Last Month To Sign NAUI BOD Recall Petition


by Gene Muchanski NAUI 3821 L
Executive Director
Dive Industry Association, Inc.

A dedicated group of over 400 NAUI Instructors have come together to take back control of their Association by having a Board of Directors Recall Petition put on the ballot for the next NAUI Board of Directors Election.  The group has been successful in seating three duly elected Board Members that were elected last year and unseating three Board Members who’s terms had expired.  The group petitioned and won the right to validated the results of the last election after six Board Members voted to invalidate the election in a 6 to 3 vote.  The new Board of Directors majority is working hard to ensure that NAUI’s good reputation is promoted to the entire diving industry in a professional manner.  They have proposed a number organizational changes that will help NAUI Worldwide regain some of its prominence in the diving industry.  The signers of the recall petition are holding past board members accountable for decisions that were made to invalidate the Members’ annual democratic election.  TIMING IS CRITICAL.  The group would like to complete the process by the end of June.

The petition stems from an attempt to invalidate the last NAUI Board of Directors Election.  Immediately following the attempt to invalidate the election by the Board, 144 NAUI Members petitioned HQ (see Blog ) and attended the Annual Members Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Dissatisfaction was expressed until the BOD Election was validated and the three duly elected Board Members were seated on the NAUI Board.  Three Board Members who voted to invalidate the election were not reelected and their terms expired.  Attention has now focused on three remaining Board Members who voted to invalidate the election.  The Recall Petition is designed to put the recall notice on the ballot in the next election to remove them from office.

A group of NAUI Instructors have launched a web site N W Member Network,  for the benefit of all NAUI Instructors to freely communicate with each other.  So far, 383 NAUI Instructors subscribe to  The group is looking to expand on its numbers to include every NAUI Instructor who wants to openly communicate with other NAUI Members.

All Voting NAUI Instructors are invited to subscribe to N W Member Network, sign up for this Blog, and sign the Recall Petition.  A united NAUI Membership makes the organization stronger and more competitive.

About Gene Muchanski

Executive Director at Dive Industry Association. Board Member at Dive Industry Foundation. Marketing Consultant to the Diving Industry. I have been a certified Scuba Diver since I was 15 years old and have been a passionate waterman for as long as I can remember.
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