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Alex S. Gabor is freelance investigative journalist, bank stock analyst, and financial consultant. He does not personally get paid from anyone for anything published here at Seeking Alpha.
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  • Washington State Bank Activities Reform Commission Investigates Soap Lake Corruption 2 comments
    Mar 31, 2013 10:38 PM | about stocks: BANR
    The Washington State Bank Activities Reform Commission (WABARC) has posted a schematic linking various organizations, both profit and non profit, related to money laundering in Soap Lake, Washington.The video has been shared with the Washington State Auditors Office but so for no action is percieved to be forthcoming from the State.Officials at WABARC are in touch with WVDRC to see if mediation can be arranged between City of Soap Lake City Attorney's and Plaintiff's making claims of civil rights violations and further pending criminal charges against former City Officials.About Us

    WVDRC is a place for people in our community to come together and participate in a voluntary, confidential, transformative model of mediation through which clients are empowered to define their issues, negotiate to satisfy their own needs, and create their own mutually satisfactory agreement, rather than going to court or arbitration where a third party makes decisions for them. The mediator's role is to guide and guard the confidential 6-step process to ensure the clients every opportunity to be heard, to hear each other, and explore together possible proposed solutions to their dispute in a safe and private setting. Pro bono (Volunteer) mediators provide mediation services and client fees are charged on a sliding fee scale based on each client's income.

    For more information about our office team, please see Our Staff.
    For more information about our goals and philosophy, please see Our Mission and Vision.
    For more information about our evolution, please see Our History.

    History of Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center (WVDRC)

    Dispute Resolution Centers have been operating in Washington State since 1984 There are currently 20 centers in operation throughout the state. The Wenatchee Valley was the last major population area of the state without a dispute resolution center in 2004. Beginning in June 2004, through the volunteer efforts of Lynn Yialelis and the interest and mentoring of members of the Equal Justice Advisory Council, the Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center began to take shape. The DRC board was formed, met, elected officers, and named the center during their first official meeting on January 17, 2005. Recruitment and training of individuals interested in becoming certified mediators for the center began in October 2005. The DRC was formed under, and in accordance with, Washington State Statute RCW 7.75, and on February 20, 2006 Chelan County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 2006-26 authorizing the creation and operation of the Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center.

    A small administrative office in the Chelan County City of Wenatchee Housing authority was obtained along with conference and board room space at various locations around the valley to conduct mediations.

    Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center is a member of Resolution Washington, the association of dispute resolution centers of WA State, and Washington Mediation Association (WMA), the association of attorney and non-attorney mediators in WA State. WVDRC is a WMA Practicum Approved site for training and certifying mediators in WA State.

    Mission Statement

    The Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center provides mediation services, trainings, and programs to assist people in the peaceful resolution of disputes while complimenting the judicial system.

    StaffMediators

    Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center offers a team of certified mediators with training and experience in a wide variety of cases. Our mediators come from various professional backgrounds and walks of life and offer their time and services to WVDRC pro-bono (without charge) so that we can offer affordable quality services to anyone who needs it.

    Administrative Staff

    Lynn Yialelis, M.Ed, B.A., is the founder and Executive Director of WVDRC. She is a Washington Mediation Association (WMA) Certified Mediator, WMA Practicum Approved Supervisor, and certified by WMA in Mediation as a Specialist in the areas of Domestic (Family Law), Employment, Education, Organizational, and Labor Relations. (complete bio)

    Ruth Hartmann, B.S., is the Intake Specialist and Case Manager for WVDRC. In that capacity, she responds to mediation and conciliation inquiries, helps parties determine if mediation is an appropriate option for their specific situation, coordinates the scheduling of mediation sessions, and guides each case through to completion. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Management, with a minor in Spanish and is fluent in both Spanish and English. ¡Se habla Español! Ruth is enthusiastic about mediation having witnessed firsthand the power of collaboration in resolving disputes quickly and affordably while minimizing emotional pain and trauma. She is actively pursuing an internship to become a certified mediator and looks forward to serving you either in Spanish or English should the need arise. (complete bio)

    Governance

    Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center is a non-profit 501(NYSE:C)(3). We currently have a 5 member Policy Board of Directors. This board meets once a month in the capacity of governance. They establish policy as well as develop vision and set direction for WVDRC. They involve themselves in actively promoting our agency within the community, help organize and participate in any fund raising events, and assist in trainings.

    WVDRC Board of Directors:
    Mark Seman - Board Chair
    Architect
    HMS Architecture, LLC

    Roy Dotson - Vice-Chair
    Math Instructor
    Wenatchee Valley College

    Rufus Woods - Director
    Publisher
    Wenatchee World Newspaper

    Lori Kostors - Director
    Executive Director
    Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center

    Hans Slette - Secretary
    Attorney
    Northwest Justice Project

    Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center also has a 12 member Advisory Council made up of community leaders. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to assist the WVDRC in communicating its mediation services to the greater Wenatchee area and help improve the effectiveness of the services it provides. The board meets to learn about current WVDRC activities and recommend how the services can be improved and extended to better serve the greater Wenatchee area.

    WVDRC Advisory Council Members
     

     

    Bruce Buckle
    Executive Director
    Aging and Adult Care

    Jesus Hernandez
    Executive Director
    Community Choice

    The Honorable Nancy Harmon
    Chelan County District Court Judge

    Tracey Kasnic
    Vice President Patient Care Services
    Central WA Hospital

    Craig Larsen
    Executive Director
    Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Jamie Loewen-Wallace
    Realtor, Windermere Real Estate
    Past President NCW Assn. Of Realtors

    Tom Robbins
    Chief of Police
    City of Wenatchee

    Liz Hayes
    Family Law Facilitator

    Mark Spurgeon
    Commissioner-District #3
    Port of Douglas County

    The Honorable Ken Stanton
    Douglas County Commissioner
    Douglas County

    Rev. Andrew Thompson
    Pastor
    Columbia Grove Covenant Church
    Wenatchee, WA

    Louise Verellen
    Executive Director
    Wenatchee Valley Literacy Council

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a short position in BANR over the next 72 hours.

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    Author’s reply » Youtube, Seeking Alpha and Facebook is covering stories published about Soap Lake and these stories are being syndicated to Wall Street Journal and other national and international media outlets:

     

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    Author’s reply » Stories about Soap Lake being forwarded to Gorkana.com journalists around the world until Soap Lake City Officials settle $100 million lawsuit filed online by Gabor S. Acs in Acs vs. City of Soap Lake in the Federal District Court of Seattle.
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