Monday, February 2, 2009

Charitable Status a go

The fog horn is blowing every 20 seconds today as the fog rolled in when the temperature rose about freezing. The three groundhogs Wiarton Willy, Shubenacadie Sam and Punxsutawney Pete would not have seen their shadows here so maybe we can look forward to warmer weather sooner than later, while everyone else has six more weeks of winter.

But the great news is that we have received notice that Swallowtail Keepers Society Inc. is now a registered charity in Canada. This is super and is thanks to an intern working at Lutz Longstaff, Drew Speight, who submitted all the necessary paperwork last summer. We are very excited to continue with this important work and can now offer tax receipts (valid in Canada) for any donations.

We are also keeping our fingers crossed that the Village Council will except our Memorandum of Understanding tonight and we can start work on our lease for the lightkeepers property. If this is accomplished we can then start the process to try to obtain property tax exemption with the provincial government.

It is very much like a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces are starting to fall in place.

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