The following statement is the personal opinion of this reviewer based on the facts that are available to me at this time:
When first founded about 25 yrs ago, SALHA was well thought-out and it's operations were well run and on the up-and-up. However, over time, the current Chairman of the Board drove out many dissenting members... members who became disenchanted with its operations. In recent years, this organization has not followed its own By-Laws and Charter, and is in non-compliance with its 501(c)3 non-profit IRS status. There have been reports of mismanagement; refusal on the part of SALHA officers to disclose to members the meeting minutes, financial reports, and memberhip lists; election fraud; mis-appropriation and misuse of donations and/or funds that were acquired on the basis of non-profit status, but aledgedly used for personal benefit; and various other unsavory practices. Such behavior would be tantamount to corruption. The President and other elected officers do nothing to correct the unacceptable behavior perpetuated by the current Chairman of the Board. Therefore, it is hereby recommended that an independent audit of SALHA be performed, and investigation by appropriate authorities at the IRS be conducted to determine if their 501(c)3 status is still appropriate, or if it should be revoked.
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