Having attended the MAC annual membership meeting in January, we have since read news articles and comments concerning the MAC in recent weeks.
There are questions to be answered!
1. We only saw two members of the board trustees present at the annual membership meeting in January.
2. Only, three trustee members at the February board meeting.
How can bills be paid? How can business be conducted? No quorum has been obtained so far this year. When asked, some board of trustees members say, they have resigned from the board.
There has not been a quorum available per MAC bylaws for two months to conduct business.
The executive director is the only signatory on the checking account. Any nonprofit group, we’ve worked with, always has had two or three signers on the account(s) in case someone is ill or out of town so bills can be paid!
Is he signing his own paychecks? Is this legal? We don’t know. But, it certainly makes a person wonder.
The MAC continues to bleed money. It shut down the Second Chance to save money. A solution to consider. Let’s say, a second chance to save money. Move the inventory to the DeWitt Center, put the inventory there and run it with volunteers. Basically no cost except sales and business taxes. Oops, can’t do that; it already has been closed.
The Elegant Flea held by the MAC once year wasn’t profitable enough, so it was offered to the Prairie Grange to run. We are confident that the Grange will be highly successful in running this “profitable project.”
The board also hired two consultants from Seattle at over $20,000 a year to raise money and promote funding activities. Wasn’t the director hired to do this? Is MAC paying twice for the same work?
Just food for thought.
As more questions are being asked about the MAC, it seems that more and more questions, then answers come to the surface.