Friday, May 12, 2017

Registered Agent for Ups & Downs?

Update: Mr. Jenkins was NOT aware he was listed as agent of record. We dislike this woman now; we've been giving her too much credit.

First and foremost, we do wish to apologize to Mr. Willson Jenkins for any errors in two earlier posts. What is a registered agent? We took this from Wikipedia...which may not be the most reliable source, but our Black's was in the cleaners:

In United States business law, a registered agent, also known as a resident agent[1] or statutory agent,[2] is a business or individual designated to receive service of process (SOP) when a business entity is a party in a legal action such as a lawsuit or summons.[3] The registered agent's address may also be where the state sends the paperwork for the periodic renewal of the business entity's charter (if required). The registered agent for a business entity may be an officer or employee of the company, or a third party, such as the organization's lawyer or a service company. Failure to properly maintain a registered agent can affect a company negatively.[3]

Mr. Jenkins says "inaccurate" blogging led to two people asking that he and the  board be investigated. He is in error here since we have done nothing but stress that the board, with the exception of the manager, has had nothing to do with any possible irregularities.

Mr. Jenkins also feels we were wrong to infer he was paid. We're not sure why it was wrong to infer this. We inferred what he did was work (see above) and one should be paid for work done. For those who don't know, attorneys are expected to do so much pro bono work each year. Most of our attorney friends do this work for animal charities, but perhaps Mr. Jenkins is not one of these. We hope he will reconsider in the future. We've never known any animal to use the bad grammar or faulty logic found in most posts by those attacking this charity.

Mr. Jenkins is no longer agent of record for this charity, and again we apologize. If he has reported this change, it has not shown up on the Secretary of State website as of earlier today. (After rereading his comment, he says "if" he agreed to be registered agent in the first place. If he didn't agree, we've done him a service in bringing this to his attention.)

Now we ask Mr. Jenkins similarly to recant that we have ever said the thrift store manager should not be paid. We certainly have not, and it was implied in his post. Again, see above as to our thoughts on payment. If one works, he/she should be paid. If he wishes those who don't understand this basic principal of being paid to perform permanent work for a charity, he needs to post his comments on one of the three or four sites currently bashing the charity's board without provocation or basis.


  1. Sounds like this gossip mongering blog has came to the line on the libel law once again. This time you are going after an attorney???? Maybe you picked the wrong "pigeon" this time. If and when whoever the legion of "contributors" that write the gossip and opinion which often is inaccurate and inflammatory get slapped with a libel charge there will be many in the Shoals who will be glad to see justice served. Opinion is one thing, character assassination is another.

    1. Please tell us how describing someone as an agent of record for a charity is libeling someone? Especially since Mr. Jenkins is listed as the agent on the Alabama Secretary of State's site as being such? Or was it because we inferred he was paid for this position? Please do tell.

      While nothing derogatory was said about Mr. Jenkins, who appears to be another victim in all this, we'll now say something very derogatory about the thrift store manager. She appears to be a congenital liar.