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Squad fundraising

Show Profile  darren Posted: 18 September 2001, 12:57 PM  
I have just heard through a little birdie in Christchurch, that some National Squad members down in the garden city have decided to organise some night O races as a squad fundraiser. Good on ya guys.
Sadly, I have also heard that the NZOF is going to claim a rather large percentage of these raised funds for there own bank account. Surely this can't be true? Does anyone in Chch know the details of this evil plan?
I'm all for the NZOF taxing clubs event profits, I think its a great idea, the clubs should be helping to finance the adminisration of our sport. But surely a FUNDRAISING!!!! effort by the countries top orienteers should not be taxed in the same way.
Does anyone else agree, or am I just being a whinger?

Show Profile  Dave Barr Posted: 19 September 2001, 9:34 AM  
It is reminiscent of the Knottingly 3-day which was a fundraising event for the JWOC team where the NZOF levy would have been larger than the actual profit made by the event.

However I do believe that there is the possibility of an exemption for fundraising events from the NZOF. I also know through my experiences with YODA that the criteria for this exemption are quite stringent.

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 19 September 2001, 11:16 AM  
And therein lies the problem. The National Squad are not the only ones "deserving" of an exemption perhaps. Dave has already mentioned YODA which holds events to fundraise and have recently asked NZOF for an exemption from event levies. And you can argue clubs hold events to fundraise for their own purposes as well. Here's a couple of scenarios:

Scenario 1: NZOF, already running a budget deficit, grants exemptions to all those deserving cases which just means the deficit gets bigger. What do they do? Raise taxes again? Cut expenditure in some areas (and that may mean to the National Squad as well???)?

Scenario 2: NZOF keeps their income which means they don't have to make cuts on the expenditure side, which could have meant cutting grants to such areas as the National Squad.

Remember the NZOF supports the Squad with $4000 or $5000 a year, plus a $1000 budget for Manager and Coach expenses.

You're not whinging Darren but surely a solution is for the people running the event to charge an appropriate fee for their event which covers their costs (which include the event levy)?

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 19 September 2001, 2:59 PM  
Surely if a squad (to put a limit on exemptions) was to put on an extra event for fundraising, wouldn’t the NZOF still be getting the same amount of money, if the fundraising event was exempt as it would if the fundraising event wasn’t held at all.

Can the NZOF tax an organisation that isn't a member of the NZOF?




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