To end the negativity in this thread and end the public airing of this issue, I've sent a letter to Katie Lio/EFC re my issues with the EFC, in part, essentially as follows:
After publicly intervening in my still unresolved issues with my 35 year membership of the EFC, on the 17th February, I assume in your capacity as a Director of the EFC, you posted on “Bomberblitz”, the following:
"I have spoken to both the membership department and Robert.
I'm not going to share confidential information regarding those conversations."
As you are well aware in fact I’ve never spoken to you in my life, either on the phone or in person.
Nor for that matter have I spoken to anyone from the EFC, despite attempts, other than the call on Jan 11 which sparked my initial post and my call 3 weeks ago, that apparently didn’t deserve a call back.
Respectfully, the only contact I’ve ever had from you IN ANY FORM is 2 pm’s, with one dating back to July 2016, both via bomberblitz:
• A pm in response to my pm TO YOU last July (2016) wherein I informed you of my serious ongoing health issues and you suggested you’d find out what the club normally does in these situations and get back to me.
• The ONLY other pm (in response to my Jan 11 post) is one wherein you stated, post your intervention, the club would resolve this issue by offering certain things - an offer that as far as I'm aware never eventuated.
The ONLY other contact I’ve ever had from you, in any form whatsoever, is another pm solely fixing a typo.
I have not, as yet, received any follow up nor action from anyone including the EFC to either of these pm’s, your intervention or other posts.
The balance of the letter relating to this and other other issues is at this point private and addressed to Ms. Lio and the EFC
It’s my view that it’s unlikely Blitz will benefit from this sort of a debate continuing as it stands at the moment.
I can’t see any point in continuing this discussion so publicly and have accordingly removed/edited previous posts with a view to facilitating an end to what should have been a simple honouring of the original agreement between a seriously ill long term member and the Club.
I’ve done what I can to take this discussion off board in a way that respects the standards Blitz should expect from both posters and their, very publicly, elected representatives.
My health issues wont allow me to waste any more very precious time on this.
“In my opinion, the difference between being on a board for an AFL club comes down to one thing: You must not choose revenue over the values of your customers & shareholders. The customers being your staff & players. A club is a business, it must be profitable - but it should also be run like a small family business, where everyone has a right to an opinion. This, above all, is why I felt it necessary to nominate. We all deserve to have a voice.”
“Bomberblitz” November 2014.
I'd be most disappointed if the above is what has transpired. The Lio/Cousins duo promised (for want of a better word), if elected to the board, to represent the members. I sincerely hope that is the case for you robertsharron. Hopefully this whole thing is a simple miscommunication or misunderstanding and the appropriate action taken to achieve a suitable & fair outcome for all parties.