Hello Mike and Fellow HREGers,
Sorry to be so long getting back on this but been kinda swamped. Finally
spoke with Alison Dodson, Exec. Dir. of the Citizen's Environmental
Coalition, about HREG becoming a member of CEC. I think I told you all
previously that she had sent me some forms asking for quite a bit of stuff
that we don't have, such as:
Copy of our Purpose or Mission Statement;
Proof of non-profit status;
List of members of board of directors
I explained our status as a sort of informal club or whatever and told her
that we plan to become (or maybe already are?) a local chapter of the TxSES.
She said that would work fine. What we basically need to do is to change our
name to the Texas Solar Energy Society, Local Chapter. Then we could provide
a copy of the TxSES by-laws which should contain their purpose or mission
statement, their 501c3 status letter, and a listing of the members of their
board of directors.
I think we need to go ahead and do this. As previously stated, there are
advantages to being affiliated with the TxSES and a member of CEC. We would
be listed in their directory and their newsletter and would have a seat on
the environmental roundtable which I volunteered to do unless someone else
Let me know what you all think, and we probably need to check with TxSES too.