USCF governance


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Sam Sloan

On January 29, 2005 Tim Hanke posted that he had rejoined the National
Guard and had volunteered to go fight in Iraq.

I believe that this should have been deemed a letter of resignation
and a replacement should have been appointed for Tim Hanke as VP of
Finance.

However, this did not happen and after February 11, 2005 we never
heard from Tim Hanke again, except that in August 2005 a letter of
resignation was produced signed by Tim Hanke.

For this reason, in my view, all payments made to Beatriz Marinello
after January 29, 2005 (which constitutes almost all of the $13,926.00
that was paid to her) and the borrowing by the USCF of $651,000 to
build the new building in Crossville were illegal because all of these
items had to be reviewed and signed off by the VP of Finance and he
was not available.

Sam Sloan

From: Tim Hanke
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 19:34:34 -0500
Subject: Re: USCF governance


This may sound quaint to you, but my only agenda was to save the USCF,
which was about to go out of business in 2003.

Now that I have saved the USCF, I'm looking around for something else
to do. This is why I re-joined the National Guard two weeks ago. The
Iraq mess needs to be cleaned up, and I like a challenge.

SGT Tim Hanke
 
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Barnabas Collins

On January 29, 2005 Tim Hanke posted that he had rejoined the National
Guard and had volunteered to go fight in Iraq.

I believe that this should have been deemed a letter of resignation
and a replacement should have been appointed for Tim Hanke as VP of
Finance.
Isn't the genearal practice still supposed to be that the employer
supports the National Guard and keeps the job open until the
National Guard member returns?

My understanding is even if the National Guard member gets sent over
to Irq for four tours under Stop/Loss that the empoyer is
strongly encouraged to keep the persons job open and rehire them
on return.

I'm not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV but i'd suggest contacting
a labor lawyer and maybe talk to the VA/the VFW/or veterans group
and/or advocate.
 
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Barnabas Collins

On January 29, 2005 Tim Hanke posted that he had rejoined the National
Guard and had volunteered to go fight in Iraq.
Did he actually "rejoin" the national guard or was tricked into
re-upping?

And did he get called up under stop/loss?

Bear in mind once you join the military the own you for life and
can call you up at any time. (Including when you're in your
70s and on disability and very ill as many have found out when they
got sent to Iraq.)

However, this did not happen and after February 11, 2005 we never
heard from Tim Hanke again, except that in August 2005 a letter of
resignation was produced signed by Tim Hanke.
Bear in mind many a soldier in the Military is prevented from telling
anyone including relatives where they are stationed and contact is
extremely limited. AFTER ALL IT IS WAR TIME, YOU DON'T WANT TO TELL
THE ENEMY I'M OVER HERE....KILL ME.
 
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Sam Sloan

Did he actually "rejoin" the national guard or was tricked into
re-upping?

And did he get called up under stop/loss?

Bear in mind once you join the military the own you for life and
can call you up at any time. (Including when you're in your
70s and on disability and very ill as many have found out when they
got sent to Iraq.)
Bear in mind many a soldier in the Military is prevented from telling
anyone including relatives where they are stationed and contact is
extremely limited. AFTER ALL IT IS WAR TIME, YOU DON'T WANT TO TELL
THE ENEMY I'M OVER HERE....KILL ME.
Thank you for your very useful and informative posting, especially
since you are a person we never heard from before.

This certainly explains why Tim Hanke was the biggest loudmouth
jackass on these chess newsgroups and then he suddenly disappeared on
February 11, 2005 and we have never heard from him since.

As you have explained, he is not allowed to reveal his whereabouts,
even to his relatives. Indeed, he has not revealed his whereabouts. We
have no idea where he is.

As he explained to the newsgroups alt.language.latin,
humanities.classics but never admitted to us, he had been fired from
his job and was living on his unemployment check. If you will check
back you will see that he vehemently denied on this newsgroup that he
had lost his job.

So, when his unemployment checks ran out, he took the $15,000
re-enlistment bonus that was available. This put him under a stop/loss
order that basically says that once he is in the military, he can
never leave.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_loss_092704,00.html
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-01-05-army-troops_x.htm

So, he cannot get out of the military and he cannot tell us about it
either. The problem this creates for us is that he was the VP of
Finance of the United States Chess Federation. Among his duties was
that he was required to sign-off on any major financial transactions.
This includes the $651,000 that the USCF borrowed from a bank. Hanke
was especially required to sign-off on any payments made to USCF
President Beatriz Marinello. He did not do so, and Beatriz took the
money without his signature. Hanke was one of two required signatures
on many checks. Beatriz simply substituted the signature of another
person. Whether this was legal is questionable.

Thank you again for your most informative posting.

Sam Sloan
 
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Amazing Armadillo

X-No-archive: yes

"Sam Sloan" <Hanke was one of two required signatures on many checks.
Beatriz simply substituted the signature of another person. Whether this was
legal is questionable.>

This is all water under the bridge. The money was loaned, the money was
paid, nobody could care less. You are pissing up a rope.
 
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Barnabas Collins

As you have explained, he is not allowed to reveal his whereabouts,
even to his relatives. Indeed, he has not revealed his whereabouts. We
have no idea where he is.
Indeed many a family knows they have a relative in Iraq/Afghanastan
but beyond that they are not allowed to know anything about their
wearabouts.

After all it is their life that is on the line.
As he explained to the newsgroups alt.language.latin,
humanities.classics but never admitted to us, he had been fired from
his job and was living on his unemployment check. If you will check
back you will see that he vehemently denied on this newsgroup that he
had lost his job.
I'm posting on Alt.accouting. (How this made it to alt.accounting I
have no idea, but I never heard of this person before much less
saw prevous posts.
So, he cannot get out of the military and he cannot tell us about it
either.
I would point out I know a number of people who enlisted in the
National Guard and when it came to re-up they were hoodwinked into
re-uping by less than honest superior officers.
The problem this creates for us is that he was the VP of
Finance of the United States Chess Federation. Among his duties was
that he was required to sign-off on any major financial transactions.
This includes the $651,000 that the USCF borrowed from a bank. Hanke
was especially required to sign-off on any payments made to USCF
President Beatriz Marinello. He did not do so, and Beatriz took the
money without his signature. Hanke was one of two required signatures
on many checks. Beatriz simply substituted the signature of another
person. Whether this was legal is questionable.
Probably illegal and a complaint could be lodged as a result.
If he needs to sign off then he needs to sign off, she can't take
the money without his signature. And being in the active military
in the spirit of the national guard his job should be held for
him until he returns.

I would point many including the IRS will hold obligations off
until after the active duty is over.

In this case just level with vendors telling them one of the
major singees is in the active military and more than
likely they will hold off until the active duty is over.

This is the tradition in the US. If we didn't do this during wars
like World War 2 we'd be communicating right now in German.

In the meantime i'd be really patient with this person, and be
extremely thankful he is in Iraq putting his neck on the line
to protect your freeedoms.

Every person in the military deserves a huge thank you for
keeping this a free country.
 
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Barnabas Collins

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"Sam Sloan" <Hanke was one of two required signatures on many checks.
Beatriz simply substituted the signature of another person. Whether this was
legal is questionable.>

This is all water under the bridge. The money was loaned, the money was
paid, nobody could care less. You are pissing up a rope.
I have to disagree. If a signature is required then a signature is
required. The money should not have been paid, a complaint to the
bank will probably result in them putting the money back. The bank
is supposed to watch the signatures and make sure the signature is
from someone authorized to sign on the account.

I've had instances where this occurred and the amount was returned to
the account. And some banks will go after the illegal withdrawals.

And yes often the withdrawal by this woman without authorization
is grounds for firing/removal from office/and in extreme cases
prosecution.

And no this guy being in the military for a number of years
does not give her liscense to steal money from the account.
 

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