Welcome to the nightmares of organizing a live tuning event
I did the same thing last year with Jody. I got lots of interest, I contacted him and set the whole thing up. I was the organizer, so I was going to get mine done at a discounted rate(as i'm sure the two of you are as well), but when it came time to 'officially' sign up and commit to the $$, there was not enough people to hold the event and I had to call Jody and cancel.
You make it sound like Matt was coming out here out of the goodness of his own heart to do everybody a favor. He was going to come out here to make some money. There's nothing wrong with that, that's what he does, but lets call it what it is. A live tuning event is a good money maker for the tuner.
As far as the Va. chapter goes, I'm not a member of it. I actually thought it was extinct
Maybe nobody has the $$ right now for live tuning.
Maybe a lot of the guys here are happy with the tuner they have right now, and don't have a need Matt's services.
I think you're taking it too personal, man