[nfbmi-talk] anyone know what this was for?

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Feb 9 07:17:12 CST 2012


Thanks Chris.

I've got nothing at all against the Lions so far as they go.

And this is a piddling amount in the scheme of things.

But, I look at bigger relationships with non-profits and shake my head at 
the literal millions over the years that gets exchanged back and forth 
between a federally funded state agency.

I look at the outright scandal for example where the state wide independent 
living council formed a non-profit and then used that as a vehicle for 
effectively extorting (my term) contributions from CILs and then using this 
fund to increase Federal match for MRS and MCB and then controlling 
disbursements back to CILs skimming the difference and round and round that 
merry go round went until the money was so  effectively laundered that no 
one could account for it.

Sorry for the digression but this all does go into cover ups and activities 
that were hidden and eventually partially came to light during the RSA 
monitoring of both MCB and MRS.

There should be a federal investigation...Oops there was but it was pretty 
limp wrested at the out set in my opinion.

Regardless the corruption over all is institutionalized and most especially 
with MRS and MCB's relationships with community rehab programs (more nominal 
non-profits), but really the blood sucking sheltered shops with sub-minimum 
waivers all deplore.

Say did anyone notice the big ones like Peckham "profits" have actually gone 
up even in the recession and even after the horrendous scandals, exposes, 
GAO audits, etc. in the middle of the decade when of all people Elmer Cerano 
Chaired NISH, our beloved activist and Executive Director of Michigan 
Protection and Advocy Services?

Wow I just gave myself a headache with this rant...written between taking 
the garbage out...which isn't the least ironic, and germane to this 
rant...though the sentence surely is a run on one...lol...

Peace with Justice and Garbage Removal,

Joe
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christine Boone" <christine_boone at comcast.net>
To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] anyone know what this was for?


> Joe, I cannot remember the details but this account was originally 
> established to serve as the petty cash  fund source for the MCBTC.
> Since we could not get cash from the state, we would get cash from the 
> Lions and then reimburse them.
> I will look into it, as I have not visited this issue since my return.
> On Feb 7, 2012, at 1:49 PM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:
>
>> Not saying this isnot legit...But it looks odd...
>>
>> Payments to KALAMAZOO LIONS CLUB BLIND REHAB FUND for fiscal year 2010
>>
>>
>>
>> Click on a agency name to view payments to this vendor by this agency.
>>
>>
>>
>> Table with 2 columns and 2 rows
>>
>> Agency Name
>>
>> Payment Totals
>>
>> LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
>>
>> $6,691.08
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