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    Quote Originally Posted by 46EL View Post
    So yes, this Meet seems to grow every year. But from what I myself and others personally witnessed this past Thursday 8-3-17 something is very very wrong and it needs to be addressed ASAP. Sad to say but half of our covered spots that some of us rely on to vend in were demolished by the Hebron Lions Club for some reason. So the AMCA Members who used these spots scrambled and started to help each other and fill other spots in another building.

    Just before noon another member arrives and personally starts tossing a vendors tables and tote boxes out in the street and starts yelling and screaming at Club Members. Then he points to my spot and tells the crowd to take my stuff and toss it and take my spot because I arrived early? I personally told him that was not the way to treat fellow members who have like me, patronized this meet for years through both good and bad times. Then this hothead belittles another members wife by screaming at her about vending also? I do not care who your are as far as officers go or even a plain old AMCA member in this club, there is NO reason WHAT SO EVER to treat people like this. Tossing another persons personal property around is nothing more than a borderline criminal act. Anybody that does that to a fellow AMCA member in my opinion should automatically and immediately be ejected from the grounds by the Club. Those half a dozen spots sat empty all day Friday when they could have been used by some of the elderly members who ended up in the hot sun all day today, and for what reason? Something about those spots were needed by the club for bad weather?

    So what was the large green tarp doing hanging from the tossers tent over to the empty spots? The large party tent you now rent isn't big enough? You need you own personal party space directly across from your spot? The VENDORS make this meet what it is and pay for it at $50 for each spot. So you pissed off the guy from Mass and watched him load his truck and leave all for your own personal gain?

    Sad to see you go Dan M. as the Chapter President. This new President needs to have someone formally apologize to John from Mass for what was done to him and a few others also. John comes all the way down from Uxbridge Mass which is a costly 2 hour ride and ends up leaving all because of another members selfish hot headed attitude? Someone who is level headed should have approached all of us and tried to remedy the situation in a reasonable manner. All you did by getting pissed of and blowing your top was to piss me and a few others off and now i'm blowing my top right back at you. Remember what happened to the meet in NJ we all used to go to? Want to see it happen to Hebron?
    Think about all the hard work Dan did to bring this meet back from the brink of extinction?

    Somewhat respectfully, John Pupecki Member#4340
    John, Thank you for providing me the opportunity to address this issue of totally inappropriate behavior. The Yankee National Rally only works when we respect each other. ‘John from Uxbridge’ came to me for a refund of his vendor fee. John was so upset that he would not allow me to resolve this issue. Worse yet, John was so upset he was unable to accept my apologies.
    Our meet only works when all of us respect each other and the first come first choice policy. Clearly that didn’t happen here. I have made it clear to the offender that he was completely out of line and asked him to apologize, not only to John from Uxbridge but to all the members that were affected by his actions. I witnessed the ‘tosser’ reach out to several people.
    Thank you again for allowing me this opportunity to address this problem and offer my heartfelt apology to all.
    Ted

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    John, Thank you for providing me the opportunity to address this issue of totally inappropriate behavior. The Yankee National Rally only works when we respect each other. ‘John from Uxbridge’ came to me for a refund of his vendor fee. John was so upset that he would not allow me to resolve this issue. Worse yet, John was so upset he was unable to accept my apologies.
    Our meet only works when all of us respect each other and the first come first choice policy. Clearly that didn’t happen here. I have made it clear to the offender that he was completely out of line and asked him to apologize, not only to John from Uxbridge but to all the members that were affected by his actions. I witnessed the ‘tosser’ reach out to several people.
    Thank you again for allowing me this opportunity to address this problem and offer my heartfelt apology to all.
    Ted

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    Glad to see that some civility is being shown in resolving this issue. As said, it should never have reached the point it did but Ted seems to be on top of this and seeking to resolve this and hopefully all will respond positively to his efforts. I hope all can get beyond this unfortunate incident and see it as a learning moment for the future. I was not there but sounds like it was ugly but efforts are being made to "fix" it.

    Tom (Rollo) Hardy
    AMCA#12766

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    The place where John set up was not a vending spot. He was set up in an area that had historically been reserved as a gathering place for Yankees and all meet attendees as a rest area to shelter from sun or storm. I removed some of his parts from the area at around 10:00AM, during Chapter set up time, two hours before vendors were supposed to enter the fairgrounds. I admit that I was not very diplomatic with my efforts and should have handled it more gracefully. I regret losing my temper and raising my voice. It was my responsibility to stake out the reserved area for the Chapter tent, the area for field games and the area in question. I did not throw his parts out of the area. I pulled his tables out so that I could perform my duties. The tarp was my effort to expand the rest area. Had the weather been as predicted, it would have been useful.
    Again, I apologize to anyone I offended.
    Sincerely,
    Charles Gallo

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    TED- Thanks for the reply. I never did get an apology and don't really care if I get one now even though I heard some were given out. Even if I did get one I was so pissed off it would not have stopped me from writing this entire rant. Little John will most probably never be back. Please remember his day probably did not start on Thursday. It started sometime earlier in the week while it was 90 degrees. We load our trucks sometimes a day ahead and some people like John drive long distances to get here. You then unload only to have someone throw your stuff in the street? I do give John credit for probably having more restraint than I would have had if it was my personal belongings that were touched. My friend Jay who lost his spot is still upset also. Sitting in the hot sun while six vending spots sat taped off all day Friday did not sit well with him either??? Unbelievable and totally thoughtless.


    But please do not get me wrong as I am not an unappreciative SOB. I know there are MANY MANY people behind the scenes that donate their time and work hard for this chapter to make this event possible. Some have done it for years with little recognition and I see that. That is why every year on Saturday before leaving I would track down Dan M and thank him personally for all his TEAMS hard work. The hard work made it possible for me to attend and do what I have to do to make ends meet. Sometimes when Dan was not around when I left I would drive by the Chapter tent and say "thanks" to anyone and everyone who was there. Someone from the Chapter needs to try and contact John personally and make things right.
    Respectfully, Jp 4340

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46EL View Post
    TED- Thanks for the reply. I never did get an apology and don't really care if I get one now even though I heard some were given out. Even if I did get one I was so pissed off it would not have stopped me from writing this entire rant. Little John will most probably never be back. Please remember his day probably did not start on Thursday. It started sometime earlier in the week while it was 90 degrees. We load our trucks sometimes a day ahead and some people like John drive long distances to get here. You then unload only to have someone throw your stuff in the street? I do give John credit for probably having more restraint than I would have had if it was my personal belongings that were touched. My friend Jay who lost his spot is still upset also. Sitting in the hot sun while six vending spots sat taped off all day Friday did not sit well with him either??? Unbelievable and totally thoughtless.


    But please do not get me wrong as I am not an unappreciative SOB. I know there are MANY MANY people behind the scenes that donate their time and work hard for this chapter to make this event possible. Some have done it for years with little recognition and I see that. That is why every year on Saturday before leaving I would track down Dan M and thank him personally for all his TEAMS hard work. The hard work made it possible for me to attend and do what I have to do to make ends meet. Sometimes when Dan was not around when I left I would drive by the Chapter tent and say "thanks" to anyone and everyone who was there. Someone from the Chapter needs to try and contact John personally and make things right.
    Respectfully, Jp 4340
    We have reached out to John.

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