Admiral Neighborhood Association talks money and more

Sometimes, neighborhood councils really have to get down to business – as in, finances. They are not funded by the city, or by anyone else for that matter; some don’t even collect dues. But invariably, they have to handle money, and that requires some decisions.

The Admiral Neighborhood Association, for example, spent a chunk of time at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting talking about the process of becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit. One major decision: Hire a professional to deal with the paperwork, rather than trying to deal with it themselves. Advantages, as noted by president David Whiting, would include having the pro empowered to deal directly with the IRS as needed. Also discussed at Tuesday night’s meeting: Updates including ANA involvement with the upcoming Hiawatha Community Center egg hunt on March 30th, and collaboration with Admiral merchants to provide prize baskets.

The Admiral Neighborhood Association meets second Tuesdays, 7 pm, at Admiral Congregational Church.

3 Replies to "Admiral Neighborhood Association talks money and more"

  • Jim February 13, 2013 (8:41 am)

    Where does the money come from? How much are we talking about?

  • PS February 13, 2013 (9:56 am)

    Wondering the same. What an odd post in terms of no details. We are out of town, but next month’s meeting is on my calendar.

  • Diane February 13, 2013 (12:41 pm)

    re “some don’t even collect dues”
    I’m pretty sure that most neighborhood groups do not collect dues; do you know of any other West Seattle neighborhood groups that do? maybe Alki, because they still have a paper newsletter to mail?
    this is my neighborhood of residence, but West Seattle is ALL my neighborhood, so I try to make it to as many of the neighborhood groups as possible
    I don’t attend the Admiral group as regular as in past years, but have been to recent meetings to hear the details re money and non-profit status; that said, I will leave it to the officers to provide further info
    or, anyone/everyone is welcome to attend the next meeting of this group, and/or any other neighborhood group, all led by volunteers; new people always welcome

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