While education, health and rescue are worthy endeavors,
THESE ARE NOT THE PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF A NATIONAL BREED CLUB SO WHY THEN CONVERT TO A 501c3?
The DPCA was converted to a 501c3 - from its original form of 501c7
The DPCA members were SOLD the conversion on one statement: That 501c3 organizations are "tax-deductible".
And while this is true, SO ARE 501c7 organizations!
The 501c7 is a nonprofit dedicated to a specific cause: The DOBERMAN PINSCHER
The 501c3 is a nonprofit for ALL DOGS first, then perhaps the Doberman
The essential difference is that:
The DPCA has gotten outside contributions in 2010 ONLY FROM PURINA and from no one else according to their tax statements. So is it worth throwing the Doberman overboard so PURINA can donate to the DPCA?
The breed you love has been placed in the backseat in order to get money from PURINA.
If your beloved Doberman dies of cardio, then you may want to contribute to research in that area, while if cancer takes your pet, a donation to cancer research seems more appropriate.
If you donate to the DPCA you surrender control over your monies and may in fact be donating to the UDC, the NAIA, the AKC Humane Fund, the AKC Political Fund, rescue, and so on. While these various orgs may be doing good work, it is not always the direction you may want to go.
And also please note that donations are deductible to members under the old 501c7 organizational form!
IF YOU WISH TO PROCEED TO THE ACTION STEP - A LINK IS PROVIDED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE ...
Meanwhile here below are some additional facts to consider as you try to negotiate the political rheteric of the 'entitled few' who are trying to hold onto their positions.
THE PUBLIC CHARITY that is the DPCA of today destroys the very pupose of its creation - the preservation, protection and promotion of the Doberman Pinscher. And replaces it with THIS ...
1.To promote the public's knowledge and appreciation of dogs in general and Doberman Pinschers in particular;
(See a comparison of the last legal Constitution to the 501c3 version. FOR BETTER VIEWING - MAXIMIZE THE POPUP)
THE DPCA had a VERY successful Doberman Foundation* (1994-2000) specifically for education and health issues directly affecting Doberman Pinschers. According to sources, financial irregularities and take-over pressures from outside the club caused it to liquidate so that donor's monies could be saved from the take-over attempts and still would be directed to the causes specified by the donors.
* The DPFA had over a half-million in assets when dissolved. It could have, and should have continued separately from the DPCA solely for those interested in health issues.
THE DPCA conversion to a public charity without proof of a vote, appears to be an ILLEGAL act perpetuated by essentially the same group of people NOW in power. It allegedly was done without a CONSTITUTIONALLY required vote of the membership, and
THE DPCA management has continued to perpetuate this fraud upon the DPCA membership, the State of Michigan, and the I.R.S. for 11+ years.
ALSO - THE DPCA has failed to comply with another IRS requirement, beginning in 2008, 501c3 entities were required to establish a conflict of interest policy, a policy to enforce compliance and a whistleblower policy. Acknowledgement that these policies are in place must be on the tax return and must be produced if audited. A thorough examination of the governing DPCA documents, including the APM reveals NO SUCH POLICY. AND AGAIN the DPCA BOARD has not complied with the law. (SEE 2008 BOARD MINUTES)
THE DPCA management has failed to comply with ALL IRS REQUIREMENTS OF A 501(c)(3) and it is only a matter of time before this lawlessness comes to an abrupt halt. The time has come to oust the entire "MIS-management" team, or you members and the Doberman in particular will suffer because of their incompetence. And they were CAUTIONED by the treasurer.
Past-President Vic Monteleon describing the 'new' DPCA
“We are enjoined, as a charitable organization to provide maximum outreach and service to the dog owning public in general, and to the Doberman owning public in particular. Our clubs are one of our primary vehicles in performing such service.”
DO YOU WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF A BREED CLUB WITH A VOTE TO PRESERVE THE AMERICAN DOBERMAN PINSCHER?
DO YOU WANT TO BE A SPONSOR TO SUPPORT A BOARD RUN-CHARITY FOR ALL DOGS?
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