2005-06/Jun Board Refuses Independent Inquiry into Eddie Dismissal

Dear Concerned Members and Volunteers,

Thank you for your letter, received May 10, 2005, concerning a suggestion to create an independent committee to review Eddie Arthur's dismissal as a KRFC volunteer by our station manager. We understand your concern regarding the dismissal of a prominent volunteer, especially since confidentiality prevents the station manager and the board from releasing the details of Eddie Arthur's dismissal.

After some thoughtful discussion at our most recent Board of Directors' meeting we do not believe that the formation of a committee to review Eddie's dismissal is warranted. We do not believe that it would be in the best interests of KRFC as a whole.

However, the KRFC Board of Directors recognizes that policies concerning the privileges, responsibilities, and processes for dismissal of volunteers are important. The policy subcommittee is now taking steps to evaluate existing volunteer related polices and to discuss areas for clarification and expansion, especially as they relate to the dismissal of volunteers. We welcome your input.

If you would like to have input, please let me know by e-mail and we will contact you in the near future.


Jennifer Lowry Vice President, KRFC Board of Directors