Corporate ISKCON, Part 50

BY: SUN STAFF


Aug 28, 2010 — CANADA (SUN) — A systematic review of ISKCON-related corporations and projects.

Today we are mapping numerous ISKCON related corporations in the State of Ohio. ISKCON's Ohio operations have been closely tied to ISKCON programs in western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) and in West Virginia (New Vrindaban) over the years. The keystone personalities are Radhanath Swami and HG Malati devi dasi. With two exceptions, all of the corporations included in today's cluster map are associated with one or the other of these personalities.

There are numerous points of interconnection that are notable among the corporations mapped today. First, we have the Society for Vedic Culture and the Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio, with a name-sharing agreement between the two corporations. All of the directors/incorporators -- Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami), Kerry Roth, Anthony H Gierz, and Rino Pelino - are also involved in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus, although in the case of the latter, Thomas F Gallery is the Registered Agent rather than Rino Pelino.

Included in Cluster Report #46 was the Society for Vedic Culture of Pittsburgh, PA. We have not yet make the direct link between the PA and OH entities, but that connection most likely exists.

It's interesting to note that three of the Ohio corporations Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) is associated with were allowed to go inactive within a 15-month period: one in April 1991, one in August 1991, and two in July 1992. To place these dates on the ISKCON timeline, they fall between Kirtanananda's first trial in 1991 and the Winnebago Incident in 1993. [See "New Vrindaban: The Black Sheep of ISKCON" by Hrishikesh dasa]

Also emerging from today's cluster map is the very interesting corporate history of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland, incorporated in August 1977. In April 1989 the corporation's name was changed to Cleveland League of Devotees. Then in December 1994 the name was changed again, to International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus. The corporate name change documents on file with the Ohio Registry state that the Resolution adopted by the members was to effect the following change:

    "Change corporation name back to former name International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus".

This was obviously incorrect, given that the original name had been International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland, not International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Columbus.

After numerous changes of officers, directors, registered agents, corporation names and addresses, one of these entities is currently active, and it is called the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus.

Take note that Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami), Kerry Roth, Anthony H Gierz and Thomas F Gallery had incorporated an entity with the same name in Ohio -- International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus. That entity was allowed to go inactive in April 1991. Three years later, the name of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland was renamed with the same name as the lapsed corporation under Slavin, Roth, et al. This is two completely different entities with two completely different sets of directors/officers. One entity renamed itself in the name of the other entity, and there is an anomaly in the name change records, indicating what would have to be an erroneous resolution from the Board about its intent to rename its corporation back to the original name, which would have been Cleveland, not Columbus. This history obviously merits further study.


Cluster #50 Report

[Bold 'keystone' entities; Italics non-active corporations; Underline -- trademarks]

      01 ISKCON Hotel Investment, LLC

      02 ISKCON Midwest

      03 Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio

      04 Society for Vedic Culture

      05 International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent

      06 International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus

      07 International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus


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MASTER INDEX
INDIVIDUALS
MASTER INDEX
CORPORATIONS



CORPORATE ENTITIES


01 ISKCON Hotel Investment, LLC
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Ramesh Beladia, ISKCON Hotel Investment, LLC, located at 5056 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH, was registered as a domestic Limited Liability corporation on January 11, 2008 in OH, and is currently active. The Registered Agent is Ramesh Beladia.


02 ISKCON Midwest
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Patricia Keller-Fraker, Ray Fraker, and Ramatee Jagarnauth, ISKCON Midwest, located at 337 Firwood Drive, Dayton, OH, was registered as a domestic non-profit corporation on January 27, 1989 in OH, and is currently inactive, having been revoked due to the Registered Agent, Patricia Keller-Fraker, no longer being at the registered address.


03 Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Richard Slavin, Kerry Roth (President), Anthony H Gierz, and Rino Pelino, Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio, located c/o ISKCON Kent at 116 South Lincoln Street, Kent, OH, was registered as a domestic non-profit corporation on January 11, 2008 in OH. The Registered Agent is Rino Pelino, with a service address of 2599 Homecroft Drive, Columbus, OH. The Society for Vedic Culture, by resolution, gave its permission to this entity to use the name, Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio. The corporation is currently inactive, having failed to make proper filings in July 1992.


04 Society for Vedic Culture
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Richard Slavin, Kerry Roth, Anthony H Gierz and Rino Pelino, Society for Vedic Culture, located c/o ISKCON Kent at 379 West 8th Avenue, Columbus, OH, was registered as a domestic non-profit corporation on July 22, 1986, in OH. The Registered Agent is Rino Pelino, with a service address of 2599 Homecroft Drive, Columbus, OH. The Society for Vedic Culture, by resolution, gave its permission to use its name to the Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio. The Society for Vedic Culture is currently inactive, having failed to make proper filings in August 1991.


05 International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Richard Slavin, Kerry Roth (President), Anthony H Gierz and Rino Pelino, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent, located at 116 S. Lincoln Street, Kent, OH, was registered as a domestic non-profit corporation on July 1, 1987, in OH. The Registered Agent is Rino Pelino, with a service address of 2599 Homecroft Drive, Columbus, OH. International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent is currently inactive, having failed to make proper filings in July 1992. On July 1, 1987, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland, by resolution, gave its consent to Kerry Roth for use of the name, International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Kent.


06 International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Abelino I Vigil, Jeffrey Long and Jonathan Kauffmen, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus, located at 15720 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, was registered as a domestic non-profit corporation on August 5, 1977, in OH. The Registered Agent is Abelino I Vigil. At some point, Terry Sheldon became the Registered Agent.

The corporation's original name was International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland. On April 26, 1989 the corporation filed a name change to Cleveland League of Devotees per McRay White (Chairman) and Donna Smith (Secretary). On May 6, 1989, Gloria Sharp was named Registered Agent in place of Terry Sheldon.

On December 1, 1994, the corporation filed another name change, to International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus, with a service address c/o ISKCON Krishna House, 379 W. 8th Avenue, Columbus, OH. This revision was filed by Melanie L Nagel (President) and Suzanne Oglesby (Secretary). The filing states that the Resolution adopted by the members was "Change corporation name back to former name International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus". This was obviously an error, given that the original name had "Cleveland" appended, not "Columbus".

On January 15, 2000, Melanie L Nagel filed a change of address, to 379 West 8th Avenue, Columbus, OH. On September 8, 2009, Henry Fletcher was made Registered Agent. International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus is currently active.


07 International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
Clusters: #50

Incorporated by Richard Slavin, Kerry Roth, Anthony H Gierz and Thomas F Gallery, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus, located at 379 W 8th Ave., Columbus, OH, was registered as a domestic non-profit corporation on April 17, 1986, in OH. The Registered Agent is Thomas F Gallery. The corporation is currently inactive, having failed to make proper filings in April 1991.


INDIVIDUAL RELATIONSHIPS


        Beladia, Ramesh
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          ISKCON Hotel Investment, LLC


        Fletcher, Henry
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Fraker, Ray
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          ISKCON Midwest

        Related Persons:

          Patricia Keller-Fraker
          Ramatee Jagarnauth


        Gallery, Thomas F
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent
          ISKCON Kent
          Society for Vedic Culture
          Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Gierz, Anthony
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent
          ISKCON Kent
          Society for Vedic Culture
          Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Jagarnauth, Ramatee
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          ISKCON Midwest

        Related Persons:

          Ray Fraker
          Patricia Keller-Fraker


        Kauffmen, Jonathan
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Keller-Fraker, Patricia
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          ISKCON Midwest

        Related Persons:

          Ray Fraker
          Ramatee Jagarnauth


        Long, Jeffrey
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Nagel, Melanie L (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
        Clusters: #43, #44 #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland
          International Society of Krishna Consciousness - New Mathura Vrindaban, Inc.

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Arthur Villa (Kuladri das) Jeffrey Long
          Robert Morrill (Badrinarayan das) Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Dr. Thomas L Pourchot (Tamohara dasa) Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Seth W Spellman (Sesa dasa) Abelino I Vigil
          Dave Waterman (Garga Rsi das) Allen White (Damodar das) McRay White


        Oglesby, Suzanne
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Pelino, Rino
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent
          ISKCON Kent
          Society for Vedic Culture
          Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Roth, Kerry
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent
          ISKCON Kent
          Society for Vedic Culture
          Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Sharp, Gloria
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Sheldon, Terry (Tapahpunja das)
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Slavin, Richard (Radhanath Swami)
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)/Kent
          ISKCON Kent
          Society for Vedic Culture
          Society for Vedic Culture of North-east Ohio

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Smith, Donna
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Abelino I Vigil
          McRay White


        Vigil, Abelino I
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          McRay White


        White, McRay
        Clusters: #50

        Related Companies:

          Cleveland League of Devotees
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Columbus
          International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Cleveland

        Related Persons:

          Henry Fletcher
          Thomas F Gallery
          Anthony Glerz
          Jonathan Kauffmen
          Jeffrey Long
          Melanie L Nagel (Malati devi dasi (ACBSP)
          Suzanne Oglesby
          Rino Pelino
          Kerry Roth
          Gloria Sharp
          Terry Sheldon (Tapahpunja das)
          Richard Slavin (Radhanath Swami) Donna Smith
          Abelino I Vigil


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