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Re: I need my garden!

Idoubt $700 worth was uncollected.  If so, she's a couple cookies short of a
box herself.
If it's the other case....
I've never understood why "trustworthy" people "borrow", but I frequently
see township trustees and small NPO bookkeepers reported for embezzling.  At
the company I worked for, the owner originally had a partner and they were
both in Sertoma (a NPO that provides hearing aids for kids)  Ron had bought
Tony out after he found Tony was playing funny with the books, but they were
still both in Sertoma.  Every year they had a casino night fundraiser and
guess who was in charge of tickets.  They never got the $2000 back from
Tony, now a financial advisor; just kicked him out. They didn't want the
publicity.  Can you imagine?  Stealing from a charity? Stealing from little
kids that can't hear?

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I need my garden!

> I wish it was a book keeping error...that I could more easily find and
> fix. No more like a "didn't get all the money from the people I already
> delivered cookies to" kind of problem...and she claims none of these
> folks will return her calls. My cynical self is beginning to worry that
> she had the cash but somehow ended up spending it herself...otherwise
> why would she be talking about getting her dad to loan her the money
> and/or pay it out of her own paycheck on Monday? But as I said earlier,
> as of Monday at 3 p.m., she either has the money or she doesn't and then
> at that point I file the "Collection Problem" paperwork with the
> district Girl Scout office and they can take it from there. At that
> point, our troop, though temporarily out the profit we would have made
> from the sale, we are no longer technically liable for the money and
> once the GS collect, they will send us our profit. Ah well, enough of
> this...on to happier things.
> Melody Hobert-Mellecker
> Director, Stewardship & Religious Education
> St. Joseph's Parish, Hills, IA
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 03/19, A A HODGES < hodgesaa@earthlink.net > wrote:
> From: A A HODGES [mailto: hodgesaa@earthlink.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 14:55:54 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I need my garden!
> Well that just stinks. It's GOT to be a bookkeeping error as Kitty says
> for<br>itt o be $700<br><br>I would definitely have the woman who did
> the sale re-doing the receipts<br>before I took over. My answer would be
> &quot;you wanted, you got it, now fix<br>it.&quot; And she can organize
> the car washes and bake sales to make up the<br>money. Not Melody! I'm
> glad I'm sin my mid-thirties and can say-OK, THAT<br>one is NOT my
> responsibility. I am more than willing to step up when it is,<br>but not
> anymore when it isn't! Of course that took 8 years with a really<br>good
> therapist. ;-)<br><br><br>&gt; [Original Message]<br>&gt; From: Chapel
> Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing
> Center<br>&lt;4042N15@nationalhearing.com&gt;<br>&gt; To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; Date: 3/19/2005 1:14:30 PM<br>&gt;
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I need my garden!<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Zem, I don't know
> Melody's exact position and what the chain of<br>&gt; responsibility is,
> but as a far-out-there parallel, look at the World.com<br>&gt; CEO,
> Ebbers or Eggers or something like that. He said he wasn't aware
> of<br>&gt; what the accountants were doing. But he's in charge, he's
> responsible.<br>(And<br>&gt; in his case, I'm sure he did know)
> Additionally, Melody may or may not be<br>&gt; technically responsible,
> but it's obvious, she feels responsible for<br>having<br>&gt; entrusted
> that responisbility to this woman.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; She has a mess on her
> hands and is going to have to go over everything to<br>&gt; find the
> $700 - it's most likely some sort of bookkeeping error. But when<br>&gt;
> all is recounted and recalculated, if $700 is missing, it is that
> woman's<br>&gt; fault and she should come up with it. If she won't, the
> girls are going<br>to<br>&gt; have to wash cars or do something to earn
> the money to pay off their debt.<br>&gt; The Council is just going to
> have to wait for the money. The point being,<br>&gt; it isn't Melody's
> fault, but it is a debt of the group that must be paid.<br>&gt; If the
> one at fault won't fix it, the group, not Melo
> dy, will have to pay<br>&gt; it. But still, Melody will be sitting under
> that grey cloud, wishing she<br>&gt; could garden.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;
> Kitty<br>&gt; ----- Original Message ----- <br>&gt; From: &quot;Zemuly
> Sanders&quot; &lt;zsanders@midsouth.rr.com&gt;<br>&gt; To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005 10:50
> AM<br>&gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] I need my garden!<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;
> &gt; Melody, why is resolving the discrepancy your problem? Seems to me
> that<br>&gt; if<br>&gt; &gt; somebody is responsible for a job they are
> also accountable for<br>correcting<br>&gt; &gt; the mistakes. I was well
> passed middle age before I could truly let go.<br>&gt; &gt; Life is much
> better now.<br>&gt; &gt; zem<br>&gt; &gt; ----- Original Message -----
> <br>&gt; &gt; From: &quot;Melody&quot;
> &lt;mhobertm@excite.com&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005
> 9:28 AM<br>&gt; &gt; Subject: [CHAT] I need my garden!<br>&gt;
> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; You guys know how just the other day
> I was saying I wished I could get<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; away with doing less
> sometimes and let other people take over doing<br>some<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> of the stuff I do? Well, my first real foray into delegating and
> not<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; being so much of a control freak has been a
> complete and utter<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; faillure!!!!!!! A couple of months
> ago it was time for the annual Girl<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Scout cookie sale
> and the job of being a Troop Cookie Manager is huge!<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> Takes a lot of time and energy. So when one of the moms
> practically<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; begged me to let her take over doing this,
> I thought to myself &quot;I can<br>do<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; this...I can let
> this go...&quot; Oh my goodness...the mess I am now left<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; trying to fix just makes me wonder what in the heck I was
> thinking.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Somehow her collection efforts have come up
> about $700 dollars<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; short...money our troop now owes to
> the
>  l
> ocal girl scout council and<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; which was due to them
> yesterday...a fact she only apprised me of at 8<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; a.m.
> yesterday. Hmphhh...I am so stressed out ...I need my<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it's icy cold and rainy here...times
> like<br>this<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; I could almost wish I lived someplace
> with no winter. Aww,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; anyway...thanks for
> listening...<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> Melody , Hills, IA<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &quot;The most
> beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.&quot;<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; --Albert Einstein<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
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