[sac-board] FW: Donation

  • From: Steve D. <fester00@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 17:07:54 -0700

   Here is a copy of the note I sent to Robert Morris, (not Mason), today.  
I'll be waiting for his response before I forward our discussion to Sac Forum, 
if that's ok with you guys.
  Thanks for your input Friday.

Steve Dodder
President, Saguaro Astronomy Club
Director, Stone Haven Observatory



Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 16:51:23 -0700
From: president@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Donation
To: r.r.morris@xxxxxxx

Mr. Morris,
   I have discussed your generous donation with the Board of Saguaro Astronomy 
Club.  Unfortunately, it is their feeling this donation is beyond the scope of 
our club.  Fortunately, in your original note, attached below, you ask if there 
would be another organization I knew that would be interested.
   It so happens, there is.  It is my own Stone Haven Observatory, which is 
where the donation to SAC would have ended up, too.  The usage would be exactly 
the same, youth groups, scouts, public viewings and real science.  It would 
just be a donation to Stone Haven Observatory instead of SAC.  This was 
suggested by the SAC Board on Friday night.
   If you're agreeable to donating it to me instead, I'd very much like to 
receive a quick note from you stating that for the record.  You could just say 
something like you donate this scope and accessories to Stone Haven Observatory 
for their use, and we'll take care of it.  Keep a copy for yourself as a 
record.  I'm told by our treasurer the value of the donation is below the 
threshold for tax advantage, so it makes no difference there.
   Thank you very much for this very generous gift!  I'm sure we can do some 
good with it.

Steve Dodder
President, Saguaro Astronomy Club
Director, Stone Haven Observatory
Visit my website: http://www.stargazing.net/astroman

-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Telescope Donation

From: Robert <r.r.morris@xxxxxxx>

Date: Tue, March 11, 2008 9:05 am

To: president@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Greetings Mr. Dodder,

I have an older model of a refractor and accessories that I 

wish to donate.  If your organization or if you are aware of any other 

organization or school that would like to have my telescope please advise.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best Wishes,

Robert Morris

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