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Vector Rehabilitation offers hope for Eureka Easter Seals solution

There are 19 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from May 3, 2010, titled Vector Rehabilitation offers hope for Eureka Easter Seals solution. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

The executive director of the Humboldt Area Foundation took Craig King's request to heart.

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Doc

Alturas, CA

#1 May 3, 2010
If Humboldt Creamery hadn't collapsed and Rich Ghilarducci left town they would be still raising money and the doors would still be open and all this would not have happened. Unintended consequences of fraud. Sad but true
God bless

Arcata, CA

#2 May 3, 2010
This is so important to many people please keep trying to keep this wonderful place open thank-you for your efforts I would love to help in anyway.
ELS

Eureka, CA

#3 May 3, 2010
Mr. Pennekamp is working toward solutions that can best serve this community. Mr. King, just in his quoted comments at the end of this piece seems to illustrate that he's a real a-hole! Naturally, it's best to rely on source material to make that sort of statement (ie: direct contact and not a piece in a newspaper), but honestly! Unless this was a mis-quote, I hope that Mr. King never expects to raise any philanthropic dollars from within this area in the future. Speaking from my own experience with local, regional and national fundraising, this is sort of attitude and behavior from Mr. King is completley unacceptable.
Check IRS 990

Eureka, CA

#4 May 3, 2010
This would be the same Craig King who earns in excess of $100,000 each year when calculating his base pay and deferred compensation? Yep, I think that's the one. Hard to believe that he can understand the needs of those who rely on and and benefit from those services provided by any nonprofit organization.
Anon

Santa Rosa, CA

#5 May 3, 2010
The good old boys hate the "gubmint" and want to run everything like a business....right into the ground...

This community's Republican Upwardly Mobile Professionals kiss it when it's up and kick it when it's down.

They're called RUMPIES.
smoochie

Eureka, CA

#6 May 3, 2010
RUMP kissers

he he....
reasonable

Sunnyvale, CA

#7 May 3, 2010
Raise money in our community to build a facility, then sell it and take off with the money?

Disgusting.

If nothing else, we should keep this in mind when Easter Seals asks us for donations.

Crap like this gives non-profits a bad name.

I sure hope something can be salvaged from this fiasco.
reasonable

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 May 3, 2010
"If it took me this long to get my you-know-what together, we'd be out of business."

That's just it, you're NOT "in business," you're in the non-profit field, where the bottom line means helping the community, not making sleazy real-estate deals.
Fisher G Bailey

Eureka, CA

#9 May 3, 2010
I agree 100 percent reasonable. That man King seems like a real putz.
Canuk

Eureka, CA

#10 May 3, 2010
I think it is "you know who" who is a "you know what" eh?
Alice

San Rafael, CA

#11 May 3, 2010
ELS wrote:
Mr. Pennekamp is working toward solutions that can best serve this community. Mr. King, just in his quoted comments at the end of this piece seems to illustrate that he's a real ****! Naturally, it's best to rely on source material to make that sort of statement (ie: direct contact and not a piece in a newspaper), but honestly! Unless this was a mis-quote, I hope that Mr. King never expects to raise any philanthropic dollars from within this area in the future. Speaking from my own experience with local, regional and national fundraising, this is sort of attitude and behavior from Mr. King is completley unacceptable.
It must have been a mis-quote - King should have used vulgar language like Pennekamp. How professional Peter-Peter-Pumpkin-Eater
Bob

San Rafael, CA

#12 May 3, 2010
Check IRS 990 wrote:
This would be the same Craig King who earns in excess of $100,000 each year when calculating his base pay and deferred compensation? Yep, I think that's the one. Hard to believe that he can understand the needs of those who rely on and and benefit from those services provided by any nonprofit organization.
NO - it's the same King who voluntarily gave up a large portion of his personal salary to save Eureka, among other many personal sacrifices. Unfortunately it wasn't enough for the money pit.
Bob

San Rafael, CA

#13 May 3, 2010
reasonable wrote:
Raise money in our community to build a facility, then sell it and take off with the money?
Disgusting.
If nothing else, we should keep this in mind when Easter Seals asks us for donations.
Crap like this gives non-profits a bad name.
I sure hope something can be salvaged from this fiasco.
Talk about sleazy real estate deals - Perhaps the ARKLEYS can help you with your attitude adjustment. He ripped off families in 44 states and ran off to San Francisco to hire his attorneys.
Bob

San Rafael, CA

#14 May 3, 2010
Nonprofit organizations can and do make a profit, but it must be used solely for the operation of the organization.

That being said, any proceeds from the sale have already been spent - in Eureka - to cover the operating losses close to $200 thousand dollars (and climbing)this year alone.

Humboldt Area Foundation has in excess of $3million dollars in liquid savings accounts. Why does it take a huge foundation like that this long to submit a proposal and lie about ever having made one in the first place? Now that is sleazy.
reasonable wrote:
"If it took me this long to get my you-know-what together, we'd be out of business."
That's just it, you're NOT "in business," you're in the non-profit field, where the bottom line means helping the community, not making sleazy real-estate deals.
Shame

Santa Rosa, CA

#15 May 4, 2010
Disgusting and vile.
I am sorry -looks like we ('bolties)'been fooled again. Why does it always come out this way!?!?!
Lost Coaster

Eureka, CA

#16 May 4, 2010
It's heartwarming to see that "Bob and Alice" in Rohnert Park are trying to instruct the locals of Humboldt County in how to do their business. I guess King must have alot of family in that area who are coming to his defense. When are Carol and Ted going to chime in?
Check IRS 990

Eureka, CA

#17 May 4, 2010
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
NO - it's the same King who voluntarily gave up a large portion of his personal salary to save Eureka, among other many personal sacrifices. Unfortunately it wasn't enough for the money pit.
Bob, that is not how the figures are reflected in the IRS 990 documentation which is a matter of public record. Either you are unaware that this information is public or, perhaps, Mr. King told you some sort of fabrication. Precisely what sort of "personal sacrifices" has this man made? Facts are facts.
Anon

Santa Rosa, CA

#18 May 4, 2010
Most school teachers make less than half what these "non-profit" managers receive, Pennekamp included. Yet today's TS article on Eureka City Schools is rife with anti-teacher bigots.

Wall street walks off with trillions while the little people claw at each other.

Mission accomplished.
Peta B Katz

Eureka, CA

#19 May 4, 2010
With this sort of attitude from King and Co. we can likely add (Easter)Seals to the list of endangered animals.

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