May 2, 2013
Making The Orgnization Respond To Its Membership... And Not Just The Whims Of A Few AOPA is a voluntary membership organization. What is not so widely acknowledged by members and management is that it's now under the thumb of corporate-style management and corporate bylaws. This has reduced the effectiveness and vitality of the organization by creating a firewall between members and management: the latter should be engaging the former to discern which steps will meet members' needs. Instead, management is traipsing down on a self-serving, ideological sidetrack that has AOPA rapidly changing from a service organization to an organization selling services.
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