andycpuk, on 23rd March 2011 - 19:01 PM, said:
For the record, from my perspective Andy and CPUK have never taken sides in this.
Does anyone believe/agree with what Vic says? Some of it or all of it?
Is Vic doing this for revenge, spite, to get his own back?
Is this damaging the CPS?
If Vic gets his own way and committee members do resign will the CPS survive?
Do people care what happens to the CPS?
I understand that he is under severe pressure to suppress dissent by me, and needs to distance CPUK from this debate.
I respect his even-handed integrity - and sheer courage - in allowing this debate to continue.
(Very sorry to cause you grief, Andy: I apologise that I couldn't find a better way).
The proof is there, for all to see:
No comment - ever - by the CPS Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
And this is covered up by the Society at every available opportunity.
I would welcome other comments.
The only person who can tell you if it's for revenge, spite, etc.
I can categorically deny that it is for any of these things.
I am on a crusade - though sadly without a white charger and much-needed body armour
- to shift two neglectful, selfish and uncaring individuals from critical positions of power within the CPS, which they will not relinquish even though they won't do the work and responsibilities required of these leadership and Trustee posts.
They are also amiable and excellent CP growers, which is probably why they have got away with it for so long.
CP's in the UK, their conservation and their growers are suffering as a result.
The elections at the AGM have been arranged so that it is easy for these two gentlemen to stay in their posts.
Consider it a flaw in my character if you will, but I cannot stand by and watch a Society, of which I am very fond, be screwed by a selfish and uncaring Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
To shut me up, all Steve Cottell has to do is personally post a statement on this forum as outlined previously.
The CPS Secretary has made a rash post on behalf of the Society, and it is the Chairman's personal duty to respond for the Society on such a serious matter.
Steve Cottell has until the 28th March
to show that he is in fact a Chairman, and not a self-interested and neglectful individual occupying critical positions as Chairman and Trustee that would be better filled by Tim Bailey, Dennis Balsdon or Flick Foreman, for the good of the CPS, our plants and our growers.
I'm deeply sorry to have to inflict pain on the Society in this way. I tried quietly within the Committee, but this appears to be the only way to save the Carnivorous Plant Society of the UK from deep-seated, long-term neglect and abuse from within.
I look forward to reading your views, people...
Am I wrong to try and change things for the better?
I would like to thank those people who have been kind enough to support my campaign from the sidelines. I won't embarrass you in public - you've all seen how the Society has tried to discredit me for telling the truth - but thanks, guys and gals
I needed to know it wasn't just me who was disgusted by the situation within the CPS. It needs to change, or CP's and their growers in our fair land will continue to suffer for it.
Edited by Vic2, 23 March 2011 - 21:50 PM.