This announcement is to inform the adoptee community – both in Korea and abroad – of the current status of G.O.A.’L. Over the last several months G.O.A.’L has been operating at a limited capacity as a result of staff changes, including the position of Secretary General (SG). Though Vice Secretary General Katie Mee Joo Putes has assumed the responsibilities of SG during this transition period, the position of SG remains vacant.
We are making a second call for eligible candidates for the position of Secretary General. Interested persons are requested to submit a resume and cover letter by June 23, 2010. The Board of Directors, as per the Articles of Incorporation, can then select an eligible person for the position of Secretary General. G.O.A.’L will not be organizing a second election. Please visit the G.O.A.'L website for more information: www.goal.or.kr.
A.S.K. founder and leader Kim Stoker allowed them to speak, claiming later to me that she had “NO idea” what they would present. Jane Jeong Trenka and Jennifer Kwon Dobbs also attended. I can’t call Ms. Stoker a liar, but other information provided by ‘sources’ indicated that the ‘dangerous danes’ had contacted leaders in the KADLinK (Korean ADoptees Living in Korea) community MONTHS before in 2009, on “taking over by democratic means” GOA’L. (Remember if you are NOT living in Korea you just don’t count-according to the opinion of Dr. Rasmussen).
I have not wanted to "dismantle GOA'L" or destroy it, but the denials continued and my own personal questions and requests for explanations went unanswered. There was nothing else to do but to expose bits and pieces of information that was very suspicious in nature.
As March unfolded I became more convinced that the election would be FIXED. Oddly Mr. Wenger constantly asked if I was going to WITHDRAW my candidacy for SG and run only as a Board of Director candidate. I told him I would not withdraw until I knew that the other candidates would truly be NEUTRAL. (I was aware that “candidates could be announced on the very day of the election” and sure enough a Ms. Julie Jong Koch, with 3 months experience as a KADLinK, was announced as a last minute candidate for Secretary General. Ms. Koch was just a FAKE Pretend candidate, who could have been easily voted in by the gang of 33 but it was intended to be part of the PRETEND ELECTION.)
‘FLAWED’ from the moment they voted on “Voting Separately” and DID NOT PASS BY SIMPLE MAJORITY. The FACT is that the election was NOT DONE in accordance with ANY RULES OF ORDER followed. There WAS call to vote to Abstain, yet that is NOT recorded in the final report.
I have received many anonymous Sources that provided information that showed that Dr. Kim Su Rasmussen/Seo KilSeung was 'successful' in his plan and that Mr. Wenger APPEARED either unable to prevent...or was in collusion with him and the KADLinK’s (Korean ADoptees Living in Korea).
In his OPEN LETTER TO DON GORDON BELL, Dr. Kim Su Rasmussen/Seo KilSeung (Black okay?) revealed his plan to "politicize GOA'L and take over by democratic means" for the KADLinK ONLY community. I had to expose what I believe was a plan to focus GOA'L into Mainly for Those Living in Korea, which again is a SPECTRUM of Korean Adoptees, for not all adoptees even use GOA'L.
Many KAD’s are living here because they have come to discover their Korean Heritage on their own, using their Adoption Agencies, InKAS, KCARE and others to search for records, meet foster care families, seek reunion, etc. GOA'L has helped about 50% of the returning Adoptees it is estimated. There ARE other sources helping KADs but what was always unique about GOA'L was that the staff were always a MIX of Korean Adoptees from abroad AND local Koreans who have worked side by side with us.
My hope is that the Peace Feelers that I had put out to all the various leaders would lead to Face to Face confrontation between us to find compromise…Instead SOME PEOPLE continue in their outrageous lies and deceit that the final report of the Annual General Meeting was legitimate. BOGUS!!