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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt For Children Up To 10 Years Old In Roulette Today At NOON


Roulette Chamber Easter Egg Hunt Saturday At Noon

The Roulette Chamber of Commerce sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd, at NOON,
at the field across from Potter County human services.

There was an EASTER BUNNY.

Hundreds of youngsters and their parents turned out for the event in absolutely beautiful Spring weather. Pictured are the winners of Easter Baskets.

The egg hunt was broken into 5 age groups. Children up to 10 years of age were invited to participate.

A reminder that the Community Park is available for rental at $50.00 per day. Chamber officials said that reservations are coming in quickly and to call 814-544-9967 to reserve a date.

55 comments :

Anonymous said...

Please scroll down to the original posting of the Roulette Easter Egg Hunt. There is a comment posted there that is well worth reading. The comment brings up some worthwhile information that should be addressed.

Anonymous said...

Fist of all it is the Roulette Chamber of Commerce not Township..The only way the township can get involved is the organization goes broke. Then the township takes over as it did at the park on North St. Many years ago the park on North street was the active Chamber of Commerce property. Then it went down hill and the township took it over.Also the township did not buy the lot on RT6 Many people in this town raised the money and the Roulette Chamber of Commerce bought the property on RT6 Many people donated their time equitment and money and got the park going. The township does not have a dime in it so you better get your facts straight. I can nto believe anyone that is in their right mind would complain about something good for the community. You must be a very sick person.If you could have seen all the happy faces at the Easter egg hunt today (Oh you probably were)you should be ashamed of your self. Oh buy the way since you are researhing everything maybe you can find out what happened to the thousands of dollars the Roulette Chamber raised many years ago for a swimming pool. The last I knew it was given to the township an we have no pool. The Chamber was very active till that happened . I could go on and on but I just know one thing you are a sick person when you attack people about something good for the kids. If you think it is easy to organize an event like that you might like to help and keep your mind active. Your tax dollars are not being spent on it so CHILL.Maybe you should vist the park on North Street that the township owns and see what goes on there. Fights etc.Late at night all kinds of things

Anonymous said...

I did not say anything about the Easter Egg Hunt, read what I wrote... I wrote about you, Linda and what you charge for renting the pavilion and the fact that you advertise yourself as a Non Profit organization, but are not legitimately registered as such.
I noticed that you did not offer proof to the contrary, just made an ill fated attempt to draw attention from what was stated. So how about it Linda... where is the proof... where are your books... how many "business'" belong to your chamber... what have you done to promote "commerce" as a chamber...

You keep a nice park, you do great things for kids, you DO NOT do what a chamber of commerce is supposed to do... you are a parks and recreations committee and you ARE NOT a non-profit organization...

Anonymous said...

It is clear that the person posting need not post her name. I think we all know what spiteful woman is after Linda, and the "chamber" let go of your vendetta and let the organization do it's job. If you think that the chamber "profits" off the $50 dollar park fee you are clearly out of your mind. Think about the maintenance, up keep, electric and trash bills, it adds us as someone who has no affiliation with the chamber, I am even smart enough to be aware of where that money goes. Personally, I think that fifty dollars is very reasonable and I am a seasonal renter myself. The members of the chamber are wonderful, cooperative, and very kind in all that they do for the community. I'm certain that the person posting is someone with a personal problem with someone on the chamber and need not drag down the entire organization in their rant to get back at somebody. Also, I believe there is a more mature way to access information. If you are so concerned about books you need to personally seek out those in charge instead of posting on this forum. You're goal is not to legitimize the commerce system, but instead to strike back at someone you don't like. Please spare us. Thanks.

Linda Ayers said...

Hello whoever is so out to get the Chamber of Commerce. This is Linda speaking and you know it is so sad to have someone who is so unhappy with their life they have to come after us. I just got involved to better the community with a nice place to hold things. Most definetly you had nothing to do with the dirt hauling, planting the grass seed, making the park, applying for the money for the grants, and getting the ball fields and park ready for the children to use. And must be you didn't voulenteer for all the hours of planting grass, putting equipment together, etc. We DO have books with all of the time that people worked on the park. We have books that have all of our information that you are more than welcome to have audited. We have nothing to hide and are very proud of all that we do for the community. We'ved worked very hard and it takes a lot of hours to keep the park nice, mowed, and ready to use. In fact, if you'd like to voulenteer your time to help we would greatly appreciate it! We never had any money when I became involved, so I'm not sure what happened with the money for the pool. We only save money to go toward upcoming events, townwide yardsales, and electric, garbage, and water bills for the park. We would LOVE to have you come and mow, pull weeds, upkeep the volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, etc, because we have already dedicated long hours.

Sincerely,
Linda Ayers

Anonymous said...

I attended the Chamber egg hunt today, my grandchildren had a good time and found several eggs, My granddaughter also won a prize. Thank you for your time and effort...

Anonymous said...

I also went to the egg hunt today, I have a 1 year old. The only problem was that the parents were picking the eggs up. Maybe that age should have a monitor to let the parents know that they cant get the eggs, after all it is about the kids.. We did enjoy the hunt. There was several age groups and alot of kiddos. Thank You Linda and the Chamber

Anonymous said...

You people are lucky that the Chamber took the time and money to have such a nice Easter Egg hunt.
They desire a big Thanks
AJ

Anonymous said...

The person who has the problem with the Chamber has toooooooo much time on their hands. Most of the people in Roulette are to busy keeping their own lives in order and do not have time to search and research and try and cause trouble. You need to get a life and get facts straight. There are only a few no names mention that would cause all this trouble . So this anonymous thing we say get over the fight. There was only 3 people that ever brought this up. narrowing it down????? You should check with the president and the secretary and its not Linda. Linda has donated many many hours and so has Jim. Since you have so much time maybe you could get the park ready EVERY weekend???? Also check how much the Port Allegany Park and the Couderspot rent theres out for before you spout off. More than $50.00 and you don't get electric or a beautiful playground, parking. You have to much time on your hands and should get a life. Leave a good thing alone. If you want to know where your taxpayers money went check the park on North Street. NOW THATS TAXPAYERS MONEY. Check it again in about 3 weeks and see if it looks the same

Anonymous said...

It would appear that you think not only that I am a woman (not), but that there is more than one person that thinks along the same lines as me, but has not voiced their opinion publicly.
I have nothing personal against Linda, and if she is no longer the president, I apologize for naming her. Yes you have a nice park, or actually I guess I should say that Roulette Township has a nice park, as from what I am able to ascertain, they own the property that it sits on. Yes, you do wonderful events for the children and people of the township, I have not yet stated that you don't.
But, with the exception of claiming to have "books" showing the money spent, and I don't mean the hours that you spent, as that I am sure is not paid (not that paying Ayers Contracting for its services wouldn't be a conflict of interest), you still have not answered any of my accusations...

ARE YOU A LEGITIMATE REGISTERED NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION?

DO YOU HAVE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION?

DO YOU HELP THE "COMMERCE" OF ROULETTE TOWNSHIP?

Maybe you should consider legitimizing your organization and call it what it should be called. By all means, keep up the great job of spreading joy to those that you touch, but don't do it in the name of a chamber of commerce if that isn't what you do. If you are going to claim that you are a non-profit organization, get registered as such and follow the legal guidelines required for such.
Whether it be Linda, or any other person as president of an organization, if you are not doing it legitimately it is wrong. I don't care how good your intentions or deeds are.

Anonymous said...

Oh so you are an expert on what a Chamber of Commerce is suppose to do? then you should do your comunity some justice and tell us what it is with the documation in hand. I'm sure you have researched that too. we would love to be enlightened from an expert. I don't even know how you sleep at night. Oh excuse me you must stay up all night thinking up what trouble you can start tomorrow. You need a hobby.

Anonymous said...

I live in Roulette. I appreciate that the Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Easter Egg Hunt and that it takes some money. I appreciate that they sponsor the Halloween Parade and that takes money. But what does the town wide yard sale have to do with costs? People PAY $5 to have their name on a map but the maps are only given out at a few homes and sometimes at the store. Where's the cost in sponsoring that? Seems like the yard sale alone would fund the Easter Egg Hunt.

Aside from the park what else does the Chamber of Commerce do for the businesses and throughout the community?

If they aren't legitimate should they just rename their little group of Easter Egg Hunt organizers to something more relevant?

Anonymous said...

I'm confused about why this matters? When did this sudden urge to find out all the technicalities about the Chamber arise and what will it change? I'm not sure if you are presuming that the members of the chamber are reaping sweet rewards off the things they provide? Honestly, you probably aren't aware of what the Easter egg hunt costs, the donuts and cider for the Halloween parade, the food stands at the yard sale, the upkeep and hours at the park, providing the hams and turkeys to the elderly during the Christmas Holidays etc. For us non expert researchers please make it clear what becoming an official "Non Profit Organization" would change, other than a line on some website that you are researching on. I think that the chamber is doing a wonderful job, and the people behind it are honest and hardworking. If there is a problem I'm certain that they will make the changes necessary. Please enlighten us with your final goal out of this argument.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me. You are living in lala land. Have you bought ink for your computer lately or paper. 5.00 a house let me see 13 times 5 is 65.00 Can you buy ink and paper plus 30.00 times 2 for the ads in the paper. I just bought ink for my computer today and it was 47.95 plus tax at walmart.Lets see do the math. 60.00 for ads plus 47.95 plus about $15.00 for paper. I think that adds up to $162.95 +$3.76 tax=$166.71 I think we had 13 sales last year but I'll give you 15 times $5.00 is$75.00 $166.71 - $75.00 is negative $91.71. Seems to me the chamber donated to the community. Also the map was put on Solomon's words. How do you suggest we do it . I'm sure we would bewilling to try it.Why don't you join. We always need help but seems to me we have more complainers than helpers.

Anonymous said...

This is for the researcher??Please tell me how much 15 filled baskets cost???? How much to fill 1,000 eggs with candy????Plus you have to buy the plastic egg 1,000 of them?????? Please let me know because I would like to know. It is a very expensive project.Of course the researcher knows it all.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh That explains it . Your a male probably with no kids and lonely so all you have to attract attention is to cause trouble. Ok now you have attention and you have caused trouble so now you can get back to reality. If you keep this up you will be lonely the rest of your life. You have attention and fame now so lets quit.

Anonymous said...

The Chamber does not Sponsor the halloween parade, but they do donate drinks and donuts. The halloween Parade is sponsored by the Roulette library. But what is all this really about. I think not the Halloween Parade or the Egg hunt..Come on people join the Chamber if you have this big of a problem...

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Jim, Linda, Shelly and company. I don't remember Ayers Exc. being there but Pave-n-Save, John Brown, Fessenden Construction etc. and many others donated thier time.Jim and Linda were the driving force behind this project and have spent years making sure it was done right! The Chamber also provided the sleigh rides and hot chocolate for Winterfest and sled riding parties for years, put on by Westend Trailblazers. Apparently some people have know idea what it took for this vision to become reality! Great job by everybody that was involved! To the couple of whiners trying to cause trouble- go fly a kite! Brad

Anonymous said...

Time to work together in our town everyone instead of being in such disharmony. Keep you eye on the dildine and remember that we are the world. We are the people. United we stand and divided we don't stand so good.

Anonymous said...

So back to the story here, The questions were never answered. Are they a legitimate non profit organization like they claim to be? Or is that just a facade that everyone just doesn't care that they are using to make themselves look important. Here's a thought for you. Sure, they may do good things for the community, they may help out with the park and whatnot, BUT if that is all that it is (which by the sounds of it there is no real structure to the organization) then technically we ALL are members of this organization. Want to talk about time spend volunteering and saying how this person and that person and bla bla bla? All it takes is a couple hours here and there volunteering your time and all of a sudden you are a Chamber of Commerce? If i think about this the right way, technically calling yourself the Roulette Chamber of Commerce is considered falsified information if you are in fact NOT a legitimate organization. Doesn't matter how good you're intentions are when it comes down to the bottom line. Either it is a legitimate non profit organization as advertised, or it isn't. But falsifying information like that could if someone wanted to be taken into a legal aspect if the information they provide is not correct. Just a little something to think about.

Mr Sarcastic said...

I am not from Roulette, but I have read through all of the posts for this blog and the only thing that I can determine from all of this is that you all lead pitiful and miserable lives if you have to take out your frustrations on someone on this blog site. You adults should be ashamed of yourselves!!!

Shelly Morey said...

To whom it may concern,

I am looking in to the issue at hand. If the person interested would provide a name and number I will gladly share with you all documents and information we have. I assure you that all steps necessary will be taken to resolve your issue.

Sincerely,
Shelly Morey
Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Jim Jones.I would just like to thank you for the great pictures you put on here of the Easter Egg Hunt.I have 5 grandchildren and they loved it. I know the things we do are greatly appreciated by most All the people in this town and elsewhere also so do we care if people cant stand themseves and have to be so miserable? Thanks again Jim. Linda Ayers

Anonymous said...

well let me try this again,,, first of all the coward who is not coming forward,doent know swat what jim and linda,jr.shelly and the rest of the chamber do for your community. where were you when jim was making the train for the little ones,mendind the broken picnic tables etc. also pete and myself have seen alot that most people dont know about jim and linda..such as helping the needy at christmas with presents and food. no doubt they probally helped mr or mrs coward at one time or another.dont be afraid to go to jims face and tell him who you are.dont hide behind this blog. most of us know who you are,,,i want jim, linda jr, and shelly and everyone else on the chamber to hold your heads high, you are all doing a great job.if anyone has a commemt for my blog feel free to do so, but put your brave hat on and show yourself,,great job everyone.. pete and linda ayers

Anonymous said...

OK. This is ridiculous. I don't know who is throwing accusations around about the Chamber, and whether they are or aren't a not for profit agency. So I ask the person who has issue with it to please provide the proof YOU have that the CHAMBER DOES NOT help the town, and DOES NOT promote commerce, as you say. Do you realize that Roulette is not a thriving metropolis? There is no more commerce in Roulette than any other town comparable in size to it. Yet, we have Close's Lumber, Buckler Transport, C&S Lumber, Elliot Lumber, Fessenden Construction...a great fire dept with great volunteers, good citizens other than you, decent ball fields that other towns and teams use, a nice park on Rt 6, and you are bitching for what? Something to do? Something to prove? What are you proving? Those are companies and organizations that have been here for years.If there was any issue, it would have already been discovered. Linda, Shelly and others who devote their time to giving Roulette something that other towns have, and who keep Roulette out of the Stone Age, deserve MUCH better than what you are giving. You have no proof for your claims either. Shelly offered you the opportunity to call or be called so that you may go over EVERYTHING the chamber has, and have your issues addressed. You had BEST take her up on the offer, and then proceed to get back on here and recant all the negative things you said and promptly apologize. And for Christ's sake you have the audacity to post this on the Easter Egg portion of the blog? Kids probably got on here to read about the day's events, not politics. Yet they see the bashing of the commerce that you are SINGLE HANDEDLY trying to promote. You say that you are not the only one in the town that echoes the same sentiment, yet I see 22 posts to the contrary. You are an asshole, and I will post my name to it. The chamber does outstanding things for the town and you have any issues with it then I suggest you get your hands off your keyboard and put them to better use, get involved with them. Post your name too, if you truly believe in the horsesh!t you are tossing around. Grow a pair.

Justin Cochran

Anonymous said...

Justin, I did provide the proof to my accusations in my original post. The truth is out there for those that care to follow the links and look. I have also written another post this morning, that for some reason, Jim has not, or is not posting. If he does, you will see that I am not condemning what the "chamber" does, but what they are representing themselves as... I hope he posts it as it might make you think a little more outside the box that you are living in...

Solomon's words for the wise said...

I did not get your comment this morning. Please send it again.

Anonymous said...

Prove to me how the chamber is misusing funds and I will believe you. Until then, live in your box and don't come out.

Justin

Anonymous said...

Yes live in your box with a dozen or even a bakers dozen of dildines and quit tearing down the community. You never know what its like to walk in another guy's shoes until they are on the other foot or maybe you just put your own foot in your mouth by spouting off on here about something you do not even understand. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on you twice.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why it is that you people are getting so frazzled at me for... I have not once stated that what the chamber does for the community is bad, in fact I have commended their efforts...

Why is it that you people are so willing to overlook the facts that I have pointed out? If you made a $100.00 donation to WHO, or the Red Cross, or any other "non-profit" organization, and then found out that they were not truly a non-profit organization, but were merely claiming to be one. No matter what they did with the money, no matter how good their intentions were, wouldn't you be suspicious of the reasons behind their false statements and make you question some of their intentions and practices? I am not saying that they are misusing funds, but who do they have to answer to if they do? They are not a legitimate organization, they are not a legitimate, non-profit, from what I can see, they do not even hold a EIN number for tax reporting. Who holds them accountable for their actions? Who holds them responsible for the handling of their "non-profit" funds? What commerce do they promote?

Even though the "Roulette Chamber of Commerce" is a beneficial part of the community and it's citizens, they DO NOT do what a "Chamber of Commerce" is supposed to do.

Let me ask you this, seeing how they are not a legitimate organization, and they operate and charge fees for public places owned by the township, isn't the township ultimately responsible for who runs this so called organization, where and when the money is spent, what the organization does and does not do, and under the right circumstance, wouldn't the township be responsible for anyone who should be injured on said property or at said events due to the fact that the "Roulette Chamber of Commerce" is really nothing more than a organized group of concerned citizens acting on what they believe is in the best interest of the community to better it in whatever way they deem fit?

To the "Chamber Officials", please don't let my postings deter you from what you do as you do good things for the community, but do it the right way. Stop pretending you are something that you are not. Stop calling yourselves a Chamber of Commerce, as you are not one in any shape or form. Get licensed as a Parks and recreations committee, get a non-profit organization registration and EIN, prepare articles of incorporation and create a charter... Do what you need to do to enable yourselves to continue to do the wonderful things that you do in the right and legal way. Don't continue to pull the wool over everyone's eyes, and do what is necessary to protect yourselves, the township, and the community from repercussions of operating under the guise of lies and deceit. Don't make the good things that you do a bad thing because you are too lazy to do it right.

For those of you that are slamming me, if you are so willing to overlook the legitimacy of the organization because they have historically and currently do good things for the community, shame on you. The people that are in charge will not always be, what will prevent future people from abusing the pre-established lack of accountability? What then, do we continue to ignore protocol and stick our heads in the sand and hope that it all works out OK?
Why not call for action now and get them to do what is right and what every other non-profit organization has had to do?

Anonymous said...

Part 2.
By their definition of "Chamber of Commerce" all you have to do is hold events that benefit the community, hold fund raisers to cover costs, and claim to not make a profit from doing so. Wouldn't that make the fire dept., the West End Trailblazers, The Potter Game Club, and every other legitimate non-profit organization in the township a Chamber of Commerce too? In fact, due to the fact that they are all legitimate non-profit organizations, would they all be better candidates for said title?

The definition of a chamber of commerce varies widely from country to country and is delineated by federal legislation.
Businessmen and entrepreneurs on a local level create chambers of commerce for the purpose of safeguarding their interests. Most chambers serve a specific town or city.

Chambers include an executive council set up by the members through election. This administrative body is responsible for the day to day operations of the chamber.

Chambers of commerce serve a variety of purposes including:

* Advancement of trade in their own cities or towns
* Establishment of uniformity in wages, hours, and prices
* Strengthening municipal rules and regulations for the commercial interest of their localities
* Resolving disputes between members with the help of arbitration
* Gathering statistics and information pertinent to members
The number of memberships in a chamber of commerce is variable; important chambers of commerce, such as that of Paris, have a huge number of members.

Chambers of commerce can be placed into the following levels:

* City or town
* County
* Regional
* International

The chambers of commerce can also include economic development groups, corporations, and visitors bureaus.

The worldwide business membership models of chambers of commerce fall into two groups:

* Compulsory/public law chambers: According to compulsory or public law chambers, companies of a specific region are bound to take the membership of the chamber. This model is usually followed in the European Union in countries such as Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. Their principal operations include training, promotion of international trade, and provision of various services to the companies.

* Continental/private law chambers: According to continental or private law chambers of commerce, a company's membership is not required, but encouraged through recruiting efforts by the chamber. This model is prevalent in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Don't stop doing what your doing, just start doing it legally and legitimately and call it what it is.

Anonymous said...

Kind of like To Fill a Backpack. There are some reasons that there are regulations and systems in place to govern non-profit organizations pursuing worthy causes and staffed by great people who volunteer their time.
When you make a donation to an organization that has not gone through the registration process and applied for the nonprofit tax status, etc., you are really just handing your money to the PEOPLE with the organization. That's who you are donating your gift to by definition of law. They can spend it buying school supplies, cleaning up a park, or they can be real dildines about it and spend it on cigarettes or on the slot machines at Salamanca because they are not a registered organization required to follow rules of accountability.

Anonymous said...

Ok 3:55so you say there is a problem. Maybe there is maybe theres not. I do not have the time to research nor care. My problem is this. Why did whoever have to put in on this blog and on the Easter egg pictures ??? The president and the other officers are not monsters. Could he have gone to the names he accuses of jim Linda Shelly And be a man and state he had a problem with the organization. I am SURE if there is a problem they would like to know and I am SURE they will look into it and fix it. There has been a chamber in Roulette for over 50 years so I guess they are alot of people that are at fault or was not aware that the rules had changed. Why ATTACK these innocent people?? How can you fix a problem if you don't know you have one???? There has been many past presidents that must not have known about this. One was a teacher another a insurance owner. These people are just taking there turn as they thought to help the community. I just wish there were more perfect peolpe like you . Have you ever drove down the road and got pulled over and your inspection sticker had expired ???? I have and it wasn,t because I was trying to break the law it was an oversight. I just think you are a very vandictive insecure personand just wanted to start trouble. This all could have been handled with a phone call. The reason I say that is the first thing you did was attack Linda who is the wrong person. She would have taken care of it with the right person if she would have known the chamber is was in violation. You just wanted to start trouble and wanted you day in the highlight. Well you got it so please go to the right person and I am sure it will be taken care of. I am going to contact the Port Allegany Chamber and the Coudersport chamber and see how they handle it

Anonymous said...

Well, I have to admit that this person doing all the crying has one point.If the chamber is not registered with the state as a "non profit corporation", they're is unneccesary liability involved. The secretary has stated that they will do whatever needs to be done to correct the situation (if anything needs to be done). I certainly don't think anybody is buying cigs or going to the casino on thier lousy budget! That's just a stupid scenario; especially knowing the people that are running the show there on thier own time and sacrificing themselves for years for the common good. The people who run this outfit are honest, respectable people that do a thankless job! I am the founder of the Westend Trailblazers and we did incorporate with a EIN # and are registered with the state as a non profit organization. We really couldn't afford it @ the time, but we did it to lessen our liability & not have to subject ourselves(as volunteers) to wannabee lawyers who blow everything out of proportion. It's a shame it has to be that way but in this sue happy society that we live in now it is necessary. If you have any doubts about the Trailblazers status, please attend a meeting and buy a membership! These are my opinions and may not be endorsed by the club. I guess as a volunteer, ya just get tired of some people tryin to put the boots to ya when you're bustin ass tryin to do a good thing! Keep up the good work Roulette Chamber and watch you're back!! You're the best in my book!! Brad Jones

Anonymous said...

I will entertain the poster who asked some very good questions with some very good answers...

I posted Linda's name, as it was my impression that she was the current president, if I was mistaken, I apologize. I also stated her name because she was the only person that was involved that I knew a name, as you can clearly see by the state's records, there is nobody listed on the DBA. It is also, or so I have been told, the person that has been approached in person regarding the legitimacy of the organization and what they do as opposed to what a chamber of commerce is supposed to do for the community.

So in a nutshell, I am not specifically blaming anyone, nor do I want them to stop what they do, I just want them to do it legitimately and legally. It doesn't matter who started it or who is currently doing it, it matters what they do with it now that the cat is out of the bag. I have nothing against Linda, Jim, Shelly, or anyone else involved. I only know Shelly personally, and think that she is a good person with good intentions. So once again, nothing personal. This is a business, and should be handled as such. Like Brad said, it may not be easy, it may not be cheap, but you need to protect yourself and the township from potential liabilities. Even if not from physical damage, it goes to financial damages as well. If the township supervisors continue to allow you to operate, in the manner that you are, on their property, under your assumed titles, they are also financially responsible for any implications of wrong doing or misappropriation of funds, etc...

As for the other question regarding why I posted where I did...
If you read through any/all of my posts you will not see anything in there about the egg hunt or anything else they do for the community, except praise. My posting on this topic was due to the last sentence of the posting.
"A reminder that the Community Park is available for rental at $50.00 per day. Chamber officials said that reservations are coming in quickly and to call 814-544-9967 to reserve a date."

This portion of this article was purely an advertisement for the rental of the pavilion. It had nothing to do with the Easter Egg hunt. It grabbed my attention and brought to mind something that had been said to me by other individuals regarding the "Chamber". That in turn prompted me to do a few detail specific searches. After verifying what I had been told was fact, I posted, and gave you all the information that I had learned as well.

Stop taking this to heart as a personal attack and do what is right to resolve the issues that have been brought up and as long as nobody else has a problem with what you do, I am sure that you will go about your activities without further adieu. I thrust that now that it is public knowledge and can no longer be ignored, you will take those necessary steps. Sorry it had to come to this, but it appears that individual contact with certain officers in the past had no effect to cause a change.

If you don't like the posts attached to the easter egg hunt, maybe Jim can start a in depth article and discussion that will draw even more attention that points this all out and we can post there... I think it w0ould be best to leave it as is and not have the headlines on the front page, as not everyone follows the blog posts, unless the main article grabs their attention.

Anonymous said...

I have a few questions for the PERSON who started this mess. Who are you hurting by putting this on this site and not going quitely to the people that can do something about the oversite and not knowing the laws maybe had changed. Years ago when the chamber was organized they did not need all these rules and regulations because we didn't have PEOPLE that would start trouble. The people back then were happy someone took their time and intrest to try and do something for the community. The chamber isn,t any different than ball etc. they used to have alot of members but in this day in age people are too busy to join and leave it up to a few.If the few that are left now after being attack just say OK we quit who is it going to hurt?? The children in this community, the elderly for thr food they give. the Library because the chamber furnished the donuts and drink.the people like me that does not have the time to advertize for a yard sale and also you get many more people when there is a townwide yard sale. All of these take alot of time away from the members family. The park takes up alot of time and thank Linda because she has the summer off and goes down almost everyday and makes sure everything is clean and ok.Cleans the dirty garbage cans etc. The bags alone cost.People have their reunions partys and it is an asset to the community.WHO ARE YOU HURTING ??? People almost daily are at the park with their children because it is away from the road and they do not have to deal with the bikes skate boards basketballs and everthing that goes along with all age groups of chldren.nOW DON,T JUMP on me I did not say anything is wrong with the park on North St. Just it is not as private and quiet as the one on RT 6. and the township takes care of it . Taxpayers money . Back to who it is going to hurt if the Chamber just gives up is alot of people in the community but not the one that started this because I am sure he will put another feather in his cap because I,m sure this isn't the first thing he has started. You have far too much time on your hands and it has warped your mind. JUST ONE THING ASK YOURSELF who are you hurting???? I'm sure the members that are trying to do good will have alot more time with their families that will appreciate them and not tear them down. I think you better search your soul. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SOMEONE OR AN ORGANization GO TO THE PERSON OR THE ORGANIZATION NOT on the computer. Be an adult about things. YOU are hurting alot more people than you know.All your big words do they make you feel big. Don't make a mountain out of a molehill. No one commited murder MAYBE an oversight.

Anonymous said...

As long as you are in the laws a regulation mode Check the Roulette Alumi status. They collect donations and prizes .

Beth said...

I just wanted to add a big thank you to Linda and the "Chamber" for a great Easter egg hunt again this year. I was there with my grandkids and they did enjoy the hunt..
Beth Whaley

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... The Roulette Alumni Association... to the best of my knowledge, they are an association that benefits, and only claims to benefit their members. They are not a non-profit Chamber of Commerce that rents out public facilities for a charge and then boasts claims of helping the community with those proceeds...

If you want to make comparisons, lets at least stay in the same category...

Besides, I am spending wayyyyyy to much of my time focusing on the good people of the Chamber to start a new venture such as this, or at least that is what I am being told by you folks. Maybe someone else would like to tackle that one.

You know, I still find it curious why I still have not been answered on any of the points that I have repeated over and over again, but yet I continue to get bashed for things that I never even implied, let alone actually stated.

I will go back to another point I already made. If you were donating money to the Red Cross, and all of the sudden it was discovered that they were not a legitimate organization, just a group of well doer's, no matter how good their intentions were, no matter how good a deed they had done, no matter how much they claimed ignorance, would you still donate your time, money, blood to this organization? Would you still back this organization without doubt or concern? Would you hope and assume that the path of the current organization and officers would continue to do what was in the best interest of the current group? Are you people that ignorant of what individuals are capable of in the name of necessity?
Look at the recent indictments of the treasurer of a fire department that stole money from the department. I am pretty sure that she had a good reason when she started doing it, with the intention to repay it when she could, then things snowballed and got worse and she kept taking, as nobody had a clue what she was doing. Do you think that person, or the thousands like her in this world that misuse funds to benefit themselves in an emergency with the best intentions of repayment start out with the intention of doing such a thing?
Now don't get hog style on me, I am not implying that is happening here, I am merely pointing out that it could. People are capable of unspeakable acts in the name of salvation and preservation.
If something like this should and the happen supervisors permit the Chamber to operate, in their current capacity, wouldn't the supervisors (i.e. the tax payers) be liable for repayment of said funds that are for the community?
The world is a scary place now a days, and people are out there just looking for a reason to abuse the system or to sue an organization for a buck. Let's not allow that to happen here.
There has already been an instance of injury at the "Chamber Park" that the township had to cover the cost on in the past. What will it take to open the eyes of those who bury their heads in the sand?

Anonymous said...

It sounds like to me the township supervisors already buried there heads in the sand by letting some township workers collect comp.for months on end with nothing wrong with them. So dont complain abouta reason to abuse the system.I think the system is being abused now.How much is this costing the taxpayers?

Anonymous said...

He HUFFed and puffed his way through this one. Can we please stop beating the dead horse?

Jonathan Huff said...

Bite me, got a problem with what I do and my injuries? I have documented proof of my injuries from 3 independent surgeons, 2 of which have actually physically been inside my knee. What proof, contrary to the allegations that were made have been offered, or even explained by the chamber?

As far as what has been posted prior to this, nice try on the guess work. First you assume it is a female, then you directly implicate me. Just because I know how to spell and form sentences, does not mean that I am the only one that reads this column that is literate.

Sorry to say, you will have to try again.

Anonymous said...

What a great day for the kids. Thanks Roulette Chamber!

Anonymous said...

The Chamber does not have to post anything on this blog. Anyone who wants to know about the chamber needs to go through the proper channels. Soloman's words is not the proper channel they are more professional than that. I am sure if you go to themyou will get a answer to your allegations. So now you have your answer go to a chamber member and get off this blog about it.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan. So you have a bad knee. So do alot of other people and go to work everyday. I'll give you the benifit of a doubt and a solution because you are so worried about the taxpayers money. Sounds like you need a sit down job so why don't you work in the office and take water bills and run the computer which you are very good at. and all the research can be done on township time . The township would only need one person in the office and save the taxpayers money because no more comp pay and 2 less secretarys. Roulette only had one secretary for years . Another thing It doesn't seem to bother you hauling all your DJ equiptment into the Northwoods

Anonymous said...

Joathan So you have a bad knee. So do alot of people and go to work everyday. I' will give you the benifit of a doubt and a solution because you are so worried about taxpayers money. Sounds like you need a sit down job so why don't you work in the office and take water bills and run the computer and do the research on township time. You are such a knowledgeable person about every subject. The township would only need one person in the office instead of two You would save the taxpayers money because no more comp and 2 less secretarys. Roulette only had 1 secretary for years.

Anonymous said...

Just to educate some of you, the township does NOT "own" the park and ball fields..Potter County has whats called a Register and Recorder office go checkout a deed or two and learn the facts. Hum, ever woner why it's called Weimer Field??? The Chamber of Commerce does the best it can with such few people that wanna donate time to do anything in Roulette, but drive around and point out everything hey "think" they know. Wonder who pays for garbage removal, water to be turned on, and the eletric bill every month, among other things.

"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!"

Anonymous said...

so little andy why dont you just leave your name everybody knows its you

Jonathan Huff said...

Can someone please tell me how I became the topic of discussion here?

I have not "hauled" Karen's DJ equipment into the Northwoods in a very long time. In fact we haven't even played there since early November, nor much of anywhere else for that matter since my injury. Especially since my most recent surgery in February. It is not that I can't work, it is not that I won't or don't want to work. I work whenever I get the opportunity to do something that I am permitted to do. Partially because of my work restrictions from the doctor, partially due to personnel policy preventing me from doing much of anything. I don't know that you quite understand how workman's compensation insurance works, but when I am not getting paid to work, I am being paid (part of my normal wages) by insurance. So how is that wasting anyone's money, other than mine because I can't pull a full paycheck and we have limited our DJ engagements to ones that we can get help with or that Karen can do most of the hauling. As for my knee, my only solution for getting my knee back to normal is a total joint replacement. They will not consider that option until I am closer to 60. In the mean time, I wear a very uncomfortable brace from the time I get dressed until the time I get ready for bed. That in combination with medications seems to be a tolerable solution for the moment. So don't worry, I will hopefully be back up and running for you to taunt and torture my every action soon. Not that I need to justify anything to any of you as there is an open records policy that would entitle any of you that care to check out my story most of that information. For the record, I have made it known to the supervisors that I would be more than willing to work in the office until I can go back to full duty. I go do what office and light duty work is available for me to do whenever it is available.
It was not I, or any of my family that started this crap in public forum, but I know who did. I am sure that when he gets the opportunity to check the posts, he will respond. I can't say that I disagree with his position.
I do have a question for 11:00PM though. How is it that the township does not own the property that the chamber park is on, when they have to insure it and recently signed an OG&M gas lease with PG&E for it? I'm not talking about the ball fields, I am talking about the area which the park is on. Just curious.

Anonymous said...

To the 6:25 poser, I mean poster, sorry.

1. Who is little andy??
2. Did I strike a cord in something you "thought" you knew?
You wouldn't even know me if I posted my name, and yes I live in Roulette.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have been busy little bees pointing fingers while I was away...

Yet, you still haven't the foggiest clue as to who I am...

You keep pointing fingers at people, and blaming them for my "evil" acts. If publishing the truth is evil, I am guilty...

I do however agree with the poster and the dead horse. Even though I was only responding to other posts at that and the current time. I believe that the parties involved will now make an affirmative action and do what is necessary to resolve the situation, so I will leave the dead horse lie for now...

It has been a pleasure interacting with you all, keep an eye out for my evil posts in the future, as you never know when I might pop up and surprise the unsuspecting...

CHEERS

Anonymous said...

Well where should I begin,, I have read and re-read all of these posts,must be a group a people have something to hide to start a personal attack. But with that being said, what I am still waiting to read are the answers to the questions about the "Chamber of commerce". I now live in this town and I would like to know the answers. As I am sure there are others in this town who would like to know but are afraid of the treatment they might recieve by asking. Since I moved here I have seen first hand how some people treat others, and I have to say its not very nice. Personally this is a nice little town but we all know that some small areas have the biggest group of small minded people.
SO HOW ABOUT SOME STRAIGHT AND HONEST ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS?

A member of Roulette Township!

Anonymous said...

To the "Roulette Township Member" get in contact with the Chamber for your straight and honest answers. It's not that hard, they are not hidden under lock and key but are rather willing and open members of the public. The Chamber does not have to defend themselves on a blog. You have every right to contact any person on the Chamber and I know for a fact they will willingly provide you the info. you are desiring.

Anonymous said...

4/6-7:42- Yep!!

david said...

It is really sad how a great community gets trashed on because people don't know that the blog story should on;y be about the Easter Egg Hunt and not about if the Chamber is or is not non profit organization. Jim, Linda, Shelly, and JR do a wonderful job promoting the community with all of the things that go on in town. I rent the park atleast once a year, and know how much work they do put into the upkeep of the park.