Letter written and submitted by Mike Hodge and Paul Blanchard, Northborough
Mr. Furlong’s facts are distorted. He was not at the meeting. We were and would like to clarify his opinion of what happened.
Regarding Mr. Leonard, he was not discussed at the meeting and we hope he continues to be a valued member of the organization. We’re not sure how Mr. Leonard was brought into this.
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Mr. Murphy was not discussed at the meeting, nor any action taken regarding Mr. Murphy. He is not a board member, volunteer, nor coach.
The time and location of the meeting was publicly posted. The turnout was the highest in years. Many parents want to become involved and should not be vilified for wanting change.
Board members are elected annually; They are not lifelong appointments. The position of vice president, previously held by Mr. Durkin, was contested and a new VP was elected by a vote of 32-4.
We agree on one point with Mr. Furlong: We are grateful to the countless and selfless hours Mr. Durkin has dedicated to this organization. It is sad Mr. Furlong, in defending his friend, has decided to engage in a smear campaign against those who wanted change. It is imperative to remember why we all volunteer.
It is all about the kids!