The Viva Vine: vol #6, no #3: May / June 1997

501(c)3 Status: Now on to the accountant...

Heartfelt thanks to all the people who sent donations to help defray VivaVegie's legal and accounting costs in our quest for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status (see page 2 for explanation). Over $485 has been collected--and already put to good use for fees needed to submit forms for incorporation. Right now we are fully incorporated as the VivaVegie Society, Inc. The next step is the trickier process of gaining the special nonprofit tax status, which makes contributions tax deductible. Again, thanks to Elliot L. Gang, Martin Rowe, Vaughan Dewar, Rochelle Goldman and Keith and Marge Folino, who were mentioned last issue. Following is a list of those who have made donations since then.

Garland M. Jones Ted & Lucille Teisler Mariann Sullivan
Bill Allen Emanuel Goldman Naomi Weinshenker

VivaVine readers should note that our next issue won't come out until September--we skip an issue during the summer to spend more time on our street advocacy. In the fall, the VivaVegie Society will be offering boxed ads for a 1998 edition of "101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian."

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