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Old 07-15-2013, 11:42 AM
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What is going on at Lemon Lake?!?!

A very prominent person in the Lemon Lake disc golf community posted this on Facebook Saturday.

(I am removing all names from the text, but feel free to fill them in as you see fit. The author of this letter chimes in on here from time to time, so maybe he will come on and fill everyone in.

This seems like a very bad timing for one group to be excommunicating and resisting the services of a very strong and dedicated volunteer group (you know, in the wake of the upcoming World Championships).)


Anyway, here is the text:

"Just sent this letter to the Lake County Parks Department...

Hi,
Please regard this as an official complaint concerning [DS]. Explain to me why [DS] has the authority to kick myself and [AA] out of Lemon Lake park. Is she an employee of the parks department? This happened yesterday as we were looking over the courses in anticipation of volunteering this weekend. The woman chased us down in her Cushman and was angry and verbally abusive. She also indicated she would be getting us banned forever from the park. By what legal instrument or vehicle can one be banned from the park? The club voted [A] the overseer of the courses as his experience and expertise in this arena are legendary. We were at the park for several hours taking notes on what needs to be done before worlds. [D's] attitude and verbal abuse have driven us away from volunteering in the past and as of yesterday the future.

[D] has also hijacked our club. We vote on things and she refuses to accept the vote if it is not what she wants. She will not allow anyone access to the club web site even though 2 other people were voted to take on that responsibility. She has been dictating all the club business with no club support. As a NON Disc Golfer she is not in possession of all the facts she would need to make disc golf decisions. The old school guys that helped build the courses since 1998 are all refusing to help as [D] has alienated ALL OF US. She has undermined all of us on so many levels and you guys are playing into it by giving her whatever authority she's been given at Lemon Lake.

What I saw yesterday was a person not in control of all their mental faculties. I would proceed cautiously with someone not in control representing your parks department. There is NO REASON in the world for ANYONE to talk to me like she did yesterday. It was pretty shocking and although I did not respond in like manner a response is demanded. She may come from an environment where verbal abuse is the norm but I did not and as such am quite offended and am lodging this formal complaint. Please keep her leashed and muzzled or trouble will ensue.

Contact me with any questions and I will provide prompt answers.

Regards,
[Name removed]"
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:46 AM
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Sounds like a great way to make the park district reconsider their amazing support of disc golf at Lemon Lake, they have no desire to be caught up in club politics.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:05 PM
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A quick review of the club page and it looks like this disconnect has been going on since Dec. of 12. interesting turn of events and sucks it has to come right at Worlds.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:14 PM
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It has been going on since before then, but I was under the impression that they sorted it all out. Apparently not.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:33 PM
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It was pretty shocking and although I did not respond in like manner a response is demanded. She may come from an environment where verbal abuse is the norm but I did not and as such am quite offended and am lodging this formal complaint. Please keep her leashed and muzzled or trouble will ensue.
Am I reading this correctly? Is this person saying "I am offended by verbal abuse. Please treat this person like a dog."?

I have no insight into anything going on here, but with this sort of official communication flying around I would not be surprised to see DG eventually shut down at Lemon Lake.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:43 PM
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Good read. I like this part.

"Please keep her leashed and muzzled or trouble will ensue."

He's like me, tries to keep it all professional and then ends it with a threat lol

Having a non disc golfer run your club and park sounds like a bad idea to begin with. Now you made her queen off the park and you are banned for life. That's harsh.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:43 PM
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It has been going on since before then, but I was under the impression that they sorted it all out. Apparently not.
There have been occasional hints of what was going on (takeovers, etc, etc.) on this message board. If the full details were ever given, I missed them. There were comments on threads with things like "more news later" or "this will all be sorted out at the next meeting", etc. but without much actual news.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:46 PM
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There have been occasional hints of what was going on (takeovers, etc, etc.) on this message board. If the full details were ever given, I missed them. There were comments on threads with things like "more news later" or "this will all be sorted out at the next meeting", etc. but without much actual news.
It seems like they have been "sorting it out" since December, 12, and it still seems like it is a quite unsorted.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:51 PM
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wait so is [DS] a club officer or someone appointed by the park district in dealing with the club?

and Dave242, I was a lil surprised to see that muzzle part as well. The letter held alot more weight up until that comment.

I highly doubt that anything will happen to the Lemon Lake facility because of this. At worst I could see Worlds no longer happening after 2013 there.

I am curious what they did to prompt her to want to get mad in the first place...?
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:04 PM
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I highly doubt that anything will happen to the Lemon Lake facility because of this. At worst I could see Worlds no longer happening after 2013 there.
I don't believe that one letter will cause anything to happen, but months and months become years and years of bickering back and forth, active club members become less and less involved, park starts degrading, government becomes tired of being drawn into personal matters, etc.

Next thing you know, the support of the county/community is lost and disc golf takes a huge step backwards.
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