This message is for all who had photographs taken by and ordered
from the outside photographer, Robert E. Good at our last Reunion.
After noting that the photographs were not available as promised,
the Association investigated and determined that Mr. Good
has not performed and has declared bankruptcy.
As background, Photographs ordered were to be available for
purchase on or about July 15, 2012, from SeeMyPrints.com. Also,
prepaid photos were to be mailed at the same time. On Monday,
July 9th, Gene Overton phoned Mr. Good to determine if he was
on schedule. Gene was informed by Mr. Good that everything would
be completed no later than the end of July.
Next is a sequence of actions taken when it became clear that
photos were not posted online:
·Starting on August 5th,
Gene left numerous phone voicemails and sent follow-up emails.
None were answered.
·Reunion attendees who pre-paid
for photos began contacting the Association in mid-August inquiring
if the Association had any idea when Mr. Good would be mailing
their purchased photos.
·The Association reached
out at the end of August to Ken Parr [former Board Member of
the Association] who lives in Ohio about a two hour drive from
Mr. Good. Ken, while he was unable at the time to drive down
to Mr. Goods location, had a close business contact try
to locate Mr. Goods at his place of business and talk to
him on our behalf. It was learned that Mr. Good worked out of
his home. Next, Ken contacted the Circleville Chamber of Commerce,
where it was learned that Mr. Good (who does photography work
for them and prepares their newsletter) had not been seen for
months and they too had not been able to contact him.
·At this point, it was determined
that the Association's next course of action would be to contact
the Circleville Police Department and see what action could be
taken against Mr. Good. We were informed by the Police that his
actions are not considered to be a criminal offense, but rather
a civil matter which would have to be pursued in civil court
as a small claims action.
·During the discussion with
the Police, it was revealed that another veterans organization
(the Veterans of Underage Military Service) had been in contact
with them as well,. The police provided the contact information
for their National Commander - William C. Morgan. Mr. Morgan
was contacted and informed us that his organization had a reunion
in April and has also not received the promised and paid for
photographs. Mr. Morgan even went as far as getting a police
escort and actually visiting Mr. Goods home. Mr. Good was
not home but Mr. Morgan did speak to his wife who informed him
that Robert was in financial difficulty and had filed for bankruptcy.
·The Association then reached
out to Mike Bookser, a former Board Member of the Association
and a retired suburb of Pittsburgh Police Chief. He was able
to confirm the statements made above by the Circleville Police
on this matter. He also conferred with his son, an attorney,
that each attendee who made a prepayment would have to individually
file a small claims action in civil court. However, since Robert
has already filed for bankruptcy, there may be little hope of
any type of recovery for small amounts of money.
We are sorry to have to report that it appears little can
be done to recover your money paid to Mr. Good. However, for
your reference his address is: Robert E. Good, 451 North Court
Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113-3202.