Monday, April 10, 2017


URGENT NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS:

I have received an additional bylaw suggestion from a resident which gave me a wonderful idea.  Any bylaw change you would like to see, please put it under COMMENTS below this notice  and I will include it with my list of suggestion changes. If you would like credit for your suggestion, please include your name. If not, just sign anonymous.

Thank you for your help.

Sunday, April 9, 2017


UCO’S PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES WILL HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON YOUR PEACE OF MIND.  
Under The administration of David Israel, the UCO bylaws will be changed to keep the power in the hands of a few rather than the majority. A few examples of excessive power by the presidents are:
The following has been eliminated:
A DELEGATE OR SEATED ALTERNATE DELEGATE MAY BE REMOVED OR SUSPENDED FROM PARTICIPATION AT ANY GIVEN MEETING BY A VOTE OF TWO THIRDS (2/3 OF THE DELEGATES PRESENT.
This change now means that David Israel or any President will have the power to remove anyone from any meeting for no apparent reason – simply because he may not like them.
Another example is the Board of Directors (which means YOU) will lose the power to hire all personal and third party managements, maintenance, repair, and operation on the property. Under the new bylaw change, the Board will only have the power to APPROVE, not hire. 
There are many more bylaw changes being considered that will NOT benefit the residents.  At this time, I would like to add my two cents and give you some of my Bylaw suggestions, which I feel will benefit the residents and maintain a balanced rule.  
 
OLGA’S  BYLAW SUGGESTIONS
 
  1. One vote in UCO elections for all resident unit owners.  One vote per unit.
  2. No President or officer shall use their personal website for any UCO business.
  3. Establish a UCO website for informational purpose only.
  4.  2 – 2-year term limits for all UCO officers and executive board members.
  5. No President, or officer of UCO shall sign any contract, budgeted or not over $1,000 without delegate approval.
  6.   In the event of an emergency, a special meeting of the delegates may be called with notices in the clubhouse, website and channel 63 and 95. If a quorum is not present, the majority vote prevails.
  7. Officers shall not vote on more than two committees. All committees shall be limited to two votes by any officer.
     
  8. When a president violates a bylaw and is given written notice of said violation, he must correct the violation within 7 days. If a president violates three bylaws without correcting said violation, he is subject to removal of office by a majority vote of the delegate assembly.  
     
  9. No resident of Century Village shall be a paid employee of UCO.
  10. A forum shall be held each year for all candidates running in the UCO election.
  11. The chair of a committee shall be the sole person authorized to remove a member of his/her committee.
  12. A sitting President shall not have the authority to arbitrarily remove the chair of any committee without just cause.
  13. The UCO Reporter, shall be available to all residents within the guidelines of a professional news organization.  It shall contain an op-ed column.
14. The Century Village Blog, channel 63 and 95 shall be available to all residents within the guidelines of established rules.
15. Information submitted by various clubs shall be made available to the residents at each delegate assembly.
16. The position of ombudsman shall be restored
17. All committee meetings shall be videotaped or recorded.
18. All committee members and their votes on any issue shall be published in the UCO Reporter. 
19, The bid committee shall be included in the list of UCO committees.
20. Clarify procedures for removal of officers.
21. With the exception of emergencies, a quorum must be available for any motion to be passed when presented by the executive board.
22.  UCO may hold weekly staff meetings which shall be limited to the volunteer
staff and officers. Discussion shall be limited to the operation of the UCO office. Voting of any business outside the parameters of the UCO office is prohibited.

Friday, March 31, 2017

REMINDER

This is a reminder that thre are marches tomorrow at 9 at the Clubhouse and a Town hall with Brian Mast at 11 in Room C. Be there or be square!!
Seriously, be there to ask hard questions. This is your representative so ask about what concerns you.

WHAT IS DAVID ISRAEL REALLY MADE OF?

Is it sticks and stones……………………………………or is it mortal flesh?

You decide, here are the facts:

At the last two advisory meetings when Marcia Zicardy, Marilyn Pomerantz  and Olga Wolkenstein were on the committee, David did not record the meetings as was customary. He used the lame excuse that the meetings could not be recorded because the tape was not working.  Is it possible that David did not want the residents to see how well the committee worked  when it  was comprised of individuals who contributed diverse ideas?

Let’s see how well the committee runs with only one voice making  important  changes in the bylaws.  



 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thanks to Ed Ross for this.

With all of this hate, hate and more hate that you read about, see
on TV and hear from your friends and neighbors, maybe it's time
for a break, --- a funny to anyone with a sense of humor:

    WE MET AT THE BAR

    Having already downed a few power drinks, she turns around,
    faces him, looks him straight in the eye and says, "Listen
    here, good looking.  I will screw anybody, anytime, any-
    where, their place, my place, in the car, front door, back
    door, on the ground, standing up, sitting down, naked or
    with clothes on....it doesn't matter to me.  I just love it."

    His eyes now wide with interest, he responds,  "NO
    KIDDING.....I'M IN GOVERNMENT TOO.  ARE YOU
    FEDERAL OR STATE?"




TORTUITOUS. There is no such word in the English language. It could be a proper name or a place. The person using the word may mean "Tortuous" which could refer to something crooked, devious or treacherous. If you're referring to Mr. Israel's use of the word, just give it no mind in that he likes to use words that nobody understands, even made up words, and he likes to sound impressive and superior to anyone and everyone.




FYI
The UCO operations committee yesterday passed the following motion: Any resident selling a unit who does not turn in their ID card will be charged $100.00.

ADDITIONAL TO PSA - PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN IN WHEN YOU DROP OFF YOUR QUESTIONS.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PLEASE READ AND ACT

Congressman Brian Mast is holding Satellite Office Hours at the Okeechobee Library on March 29th.  A staffer will be there from 1:30-3:30pm to discuss federal agency issues with any of Congressman Mast’s constituents.
     Town Hall on April 1 at the Clubhouse room C at 11. Go and ask the Congressman questions. Bring these questions to the ticket office and put them in a box for the emcee to gather. But ask away. Why is he supporting the repeal of our healthcare? What is he thinking of this wall and its financing? Where does he stand on the Russian connection.  What about women's rights and LGBTQ? There are so many things he can be asked, so do so!
     March on April 1. Come to the Clubhouse and march, after a light breakfast in the party room, with the Alzheimer's group and the Democratic Club and all people who care what is going on. There will be an open mic after the march. If we do not stand up and speak up, there will be no funds for medical research, for cures, for the arts, for anything - so be there. Then go to the Town Hall. Just down the hall. If you cannot do the march for health reasons, then go to the Town Hall for questions.
       Action Alert!!
Eric Schneiderman, NY Attorney General is accepting calls to investigate Trump's violations of the emoluments clause and EAGERLY tallying up public support. He doesn't care whether it comes from residents of New York. THIS IS BIG. Staffer recommended we call AND email.
Phone: 212-416-6218
Email address: nyag.consumerbureau@ag.ny.gov

Message needs on read: "Please investigate President Trump's possible violations of the Emoluments Clause"
Please spread the word

     There are many things that can be done. What to do is not hard. Just do it. Channel the past if you have to. Picket and protest. Sing We Shall Overcome. Whatever - even go and buy a pair of Birkenstocks! I just did for other reasons but what the hey!! Get your beads and your grandchildren. Get your courage and your energy and let us have done with this mess. Have an answer for your grandchildren as to WHAT you did during this most unAmerican time. What? Get out there and speak up. Show we are unaccepting of this mess. show up for the Town Hall. Demand those answers.
     I leave you with the words of Hillary Clinton at the Professional Businesswomen meeting in California.  "Resist, insist, persist, enlist."

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Messenger Club sends its deepest condolences to Marcia Ziccardy and Family in the passing of Marcia's Mom.

We share your grief.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The latest discussion revolves around the meaning of the word 'tortuitous'. Not wanting to spend too much time on this, I elected to google it.This is what I got!

29 totuitous dr, lincoln, MA 01773. 7 cottage street, south boston, MA 02127. 14 brooks rd, worcester, MA 01612. 29 bean road, Sterling, MA 01564. 18 Wigwam ...

CV DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO MARCH ON APRIL 1, 2017

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The Democratic club of Century Village and neighbors are having a march on April 1st. to continue to demand from the President and Congress the following:
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Protection of Social Security benefits
Medicare and Medicaid benefits
Equal pay for Equal Work
Support of Public Schools
Fair Immigration policies
Fair voting practices  
Right of Choice
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The following is the announcement we'd appreciate if you would send out.
All are invited to attend and participate.
to be able to get into Century Village:
get in touch with  Connie..ruthconnie@aol.com
Thank you,Ruthie
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

On March 29th, a staffer of  Brian Mast will be at the Okeechobee Library to answer questions and concerns and perhaps provide help if needed that deal with federal agencies.
     On April 1, at 11 to 12, Brian Mast will be holding a Town Hall in room C in the Clubhouse. Questions and sign ups should take place in the Clubhouse prior to this date.
     Prior to this on April 1 there is a light breakfast at 9, a march around the Village and an open mic. The march is for all the rights and cares that we have and is a non partisan all welcome affair.
     This is open to all and is NOT a UCO sponsored affair, but rather that of social organizations that are non partisan.
     Go to all, attend one - your choice, but do show up at at least one. Century Village is a concerned entity - come and show your interest and care.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


IT’S OFFICIAL FOLKS!

David Israel “Discharged” the Chair of the Advisory committee simply because she asked little ole me to join her committee. Want proof? She installed David’s, not too favorite, Marilyn Pomerantz and Marcia Ziccardy, who have been members for quite some time, but when she asked me who was only a guest to join, this was the bomb that went off in David’s head. He immediately went into a frenzy and abruptly made the decision to remove the Chair – too bad; she was brilliant, fair, and honest to the core.

I am now proud to say; I am David Israel’s Number one enemy. I will wear the badge with honor.  However, I would like you all to know that this honor may put me in danger. Many of you know that David, and I do not share a love of each other. Two to three years back, one of his supporters left a threatening note on my door.  This prompted me to get a license to carry a weapon. I held on to that license for more than a year before I decided to purchase a weapon -  Personally I don’t like guns, but I decided that whoever the nut case was that made the threat may one day make an attempt to carry it out.  I am now in possession of a weapon which I have been using to practice at the gun range.  I have to admit; the thought of having to use it to defend myself sends chills down my spine. I have no idea how I would react in such a situation, but I hope that if the time came, I will hopefully have the courage to use it to protect myself.

Thank you Florida and the U.S. Constitution for giving me the right to protect myself against one of David Israel’s crazies.

LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My way or the highway.

Why would David Israel dismiss a competent and motivated volunteer who sacrificed her time and bestowed her considerable talent in volunteering to chair the advisory committee?

Insiders at UCO, dismayed at this latest action, report that Israel is extremely unhappy that the chairperson appointed two ladies to the committee that he doesn’t like. They also report that his dislike stems from his intolerance for any opposition or question, and he is angered when he doesn’t get his way.

When Israel demanded that the chairperson of the advisory committee dismiss the two ladies he wanted off the committee, the chairperson refused. Israel then sent the chairperson a letter of dismissal and sent letters of dismissal to the two ladies in question. He has the authority to dismiss the chairperson, but the appointees are not under his authority.

It certainly is not in the best interests of CV residents that Israel can use his position to get what he wants. The way it works under our bylaws is that the President appoints the chair of committees, the chair then proceeds to appoint the rest of the committee. It works that way to prevent any one person from using their authority to control everything.

Israel’s action in dismissing the chair is a twisted subversion of the processes put in place to assure residents are getting good representation.

There’s no doubt that an appointment will be forthcoming in the near future, and no doubt the appointment will be someone who will comply with Israel’s demands whether they are practical or not.

Committees are in place to represent the wishes of the residents, not to satisfy the personal whims of the President.

This conduct is the reason it is difficult to find willing volunteers to serve on the UCO committees. VP. Fausto Fabro lamented this situation at the last delegate’s assembly. He complained that despite his efforts to entice residents to visit the UCO offices with the purpose of becoming acquainted with the organization in the hopes that more volunteers would take part. He was dismayed that not one resident showed up and no resident expressed interest. In light of the way volunteers are being treated by the President, its little wonder.

The option of recalling the President then installing a new one is not really a viable option due to the way the committees are populated with Israel’s supporters, who are more than willing to turn their backs on the principles of fair play in order to maintain their positions in the administration.

Delegates who either don’t see the big picture, or simply don’t want to see it are responsible for electing Israel to the position of President. Those delegates who voted for him should take a critical view of his actions in subverting the by-laws and manipulating the system.

It’s not just the dismissal of the ladies from the advisory committee that is objectionable. There are many other issues that are, or should be a concern to CV residents :

. The recent disposition of eight hundred thousand dollars to WPRF in the replacement of the air conditioning units in the clubhouse.( the question of whether it is a capital improvement, and therefore the responsibility of the owners or a regular maintenance job and billed to UCO, could be settled under the dispute resolution procedure enshrined in the lease agreement. David Israel has refused to implement the procedure, opting to pay the money to WPRF without questioning or seeking resolution through arbitration.)

. The awarding, in secret, of a huge contract to CSI without delegates approval.

. The hiring of a resident to act as a Community Association Manager, then appointing him to the position of head of the investigations department, contrary to the by-laws and long held policies of UCO. ( The head of investigations has traditionally been held by a volunteer, by appointing the CAM. To act as the head , residents are in effect paying for the job.)

. The continued pursuit of village wide WIFI contrary to the stated wishes of the residents

. The recently expressed wish to terminate the bid committee, leaving residents open to questionable expenditures.

. The practice of censorship and the domination of the village media.

. The termination of the village ombudsman.

. The comingling of funds.( traditionally funds were placed in designated accounts. Co-mingling the funds makes it difficult to determine where it’s is going)

. The unauthorized expenditure of over two million dollars in the re-paving contract.

. The abolition of term limits.(The premise that term limits prevents competent residents from serving is patently false. UCO is a volunteer based organization. Anyone can serve if they really want to whether they are elected or not)

. The proposal to change the bylaw regarding petitions by residents to amend the bylaws. (currently 35 delegate signatures are required on a petition, the proposed change would raise that number to 117.)

A larger, more troubling situation is that David Israel agreed at a delegates assembly to allow a resident CPA (Ed Grossman) to conduct a forensic audit of the financial records of UCO. He avoided a motion on the issue by agreeing to allow access to the records. Subsequently he denied access when Ed arrived at the office to conduct the audit accompanied by George Lowenstein, former President and Treasurer of UCO and Dorothy Tetro who also served as Treasurer. Not permitting them to inspect the books as agreed at the assembly leaves residents wonder what they are hiding.

Israel’s excuse for not permitting the audit is that audits should be conducted by unbiased auditors. That doesn’t make a lot of sense when one considers that numbers don’t lie, regardless of any bias of the auditors.

The removal of the chair of the advisory committee simply because she wouldn’t comply with Israel’s unreasonable demands should not be tolerated.

The committee is currently engaged in an initiative to re-write the UCO by-laws. Those by-laws impose regulations that the administration must comply with, they are enacted to protect the interests of the village residents. Are we to expect that unless those by-laws are written in a way that Israel favors, more committee members will be forced to “hit the highway because they don't want to do things Israel's way?”

It’s easy to see that Israel’s conduct will continue unless some action is taken by the residents to curtail it. He hasn’t shown any inclination to modify his behavior on his own. A recall is possible if enough residents see the light and join the growing dissatisfaction.

Perhaps a by-law outlining a procedure for appointing committee members and removing objectionable people should be enacted. It doesn’t seem fair that one person has all the authority over who gets to take part and who doesn’t. One person dominating the administration doesn’t follow the democratic principles we expect.



Recall, Recall, Recall.

Look here, do you think that this last action by our President, UCO not the USA, was beyond the Pale? Do you think that this last action was over the line? Do you think his firing of the Chairwomen and 3 members of her Committee was the correct thing to do?

It seems to me that this action was only done because Israel thinks that whatever he wants, he gets. There is no real opposition to his actions. And he is right!

So what are we going to do about it? Are we going let him get away with this? This Chairwoman was doing her job and doing it well. Then Israel lets his personal desires get in the way.

I think it time to do something about this. I think it time to replace him, I think it is time for a recall!!

It should be obvious to any thinking delegate that something is wrong here. So far Israel has let the cost of the new Clubhouse AC system go to our account without a fight. This is only one of many things that seem to be wrong with his lack of objection that cost the Village money. The Village, dear reader, is you!

This guy needs to be recalled and recalled now.  Don't tell me that you think that "he has his faults but overall he is doing a good job." Baloney. There are plenty of people waiting in the wings that could do as well or even better.

Let's recall him.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Sing, Sing, Sing - My Favorite


A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT HAS BEEN SET IN CENTURY VILLAGE.

The elected president of UCO David Israel used prejudice and emotions to remove the Chair and three members of the advisory committee without justification.   When a superior administrator acts emotionally to make irrational decisions, it becomes clear that he has become unhinged and psychologically unfit.  It serves to give us notice that he has become a danger to others as well as himself.  When the president of UCO uses these tactics to make rash decisions that do not serve to benefit the residents it becomes clear that he is no longer able to serve in an administrative capacity.   He allowed his hated for three people that the Chair installed to fly into a rage and erupt like a fuming volcano. The three individuals he removed were assets to the advisory committee.  But the Chair, who HE chose was smart, unbiased and operated the committee like a fine tune clock was also removed, which made no sense.   His action is expected to have detrimental consequences to the bylaw changes the committee was working on. 

Before  the Advisory Chair installed his three antagonists she installed three individuals who he recommended in the last election. One for Vice President, two for executive board and one who is an officer of UCO; these individuals were not removed.  This clearly proves that his actions were based solely on his biased hatred for these innocent victims.  But, why remove the chair who was doing such a great job? – it makes no sense.

When the president of UCO acts in an irrational frenzy, it is a clear sign of mental deterioration. It has been suggested by a higher authority that he resigns in order to safeguard himself and the future of the village.   

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Something to thnk about

Subject: Nurse in Germany sends a message to the world


Editor: It seems like I have opened a hornet's nest with this post. I have been asked to remove this post because it is not accurate. I will not. Everybody is allowed their opinion.

"Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle the number of migrant medical emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the main hospitals.


Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff, and we women are now refusing to go among those migrants!

Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.


Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases that we in Europe do not know how to treat.


If they receive a prescription to the pharmacy, they suddenly learn they have to pay cash. This leads to unbelievable outbursts, especially when it is about drugs for the children. They abandon the children with pharmacy staff with the words: So, cure them here yourselves!


So the police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, but also the large pharmacies.


We ask openly where are all those who welcomed the migrants in front of TV cameras with signs at train stations? Yes, for now, the border has been closed, but a million of them are already here and we will definitely not be able to get rid of them.


Until now, the number of unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million. Now it will be at least 3.5 million. Most of these people are completely unemployable. Only a small minimum of them have any education. What is more, their women, who are far outnumbered by the men, usually do not work at all. I estimate that one in ten is pregnant. Hundreds of thousands of them have brought along infants and little kids under six, many emaciated and very needy. If this continues and Germany re-opens its borders, I am going home to the Czech Republic. Nobody can keep me here in this situation, not even for double the salary back home. I came to Germany to work, not to Africa or the Middle East!


Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes him to see the cleaning woman, who has cleaned every day for years for 800 euros and then meets crowds of young men in the hallways who just wait with their hands outstretched, wanting everything for free, and when they don't get it they throw a fit.


I really don't need this! But I am afraid that if I return home, at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans, with their systems, cannot handle this, then, guaranteed, back home will be total chaos.....


You who have not come in contact with these people have absolutely no idea what kind of badly behaved desperados these people are, and how Muslims act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodations.


For now, the local hospital staff has not come down with the diseases these people brought here, but with so many hundreds of patients every day, this is just a question of time.


In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, who they'd dragged across half of Europe for three months. The child died two days later, despite having received top care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany. The pediatric physician had to undergo surgery and the two nurses are recovering in the ICU. Nobody has been punished.


The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we can only inform you through email. What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed the doctor and nurses with a knife? Or if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurse's face and so threatened her with infection? At a minimum he would have gone straight to jail and later to court. With these people so far, nothing has happened,


And so I ask:  Where are all those greeters and receivers from the train stations?  Sitting pretty at home, enjoying their uncomplicated, safe lives. If it were up to me, I would round up all those greeters and bring them here first to our hospital's emergency ward as attendants! Then into one of the buildings housing the migrants, so they can really look after them there themselves, without armed police and police dogs, who, sadly today, are in every hospital here in Bavaria."



Is this "situation" coming to your country?