An organization that does not follow its own rules is not organized. Also, we call ourselves the New Democratic Party, but we are no longer "new"; we should at least be democratic. That means doing more than constantly asking party members for money. Finally, the reason given for not having a convention is that we can't afford it. If organizers are so poor at planning as to be incapable of making money on a convention, we need different organizers. And if they think they can raise money without consulting the party membership on other matters ... we need different organizers. Let's get back to our roots: a hockey rink in Saskatchewan. How about Weyburn? Regina might do.