I'm from a Latin American country. At my university there are student groups called "Student Chapters", there's one for each degree (Computer Science, Mechatronics etc.), and each chapter has a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
I've been part of my student chapter for 5 semesters (I just started sixth semester) because I firmly believe in its mission of complementing the academic development of the Computer Science students through extracurricular activities.
The problem lies in that the Student Chapter of my degree is the worst. I wish I was exaggerating but trust me, I'm not (I could give you the reasons but I think it will make the question too long, if you think this is important please leave a comment and I'll edit the question).
I hate doing things the wrong way, and the people managing the student chapter always seems to take the wrong decisions (secrecy, favoritism etc.). This is supposed to be an academic organization, not a political one.
I've been putting a big effort for two and a half years into the Chapter, offering my help, correcting and anticipating mistakes, participating actively on it, organizing trips, contests etc. ... the thing is that most of the people in there are way too lazy and are part of the chapter either because they want to go on the trips at the end of the semester or they're friends with someone on a high position. At the end, 2 or 3 people including myself end up doing all the work while the rest put in the minimum effort possible. I despise this.
I have the best average grade of my generation and I'm always working hard to lift the reputation of the Computer Science Chapter, but the only thing I've gained is the hate of the other members of the group. They always try to denigrate my work, talk bad about me behind my back and warn new members about me being "problematic". Still, all the professors love my work and congratulate me every time.
Last week was the election of the new president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. There was a meeting about a week before the election to give the rules of the process of electing the new representatives, the main rule was to send the proposals on a given time.
The day of the election resulted in only three people sending proposals (myself included). Two were candidates for president, and I was a candidate for vice president. The Counselor was very angry because out of 30 students listed on the chapter only 3 sent the proposals on time. She knows that all the members are way too lazy and always avoid responsibility, so she stated that we were going to vote for the president but the vice president role was going to be directly appointed for lack of contestants.
As you may remember every single member of the chapter hates me except for two or three that actually work, so this decision has brought a lot of comments about lack of democracy. I don't understand why, I mean they didn't send proposals, they don't work and they don't want other people to work. I don't really care of what they say about me, but the thing is that I'm going to have to work with them for a year.
In a week there's going to be the ceremony of change of representatives and we're supposed to give a little speech.
What can I add to my speech to let this group of people know that I'm well-intentioned and want to do nothing else but lift the reputation of the chapter?
My mother is the Counselor of the chapter, but we have a deal that states that she's just my mother outside university, so she gives me the same treatment as the other students at school. Even if you're still not convinced that there's no favoritism present on the elections, it wasn't my mother, but the chief of the Computer Science department who took the decision of directly appointing the charge of vice president because of lack of contestants. The problem is that the rest of the members don't know this, and I don't see why I have to justify myself if I've always worked hard for the Chapter even before my mother took the charge of Counselor.
I think this is important so I added it to the question.