Nin, I resemble that remark. I have 8 kitties and plead guilty. I have entered into this fray and some good people have attempted to show me the error of my ways. Part of my reply is defensive I am sure. When we were young and starting out and going to Wing Conferences and making fun of the old gray heads we never realized we would be they some day.
I have had some problems with the new CAP. I was very comfortable in the way we used to do it. Coffee and donuts and 4 hours and Level 1 was done and everybody knew everybody a little bit better because we had the time together. It was what it was and it is now what it is.
I guess one of my concerns with the older member in the OP is, why is he a member and even showing up? I think he needs something out of CAP, but what, I don't know. Maybe belonging to something bigger than him? Maybe he wants to help, but is confused and scared of the technology? National has thrown a lot of technology at us without much actual training. Has he been a contributor is years past? Did he successfully run a Squadron for 10-15 years? Doe she have a need to be told he matters to somebody? I don't know, but if he is truly as unhappy as you say, I would think he would wander off and find other things to do. Maybe he stays because it is just a matter of loyalty to the Corps? I don't know, but I do know he isn't stopping someone else from being in Group just because he is. If he sits in the corner and doesn't make waves, is he hurting anyone? Maybe he is like the 50% of the Corps that really doesn't do anything but show up? I don't think he needs to be removed or scorned or stoned. Put him in the corner and give him a cracker occasionally. At least he is paying his dues. As Usual, JMHO.
Ok, Nin got me all excited to engage again. I want to do my job better and contribute once again. Considering Level 1's, is there a way for me to watch the Level 1 presentation so I will be better able to have a meaningful discussion with the newbies? I have been told that if I watch it using my member ID number that it may replace my Level 1 from long ago with the new date that I would be taking it in order to view it. I am a little bit technologically challenged, but not entirely and I am willing to learn. Can someone help me out with this? As usual, thanks!!
Ok, Nin got me all excited to engage again.