Email – JN to MG (11/18 @ 1:45 PM)

From: James Nunn []
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 1:45 PM
To: ‘Morris Garcia’
Subject: RE: Doves


Thanks for the email.

As I discussed with Dawnetta when I indicated my interest to rejoin the board, I want to see CCGLA continue to succeed as a viable organization within Collin County. Since joining the board, I have consistently worked at supporting the mission and goals of CCGLA, along with the rules that govern our organization (of which I wrote).

I have worked at expanding the role of CCGLA, establishing more efficient practices within the organization, and educating members of the board of the legal aspects involved with a non-profit organization in Texas.

Specifically, I have

  • proposed the establishment of the Community Board Advisory Committee, so that CCGLA could become more involved and integrated with other organizations throughout the county (unanimously adopted by the board)
  • drafted the board meeting proceedings as they relate to agendas and reports, to enable the running of board meetings to become more efficient (again, unanimously adopted by the board)
  • drafted the confidentiality policy to be used by the organization (adopted by the board)
  • provided education to the board on the aspects of the Election Code as it related to special political committees
  • proposed a volunteer recognition program to be adopted by the board (tabled by the board pending further development)

These are just a few of the many contributions that I have made to the board since re-joining the board in June. I think all these actions suggest that I have the best of interests of the organization in my mind, and while these may not always be shared-agreeable interests, they are designed to develop CCGLA into a more viable, successful and relevant organziation within our community.

Having said that, and not being a position to discuss issues with each other (in person), I did want to raise one issue with you that I have, and that is that I don’t believe you have provided me the same professional courtesy or respect as you have to other board members, and I feel that this has affected the dynamics of the board considerably. One recent example of this, occurred at the last board meeting. Unlike all other board meetings where you have extended the courtesy to wait for a board member to arrive at the meeting (in one case for nearly 35 minutes), when I arrived at the last minute five minutes late, you had called the meeting to order and were already dicussing reports. This seemed to go against a comment that you had made during an earlier meeting that you preferred the entire board to be together before calling the meeting to order (the same meeting we waited in excess of 30 minutes for Ken to arrive). This was the same meeting that the board agreed that we would wait for no more than 15 minutes in the future.

I believe that neither of us have given each other a chance to learn how each of us could work together more effectively. I also think that you may feel the same way, and if that is the case, I wish to apologize to you, and will make every effort to undertake that this will not occur in the future.