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Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:34 am

From the Sylmar Forum: http://www.shga.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5182&start=105

dhmartens at 8:35am on Dec 22, 2017 wrote:This just in!

BobK,

You have deposed Mark Forbes. Matt Henzi has been elected into his seat.

https://www.ushpa.org/page/2018-regiona ... on-results

Ken Andrews has been reelected!


WOW!!!!!!!

That's BIG news.!!!!


USHPA wrote:Regional Director PLURALITY

matt hanzi 1 vote (0.3%)
mark forbes 3 votes (1.0%)
NOT mumbo gumbo flatulence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 vote (0.3%)
Tom Johns 1 vote (0.3%)
Mark Forbes (I) 135 votes (46.7%)
Matt Henzi 148 votes (51.2%)

Matt Henzi wins with 51.2% of the vote.

Thanks Doug!!!!!!!    :thumbup:
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:01 pm

By the way, I've never heard of Matt Henzi before, so I have no idea whether he's better or even worse than Mark Forbes. But even if he's ten times as bad as Forbes, he won't have the stranglehold that Forbes has held over USHPA.

I am also wondering if Forbes will be given one of the "At Large" positions to keep him in power. That's another trick the USHPA Board uses to keep their cronies in power against the will of the members.

I'll bet that's what happens.
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:16 pm

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Thats him, right there, setting an example of the kind of conditions his students should fly paragliders in.
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby eagle » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:23 pm

The Great Switch ~ Will History Repeat
Its all pre-arranged, we've seen this before
While no one is looking, the hand off occurs

~ Its All the Same Gang ~

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ONE GUY DOES THEY CRIME
~ THE OTHER GUY WASHES IT ~


* Note: They Call it a Fix ~ Pre-Viewed ~ 2185 times ~ Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:39 pm ~

See link: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2570
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby DaveSchy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:07 am

Proud to have authored write in #3, this is fabulous news.
What is very strange is that Henzi was not even on the ballot when I voted, and that is the reason for my write in.
Major Go Fundme will most certainly continue to try to irritate and obfuscate!
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Congratulations to Region 1 from USHPA members from coast to coast!!!

The vote was very close. It just shows that every vote counts. Thanks for casting yours Dave!    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Do you know anything about Matt Henzi? Is he a reformer?
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:40 pm

Actually, we need a national hang gliding association.
Not something else run by daredevils with parachutes.
The USHPA isn't something to fix.
It can't be fixed. The fundamental concept is wrong.
It's something to leave.
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby SamKellner » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:12 am

Mark Forbes (I) 135 votes (46.7%)
Matt Henzi 148 votes (51.2%)


That's a lot of total votes :shock:

I've seen issues put before the entire A$$n. that didn't get that response.

I can't believe it was a planned, turning over the position.

Region 1 ? Any more info ?. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:38 am

Gee, Mark Forbes is still on the U$HPA board a year after losing his "election".

Mark Forbes does USHPA's "dirty work" and that's one of the reasons he's become indispensable to them. Here's what he recently posted to hanggliding.org about Joe Faust's USHGRS:

Mark Forbes wrote:I haven't bothered to look into Joe's "organization"....but WTF? I gave no permission to use videos posted by me in the promotion of Joe's fake group. I presume there are links to some YouTube videos I posted, or something of that sort. And I'm certainly not a member, supporter or anything else of his group.

Joe may have been one of the pioneers of the sport, and he's certainly a colorful character. "Colorful" is a term that can have many meanings, and in his case it reminds me of a chameleon placed on a plaid tartan. As for the allegations that He Who Must Not Be Named was kicked out of USHPA for personal hatred reasons, that is simply false. I am not at liberty to discuss all of the reasons behind his expulsion, but let it suffice that his intentional, deliberate actions caused significant harm to our association and its members, and directly caused significant expense which we all pay for through increased dues. He was disruptive, defiant and unapologetic about his actions. He was given every opportunity to change his behavior. He chose instead to become even more belligerent. And after due consideration, the USHPA board decided that his actions had made him an unacceptable liability to our association, and revoked his membership. 

USHPA is a voluntary membership association. You don't have to join if you don't want to, so long as you're willing to forego the benefits of membership. USHPA isn't obliged to accept you as a member if your actions and behavior are not supportive of the organization and its goals. If you're already a member and you take actions which harm the association, we have a disciplinary process (ratings reductions, revocations, and ultimately expulsion) to deal with such transgressions.

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This is a particularly good quote for demonstrating USHPA's retaliation for non-flight-related issues. Remember that it was Mark Forbes (one of only 4 "Executive Committee" members) who shut down Tiki who was trying to bring some common sense to the 2015 USHPA lynching. Thanks for this quote Mark.
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Re: Mark Forbes Out in USHPA 2017 Election

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:52 am

I can't believe any real hang glider pilots worship and tithe this bunch of parachute lovers.
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