I mentioned in another, now removed, post, their is an imbalance on the board in the form of only eight (8) voting members. Since the first of the year, one member has been absent at all of the board meetings. The member in question is Ron Smith. He has had a rough few years with his personal life and I wish him no malice or harm. His is an amiable man, no arguments out of him on anything, and is soft spoken. My question has to do with the Restated Articles of Incorporation, and how it is spelled out there shall be nine (9) members, and "A. By a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board of Directors after a member of the Board is absent from three (3) or more consecutive regular meetings of the Board or who, in the opinion of such two-thirds (2/3) of the Board members, is unwilling or incapable of performing his or her share of the duties and responsibilities of a Director." How about some of these votes which may have been close, could having had the requisite number of Directors changed the outcome? With this unbalance of Directors, how is the business of the RCSC actually being completed to the fiduciary responsibility of the RCSC? This month would make it five months since actually having the requisite amount of directors, and there are, once again, motions appearing before the board which should have some unbiased discussion with a full board of directors represented. I feel the current board owes the RCSC and its members the duty of following the Restated Articles of Incorporation, Article IX, and seeking a qualified candidate to take on the accountability needed to have a balanced, effective, and workable board. My well wishes do go out to Ron Smith, he has had some setbacks over his term. Best of luck to you Ron.