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Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Organizational structure

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Thursday, March 2, 2006, 9:18
I spoke to my senator and showed up at the meeting briefly, and
successfully got a "best of both" scenario going.

$300 will be in a ASUC Events fund - spendable by reimbursement only,
reimbursed after the event, with the full limitations.

$150 will be in the LCS account itself, spendable by normal ASUC
restrictions (no food). Not sure if this part is restricted re
honoraria etc. Any printing has to bear ASUC logo and state wheelchair
accessibility (it is).

This means that the LCS is now a ASUC sponsored student group, which
means that we will have an ASUC account and be able to accept
donations via the ASUC's nonprofit tax ID. Also removes most of the
weirdness/complications from the previous (allornone) scenario I
outlined). All donations go to the LCS itself, spendable as decided
(NSA) - much easier to deal with. Wouldn't even need to be
reimbursement-only AFAIK, since it's "our" money we can spend it as
desired. Dunno if I can write checks directly on the LCS account
though; probably not, but I'll find out.

I'll need to have a meeting with one of the other signatories and the
ASUC finances person to go over how accounts work, how to take
donations, etc; will update when I know that procedure.

Still waiting on the outcome of the second grant request.

One issue though is that the $450 *is* reimbursement-only money, and
$300 of it only can be reimbursed *after* the conference. I'm not
really flush enough to be able to just take that debt on myself
comfortably. :-/ So, I'm not sure what to do about it. This would be
even more so if it turns out that LCS funds are also
reimbursement-only; it'd leave me having to carry debt while the
reimbursement process goes through, and probably from my checking
account rather than credit - which isn't really practicable.

I'll have to bring this up with our financial advisor and see about
the pragmatics of it, but if it's feasible on my end - anyone willing
to loan the LCS a few hundred for a couple months - just long enough
for the event to finish and reimbursements to go through? I have no
idea how this would work though; not sure if it'd be more juggling
than it's worth.

FWIW: I've gotten several offers of donations lately - thanks! Pledged
donations so far total $635. That puts us definitely within reachable
range of at least breaking even. I'll be updating everyone with
details on how to send the money (and get tickets in advance) soon.

 - Sai


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>