Saturday, December 02, 2006

Another week has gone by

It’s a new month, too!

Remember, on November 1st, Madam President, of her own volition, shared with some members (and instructed them not to tell other members!) the beginning of a Treasurer’s Report she was preparing.

On November 8th
, there was a semi-secret, emergency meeting of the Board (was there a quorum? Exactly how many board members showed up? Who knows. Not this pip.
Well, in any case, it seem evident there wasn’t a Treasurers Report at that meeting, because on

November 11th there was a general meeting, and Madam President said “there report will be ready in 2 weeks. (Madam Interim/Acting/Quasi Treasurer was not at the meeting, nor was Madam Recording Secretary)

November 25 came and went with no Treasurers Report, and the Special meeting one board member tried to set up no get set up, to help settle these issues never happened (unless of course it was double secret!)

Madam President had time to spend sitting knitting at CitiCorp on Wednesday November 29th, and she report heself being at P&S (a LYS that is closing and has a clearance sale) on Friday, December 1st, (so clearly she has some free time) but here is its, December 2nd, and still no treasurers report.

The last treasurers report, dated August, handed/mailed to members the first week of September 2005, is the last report members have received.

The last knowledge we have about the $20,000 of the guilds funds.

..1....August 2005
........--a hodge podge of numbers alleging to be a
........treasurers report is handed/mailed out.
..2....September 2005
.........--income/outgo from annual luncheon to report on
..3....October 2005
..4....November 2005
..5....December 2005
...........--income/outgo from fall workshops (in Oct/Nov/Dec)
..6....January 2006 (membership renewal income)
..7....February 2006
..8....March 2006
..9....April 2006
.........--annual retreat income/outgo to report on
..10. May 2006
..11...June 2006
..12...July 2006
..13...August 2006
..14...September 2006
.........--income/outgo from annual luncheon, and a workshop, too
..15...October 2006
.........--income outgo from workshop
..16...November 2006
.......--income/outgo from workshop
And here we are in
..17.. December 2006
........--with another workshop scheduled today, more money
......going into the BAKG bank account (or is it?)
......and still no Treasurers report.

Well Madam President, what do you have to say for yourself?

Are we ever going to see a Treasurers Report?

This is OUR MONEY not YOURS. Show us the MONEY.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't we start a new guild and let the authorities deal with the money? enough people want to just move on and leave her behind.

6:10 PM, December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of us have spent twenty years building up this organization and we are not going to reward her by giver her the rest of the group's assets.

10:34 PM, December 02, 2006  
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5:10 AM, December 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I am going to approach the membership chair about doing something this year.

My thoughts are: Why should the members give the current leadership any more money(to not account for)?

The Members dues (renewals) should be put into a BAKG escrow account until such time as current Board gives a full accounting (every damn penny!)

With fund from escrow account, the members could finance an audit, and could take those responsible to small claims court. (since both of these actions cost money!)

Why should we members give our money to people who treat our money like it was their own, and who refuse to tell us what is being done with it?

If they can't/won't be accountable, then, they can't or should get more money!

and the same goes for money raised this year at auction. Members should either boycott auction, or demand that Board provide full and detailed Treasurers report before letting them hold auction.. other wise Auction proceeds go to BAKG escrow account.

why should we members finance the destruction of the guild?

6:01 AM, December 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she doesn't have the time to write up a report, she could just bring photocopies of the bank statements for the past year and make them public to the membership. As you said in a recent post, the guild only writes maybe 100 checks a year. It wouldn't take long for people to just look through the check details to see whether or not everything is kosher.

7:29 AM, December 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all the hard work of previous boards to build a wonderful guild, one person, mp, single-handedly destroyed it.
And the membership allowed it.
Now, we need to get the D.A. involved to investigate it.

8:29 AM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can membership dues for the upcoming year be with-held until a report is provided for current funds?? It seems like this should be an option since the board members are the ones who do not want to share the monetary information.

Maybe a new group could be started, leaving out mp at any and all functions, any money raised should go into some other bank account rather than the guild bank account (since obviously there are some issues there) and that money can go to fund workshops and other things that the MEMBERS want.

1:05 PM, December 04, 2006  

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