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Apparently Regional Directors haven’t been provided with information to respond to a request on how to submit policy suggestions

As many of you know, on November 4th I once again took out a membership in the BC Conservative Party (see WHO should speak for conservatives in British Columbia? )

So what has happened, on the part of the BC Conservative Party, since that date? ………………….. nothing.

Now I don’t need any special “Welcome Back” message from the Party, however I find it rather odd that at the very least, someone didn’t send an email acknowledging receipt of my online membership … an email including the latest newsletter … a message from the party on the up-coming AGM in February … or even details on how to make suggestions on policy proposals for consideration at the February AGM …….. nothing.

Speaking of submissions for policy suggestions, I sent an email to the BC
Conservative Party, asking about how members went about putting forth suggestions; no response. That led me to then contact the Regional Director (Nando Di Lorenzo), who I had worked with previously on the Executive of the Kamloops South Constituency Association, to see if he would be able to provide this information.

Here’s how that conversation went:

Nov 11th at 8:41pm
Good evening Nando ... I sent an email to the BC Conservative Party, via the response form on website.  The message I sent was as follows:

Good evening ... I understand that Greg Hoover is the Chairman of the Policy Committee.  I would appreciate if someone could send me his email address, as I would like to find out what the procedures are for submitting Policy suggestions.  Thank you ... alan
I haven't heard back so I'm wondering if you have the info??

RESENT: Nov 13th @ 7:51am
Hey Nando ...haven't heard back yet?

Nov 13, 2015 at 2:19
Hey Alan

I haven't heard anything thus far.


Nov 13, 2015 at 3:29pm
So how does someone go about submitting something ... I understand there is a committee, surely there's a contact, or email to send to?

Nov 13, 2015 at 4:39

I will look into it on our next board meeting next week.

Now as I mentioned above, I worked previously with Nando on the Board and Executive of the BC Conservative Kamloops South Thompson Constituency Association – no issues and no problems, so I have NOTHING negative or critical to say about him. He has worked hard to represent the constituency. In fact when I let him know, I had rejoined that party, he messaged to say:
Welcome back!!


I do have a problem however with the party itself, when apparently Regional Directors haven’t been provided with information to respond to a request on how to submit policy suggestions.

Communication, and the dissemination of information, is crucial to any organization. With the next provincial election just a short year and a half away, it’s even more important to the BC Conservative Party.

In Kamloops, I’m Alan Forseth. I’d love to hear your thought on this, or any other post you find here.


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