This will probably piss some people off, but...
Reactive and Proactive. There are some who are willing to pay and wait for things to come to them, when that doesn't happen they just do not seem to understand why. Then there are those who go out and work to make it happen... usually volunteering their time. I have been a member for a long time, and I am a member of other organizations. I had a board meeting tonight that was over at 10 pm. It takes us a tremendous amount of effort and time to get things accomplished. When I first joined, I could not understand why things took so long, Now I know why.
Every year we are getting better at it and soon the benefits of what we are trying to do will be very rewarding.
I will admit the IAEI has not performed as we would all like, but I think that can be remedied over time with cooperation of all - even those who are dissatisfied.
It will take an effort by all parties