Maybe I am under emphasizing the environment we are in. I am not saying at all your money is not green enough, believe me, it's in the best interest of the club to have the most money come into the coffers, that means better mags, better events (maybe a free VOI, which would be an awesome goal), more regional stipends, heck a free raffle car without the need to charge for tickets in any way. However, how would I tell you, without telling everyone else? Additionally, it would likely be limited to members being told (to keep it secret for maybe a millisecond), which means non-members got left in the cold. SO someone will be pissed regardless. M&A activity happens ALL the time, and shareholders are (routinely) never notified until after the close, for all these same reasons. Would I have loved, as a VZW shareholder, to have known about the merger announced today prior to the close? Hell yea! Did the board have the duty to tell me, cause they've obviously known for months? I'm a darn shareholder for goodness sakes, I technically OWN a piece of VZW, no one told me, I had to read it in the press! I'll take it one step further, were you asked as a member about your thoughts on forming VPA in the first place? THAT decision was FAR more contentious. I was a darn regional President at the time and I was notified after the close of the deal. That decision started us on a non-happy path, I think this one puts us back on a happier path. At the end of the day, we made a call. Clearly not pleasing to everyone, but I still stick by the decision.