• [ans] ANS-186 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT Respondsto Al

    From Paul Stoetzer via ANS@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jul 4 12:50:11 2020
    XPost: rec.radio.info


    The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and infor-
    mation service of AMSAT North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite
    Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space
    including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur
    Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building,
    launching and communicating through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.

    The news feed on http://www.amsat.org publishes news of Amateur
    Radio in Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

    Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
    ans-editor at amsat.org.

    You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service
    Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans

    In this edition:

    * AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

    SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-186
    ANS-186 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

    AMSAT News Service Bulletin 186.01
    DATE July 4, 2020
    BID: $ANS-186.01

    AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

    The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of
    public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized” legal expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very seriously and in full disclosure, has investigated these claims for
    many months.

    AMSAT’s corporate records give a full accounting of all expenditures
    and are provided to its Directors upon request, in compliance with our governing documents and law of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Our
    office remains closed due to COVID-19, where those documents reside. Furthermore, AMSAT complies with IRS rules for 501(c)(3) disclosure of
    public financial documents, such as the Form 990 available on the
    AMSAT website. Financial review and accounting services from a third-
    party firm of Certified Public Accountants are utilized by the
    corporation to ensure governance to best practice and law.

    The Corporation vehemently denies false statements alleging
    “unauthorized” expenditures.

    On behalf of AMSAT,

    Clayton Coleman, W5PFG

    [ANS thanks Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, AMSAT President, for the above


    In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
    President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
    donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
    tional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT

    73 and Remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,

    This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    n8hm at amsat dot org
    Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)