I'm sorry Finn, You're correct. I thought I was only referring to the current negative thread posters when I said "You're". I do remember that you were keeping up the Facebook page on your own, but I was trying so hard to deal with the IRS and the State of Utah that the website and Facebook page were the furtherest things from my mind.
Additionally, we were switching the hosting at the time and integrating our mass mailing into the new hosting program. The two had been separate with the mass mailing on a private company's server. To make matters worse, we were being solicited by one of our members who said he would do it free, but only on his private server. That sent a red flag, not because the member was dishonest, but we couldn't be sure of security.
In any case, we appreciate your support, even when we screw up. I've had to learn leadership skills by trial and error and there's been a lot of errors, which means there's also been a lot of learning.
You wrote, "You've all mentioned that our website and Facebook desperately need updating and you're correct, but I have yet to hear an offer to help us do that and I sure as h**l don't have the skills."
You know that isn't true. I offered to run the UWC website and FB page, but your board refused to give me access. UWC had a history of declining offers of assistance from me and I wasn't the only volunteer to feel frustrated and unappreciated.
Willing and able volunteers are more valuable than money. Not only do they provide services - they also increase membership because their buddies tend to follow along. When volunteers give up and walk away, so do their buddies.
Volunteers have plenty of opportunities elsewhere where they are encouraged, appreciated and respected. I hope the "new" UWC will keep that in mind as you move forward because I sincerely hope for your success.