SEAPAX Open Board Positions for Non-Elected Positions
Would you like to get more involved with SEAPAX and with our local RPCV community? There is no better way to do this than to serve on our Board. The following are non-elected board positions that we would like to fill immediately:
Happy Hour Coordinator
If you are interested or would like to learn more about any of these positions, please contact us.
SEAPAX Holiday Party
Join us for our annual end of the year/holiday party! This is typically our biggest event of the year. All are welcome, but be sure to RSVP. This year’s event will be hosted in the Greenwood neighborhood. Some street parking is available, but carpooling or public transportation is recommended. Please bring a food or drink item to share. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season together! See Grants blurb for Flash Giving details.
When: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 4-8 PM
Where: Private home in the Greenwood neighborhood. RSVP for the address.
RSVP: Please send the number of guests in your party
Potluck Item: Food or drink item. Bring a label and serving utensils.
Annual Contribution Campaign
It is the time of year that we ask for your help to support SEAPAX!
Our programs and activities are dependent on the financial contributions from our members. Programs and activities that we regularly offer include, but are not limited to: the grants program, Peace Corps advocacy work, an annual holiday party and picnic, camp outs, and social media platforms.
If you have not contributed to SEAPAX this year, please consider doing so at this time. We suggest a $15 annual contribution, but any level of support is appreciated. Online contributions can be made here.
If you would like to learn more about any of our activities, feel free to contact us. We thank you for your support!
Proposed Changes to By-Laws and Transition to a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization
The SEAPAX Board will register our association as a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Currently, SEAPAX is a Washington State public benefit nonprofit corporation and a tax-exempt small charity registered with the WA State Secretary of State Charities Division and the U.S. Internal Revenue Services, EIN 91-1232026. We will continue to operate under Washington State law until a non-profit 501(c)(3) status is approved by the IRS, which could take an unknown length of time.
By obtaining 501(c)(3) status, donations made to SEAPAX will be tax deductible to the donor, which they currently are not. The change will also provide our organization with a greater degree of legitimacy and will enable us to develop relationships with local organizations that we otherwise would be somewhat restricted from.
We made proposed changes to our By-Laws to reflect our transition to a 501(c)(3) organization (all modifications are indicated with highlighted font or strikethroughs for deletions). You can review these changes here. If you have any comments or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than December 31st, 2019. The Board will plan to vote on the proposed changes at our January 12th, 2020 board meeting. Of note, these changes will not take effect until we obtain a 501(c)(3) status.