ASL 2025 Looks Forward to Seeing You in 2016!
December 10, 2015
We are writing to express our gratitude to all of you who supported our efforts to watch over and stand up for the League in 2015.
Your support enabled us to achieve a striking milestone: For the first time since 2006, more members voted for change than voted for the incumbent Board President. A majority of voting members carefully considered the issues and chose change. The vote tallies as reported on election night are shown below.
The Annual Meeting and the voting process were severely flawed. We have written to the Board and the League's attorneys detailing the procedural failures and are awaiting a response.
ASL 2025's advocacy must and will continue in the new year. There are many pressing issues requiring the Membership's attention and action. One priority is the proposal to change drastically the League's By-laws in April. We urge you to inspect what the Board proposes. The proposed changes reduce each member's voting power by 75% and give virtually unsupervised authority over the League to one person, the Board President.
We need to address the League's ever-growing deficit spending and discuss major Board expenditures such as "feasibility studies", attorneys' fees, and the Board's proposal to use the League's endowment to fund a major building expansion. As several analyses have shown, depleting the League's endowment to fund a building expansion would be extremely ill-advised.
Member input and participation is at the very foundation of safeguarding this special place that we were fortunate enough to inherit and enjoy. Let's make sure that it is still here to be passed on to future generations of artists. ASL 2025 is ready to advocate on behalf of the League, and we hope that you'll join us in these continuing efforts.