Perhaps in the future a day will be set aside when Members can meet candidates for election to the Board and ask them for their views and ideas before deciding how to cast their votes. All we have at the moment are very short statements that have been so thoroughly vetted by by the Thought Police as to be meaningless.
I have read these statements and thought what would my first question be if I was able to speak to the candidate.
Hello Andrew you say that the Museum "needs candidates with the energy and vigour to tackle difficult issues head-on". Would you like to mention a couple of today's difficult issues and how you would like to see them resolved?
Hello Karen you say that "it is essential for paid employees and volunteers to work together". Would you give an unequivocal guarantee that in any future disciplinary situation, volunteers will be accorded the same rights as employees enjoy by statute?
Hello Nick. I believe that in an other forum you have advocated the appointment of a Museum Director as a matter of great urgency. Is this still the case?
Hello Richard you say that "I would continue to work for Members' interests". I think that the Museum is skewed in favour of employees at present. Could you give a couple of examples of how you would advance Members' interests?
Hello Malcolm you boast that "I have increased my support to the Museum to around 150 days a year". Yes but what are you actually going to do in the future?
Finally If any of the candidates want to use this blog to canvass their ideas I will be happy to publish them. Unedited!