The original comments are still complete with no changes in the comment section of the article, How the Amazon Golf Club Was Stolen. These exerts are what caught my eye as important, profound, or funny. I was pleased that there was so much content that deserved merit. The original list I saved was twice this long, too long to accomplish my objective. Let’s start over and leave our comments under this condensed summary.
# 3: “Even though it might take some time, Peruvian law and truth should prevail. Based on my experience with the Peruvian courts, they are a first class operation.”
# 13: “The bottom line is this: Gerald, Adam: with all due respect, you have a moral obligation to set up the new constitution of the club as closely (and legally) as possible to the original conditions given to the founding members.”
# 15: “They do not want any non-golfing investors in the Amazon Golf Club. We know it was Mike Collis’s idea, a non-golfer, I was the first investor, a non-golfer, 6 out of the first 10 share holders, non-golfers, 30 out of the first 49 share holders, non-golfers, 37 out of the original 62 share holders, non-golfers, and Peter Schneider, the man that saved the club, without whom the golfers would have no wonderful golf course in the middle of the Amazon jungle, a non-golfer.”
# 20: “In all my investments over my life time I have always found the investors control the investment but are not involved with the product they are investing in. Ballparks are not owned by ballplayers, movie studios are not owned by movie stars, recording studios are not owned by recording artists, oil companies are not owned by oil drillers, taverns are not owned by drunks, restaurants are not owned by obese people, tobacco companies are not owned by smokers, and golf courses are not owned by golfers.”
# 22: “I spent most of my formative years playing on a private golf course in Appalachia and even though many of the members there had married and divorced their sisters, leaving them with their retarded offspring, they still behaved like gentlemen and ladies! And here I am in Peru, dealing with infighting, sub-grouping and slanderous gringos that obviously are offspring of incestuous affairs…There, I was able to write my mind without bastardizing anyone. Can’t we all?”
# 26: “Remember, there are only three games where gentlemanly conduct is a prerequisite: Cricket, Tennis and Golf If you can not maintain yourself, you are not welcome on the course or in the Clubhouse. As we say: It’s just not Cricket!”
# 33: “If these transactions would have happen in the USA people would be going to prison.”
# 35: “Any member that is a resident of Peru, attends the majority of the meetings, and has enough backing from the other members must be allowed to serve on the board of directors.”
# 38: “I vote for every issue by voting for the board of directors and officers. They represent me just like in government. There was no election of officers or board of directors by the share holders in the golf course.”
# 40: “I have read, listened to and examined everything that has come to my attention yet I have not been able to get down to solid facts and I must say that it is my belief that the reason I have not hit solid ground is because there is a layer of muck that has not been washed away. It is also my belief that this layer of muck can only be washed away by Gerald, Ryan and Adam. There should be NOTHING hidden in a layer of muck! The Golf Club is not a secret society.”
# 43: “OK Gerald Mayeaux, I have been waiting for a denial from you that you stole our investment in the golf course. There has yet to be one denial of this by you, Adam, or Ryan. Why? You and Ryan never answer my emails. We can only assume you’re guilty. In the USA you are assumed innocent until proven guilty only if you plead not guilty. God forgive me for associating with this man!”
# 57: “I would like all foreign Founder Members to make a formal complaint to the Peruvian embassies in your country.”
# 63: “I intend to show all of you who are interested how The Amazon Golf Club was stolen by Gerald Mayeaux and his associates. I will be talking about evidence that is in the public domain and is available to anyone in Peru at the Public Register Office.
According to the Public Register an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Amazon Golf Club was held at the Yellow Rose of Texas bar in Iquitos at 8.00 p.m. on the 7th April 2006. According to the public register there were 7 members at that meeting. They were;
Delmer de Aguila
The Public Records state that the meeting was chaired by me, Michael Collis. The Public Records show that the minutes of this meeting state that I Michael Collis proposed that the Amazon Golf Club be dissolved and that Gerald Mayeaux be appointed as Liquidator of the Club’s assets. The Public Register shows that the proposals were accepted unanimously and all in attendance signed the minutes in acceptance.
THE TRUTH IS THIS; There was no such meeting, I Michael Collis was not there, Maria Earls was not there, Dan Buzzo was not there, Delmer de Aguila was not there and Gerald Mayeaux was with Dan Buzzo in another location celebrating Dan Buzzo’s 85th birthday so he was not there either. THE MEETING NEVER TOOK PLACE.
The Public Register shows that Gerald Mayeaux declared that when the Amazon Golf Club was dissolved it had NO ASSETS whatsoever, not even 50 cents. At that time the club had its clubhouse, machinery, golfing equipment and a bank balance. As Liquidator of the assets of the club Gerald donated the assets that he previously declared not to exist, to the recently formed Amazon Golf and Country Club which is being run by Gerald Mayeaux and his associates.
The law also states that before a club or business like this can be dissolved 3 announcements must be placed in the local newspapers and these announcements should be lodged in the Public Register Office. There are NO such announcements on file. If the Amazon Golf Club was dissolved at a Non Existent Extraordinary General Meeting that did not take place then it was dissolved illegally and Gerald Mayeaux and his associates are controlling the club illegally. The accused have decided to use their right to remain silent.”
# 64: “I have traveled to Iquitos every year for the past 15 years. I am not an investor in the club but I know many of the players. Gerald does have warts but then again I would argue we all do. As a banker I have learned the importance of due diligence and putting rumor and innuendo aside and dealing with the facts.”
# 65: “The apparent central figure in the entire issue certainly appears to be Gerald Mayeaux. He obviously could not pull off this coup d’éta alone, however. For those who seem to feel perhaps no wrong has been done, please explain why the club was dissolved without the knowledge of the majority over a year ago.”
# 66: “All Peruvians with any experience under their belt and the slightest legal knowledge understand that there are two worlds in Peru: the real world and the legal world. Only sometimes do they overlap, about as frequently as a solar eclipse, and like the broken clock that tells the correct time twice a day, the legal corresponds with real. The accountant’s job is to create documentarily the legal reality. And that’s how things are done.”
# 69: “I spent 3 hours with the Fiscal (Public Prosecutor) and he said that he thought a crime had been committed and that they were going to investigate it further. I told the Fiscal that we didn’t want to get people into trouble we only wanted what was wrong put right i.e. the Annulment of the “Dissolution of the Amazon Golf Club” so that we can return to the status quo and work it out between ourselves. He replied “If a crime has been committed against the Public Interest (Contra la Fe Publica) then the accused WILL face trial.”
# 77: “At least one crime has been committed, contempt of court, for failure to turn over the Amazon Golf Club bank account information, minutes of the meeting, and documents pertaining to the dissolution of the Amazon Golf Club. They are guilty of contempt of court. History is clear; it is not the crime, but the cover up.”
# 84: “If Gerald Mayeaux was an honorable man there would not be this suspicion of corruption. Gerald Mayeaux should be banned from the Amazon Golf Club. He is an investor, so he keeps his share, but needs to step completely out of the picture and stay to hell out.”
# 88: “Roberts Rules are very clear. The majority shall rule, the minority shall have the right to speak and those not present shall be protected.”
# 99: “The proposed constitution looks very promising; however it is a long way from being in place so let’s save the celebration until we have it in place and working.”
# 102: “I have built 3 multimillion dollar golf courses in the USA and I don’t believe any of the architects and engineers ever played golf including myself. We of course did hire consultants who had a proven track record in designing golf courses and maybe they did play golf. I don’t know. Most airlines are owned by people that are not pilots and don’t understand how to fly a plane. All I need to do to qualify to vote is buy shares. Don’t sell me shares if I can’t vote.”
# 105: “Leave it up to me and the other investors who we want to be the officers and directors. Trust us to vote for the person who would benefit our investment the best. The ones who are the most qualified. One of my previous businesses was a tavern. I hated drunks but I had more of them than all the other taverns in town put together. We went to great length to get them their favorite whiskey or beer even thou they all tasted the same to me.”
# 139: “As an artist with the verse once said– “coming events cast their shadows before”. Time to reflect…believe me.”
# 144: “I have heard that the police are pressing charges against Ryan and Gerald for trespassing on the golf course . Is it true? If it is true then, “Its game over” for the gang of thieves. Someone please tell me it is true.”
# 145: “It is true. The charges against Ryan, Gerald and others still stand and because the trespass charge against them was with threats of violence; these charges are criminal charges.”
# 147: “My last post was, at best, obliquely related to my ex-friend “The Iquitos Scoundrel”, Gerald Mayeaux. I tried to envision being in a position where I faced each day encountering people I have screwed, people who once foolishly trusted me. What a lonely life. Try to envision facing each day knowing most people look upon you with disdain.”
# 148: “Ok, I’ve read through this site extensively. Therefore let’s organize and make a difference Do we take a vote or what? When do we take charge?”