Chimczuk Museum inc- Answers that raise questions

Next is David Wonham’s answer to my question which he emailed me personally but I do not beleive he objects to posting. The uninterrupted response is at very bottom that but I wanted to comment on this response, my comments in italics. Based on his response I need to repeat that I do not question or have any reason to doubt David Wonham’s motives. I simply disagree with and oppose what he has done.
In part David Wonham has been thoughtfully answering my question and I will attempt to respond in kind
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Mark, you are asking questions that nobody has bothered to ask in the last 5 years !
Nobody has asked us to transfer the name “Chimczuk Museum” to the City or any other organization !
I don’t think that anyone wants to recognize the validity of your claim or maybe they feel that a response from the city legitimizes your claim. Maybe the city plans to oppose your claim in the future. Regardless, the lack of response is a sign of the city ignoring you
As required for Ontario Registered Corporations (we are 1675786), we have 3 Board members at present ( have had 3 others in the past, who have left or died, which determined their term of office). We report back annually on our activities, as is required.
You still have not answered the question of who the board members are, only the amount of them. What would be their term had they not died? Is there any process for removing board members due to age, illness etc…?
Not one person has asked to be on our Board, so we have a totally clear conscience, both legally and morally.
I do not see any logical connection between another asking to be on the board having any bearing as to a “totally clear conscience”. However this raises other questions:
  1. If no one has asked to be on the board for such a long time, does that suggest that the a position on the board is at best – not a coveted position. That those who are chosen are done so based on being the only ones who “asked for the job?” It would go to supporting the argument that those on the board may not be the best qualified or best candidates since it is a job no one wants.
  2. Have you ever gaged public opinion as to how Windsorites would like to see the moneys governed. Did you ever consider that maybe the fact no one has questioned the board is that no one believes the board is legitimate or moral or some other questionable adjective?
There is no argument to hone : we are on the high ground, so you have not had to prepare us for anything.
So far I cannot find someone who supports your argument or that you are on some “high ground” . I know that labour leaders do not support your argument, Business leaders I’ve talked to do not support your argument or moral legitimacy.
It was the sheer incompetence of the City not to register “Chimczuk Museum”, when the average non-legally trained person, such as I, found that it would be obvious, from the Chimczuk Will, to do so, that led us to doubt their ability to manage the Chimczuk legacy.
You speak of the city as if it is an individual. The only way I think it can be viewed is: the city asked a lawyer for a legal opinion. The legal opinion they received, from what you have written is wrong. Are you saying that the City of Windsor’s ability to manage the Chimczuk legacy is based on the fact that they received a flawed legal opinion?
Being told, in Council, that we could not register the “Chimczuk Museum” name, when we had already done it, did not increase our confidence in the Legal Dept. of the Corporation of the City of Windsor.
Joe has ben dead for over 20 years, and someone is finally asking questions ? Spare me !
This comment I find most curious. I don’t understand what you are saying. It seems you are sayingthat the fact that myself or anyone else failed to raise these questions earlier has some bearing on the merit of the ability to question your authority??? Is there some sort of statute of limitations on questioning your authority?
We have spent time and money (at our expense) to become a Registered Canadian Charity ( #81604-8078 ), which we will never get back, so don’t even try to imply that we are financially biased in the application of the Chimczuk legacy.
I don’t think I was questioning any “financial bias” only a political one,
You may have difficulty to imagine that any person (other than yourself) has an altruistic motive for improving our City, but that is your problem, not ours.
I thought I was quite clear that I did not question your motives and believed them sincere.
Do you want to join our Board ? Tell us what you can do to merit that position, and we will consider it.
Couple of things, I do not want to join your board because I oppose its very existence and question its legitimacy.
Who are you to judge the merits of my qualifications? Why would I apply for a position that lists no criteria on which its award will be based?
I am curious, on the other hand, what are the qualifications and criteria that would influence your decision
If not, stop spreading rumours and dissent : your credibility has suffered sorely by your blog rantings.
I don’t think I’ve spread rumours, my dissent is protected by our charter of rights and freedoms. Honestly I dont think any thing I’ve posted has affected my credibility either way
Letter in full
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Mark, you are asking questions that nobody has bothered to ask in the last 5 years !
Nobody has asked us to transfer the name “Chimczuk Museum” to the City or any other organization !
As required for Ontario Registered Corporations (we are 1675786), we have 3 Board members at present ( have had 3 others in the past, who have left or died, which determined their term of office). We report back annually on our activities, as is required.
Not one person has asked to be on our Board, so we have a totally clear conscience, both legally and morally.
There is no argument to hone : we are on the high ground, so you have not had to prepare us for anything.
It was the sheer incompetence of the City not to register “Chimczuk Museum”, when the average non-legally trained person, such as I, found that it would be obvious, from the Chimczuk Will, to do so, that led us to doubt their ability to manage the Chimczuk legacy.
Being told, in Council, that we could not register the “Chimczuk Museum” name, when we had already done it, did not increase our confidence in the Legal Dept. of the Corporation of the City of Windsor.
Joe has ben dead for over 20 years, and someone is finally asking questions ? Spare me !
We have spent time and money (at our expense) to become a Registered Canadian Charity ( #81604-8078 ), which we will never get back, so don’t even try to imply that we are financially biased in the application of the Chimczuk legacy.
You may have difficulty to imagine that any person (other than yourself) has an altruistic motive for improving our City, but that is your problem, not ours.
Do you want to join our Board ? Tell us what you can do to merit that position, and we will consider it.
If not, stop spreading rumours and dissent : your credibility has suffered sorely by your blog rantings.
David Wonham.
Executive Director.
Chimczuk Museum Inc.
David Wonham.
Executive Director.
Chimczuk Museum Inc.
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As a side note, I’ve registered the domain names Davidwonham.Com, Davidwonham.ca and DavidWonhammuseum.com. I don’t plan to use them and I’ll happily transfer the names to David Wonham if he submits a plan for usage that meets my approval. A plan that is good for all parties involved