Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Roseville (Gateway to the Sierras), CA, USA
Sandy Cohen's transition has been a running issue since before last summer's MOA rally. She has written about it ad nausem in her monthly column for the past 6-7 issues. If anyone has been unprofessional about it, it has been her. All she has done for MOA, her hurt feelings, her ride to expunge her anger, her garage sale, her packing up and moving, her new house, her ability to ride all year in AZ, and I am sure a parting shot to come unless she is finally out of issues. Basically, going through the 7 stages of grief in a public forum rather than writing about say, motorcycling. Probably the worst part of all this was her "editing" of MOA President Hawk Hawthorne's death. Really more of a stock obituary than a tribute to the man taking MOA to next level(as she did with ON 8 years ago) in communications and modern electronic journalism as well as opening the dialog with BMWRA to find common ground. A close second would be publishing all the bleeding heart pleas and diatribes in letters to the editor to keep her in the position despite the many issues involved in the evolution of the organization. ON is already showing signs of new life as is the website. We can thank the vision of Hawk and the Board of Directors for that.
A lot of people sit in their jobs and marvel at the changes going on all around them yet do nothing about it. Perhaps some thought could have been given to gaining the web enterprise and design background she needed to continue, say 3 or 4 years ago. Print media has been falling behind for years and a smart cookie like Sandy surely should have realized this. People think change sneaks up on them when in fact we are constantly aware of it. Just the same, I didn't think someone with her high visibility, experience, and connections in the motorcycle community would be unemployed for long and in the end she would probably agree that the change is for the better. New job, new locale, new roads, and a second wind at her back.
Bob Morrow #4204
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