Dear warmshowers members,
I have been following and participating in discussions on the warmshowers FB page and on this forums regarding our worries about the direction the organization is taking. Since I am also one of the active volunteers (only since 2 months) I am in close communication with Randy, the board and the leadership council.
Some people have applauded the recent changes, most didn't notice or didn't care, and some have been quite active in formulating their worries. The latter group, I call them 'the dissidents' (with a positive intention, I am one of you) have in my opinion not been listened to very well by the board and others. It seems to me that everyone who is loudly against the recent changes is a nuisance and good points made are easily dismissed (afraid of change; take up a volunteer position if you really care; this change is necessary; etc).
In the next board meeting on Friday I want to present the views of the dissidents. Also I want to investigate about how many people we are talking. Let us come up with a decent bullet list that I will present to the board.
All input is welcome and will be taken seriously.