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Re: where does our money go?


At 03:30 AM 11-07-03 -0400, Luc Leblanc (VE2DWE) wrote:
>Many funds raising campaing are no more operating due to an administration 
>expenses ratio way too high (over 50%) for each 1$ received more than 50 
>cents goes for administrations fees.

What many others may do, we don't.  Our overhead is about 10%, usually 
less.  You'll see this in our Federal Form 990 tax returns which are 
published on the 
web.  See:  http://www.guidestar.org/partners/nccs/search.jsp; search using our
EIN: 52-0888529.  Audited financial statements are available to Members for 
the asking.

>Are we travelling on a Rolls Royce when we can ride on a VW Beetle (no 
>offense for Beetle owners)

Read the published minutes of the Board of Director's meetings and you will 
know the answer.

People, most questions being tossed about here on BB have already been 
discussed and considered by the Board over the past many years.  Put 
yourselves in their shoes.  What would you have done?  Odds are, they did it.

Still, good ideas are ALWAYS needed.  Speak up POSITIVELY!

Members of the Board are neither idiots nor demi-gods.  They are real 
people just like you.  They do their best for you and, having attended 
every Board meeting for over 15 years, I can tell you that they all work 
most conscientiously.

While I do NOT suggesting following the Board blindly, I do suggest that 

      (1) READ the published minutes in the Journal,
      (2) ATTEND Board meetings, and
      (3) VOTE.

Remember, being a Member and VOTING earns you the right to complain.

73, art.....
W4ART  Fairfax VA

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