Mann for School Board
Minneapolis NAACP branch officers noncompliant with bylaws & MN law
Subj: NAACP branch officers noncompliant with bylaws & MN law
Date: 2/16/2005 7:41:10 PM Central Standard Time
From: Doug Mann
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Minneapolis issues list, e-democracy discussion group)
CC (via Email): Minneapolis NAACP branch president Duane Reed
A consultant from the Management Assistance Program gave a somewhat detailed report about the NAACP Parent Information Center financial books & records to a group of Minneapolis NAACP executive committee members, including president Duane Reed, treasurer Jesse Overton, Larry Tucker, and 3 others on Tuesday, 8 February 2005. Reed and Overton failed to report the findings of the MAP consultant and failed to recommend any action on the basis of those findings at meetings of the branch executive committee and the branch membership meetings on Feb 11 & 12.
However, in response to a line of questioning from me at the executive committee meeting of Feb. 11, the MAP consultant (who was present) did recommend that the branch get an outside audit done, offered his opinion that an outside audit is legally required, and recommended an accounting firm. I was unaware at the time that the MAP consultant was recommending an outside audit on the basis of his own review of the books, and was not simply stating his agreement that nonprofit corporations that are recipients of grants from the state of MN are required to get an outside audit from time to time. I (Doug Mann) declared that we should get an audit, but not did formally place a motion of the floor. The administrator, Carl Breeding said that we didn't need an outside audit. At the general membership meeting I asked that my declaration in favor of getting an audit be placed in the minutes.
Due to the failure of the president and treasurer of the branch to report the findings of the MAP consultant and recommend action on the basis of those findings, I will again ask Mr. Duane Reed to call special executive committee and branch meetings, as soon as possible (7 to 10 days, at most), to place the officers and executive committee of the NAACP in compliance with MN law and the constitution and by-laws of the NAACP (duties of executive committee) See
NAACP bylaws: Excerpts from "Duties of Executive Committee."
MN statute 317A.251 (standards of conduct for officers and board members of nonprofit corporations)
MN Rule 5520.0620 (audits required of grant recipients).
"Minneapolis NAACP Parent Information Centers hit the fan"
-Doug Mann, King Field