I broke down and rejoined the ALA. I am tight with a buck, but I managed to pry 75 of them out of my wallet and send a check (cheque for my friends north of the border) off to them with my application form.
Rochelle and Walt's comments got me to thinking that perhaps I should work internally for change rather than criticize an organization to which I do not belong. While I didn't join the SRRT like Greg did, at least my criticism (which I shall endevour to make constructive) will be from within.
I do belong to the republican party and I don't agree with everything they do either so it is not just the ALA I agitate my elected officials too (they often reply with "Thank you for your valuable input...and then ignore it.)
It does remind me of the quote which I am about to butcher. "I refuse join any club that would have me as a member." ( Which of course reminds me of the time someone asked me if I could name the Marx brother. I said: "Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Karl.")
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