loss of their appeal. In the absence of any response from President Hyatt Seligman, we publish here what we understand to be the current state of affairs.
It is understood that DDA Doug Sherrod has resigned as Treasurer, although there is no official word of this, and the ADDA website continues to display his name as Treasurer. It is believed that DDA Steve Ipsen has been appointed to replace Sherrod, a move unlikely to be popular with all the members who voted against Ipsen in the last election.
The ADDA's position on the dissemination of information to its members appears to be simply this: If you want to find out anything, show up at the ADDA monthly meeting, otherwise you are not entitled to any information at all.
If that's how the ADDA regards its members, then any chance of being trusted with an Agency Shop, let alone anything else would seem to be highly remote.
We understand that the $160,000 in legal fees now owed to DDA Peter Burke as a result of the litigation surrounding the ADDA's refusal to follow its own bylaws and hold a timely election, will be the subject of a Debtors Examination on April 11, 2011. At that point, perhaps, ADDA members might get some idea of what has been done with the $20,000 a month in members' dues that the ADDA has been receiving for the past two years.
Once again, President Seligman, we offer you a viable solution to your inability to issue emails or update the ADDA website, and invite you to email your explanation, statement or comments here, as you have done before.
"Those that accuse the ADDA Board of trying to hide or do things in secret are off the mark. We are desperately trying to get our message out on all of the issues of concern to every deputy. We want every deputy to know what we are trying to do and why so we can do a better job of serving everyone. That's the simple truth."
March 3, 2011
It really does seem that you do not want members to know;
(a) why the Treasurer resigned?
(b) who has been appointed to replace him? and
(c) what has been done with members' dues?
That's not to much to ask is it?
Remember, the truth will set you free, so how about it?