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UIHJ and NAPPS

In 1996 this historic agreement between a US non profit and a foreign entity occurred. The question 20 years later is who made business on this deal? Check out this timeline grabbed and modified from earlier work of John Perez.


Who is UIHJ go here

The picture is hot linked for every board member to google searches. Click on the person. The board of the UIHJ, from L. to R.: Sue Collins (USA), Luis Ortega Alcubierre (Spain), Honoré Aggrey (Ivory Coast), Leo Netten (The Netherlands), Bernard Menut (France), Louis-Raymond Maranda (Canada), Juraj Podkonicky (Czech Republic), Mohamed Chérif (Algeria), Marc Schmitz (Belgium)

History

Timeline of event(s) relating to USDOJ contract and International nonprofit efforts relating to the NAPPS non profit enterprise. The overview of articles and commentary are linked here. (this appendix could not have been done without the goods works of John Perez as he pointed most of this out in an issue of the Docket Sheet, I expanded it some what to be more clear to the Crowe Foreign Service connection. You can view the original source.)

The ** asterisks are all the items where inside information and conflicts of interest are recorded via Crowe's personal gain as NAPPS administrator. I have isolated them here at the top.
I recommend to read through the timings so you can get a feel what was going on in the minds of the Crowe family who was the spokes of the NAPPS wheel.

**Fall of 1991 In the fall of 1991 NAPPS Administrator Alan Crowe was contacted via telephone by the Union International des Huissiers de Justice (UIHJ) indicated a desire for NAPPS assistance in the foreign service of process.
**March 7, 1992 a delegation from the UIHJ met with a NAPPS delegation in Portland, Oregon
November 1995, Luc Claes, an officer of the UIHJ, attended our board meeting and encouraged us to attend a May 1995 meeting of the UIHJ Permanent Council in The Hague, and to also attend a meeting of The Hague Conference as an observer. Then President Paul Tamaroff, Fred Blum and Alan Crowe** attended the meeting and were subsequently granted a private meeting with J.H.A. Van Loon
**1996 as reported in various online publications indicate Crowe Foreign Services was created and known as operative.
**January 12, 2000 foreignservice.com domain name was purchased.
**February 2000 CROWEFOREIGNSERVICES.COM domain name was created
**April 2000 CROWE FOREIGN SERVICES was incorporated in Oregon
2000 Conference Booklet, International Committee Report re Hague Service Convention, page 28.
**June 1 2001 Crowe purchases uscentralauthority.com
**September 8, 2001
hagueservice.com domain name was purchased.

The entire chain of events relating to International Trade and the creation of the Crowe foreign enterprises:

**Fall of 1991
In the fall of 1991 NAPPS Administrator Alan Crowe was contacted via telephone by the Union International des Huissiers de Justice (UIHJ) indicated a desire for NAPPS assistance in the foreign service of process.
**March 7, 1992 a delegation from the UIHJ met with a NAPPS delegation in Portland, Oregon
June 1992, President’s Message (Ezell) re Bruno A. Ristau; Foreign Services. Cover page,
pages 4, 7.
July, 1992, Profile of Frank R. Britton, Jr. re service in Mexico, pages 14, 15.
August-September, 1992, Photo and comments re Bruno Ristau, page 7.
January 14, 1995-New Orleans, LA (Winter) [Motion] moved, seconded and carried (6-2) that NAPPS budget up to $10,000 for a contingent to attend the UIHJ meeting in the Netherlands. (F.Blum) [Motion] moved, seconded and carried (6-2) that the contingent consist of Paul Tamaroff,
July 29, 1995-Williamsburg, VA (Summer) [Motion] moved seconded and carried that Fred Blum be reimbursed his airfare to Europe and his hotel expenses at The Hague. (C. Melvin) [Mr. Blum objected to the motion and declined the reimbursement. Nonetheless, it was the board’s feeling that the money be available to him to use in a manner of his own choosing.]
November 1995, Luc Claes, an officer of the UIHJ, attended our board meeting and encouraged us to attend a May 1995 meeting of the UIHJ Permanent Council in The Hague, and to also attend a meeting of The Hague Conference as an observer. Then President Paul Tamaroff, Fred Blum and Alan Crowe** attended the meeting and were subsequently granted a private meeting with J.H.A. Van Loon
**1996 as reported in various online publications indicate Crowe Foreign Services was created and known as operative.
July 20, 1996-Salt Lake City, UT (Summer) [Motion] moved, seconded and carried (8-0) that we send designated representative-the same as last year’s delegation to the Hagueto the UHIJ meeting in Paris. (P. Tamaroff)
March-April, 1996, President’s Message (Tamaroff) re international expansion, page 3.
July-August, 1996, In Memoriam Badouin Gielen, page 4.; Bailiffs of Justice in the
Province of Quebec by Michele Paquette, page 21.
February 22, 1997-Orlando, FL-Special Board Meeting Motion by Paul Tamaroff, that now and in the future, in the matter involving foreign delegations, a budget should be passed for expenses and the then President will determine who will go as part of the delegation. Seconded by Lee Russell. Motion carried with 1 abstention (Blum).
March-April, 1997, NAPPS and UIA Officers Meet in Philadelphia, Cover page;
President’s Message (MacDonald) re UIHJ and DOJ, page 3.
1997 Conference Booklet-International Committee Report, page 32; Copy of UIHJ
Protocol Agreement, page 33. (please send me a copy of this so I may post it)
July-August, 1997, Photos from Stockholm, page 13; UIHJ Protocol Agreement, pages 14 & 15; Protocol Agreement attached.
January 17, 1998-Phoenix, AZ (Winter) [Motion] moved by Andy Estin that NAPPS budget $5,000 for trip to London to attend UIHJ meeting. Seconded. Tied 3-3 with 2 abstentions. Chair voted Yea.
1998 Conference Booklet- Letter from DOJ, page 22; International Affairs Committee Report re DOJ, UIA Congress and UIHJ, pages 44-45.(MISSING)
September-October, 1997, Photo Justice O’Connor/Fred Blum at UIA Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, Cover page; Photo UIHJ members, page 20; Commentary, page 25.
May-June, 1998, Photo Collins in London, Cover page, page 33.
September-October, 1998, “UIHJ Features NAPPS Meetings and President”, page 39.
1999 Conference Booklet, President’s Message re UIHJ, page 6.MISSING
July-August, 1999, Photo of UIHJ members, Cover page; Committee Report re: International Committees, page 10; Flash Back on Chicago by Michele Paquette, h.j., page 26-28.
August 14, 1999-Portland, OR (Summer) [Motion] moved, Seconded and Carried (5-0) that $2,000 be allocated towards travel and lodging expenses to Fred Blum for his attendance to participate in the Geneva Roundtable meeting relating to Electronic Commerce and the Internet. (Rustand/MacDonald. Fred Blum abstains and Jeff Karotkin absent.)
September-October, 1999, President’s Message (Collins) re Hague Conference, page 3; International Relations Committee report re HCPIL and UIHJ, page 7.
**January 12, 2000 foreignservice.com domain name was purchased.
February 12, 2000-San Antonio (Winter) Motion by Thomas MacDonald to allocate up to $15,000 for the UIHJ Congress in May of 2000. Seconded by MaryLee Rustand. Carried 6- 0 with two abstentions. (Fred Blum and Bruce Lazarus)
**February 2000 CROWEFOREIGNSERVICES.COM domain name was created
March-April, 2000, President’s Message (Collins) re Hague Convention and international involvement.
**April 2000 CROWE FOREIGN SERVICES was incorporated in Oregon
2000 Conference Booklet, International Committee Report re Hague Service Convention, page 28.
September-October, 2000, International Relations Committee Report re UIHJ and DOJ,pages 26-27.
November 3, 2000-St. Louis, MO (Fall) Thomas MacDonald moved to authorize $2,500 for Sue Collins to attend the UIHJ meeting in Paris November 22-24, 2001 at which time she will make a presentation on Hague enforcement in the U.S. Passed 8-0. Fred Blum will also speak at the meeting but will attend at his own expense.
November-December, 2000, President’s Message (Blum) re UIHJ, page 3; Board Meeting Highlights by Joe Butler re UIHJ, page 37.
January-February, 2001, Board Meeting Highlights by Joe Butler re UIHJ, pages 27, 29.
2001 Conference Booklet, President’s Report re DOJ, page 4. MISSING
February 10, 2001-San Diego, CA (Winter) Thomas MacDonald moved, seconded by Ron Ezell, to approve budget for Sure Collins and Fred Blum to attend the June 2001 meeting of the UIHJ in Antwerp. Passed
**June 1 2001 Crowe purchases uscentralauthority.com
**September 8, 2001
hagueservice.com domain name was purchased.
November-December, 2001, Profile-“Who is John Talbot?”, pages 33-35.
January-February, 2002, President’s Message (Blum) re DOJ and UIHJ, pages 3, 37, 39. MISSING
2002 Annual Conference Booklet, President’s Message (Blum) re DOJ; International Committee Report re Hadue Convention, DOJ and UIHJ, page 24. MISSING
July-August, 2002, Highlights of Board Meeting by Joe Butler re UIHJ, pages 39, 41.
Fall, 2002, President’s Message (Butler) re UIHJ and DOJ, page 3; International Committee Special Report re DOJ, page 5.
November 16, 2002-Washington, DC-(Fall) Motion by Thomas MacDonald, seconded by MaryLee Rustand that $5,000 be budgeted to the International Relations Committee to attend the 50th meeting of the UIHJ in Paris. Chairman Fred Blum will attend to report on the DOJ contract that had been awarded to ABC. Passed 6-0 with one abstention (Blum) December, 2002, Photo, Collins, et al, Cover page; International Relations Committee- Special Report re UIHJ and DOJ, pages 14-15; Highlights of Board Meeting by Joe Butler re DOJ, pages 35-36.MISSING
Fall, 2002, “Springtime in Italy” (Photos), pages 16-17.
February, 2003, “Viva La France, International Relations Opinion” by Larry Roth, page 7; Highlights of Board Meeting re ABC, DOJ and UIHJ, pages 43, 47.
March, April, 2003, Highlights of Board Meeting re DOJ update, page 5.
2003 Conference Booklet, Minutes of Prior Annual Meeting re DOJ and UIHJ, pages 16,17; International Relations Committee Report re DOJ, UIHJ and Hague Conference on Private International Law, page 22; International Relations Report from Tunisia re UIHJ, page 35.MISSING
September-October, 2003, “UIHJ Delegation Visits the United States of America” Photo, Cover page, page 13; Article re ABC Legal Services/UIHJ, pages 8-11; Minutes of prior meeting re UIHJ, pages 33, 35.
February 22, 2003-Las Vegas, NV (Winter) Discussion re expenses in attending UIHJ meetings. Fred attend 50th meeting of the UIHJ in December, 2002 and Sue Collins will be attending the UIHJ Congress in Tunisia in June, 2003. Motion made by Thomas MacDonald, seconded by MaryLee Rustand that the Internal [International] Relations Committee have a budget of $5,000 for the purpose of attending UIHJ meetings both now and in the future. Passed 7-1 (David Nill)
2004 Conference Booklet, International Relations Committee Report re UIHJ, pages 12- 13; Minutes of prior meeting re UIHJ, page 23;
International Relations Report re UHIJ tour of ABC offices Hague Service Convention and 2006 UIHJ meeting in Washington DC, pages 29-30.MISSING
2005 Conference Issue, International Relations Committee Report re UIHJ, page 19; International Relations Committee Report re 2006 UIHJ Washington, DC meeting, 2004 UIHJ Permanent Council Meeting, pages 34-35.MISSING
November-December, 2005, UIHJ Permanent Council Report, pages 23-25.
International Relations Committee Report, pages 26-27

November 19, 2005-Dallas, TX (Fall) Discussion had regarding February 22, 2003 resolution establishing a budget of $5,000 for the purpose of attending UIHJ meetings. Issue arose whether the $5,000 allocation was a yearly limit, or a per-meeting limit. Motion made by Andy Estin, seconded by Thomas MacDonald to authorize a budget of $5,000 for each [UIHJ] meeting attended. Motion passed 8-0

And as this page shows the seed money meant for a non profit organization grew up under the fence on someone else property.

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