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Response to Charlie Clark


My further response to Charlie Clark is that I would like to challenge her to a debate with me, my lawyer and accountants on all this.  I'd invite the Island Packet to cover all the facts.

I have no clue what she means by personal, it's not personal. It's simply abusive and in clear violations to the IRS tax codes and if IRS does not rule in my favor they are in fact ruling against their own tax codes and imagine at this point it will all head to some tax court for ruling. My further allegations to ask Charlie Clark to comment on is as follows:

  1. What does the Chamber and VCB do to promote all local media members?
  2. Do they sell ads? Do they sell ads to anyone who wants to buy them?
  3. Are they not in direct competition with all media if they sell ads?
  4. If they sell ads does this not deplete local company ad budgets from media members?
  5. Do they make a profit from selling advertising ? If not explain. Does she feel Bill Miles salary and pay package of almost 400k is normal and reasonable which takes almost the entire membership of 1250 members down from 1600 members to pay just one mans salary? Why is membership decreasing, overhead is rising?
  6. Are ad revenues increasing for them ? How many of the 26 employees are involved in selling or running websites , magazines?
  7. Does she think 26 employees and almost 4 m in overhead spending members and tax monies is abusive and excessive?
  8. How was the price arrived at to build a welcome center at $600 sq Ft? By who , who was behind all of this attempted robbery? Can't wait to hear all about this
  9. Explain the benefit of a appointed board with no term limits versus elected by members with a board term limit?
  10. Explain the 3 person compensation committee with Paula Betha as Chairman and god mother to Bill Miles children . Other 2 committee members Ray Warco and Charlie Brown.
  11. Please explain Bill Miles trips to London , China , Pebble beach and all cost and benefits?
  12. Please explain Bill Miles golf membership as part of his pay package and salary ?
  13. Please explain Chambers ownership of website What is the relationship with the local Golf Association with all this
  14. Please explain how their media products -magazines and website promotes media members and does not compete ?

Not only am I saying they are in clear violation of IRS tax codes , I am saying they are in Violation of other things as well including

  • Unfair trade and business practices
  • In Violation of the Chamber Mission statement
  • Violation of bylaws and original bylaws
  • Violation of excessive salaries and expenses
  • Violation to local state and city tax payers
  • Has become more a Forprofit media than a member support association that us self serving self dealing .

Charlie Clark is clearly with her statements doing nothing but supporting all these violations that have been 100% proven and will at some point have her in a speechless position and Perhaps have liability as the spokesman for this Chamber and Board.


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You've Raised Very Serious Questions

I feel that you have raised some very serious questions about how our Chamber is being run and where the money is being spent to market our island and the businesses that support our Chamber.

Additionally, your questions raise the possibility that the Chamber board is a "hand-picked" board that continues to perpetuate the abuses alleged in your complaints. As such, an independent committee, made up of chamber members, needs to be chosen and convened to address your concerns immediately.

Those are my thoughts and you may advertise them as such.....

Kim D.