I agree – these e-mails are truly ridiculous. The accusations being made are not fact based. For example, my position with the State of Alaska has been described as an office manager. This is clearly wrong. I do not manage an office. The only true statement made in the e-mail below with regard to me is that I do not have the expertise necessary to manage millions of dollars. However, I have no intention or desire to manage other people’s money and I and others have made that clear. Despite my ongoing attempts at making my intentions very clear it seems that shareholders who I can only assume are receiving information from Richard prefer to assume the worst of me and others. Therefore I have made the decision to only respond to e-mails that are related to progressing forward with sending the proxy out so shareholders can voice their opinions by voting. I do not intend to respond to any more fear-based and non-fact based e-mails. It’s not worth my energy. I encourage others to do the same.
What is going on here? These emails are board business and including shareholders in that correspondence clearly causes problems, confusion and unnecessary drama. I would also say that under many circumstances it is in direct conflict with our responsibilities as board members.
> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:55:18 -0500
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Uganik
> here is the email that Donene sent to me. threatening to sue me. what are her damages? the 900 thousand she wants access to? They are currently working on the proxy. I will not know until we see it. but I am afraid they will not lock in the 95% vote. they want to give us bone scraps. 30,000 each. they will then be able to spend the 900 thousand any way they want. I had put in a way for them to pay us the 30,000 and still pay us the rest of the money after getting the taxes squared away. Uganik also has tax issues taxes have not been filed for a long time. I don’t care if they use the money to get all that up to date. but if they don’t lock it in we will SOL unless we have them removed. The proxy will tell all I have been suspect that they are after the money from day one. if they put loopholes in the proxy this will be a confirmation. they already tried to pass off a proxy that not only had loopholes it was incorrect. The Attorney quit after I told her of inconsistencies in her email statements. and my request for information on who she was collaborating with. I will post those as time permits. my plan not only takes care of the taxes and expense but it also leaves 94 thousand dollars for corporate affairs. The dilemma we face is that is it easy for shareholders who become directors to have there own aspirations for the prestige or money that may be had. We all know its hogwash. we are being held captive. they scoff at 94 thousand dollars for operation of Uganik? after the sale (selling 1,753.99 acres) we will have 750 acres in Uganik and some 500 acres in raspberry straight why would they need more money than that? Some single land owners own more than that.
> what are the current bylaws? We had tried to change them and had a vote where Ellen and Donene did not like what they heard and hung up. we signed and verified them. the problem is that my Sister has had second thoughts. I don’t really know what her plan is or motivation but I don’t think it is malicious but I don’t know. My mom told me she gave Alyce her Seldovia stock so she could run for Seldovia be on their board of directors. I also know she vehemently is against any payment for services at least for now. she has stated in the past that we are all working towards the money and that should be payment enough. She is drafting the current proxy. she does not answer any of my questions. if they is going to change the bylaws back to what they were I don’t know. 1.8 million dollars can make anyone changer their mind, that’s why we need to make sure nobody has access to this money. unless by shareholder vote and if we vote for a bad proxy that is exactly what will happen. My question now would be why does NOK continue to let Tweten serve on our board? what are there bylaws. what are our for that matter? if Donene got a hold of this money and she got a favorable board. does she plan on hiring NOK’ s company http://www.komaninc.com/ to develop our land? they may have ulterior motives also. I believe that when the money Is gone she will also disappear or if she loses control of it she is our treasurer. that’s why she says she will sue me her damages will be losing control of Uganik’s 1.8 million is she going to sue me for 1.8 million? they think they can give us bone scraps.
> what makes them even competent to manage 900 thousand if they did give us the 30,000 per share. Tweten= board of directors of NOK lifetime state worker Ellen= Radio station manager/ woody island secretary? I don’t know what she did there Alyce Roberts office manager for the state of Alaska do this entitle them to manage our money? they have not even been able to file taxes get a budget going they have not done anything except maneuver to get control of the 1.8 million. I must have writing a mile of this stuff but it makes me feel better and I know if I don’t do anything and what I suspect of happening happens I may get validation but the we the shareholders will get bone scraps. can I prove they are after control of it yes it is in the previous proxy and the new one they undoubted will come up with. The lawyer quit because she was working with them to screw us the shareholders
> they say I have been paid. I had been reimbursed for flying to Kodiak and a 1 day car rental I was there 2 weeks. I paid all my food I used my Alaska air miles and they reimbursed me 870 after two weeks. this is clearly not being paid. I had fun there and would like to have visited with more people but most were fishing and I was on foot.
> can anyone tell me what they plan on doing with the 900 thousand? can they get enough shareholders desperate for money to accept 30 grand and let them have 900 grand no strings attached? we shall see when we get the proxy.
> if they are truthful about a 95% distribution it will be locked up in the proxy. The money after 30 grand will go into a trust and then after all taxes and expenses the remaining will be distributed. if they write the proxy that way. if not they will have control over 900 grand with not strings attached. do you trust them I don’t
> From: john crawford
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 10:51 AM
> To: Rich simeonoff
> Subject: FW:
> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:09:47 -0800
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> To: email@example.com
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> A couple of things –
> 1. Richard you need to send your e-mail to all shareholders explaining why the proxy is not being developed and distribution not being made to shareholders. It is because of you that our attorney has quit.
> 2. I think you need to consider resigning, because we seem to get one step forward and you become involved w/your ideas and we go five steps back.
> 3. You need to quit condemning my name and character, people can only take so much and I will see you in court if you continue to do so and you can spend your money defending yourself.
> I hope Kathy will reconsider and you should personally call her and apoligize.
> I know it is difficult to have three siblings on the board, no one seems to want to speak their piece plus this e-mail procedure does not seem to work in a timely fashion.
> If all of you really want to help the shareholders, you cannot remain silent. Please, I beg you to act accordingly. I thank Ellen and Alyce for all their efforts.
> I will not stay on a board if you fiscally mismanage money and the board will be liable for tax consequences.
> Good luck today.
> I won’t check e-mail until tonite.