Dear American Members of IAM, I have learned that Lance Tschirhart submitted an application to join this election for the IAM Board but that it came after the deadline for registrations had past and was rejected for that reason.
I humbly disagree with the IAM election committee’s decision to reject his application, even if it was late. At the very least, the other contestants Braden Francis and I should have been asked if we would allow this. But I wasn’t asked anything.
I would guess there is a bit of inexperience on the Election Committee but I am sure they are trying to do their best. Still, even now, as the story becomes public, 3 days before voting begins, I feel that it is not too late to have him join the election as a contestant.
When you start criticizing the decisions of the guys that will count your votes, you know that you should not expect to win the election but you never know. Anyway, I will continue to offer suggestions for improvement to the Election Committee as I see fit.
If you too are unhappy with the Election Committee’s decision, don’t hesitate to let the Committee know about it.
Braden mentionned to the IAM membership how ready he was to help you out if you were from another American country. Well, let’s hear him argue for Lance right now who is a US World Memory Record Holder. Maybe USA members of IAM should ask Braden Adams for help right away now, no? If Braden and I want him in, then the pressure builds on the Election Committee to do the right thing and you never know what will happen. If you care about the healthy development of memory sports in America, not taking no for an answer maybe the right thing to do right now. Post. Email. Now. Thank you.
I am an IAM Board member contestant and I will not hesitate to rock the boat if I feel it can lead to good results. Please vote for me and only for me on Dec 13. as the the two other contestants are close partners and the race maybe close. Thank you.