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Minneapolis NAACP branch audit & hidden records, Part Two
Subj:     NAACP branch audit & hidden records, Part Two
Date:     4/5/2005 5:29:14 PM Central Daylight Time
From:     Socialist2001
To:     mpls@mnforum.org

Part One
*MINNEAPOLIS NAACP TO HAVE FULL AUDIT ONLY FOR 2003-2004
*Post to Mpls issue list by Booker Hodges, 2nd VP, Mpls NAACP

Part Two
*MOTION TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW RULED "OUT OF ORDER"
*THE $85,000 LOAN FOR INVESTMENT IN GROCERY STORES
*NAACP MEMBERS HAVE NO RIGHTS THEIR OFFICERS MUST RESPECT
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Part Two
MOTION TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW RULED "OUT OF ORDER"

According to my hand written notes from the March 25, 2005 Minneapolis NAACP Executive Committee meeting, Booker Hodges stated that the move of [contents of the] North side office [is being] postponed

The written report of Minneapolis NAACP 2nd Vice President, dated March 26, 2005 states "The moving of the contents of the North Minneapolis office has been postponed until the rap up of the Mpls NAACP takes place with the state of MN (the wrap up can't be completed until after the audit is done)."

The contents of the North office reportedly include financial books and records of the Minneapolis NAACP branch prior to 2003. During the discussion period following the 2nd vice presidents report at the March 26, 2005 Minneapolis branch membership meeting, I asked

"How does the wrap up of the PIC prevent you from moving branch records to the registered office of the branch?" Then I made the following motion:

"I move that within 10 days the Minneapolis NAACP branch get in compliance with Minnesota Statute 317A.461, subdivision 1, relating to Nonprofit Corporations, Books & Records; financial statement. Here's the text:

    "Subdivision 1.    Articles and bylaws; minutes.  A corporation shall keep at its registered office correct and complete copies of its articles and bylaws, accounting records, voting agreements, and minutes of meetings of members, board of directors, and committees having any of the authority of the board of directors for the last six years."
Duane Reed ruled the above-mentioned motion "out of order" and did not allow a challenge of his ruling.

THE $85,000 LOAN FOR INVESTMENT IN GROCERY STORES

At the March 26 meeting I also stated that at the EC meeting the previous evening, Larry Tucker had declared that there is an audio tape of a meeting [of the nominations committee] last fall where a former officer of the branch stated that $85,000 was loaned to unspecified individuals for investment in grocery stores. (I have been trying to get my hands on a duplicate copy of that particular tape, if it exists). That transaction reportedly happened at some time during the years 2001 and 2002.

I also noted that I and other EC members had been denied access to the financial books, but were shown a sanitized collection of records from 2003 and 2004. See: Minneapolis NAACP branch officers obstruct EC investigation http://www.educationright.com/id439.htm

At the March 26, 2005 membership meeting I stated that the minutes should include my statement for the record that the branch needed a full audit going back to 1998. I was the only person to vote against approval of the minutes, and to vote against approval of reports by the Treasurer, the Report of the 2nd Vice President, and the Report of the President.

NAACP MEMBERS HAVE NO RIGHTS THEIR OFFICERS MUST RESPECT

At the March 25, 2005 EC meeting, the chair, Duane Reed refused to recognize me, and called me out of order and told me to be quiet whenever I tried to ask a question, make a comment, or vote. (The votes for all reports were recorded as unanimous in favor).

At the March 25 EC meeting, the Branch Administrator Carl Breeding stated that two EC members had been removed (including me, Doug Mann), and more would be removed if necessary. Carol White was not at the meeting to receive a similar hand-delivered notice. See: Whistle-blowers "removed" from Executive Committee, Mpls NAACP Branch -- http://www.educationright.com/id455.htm

At the branch membership meeting of March 26, 2005 the report of the president was near the bottom of the agenda. It is usually the first report given. President Duane Reed prefaced his report with a speech. Shada Buyoer Hammond did the alleluia chorus (eg. "That's right!") in response to such oratorical gems as: "Membership in the NAACP is a privilege, not a right" (Translation: the membership has no rights that an officer must respect). "We must focus on the future, not on things that happened in the past which we can't do anything about. And anyone who isn't with that does not belong in the NAACP."

-Doug Mann, King Field
Bureaucratically removed member-at-large
Minneapolis NAACP branch executive committee
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