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NFC: Discussions on NFC Functioning

I don't think this has been adversarial as such...and I think many of
us are appreciative of these posts regarding the NFC functioning and
I suggest focusing on straightening out these issues regarding NFC
officers and disclosure of activities.

I was the one who discussed the need with Robert for an advisory
committee to be formed, and started the effort sending out an all call
email.  I received 5 emails of interested parties and had hoped to
pick from those.  Then we (as in Robert, Josh, and Myself,) agreed to
post the request in the Flier and wait for all members to have a
chance to apply for the committee.  Since then I assume no replies of
interested parties came from the Flier's "all call".  I did not read
the Fliers all call to join this committee, and received no response
from it either.  So, I don't know how it was routed (to me for
replies?) or to ??? for responses.

From then, I heard not a word as far as going ahead with this project.

At this point in time, a committee would be helpful, and I am willing
to resume my efforts.  We have five candidates which I will need to
chase down their emails to name.

Robert is right in saying the need for individual efforts is required
for us to reach our goals, that's obvious.

Volunteer to set up a NFC chapter.   Go for an AATP project.  Stick
with the BP program.  Recruit members.

So let's get to it.

I suggest we fill the Treasurer position ASAP.  I believe I saw one
post offering to fill the Treasurer's position.  I am available to
fill the position as well in a  "temporary" status until elections are
held.  I also recommend an election date be set for BOT officers.


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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of
robert a rice
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 1:29 AM
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: NFC: NFC stuff:

Chris and all,

Here are a few points Id like to make before I close my comment on the
topic/s. Id intended to discuss some of the issues in the next flier
it seemed like now was a good time to bring them up on the list.

First off I agree a rexamination of how we do things is in order.
Periodically a house cleaning is needed.
About 3 months a go I requested volunteers to form a steering
to do just that. I ran the request in both the flier and the email
Sadly not enough people volunteered to creat a committee. SO Perhaps
is a good time to make that request again.

The NFC is a volunteer organization and volunteerism runs in cycles.
are on a downward cycle have been for a year plus. When that occurs
things get sloppy and hopefully that becomes a motivation for people
reapply them selves to the cause.

Our Board Of Trustees is an Inactive one and that has slowed us down a
bit. I suspect only Joe T and myself will run again.If no one else
we will keep our current bot.

Finally and most sadly . The reason I havent just whipped out some
figures is I dont have them. 14 months ago Dwight Moody our Former
treasurer went AWOL. Quit his work, left his life and dissapeared. I
called for him dozens of times emailed him hundreds more. I
got a response saying everything was fine and all was well. So that
allowed things to carry on much to long. After several calls to his
former employer I found out the truth,that all was not well.

So for the past three months or so I have been trying to get to the
bottom of this. I froze the checking account had him removed from it.
got Bank records . Im not done auditing things but here is the skinny

The NFC checks we had been sending to him had not been deposited in
a year. No Bills were paid for a year. Those checks are missing but
members were  given thier full NFC dues. As the checks come to me
to be added to the Data base. About Half our members join online the
do the snail mail.
those funds were never credited to the NFC account and those checks
missing and presumed lost. I worked with the US postal service to get
acces to our PO box. It was empty of NFC things. From my reasearch I
safely say that there were no funds used improperly there was just a
complete lack of a treasurer. The amount not deposited appears to be
$1400 or so. Money Im willing to replace after we have tried all other

SO thats where we are at. Im still trying to find Dwight and the NFC's
stuff (last seen in the Phillipines) and Joe T will be takeing over
treasurer responsibilitys.

In the next flier I will give basically this same note cleaned up and
but bearing the same news.

I will also say this we as an organization will survive this ordeal we
will move forward and learn from our mistakes.

Anyway I would appreciate peoples patience and understanding on this
issue. It is a worst case scanario , but we will survive .

Robert Rice
NFC president

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