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January 28, 2020
Statement from the Board of Directors of the Imperial Court of All Alaska:
Re: Public notice (link attached) by Russ Reno and Madeline Holdorf containing questionable statements, blatant lies, and false accusations of embezzlement against current and former Officers of the Board of Directors of the Imperial Court of All Alaska (ICOAA)
On May 15, 2019, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board and members present voted to remove Russ Reno as President of the Board, pursuant to our policy concerning bullying and harassment of any kind toward a member of the community or the ICOAA, as recorded in our Meeting Minutes. It is our understanding that Mr. Reno was aware of this policy, as he was instrumental in crafting said policy. It was under his guidance that this policy was approved and immediately enacted by the Board of Directors. At that time, he was also removed from any affiliation to, or responsibility within the ICOAA. As a result, Mr. Reno does not now, nor will he in future speak on behalf of, or represent the ICOAA, its members, board members, titleholders, or other designees.
Mr. Reno was reminded of our decisions in a notice mailed to him in November 2019.
At that same meeting on May 15, 2019, Rhonda Lamp was elected as the new President of the Board following procedures set forth in Robert’s Rules of Order.
On December 11, 2019, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors, Madeline Holdorf voluntarily forfeited her seat on the Board pursuant to our policy concerning unexcused absences, as recorded in our Meeting Minutes. It is our understanding that Ms. Holdorf was aware of this policy. At the time of this forfeiture, Ms. Holdorf was an elected Officer of the board, holding the position of Secretary of the Board. As a result of this forfeiture, she does not now speak on behalf of, or represent the ICOAA, its members, board members, titleholders, or other designees.
In her role as Secretary, Madeline Holdorf’s duties included taking minutes during Board meetings, corresponding with Board members, keeping all records and files, and tracking attendance and voting records. It was our observation that Ms. Holdorf completed these tasks diligently, storing these documents on her home computer. These documents have yet to be surrendered back to the Board of Directors.
On January 17, 2020, Mr. Reno and Ms. Holdorf filed a Notice of Change of Officials with the Division of Corporate Licensing of the State of Alaska, naming themselves as President and Secretary of the Board, respectively.
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, acting on behalf of himself and Madeline Holdorf, Russ Reno published a statement in the form of a press release to a Facebook page solely managed by Mr. Reno. This statement was also transmitted to representatives of our parent organization, the International Court System, and to its head, Nicole Murray-Ramirez.
In this statement, Mr. Reno and Ms. Holdorf misrepresent themselves as Officers of the Board of Directors of the ICOAA. They present a manipulated version of factual recorded events to fit their false claim of authority, disregard lawful decisions, elections, and public statements of and by the duly-elected current Board, and without any basis in fact or evidence to support their claim, accuse the current Board President and Vice President of enabling or engaging in a scheme to defraud the ICOAA.
In consideration of these recent events, Board President Rhonda Lamp contacted Nicole Murray-Ramirez on January 24, 2020 to make a formal request for voluntary suspension from the International Court System.
On January 26, 2020, members of the Board, College of Emperors and Empresses, and Titleholders met to address this situation and determine our next steps. After much thoughtful and heartfelt discussion, a unanimous decision was made that we would continue advocating and raising funds for our community and other organizations in the great state of Alaska, regardless of the operating status of the ICOAA. Going forward we will do this as residents of Alaska, and not acting as representatives of the ICOAA.
To that end, the ICOAA and Nicole Murray-Ramirez have come to the mutual agreement that voluntary suspension of the Imperial Court of All Alaska will give us time to pursue a sensible course of action in which we will resolve the issues facing our entity. We do not view this as a disciplinary action, rather an opportunity to regroup and continue our good works for the LGBT community within Alaska.
At of the time of this posted statement from the Board of Directors, all titles and rights associated with the Imperial Court of Alaska are suspended and will be reactivated only with the approval of Nicole Murray-Ramirez and the Imperial Court System.
This decision does not come lightly, as the titleholders and members of our organization work diligently within their various communities across Alaska and have put in great effort to maintain the momentum and dignity of the ICOAA, despite this attempt of disruption by Mr. Reno and Ms. Holdorf.
We will continue to cooperate with the District Attorney and Anchorage Police Department in their respective investigations and look forward to resolving this issue to the satisfaction of all legal authorities as well as the International Court System and our community.
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