There is never any effort to keep decisions from view of the general membership. Please know that the board is and always has been made up of volunteer members, and everyone is encouraged to participate in the leadership of our organization and to reach out to the board with questions, concerns or offers of support.
In answer to the specific issue raised here, there has been no news because there is no news. One potential candidate was suggested but we have been unable to get any more input there. We’ve had another member propose to develop a new base site and manage it, with preservation of the vital forums. Again, that has not yet developed to the point where it is a sure thing, so any announcement would be premature.
Anyone wishing to support our organization in any way is strongly encouraged to do so. Run for a position on the board. Volunteer to help produce Wooden Canoe, or help with the Annual Assembly or any of the many wonderful regional events. Let the board know if you have expertise in marketing, fundraising, or other things that could benefit us as a group. Those who volunteer seem to enjoy what they do.
Speaking of volunteerism, here is a BIG thank you to Benson. He stepped in to manage our web presence, he keeps our social media presence active and exciting, and he still takes considerable time to share his deep knowledge with people via the forums (and there’s even more more behind the scenes activity). Many thanks, Benson. You’re an inspiration to me and hopefully many others as well.