sigh - oh yeah, please take Ernie Provetti's word for it. He's the Microsoft of RC. . .buy up the rights for everything and jack up the price.
It's amazing how many people have complained (in my reading/hearing) about not getting their RevUP and then, upon actually checking with Fred Howart (ROAR Admin) find that their membership had expired and they hadn't re-upped.
Problems with ROAR? Yep, I think so. I have thought so. I've gotten involved so that I would have a voice and so I could give input to try and fix things.
Not just bought a membership so I could feel like I could complain.
I get involved. I'm now on the Electric On-Road rules committee specifically so that I can give input. Funny, though, the other people who got ON that committee don't seem to do anything. . .so we have to find more.
In talking to many people, this seems to be the trend - people get all up in arms and complain and say that things need to change, get themselves put on a committee so that they can give input and try to, oh. . .maybe help?. . . and then never get heard from again. . .black hole.
Look at the website - it's been in process for a long time. . .why? simple and obvious, various people who volunteered to help or even to DO just disappear halfway through the process.
Now, I'm not going to defend ROAR. I'm not.
But saying that you weren't informed of the election - when it was ALL OVER RCTECH, TTT, etc. - is just iggerant. sorry, but it had to be said. And THAT ballot DID come out in time (2 yrs ago).
There IS general disgust with ROAR - among those who complain. Among those who get their hands dirty to try and DO something. . .well, not as much with ROAR but with those who complain AFTER the fact, AFTER ROAR asks for assistance, AFTER things happen.
But hey. . .
Nobody said you HAVE to go to ROAR Nats. . .
You could save your money and vacation time and go camping with your family!