March 25, 2000
from Midwinter Meeting, KWVA Executive Council:
[KWE Note: Executive Council minutes - suspension of Pappas;
refusal to pay Myrda.]
Roll call: 1st VP Ed Magill, Present; 2nd VP Ken Cook Excused
Illness. The following Directors present - Bob Morga, Jack Edwards,
Ed Grygier, Bill Van Ort, C.J. Rittenhouse, Tom Clawson, Richard
Danielson, Dorothy Schilling, James Jones, and past president Nick
Pappas. Absent - Director Rusty Tramonte, John Settle, James Kerr.
National Treasurer Thomas Gregory stated he had received a invoice
from CPA Stan Myrda in the amount of $16,867.00 interim bill. Treasurer
Gregory then stated he had conversation with the insurance company.
Treasure [sic] Gregory then presented a letter from insurance stating
that the case had been closed two years ago. The letter also stated
that Mr. Myrda was 16 months late in filing the claim. Treasurer
Gregory suggested that the KWVA not pay the invoice.
- President coon stated he felt the membership had been cheated
in relations to the records. Mr. Pappas strongly objected to
the statement and requested that it become part of the minutes.
Coon then stated that some action should be taken. President
Coon called a ten minute recess for the board members to read
- Dorothy Schilling then asked for a motion to accept that
part of the financial report. Motion made by Director Bill Van
Second by Director Morga. After discussion motion passed.
- Director Grygier made a motion "To suspend Past President
Nick Pappas from the organization until all records are returned
to satisfaction of the executive council." Director Morga
second motion. Discussion followed. Mr. Pappas denied receiving
al etter from Mr. Ray who represented the insurance company.
There was much discussion, but the letter from insurance provided
answers. A roll call vote was asked for by Mr. Pappas. Voting
for the motion Grygier, Morga, Schilling, Van Ort, Jones, and
Voting against the motion Rittenhouse, Clawson, Danielson and
Magill. Motion carried.
- Motion by director Van Ort. Second by Director
to pay CPA Mryda the invoices of $16,800.00 plus the $217.00
discussion the motion passed. 8 yea, 1 nay and 1 abstained.
- Motion by Director Danielson "to give permission to
Treasurer Gregory to negotiate a settlement with CPA Myrda to
and get a accounting of the expenses to pay Mr. Myrda." Motion
passed 8 yea 1 abstained.
[Korean War Educator Note: Excerpts from these same minutes regarding
the suspension of Nick Pappas can be found under Controversies
- Member Removals.]