This quote stands out: "...I can't do so now because I don't understand most of his letter and I am too distraught." What did John Leonard's letter state? Did he threaten her with a lawsuit as he did me as noted here: [Link] or did he correct any possible mistakes she made?
For now here are two links regarding ASCA's incorporation or lack thereof:
For info on the ASCA articles of incorporation at the Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations , here is a link that lists ASCA as a "foreign corporation": [Link]
Here is a link to the IOWA Secretary of State stating that ASCA corporation in Iowa is inactive: [Link]
I will email her and find out.
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Remember George block, that weenie who says FINA should be replaced and/or boycotted but replaced with a new organization he is connected with? ...
Sarah sent me a link to her blog making some startling accusations about both George Block and ASCA. I have not taken the time to validate these claims and I have to state emphatically that these are allegations and I have no idea if they are true. Sarah insists that she has done the leg work and she is making her personal opinions, observations and judgments known.
Here is some of the stuff she had to say:
"... In my blog titled Bexar County Funding of Folks Folly Aquatic Center , I mention how often the name George Block surfaces when researching why my children’s school district is spending $7M on a pool that is unsuitable for high school athletes. ..."
On the website, http://www.nisd.net/features/sanac there is a statement
"...Northside's proposal has been endorsed by the national governing body for the sport of swimming, USA Swimming, which has promised the venue a minimum of five events per year."
I checked with Carol Birch at USA Swimming. Their organization does not guarantee any events. All organizations must bid on events
It appears that Sarah was on a roll with George and decided to look into ASCA as well. Now this allegation from a second post is explosive. In fact is profoundly explosive. I do emphasize that this is an allegation only but if true, ASCA has some paper work to do and that may include Form 990's and some tax stuff.
"... As I look closer at this, I learn that a more ubiquitous name in swimming is John Leonard. Many organizations fall under the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), with John Leonard as Executive Director, and George Block as an officer.
ASCA is listed as a foreign corporation in Florida. Foreign, in corporation lingo, means not incorporated in the state. I originally had images of a corporation concealing their finances in Grand Cayman. It turns out John Leonard and George Block have an even better deal. Their annual reports to Florida state they are incorporated in Iowa. I checked the Iowa department of state. John Leonard registered in Iowa in 1968 but was terminated in 1992 for failure to file reports.
ASCA is not a legitimate corporation so there is no government oversight into their finances. It is not registered as an assumed name in Bexar County, and it is unlikely to be registered in any county.
This is a fictitious entity.I confirmed ASCA status on Iowa's website and verbally with the Iowa department of state. ASCA, SwimAmerica, WSA, and possibly several other business entities seem to be doing business fraudulently.
If what Sarah states is true, I am suggesting that the IRS get involved. Sick em, Sarah!