Sent October 13, 2021 Another eye-opening display of raised voices, finger pointing, and accusations were leveled at the October 11th RCSC Board of Directors meeting. If you haven’t watched it yet on Sun Cities YouTube channel, you should. A would-be candidate for next year who was not able to make the October 6th Mandatory Candidate meeting that the Board set (without first consulting any of the candidates for a good time and date for all), dropped the C word (COVID) while at the microphone admitting exposure. In answering the candidate, Director Hoffer once again showed us how not to act while sitting on the Board both in his manner, tone, and facial features as well as his well exceeding the three (3) minute timeframe that is allotted for speaking. What should have happened? President Wilson should have seen that a round of heated “he said, she said” was going to take place, and instead of letting that happen, should have used her authority as president to call for an immediate Executive or Special session so that the would-be candidate and the Board could assemble off stage to create a timeline around all the dates involved to see whether or not anyone had been exposed. They could have reassembled on the stage and 1. Reassured us that the candidate was indeed exposed but had already proven negative in her Covid test OR 2. Explained the timeline or sequence of events in a calm manner and told us that we all had been exposed either on September 30 or that day and reminded us of what our options were. And the email blast from the Board sent on October 12th did nothing to explain what took place and whether anyone who attended should be concerned. I’m not saying that I think the would-be contender is guilty or not guilty. I’ve watched the meeting twice, and I’m still not sure what date the exposure was, what date the email was sent about not being able to attend the mandatory meeting, or what date the negative test was issued. In the future, my hope is that bias will be left at the door and opinions will be based on fact, not “he said, she said.” PS: It was also a bit disconcerting to discover that the RCSC will turn to their security system and the scanning or using your RCSC card at the facilities to help them prove a point. Did they ever think that perhaps the card had not been swiped but that “someone” had just given her number (given at Board meetings when speaking) to the attendant? Mistakes do happen. I guess it’s true that Big Brother is always watching!!