The Capital City Organic Gardeners club is now official! At our Annual Meeting on November 3rd, we installed the Board of Directors and adopted our By-Laws.
Introducing the CCOG Board of Directors…
• President: Scott Morrison
• Co-Vice Presidents: Eleanor Baron and Judy Dickinson
• Secretary: Laura Morrison
• Treasurer: John Frasier
• Programming: Lorna Austin and Claudia Altemus.
Thank you to all of the new Board members who worked really hard and dedicated themselves to forming the organization.
A very special thanks goes out to Judy Dickinson who wrote up all the legal documents and submitted them to the State. Judy has also graciously volunteered to work on the documents needed for our club to gain 501c3 non-profit status.
You can find the By-Laws and Articles of Agreement on our ABOUT page with contact information for all of the Board members.
How can you become a member of CCOG?
The short answer is that you can’t! In an interesting twist, the new By-Laws state that there are no members. The incorporators wanted to make the club open to anyone who is interested in organic gardening and growing their own food regardless of time, energy and finances. Anyone can attend the meetings, read the blog and take advantage of the resources we have to offer. It’s all free.
The intention is to build a community. If you are on the mailing list, or if you read this blog you are considered to be a part of the Capital City Organic Gardening Community. Welcome!
If you would like to get involved and volunteer some of your time and talent for the club, contact Scott Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about volunteer opportunities for the coming year.
Until we get our 501c3 status squared away, you can make a tax deductible donation to our fiscal sponsor, The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF). Here is how to do it…
Make your check payable to NEGEF. Indicate that you wish to make a contribution to the Capital City Organic Gardeners. Mail your check to: Scott Morrison, Capital City Organic Gardeners, 4 Jordan Avenue, Concord, NH 03301. Scott will forward your check to NEGEF and they will send you a letter confirming your charitable contribution for your records.
If you have any questions, contact Scott Morrison at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this organization over the past two years. We are looking forward to a wonderful new season in 2011!