After much paperwork and stress, Wonderland BookSavers (Wonderland BookSavers Incorporated, to be exact) is a 501(c)(3)!
We held our first meeting as a 501(c)(3) on Thursday, March 10, and we discussed a range of topics. Before our meeting officially began, we all convened at the long dinner table and had pizza and lemonade. Once we ate and cleaned up our pizza, we pulled out a folder with our papers.
First, we read the bylaws, and next we discussed our official titles and positions. During the meeting, we reviewed the all of our committees, and which members served on each committee. Our blog followers will be happy to know that six new people have joined the blog committee, and blog posts will be published every week on Mondays.
We have eleven committees, and some of them include the Blog Writing Committee, School Supplies and Shoe Donations Committee, the Book Club Readings and Projects Committee, The First Book 40,000 Committee, and others. Now we will follow a tighter agenda, which will enable us to maximize our efforts and impact.
At the end of our meeting, we also chose the next book we are reading as a club: The Adventures of Pinocchio. We are excited to delve into another book, and into another chapter in our charity.
Converting our charity into a 501(c)(3) is a monumental step in Wonderland BookSavers’ progress. Our project has transformed from a summer book club to an internationally recognized global charity. We look forward to watching Wonderland BookSavers grow even further one hill, one valley, and one day at a time.