DORIS BARRY RESPONDS TO BOGNER
|Subj:||Re: Open letter to USCF re: ICC|
|Date:||05/23/2001 3:08:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time|
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Editor's comment: Hal
Bogner has made public what he believes to be unwise and improper
conduct on the part of the USCF Executive Director and Executive Board majority. Federation
Secretary Doris Barry, the most vehement Games Parlor supporter on the Board, responds
here to tell Bogner he should address his complaints privately to one of the people he is
The negotiation of business
contracts is properly a confidential activity. However, once a
contract has been signed, as the one in question has, there is no justification for keeping the
details secret from the Board of Delegates, which according to the USCF Bylaws "is
responsible for the management of the USCF." How can the Delegates manage USCF if
they are not aware of information such as what percentage of any gain in USCF membership
income has been promised to Games Parlor under this contract? That's ANY gain- not
just members who join because they like Games Parlor!
Bogner has made some serious
charges, and when the response from Doris Barry is that
"Board members are bound by confidentiality not to discuss these issues in a public forum,"
one can only wonder, what is she trying to hide? What possible harm could result from details
of a signed contract being revealed? The truth will surely come out at Framingham in August, if not before.