SUMMER MEETING SCHEDULE IS SET
We will be meeting at Belle
Isle at 1pm. We expect the meeting to last for about 2 hours. After the meeting
we will offering historic tours of Johnson Island, Capt. Kidd and Island, and we
hope to go over to Crystal Cove. After this the we will be gathering for dinner
at either Johnson or Capt. Kidd Island.
Belle Isle Lodge as it appeared pre NPS
(click to enlarge)
Approval from the IRS for 501(c)(3) Status
Thanks to Carolyn Klien,
who followed through with her commitment making application for this tax exempt
status, the Isle Royale Families and Friends Association has received approval
from the IRS to be a 501(c)3 corporation.
Annual Winter Meeting
Our annual winter meeting
was attended by over 40 family members who enjoyed a day of discussion followed
by a dinner. After dinner Photojournalist David Stokes showed a 20 minute
demo tape of his documentary on the Isle Royale Families. This was followed by a
slide show presentation by Brian Tofte, one of the founders of the Northshore
Commercial Fishing Museum. Our meeting was note worthy enough to be covered by
KDLH TV News.
Meeting with Isle
Grant Merritt, Carolyn
Klien, and David Barnum went
to Houghton to meet with Phyllis Green, Isle Royale Superintendent, and Liz
Valencia, Cultural Resource Officer. Our meeting was in response to the letter
sent to our group offering to initiate discussions about how the IRFFA and NPS
could cooperate in a partnership for the preservation of the cultural history of
the island. Superintendent Green very much encouraged us in our endeavor to
enter into a long term partnership with NPS. She did point out that "the devil
is in the details." A point well taken. Subsequent to our meeting a letter has
been sent to Superintendent Green out lining in more detail our proposal.
IRFFA Applies for
After a great deal of work
and effort by Carolyn Klein, the application for the 501(c)(3) application has
been sent to the IRS. According to IRS instructions for form 1023
"Donors can take a charitable
contribution deduction if their gift or bequest is made to a section 501(c)(3)
effective date of an organizationís section 501(c)(3) status determines the date
that contributions to it are deductible by donors." The effective date of IRFFA
is July 2003. We are waiting to hear what the final determination is on our
OF ISLE ROYALE EVENTS
Natural History association
annual meeting: Annual Membership Meeting and Field
Field Trip ~ Saturday, July 24 - a tour of the historic homes of Tobin
Harbor, for members only contact IRNHA at firstname.lastname@example.org or
906-482-7860 to sign up.
Meeting ~ Sunday, July 25, Rock Harbor, 2:00pm - Details available by
June 1st here & in Wolf's Eye Issue 2, 2004, due out early June. (www.irnha.org)
IRFFA Strongly encourages it's members to
join IRNHA. This organization works closely with authors and artists, along with
the NPS to promote many aspects of the island.
Royale Families and Friends Association
"Island Meeting": Sunday August 1st, Belle Harbor; meeting at 1pm, followed an
historic tour of the area and dinner.
Stanley Sivertson Planking Fish on
Commercial Fishing Museum
members picnic potluck
sunday, august 15
saturday, september 11 3-6pm.