The St. Clément's Hundred is a community service organizations in the 7th District. The mission of the Hundred is the preservation of St. Clément's Island, the Blackistone Lighthouse, which it restored, and everything connected to the island. The Hundred's work has been commendable. The Hundred also is to be the beacon of light St. Clément's Island represents carring the tourch of "Tolerance" for all to practice, for which the Hundred has failed in this endeavor.
Richard greatly respects those fine members with whom he still has a positive relationship, but unfortunately the majority of the Hundred and its leadership suffer under a regressive authoritarian mindset.
A Cardinal Rule of a non-profit organization is not to disrespect volunteers and donors, to treat them well like gold with due dignity and respect accommodating them to the fullest extent possible, and not treat them like filth. The old maxim still applies to a non-profit, that when a volunteer or donor says "jump," the proper organizational response should be, "How High." The Optimist Club and this organization do not have an understanding of the precept of how to properly treat volunteers and donors.
The 7th District was founded on the basis of "Tolerance," a concept of which the Optimist Club and the Hundred above all County and 7th District non-profit organizations should exemplify, but sadly do not laking a proper appreciation of this precept, and thus do not understand, respect, or honor the application of this ideation.
Your community involvement including donations are better spent with ACTS and the fire and rescue squads.
Please see the attached letter to the Hundred Board regarding its rejection of Richard's financial donation in the section under 7th Dist Optimists/Hundred.