|Subject: EAA Chapter 103 - John - Chapter Dues What Are They For?|
|From: Doug Kandle <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date: 3/3/2015 10:24 AM|
Membership Status, John Doe is:
I would like to clarify why the chapter has dues, what we spend the money on and the difference between the dues you pay to Oshkosh and the chapter.
The Chapter is a semi-independent organization from the national EAA. We are a separate, not for profit, corporation. The chapter is classified as a social organization under IRS rules (501(c)(7) ). EAA national provides support to the chapter and charges us a fee for that support.
Each year we pay a fee to be an EAA Chapter. For our chapter, the fee is about $500. For this we get insurance and legal assistance in the event of some incident associated with chapter activities. We also get material support in the form of things like the web site, chapter videos, and general communications help.
Our chapter membership varies from year to year, but averages between 60 and 80 members. At $20 per member that works out to an annual budget of between $1,200 and $1,600.
What does the Chapter spend the remaining $ on?
After we have paid EAA National, we typically spend the remainder of our budget on costs associated with the hangar, the Christmas party, snacks for meetings, support for fly-outs, support for Young Eagles, and other small items such as registration for the chapter trailer.
In addition to our operational budget, we also from time to time, purchase items for use by chapter members. For example, tables and chairs, air compressor, projector, sound system, tool crib, and AN hardware selection.
If you have any questions feel free to reply to this email or post them on the chapter's Facebook page.
Doug Kandle, Secretary EAA Chapter 103
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