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Fayette Rotary Club Moves to Create a Tax-exempt
Corporation

Tax-exempt certificate, Terry Furstenau and Berre RobinsonMarch, 2010: Tax-exempt certificate received

Charitable donations to local causes supported by the Fayette Rotary Club now will be tax-exempt. Club officials received word this week from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan that the club local foundation has received a 501(c)3 certificate. Heretofore, only contributions flowing through the International Rotary Foundation had been tax exempt. Displaying the certificate here are club President Terry Furstenau, left, and member O.A. Robinson who had spearheaded the effort.

January, 2010:

In recent weeks the Fayette Rotary Club membership has voted to create a tax-exempt, 501-C3 corporation, to assist the Club in achieving its goals.  When recognized by government, the status will enable members to donate to the foundation and get a charitable tax deduction.  Current Club activities will be separated into those that meet the Foundation criteria and those that are not.  For example, the donations for the recent public school sound system and donations for the Fayette Food Pantry would be handled by the Foundation.  Weekly meals are not charitable donations and would be handled by the Fayette Rotary Club organization.

 At the February 3, 2010 meeting, the local Rotary Club elected Board members for the new organization.  The officers for the local Rotary Foundation are as follows:
President: O. A. "Berre" Robinson, III
Vice-President Deb Miller
Secretary Don Cullimore
Treasuer Charles Moore
At-Large Kyle Elliott

This initiative is being spear-headed by President Terry Furstenau and former President Deb Miller.  The goal is to have the new Foundation functional for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2010.)