Utica Rescue Mission stalling

Utica Rescue Mission stalling

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Angry Donor

Newark, NJ

#1 Jun 26, 2013
The Utica Rescue Mission is stalling on electing a Executive Director, am afraid they will be making the same mistake again by electing another clown to the vacant seat, we the donors need to be assure that this will never happen again, we do not need another cover up nor scandal, this is a house of God they are dealing with, not a mechanic shop. nor a factory.
Pic A booo

Newark, NJ

#2 Jun 26, 2013
What's going on with this guy Ernie Talricco everyone is talking about, is he too good for the job??.
Salvatore Congliario

Newark, NJ

#3 Jun 26, 2013
This man Ernie is a good man, I hear his name all over town, he does great things in the Parker House and the mission, he is a good community leader and a true christian, why not elect him already.
Angelo Rodriguez

Newark, NJ

#4 Jun 26, 2013
I know Ernie he was great and helped me so much in the Parker House, I spent six months with him and he was very nice to me and the clients, I vote for him, and is true he is a true christian not like the rest of hypocrites that call themselves man of God,
SREGGIN

New York, NY

#5 Jun 26, 2013
So sad send them back.
fed up

Lowville, NY

#6 Jul 7, 2013
This group of clowns that claim to be the board of directors are a insult to the Rescue Mission. They figure that their cover up of the Bill Dodge fiasco
will go away if they say nothing. Well it won't, you need to tell the community and donors and employees the truth. How much was the settlement to the pervert? Who are the board members that hid this information for over 5 years? You are going to be held accountable for your non action. PLEASE, do not donate to the mission until the truth comes out.
Indian Giver

New York, NY

#7 Jul 7, 2013
I want my donations back.!!!!
fed up

Lowville, NY

#8 Jul 7, 2013
Too late, Dodge spent it
common cents

New York, NY

#9 Jul 7, 2013
Call the Rescue Mission and DEMAND ANSWERS !
I agree

Lowville, NY

#10 Jul 7, 2013
the only problem is nobody from the mission knows whats going on. You need to contact the board of directors, but don't expect any answers from those liars, deceivers,and frauds.
pervert and thief

New York, NY

#11 Jul 7, 2013
Don't donate to them anymore. Bill Dodge should be in jail .
Mislead

New Hartford, NY

#12 Jul 7, 2013
Non profit Boards in the entire City need to be held accountable. THEY run the org, not the ED but they give these clowns too much power because instead of caring about the org for which they serve, they sit idly by and watch the RD destroy these places with their selfish inflated egos. Sitting on a board is not for padding your résumé. You have a responsibility
Brian

Lowville, NY

#13 Jul 8, 2013
How do you get rid of this board? They should not be allowed to continue serving this great organization.
The Same

Herkimer, NY

#14 Jul 8, 2013
It's always the same. Individuals or organizations, attempting to cover up, come to an early demise rather than agreeing to 'fess up' to the original wrong doing.
The Rescue Mission has provided great service to many throughout the years, but, now, they will wither and die from lack of donations rather than telling the truth. So SAD!
Donor Piss

Paterson, NJ

#15 Jul 8, 2013
This board full of idiots and old retire morons that serve the board as a pass time, have no clue about mission work, I would love to see their resumes and accomplishments, having full knowledge of a competent man on campus, Ernie Talerico whose accomplishment in the Parker House and the community speak for themselves, they are taking their sweet time and loosing donors in the process. I know this man his family has businesses in the community and donate money to the mission, he is well known in the community and public offices, no one knew Dodge except his boyfriend. IF THE BOARD DOES NOT ELECT ERNIE, THIS DONOR WILL CEASED ALL DONATIONS FROM MY FAMILY. I will not trust another clown with my money.
Another donor pissed

Paterson, NJ

#16 Jul 8, 2013
LOL, can't believe the board is taking this much heat, and care nothing and do nothing, maybe we should call the papers for an investigation, elect the wrong guy and you will loose face with the donors, remember our money keeps you open. Take the chance with this man Talerico, he can't be that bad the whole community speaks well of him.
Angela Pasquale

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Jul 8, 2013
Ernie is awesome, he coached my daughter long time ago, he is smart and good looking. Hahahahaha, I met Dodge he was ugly, dumb, and lacked social skills, I heard he got along with man more than women. He loved cowboy movies too. HAHAHAHAHA. am so bad.
ooor

Utica, NY

#18 Jul 8, 2013
i see
Mislead Too

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jul 8, 2013
Why knowing that this house is a sanctuary to many people in need, the board condoned such actions of this man, don't this man know the word of God, they are no better than the Pharisees, covering and acting on sin, I will pray that they will elect a Godly man, a man that can help the people that come to know God, people that are hurt and broken, the mission was always a good place for the community, please do not ruin a good place.
Ways to Fire the Board

Newark, NJ

#20 Jul 9, 2013
Term limits vs. setting limits
The other day, I heard a consultant say...
"You have to have term limits, because that's the only way you can get rid of difficult Board members."
I've heard that argument many times, that term limits are the only way to get rid of "dead wood" or to "clean house."
This strikes me as another rule that sounds good at first, but not if you think it through.
If you have a mission-based reason for term limits, then by all means have them.
Say the mission of your nonprofit is to build grassroots democracy in your community. You want lots of people to cycle through the Board over the years so you can build a depth of leadership in the community. So term limits really work for you.
But if you set up term limits just because you don't want to ever have to have a forthright conversation with a Board member about his behavior, that's not such a good reason, because...
Then you're instituting term limits out of fear rather than as a positive policy.
And think about this...
Can you tolerate a destructive bully on your Board for three years until his term runs out?
And what if your bylaws say he can have another term? You're still going to have to have a conversation with him about why you won't vote him back in for a second three years, or else you're going to have to put up with him for a total of six years.
Six years of suffering because it's scary to have one conversation where you take a stand and enforce mission discipline.
And one more thing. I know of people who have been on Boards for ten, twenty, and even thirty years, where the organizations love them and would hate, hate, hate to lose them.
Say you've got Serena on your Board for 30 years. But she's a pleasure to work with. She believes in mission discipline. She knows all the top national people in your field and they hold her in the highest esteem.
She's the most articulate spokesperson you've ever had and a great mentor, helping to build new leadership.
It means the world to her to be on the Board of this organization which she has loved and been part of since before some of the staff were even born.
Why would you ever want to term her out? You can bring in new blood. Nothing's stopping you from doing that. But here's one of the most amazing Board members you could ever ask for. She's helping you not hurting you.
Why would you let go of a Board member like this so you could have term limits just so if you ever got a bully on your Board you would not have to have a direct conversation with him but could just wait him out?
If we substitute term limits for setting limits, what this means is that we're willing to sacrifice a great Board member so we can be passive. But here's something I know about social change leaders...
Passive is not us. It's just not. We're activists.
We don't believe in sitting around watching things go wrong. We don't believe in sacrificing good people. We just stone-cold don't believe in that.
Think about the irony. Here we are going out into the world to change it. We're taking on some of the biggest issues there are. And some of the most powerful people and institutions there are. Meanwhile back in the office, we can't stop garden variety acting out on our Board?
How good can we feel about ourselves if we are submitting to internal bullies who are hurting the work we love?
Changing the way power works in our society is a long-term enterprise. So it would make sense that some, if not many of our organizations would want to build long-term teams rather than having continuous turnover on the Board.
I want to be clear that I understand the reluctance to confront a Board member. I understand the fear. But please remember, setting limits on a Board member, which is challenging in the moment, is actually easier than enduring years of disrespect and mistreatment.

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