The Cadets and GH history of sexual abuse (news article)


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I just found/saw the George Hopkins Support Page on Facebook??????????????  It takes all kinds, I guess.

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My wife and I attended Cadets brass camp yesterday. Had some good conversations with some people on the inside of things. Many involved with the corps right now are taking positive steps to help the C

As I try to fight back tears, since my students are in the room right now as I read all this, all I can say right now is...  Thank God for DCP.  Reading here and seeing this conversation tak

I felt nauseated reading this.  Fear for the activity, this needs to be exposed and dealt with not just at Cadets but everywhere, but I’m so scared it’s going to overwhelm the whole activity.  Sadness

2 minutes ago, MikeD said:

I doubt you have been on a board quite like the old YEA board. Just a hunch that there are no minutes in existence. Did they even hold meetings? Or did GH just tell them whatever he wanted. 

That was definitely the vibe we picked up sitting by the chairman in LaCrosse last July.  

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3 minutes ago, wonker said:

I just found/saw the George Hopkins Support Page on Facebook??????????????  It takes all kinds, I guess.

It’s being trolled appropriately. 

 

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2 minutes ago, MikeD said:

I doubt you have been on a board quite like the old YEA board. Just a hunch that there are no minutes in existence. Did they even hold meetings? Or did GH just tell them whatever he wanted. 

I have been on a number of boards, and I know what is required. Whether worthwhile topics were discussed is something that can obviously be debated, but there is no way minutes of an organization like that are not kept. I will wager a $100 donation to the Cadets that they exist.  The identity of the board officers at the time, including the chairman and secretary, is recorded in the public filings.  Just ask.

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54 minutes ago, Icer said:

I have been told that maintaining minutes for a 501-c-3 is a requirement, and that you can get them if you ask.  Every board I have been on has kept minutes on file (possibly related to the 990?).  Have you looked?

Keeping minutes is a standard practice of a board, but  I do not believe it is a requirement. I do not believe minutes are required when submitting Form 990, and even if it is required ( I did take a quick peak at a sample 990), the minutes would not be for the public record. A person off the street cannot knock on the door of a non-profit and demand to see minutes of board meetings. If they could, lots of folks on DCP would have pounded down the doors of different corps a long time ago.

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4 hours ago, Liahona said:

100% speculation...I'm curious how long it finally took yea to turn off the "YEA" credit cards that GH was using...I wonder if GH had the gall to also use them for personal consumption after being let go...It would not surprise me...

nothing would surprise me

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4 hours ago, MikeD said:

Then they better sue the Blue Devils, not the Cadets.   :whistle:    

maybe YEA can go after his pension

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3 hours ago, Liahona said:

hell hath no fury like a Southerner scorned

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1 hour ago, Tim K said:

Keeping minutes is a standard practice of a board, but  I do not believe it is a requirement. I do not believe minutes are required when submitting Form 990, and even if it is required ( I did take a quick peak at a sample 990), the minutes would not be for the public record. A person off the street cannot knock on the door of a non-profit and demand to see minutes of board meetings. If they could, lots of folks on DCP would have pounded down the doors of different corps a long time ago.

Correct. Board minutes are not included in the 990, nor generally available for public viewing. (However, at least in the organization where I work, the (independent) auditors, when preparing our audited financial statements each year, do ask to review the minutes of our board and finance committee.)

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5 hours ago, George Dixon said:

Thanks for posting that very interesting article.

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