I don't mean to be disrespectful, but not sure what name to call you so I shall use Mr. Wenger-Kim. I spoke recently with the Rev. KIM Do Hyun together with his wife, on the 22nd of May. We enjoyed a pleasant meal and discussed certain matters pertaining to the events that led up to the election. He has made clear to me that he doesn't know anything of the going on with Dr. Rasmussen's plan/plot and I have accepted his explanations. I did decline to apologize to him because I have been careful to only question his and your relationship and not accuse outright that he KNEW what was being done. As a new Board of Director of GOA'L perhaps he can work with you, Mr. Wenger, since you know each other since 1984 in co-founding the Dongari_Switzerland Korean Adoptee organization. As fellow BoD members you two have the ability to sort all this out.
I requested that a translator be available to make certain that everything was understood as well as possible. I had a friend as witness to the meeting attend. Of course, I have complete faith in a man of God such as Rev. Kim, and starting off I made that very clear at the beginning of our discussion.
I do NOT question his devotion to Korean Adoptees and service to hundreds, perhaps thousands have benefited from KoRoot's house for Adoptees. The work that the Reverend and his wife are doing is admirable and I would in NO way disparage nor question the principals that KoRoot has established. I also explained that I am ready to hear exactly what is the truth from all individuals involved. Face to face with moderators as witnesses on both sides. Let us meet and work this all out.
Perhaps you aren't aware but on that same night, totally unconnected, a drunk 'ajosshi' drove his car smack into my wife's car. It was raining hard and visibility was bad and driving conditions dangerous even if sober. Apparently, he knocked her small car across the intersection. She did not have major injuries, thank God, but then an operation was performed on Tuesday and complications occurred that almost took her life, again. I inform you of all this since you, Mr. Wenger, have met her and Nancy has told me that you seem to be a "rather decent fellow" (Brit humor influenced by Nancy's British English Language studies).
I concur with that you ARE a "decent fellow" and this is what has perplexed me all the more. All along you have claimed to defend GOA'L as Neutral yet I have uncovered such things as THIS on GOA'L website:
#2 "Share the anguishing experiences of unmarried mothers, adoptive families and adoptees."
Are you implying that ALL are 'anguishing experiences'? Do all unmarried mothers have anguish? How about the adoptive families and adoptees, do we ALL have anguish? I don't think this represents the entire SPECTRUM of stories.
It also seems that more and more the voices heard from GOA'L conferences seems ONLY to come from those of discontent, as though we all are in 'anguish' over our adoption. I have been approached by many adoptees that questioned the Neutrality of GOA'L.
COULD YOU ANSWER THESE VALID QUESTIONS AS WELL?
YOU continue to ignore me and many members who want to know WHAT IS GOING ON?
You now call for support in asking for Candidates for Secretary General AGAIN? Please, stop ignoring us and tell us the TRUTH.
GIVE US YOUR VERSION of the debacle of the SHAM/FAKE election on 27 March.
DID YOU COLLUDE WITH DR. RASMUSSEN TO 'TAKE OVER BY DEMOCRATIC MEANS' in order insure that the Anti-Adoption Adoptees Association would virtually control all levels of GLOBAL Overseas Adoptees' Link?
WERE YOU BAMBOOZLED BY HIM and the gang of 33, who voted 11 FOR and 22 ABSTENTION? WHERE IS THAT ON THE FINAL REPORT?
Did you NOT CALL FOR VOTES TO ABSTAIN?
DID I GET YOUR PERMISSION TO USE THE VOTING FORMS that I had made up then YOU DID NOT PASS ON TO YOUR STAFF?
You NOW call for more "FAKE CANDIDATES"!!
A totally hopeless move for anyone, as the Position of SG is APPOINTED solely by the Chairman of the Board and "newly appointed" Board Members according to your interpretation of the Bylaws of Incorporation, the Korean version also not being very clear on these matters and NOT available for members or public to check...
DO YOU CONTINUE THE CHARADE!?
Is this Saturday Nite LIVE...Adoption Comedy-Central?
GIVE US THE TRUTH-BEFORE YOU DESTROY
GLOBAL Overseas Adoptees' Link
Once and for All.
It is on YOUR HEAD, not mine.
Korean War Baby