Monday, March 23, 2015

Andrew P. Clunn Impeached, Convicted & Expelled From Beaux Arts Society, Inc. For Misfeasance & Nonfeasance In Carrying Out His Responsibilities As Treasurer

On March 23, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. made the final decision to expel Andrew P. Clunn as a member after impeaching and convicting him of "misfeasance" and "nonfeasance" in carrying out his responsibilities as Treasurer.

The "misfeasance" involved his handling his duties as Treasurer in a negligent manner requiring others to have to pick up the slack. The "nonfeasance" involved his failure to act when under an obligation to do so and his refusal to do that which was his legal duty. Specifically, Andrew P. Clunn failed to file Tax Forms with the IRS by the multiple deadlines agreed to between himself and the Society; ceased all communication with the Society for almost four months, not responding to e-mails or phone messages; and failing to return to the Society all of the financial records, receipts and deposit slips entrusted to him. When placed on notice that the Board of Directors would address these issues if he did not respond in a prompt and professional manner, he used profane language clearly indicating he did not care what action the Society took against him.

Andrew P. Clunn of 8 Wendy Lane, Burnt Hills, New York 12027-9754 joined the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. in 2014. He was designated a Patron Of The Arts in 2014 for making a Financial Contribution to the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball. Mr. Clunn was a Foundation Member who was later appointed Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was classified as a Regular Member for dues purposes since he was born on March 7, 1985.

Dr. Tom Stevens, President of the Beaux Arts Society, issued the following statement in response to the expulsion, "All reasonable steps were taken to avoid this drastic action. There were no advance indications Mr. Clunn would abandon his duties and responsibilities in this manner or that his response to the situation would be so volatile and unprofessional. If he was unable to handle his duties as Treasurer, all he had to do was to reach out to the Society, explain the situation, resign and return any official records in his possession."

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