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Date: 27 Jul 2007 13:56:43
From: bernie
Subject: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
The SCAA exec director has resigned after taking the position in
November '06. Personal reasons. I'm trying to instigate a move to draft
Barry J. to consider the job. He would be great.
Bernie




 
Date: 31 Jul 2007 20:10:45
From: Espressopithecus (Java Man)
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
In article <46aa4df9@nntp.zianet.com >, bdigman@zianet.com says...
> The SCAA exec director has resigned after taking the position in
> November '06. Personal reasons. I'm trying to instigate a move to draft
> Barry J. to consider the job. He would be great.

If SCAA is anything like other industry associations, the ED's most
important task will be to pursue the Board's priorities. Knowledge of
the industry, leadership ability and good ideas are probably important
attributes for the ED, but the bottom line is probably achieving the
objectives set out by the Board. Unless Barry's interests are closely
aligned with those of the Board, it would probably be a very
uncomfortable job.

Java


  
Date: 31 Jul 2007 17:25:37
From: bernie
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
Espressopithecus (Java Man) wrote:
> In article <46aa4df9@nntp.zianet.com>, bdigman@zianet.com says...
>
>> The SCAA exec director has resigned after taking the position in
>>November '06. Personal reasons. I'm trying to instigate a move to draft
>>Barry J. to consider the job. He would be great.
>
>
> If SCAA is anything like other industry associations, the ED's most
> important task will be to pursue the Board's priorities. Knowledge of
> the industry, leadership ability and good ideas are probably important
> attributes for the ED, but the bottom line is probably achieving the
> objectives set out by the Board. Unless Barry's interests are closely
> aligned with those of the Board, it would probably be a very
> uncomfortable job.
>
> Java

Thats pretty acurate. But I've been on the board of organizations
where the exec director has done a good job of guiding the board with
the board making major policy decisions, ethics calls, etc. Historical
knowledge and industry knowledge is something a good exec director
should spend a lot of time developing. But, you are right. If the board
has significantly different objectives than Barry's ethics would allow
or just his view he would be having not much fun.
Bernie


 
Date: 31 Jul 2007 09:24:59
From:
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:56:43 -0600, bernie <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote:

> The SCAA exec director has resigned after taking the position in
>November '06. Personal reasons. I'm trying to instigate a move to draft
>Barry J. to consider the job. He would be great.
>Bernie

I've been away for a week, but am curious...why did the new guy
resign? What are the politics now of the SCAA? Ted Lingle was a true
force in it, and we watched Ted Lingle to know what was going next.

I agree with Mark (and haven't read the coffeegeek thread yet) that
the SCAA has been there for certain elements but not all. Having gone
to my first SCAA about 10 (?) years ago, I remain amazed that it did
not link to farmers at all, although it does now. IMHO the SCAA
occupies a sort of corporate planet in the coffee "galaxy" :), but I
am unsure of its position. Just wondering.

FWIW I'd vote for Barry too, and think it would be a great move on the
SCAA's part to get a coffee person who has a real history of working
with coffee.

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


 
Date: 27 Jul 2007 16:14:48
From: daveb
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
But Barry has an actual, successful business to run.

In Missouri.

Dave

www.hitechespresso.com




  
Date: 29 Jul 2007 19:01:31
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:14:48 -0400, "daveb" <davebobbl@gmail.com >
wrote:

>But Barry has an actual, successful business to run.


it'd be nice if barry actually got a paycheck, however.




   
Date: 03 Aug 2007 16:50:17
From: Brent
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
>
> >But Barry has an actual, successful business to run.
>
>
> it'd be nice if barry actually got a paycheck, however.
>
>

Barry, get yourself a good lawyer (Marshall springs to mind) and sue your
boss for back pay...

um

hold that thought...




  
Date: 28 Jul 2007 08:18:20
From: Ken Wilson
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
"daveb"
> But Barry has an actual, successful business to run.
>

Ouch.

You're not a fan of SCAA then?

:-)

Ken




   
Date: 28 Jul 2007 09:21:24
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: SCAA Exec Director Resigns....
I note that there are a lot of people on the fringes of the coffee world
slagging off the SCAA. Most of them are more-or-less recent entrants to the
world of specialty coffee. Perhaps they should sit back and have a long look
at stuff that simply wouldn't have happened without the SCAA. i.e.

The barista competitions. IIRC the first one was organised by Torani Syrups
and carried out just outside the main entrance at the late 90's San
Francisco conference.

Cup of Excellence auctions, from imperfect memory Brazil was the first.

The attempt, however imperfect, to impose some sort of standard on the great
American drip filter cup through the Golden Cup program.

The standardization of cupping, and the teaching of same.

The creation of the Roaster's Guild.

and many. many others.

NONE of this stuff would exist if Don Schoenholt, Ted Lingle and Emma
Knudsen hadn't been concerned with the state of specialty coffee in the USA
and got off their collective arses and done something about it. People who
don't like the way it's currently being run (see this thread at Coffeegeek)
http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/general/309829 should do the same.
Most of them are currently members, live on the North American continent and
could stand for election.



--
Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au