“He’s nothing but trouble”

ROB MANNING 49-4

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Received email, msn[deleted]@aol.com 3:38 PM (27 minutes ago) to JohnDavidKolsun@gmail.com

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, robert manning <robert_mann[deleted]@yahoo.com> wrote:

TO MY FELLOW RIVERBENDERS, PLEASE READ

In Feb 2019

In Feb 2019 I was asked several times from a BOD member to join the Riverbend Election Committee, due to lack of committee members. At first I said “NO” but after talking it over with my wife, I decided to join. (GOING AGAINST MY GUT FEELING I HAD). And in March another member was asked to join the committee also. So as of March 28 2019 was formed a sitting committee. And we had our first committee meeting on March 31, 2019.

On April 26, 2019

On April 26, 2019 I was contacted by email from, GM Renee Sanders to come to the office to get keys to Election Committee safe and Election Committee manuals. On that date also when I received the manuals from GM, I was asked by Renee to conduct an audit of the manuals and make sure both manuals were the same. For the purposes to keep (1) manual in the office and 1 stays with committee. (AS IT DID IN THE PAST).

On April 28, 2019

On April 28, 2019 committee met to start the 2019 Election Nomination process. Nomination letters were pick up on April 26, 2019 in the evening and April 27 in the morning by 2 committee members both times. A total of 9 nominations letters were received out of 1550+ from members. Due to the time frame and lack of member participation the ENTIRE COMMITTEE (4 MEMBERS) agreed to use all 9 nomination letters post mark, dated before the closing date. And a few letters were not even postdated so the ENTIRE COMMITTEE (4 MEMBERS) agreed to use the letters. And ENTIRE COMMITTEE agreed to try and hand deliver the acceptance letters to members that were still in the park on April 28, 2019. However 1 committee member stated she had things to do and could not help hand deliver the acceptance letters on Sunday April 28, 2019. The other 3 committee members agreed to try and hand out letters on Sunday April 28, 2019. Meeting was then adjourned.

The 3 committee members met at my lot

The 3 committee members met at my lot (SO WE CAN TAKE 1 GOLF CART), then we started to hand deliver the acceptance letters. The committee hand delivered 3 letters on that day. The remaining letters were put back into the election committee safe until the following weekend when the committee was available to finished hand delivering the letters.

On May 3, 2019 at 315 PM

ON MAY 3, 2019 AT 315 PM CHAIRMAN ROBERT MANNING AND COMMITTEE MEMBER DENISE AMOSS WERE SUMMONS TO THE OFFICE BY BOD PRESIDENT JOHN CRESS FOR A MEETING WITH HIMSELF AND GM RENEE SANDERS. At 400 PM.

“I DON’T KNOW WAS ASKED BY GM TO CALL YOU AND DENISE”.

I then asked the BOD President (John Cress) what the meeting was about he stated to me “I DON’T KNOW WAS ASKED BY GM TO CALL YOU AND DENISE”. I then spoke with Mr. Cress and asked again doe’s this meeting have to do with the election committee? He stated again I don’t know. (THAT WAS A LIE). I then contacted the entire Election Committee if they were in the park to attend the meeting. All committee members were I the park however only 3 members showed up for the meeting. (WE CAN ALL GUESS WHO DIDN’T SHOW UP)!

At 400 PM on May 3, 2019

At 400 PM on May 3, 2019 myself, Denise and Mrs. Debbie attend the meeting by the GM. When we got there the committee was informed by BOD President John Cress and Treasure Kathy Sease, (was on the phone listening in) this is an EXECUTIVE MEETING. (I KNEW JOHN CRESS WAS LYING WHEN HE WAS ASKED REPEATEDLY WHAT THE MEETING WAS ABOUT) BOD President then began to read minutes from a previous meeting with board. And after reading minutes he then gave his decision to remove Chairman Robert Manning and committee member Denise Amoss from the Election Committee effective immediately.

BELOW IS THE REASONS THE BOD REMOVED MYSELF AND DENISE AMOS FROM THE ELECTION COMMITTEE!!!! PLEASE READ.

MAY 3, 2019 400 PM IN RENEE’S OFFICE.

***** Reason 1:

Chairman Robert Manning and committee member Denise Amoss went to the post office on April 27, 2019 after deadline of nomination.

Response by Chairman Manning: Yes we did, my reason was that due to lack of return letters I figured that maybe there are more letters that were POSTDATED PRIOR THE DATE OF APRIL 26, 2019. And there was 1 was postdated for April 16 and others we not even postdated.

***** Reason 2:

Having an Election Committee meeting on your porch without all committee members present.

Response by Chairman Manning: There was NO meeting on my porch. If someone feels that I was having a meeting on my porch then they should have stop and said something. But just because I have people on my porch whether they are committee members, BOD members of just friends we still socialized outside the committee’s.

***** Reason 3:

Chairman Robert Manning arrived 30 minutes early then schedule meeting on April 28, 2019 in the security trailer. And while inside trailer Chairman Manning was going through Election Committee Manuals alone.

Response by Chairman Manning: Yes I was inside the trailer waiting for the meeting. And yes I was conducting an audit of the manuals (FROM WHICH WAS ASKED BY ME FROM THE GM RENEE SANDERS). As chairman I am allowed to do that. And was making notes of what to keep and what to dispose of.

***** Reason 4:

On April 27, 2019. Manning offered to show a board member election committee documentation.

Response by Chairman Manning: The documentation in question was what I uncovered when I was conducting the Election Committee Manual Audit, and the documentation was from 2018 nominee election.

There were letters, emails and forms from past chairman of the election committee addressed to at time BOD President Wanda Clark, park attorney Mike Scales Jerry Roberts (who was the election committee consultant).

And what the documents revealed is that I was eligible to run for the BOD in last year’s election. So I ask Board Member Brenda Hardly what I should do about it.

Reason 5:

Making threats against former and present committee members.

Response by Chairman Manning: No I did not make any type of threats against no one. And who was I supposed to make these allege threats to? BOD President did not inform Chairman Manning of who made the statement of the threats.

There are a few more reasons the BOD listed for my removal.

But I made a request to GM Renee Saunders to review the security trailer video footage so I can get accurate dates, times and locations.

My conclusion is that I was appointed on the election committee and was set up. But I think they didn’t realized what documentation was inside the committee manuals when given to me by GM Sanders. My intentions were to conduct this committee to the best of my ability as a member but how could I later knowing I was being watched by BOD members and other committee member. But how ironic is this now that 2 out of the 3 election committee members now were former BOD members and these 2 put another member on the election committee last year as a (committee consultant).

I have been sent copies of the emails, letters and correspondents in regards to my nominee election for 2018 BOD. I will present them in near future when I feel the time is right.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING THIS LETTER.

ROB MANNING 49-4