By David Jensen
June 02, 2006
I see in the notice, there will be two guest speakers from Washington DC. I wonder if they were given earlier notice of the date of this meeting so they could make travel arrangements. If they were, why weren't the members given the same consideration? Many of them may also want to travel to attend the meeting. I am curious why a Sunday was chosen for the meeting, especially a derby day when fewer people are likely to attend. Also with two special speakers, will there be time for members to participate?
KIC is not a small organization with just a few members that can be called at the last minute to 'drop down to a meetin'. KIC has over five thousand members, a budget of $15 million, and 140 employees. It is time for the KIC Tribal Council to meets its duty of accountability, as well as show respect to its membership by, at the very least, providing an announcement sufficiently ahead of the meeting date (not the absolute minimum required for a regular council meeting) to allow for planning and travel by its members. Better yet, would be for KIC to notify members individually, by mail, of the date and agenda. Scheduling the meeting at the same time each year (as done in the past) would also help members plan their attendance.
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