My article for this issue deals with my Appointed Office, Charity and Missions.
With State Conventions coming to a close and the end of the year approaching, all State Boards and Divisions should be submitting their National Charity and Missions Reports. These reports are used for many purposes.
One is that you will be recognized for your efforts with a certificate at the National Convention. Another and more important reason is they can be used as evidence that our Organization makes many charitable donations.
This happened in New York State where legislation was passed exempting the AOH from reporting and donating more from Bell Jar tear of tickets. These reports were vital in passing this measure. They were presented, along with those of the Moose and Elks clubs, to the NYS Legislators thru a lobbying firm and showed we went well above the minimum set for the use of these fundraising tickets. The fact is more AOH donations go unreported than are reported. With the AOH National Board having a 501(3)(c) for some specific Charities, we could possibly expand this with the proper paperwork. So please take a few minutes to fill out the report. The Form for this can be found on the AOH National web site, AOH.com. They are to be mailed to me, my address is listed on the bottom, or they can be emailed to email@example.com.
I would like to thank two State Charity and Missions Chairmen, Arnie Nagelhout from New York and Mike Wallace from New Jersey for their efforts in making sure reports are filed.
— Michael J. McNabb