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Saturday, April 25th ~ 8 – 10 AM
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April Assumptions from the Helm
by Rhonda Brewer
April – the month of showers, baseball, and, of course, taxes. Depending on your financial situation, you may be combing catalogs and surfing Amazon dreaming of ways to spend your refund or digging through the couch cushions in search of funds to pay Uncle Sam. As LPSC members we don’t have to think about paying taxes, but this month I am going to ask you think about the financial status of the Club. For the sake of discussion we can separate our treasury funds into three “pots.”
The first “pot” contains the funds we will take in during 2015. This includes dues as well as monies collected at events such as the pancake breakfast and Christmas party. Stan Ferris, our treasurer-extraordinaire, has created a budget that assigns an amount to each activity, program, and event we have planned for 2015. With the click of his mouse is able to give the Board monthly updates on the funds coming in and going out. The Board is committed to running 2015 events and programs on the funds collected in 2015.
The second “pot” contains the funds that were set aside a few years ago by a previous Board to be used for education. The majority of the money in this “pot” was earned during a very successful Ladies Day at the Lake. The money was set aside to be used as seed money for subsequent Ladies Day at the Lake events as well as for general educational use.
As Commodore I have asked the Board to create a third “pot” of funds. These were funds that remained in the treasury at the end of 2014 before the 2015 dues were deposited. Because the Board is committed to running the 2015 events and programs on 2015 funds, there should be no need to use these funds for regular Club expenses during the year.
At the April general meeting Stan will be reviewing the balances of these three “pots” of money. After his presentation, I would like to give members the opportunity to suggest possible uses for the funds in “pots” 2 and 3. These ideas may include saving part of the money as a “rainy day” fund, updating our DVD/book library, purchasing additional AV equipment, securing speakers for general meetings, etc. I am sure we will be able to put together a long list of suggestions!
Hope to see you all at the April general meeting!
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