I have to say that I have had frank discussions with myself about the appointment of the NAFA president and vice-president by the board.

On one hand it goes against my grain to not have a direct say in who is at the helm.

On the other hand there is a relatively good argument for leaving it the way it is. At the moment the board functions a bit like the electoral college.
Living in a state with a dozen falconers (on a good day) if we all voted for those offices it is like that states like Texas (nothing against Texans. God bless Texas..... )
and California would elect those officers and I might as well just not bother voting. Sort of like the people in 95% of New York counties who have their votes for national
offices negated by the huge population in the NYC.

It is not a perfect system but then again the alternative has problems too.