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Improperly called meeting?
Subj:     Improperly Called Meeting?
Date:     2/22/2005 8:37:36 AM Central Standard Time
From:     Doug Mann
To:     mpls@mnforum.org

In a message dated 2/21/2005 7:52:35 PM Central Standard Time, Carl Breeding wrote:

<< THERE WILL NOT BE A SPECIAL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 25, 2005.
 SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS.
 Carl L. Breeding

 2/21/05      8:54pm est. >>

[Text of reply by Doug Mann]
Mr. Breeding,

Based on statements of Frank Humphrey, vice chair of the national board of directors of the NAACP at the branch membership meeting on February 12, 2005, concerning your status as administrator, I have good reason to believe that you lack the authority to call off the special executive committee meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, 7:00 PM, at Zion Baptist Church (621 Elwood). Come to the meeting or send a representative with a notarized letter from the chairman of the National Board of the NAACP stating that you are still the administrator and that your order to cancel the meeting is legal and proper.

The special executive committee was called per requirements of the constitution and bylaws of the NAACP (see sections on special meetings and duties of the executive committee). Please supply facts, as you know them, and language from the bylaws to support your assertion that the meeting was not properly called.

At the special executive committee meeting on Feb. 25 there will be at least one written report about the findings of the Management Assistant Program consultant, who orally presented his findings about the condition of the branch and Parent Information Center records at a meeting with several branch executive committee members on Feb. 8, 2005. As you know, a written report about the Feb 8 meeting, or better yet, a written report from the MAP consultant, should have been presented to the full executive committee meeting on Feb. 11, 2005.

I find it curious that you haven't sent a courtesy copy of this Email to higher-ups in the NAACP, such as national board chair Julian Bond, vice board chair Frank Humphries, and executive director Dennis Hayes. I will forward copies of this correspondence to those individuals as soon as possible.

Also, my computer is unable to read your attachments. Please send by mail, or cause to be sent by mail the current constitution and bylaws which you site, and furnish the address of a web site where I can attempt to download the files directly. And specify which article and section of the constitution specifically gives you authority to cancel the special executive committee meeting.

-Doug Mann, executive committee member-at-large, unit 4050 (Mpls branch) of the NAACP

-Doug Mann, King Field