Where can I find out what WISPA's official positions are? Where can I see the letters and actions WISPA has sent on behalf of its members? The root of my questions is, "How do I know that the money I spend is making a difference?"
I've joined organizations before. I send them my check or give them a credit card number and never hear from them again... until they want more money. I don't support my local Chamber of Commerce for this exact reason. What does my local Chamber of Commerce do to deserve my money? After a year, I didn't know, so I cancelled my membership. Dave 989-837-3790 x 151 989-837-3780 fax [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.mercury.net 129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 1:33 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? > I'm really at a bit of a loss as to how to deal with your question David. > > What's a trade association do for you? (You being generic here....) The > idea that the question was asked indicates to me that one doesn't understand > what a trade group is for. > > It's not, at least not at first, there to put money in your pocket. Nor is > it there to help you control your costs. Oh sure, most of those things can > and will happen at some point. But it takes time, people and money to make > any of that happen. > > At this stage WISPA is there to protect our industry!!!! If you don't > support WISPA we'll not be able to have any voice at all at the FCC or in > congress. Especially the FCC. > > You see, we talked to folks at the FCC before we set WISPA up. They made it > clear that they'd much rather deal with a trade org. than many individuals. > Seems that they don't want to deal with the petty differences of opinion > either! They want a stand all hashed out before it gets to them wherever > that's possible. > > No one should, at this stage of the game, be asking what WISPA will do for > them. You should all be asking what you can do for WISPA. > > Dialup ISPs took it in the shorts far more often than they ever should have. > I'm in no mood to put up with that with wireless too. It's mostly a safety > in numbers thing. > > We deliberately made the dues so low that there's NO reason people can't > join. Heck, on principal alone people should be flocking to us. > > If you are one of those frustrated that WISPA isn't doing enough, join the > club. We're all frustrated about that. But just how many more hundreds > (thousands????) of hours should I have to take away from my business and my > family when others won't lift a finger? How does the saying go? United we > stand, divided we fall. Are those who haven't joined uniters or dividers? > > That help? > marlon > > Marlon > (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales > (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services > 42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp! > 188.8.131.52 (net meeting) > www.odessaoffice.com/wireless > www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "David Sovereen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com> > Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 7:33 AM > Subject: Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? > > > >I agree with your sentiments completely. > > > > One needs to ask, though, "why aren't ISPs supporting WISPA?" The answer > > is > > more than likely the same answer most small businesses give when asked why > > they don't join industry associations: it's not worthwhile... it costs > > more > > money than the benefits of membership are worth. > > > > My company is not a member of WISPA. And at this point, I don't see what > > benefit membership in WISPA would give me. I'm a believer in the strength > > of numbers and joining ranks for greater good. That's why I support NFIB > > and USIIA, as well as local organizations in my state and community. > > > > Why should I send $250 to WISPA? > > > > Dave > > > > 989-837-3790 x 151 > > 989-837-3780 fax > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > www.mercury.net > > > > 129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640 > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "George Rogato" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 5:46 PM > > Subject: Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? > > > > > >> The problem with all of this is that most ISP's wireless or land line > >> historically do not get involved in a trade association and work > >> together for the common good. > >> > >> Land line ISP's didn't join together and wisps are not joining together > >> either. > >> > >> Here WISPA has been created and hardly anyone is taking advantage of > >> joining WISPA and trying to get anything done. > >> > >> This is the sad thing that is discouraging, that an organization has > >> been created and nobody is taking advantage of it. > >> It's also discouraging to hear that some people say or imply that WISPA > >> is a good old boys club run by insiders, when in actuality WISPA is an > >> organization "wide open" that just about anyone in the wisp business can > >> join run for office get elected and take charge. > >> > >> Very disappointing, and this is what makes me scream when I hear posts > >> like Roberts the other day accusing board members of getting paid with > >> perks or Marks suggestion this morning that the board is on the inside > >> with this stuff. > >> > >> You guys, the wisps that are out in the fields doing the wisp business > >> should be trying harder to get the entire wisp community to join this > >> organization and to get something accomplished. > >> > >> My "poll" for a working group for muni wireless had 2 respondents. > >> Only 2 wisps are interested or think they need help with muni wireless? > >> Hard to believe. > >> > >> > >> > >> -- > >> George Rogato > >> > >> Welcome to WISPA > >> > >> www.wispa.org > >> > >> http://signup.wispa.org/ > >> -- > >> WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > >> > >> Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > >> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > >> > >> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > >> > > > > -- > > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/