Local Linux friendly ISP offer to NFLUG users

Ronald Maggio r.v.maggio at worldnet.att.net
Mon Mar 25 19:10:42 EST 2002

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  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
  style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> 
  <A title=robromito at yahoo.com href="mailto:robromito at yahoo.com">Robert 
  Romito</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A title=nflug at nflug.org 
  href="mailto:nflug at nflug.org">nflug at nflug.org</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, March 25, 2002 12:32 
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: Local Linux friendly ISP 
  offer to NFLUG users</DIV>
  <DIV>Has there been past talks of a small membership fee? &nbsp;Even if the 
  fee isn't used for room rentals, it could be used for other neat stuff like 
  t-shirts, some kind of contests, bringing in a speaker, hardware, etc. &nbsp;I 
  think a small membership fee is a worthwhile investment.<BR><BR>If it's not 
  waking old ghosts, could we table this for the next meeting?<BR><BR>Robert 
  <DIV><STRONG><FONT size=2>Well here's where we&nbsp;get into a legal problem. 
  First off in order to collect dues from people you need to legally be a 
  non-for-profit</FONT></STRONG><BR><STRONG><FONT size=2>tax exempt 
  organization. If anyone disagrees with me ok, but I've been involved in the 
  past with such groups. Thats how its done! </FONT></STRONG><STRONG><FONT 
  size=2>We are not really in that status. Well you can't really table anything 
  because theres no committee formally established per say. 
  <DIV><STRONG><FONT size=2>You can although bring up issues here (the list) and 
  at monthly meeting since we are an informal group. We are a free organization 
  with a simple method&nbsp;of managing our meetings/group. We began with the 
  notion of less is (more) better method. Less meaning no political governing 
  body. ie: Officers &amp; Board of Directors. As this tends to take the fun out 
  of it all.&nbsp;So as soon as you start collecting money you have to prove how 
  your spending it and where! </FONT></STRONG><STRONG><FONT size=2>So knowing 
  how this topic was&nbsp;brought up in the past and how we have adopted a 
  method of operatetion&nbsp;since, I think if its not broke don't fix 
  <DIV><STRONG><FONT size=2>The loudmouth from Spring Brook's two cents 
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  <DIV><STRONG><FONT size=2>Thanks:)</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
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  <DIV>Ron Maggio<BR>Have Screwdriver Will Travel<BR>Computer Repair 
  Service<BR>P.O. BOX 186<BR>Spring Brook, NY. 14140-0186<BR>Phone: (716) 
  href="mailto:travelingcomputerservice at worldnet.att.net">travelingcomputerservice at worldnet.att.net</A></DIV></DIV>
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