Support – Membership at $25 per annum
Any questions, please email Leona Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, we accept cash or check at in-person events. If you’d like to provide support outside of an in-person event, please do so via check only – payable to Ron Chan and mailed to Allan Low, 18940 Westview Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070. Please make sure to include your email address on the check.
We remain 100% volunteer-driven. Through your financial support, we’re able to advance our mission with web hosting, office and event supplies, Thank You honorariums for our amazing speakers, and much more. Thank you for sharing this cost so we can continue to grow and meet your family history needs! We are pleased to say our annual dues continue to remain at the current level of $25 per annum for the last 3 years.
Our group formed in early 2019 with a common interest in Chinese-American Genealogy. We are not a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; therefore, membership support and non-cash contributions are not tax deductible.
Membership Financial Transparency
To ensure full financial transparency, we’ve put the following fiscal checks and balances in place.
Volunteer Auditor: Leona Lau, a volunteer member has full disclosure of the books every month to oversee BACGG’s financial activities.
Separation of Deposits and Withdraws: Only two Planning Committee members, Gail Chong and Jeannie Young, can deposit funds, while only two different Committee members, Ron Chan and Allan Low, can withdraw funds. In the event of either Allan or Ron stepping down, their signatories will be removed.
Committee Approval Required to Spend: Expenses of $24.99 or less do not require Committee approval, but all Committee members must be notified. Expenses of $25.00 or more require a majority vote by all Committee members.
Quickbooks Best Practices: All accounting is completed using Quickbooks to ensure standard accounting practices, which includes tracking membership dues and expenses on a line item basis.