Jan 24, 1999
Some general points about the Troubled Times, Inc. economy: Nancy has not charged the cost for directory on zetatalk.com and zetatalk2.com, USD 50 / year. This should either be reimbursed or recognized as a gift from Nancy. Kiko and Tomaz support the corporation with a free mailing list service. This should be recognized and included in the Balance Sheet and Annual Report. I would recommend that solutions for creating a healthy economy with a steady and predictable income stream be discussed on the next Board Meeting.
Where it is true that the corporation gets free web hosting, due in part to the President hosting the corporation in a directory on the ZetaTalk sites, these sites primarily host ZetaTalk proper and the Troubled Times web pages, which are all separate entities from the nonprofit. Likewise, registering these domains yearly, with InterNIC, is primarily to support these other entities. However, this support is indeed a gift to the nonprofit corporation. Since the switch to eGroups.com for mailing list support, a free service, this need no longer be considered a gift. Jan's final point, which alludes to collecting dues among other fund raising methods, is open for discussion during the Board Meeting.