This Is our Village

Thursday, February 27, 2014


The position of UCO treasurer is a very important one. We need a person with proven financial skills and experience, plus a person who, without compromising any financial principles, will be a UCO team player.

Both candidates for treasurer in this election are CPAs, and I think that is a step in the right direction. With a CPA we are getting a professional. I am planning to vote for Howard O’Brien myself. He has impeccable credentials and says in his bio in the March Reporter: “I will work with the UCO team and the outside accountants to have the best system of financial reporting and internal control.” Read his bio. It’s impressive. It was Howard, as vice president of Sussex C, who discovered fraud in their finances, which was reported in the Palm Beach Post.

I am aware, of course, that Esther Sutofsky promotes the other candidate for treasurer on Olga’s “My Village Blogger” blog. That is to be expected. But I would daresay from the following, quoted from what Esther herself said on December 24, 2013 on Olga’s blog, that she nonetheless thinks well of Howard O’Brien:

This morning, in answer to politely but incisively asked questions by Howard O'Brian [sic], a candidate for Treasurer in the upcoming election, they snapped at him for telling the truth and basically called him out as having a made up mind - ergo, a wrongly made up mind. This, to a man who does not partake in fights and succeeded in uncovering embezzlement at his Association and now willing to serve his community, the Village.”

Who the “they” refers to in this post is or the issue at hand, I do not know, but it seems clear Howard is being DEFENDED.

Dave Israel recommends Howard O’Brien. I hope that the delegates will see fit to elect him on March 7 as our new treasurer.


  1. Hi Lanny,

    In effect, there is no alternative to Howard. The other "candidate" has been disrupting our Delegate Assembly meetings for almost 4 years.

    It is inconceivable that he become Treasurer of UCO.

    Dave Israel

  2. I agree with you both Dave and Lanny. The other person running is is a menace to us all.

  3. I also agree with the above
    comments. By electing Howard
    O'Brien as our Treasurer CV will
    have THE BEST for Howard is an
    honest, truthful and a very
    intelligent CPA.

  4. I am so ready for a real accountant for Treasurer. Howard O'Brien has an excellent background and participates in UCO meetings.


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