February 8, 1997
Pappas to John Maison:
[Note from the Korean War Educator: This letter was sent to Mr.
Maison by certified mail with return receipt, requesting answers
Mr. John Maison
2000 North Illinois
Swansea, Illinois 62221
RE: FY 1996 Financial Reports
Encl (1): My letter of February 8, 1997 to Magna Bank
Ref (a): Myrda letter of 12 November 1996
Ref (b): Myrda letter of 17 December 1996
Ref ©: Preliminary CPA 96 Reunion Report of 31 December 1996
On 7 February 1997, I received two (2) "preliminary" drafts
from the CPA, titled KWVA 96 Reunion Compilation Report and KWVA
Special Procedures Report for FY 1996. What I have read about our
financial structure in the draft reports disturbs me greatly. It
seems that you have not provided the fiscal information requested
by references [a], [b], and [c], as instructed by me.
I am very distressed that you chose to go on vacation during this
period, thus leaving Mr. Myrda and I hanging with this ""nanswered""situation,
that you were aware of. The "findings" in he [sic]
two (2) draft reports are well documented and of a very serious
nature. I strongly recommend that you meet with Mr. Myrda ASAP
to try to "reconcile" the "findings" contained
therein and be prepared to explain all of this at the 97 Mid-Winter
Council Meeting. I sincerely hope you can provide a reasonable
and logical explanation of the "actions/inactions" addressed
in the references and draft reports.
Also, Mr. Myrda was directed to send copies of the draft reports
to Judge Advocate Magill for his advice and recommendations.
based upon the draft reports findings and upon advice of the
KWVA Judge Advocate, I am taking the following immediate
actions pending a satisfactory resolution of the subject matter:
- Institute enclosure (1)
- Herewith suspend you as KWVA Treasurer/Quartermaster;
- Request you forward all KWVA bills to CPA Myrda for
payment, all other mail to me;
- Return all KWVA credit cards to me;
- Close down Quartermaster operations.
Once again, the nature of this situation is very serious and will
require an in-depth investigation and explanations. I expect you
to cooperate with us in the course of resolving this issue. Please
feel free to call me if you have any questions.
(signed) Nick Pappas
cc: Myrda & Magill