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Association Correspondence

posted Aug 30, 2010, 9:57 AM by James Romlein   [ updated Aug 30, 2010, 10:47 AM ]
Mr. Thomas K. Sewell, President of the 101st Airborne Division Association advised me by letter dated Aug 3, 2010:

"It has been brought to my attention and that of the Association Executive Secretary/Treasurer that members of the Old Abe Chapter, 101st Airborne Division Association have been sending emails to chapter members that are political in nature. "

The letter goes on to explain that this practice is not permitted by Association Articles and request that immediate steps be taken to correct the situation.

I have responded to President Sewell with a letter dated Aug 29, 2010 advising, in summary:  that Chapter members have many affiliations and other interests and that when they act in support of these other interests, and do not provide any linkages to the Chapter, they are acting as private citizens and not chapter members.   This letter further states that I do not believe that any chapter member has represented the chapter in these political activates.

It is important that we follow these rules.  The IRS is very strict with enforcement of the provision for tax exempt organization.  It is important for President Sewell to act and document a reported violation and it is our responsibiity to do the same.  Please take time to read both President Sewell's letter and the response that details the extent that I go through to ensure that I am complaint with IRS regulations.  

Letters are found in the Chapter Operations Record in the folder titled: Political Activities - Follow this Link