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#1 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:26 AM

Got a postcard from Tracie yesterday announcing the 15th annual (or 1st annual) ATA Show and Shoot in Newark, OH. opened to ATA members and their guests. A lot of surprises are planned, to quote Tracie.!

If the TCA pulls of an Eastern shoot, it could be a great summer.
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:57 AM

Hmmm, I wonder who else is on the list to receive one of these invites.

You may end up having one long guest list. wink.gif

Maybe one of the "surprises" could be a wet t-shirt contest? ohmy.gif
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:40 PM

I got mine. Now what to do, drive 2 1/2 hours to the show or drive 600+ miles?
Or I know, I'll start my own! I could call it "Thompson's Indiana Training Show" or
"TITS"!
It could be big!
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#4 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:48 PM

Then again it could be a bust.

My condolences on your lost today Mike.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:22 PM

I got Tracie's TATA card. Show/shoot in Ohio in August

Also got a letter from the TCA - they did a good job explaining what the riff was about without naming names. ph34r.gif
Thanks Carol.

The TCA letter mentioned an eastern shoot in late July. With TATA in August, it could be a good summer for us with two shoots and show to go to! smile.gif

Still thinking of the CALENDAR now Mike.....
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:33 AM

Come to think of it, I don't recall receiving any Thompson material in the mail for the past month or so.

I hope I am still on the list.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:46 AM

I think it is a bit of a stretch to think that Tracie took a list that he had in his posession when he left TCA. Is there a privacy clause in the TCA by-laws or are you referring to an implied right to privacy from the the 4th Ammendment? EIther way your point is taken.

As Graucho Marx said "I wouldn't want to join any club that would have me as a member" smile.gif
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:17 PM

For those who did not get the letter explaining the riff. It was stated that Tracie had opted to deny mambership renewal to a member (who went nameless). It was appealed to the TCA BOD and a majority of the board sided with the member. Tracie didn't agree and choose to resign. I don't have Carol Troy's letter in front of me but I believe that was the essence of the dispute.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:47 PM

Just a few facts:

- Tracie Hill always had the membership list which included our addresses. The BOD had only a list of club member names. Thus the TCA didn’t give him the list, he already had it! The TCA BOD did not give Tracie permission to use the membership list.

- The letter explaining Tracie’s resignation only went to those who were on the TCA membership list that the BOD received from Tracie. The BOD did not get the membership list until Tracie had put out his first mailing. As a result, the BOD had no ability to communicate with the membership for almost a month and they still lack the e-mail and phone number information that most of us submitted with our membership applications.

- The TCA didn’t give or sell the membership list to The American Historical Foundation (AHF). The AHF sent the materials for that mailing to Tracie Hill and he put our address labels on them and sent them out from Ohio. Just look at the envelope they arrived in and you can see that the mailing came from Ohio not from Richmond, VA. Also, I understand that the AHF paid for the entire thing. Finally, the mailing of AHF material was suggested to the BOD by Tracie.

For JimFromFL and PhilOhio:

- I can’t explain why you don’t already have the letter from the TCA. Approximately 200 were mailed O/A 10 Jan 06 (I was the one who did the envelope stuffing and mailing for the BOD). Are you sure that the TCA has your correct address? If you want to confirm that the TCA mailed you the letter, contact Pat Wheeler at tca1934@comcast.net, he is in cahrge of the newsletter and has the current membership list.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner @ Jan 16 2006, 01:17 PM)
For those who did not get the letter explaining the riff. It was stated that Tracie had opted to deny mambership renewal to a member (who went nameless). It was appealed to the TCA BOD and a majority of the board sided with the member. Tracie didn't agree and choose to resign. I don't have Carol Troy's letter in front of me but I believe that was the essence of the dispute.


Hmmm, now makes me wonder.....(and to stir the pot ph34r.gif )

Do I want to be part of a group where a member has done something presumably so terrible that his renewal for membership was going to be denied.

Or do i want to be part of a group where one and only one person feels he has the power to deny membership to whom ever he so desires and when he does get his way will quit.

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Just some (funny) food for thought.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:06 PM

Hey SecondAmend. You need to get over it!
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:23 PM

And remember this....if it twer'nt fer Tracie, there would be no TCA in the first place. I may not agree with everything he does, or says, but he does let us come over and play at his house.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:33 PM

Not only that Mike, the Granville Inn might go out of business and Bud and Miller and .................
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:04 PM

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:02 PM

SOOOOO, the consensus among us appears to be split....
Who will join the new TATA and who will retain membership in he old TCA?

OR, who will belong to both?? slap.gif

AND inquiring minds want to know, who was the mystery TCA member who, through some unmentionable act too horrible and cruel to mention here, was to have been barred from the halls of Thompsondom FOREVERAFTER?? I must say I have an idea, and probably a good one but to avoid the proliferation of undue rumours I will not mention it here now, or ever (but those who pay attention to detail cannot have missed the clues over the last couple years! wink.gif )

I haven't decided yet. I can't take time off for two shoots so I may be inclined to go with the one that draws the majority of those we've gotten to know the best....

Can anyone tell me how the new TATA will be any different than the old TCA, and will the new TCA be a whole lot different than the old organization??

Tune in next week for answers to these and other questions!!

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:42 PM

Phil,

I’m glad the letter arrived. Interestingly enough, some mail from Don Hall sent on 9 Jan arrived just today. There just is no telling with the USPS.

Thanks for the ideas on the Show & Shoot venue. I’ll pass them along to the BOD.

It would be fun to invite all those liberal loons, have them shoot and convert them but I guess that is just wishful thinking.

Bill

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