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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Why do genealogists disenfranchise themselves?
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 00:44:00 -0400
"Jack Butler" <>
> The simple truth is that, As Elizabeth suggests, I tend to think of NEHGS
> a research resource rather than as an organization in which to actively
> participate. Maybe it is just the distances involved in our relative
> geography, but that feels okay to me.
My immediate thought on this is that it is that it is one thing to have the
vote in an organization and choose not to use it and quite another to not
have a vote.
This thread revises all sorts of issues in my mind. Is NEGHS still a
not-for-profit corporation. Is so, with whom do its votes lie? Does it
maintain (if it ever had) its tax-exempt status - both with respect to
paying taxes on its income and allowing those who might contribute to it to
write off those donations (501-c-3)? What do its bylaws provide in case of
dissolution (501-c-3) must adhere to laws which state that no part of the
income can inure to directors)?
What reasons were given when members were asked to disenfranchise
themselves? Is there some corporate or tax benefit that isn't readily
Or, as someone said earlier, what IS going on?
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