Why Have HVLA Boards Been So Dysfunctional? Our Association’s dysfunctions have only superficially been revealed, so far. The ROOT of the dysfunctionality stems from a Small Group of members who have controlled HVLA since its inception. The composition of this Group has changed over-time, but a few members have been in it all along. They see themselves as the “true” “owners” of HVLA and, thus, “entitled” to run things however they please, regardless of other Assn. Members. All other causes are SECONDARY: (1) Boards have focused on management-procedures vs. policy-making and review; (2) Boards have failed to recognize that specific knowledge, experience and skill-sets are required to be an effective Director, e.g., higher-level problem-solving and public relations skills; (3) Only short-term planning has been used with no real long-term planning; (4) Politicalization and personalization of the governance process has created excessive & unnecessary conflict; and, (5) There is NO Director Education/In-Service Program.
Current Issues Status - Sept. 2017Facilities - Board voted: 1) Demolish Community Ctr.; 2) $1.3M for plans/design on CC & Hartmann.Fire/Flood Prevention/Evac. - Some Good-Steps, but still … NO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN!NEW GM, Edward Simpkins - Will GM #12 make-the-difference? Election Committee Reports - Covered-up by Boards since 2015!Forensic Audit - On Delinquent Accounts (Advised by consultant). NO Board action since 2015!Under-Funded Reserves - Are Projected dues increases enough? Unlikely!Golf STILL Bleeding Red Ink - LOSSES $51,660 Per Month 1st Qtr. 2017 (higher than 2016)New HR Manager - “Staff Review” by new GM, but no information revealed yet.Communication - “AssociationVoice” hired Jan. ‘17 for “interactive” website. Where is it?Golf Ops. “Business Plan” - Still NO PLAN! After 7+months!