Details here: https://w5nyv.blogspot.com/2020/07/report-to-members-8-amsat-na-board-of.html
The majority of the board simply ran out the clock for a year, and then ran for their seats again.
My fellow "reform" director Patrick Stoddard and I appealed to the membership to please elect new board members this summer. We endorsed candidates that would:
2) refrain from informal unrecorded back-office deals to spend company money on things unrelated to putting amateur radio satellites in space.
The response was a lengthy "official explanation" that was neither official nor an explanation. It was, however, an admission that the board and officers knew about the expenses and approved of them in secret.
This was disappointing. Individual board members and officers have used the AMSAT website and other communications functions of the company to spread an unofficial and unapproved attack on me and Patrick.
There was no effort, at all, to talk with me or Patrick about this. The only communications about this problem have been angry assertions that it was somehow justified because they decided it was somehow justified. None of the reasons make sense, are true, have any legal value, or help AMSAT in any way.
So, we asked a corporate governance specialist for advice.
We trust that expert advice and instructions will correct those that have gone astray.
If you can vote in this summer's election, please do. Robert McGwier, Howie DeFelice, and Jeff Johns will allow regular productive board meetings and will not secretly hire law firms to target Directors in order to obstruct them from doing their jobs.
July 27, 2020