[Ansteorra] waterbearing

Mike Andrews W5EGO mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Thu Jun 19 06:44:52 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 08:24:00AM -0500, Goldweard of St. Golias wrote:
> It may sound like a strange solution, but couldn't a non-profit
> corporation be set up for waterbearing.   It's pretty cheap to do so.
>  The water-bearing could then "rent" supplies from the local sca group
> for $1.00 an event.
> Since the waterbearing is sponsored by a non profit it provides
> liability to individuals.   If someone wanted to sue the non-profit.
> and since the corporation would have no monies, there would be nothing
> lawyers would get from it.    This protects the society from any
> culpability in waterbearing.
> The non-profit would be set up so that individual chapters  would be
> part of the large non-profit.  this way there only has to be one set
> of filings instead of a organization for each local waterbearer group.
> Its a little bit of paperwork, but it may be a solution.

Setting up a non-profit corporation is non-trivial (BT,DT), and 
involves some effort. IIRC (and ICBW here), going the non-profit
route also requires that the corporation have been in operation 
for a while first -- at least for a 501(c)(3). 

Welcome to the wonderful world of regulation and litigation, where 
only the regulators and the lawyers profit. 

Mike Andrews        /   Michael Fenwick    Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
mikea at mikea.ath.cx  /   Amateur Extra radio operator W5EGO
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