Inlet Historical Society Granted Provisional Charter

We are pleased to announce that the New York State Education Department Board of Regents voted on January 12, 2010 to grant the Inlet Historical Society a provisional five-year charter. Prior to the end of this provisional period the Society can apply for an “absolute” or permanent charter.
The importance of this charter, in addition to the recognition it gives the organization in the eyes of the State and other historical organizations, is that the Society is now able to apply to the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) non-profit status and to New York State for exemption from sales and use taxes.
Treasurer Greg O’Hara and Secretary Dianne Thibado spent many hours completing the charter application and revising the IHS constitution, by-laws and collection management policy to meet State requirements.  The new constitution and revised by-laws were approved the Board of Trustees and will be presented to the membership for its approval at this summer’s annual membership meeting.

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