> *Major Announcement >From James Carrion*
>> « Thread Started *Today* at 2:12pm »
>> *Important Announcement From James Carrion*
>> Effective March 1st, 2010, I am relinquishing my position as MUFON
>> International Director to take on a different position within the
>> organization. The reasons for my relinquishing the position are many
>> but the overlying issue is that I simply no longer have the time to
>> dedicate to the job. As a member of the "sandwich generation": a
>> single parent of a young child who must also deal with aging parents,
>> my time has become very limited. In addition, I still actively manage
>> a separate for-profit company which further limits my time. Finally,
>> I am also doing time-consuming independent UFO research that focuses
>> on the role of Government in the UFO field - a gold mind of
>> information yet to be adequately explored.
>> It may come as a surprise to you, but my transitioning out of the
>> International Director role has been two years in the making. In
>> 2006, I committed to a three year term as the International Director
>> until 2009, but when no suitable candidate was found, I agreed to
>> stay on for one more year. In 2008, the MUFON Board of Directors
>> approved the role of a MUFON Business Manager to separate the duties
>> of leadership from those of running MUFON's nonprofit business
>> operations. I gave the board notice in December 2009, but I offered
>> to stay on until the 2010 Symposium in July so a suitable candidate
>> could be found. Fortunately, a candidate search was not necessary as
>> one of the existing MUFON Board members offered to become the new
>> International Director and was unanimously voted into office. I will
>> be occupying the role of MUFON Business Manager which will be far
>> less demanding of my time.
>> I am proud to announce that the new MUFON International Director is
>> my long term good friend and colleague, Clifford Clift. Clifford will
>> be featured in the MUFON Journal so that the MUFON membership can
>> become acquainted with him and his professional background. I am
>> completely confident that Clifford is the best man for the job and I
>> know that MUFON could not be in better hands.
>> It has been my pleasure to serve MUFON as the International Director
>> these last three years and I know that going forward, MUFON will
>> still be on the cutting edge of UFO investigation.
>> If you would like to congratulate Cliff or introduce yourself to him,
>> please direct all correspondence to cclift@...
>> If you want to keep up with my independent research, stay tuned to my
>> personal blog at http://followthemagicthread.blogspot.com
>> <http://followthemagicthread.blogspot.com/> where I will continue my
>> fight for the truth and exposing those who have no intention of
>> revealing the truth.
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