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Re: NFC: NFC stuff:

Wow!  I never would have thought that of Dwight.  

I didn't see the call for a steering committee, but sometimes I get busy and 
days worth of messages scroll out of my mail box, and I haven't received any 
fliers. Sadly I must admit I don't really know what a steering committee 
does.  Could you enlighten those of us who've always fled from any such 

Also, how will I know when my membership is up for renewal?


Mike Whitfield

In a message dated 11/28/01 1:28:21 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
robertrice at juno_com writes:

> 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 but
> 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 committee
> to do just that. I ran the request in both the flier and the email list.
> Sadly not enough people volunteered to creat a committee. SO Perhaps now
> is a good time to make that request again.
> The NFC is a volunteer organization and volunteerism runs in cycles. We
> 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 to
> 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 runs
> 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 occassionally
> 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. And
> got Bank records . Im not done auditing things but here is the skinny of
> it.
> The NFC checks we had been sending to him had not been deposited in about
> a year. No Bills were paid for a year. Those checks are missing but the
> members were  given thier full NFC dues. As the checks come to me first
> to be added to the Data base. About Half our members join online the rest
> do the snail mail.
> those funds were never credited to the NFC account and those checks are
> 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 can
> 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
> means
> 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 the
> treasurer responsibilitys. 
> In the next flier I will give basically this same note cleaned up and all
> 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
> www.nativefish.org

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