If you don't like what I have to say, ignore it...but it seems many of you want the "benefit" of many of my posts...and only attack the ones that do not meet AROC "agenda" or the attacker's personal agenda...
Your behavior is absolutely despicable... You went to the AROC convention and then claimed that you were the victim of "politics". Those "politics" were that you paid only the basic registration fee and "forgot" to tell the registrar all the other events that you were planning to attend and did participate in. Obviously, a few hours after registering you didn't have any memory problems, but you "forgot" to read the huge sign for the Ron Tonkin bus. And that set the tone for the rest of you participation in the events... Now you come to this Board posting that you want the AROC "politics" resolved, which turns out to mean that you want the convention organizing chapter to return to you the published fees that they charge for the events - or you will file a lawsuit?!
I will not ignore your posts. Any and every time you post lies on the BB about the AROC I will set the record straight. Of course, to you, posting the truth constitutes attacking the posts that don't meet the AROC "agenda". It's a good thing that I attended the entire convention and observed your behavior first hand, because before then, I didn't realize how well you had perfected your technique of participating in events without paying.
When I look back at what I first wrote, "Certainly everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and enjoy what is always a great time, and I am also sure that many of us will truly enjoy meeting you...
" in response to your question/thread "Can someone who is not an AROC member come?
", I can only imagine what those who already knew you were thinking...
Even more disturbing is that you have no respect for other people's property. You made a big deal on this Board about how any vendor would want you to come out and check out their products. What you didn't say is that you wanted to check out their products when there was no one in the Vendor Room, and their products were covered by sheets. It's very clear that you have perfected that technique as well, for you waited for just the right moment, when vendors hurry off to get ready for the Saturday evening banquet... It takes much more than some serious lack of understanding to pull off the sheets covering the products when their owners are not present. Fortunately, you were caught in the act by the convention chairman, but him kicking you out constitutes anything but "politics".
Furthermore, you have no shame, as proven by you showing up the next morning and again, attempting to put into practice your perfected techniques at the Awards Brunch. It was quite obvious to me that you knew very well the set-up at the Awards Brunch: if you paid to have brunch, you sit at one of the tables; if you just want to attend the ceremony, you sit on one of the chairs arranged in a row. Of course, you didn't pay to have brunch, but that didn't stop you from sitting at one of the tables with an empty chair. What you didn't realize was that also sitting at that table was a BoD member who had stepped away. Yes, I heard your excuse for sitting at that empty chair, and I also saw you re-assessing the room layout, before you went for a second attempt, which having caught on to your game, I prevented. But on this BB you don't post the truth; you posted instead, referring to me being the only one having an issue with your game: "only YOU did...but rather than argue, I simply sat in the rear of the room
". What, you were going to argue with me? "Politics"?
No convention organizer should ever have to worry about a character like you, before, during or after a convention.
Best regards to all,