This is prompted by the fine people who aren't brave enough to place their names on comments to this post.
Seriously, do you want expect anyone to believe you care about this subject when you are don't have the intestinal fortitude to place your name at the bottom of your comments? If you wish to hide in your anonymity, please go ahead (except for you Frank Lloyd Wright, I am a huge fan of yours, and appreciate your comment from beyond the grave). If these comments come from the board or directors, I think it only proves my point that there is no leadership. If it comes from anyone else, if you have opinions, please feel free to own up to them.
In reference to comment #5, One of the points I am trying to make is this, I got off of my ass and went to Lindy in the Park last Sunday, no one representing the board or staff of Omaha Jitterbugs bothered to get off of their asses. The one person who could have represented the organization who was there was there, Spanky, was there because he did set up.
In reference to comment #6: "It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much." Yogi Berra
In reference to comment #7, as for having a clue about the what the board does or doesn't do; if indeed the board does actually work hard to promote the Omaha Jitterbugs, all that effort has netted declining attendance at JNO and LITP, good job, who has no clue? You ask me to get the facts, well here they are: people are not attending JNO or LITP like they used to, what facts do you have to present, probably if you have any you wouldn't be posting anonymously. Since Omaha Jitterbugs is a registered non-profit, why not have the board meetings open and announced? People could then find out what is being done and have a chance to register their complaints and compliments when decisions are being made.
I still think you are missing the point. The directors and board are the storekeepers for the Omaha Jitterbugs Shoppe. I, and the others who come to the dances are the customers. The customers are leaving and shopping elsewhere. So go right ahead and tell me, the dissatisfied customer, why I don't know what I am talking about, tell me about how there is no problem. The great majority of your dissatisfied and apathetic customers will do exactly what they did last Sunday, not show up and not tell you why. Here is a lesson in business for you, I (and the other dancers) am not here for the convenience of the board and staff, you are here (or not here) for mine (and the other dancers).