RBHSEF Attempts to Doctor Minutes of Disclosure Request

I copied the landmark and the school board on this — and received results in a couple of hours,  after my 8-22 exchange, no one ever got back to me till the actual meeting, where they were going to approve the false minutes.  supporting docs to come.

dear joanne, mary and tony,

i would appreciate confirmation from all three of you of what joanne pledged wednesday evening – distribution to the RBHSEF board by today, friday, of the below 11:36 am 8-22-2012 email, with its two attachments, which are attached here as well.  please simply copy me on your forwarding of the email and its two attachments to your fellow RBHSEF directors.

the fact that the three of you admitted receiving and then ignored my timely reply to the incorrect draft – and were prepared to propose those incorrect draft minutes for a vote — is to me of a piece with your refusal to disclose your financial records for public review to resolve the contradiction between your filings and your apparent status.

this conduct raises either garden variety competency questions or intent questions.  it as well reflects the management issue that allowed 990s from at least 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 to be falsely executed, signed, filed with the internal revenue service and distributed to the community that funded your establishment via $8,000 from RBHS District 208 in april 1987, and which community has since sustained your very existence.

joanne said on wednesday evening, in front of me,  you, bob skolnik, jerry buttimer, and your board, that when appearing before the district 208 board on april 24, 2012, her invitation of questions about RBHSEF did not extend to the public.  i find it interesting that when i made similar reference to joanne’s invitation at the last RBHSEF board meeting, joanne did not refer to her discontinuous invitation, instead the the conversation proceeded as if on april 24 she had said to the board what she meant.

of course, as the video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgm_GMydntc&feature=BFa&list=PL126E68F682E93417 plainly shows, joanne made no such limitation during her lengthy testimony that evening.  regardless, it is apparently on joanne’s recently stated, if not recalled, basis that she grounds her leadership of RBHSEF’s refusal to answer questions by disclosing records now.

after receiving this kind of treatment, on something as basic and fundamental as accuracy-of-minutes, i suggest joanne’s metaphorical “Unwelcome” mat, presaged by RBHSEF declaring “No Documents Available to the Public” on its 2010 IRS Form 990, signed by attorney david newman in his then-capacity as RBHSEF treasurer, is now quite visible, her prior inconsistent remarks to the board notwithstanding.

finally, i request review of any characterization of my wednesday evening remarks in draft minutes before they are circulated to your board.  i should think all of us wish to avoid further such entanglements.

thank you,

chris robling

From: Chris Robling
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:36 AM
To: ‘anthony miezio’
Cc: ‘Robert Skolnik’; Mary Somers; JoAnne Kosey
Subject: RE: Suggested minutes copy 8-22-12.doc

dear mary –

please refer to my note below to tony below in all particulars.  (the two named files have been attached to this email.)

thank you.


chris robling

From: anthony miezio [mailto:anthony.miezio@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:28 AM
To: Chris Robling
Cc: ‘Robert Skolnik’; Mary Somers; JoAnne Kosey
Subject: RE: Suggested minutes copy 8-22-12.doc


Thanks for checking out the website. Any questions or concerns regarding the minutes can be directed to Mary Somers, the RBEF Secretary. I have cc’d her on this email for your convenience.

Have a great day, Tony

From: Chris Robling [mailto:crobling@jaynethompson.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:06 AM
To: anthony miezio
Cc: Robert Skolnik
Subject: Suggested minutes copy 8-22-12.doc

dear tony,

i respectfully request that the attached (“Suggested minutes copy”) be substituted for the paragraph immediately following “Visitor Comments” in the attached proposed minutes (“RBEF8-15-12Reg-1 MeetingMinutes-p (2)”), which I find incomplete, misleading, self-serving, condescending and worst of all, inaccurate in key respects.

it is particularly distressing to see the phrase, “with the express intent of looking for contributions made to political organizations, referendum accounts, or family and friends,” since i did not say that.  the statement is false and therefore misleading.

further, given the lengthy list of discrepancies and apparent inaccuracies in the subject RBHSEF 990s that i recited to the board, i insist that some good-faith effort at depicting same be spread upon your institutional records to reflect accurately the contents of the 990s, their deficiencies, my request of RBHSEF and the decision RBHSEF ultimately makes on that request.

the proposed record of these minutes condescendingly minimizes, personalizes and trivializes the management, compliance, disclosure and governance issues i brought to RBHSEF in good faith.  not only do i doubt that is how they would be taken by a regulatory authority, i suggest that this overt attempt to cover the trail may itself be seen as indicative of an institutional predilection to conceal that which is rightly – and legally – subject to public disclosure.

understanding the first draft of meeting minutes to be only that, and the secretary’s admitted distraction to meet other pressing and important obligations, i look forward to speedy acceptance of my suggested recapitulation or another equally substantial and reflective of what physically happened at the meeting.

thank you, as always, for your volunteer service in general and your efforts in regard to this particular matter especially.   while i do not mean to be a bother, i will pursue the matter until satisfactorily resolved, and would vastly prefer prompt conclusion to any other scenario.





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