Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society

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SEPTEMBER MEETING:  Please pay annual dues & vote on a special ballot

At the next meeting of the Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society (RATS, Inc.), all members of the club will be asked to vote on a proposal to strengthen the financial future of the organization. Due to recent tax law changes, an opportunity has arisen to change the club's federal filing status from 501(c)4 to 501(c)3. The proposal, as reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors for presentation to the membership, reads as follows:

The Board of Directors of RATS requests authorization from 
the membership to convert the club's federal tax filing status
to 501(c)3, including taking all legal and necessary actions
required for compliance with relevant tax and corporate law.

While this proposed change will not affect our meetings, programs, Field Day, Frostfest, or other operations significantly, it will provide some tax advantages both to the club, and possibly also to you, the members of RATS. We invite all members of the club to attend this meeting so that we may openly discuss this proposal, answer any questions, and vote on this important measure. The meeting will be held:

Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30pm EDT
at Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad
1802 Chantilly Street, Richmond VA 23230

As usual, please park behind the Wendy's at Staples Mill Road and Broad Street, and enter the Squad building via the rear.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

- Board of Directors, RATS, Inc.

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc. (RATS) is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. PO Box 70613, Henrico VA, 23255

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