A page dedicated to pointing out the crap being fed to our members lately by an ex-President of WMFAA, Cynthia Sasota Wright, and those choosing to listen to her. There has been a pattern of behavior extending back many years.
If you treat enough people bad enough for long enough, this is what you get. Enough is enough.
If you treat enough people bad enough for long enough, this is what you get. Enough is enough.
This has never happened before in the history of WMFAA.
Many members have been told over the years, by Cynthia Sasota Wright, that WMFAA was 501c3 and tax exempt. Tax exempt for purchases. Tax exempt for venues. A tax write-off. Here is a copy of a letter Cynthia gave to Mercy Kruizenga, telling her WMFAA donations are tax deductible.
The Board of Directors has the authority to fire WMFAA officers.
Cynthia Sasota Wright presented only the top portions of these two scans at the meeting they called, to make it appear President Lily Mitchel was taking monies out of the account for personal use. She then said asked the audience at her meeting, "Where's the money?"
Cynthia Sasota Wright and the Rogue Board of Directors continuously state that they froze the monies at the bank after they had stolen them.
Cynthia Sasota Wright convinced others that the President, Lily Mitchell and Treasurer, Amy VanKammen could not move the monies from Cynthia's bank to another bank.
Cynthia Sasota Wright attempted to cancel WMFAA Christmas Party. Even went as far as calling the hotel to try cancelling through them.
Cynthia Sasota Wright and The Board of Directors attempted to cancel the GENERAL MEMBER ASSEMBLY meeting.
The current officers terms are over. Cynthia Sasota Wright posted our pictures on Facebook to make us appear as the most wanted. This was announced 12/31/2014.
The Rogue Board of Directors has appointed new Officers.
Cynthia Sasota Wright repeatedly claims she is the Founder of WMFAA as if this guarantees her some special treatment and/or respect.
Cynthia Sasota Wright took in donations for Hurricane Relief in the Philippines. People trusted her to get these funds where they needed to go.
As a member of WMFAA, you have certain benefits guaranteed you by the By-Laws. These benefits are not great, but can help a little. $10 a year membership does not go very far.
Cynthia Sasota Wright blames the current officers on spending all the money.
Cynthia tells everyone she did not know Russ wanted to be paid for doing DJ work.
Shortly after being elected as VP, I (Russ Kruizenga), was confronted by Remi Kuklewski. She told me she was so happy an American was elected as an officer of WMFAA. By "American", I think she meant white guy, since most of the Filipinos are naturalized Americans.
Cynthia Sasota Wright attempted to influence the results of the Mrs. WMFAA contest.
Recently we have heard from more than one source, that Stan DeVries has been telling people to be careful before handing over any monies.
The fact is, this has happened time and time again throughout the history of WMFAA. Before this, the officers or board members would quit and go on to form their own group or fade away. Either they were all wrong, or the common denominator is. Fact is, the common denominator, Cynthia Sasota Wright has a hard time getting along with people.
The fact is, WMFAA has never been a 501c3. The original members chose not to pursue it and decided to stay a 501c7. We are not tax exempt. Your donations are not a tax write-off. We are looking into this possibility now. Stay tuned.
This would be true, if we were appointed by the Board of Directors. However, as a membership organization, the Officers are voted into place by the members. Only the members can vote us out.
Michigan Law on Non-Profits, Sec. 535 clearly states,
An officer elected by the shareholders or members may be removed, with or without cause, only by a vote of the shareholders or members.
Take note of the word "only". It is an important one.
The other sentences in section 535 pertain to Officers appointed by the Board of Directors, so were not included here.
The fact is, if only the withdrawal statements are shown, it looks pretty bad! However, the deposit statements, for the same amount were not shared by Cynthia Wright.
The fact is, Lily Mitchel and Amy Van Kammen worked hard to sort out the mess Cynthia Sasota Wright handed them. Cynthia Sasota Wright kept all WMFAA monies in a General Fund to make it appear more monies were available for everyday use. This is a direct violation of our By-Laws, which are available for download on the front page of this site. These statements show Lily Mitchel moving monies to another account for Scholarship funds. Which is what Cynthia Sasota Wright should have done, in accordance to the By-Laws.
The fact is, that the monies were frozen after Amy Van Kammen noticed the accounts were emptied and immediately went to the bank to find out why and draw attention to the bank that they screwed up big time.
The fact is, their argument is kind of stupid if you think about it. If you are stealing funds, why would you want them frozen? You would want immediate use of them!
The fact is, we only need to look at WMFAA By-Laws. The By-Laws are the rules for operating WMFAA. Cynthia Sasota Wright rarely followed these By-Laws, which is why she would not give them to us for a whole year. We had to get them from an outside source!
ARTICLE XV. FINANCE, Section 3.
The President and the Treasurer shall determine the official depository of the association's funds.
Please download your own copy of the By-Laws and study them. Only 8 pages!
The fact is, not only was it still on, but it was the best ever!
The fact is, Cynthia Sasota Wright has been doing everything she can to cripple WMFAA and it's proper officers.
The fact is, we need to go back to the By-Laws by which Cynthia rarely operated. Think back, how many General Member Assembly meetings did Cynthia call for in her 6 years as President?
ARTICLE X. MEETINGS
Section 1. The association (GENERAL MEMBER ASSEMBLY) shall meet at least once during a given calendar year.
ARTICLE VI. BOARD OF OFFICERS
Section.6 (a). President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Officers when present.
This would be true, if we were following the By-Laws. Since Cynthia has not followed them in the past, we were sworn in for a term of 3 years. This following Cynthia's two 3 year terms. Since we did not have the By-Laws available to us for another year after being sworn in, we had no idea. Since it was a good thing in Cynthia's mind then, it is still good now.
Elections will be held this fall, the fall of 2015, in accordance to the By-Laws, in the open, with nothing hidden, unlike the past.
Here we go back to those By-Laws again!
ARTICLE VI. Board Of Officers.
Section 3. Each officer shall be an active member in good standing and shall discharge their duties in a manner fitting a representative of WMFAA.
The fact is, that only Nora Tan is an active member.
I would argue, that none are in good standing, since they have knowingly followed a habitual liar and aided her in bringing this organization to this point.
Furthermore, by appointing these positions filled, they have by-passed the elections as prescribed in the By-Laws. Sounds like a dictatorship! Who do these people think they are? Ferdinand Marcos?
The fact is, Cynthia Wright was not one of the original members. The picture on the home page of this site shows the original members. No Cynthia Sasota Wright will be seen there. Respect is earned. Something some never learn.
After reviewing bank statements, it was discovered that the funds, indeed were deposited into the General Fund. That is where they stayed. They were never given for relief. Once the monies are returned to WMFAA, these funds will be given to Red Cross where they can do some good. You cannot burn the bank records Cynthia!
The fact is, Cynthia Sasota Wright would withhold payment of benefits to some people if she felt they had enough money already. These benefits should not be distributed based on financial status. These funds should be distributed because the By-Laws say they are due!
The fact is, when the account was frozen, the same amount of money was in the account as when handed to us at the beginning of our term. The fact is, pretty much everything Cynthia blames on others, are the things she herself has been doing for years. Cynthia has written countless checks to herself with no receipts to back them up. Just because it has "reimbursement" on the bottom of the check, does not make it true. We found one check written for over $7000 made out Cynthia Sasota Wright. Many of these checks have only one signature on them. Something Cynthia always tells us is a big NO-NO!
There were many, many checks written to Cynthia Sasota Wright with no receipts or explanation to back them up.
We had a huge party at the Grand Volute. Something many of us did not really want. But to appease Cynthia's big spending habits, we agreed to let her have her party. Naturally, we lost money.
The fact is, Cynthia Sasota Wright was at the same board meeting we all were when this deal went down. The fact is, I never asked to be paid for doing DJ work for the association. Cynthia witnessed the other officers and board members agree that I should be paid. They asked me to come up with a number. I gave them a low-ball figure of $150. Often I take less than that. Most DJ gigs run over $300. Cynthia has spent over $400 for one herself.
Not only is Cynthia a pathological liar, she misrepresents the facts. Very skilled in the art of Propaganda. So was Hitler!
All the board members who back her and do not speak up when they know very well she is lying, are just as guilty as her.
Cynthia Sasota Wright should never be entrusted with any funds! She has proven that with the way she handled WMFAA funds in the past. Be very cautious if you give monies to the Kasuyo Foundation.
Remi Kuklewski and Cynthia Sasota Wright are now sorry they ever let a white guy get in as an officer. I do not owe Cynthia any money, she never got me a job, never bought me a car, never lent me any money, never bought me a plane ticket. She cannot control me! She cannot buy me at any price! I am not for sale!
Remi has been very outspoken and quite vulgar in her attacks on us officers. I have to wonder what her price was? I can remember riding with her in a van when she was President. She had no good words about Cynthia then! Cynthia treated her awful. Now she is back for more. What was your price Remi?
In the past, I remember something odd happening with Shirley Punches when she ran. She had won the contest, until more votes were found after the counting.
This past time, when my wife Mercy ran for Mrs. WMFAA, Cynthia tried handing her an envelope of monies during the final counting. Cynthia told Mercy that she did not think "it was appropriate for Maribel Smith to win." And "that it would not look good for WMFAA."
I have to wonder how many times this took place over the years. Favoritism has no place in WMFAA.
We witnessed this first hand. Mercy already had the contest won though. She won it quite handily.
Well Stan, we are in agreement! Cynthia Wright was very loose with the finances when she was President of WMFAA, which is why she caused so many problems for us over the past two years. Now that we are back in control of the frozen monies, we can move forward to build a better organization. We are reaching out to work with other groups. Something Cynthia Wright refused to do.
Everyone should be careful when donating funds to the Kasuyo Foundation with Cynthia's poor record keeping and writing checks to herself in the past. Since it is a 501-C3, the records have to be made public, which includes salaries.
True, their are no membership fees. However, you are getting charged for every meeting she holds. Then you are still expected to bring a main course for the potluck.
Stan DeVries wanted nothing to do with Cynthia about 30 months ago. He had had enough trying to deal with Cynthia whilst working on the web site. As so many times before, Cynthia does not work well with others. I took control of the web site, and am so glad I did.
Stan on the other hand, is now back to working for Cynthia. Whatever he is getting paid, it is surely not enough. One has to wonder what his price was? Another one bought off!