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TUCKAHOE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION INC
January 31, 2010

The parents of the Tuckahoe Youth Football Association went to court, and took back the association from the people who have run the organization into the ground. Effective January 1, 2010, an entirely new group of actual parents (finally all board members actually have children in the association) have taken over the organization. They have a brand new web site, and the board members consist of professional people who will work hard to improve the organiation. Come join the NEW TYFA today!!!!

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

The new board members are great!

Ways to make it better...

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

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fact that the parents stood up to a bunch of bullies and took back the organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The new volunteers are absolutely great!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a lot of children.

Ways to make it better...

The new board had taken over a long time ago.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The former board members.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The new board members actually have children participating in the organization, unlike most of the former board members.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteer.

TUCKAHOE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION INC
July 21, 2009

This organization has violated numerous County, State and Federal laws for years. They failed to submit 990EZ tax returns to the IRS for the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Formal complaints have been filed with the IRS as gross receipts were over $105,000 in 2007 and over $75,000 in 2008. The organizaton lost their 501-C-3 status several years for failing to file tax returns and provide updated information to the IRS. Newly elected Treasurer Ron Pesetti was able to get the 501-C-3 status restored in 2009 by agreeing to provide the IRS with ammended tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007. Ron Pesetti also identified numerous violations of law involving this association which included a failure to obtain a Sales & Use Tax Exemption in Virginia, continuing to collect fundraising and mandatory charitable contributions after losing their 501-C-3 status,failing to be registered as a C Corporation in Virginia during 2008, failing to ever obtain a business license in Henrico County, failure to register the business with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and obtain the proper registration needed to collect fundraising monies, failing to provide financial disclosure to it's members and the general public, and refusing to provide disclosure of form 1023 to it's members and the general public. Ron Pesetti also identifed numerous violations of the bylaws to include holding onto large amounts of cash for up to months at a time without making a deposit and failing to have the financial books audited. In order to prevent newly elected Treasurer Ron Pesetti from gaining access to the past financial records of the organization, the board members changed the bylaws which prevented Ron from getting access to the past financial records of the organization in his role as Treasurer. This was done in violation of the Virginia Code. After Ron Pesetti identified numerous violations of laws and began notifying County, State and Federal officals of the violations, the Tuckahoe Board Members immediately voted to remove him from the board. The only two board members elected by the children and parents for 2009 (Ron Pesetti/Treasurer and Mike Ayers/President) were removed from the board by the remaining Tuckahoe board members.

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

The board members of this organization have refused to provide financial disclosure to it's members and the general public.

Ways to make it better...

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

Remove the entire board immediately and allow the parents and children to elect a new board.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have enjoyed watching a group of parents and coaches fighting back against a rougue group of board members, many of which do not live in the local area or have children participating in the organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Although the board members of this organization have routinely violated numerous laws (A former President was convicted of Embezzlement and Forgery), there were many great parent volunteers and coaches. Unfortunately, most have now left the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

mean that either a bank was robbed or somebody hit the lottery because the organization has been run into the ground financially.

Ways to make it better...

The Tuckahoe Youth Football Association board members had followed existing county, state and federal laws.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Unethical and illegal behavior on the part of board members.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The children and parents fought back in Nov 2008 when they elected Mike Ayers as President and Ron Pesetti as Treasurer - as both promised to clean up the organization. Both were removed from the board by other board members

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Youth Football Coach.