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PAL ANIMAL SANCTUARY
February 10, 2011

This is the original emails that has been going on for almost a year and I will be happy to forward to anyone who would like to see for themselves. I have removed the To distribution of Explorer kids and parents emails.

"--- On Wed, 2/9/11, Dawn Coffman wrote:

> From: Dawn Coffman
> Subject: New Way to tell PAL to change it's Operating Methods
> To: "Explorer Post 156" , "Cindy Rogers" , "Kathi Schlintz" , "Debby Benton"
> Cc: "Kathi Schlintz"
> Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7:34 PM
> To Explorer Post Parents and kids -
>
> Here is another avenue to report PAL Humane Society for not doing what is required of a Non-Profit Organization:
>
> I found this review of PAL ANIMAL SANCTUARY. Check it out or write your own review of PAL and how they disappointed you by shutting the Explorer Post down with no notice or justification and then will not address the issue.
>
> --shared via GreatNonProfits.org
> http://gr8np.com/go/X5
> http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/pal-animal-sanctuary/65563
> http://gr8np.com/go/XB
> http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/pal-animal-sanctuary/65384
> http://gr8np.com/go/Y3
> http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/pal-animal-sanctuary/65896
>
> I hope to see postings from each and everyone of you letting Kathi Schlintz know her behavior is unacceptable for any organization.
>
> Dawn Baker
>
> Get Involved:
>
> iGive donations to Crosswalk Schools = http://www.iGive.com/welcome/warmwelcome.cfm?c=56719&m=685906
>
> http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3
>
> --- On Sat, 11/20/10, Dawn Coffman
> wrote:
>
> From: Dawn Coffman
> Subject: Form 13909 Compliance Complaint
> To: "Explorer Post 156" ,
> "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz" ,
> "Debby Benton"
> Cc: "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz"
> Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 12:04 AM
>
> To All -
>
> I encourage each of you to utilize the attached Form 13909 to file a complaint against PAL for not providing services and goods as advertised, as well as not providing the information in order to attend the Board of Directors meeting, which as a non-profit organization is a requirement by law.
>
> We have provided ample time for PAL to react and provide the Board of Director meeting information.
>
> Dawn Baker
>
> --- On Tue, 9/14/10, Dawn Coffman
> wrote:
>
> From: Dawn Coffman
> Subject: Coordinate a Board of Directors meeting Explorer
> Post 156
> To: "Explorer Post 156" ,
> "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz" ,
> "Debby Benton"
> Cc: "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz"
>
> Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 10:20 PM
>
> I have added the e mail address of one of the board members in order to help expedite the communication as to when the next board meeting will be held.
>
> If this information is not communicated we will be forced to file a complaint to the appropriate government agencies for lack of following multiple non-profit rules, including not providing board of director meeting details.
>
> Dawn Baker
>
> --- On Sat, 8/7/10, Dawn Coffman
> wrote:
>
> From: Dawn Coffman
> Subject: Re: Coordinate a Board of Directors meeting
> Explorr Post 156
> To: "Explorer Post 156" ,
> Cc: "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz"
> Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010, 2:12 PM
>
> I hate to bring up old business, but it has been a quarter since the request for the Board of Directors meeting, with no response.
>
> Please advise when the Board of Directors meeting is conducted and where.
>
> Dawn Baker
>
> --- On Wed, 5/5/10, Dawn Coffman
> wrote:
>
> From: Dawn Coffman
> Subject: Coordinate a Board of Directors meeting Explorr
> Post 156
> To: "Explorer Post 156" ,
> Cc: "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz"
> Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 4:06 PM
>
> Cindy and / or Kathi -
>
> We still want the dates, times and locations of the next four Board of Directors meetings.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Dawn Baker
>
> --- On Sat, 5/1/10, ChrisDawn Baker
> wrote:
>
> From: ChrisDawn Baker
> Subject: Update on Post 156 - Coordinate a Board of
> Directors meeting Please
> To: "Explorer Post 156" ,
> Cc: "Cindy Rogers" ,
> "Kathi Schlintz"
> Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9:04 PM
>
> Parents for the sake of the kids please support us at the
> Board of Directors meeting to address this "situation."
>
> As parents and dedicated leaders of the Explorer Post 156, we still want the dates, times and locations of the next four Board of Directors meetings. Several of the parents have already expressed support for addressing the Board of Directors directly.
>
> The immediate suspension, rather then decommissioning of the Explorer Post was very unprofessional given we had just kicked of the Pennies for Pal contest, had the Mother’s and Father’s Day craft’s scheduled and the fact that we had discussed with Kathi that over the course of summer we should probably cancel the meetings for July and August for people taking summer vacations. We had a meeting scheduled with Kathi on Friday April 23, 2010 to go over the training materials that would be used for training the explorers, which we were going to utilize that time to establish better rules and schedules, but never given the chance. Our original e mail sent to address the issue of the kids not being allowed to work with the animals has still not been addressed.
>
> We apologize to the kids and parents that it has come to this and hope that this "situation" can be resolved for reinstatement of the Explorer Post 156. We feel that Chris and I were doing the best job at getting the Explorer Post up and functioning as a viable Post with the little to no cooperation or direction that we were receiving.
If any parents would like the actual correspondence that started this "situation" to make a decision as to how to address this issue please let us know and we will be more then happy to forward all emails.
> Thanks for your continued support.
>
> Dawn and
> Chris Baker
>
> Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 13:58:04 -0700
> From: edpost156@palhumanesociety.org
> Subject: Re: Update on Post 156
> To:
> CC: cindy@palhumanesociety.org;
> kathi@palhumanesociety.org
>
> To the Parents of Explorer Post 156;
>
> The Explorer program was suspended after PAL staff and the Board of Directors reviewed the program as a whole. The explorers were not benefiting from the program in the way it was designed, which was to educate and involve them in animal-related careers. The Explorer Post is a Learning for Life program, which has regulations and guidelines that were not being met. We were previously informed by the Explorer leader that he was considering leaving the program, as it was taking up a great deal of his time. And due to the economy, PAL has been cut back to only three staff members, so therefore would not have the staff to run the program. PAL was also informed that the Explorers that were participating in meetings had decreased and that Explorers were losing interest in the program. After reviewing all of the information we had received, PAL felt the Explorers would benefit a great deal more by being allowed to come to PAL and volunteer as individuals, rather than coming as a group. This would allow them to have more training on a one-on-one basis.
>
> Funds were sent in to Leaning for Life to cover the Explorer insurance. We have contacted them and were told that the money was sent to their national office and refunds would not be given. PAL is currently auditing the finances of the Explorer Post to discover which Explorers paid their yearly dues. Those who wish to get a refund may contact
> Cindy at PAL, so that PAL can issue a refund to you.
>
> For those of you who turned in AVON orders, those orders should be in by Friday, May 7th and we will call the people from the lists given to come in and pick them up.
>
> PAL does understand that some of the Explorers are disappointed by the suspension of the program, however, PAL will do everything it can do ensure the explorers can volunteer at PAL and continue to learn animal care.
>
> Please contact Cindy with any questions or concerns. You may reach her at (760)240-6848 Ext.225 or email her at cindy@palhumanesociety.org.
> Again, thank you for all of your hard work and we hope to see you soon at PAL!"

This is the reality of the PAL Organization and the lack of commitment, follow through, organization, the blatant lack of following Non-Profit rules and regulations

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The above e mail speaks for itself

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Remove Kathi and audit the books

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Looking for a cake for our dog

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Reorganizing and keeping things in chaos

What is its top priority in the long run?

Hopefully to remove Kathi, audit the books and get someone in charge who will make PAL successful!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Advisor & Explorer Post Advisor when this occurred.