|message Thu, 13 Oct 2005
to: Richard Russel, past President CAA
cc: Brett Kawazawa, President-elect CAA 2005
I have already received response in support of my position from members
of CalNEO. My position has been consistent for years as we (our members)
have witnessed continual degradation of membership support and services
from CAA. The points brought forward by me stand valid. Facts
are not inflammatory. Mr. Parent is the problem.
...I know you are weary. However, this is NOT something accomplished
by separate individuals on their own, but instead by all of us together
as the Alumni Organization that WE are supposed to be.
May I please point out the following from Randy Parent (undated, assume
22 sep 2005):
"We've all known for years that
Bruce's Northeast Ohio Club has two members - Bruce and his wife. And that
he's nuts. He has always refused to submit rosters, etc. His response to
the SWAT [??sic] analysis
was atrocious. We have eleven years of documented history on this. I believe
it's now time to take action - the staqff has never felt empowered to do
so before. I'm hoping that we've moved far enough along in Policy Governance
to make this a staff decision. I would like to let him know that he's not
invited to the Regional Groups meeting due to his conduct on the conference
call and consistently disruptive behavior."
This quotation from someone who is supposed to be the executive director
is grounds for removal without need for other cause. Mr. Parent is
out of control. Mr. Parent generates confrontation. Mr. Parent
needs to be removed from CAA. We have ample cause. "Eleven
years of documented history", "SWAT", "we've moved far enough along...to
make this a staff decision" ?? Who does he think he is?
Head of the East German Secret Police? Certainly not an alumni organization.
I did not create any confrontation. Obviously, Mr. Parent has
been preparing confrontation for some time.
Regarding Tues, 20 Sep 2005:
Prior to the conference call I spoke with Brett and confirmed with
him that I would within the call declare my support for removal of Mr.
Parent, return of CAA to previous Bylaws & Clubs structure, and support
of Brett's presidency. After the conference call, I telephoned and
debriefed Brett on the discussion as it occurred.
I and other club presidents listened to 41minutes of uninterrupted
dribble from Jason and Amber. Then five minutes from NY club president
Sara Yee who stated that CAA was not supporting them, and that their club
is in danger of dissolution unless CAA gets it together. She stated
that the discussion to that point did nothing to help clubs or membership,
to which I then concurred. I stated that nothing said by staff included
any mention of service or support to membership, but instead was a set
on membership. That this is the same wrong direction
CAA has taken for the last many years under Randy's tutelage. I then
added that I support action, including legal action to remove Randy from
CAA; that Brett Kananzawa is correctly the President under Bylaws and procedures;
that if corrective actions did not occur, that action to freeze assets
of CAA pending membership review was proper action I would support.
This discussion obviously has been taken seriously by Randy, and therefore
he launched his assault on me. Randy's version of that conference
call is fiction, and he was not part of the call.
This proves something. They are scared. They are lashing
out to attack anyone who threatens their little conspiracy, free speech,
public opinion and legality be damned.
CAA is a private, non-profit organization. So is the Red Cross.
Law applies. Courts do have jurisdiction. We have to appeal
the declination to hear the injunction, and/or pursue other law protecting
members rights and executive management of corporate entities (which includes
I certainly cannot do that from here.
Unless you, me and the rest of our knowledgeable alumni members stand
up to these acts, how do you believe any corrective action can occur?
How do you think Mr. Parent will ever be removed?
...I am "distressed" and I intend to do something about it. You
need to be with us ...You are a past President, Brett is supposed to be
President, I am an active prominent alumnus, long term nominee to the Board,
clubs founder and club President, etc. We need you.
Bruce A. Jackim, President
Cleveland, OH USA
Bruce A. Jackim, President
GeoData Systems Management Inc.
Cleveland, OH USA