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.· FEBRUARY ' , . . ~ r-e: z -I m .,, ~ < C -n 11'1 Fran the editor: I'm not in the habit of editorializing as anyone can see who leafs through past issues of the Voice. However, I thought that because this has been an especially trying time for the Association and because the better part of this issue is devoted to,and I will be blunt about this, political matters that I'd just say a few words. 'Ihe matter of myself having been ejected unceremoniously fran the Treasurer's office cane as rather a shock to myself. I had not expected the viciousness and pettiness of the charges and attacks led against ITE by Katharine. But of course she was not alone; I was lied to and I do not use this word loosely, by T. Seavers who assured ire ass.the so-called enquiry went on that any decisions reached would be iri effect "recannendations". '!his was not the case as at the end of the trial I was told that I was not Treasurer!~ it was demanded of me that I hand in my keys. Seavers was the so-called legal vanguard of the whole rancid affair as it was he who sat in the Chair at the Sunday night ~·,.,·--·- - - - ••• ·-- -ft • ·---·,.... ... .& -Board ~eting and gave us his pcmpous and ill - info:r:med opinion as to the ccurse the proceedings should take and in effect pawned off i his opinions as legal doctrine. 'Ibny Seavers is not a lawyer. In my"· _c.ase ' he does not know his Constitution and By-laws especially when it seans to be better for him to twist our rules and regulations to 1 his CMn. or his factions advantage. ~ I J 'Ihe next question to be asked is why did they want to dlllllp me as Treasurer,what threat did I pose to them? Ideologic differences? Sanething that tied into the global East-West confrontation going on here? Or was it sanething much simpler than that, a bid to take-over control of the Association, pure and simple? Another disturbing aspect of the entire af fair is the proliferation of the BIG LIE. A good example of how this works to add confusion into member's minds was practiced at the Saturday Board meeting of January 17 . It was claimed by MacClecxi that Peter Tom had called the police to investigate Wally Garcia the Association volunteer Book-keeper. On further questioning it was established that this rumour had been supplied to MacClecxi by K. Galan. In fact she stated that she knew Pete r Imm had done this. Peter ( myself ) asked that this ridiculou s (Continued inside) . ~"'~ .:JJIU/\-o33! Nn10A --z: -I ,, rr, :,0 < C -(""") fTI TALKING ABOUT MARKING-UP ASSOCIATION IXCUMENTS: The document photocopied and included as a people's exhibit is displayed to the ~·ij\~ of this article. It is a reproduction of one page of the Cash IBJX)sit Sumnacy book that was kept by Katharine Galan and was entered into after she canpleted her her cash counting, or while she was cash counting-. The document is. ::.pretty -well marked-up with several canplete erasures of amounts entered. The erasures are, in two places, initialed K.G. and one circled number is also initialed K.G •• 2 seperate sums of money are listed on this document. The 946.19 dollar arrount circled in the top right hand corner is the amount of noney deposited November 20 at the Gulf and Fraser, and there is a note to the right of this amount stating that it is the "correct total" • There is a larger amount of noney that is scribbled/erased and it reads $1021.19 and can be found in the bottan right comer. The difference between the 2 amounts of money is exactly 75 dollars. 'Ihe people may ask questions of Katharine Galan regarding this matter and expect a rational straight answer. ~---- VOLUNTEER•VOICE ( ) ' f ) ) <'/\ S Ii IJE P OS I'l' S 111-IMJ\HY Bl LlLS: . / / I /( • ) - ..-/ :: -/ x Lo o~ , ~ - : 1 ( ( / ':~-~~ X 2. 00= ,~-i '£' :·· . I X 5. 00 = X 10.00 = X 2 CJ. 00 = X 50.00= , / X 100.00 = /( / .((· CCl!II S: c ll n! UES (Li st e ac h) Name , · -. - I /_ I f l { _--, · • :r ·~ I I -• ,( I '- • 1> ~·. 1 ( , !JJ\'l'E Y-'.- -'----,--,---- - -r--N/11~: : .1_,_J _ • ....,/~ ··,~· !-'-- · '---'· ,~ _ _ / _. !_ . ,--- ..,_ " TOTJ\I, BILl ,S:$ _'') ,::J. ·;. { ' (-. 1,.,,-/\mount ~ ( (7 v') l,-_ _ ___ ,-__ , _ ----r-1-'_d_ _ _ ]llOA•}J331NnlOA ~ r-s::: :z -I .,, 11"1 '.'-1 < 0 -n 111 ..• "'-,, EDITORIAL 'IHE BIG LIE continued alleg-ation or BIG LIE be looked into. None of the opposing side thought that it would do any good to look into this matter so it was just left hanging. Well, alright, if they want to play these games that's O.K. because I will defend myself 1at this point, to tell the reader that the call in question was made to Wally's former anployer whose phone number had been given to me by Garcia h:µnself! Another recent incident of outright deceit or continued foolish blathering was that of the talk of the imaginary contract that was sufPC)sed to have boum the carnegie Center Association .to ruy certain quantities of cookies £ran the Good ~ed bakeries. In fact at this same Saturday mooting it was found that no such contract on paper existed but that the arranganent with Good ~s had been entered into over the telephone by a former Kitchen co-ordinator. So, of course the Association is free to proceed as it wishes in this matter, if we are willing and able to make thousands of cookies per week to be sold to our manbers then so be it! Orr cookies are gocx:1, and at 35 cents per are a good deal for the kitchen in terms of money that can be banked am that has been the bottan line of talk £ran the faction of reaction for a long time now - money! and how to get more of it in the bank! \ + I I i Carnegie Center Association Bank Account Balances held at Gulf and Fraser Credit Union, 803 E . Hastings St., at January 7, 1987: Seniors: Pool RooM; Aural History: Volunteers: Music Guild: Carnegie Newsletter: Learning Center: Appropriations: Kitchen: Savings: Chequing: Operating: Savings: Chequing: Grand Total, sum: $6,700.62 2,729.28 87.96 1,535.91 597.80 160.88 4,675.79 1,093.70 4,628.18 933.16 1,000.00 306.13 = 24,449 . 41 Well folks! What do you know, a financial statement that is clear and easy to read. The Associat i on had at the date that the balances were written out for me at my request at Gulf and Fraser, some, qua r ter of a hundred thousand dollars in the bank in all Association accounts, that I was aware of at that time. (;)iJhin the //RMll/2 o/. p!Wpinqud.y CLX3/l.fJCl1£ WJni_,,., to PY 7hu .. t.g'i it I /Jo I th ink I' N .. die I iw.,pe J.n1o !ll0U!. ,1..eve,11.ie /3112186 -..., ..... ,.,... ~,. .... " .,.. ....... -----LETTERS To whom it may concern, on the Board of Directors, Carnegie Community Center Association; It has come to my · attention lately, that a certain sequence of events took place, having the result that Peter Imm was dismissed from Treasurer's Office of the Association. Strangely enough, the person who brought the charges against Peter, was the very person who demanded the checque from Peter. Furthermore the said person has been known to do dirty dealing i.e. as the seamstress of ,the Association who had been allocated 200 dollars from Association funds to carry out this work was also at the same time requiring donations from clients to carry on the said service or Ms. Galant would not perform the said service. My point is: A). Ms. Galan "has NO ALLEGIANCE. B). She has been known to be self-serving. C). She has a great dis-like for Peter Imm. D). She has accepted and cashed the checque, and at a later time, charged Peter Imm with being irresp~nsible. 3:JIOA•ll331Nn10A ~ J To whom it may concern, continued, F). To top everything off, she ran for the l Treasurer's position unopposed, (strange). i j My friends, if this is integrity, well, I gu~ss it is no surprise we are b&ing audited for the past two years on our records. And to the members I say, "Let's get rid of the Polluting Bodies infesting our Board." Joseph-Julien J. Levesque. From the Editor, concerning the above letter: FACTS: Katharine Galan was appropriated 200 dollars by the CCCAB, in January of 1986. The Revised Statement of Expenses issued June 11, 1986 lists Sewing expenses to date at 118 dollars. At that time a freeze was put on the remaining outstanding budgeted sewing money. Fair questions to be asked of her, 11Was she demanding donations for work performed and if so was this money going back into the Association Operating account or, Good Lord! Was this woman pocketing donations!? 11 ----SA. SU. 411 18 25 512 19 26 . _·· } _ . . , 2 9 11 --.;i,i-:3 ,J(f ·1, . ' ~\\:i_ .. ,-!. , .. ' :: , ,, / / C , / I • l 1 ~ALANCE ., DEBIT PLEASE ,/ 1TEM PAID AND RETURN THIS PORTION FOR PROPER CREDIT Hf .2'. ~ REFERENCE BIRTH-DAYS L[STINGS: Peter Golletz ...••..•.•••. March 18 Don Bateman .•.•••••...••.. March 10 Robert Eng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February Angel Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . March 13 Anne Larson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February Gord August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February Leslie Duncan . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 6 Vern Sankey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February Betty Hurd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February Aaron Cole Stevens . . . . . . . . February Mark David Stevens . . . . . . . . February James Laming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 18 Al Hoganson .. .............. Ma]t_ch 14 16 11 19 9 15 2 10 VOLUNTEER•VOICE ~Poem created at the Poetry workshop: Carnegie Center. Swoon to the moon like a love lost soul, crabwalking in the long , long night but, ( dash their heads in next time they lie to us! ). I.Am your servant. What can I do but sadly wait? Spineless, mindless thus not minding? never gtving into the grave, But, ever gi¥ing to life! Night is but a fear created by your imagination) and take heart with heartfelt thanks that all will be alright Because, Everyone is kind as long as they're not out fighting with the traffic at rush-hour. So, I will write a Poem that only me will understand A secret . never brought into the light. Bing-bong! Jig-a-jig! On a dessert highway in a 156 Caddie with a big-blossomed Blonde. In the dessert light and stone are illuminated by this glass. And when the world is out of colour and you ;feeel so dark and blue Please, reach out your hand to me and the T.V. dial. When the sunsets in the west and all the Rainbow colors are there, Oh! How nice it is! Poetry is the voices of the soul Whispering in the hallways of the mind. By, Us. J~IOA•}l]llNnlOA ~ PAPYRUS OF THE LADY MUT-HETEP ( egyptian; 3,000 b.c. ) You have become one, with the eye of the aged Sun. It chooses its powers, of protection, Placing them within all parts of your body. You go forth through Heaven. Travel over all the Earth and journey onward. The gods rejoice in your beauty and sing to you from unseen places. Those who dwell, in the Sun-set Boat, Circle round you. And the souls of the East are your Servants. The Mystical or mysterious has always been a special expression of Poetry. The more Ancient forms of poetry were often memorized as "Magic Spells" to be repeated verbally or in the mind to ward off negative influence. :P.@.etry was the form in which prayers were given and its accompaniment by music became song. When-ever a Magical effect or change in consciousness was desired, poetry was its most effective form of verbal espression. Fran Poetry W::>rk-shop notes of the Master poet "'Ibra". , , .... VOLUNTEER•VOICE THE BEAUTIFUL CARNEGIE CENTER: BY; "THE COOKIE COOK". The storey I am about to tell is about Staff, Volunteers, and Friends. The first storey is about Bruce and Red Robin, who are the funniest people in the Carnegie Center. All the Carnegie Center people are funny; and some like a good laugh, and smile more than all the people in the world; and, sometimes they are the saddest people in the Universe. Linda K. sometimes brings the biggest mug down for coffee. Bruce and Val sometimes make fun of my ~ookies that I make for the Carnegie Center. Every-one loves the cookies I make for Carnegie Center. Some are like the Cookie Monster in Sesame Street. Butch and John sometimes like to make fun with me, to make me the happiest person in the world. I hope everyone likes the storey I wrote for the Carnegie Center to rea,d. Thank you, Yours truly; The Friend you always Love! 3JIOA•lJ331Nn10A ~ I~~ VOLUtJTEER•VOICE l J POLITICS: Politics, is a world with two brains, Beating itself to death. Ten thousand people talking all at once. Opening the door, to invite.- you in But slamming it shut in your face. Politics is pretending to dance. Laughing at something that really should make you cry. Politics is an idiot, who wants your j ob. Change your brain cells around, so nothing fits. Politics is trying to finish on time. Playing with pieces of paper. Pointing your finger. Listening with half your ear. Politics is not really there. Not really HERE. Politics is a blind man, building in the dark. Who never recieven his sight, or realizes The awful truth of his mistakes. Tora. -(""") IT'I FOR ALL TO READ: THE CHARGES ( SO CALLED) BROUGHT AGAINST PETER Ii,M THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 12, 1987. : 4 CHARGES January 8, 1987, Catharine _ sez 111 Challenge Peter Imm's Chair. 11 l) 11PETER HAS MIS-USED FUNDS TO THE VALU OF $2.30 WHrn ON 2 OCCAISIONS, I ASKED HIM TO BRING BACK TRANSFERS (BUS) NO SUCH LUCK AND DID NOT RETURN THE MONEY ( $2.30) •••• • Blah , Blah , Blah. 11 Peter Imm's answer II If Katharind would only look at her statement given to the EASTENDER, and(in fact everyone else may read what she stated,). And I quote, 11 According to Galan, the money was used for bus fare 11! pg. 1, January 22. And if it was a question of re-imbursing the two dollars and thirty cents, that was done the night of January 12, and I was led to believe by Katharin herself that that is exactly what she wanted from me in lieu of the transfers, that is, she asked me to return the bus-fare and she did not put any time limit as to when she wished to see this money 11re-imbursed 11 • The money came back to her and she claims according to the EASTENDER that it was used for bus-fare:· ., 2) .•• 11· HE WAS UPPOSED TO RETURN THE RECIEPTS ( EDITOR11S NOTE: for money, petty cash , used to buy supplies. over a 2 day period for Stage 401 ) AND CHANGE IT TOOK AGI 3 WEEKS TO GET IT BACK PENNIES AND DIMES UNTIL IT WAS ALL PAID OFF.11 CHARGES! SCANDAL! ( CONTINUED ) • Peter Imm's answer II This charge was dismi'ssed. The money was paid back and if there had been a problem it aught to have been noted to the Volunteer Committee. I was not the CCCAB Treasurer at that time. 1·1 Now comes the BIGGIE, the Charge which was supposed to show that I had no competence at the job I was empowered , December 4, to do. It was this charge that led to the motion of 11NO CONFIDENCE11 in my abilities as CCCAB Treasurer. This motion however was deferred til it could be 11taken care of" at the end of the so-~alled 11quasi-judicial 11 ( Big Cookie Monster Man's phrase } enquiry, whi.ch by the way, was stated to be only empowered to make recommendations to the CCCAB and membership. 3). CHEQUES ( ASS'N) ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE 3 SIGNING OFFICERS SIGNATURES, 2 CHEQUES HAD ONLY 2 SIGNATURES, BECAUSE HE STATED THE BANK TOLD HIM ONLY 2 WERE NEEDED. THE BANK DOES NOT RUN US, OUR POLICY DOES. Peter Imm's answer; 11 It should be noted the sequence of events that occur when a cheque is issued. The Book/keeper-Clerk is the p~rson authorized to write the Cheque in nonnal circumstances. This person at this time is Wally Garcia and he also was the person who wrote out the Cheque in question. The Cheque in quest i on was one whi ch was writt en out for Kathari ne Galan. -3 .. --,. --I , , g I _. .... :, -" , SCANUALS GALORE! COME READ ALL ABOUT HEM! (CONTINUED). ( continued );•A lot of work went into this particular cheque. Pay records for Katharine were not found and she seemed both to myself and Walter to be anxious to see that she got it. The cheque was a severance cheque to be paid out in lieu of 2 weeks notice which was not given the night that the Board in its wisdom terminated the Clerk/book-keeper and Cashier jobs, overnight! So, I got busy and phoned the former treasurer J. Olldym to confirm with him the status of this payment and that our Book-keeper was also anxious to see to it that everything was O.K. and "kosher" before this cheque was issued. Olldym confirmed that this cheque was to be dis-bursed. Walter wrote out a cheque for the full amount of a two week pay period. I signed the cheque and handed it back to the Book-keeper who is as per regulations the only person to dis-burse cheques. Along the way in the course of business I discovered during a talk with a teller at the Gulf and Fraser Credit Union that one of the Association's bank accounts required only 2 signatures for cheques to be cleared and paid. Back at the Association office I mentioned this "fact" to Walter, but I did not remember which account, kitchen or Association operating , needed only 2 signers so I used the telephone to re-call the Credit union and confirm ~ VOLUNTEER•VOICE CHARGES! CHARGES! CHARGES! CHARGES! CHARGES! CHARGES! CHARGES! (continued): "t hat it was the operating account. This was the account from which money would be drawn tb pay out the money 11owed11 Kathar ine . I mentioned t his to Wally and left it at that. We had had great difficulty getting hold of the then acting President Wally Bardysh to sign cheques, and if only 2 signing authorities were needed to clear cheques then it would certainly be to our advantage as an Association to make use of this fact if one of the signing officers, and remember this was during the Christmas/New year's season, was not frequently to be found. Any how I imagine that the second signature was obtained, by e.i.ther Walter or Katharine and that the cheque was then taken by Katharine to be cashed and "check out whether what Peter Imm said was true or n6t11 • At no time did I hand this cheque t o her and tell her to cash it , lt was her decision, her choice , acting on information I obtained from our Credit Union. And , by the way if this i.s a matter of Board policy not being followed then let me remind people that the Treasurer at the time that this policy was supposed to be communicated to the Credit Union was none other than Jonn Olldym, not me. So i n ef fect I was following t he poli cy foll owed by Olld ym. --n 11'1 SCANDALS! HANGINGS! WITCH Ai~D WAR-LOCKE HUNTS!::::: : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4). HE HAS DISFIGURED BILLS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE CLERK11S BUSrnESS FIRST. I HAVE SEEN HIM SITTING IN THE GALLERY WITH THE BILLSo HE ALSO DID IT TO THE BANK STATEMENTS WHICH THE CLERK THOUGHT THEY WERE ALREADY ONE. HE SHOULD HAVE NO BUSINESS REMOVING MAIL FROM ANYONE11S BOX, EXCEPT HIS OWN. BANK STATEMENTS ARE HERE BY THE 10TH OF THE MONTH., DEC. 21/'86 WHEN FINALLY PETE IMM RELEASED IT TO THE BOOK-KEEPER, WITH HIS MARKINGS ONIT. Peter Imm's answer; 11 I was at the Credit Union the morning of Tuesday the 27 of January. I noticed a teller working on sta .tements, I asked her if she or the other tellers mark off, on the 11Bank statements 11 the cheques that are included with the statement, she stated II yes'' • I asked her if this is standard policy at the Credit Union, she stated "yes11 • (As to markings on invoices, please refer to the photocopy of one such invoice and I will explain at this point that the signature is not mine and that I do not know who it was that 11scribbled 11 over the signature.) As to getting mail out of the Clerk-book-keeper's mailbox, r j I ) I :i , 11"\I Ill 1-r.- r ft • lft.1,. --·,o : -¼ 0 l :-1 A I "J S r Fl: E I I VA f,;(, ULJ V i-: r< Ll L i r-~ ~~··~s s I , ;v'°t .,,,v.._\JJ e 1--·-- ---···---····-uEC .j - -! . \1i"i8JdUbJ ''ur·i''c . - ---i-- - 0 ...,, u Jtld >, 1,v-i A j I ·1v/\ '-':J: "'V -1 :l T n flt I - " ., u:1 ;;_ !:Jv'3A !:J3d iN3'.)!:JJd ,J ~ () 31 I: 0 t./ 0 l-1 j S A V d () -I- t, 2 !v' SV-1311 lNJ()ONil]O N,i ~1] 0 I-">~ #A{"'-R.e \\..LO i M·,~e., -------------- -- --- -······- , ' I ll I - ---------------~-_j•t,6 r~·~ T) Ti ;;, I gg ''-~<"\ -<"\ I- "<;l .... -1..liu,, u.1.1.;.a.1 ,. •. , IVI \ - ---_;_ .:;__:;;-=-~ -=--=:...!::~~ KANGAROOS RULE IN COURT! IN THE COURT OF THE RANTGAROOS! ................................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Imm's answer ( continued );"that whatever mail was asked for was business mail,that is it was addressed to the Association. It was not addressed to any private individual and it was mail that came from business finns which the Association is a customer of, and the mail usually contained bills that we would have to pay. The mail-box did not have Walter's name attached to it but in fact for a long time had Agi's name still attached to it on a weathered stickero And Walter stated at the enquiry that for about a week or so after he began working that he did not know of this business mail-box. Someone had to collect the mail and that mai 1 a 11 ended up on Walter's desk in due course. Editor's note: well that's Pete's side of the story in a nutshell. I wonder what sort of blood-sucking pariaha's would convict a responsible and honest person on charges that are capable of detailed and satisfactory explanation? Looks like someone wanted this treasurer's job pretty damn bad. Ever wonder what Katharine :{,ala1i·has made in the past year? Well here's a listing of cheques for work she's claimed to have done for the Association: ~~ VOLUtJTEER•VOICE PAY CHEQUES I SUED TO KATHARINE GALAN, 1986: Cheque #464, issued Oct. 23 e e • • • • • e O e • • • • • 0 $179.73 Cheque #479, issued Nov. 05 o••••o•• ••o••••• 179.73 Cheque #490, issued Nov. 20 • • e • 0 0 • e • e • • e • 0 e 233.45 = 592.91 If Katharine was paid on a two-week pay period cycle she would have been earning on average per week $98.82, this is after tax is deducted, but let's use this figure anyway and figure out how many hours per week she claimed to have been working at roughly $6.00 per hour( the real rate is $6.19 per, but I've knocked off 20 cents to credit of the government taxperson). So, she claimed to have worked 16 hours per week counting cash and coins. I have it on good information that this function of counting money now being carried on by staff amounts to about a 1/2 hour per day or roughly 4!!!!! hours per week. At 4 hours per week and 6 dollars per hour the cash counter could make up to 100 dollars per month!!!! Katharine was claiming 4 times this much, how does she explain the discrepancy? I 11d also like to remind the reader that the Association has contracted out to the city the cash count and we are being billed as far as we understand for a 1/2 hour a day cash count. And as if this mystery were not enough we have another very large cheque listed that was made out to Katharine Galan: Cheque #422, issued Aug.,06 ••••••••••••••••• $500.00 It is claimed that this money was used to set-up the large consolidated petty cash fund. But, what if •••••• The speculation is for you the reader to follow up on. -3JIOA•ll331Nn10A ~ r-e: z -I m .,, ~ < 0 -('""') fTI BOARD BUSINESS,BY PETER Yeah, its been pretty bad vibes around here these past~ ~eks at least among those involved in politics. But, one friend of mine said "just let those ones go on, run around like crazy and maybe they'll destroy themselves." Prophesy of the future. 'Ihe latest bit of madness was issued £ran the poison pen of w. Bardysh our President. His memo to the Center Director ( with c.c.s for all Eoard members) demands books and papers that City Staff have in their possession "which relate directly to Association accounts; especially the following: carnegie W:xxlv.Drks, Oppenheirrer Park, Outreach ( D.E.c.o. project ) , u.r.c. top-up," and so on and so forth, ad insornnium and blah, blah, blah,. Bardysh wishes to discuss these at a special February 1 Executive meeting ( a rreeting which by the way was the subject of a memo issued £ran the Center Director's office ) , but : 1, however sane dOCLilllents and papers are not in possession of Staff. I'll write a story alx>ut what little I learned of the D.E.C.O. project gleaned fran information passed to me by a "deep-throat" infonnant in the rook-keeper's office. This story will touch :, on an issue that's always a favorite for discussion namely, "What does it mean to be remunerated for service perfonred for the Society while holding office on the !bard?" Back in '84 T. Seavers was a rrsnber of the Board and held the position of Program Camri.ttee Chair for quite sane time and near the end of the year held office as "Ghainnan of the Board". It was made known to the Program ccmnittee in a meeting held in the last quarter of the year that a canada w:>rks Project would be presented to the Board for approval and that possibly 10 people could be hired to fill positions that \o.Ould involve an outreach to the downtown eastside ,t ,,1, carmunity. Ken .M.:tnn brought this proposal to the !bard in Novenber where it was approved. 3. people were evei1tually hired to fill Field vbrker positions, 1 person came in as rook-keeper for the project and Ken Mann \o.Oun:i up as Project manager. 'Ihe project began in the first quarter of ' 85 and \\\Jund do.vn several rronths later. Tne "Chainnan of the Board" helped in the team effort to 11 secure a successful approval of the finalized tenns of the project. ~ I.I <. -s ~ 0 LI LI 1-... 41111111 --VOLUNTEER•VOICE ~1£:x:>king over docurrentation for the project I ran across a letter of solicitation seeking ;support for it • . ' . - · I ·_; On Association letterhead 'lbny Seavers , Chainnan of the Board, wrote to various local downtown organizations giving them an condensed overview of what staff hired for the \\Ork \\Ould do; that they \\Ould be getting "in touch with cannunity nenbers by randan hane visits, drop off surveys, ••• after making contact with saneone, the staff would be able to help follow through with an expressed interest or concern ,, ••• " and it goes on to describe a useful, worthwhile project; it was :. endorsed by other downtown organizations who would in return write letters of support which \vOuld be included with the the Canada Works application paperwork. The application with canada W:>rks is signed by 'lbny Seavers in his capacity as Chairperson lt)vanber 16, 1984. 'lbat the project application was successful is attested to by a harrlsare letter from the then Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources who wrote back to Mr. Seaver January 24, 1985 that "It gives me great pleasure to officially infonn you that you have been awarded a Canada W:>rks grant in the anvunt of $33,310 for the lbwntown F.ast side camn.urity Outreach project sponsored by the carnegie Ccmnunity Center Association ••• "sincerely, Pat carney." JJIOJ\•}13llNnlOA ~ .Apparently getting this grant posed a great temptation to the once Chairman of the Board to get off his u.rc .. Leafing through the listing of applicants for field workers for this project is one, 'Ibny Seavers. His narre appears on 2 mimeographed lists of applicants and is listed at #40 on a handprinted list of applicants. Interviews for these postitions were to have begun after March 15, 1985 the cut-off date for applications. Also among the hopefuls for a {X)Sition was one walter Fedorowycz a.k.a. waiter Bardysh. Possibly if the original application for 10 "vX>rker IX)Sitions was accepted by the Federal governnent our current President and his Vice-president may at that time have been selected. As it turned out both were rejected and the three workers hired, one male and two fema.le were announced at the April '85 !bard meetin:r as having been the successful applicants .• '!he question that may be posed at this time as to the viciousness of attacks aimed at this project sane 2 years later and reflected in the atterrpt to set-up yet another kangaroo court, may well have , ....  VOLUNTEER•VOICE originated in a oouple of severly bruised egos. One belonging to the then Oiainnan of the Foard who may have figured that because of his influence and his alone that he aught to have been rewarded with sane fo.:tm of work and in fact apparently he also attempted to apply for the V.I.P. work project that was operative at that time in early ' 85. , giving him the dubious distinction of having been rejected not once but two tines! Sumning- up the original question posed of what is it that may by oonsidered remuneration or attempt at rem.ineration while in office the above story may furnish guidelines to the answer to this thorny question which may be re-thought of as an attempt by an influential rranber of a Foard team to ensure his/her future by writing thanselves into a paying job. 'Ihanks to all cx:mrade contributors! Volunteer Voice, February - March 1987 Organ of the Volunteer Cormittee carnegie Carmunity Center Association. Vancouver, Canada. 3.JIOA•}l]]lNn,oA ----UP-<XlMIN; EVENTS: February 6; Poetry vbrkshop, 7-10 p.m. February 8; Country Dance practice, theater 7-10 p.m. February l; Foms meeting, theater 7 p.m. February 5; 7 p.m. Board meeting. February 8; Volunteer meeting February 14; Valentine's day dance, Volunteer furrl-raiser, Stage 410 with band and prizes. February 15; Housing Co-op,class rcxm #2, 5-6:30 p.m. February 17; Volunteer dinner, 5 p.m. 08; Country dance. March March March March 22; St. Patrick's day dinner and dance. 24; Volunteer dinner, 5 p.m. 29; piano concert. :t'bte that this is not a canplete listing of events for February and March, please check the different bulletin boards for accurate and up- to - the minute infonnation. last minute additions to our Birth-daze list: Jbbert Q)udreau Kung Shun Lau Gary Tapp Pat Walker Oran Tarbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................. ,, ................  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 7 • March 6. March 25. March 17. March 1 • If you wish your name noted on our next iisting please contact Val or the Editor and also note that we are attanpting to get back to having birth-day cake at Volunteer meetings. MO. TU. WE. TH. FR. SA. SU. 1 FEBRUARY 2 9 16 23 / ,, 3 10 17 24 .. / r 4 11 18 25 I 512 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 MARCH 2 9 16 23 30 MO. 3 10 17 24 31 TU. 4 11 18 25 WE. 5 12 19 26 TH. 6 13 20 27 FR. 7 14 21 28 SA. 1 8 '15 22 29 SU. The UBC Library and UBC Learning Exchange would like to thank the following participants for their contributions to digitizing this community-generated document: Brookes Bayfield; Adrienne Macallum; Joseph Sparovec  This community-generated work was digitized and deposited to cIRcle, UBC's open access digital repository, as part of the Digitizing Community Memories project of the Making Research Accessible in the Downtown Eastside initiative (MRAi). In collaboration with the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Library, the project provided training and support for community members in the Downtown Eastside to digitize and make openly available community-generated materials.  This project aimed to increase access to historic Carnegie Centre publications and preserve these unique materials for years to come.  For more information on this project and the UBC Learning Exchange, please visit learningexchange.ubc.ca  October 25, 2017 


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