board of director and senior executive management roles setting policy for for-profit and non-profit organizations with service on Audit, Finance, Executive, Governance, Human Resources, Nominating and CEO Search committees and leadership roles as Board Chair, Board President, Secretary, and Treasurer. NRA Benefactor Life Member, NRA Training Counselor, and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).

    Board Bio
    Mr. Tait has more than 30 years of senior executive experience in predictably and profitably, organically, and inorganically growing businesses focused on innovative software products and services in turn-around and high-growth situations with a focus on the education and government markets.

    He has the industry knowledge, agility, and capacity to keep pace with the growth and increasing complexity of the education landscape that enables the development of new technology solutions to support the educators and leaders on the front line of education.

    Frank has a long track record of successfully navigating new business opportunities while improving the rate of return from sales, marketing, and R&D investments. Frank is skilled in the identification and understanding of market problems as well as the complex business strategies of mergers and acquisitions.

    Frank is an Industry Advisor to Warburg Pincus for the Education Market. Prior to 2019, Frank was SVP Business Development for Frontline Education, SVP Global Marketing and Strategy for SCT (Now Ellucian), SVP Sales and Marketing for DecisionOne, President of MAXIMUS Justice Solutions, and SVP of Sales for Schoolwires (now part of BlackBoard).

    Geographical Experience

    • United States

    • North America

    • Europe

    • Asia-Pacific

    • Middle-East
    Board Experience

    For-Profit

    • Engage2Learn Advisory Board (2021-Present)

    • 7 Mindsets Advisory Board (2021-Present)

    • C21 Education Advisory Board (2021-Present)

    • Project Education Advisory Board (2021-Present)

    • OTUS Advisory Board (2020-Present)

    • Visual Plan Advisory Board (2020-Present)

    • Archetype Advisory Board (2020-Present)

    • Employee Cycle Advisory Board (2018-Present)

    • Teach Virtual Online Advisory Board (2019-2021)

    • Collaborative Action Technology (Secretary) (2001-2003)
    Nonprofit

    • OIC Philadelphia Board (Executive Committee) (2021-Present)

    • ELAB Board (Executive Committee) (2020-Present)

    • Revere’s Riders (Secretary) (2018-Present)

    • LPRGC (Chair) (2013-Present)

    • LPRGC Youth (Secretary/Treasurer) (2019- Present)

    • The Common Place (Finance Committee) (2015-2020)

    • Wayne Presbyterian Church (President) (2015-2018)

    • Valley Forge Educational Services (Chair, Audit Committee) (2001-2015)

    • Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia (Finance Committee) (2005-2007)

    • Temple University College of Science and Technology Alumni Board (Chair) (2003-2008)

    • The Vanguard School (Chair) (1997-2005)
    Professional Accolades

    • PACT Technology Company of the Year (2018)

    • PACT Investment Deal of the Year (2017)

    • ITSMA Services Marketing Award (2003)

    • Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Certificate of Honor (2003)
     
  11. old lady new shooter

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    I'm confused, didn't we just have the election already a few months ago? What is this about?
     
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  12. rabid wombat

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    This is for the 2022 elections…
     
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    In the 2021 elections the new Board members were seated on 9/4/2021 and attended the Board of Directors meeting in Houston on 9/6/2021. Seems a little early for anyone to be discussing 2022 elections.
     
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    Even if Tait is elected I think WLP is unable to be voted out since he's a permanent unelected board member.
     
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    For me:

    that first one is WAY too vague. So vague it seems like mere lip service. The question is HOW you intend to do that.

    The second one:

    What if those other organizations have different political leanings? Like are you going to collaborate with or ignore groups like the Socialist Rifle Association, the John Brown Gun Club, the Liberal Gun Club, Huey P. Newton Gun club, NAAGA, Black Guns Matter or Redneck Revolt?

    Because ALL of those are pretty politically opposite to what the NRA was/is and if you don’t plan on collaborating with those 2A rights groups but only the ones who agree politically then this is lip service at best too.
     
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    Regardless of your hate for Wayne we need to help keep the NRA alive. Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.
     
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    Hmm wonder if i got a ballot. I don't open my NRA mail. Untill it's time for renewal. If i did get the ballot it's at the landfill.:( My American rifleman mag is via email.
     
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  18. rabid wombat

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    Time to change the rules….
     
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    One person does not " turn the NRA around." The group is governed by a 76-member board of directors.
     
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    NRA tells me weekly it is time for my brand new five-year membership to be renewed!
     
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    So we either do nothing with the apathy approach and the NRA dies a slow death, or we try to vote in one good member when we can and maybe by the time WLP retires there's enough good board members so we don't end up with WLP 2.0 who will surely drive the association into the ground.
     
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    I voted with my wallet, I have 4 years left on my 5 year membership, and am sending my money to other orgs now, instead of the NRA. SAF primarily, but am looking at others as well. As long as Wayne is there things are not going to change in my opinion and I am not going to give them any more funds. Fool me once, shame on you.

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    It is not going to survive with Wayne and his ilk. He is the reason they are trying to sue them out of existence.
     
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    I find that very frustrating. Just received a letter urging me to renew my membership. I'm thinking that can't be due yet! Checked and my renewal is not due until Oct. 2023. I think NRA performs a number of valuable services for gun owners but this kind of BS is unsavory at best.
     
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    That’s nonsense, they are trying to sue them of existence because they are the largest, most powerful, most well know gun rights group in the US, and they know it will easier and faster to disarm Americans without them.

    That’s why I keep sending them money, so long as the anti gunners hate them I’ll support them.
     
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