New Affiliate Advisory Council/Panel
Some of you may recall that in mid-November we had a bit of a dust-up on the K-BID Affiliate user group on Facebook. My (Ray's) issue was with what I perceived to be extreme negativity in some of the posts. While I still feel that the affiliate user group was not the right forum for such comments, the incident did make clear the need for affiliates to be able to make their feelings known on various topics and issues.
In order give affiliates a voice in direction, policy and procedure, K-BID will host a quarterly Affiliate Advisory Panel. The panel will meet on the last Tuesday of every quarter. Schedule for 2017 is as follows: March 31, June 30, September 29 and because of the end of year holidays, December 15. Meetings will start at 10am in the K-BID office and will conclude with lunch (either on or off-site). Present at the meetings from K-BID will be: Ray Caruso, President; Becky Farniok, Executive Vice President; Chris Schwartz, Marketing; Tom Godar, Software Developer.
We would like to have 4 affiliates to represent the interests of the affiliate network. If the affiliate attending the meeting is from far enough away as to require an overnight stay, K-BID will pay for lodging at the AmericInn in Long Lake. We feel it best that each affiliate representative will commit to attending all of the meetings in a given calendar year.
If you would like to serve, please send an email to Ray.Caruso@K-BIDmail.com. In the event we have more than 4 affiliates wishing to serve, we will post the names on the Facebook affiliate user group and ask the affiliate population to vote. After the four affiliate representatives are selected, the balance of the affiliate population will be divided among the 4 representatives. Individual affiliates may offer issues to their representative to discuss at the quarterly meetings.
We believe that affiliates are entitled to peer representation in the operation of our network. In order to make this work, it is imperative that we have at least 4 affiliates willing to invest their time and effort to the process.