February 11, 1997
received by Nick Pappas from John Maison:
[KWE Note: Maison notifys President Pappas that he plans to resign
Sorry that I have not gotten back to you til now, but I need to
set the records straight as of now. I was not on vacation but had
to see my family doctor who is in New York. Unfortunately, I found
out that I have cancer and have a fifty-fifty chance with treatment.
Of course, this was a shock to me, but I naturally cannot continue
as QM and treasurer.
I received the information from Stan Myrda, and I definitely do
not agree with his findings. I have never, never had KWVA pay any
personal bills of mine and resent his implications. The reason
that I used charge cards was because the KWVA was very short on
funds and I was able to keep us afloat by doing so. At the most,
I am guilty of not keeping too good of records, but most assure
[sic], everything that was paid was a KWVA expense.
Nevertheless, I will resign as QM and Treasurer and will turn
over the books and merchandise to whomever you select as soon as
you appoint new QM and Treasurer. I am packing all of the merchandise
with an inventory sheet enclosed so that whoever takes over will
be able to reconcile the inventory.
I will be starting to take treaments [sic] on Wednesday coming
so will be in and out for the next few days. Tom called me but
I was unable to return his call. As I understand, you and him have
the new budget so it is not necessary for my comments regarding
I will not be able to make the trip to New Mexico. - John