The UACC continues to be an international joke. This corrupt organization is down to its lowest membership in years. It has taken quite some time for members to see through the "BS".
The club has been run for decades by one or two members who have run this group into the ground. Some members will tell you they are still there simply because of habit. Many others, mostly professional autograph dealers were able to break the bad habit and all are doing quite well being void of what's left of the UACC.
It is still very sad that this club could have been something positive for the hobby if it weren't for corruption and deceit. All that was needed throughout the years was an honest election. The Board of Directors fought very hard against this. They fought against having an outside accounting firm at no cost to them count the ballots. They always counted their own votes. What more needs to be said!
Here we go again....the long held presidency of Michael Hecht is over. Where's an election?
Where is the Vice-President? Can't really blame him for not wanting the position then why be Vice-President? Just more insanity and embarrassment. Now is it said that Al Wittnebert has taken the position of President. He writes: "it appears that I have assumed the position of President of the UACC". Pray tell how did that happen! Kicking off the new presidency he (a member of the UACC since the 70's) states: "I am hopeful (hopeful, doesn't sound too positive) that in the coming years we can stabilize the UACC...." He finally admits the UACC has been unstable for a very long time mostly under (I say this with a smile) his leadership. The club for quite some time is basically "out of service." No shows, no public meeting, the magazine is in turmoil and that's when it is even printed. Look at the comedy show of UACC Speakers. The club lists it has 40 speakers around the world that can speak to your group or class. Not a single engagement is listed and that's been for quite awhile. The joke continues as Al Wittnebert is asking for more people to join the Speaker Program. You can see where this group is going. So very sad!
More to come!