say goodbye to boys and girls harbor
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#21 Jan 31, 2013
I don't know the composition of the board, but I do know that boards that oversee the type of institutions as boys and Girls Harbour should have members who are selected to be the advocates of the children. This should be the requirement of the State and CPS.
justsayin

Houston, TX

#22 Feb 1, 2013
again, it goes back to the board of directors - they needed to force the previous CEO into retiring instead of waiting until he passed and the Harbor wouldn't be trying to dig out of a huge financial hole.
just askin

United States

#23 Feb 1, 2013
Isn't it a sign of real problems when an agency looses its transparency. Asking employees to keep secrets. To muddle the proceeds of a gala by incorporating grant money to the total.
terrence

Pasadena, TX

#24 Feb 2, 2013
I am sure the board is know checking into these aligations to make sure they are true or not. That made me LOL.
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#25 Feb 2, 2013
just askin wrote:
Isn't it a sign of real problems when an agency looses its transparency. Asking employees to keep secrets. To muddle the proceeds of a gala by incorporating grant money to the total.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I am of the opinion that the board of directors of boys and girls harbor do not represent an agency as such. The board represents the fiscal aspects of boys and girls harbor. I am certain to be able to have wards of the courts there must be some responsibility toward the children's welfare.
Just sayin

Spring, TX

#26 Feb 3, 2013
The same board members have served for more than 10 years
No term limits, no new members
Same old machine
No new blood, no fresh ideas, no new money.
The previous CEO would change #'s too so the board always saw a much better financial picture
Seems like the new CEO likes to play this game too.
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#27 Feb 3, 2013
One of the original contributors was the down town Optimust Club in Houston. Does that club still have anything to do with the Harbor? And as I said before it should be required by the courts that there should be some independent directors appointed by the court to act as advocates for the children involved.
just askin

Ballwin, MO

#28 Feb 4, 2013
east texas wrote:
<quoted text>Correct me if I am wrong, but I am of the opinion that the board of directors of boys and girls harbor do not represent an agency as such. The board represents the fiscal aspects of boys and girls harbor. I am certain to be able to have wards of the courts there must be some responsibility toward the children's welfare.
.

You are correct that when the state initially licenses a facility they make sure that a facility is has financial integrity to carry it through the first three months. After that it relies on the Board to self police the finances but does require an annual independent audit. The state expends enormous amounts of energy and expense in insuring that the wards are cared for but that centers around the actual care of each child. The financial health of a facility is not a primary concern for the state. Should the CEO blur the lines of a grant as part if the proceeds to a Gala to the public and to the Board that will not be caught as long as the audit reports the revenue correctly. It is very sad that the aftermath of hiring a CEO who would take on an honored agency like the Harbor would not recognize the serious of recent financial shortfalls and risk important special events to staff members who although very very capable, are not experts in events, is not understanding the components of the events. A CEO must understand that the current proceeds are not the only concern of an event. A major part of events is laying the ground work for all future events and donors for the future. Non-profits are an quickly changing organisms. Any CEO that does not hit the ground running yelling and screaming about sustainability is not aware of the economy and current non-profit status. Hiring a part time grant writer at $40000 when you have a seasoned one that you directing him to supervise a golf tournament is a little strange
wondering

Pasadena, TX

#29 Feb 4, 2013
intheknowtoo wrote:
re-alignments....so far..........
3 from the houston office (with two more on the hit list)
8 from the la porte staff (the ceo is also trying to force out the two men in the la porte office with pay cuts.
sounds like it is a total mess there.
CoacH still there?
cohojo

Humble, TX

#30 Feb 6, 2013
I called coach rae the other day he only had positive things to say and he was on the tractor. So long as they have him things are good.

Since: Jan 13

Houston, TX

#31 Feb 6, 2013
Don't you think that a campus director should be - oh, i don't know - directing the campus and not riding on a tractor all day??!! His job is to lead the campus, get out in the community raise awareness, etc. not be a glorified over-paid farmer.
Gossip Buster

Pasadena, TX

#32 Feb 6, 2013
i hear the last event director left the harbor in a big hole with her failure to reach her projected goals.The harbor is now regrouping and digging out of the hole . they should be back stronger than ever with a sound financial plan. there are many board members who have given years of there time and money to insure the children have a safe place to grow and thrive.
just askin

Brazoria, TX

#33 Feb 7, 2013
clearlakesp wrote:
Don't you think that a campus director should be - oh, i don't know - directing the campus and not riding on a tractor all day??!! His job is to lead the campus, get out in the community raise awareness, etc. not be a glorified over-paid farmer.
You must not know.... Be glad to tell ya... The harbor is comparable to Boysville and Boys Country. The Harbor serves the same number of children residentially on a far smaller budget and even welcomes children whose family cannot pay. This is possible because the campus director works with a far smaller staff. He doesn't have a full time maintenance or other positions. He does much of it himself. Because he lives there ( talk about a full time commitment) he is able to attend all the local events and functions. The community has such a positive relationship with them that Christmas is amazing! Even when Ike hit and all had to evacuate. Wonderful giving people kept the freezers running when power was out and had all the cottages cleaned and ready for the kids when they were able to come back

Since: Jan 13

Houston, TX

#34 Feb 7, 2013
oh, brazoria i know a lot more than you could ever imagine. that's a wonderful picture you paint, if every day was Christmas there it would be a complete utopia....too bad it isn't.
just askin

Brazoria, TX

#35 Feb 7, 2013
clearlakesp wrote:
oh, brazoria i know a lot more than you could ever imagine. that's a wonderful picture you paint, if every day was Christmas there it would be a complete utopia....too bad it isn't.
Oh, I agree Clear Lake! Just from reading over these posts. A strong and healthy Mr. Jeter is so missed and needed. Staff is being cut, pay cuts, lack of transparency from new CEO, Events falling short and now left to competent people but who are not if this area. Thank goodness they haven't gotten so desperate that they have has to cut staff benefits. We are all praying for the harbor it is such an important place for children

Since: Jan 13

Houston, TX

#36 Feb 7, 2013
Mr. Jeter got the harbor into this mess ....not the event director. she was the only one bringing money in and keeping the place afloat maybe thats why the development director got moved from writing grants to organizing events hes got some enormous shoes to fill thats for sure
mr walker

Houston, TX

#37 Feb 7, 2013
The harbor and it's employees laid stagnant for many years until mr jeter stepped into his postion. He made upgrades, he built new homes, he beautified the campus, he got rid of old unsafe vans, he brought to life the vision of an on campus school, he rallied for pay raises, retirement, health benefits and christmas bonus'. Mind you they were not much but he wanted the people that worked for the Harbor to feel validated. The event director should not have been so quick to leave but was afraid someone would finally see all that had not been done. But the joke is on E.D. cause this guy knows nothing about business much less children homes, she could have been his right hand.
Just sayin

Spring, TX

#38 Feb 7, 2013
Mr.walker you are funny! So in one breath ur sayin the event director left before everyone found out what had not been done-in the next breath the new CEO is clueless & the event dir. should have stayed & become his right arm-so.....obviously she knew what she was doing
Plus with events you have income and you have expenses what's there to hide?
just askin

Ballwin, MO

#39 Feb 7, 2013
Just sayin wrote:
Mr.walker you are funny! So in one breath ur sayin the event director left before everyone found out what had not been done-in the next breath the new CEO is clueless & the event dir. should have stayed & become his right arm-so.....obviously she knew what she was doing
Plus with events you have income and you have expenses what's there to hide?
I know Mr. Walker is completely accurate with his description of how Mr. Jeter brought the Harbor into much better circumstances. I believe from reading the other posts that events director just didn't meet what was expected. I do not know why. It could be because Mr. Jeter was too ill to guide her and just had to trust his team. I think Mr. Walker is in agreement with all the other posts that the new CEO is hopelessly lost and inept. If she had stayed she would probably been his right hand person for I understand she has a very strong personality and he obviously is floundering and needs help desperately
Just sayin

United States

#40 Feb 8, 2013
just askin wrote:
<quoted text>
I know Mr. Walker is completely accurate with his description of how Mr. Jeter brought the Harbor into much better circumstances. I believe from reading the other posts that events director just didn't meet what was expected. I do not know why. It could be because Mr. Jeter was too ill to guide her and just had to trust his team. I think Mr. Walker is in agreement with all the other posts that the new CEO is hopelessly lost and inept. If she had stayed she would probably been his right hand person for I understand she has a very strong personality and he obviously is floundering and needs help desperately
So very true that Mr.jeter was TOO ILL to lead the organization or its staff which is why when he was in the hospital for three months at a time staff was told not to tell the board he was sick. Yet not surprising at all, the Harbor continued to operate without him present. The events girl must have had a strong personality since she was able to set fundraising RECORDS for the Harbor during her tenure-again, just sayin'....

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