Thank you for the opportunity to highlight my views for the future of
WISPA and for allowing me to serve you as a Board of Director.
As the Treasurer and a Director of WISPA,
I will continue my roll in building membership and growing WISPA as thee
wisp industry organization, to be more effective in the legislation that
effects our industry.
Over the past year I have taken the task of promoting membership and
have enjoyed success in growing our membership through my active and
Membership and the financial health of WISPA is a top priority.
Unfortunately as positive as this past year has been for membership
enrollment, it's not enough.
I have brought forward to the board a proposal to hire a part time to
full time WISPA membership employee. Although it did have a positive
response from most of the other Board, we have not taken this next step
to hire a WISPA person. Sometimes things don't happen fast enough.
This next term, I will push WISPA in this direction. It's important to
understand that in order to be effective, we need more help and we need
more members to help. We need more organizational help.
Help can be as simple as being vocal, or taking part on a special
Also important is that WISPA as a group understands that it represents a
cross section of our industry made up of different beliefs, practices,
In order to evoke change and to help our industry grow in a direction
that benefits us all, we need all wisps, no matter how small or how they
WISPA represents ALL wisps.
I will continue to promote membership in WISPA to help grow WISPA with a
centrist point of view.
We need new rules regarding componentized systems such as MT, Star, ADI,
Icarus, open source, etc.
The most effective accomplishment that I have had is the subject of
certification and the advancement of certified systems now starting to
hit the streets.
Yes we need to be able to build our own certified systems, but we need
the help of the manufacturers.
At our WISPA Feb 2007 WASHINGTON DC FCC meeting I brought up the subject
of certification and discussed in detail the aspects of certified and
non certified systems used widespread as a standard practice through out
our industry and how do we change this.
I said to the FCC, you need to go after the manufacturers who sell these
systems and make them get them certified, not the wisp. We talked in
detail about the use and about the infrequent issues associated with
Unlicensed Frequency use.
I came back from DC with a message from the FCC concerning certified
systems use and put the pressure where the pressure belongs, on the
manufacturer not the wisp.
I also put together a committee with Jack in the lead to help wisps get
their systems certified. I'm sure there will e certified systems come
from this seed that I planted.
I personally talked to various manufacturers encouraging and drumming up
support for certification and I know there will be many new certified
systems. I have already seen some.
But we need to not stop here, we need to actively try to create a
special wisp or wispa certified system installer who can "design - build
on the fly" with already certified and accepted components.
Today we have new certified systems coming online and I believe I played
a roll in hastening this.
I have created 2 committees and would create any special interest
committee that would be of interest or benefit our member wisps.
WISPA as an organization is successful and headed in the right
direction. This past year as a Director and the Treasurer, I can tell
you that the other Directors and volunteer wisps that serve on
committees trying to help are all special people who deserve recognition.
Not one time have I witnessed any kind of impropriety from anyone.
Everyone serving has WISPA's best interest at all times.
Because of this, the membership should know that WISPA's financial
condition is healthy. With volunteer ism for labor and conservative but
necessary spending has allowed WISPA to stay in the black and with
continued support and increased membership size, WISPA can more
effective lobbying for change to benefit our industry.
I appreciate your vote
John Scrivner wrote:
Here are some questions that our board candidates can answer to help
give some insight to those of you who will be voting for our board this
What do you hope to achieve as a board member in WISPA over the next 12
What is WISPA doing right and what do you think needs to be changed?
What are the top 3 laws or rules that you feel should be the highest
priority for WISPA involvement right now. How should they be changed?
Do you serve, or plan to serve, on any WISPA committees while in office?
If yes then what committees?
I will answer my own post with answers shortly. I encourage all board
candidates to answer these questions so people can decide who they want
to represent them in the next year.
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