Fifteen Years Later, It’s Deja Vu All Over Again!
I thought I got hit in the head and woke up repeating my life from 15 years ago
when I read your blog. Luckily, the web has lots of good content so I used it
to confirm that we were repeating life from 15 years ago. I’m refering to the
minutes of the May 13, 1991 ISA Board meeting (shortly after my 26th birthday).
Hey, there’s Ken Baker’s name. There’s the “umbrella organization”. My
recollection of events at the time was that key people in ISA recognized that
they had a problem and proposed the “umbrella organization” to save the
society. This argument couldn’t be conveyed to the voting members of ISA who
shot it down.
It will be interesting to see if Ken is able to sell the “umbrella
organization” to voting ISA members now that he’s President, rather than
chairman of the Organization Structure Task Force. If it happens, it will have
taken ISA almost 15 years to implement the committee’s recommendations. Not
– Mark Wells