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USA Table Tennis Statement Regarding High Performance Committee Minutes

By USATT Director of Communications - Chad Knasinski | Oct. 30, 2020, 12:46 p.m. (ET)

 

USA TABLE TENNIS STATEMENT

REGARDING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – October 30, 2020) – Ever since the USOPC required governance changes as a means of bringing USATT into compliance with best practices in nonprofit procedures, USATT has endeavored to promote improvements throughout the corporation and its committees.  This process does not occur overnight, and when we see things that need to be changed, we change them.  When HPC's practices regarding corporate minutes did not follow our own corporate guidelines or best practices as articulated by leading nonprofit scholars and nonprofit organizations, our outside counsel notified the HPC, explained the problems with HPC's processes, and recommended changes.  Counsel also advised USATT to take the minutes down to give the HPC an opportunity to handle them properly. The HPC Chair choose to resign rather than to accept this advice.  The issues regarding the minutes is largely procedural, and the suggestion that USATT is hiding something is fanciful, as anyone who reads the original minutes and materials will readily see for themselves. Procedures will be followed and the HPC minutes will be edited to comply with best practices and reposted to the USATT website. USATT will continue to focus on improving its governance in every respect that it can.