George, your point of view is part of the problem, not part of the solution. I respect your right to have this opinion, and as a board member you also have the right to vote as you see fit.
We've tried to do the right thing...we've corresponded with board members (post between you and our president were actually removed from the forum over this issue), we have written letters, and we've talked with Steve Prewitt over the rule change issues, and were politely (or not so politely) told to shut up and go away. The information exchanged in this forum is proving our point, and now the other regional clubs are seeing the effect in increased fees to participate, and a lagging economy.
Putting on National Shows can be expensive....the cost of our show was about $60,000....if it weren't for the sponsors and the non-MCA entrants, we would have had to charge close to $150 per MCA member car to break even. $75 is going to look like a bargin in a year or so....
The board of this club needs to fly at 30,000 feet and be able to see what is on the horizon. When personal agendas take over the boards ability to be stategic thinkers then we are sunk as a club. This policy was born of a personal agenda. and the board did not foresee the consequences because they got caught up in a ground war over ego.
Please don't tell me to run for the board....that's not the answer...The answer is to listen to those that oppose you. They have valid points and they should be considered, not dismissed.