BELIZE CITY, Wed 20 September 2022
In an act of apparent desperation, Greg Meyers issued an urgent appeal directly to the other executive members of the Belize Athletic Association (BAA) with an email sent on Friday, September 16, when our story should have hit the streets but was too late for last Friday’s edition. (See the article “BAA Rejects Belizean/American Greg Meyers’ Membership Application” elsewhere in this issue of Amandala.)
Meyers attached a photocopy of his application for BAA membership dated January 12, 2022. He had advised our athletics department that he had communicated frequently over the past month with other members of the BAA executive, he it was therefore not his previous emails which had not been received.
And his September 16 email was addressed to those members, even though the tone suggested he was addressing BAA President Deon Sutherland directly:
Fri 16 Sep at 06:18
Gregory Meyers [email protected]
TO: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
“Since you neglected (to) address the issue of the previous application, I am communicating to everyone so that it is transparent that on January 11, 2022, I submitted my application. But here is a new digital copy. A Once you acknowledge receipt, I will deposit the funds.
Today, September 20, Meyers informed our athletic office that his application had finally been accepted. Not one eager to be contradictory, but a warrior nonetheless, Greg suggested we edit the story, but it was too late.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 12:28:03 PDT, Gregory Meyers [email protected] wrote:
“As of today, they accepted my application, so if it’s not too late to edit the story…”
Hopefully with the captain’s apparent change of heart, sailing will go smoothly for all of our athletes and the Belize Athletics Association.