Joanne Hubbard Cossa, Chief Executive Officer of NMB invites me to return to the fold and become a member again. My guess was that this letter was a form letter with some addenda notes provided. After years of membership and nothing to show for it, this is my response.
I was wrong I rejoined--I won't hide my words because I felt them at the time and I don't care for censorship.
Dear Ms. Cossa:
Thank you for your offer, I think if you check your records you will see that I was a member for many years. I applied for the cap grants for years as well, they had a different name then.
So It's like this;
Two years of those years, the years the Minnesota orchestra chose to play my work I applied for the cap [music copy] grants--what grant application could have been stronger than mine? I was denied. Well at that point I realized that our association was a two way street and I no longer wanted the AMC to claim any responsibility for my success. That's how it was.
On the other hand by blogging I help your site create some buzz.
I'm afraid that if I rejoined now and awards came my way folks would think it a quid pro quo.
But your certainly free to try to convince me. What do you say?
Well I said it and now..... I'm a member again.