The Very Small, Very Vocal Group Opposing AAFPO
There have been numerous email blasts to AAFPO members purporting to speak for thousands of AAFPO members in criticizing the litigation filed by the current Board of Directors. This very small, very vocal group of individuals who have spoken in opposition to AAFPO’s lawsuit represents a minuscule percentage of the thousands of AAFPO members. Yet they have been astonishingly successful in hijacking the debate. Part of their success lies in the group’s ability to contact AAFPO members.
When even the AAFPO Board lacks access to the AAFPO database held by the Resort, we question how this small group of vocal individuals obtained AAFPO members’ email addresses. Who provided the AAFPO email list to the small group of individuals who are promoting the interests of the Resort?
The Relationship Between AAFPO and the Resort
Much has been written about the relationship between AAFPO and the Resort being threatened by the lawsuit filed by the AAFPO Board. The lawsuit was filed in response to the Resort’s refusal to recognize the Board and to provide the Association with even the most basic information necessary for it to carryout its obligations according to the governing documents and New Mexico law.
We question who is responsible for threatening the relationship between AAFPO and the Resort.
- It was the Resort who refused to turnover complete information that the AAFPO Board is entitled to under the governing documents.
- Before AAFPO filed its lawsuit, it was the Resort that consistently refused to even recognize the Board as legally constituted. (Judge Chavez ruled that the Board is legally constituted.)
- It was the Resort that tied the hands of the Board, giving it no option but to seek a declaratory judgment from the court.
- It was the resort that criticized the Board for not informing AAFPO members of the lawsuit while cynically withholding the member database.
Is the “relationship” between AAFPO and the Resort “good” only when the AAFPO Board obeys the conditions imposed by the Resort, regardless of whether those conditions are in violation of the governing documents and New Mexico law?
Do AAFPO members have a right to know how their annual dues are being spent? Do you want a fair election with one vote per eligible property as required by the By-laws? Are AAFPO members entitled to a fair election with assurance that notice has been given to all members?
The Resort’s refusal to give the AAFPO Board its own membership contact information has effectively tied the hands of the Board while allowing the Resort to control the narrative through numerous email blasts to AAFPO members.
The sheer volume of Resort emails to AAFPO members along with the lack of a disclaimer has led some AAFPO members to believe that they are official communications from the AAFPO Board rather than the Resort.
When you see a web post or email about AAFPO, be sure to verify who authored it. Many of the communications have been designed to look like an official AAFPO communications. The Association of Angel Fire Property Owners (AAFPO) uses one official website to communicate with its members. If you want to read AAFPO’s positions and explanations, always go to www.AAFPO.org.
We remind you that the members of the AAFPO Board receive no compensation for their service. The Board’s efforts are motivated by its fiduciary duty to AAFPO members. The Resort, on the other hand, is free to act in its own self-interest.
The AAFPO Board is committed to protecting all members’ rights by adhering to the governing documents and New Mexico law. We will continue to fight for the rights of our members. Ultimately, this is the only way to achieve an enduring and sustainable relationship between AAFPO and the Resort.