Last Thursday evening was the condo board meeting. There was a good turn out of people and we met a lot of people we hadn't met before. There were enough in attendance that we were able to take care of all business including voting for the five members of the board.
There were seven people who put their name forward, including mine. There were four women and three men. We all gave a little speech about who we are etc and that was both interesting and plain bloody boring. Lets just say I went sixth and the five people before me were all very qualified as was the person after me. I was in two minds about even standing up and saying anything after the first five spoke but dh said I was as good as everyone else.
If truth be told other than solving world hunger and flying to the moon and back, they have all done and had very illustrious careers. They are all over qualified for these positions but all were so willing and enthusiastic you couldn't help but want all of them to win!!! Oh and then there was me..........
Here is part of my speech:
I decided to put my name forward for the board as I feel I have a couple of skills that could be useful. (LITTLE DID I REALIZE COMPARED TO EVERYONE ELSE'S SKILLS MINE WERE USELESS, I did not say this bit!!)
I worked in an office for a number of years so know my way around a computer and can read a set of financial statements.
I have been told and I think I am a very organized person.
I am also very lucky, that when God was handing out common sense, I was in the line and got some. However when God was handing out how to use power tools, I was shopping. THAT GOT ME A FEW LAUGHS.
Suffice to say I did not get voted onto the board and will say I am so glad I didn't. One thing I said at the end of my speech was to tell everyone to play nice!! One guy decided to bring up an incident that I have mentioned before at the meeting. Luckily for us the lawyer running the meeting shot him down, not before totally blindsiding the woman he was complaining about and shocking the hell out of a lot of people for having the nerve to bring it up at the meeting. The guy is a bully and needs to be brought down a peg or two. Dh has warned me to keep out of it; but boy I wish I could sock him one (the guy not dh)
We then had to vote on a minor issue. That went on and on due to one man's questions and concerns. This issue was a straight forward thing and the lawyer told us it was straight forward as was the wording. It was at that point I realized I wouldn't have the patience to deal with these types of things.
However after the meeting I chatted with a lot of folk and everyone loved my speech and said I would have been a breath of fresh air on our board, as compared to the other folk I was totally opposite. A couple of folk wanted me to run for a social committee, I said no that was fine.
Will say we live in a great neighbourhood with a lot of super people from all walks of life. The people voted onto the board will do a good job and I congratulated them all. I think though after the meeting I will stick to my thing and let them run the board. In the scheme of things we shouldn't have to deal with them much anyway, as what minor things we want to do with the outside of the house are things that are always approved anyway.
Oh and by the way we have a bit more grass.........