With the help of Frater Jonny Perez, we now have a logo to use that is 100% our own.
I wanted to let everyone know that since we have incorporated, I have opened up a checking account for the association for us to operate from. Our initial expenses are as follows:
I have fronted the $75.00 to cover the incorporation fee, but we will need to pay the Chartering Fee out of our new checking account. As is necessary, the budget to be proposed at our first Business Meeting will include an annual dues line item of $25.00 per member. I wanted to set dues at a modest amount for our first year, and let the membership see what we are able to accomplish with this dues amount, and then later decide if we all want to contribute more in hopes to accomplish more.
Many Alumni Fraters have asked me how they can contribute to our success because they are not close in proximity and don’t have much free time to spare. Well gentlemen, this is certainly a way that you can make a big impact to our efforts of starting some quality programs to support the active chapter. Many Fraters have also asked me how they can contribute more above and beyond our annual dues amount, so I wanted to open up the ability for anyone to easily make donations to the association. As we are a nonprofit organization, these donations will be Tax Deductable! Our Treasurer, Frater Steve Cheek, has begun filing for our tax deductable status so we simply ask that you hold off on filing your deductions until we announce that the formalities have been cleared.
Annual Dues and Donations can be submitted in check form made out to TKE Mu Omega Alumni Association Inc. to the Treasurer at:
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2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
Your payment will be recorded in our ledger for our records. A convenient alternative to mailing a check is to pay dues or donate via Paypal online using a credit or debit card. Payments should be submitted via the buttons on our website, on the sidebar of the homepage.
In principle, I believe in formally recognizing and thanking those who support our association, but we will respect any requests made to keep donor information anonymous. Simply note this in the check memo or paypal notes if desired.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away. Thanks in advance for all your support!
Social Director Billy Reilly has set up a Happy Hour for us all to get together and celebrate the formation of our new Alumni Association, on Thursday July 9th at 6pm. Please come out and join us!
4150 Chain Bridge Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
Here is the newsletter I posted to the facebook group last month. Now that the website is up and running I’ll be archiving these here.
We have come a long way in a short amount of time. I am having an initial meeting with the interim board of directors next week. Currently, the interim Board of Directors consists of:
- Chris Hall – Prytanis
- Kevin Geist – Epi-Prytanis
- Scott Kazem – Grammateus
- Steve Cheek – Crysophylos
The agenda for this short meeting is as follows:
- Update on incorporation paperwork (Scott)
- Update on financial information and management, Tax EIDN etc. (Steve)
- Update on recruitment and membership (Chris)
- Ideas for budgeting and dues gathering (Steve)
By the end of this meeting, all board members will have the information they need to :
- Submit chartering application to the national office (TKE HQ).
- Set up a checking account in the Association’s name.
- Set up a paypal account linked to the checking account to make payment of dues easier
- Establish a budget.
- Establish agenda for first official business meeting.
Hey just a quick update for now, I updated a calendar of our events to display on the site. You can add this shared calendar to keep track of what we have planned. Stay tuned for more info!
We have an account set up on Facebook to post updates to when new events are approaching, so add us as a friend and stay in touch!