Here is the proposal:
"... MSA - The Local Masters Swim Committee (LMSC) and National Board of Review (NBR) processes shall be exhausted before a grievant or appellant has standing to initiate any action beyond the Rules of United States Masters Swimming (USMS). In the absence of the exhaustion of the administrative procedures afforded to all members of USMS, USMS shall seek dismissal of any action initiated outside the rules of USMS as premature. ..."
I am very impressed with this proposal for I feel it removes the potential for "office politics" and grants the USMS the ultimate authority as to who gets banned, suspended or "spanked" rather than a handful of people at the local level.
I like the idea of an unbiased "supreme court" if you will to ensure rules and regulations are correctly followed.