Date: December 04 2013
To: The Gender Mosaic Executive and Members of GM
Subject: The illegal motion put forward by Kelly 3 years ago.
When we last wrote on this item you told me to wait and you would rewrite the bylaws. Well, that’s been done. I have read the ‘new and improved’ bylaws a dozen times, now.
I cannot find the clause that says a single motion put forth by any member of the Executive is grounds to dismiss and a member, much less cancel a Life membership.
The now-numbered article 20 dictates the method to be used to remove a member.
This has NOT been followed, and GM has left the whole item to fester for 3 years, now, with the hope that the illegal motion would be forgotten.
What kind of Executives does GM have running it ?
The kind that is too cowardly to address an issue and find a resolution. I’m sure glad you’re not running my finances – nothing would be paid.
This letter and your response will be published on the front page of my web site so the world can see how GM runs.
So now you have the opportunity to show what GM is made of, make it a good one.
– Judy Kearns
Cynthia-Ray Has sent a response:
I just want to know when you will stop this. Do you blame everybody for
the actions in the past. You brought many of these on yourself, so please
stop this bombardment of negative comments
I have responded:
In a democratic society, when there wrong-doing is allaged, charges are laid, the defendant mounts a defence, the facts are presented to a group of their peers and there is a finding of guilty or not.
Gender Mosaic has not provided those rights to me. The then-executive didn’t even put the matter to the membership. Instead, there was a 5-minute executive meeting and the decision was stamped. In fact, I was never even notified of the event until nearly a year later, when I found out in an angry e-mail from the Kelly Ann, herself.
I will accept the removal of my Life Membership if the bylaws are followed. After all, they have just been re-written. Surely, the group follows them. As a corporation operating in Ontario, it is the law.
I will now answer your first question: Never. One cannot pick and choose the laws they want to obey and the ones they do not want to obey. Can you imagine what would happen at a Football or Hockey game if this kind of selective enforcement of regulations? That’s why they have referees. And society has due process.
GM executive committees, then and (apparently) now, operate independently of their bylaws for the benefit of the those in their midst who enjoy financial benefits from being in their positions.
Cynthia is the only member to respond to date. As in the former Soviet Union, she may well be risking sanctions or expulsion for doing so. Although, the current Executive seems much less draconian in its tactics than some previous ones.
Where are the Executive members? Hiding in their closets? That’s where I found them when I founded this group back in 1988.
Date: December 09 2013
To: The Gender Mosaic Executive and GM Members
Subject: Charges and Specifications
Kindly provide me with a copy of the Charges and Specifications used to support Kelly’s illegal motion to have my Life Membership removed.
The details must be really bad to warrant the dismissal of a Life Member, as there have only been two LMs in the 25 years of Gender Mosaic’s history.
But we are all adults here and I’m sure we can take a little pain.
This disclosure will also help the only existing Life Member to avoid the perils and pit falls.
Failure to comply with my request would demonstrate that there are no recorded charges or specifications, and makes the whole affair look like a cover-up to protect a former Executive’s poor judgment and actions.
Come on, now! That Executive is no longer in power. It’s time to get this matter out in the open and resolve it.