We took a
trip back East to visit family and friends. To prepare for our absence, I went
to the Seven Hills Post Office and dutifully filled out that yellow “Vacation
Hold Mail” card. I completed the card to request that our mail be held until I
picked it up at the Post Office.
The day we
returned we decided to first go to the Post Office from the Airport (since it
was ‘on the way’).
waiting in the obligatory line, we told the Clerk that we had returned and
wanted to pick up our mail. She returned after a few minutes to report that
there was NO mail on hold ‘in the back’. She said
it“may” have been
down a phone number on a scrap piece of paper and told us that if there was no mail in our mailbox, we should call this
number “before 9 AM tomorrow” so that they
could “look for your mail”.
it was a stressful ride back to SCA, and we found 6 days of mail crammed into
our mailbox – luckily we didn’t have to ‘call this number before 9:00 AM
It is a
very stressful situation when you go to the Post Office and request your “held”
mail only to be told that it doesn’t exist; it’s also disturbing to find that
you’ve followed ‘all the rules’ and properly filled out a form requesting that
the mail be held (only to find out that Bureaucratic Incompetence failed to
complete your request)...
most disturbing fact was the cavalier attitude of the Clerk who basically
shrugged her shoulders told us to call a number tomorrow IF there was no mail in
anyone wonder why people are disgusted with “Government Service”?????
note that our “Postal Woman” does a banner job and is NOT responsible for this
screw-up…..we dread the Christmas season when (apparently) she takes vacation
and ‘temporary’ help delivers the mail…..
enough to remember when stamps cost 3 or 5 cents. In those days your mail was
delivered to your house without fail; your Postman (no Postwomen then) knew who
you were; the Postmen wore Postal Uniforms; and the service was
recommend to all the readers that you do what we have
When you plan to be away from your home (vacation,
...give your post box key to a trusted neighbor and have them pick up
We originally published an article
written by Sun City Anthem Director Carl Weinstein on
August 2, 2016 that uncovered a number of concerns as
to the Association Assisting Seniors request that they
NOT PAY Sun City Anthem any rental
Mr. Weinstein brought out the need to
examine that organization's financials in order to determine if such a request
was reasonable, and will likely
be brought up at the August 25, 2016 Board
As financial information for non-profit
organizations is public information, we uncovered the
Income Tax filings for that organization from 2011 through
As such, we had an opportunity to
examine them and after that review, we too had concerns that we
strongly believe should be addressed before any decision is
Here are our
Gross Revenue $103,664
54,285 81,728 50,038
Income 49,379 54,465 31,827
Assets 544,542 599,156
Net Income after
from Coffee Shop
50 6,780 6,005
Net Income after
from Coffee Shop
is owed by a woman named Elizabeth
Trosper....she was also a 2014 Trustee for the Foundation. This firm has
to do with social media.
As I understand, charter
clubs also asked to donate to this foundation annually. The transparency of this
foundation's financial report is so important for donors as well as for events
organizers to choose which charitable organization to handle a disastrous
From Keith Coffin...to...Anthem
I agree with carl..we
shouldn’t donate the space for free to the foundation. He is correct in stating
that since they do work for other than sca, then they should be treated like any
other outside charity group. And, as all charities that get donations, they
should reveal on an ongoing basis a full accounting of their income, income
sources, and all expenditures.
believe Mr. Weinstein is on the right track. Why would we select one
group, a Foundation about whose financial affairs we know nothing, and give them
a free pass? More must be known. Foundations do not enjoy universally good
reputations when it comes to financial stewardship.
If the foundation has moved on,
to other communities,so should an equal cost of their expenses. Other
communities should be responsible for costs i.e. rentals, maintenance of
vehicles, cost of vehicles, etc. Communities benefiting should also provide
volunteers from their own communities without pulling volunteers away from SCA.
Volunteers from SCA should not leave the boundary of SCA.
should definitely provide financials.
Note: Anthem Opinions is not a CPA
firm, but we are also aware that The Association Assisting Seniors Treasurer, Dan Forgeron, (also a former Sun City Anthem Board Treasurer) does not, hold a CPA
Also, this is in NO
WAY any attempt to condemn the Association Assisting Seniors,
only an active search to obtain a full disclosure as to its fund raising
activities, financial income, and miscellaneous expenditures in order that
individuals and organizations many feel secure in their