i’ve received a number of inquiries asking what the email i sent that actually got me pushed aside. at first, i was keeping it private, but have since decided to make it available to all.
original email sent to the General Board and supporting officers:
November 8, 2005
Dear All Program Participates and Tickets Holders to the “Roswell O. Sutton Gala”,
All activities schedules for the General Broad Meeting, the A. Langston Taylor Leadership Retreat, and the Roswell O. Sutton Celebration have been relocated from the Marriott Atlanta Marquis to the Atlanta Hilton Hotel located at 255 Courtland Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30303. The telephone number to the Atlanta Hilton is (404) 659-2000. The Atlanta Hilton is located directly across the street from the Marriott Atlanta Marquis.
If you made reservations at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis, it will be transfer over to the Atlanta Hilton on your behalf. If you have any questions please feel free to contract the International Headquarters at (202) 726-5424 or my cell number at (XXX) XXX-XXXX.
Thanks for your participation in these scheduled events.
International Executive Director
to which i replied:
I just spoke with Monique Hunter from Hilton group sales. She said that we all need to make reservations at the Hilton. They will NOT be transferred over automatically. She asked that we call reservations (1-800-HILTONS), make our own reservations, and send her an email so she can give us the $99/night rate.
Reserving online will only offer you a rate of $199/night while calling will give you $119/night. While Monique has assured us she’ll be able to switch rates, I’d suggest calling in your reservations. For those of you who may be travelling tomorrow and might not be able to cancel your Marriott reservation, you might want to do so yourself.
I’m ready to put the word out on the changes if there are no objections.
then i was dictated the following email retraction to send out:
Please disregard my email sent to you earlier
regarding hotel accomodations at the Hilton. I was not
authorized to communicate to you regarding this
matter. Please contact Brother Jemison or Brother
Griffin if you have any questions regarding my
Brother Phil Eugenio
i was accused of “acting unilaterally on behalf of the fraternity” and “speaking on issues i wasn’t 100% informed on”. you decide what’s more damaging – my reply above or emails like this.