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I have no explanation for the delay that now stretches over seven months.  The PayPal account remains gummed up.  Jeanne Best, our Associate Director, has done everything requested but without the result we hoped for.  She will try again.

There will be a small gratifying celebration when the Donation Page works.  Charles Marlin

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At the Board of Directors meeting of the Clarion County Community Foundation on September 16, 2009, most of the hour was spent on reports.  The first report was on Clarion Friends https://clarionfriends.wordpress.comwhich has received over 3,700 visits since its beginning, but something has gone wrong with our paypal account on the Donations Page.  We have reports that people are not able to make donations, so our Associate Director Jeanne Best will try to get the paypal account back in working order.  We are sorry that this has disrupted doners’ efforts to support our field-of-interest funds.

We heard a report from our CCCF Treasurer Jerry Belloit who also chairs the BBCF Finance and Investment Committee.  He discussed the BBCF Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual dated September 2008 through August 2009 submitted by Best.  He also discussed the recently approved BBCF Budget for Fiscal Year 09-10 as submitted by Best.  He discussed the Report of Managed Investment Accounts for BBCF ending June 30, 2009, submitted by Best.

Vice-President Janice Horn reported on non-financial actions taken by the BBCF Trustees at their last meeting.  None of the actions dealt directly with CCCF.

Executive Director Steve Kosak reported on a recent meeting with Jefferson County governmental, community, and business leaders that begins the BBCF’s effort to organize the Penn Jefferson Community Foundation as an affiliate of BBCF.  We are hopeful this effort proves successful as it will bring community foundation services to Jefferson County through a community based organization, and it will strengthen BBCF by increasing the population and capital base of our united service area.  The entire CCCF Board expressed a willingness to help in any way requested.

Our last agenda item was the election of William J. Rupert to the Board Class ending March 13, 2010.  Directors are entitled to serve two consecutive three-year terms if elected.  Completing a partial term does not impact that entitlement.  There continues to be openings on the Board, so anyone interested can find out more about the foundation and how the Board operates by calling Board President Charles Marlin at (814) 797-2233.

Our next meeting will be November 18th, the third Wednesday of the month, from 5:15 to 6:15pm at the IC Rectory Meeting Room in Clarion.  Charles Marlin

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In less than three minutes, and without moving from your computer, you can get a lot done with $20.  Your $20 combined with many other donations creates an endowment fund which for eons beyond your life will continue to contribute to your community.  Even in the first year the income from your gift could be shared among these good causes . . .

$2.00 to improve 4-H exhibition space

$5.00 to support a “Kids & Computers” fair at all five public libraries

$5.00 to support food banks

$1.00 to improve access road to a historic cemetery

$2.00 to support winterization  and improved access program for veterans

$5.00 to support battered families programs

The procedure is easy.  Click on the Donations page at the top and right side of this page.  Once on the Donations page you will see a PayPal icon.  Click on the icon and record amount and update total.  Then select either credit card or bank account, or through your PayPal account and Log In.  If you prefer sending a check, make the check to Clarion County Community Foundation and write Clarion Friends on the memo line, send to CCCF, P O Box 374, Oil City PA 16301.  Whatever method you choose, we will place your donation in the Unrestricted Grants Endowment Fund.  Charles Marlin

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I am delighted that today the Clarion County Community Foundation received its first PayPal donation on Clarion Friends.  It has been a long hassle to get everything in line to have the PayPal account.  Even now PayPal has not approved the documentation we sent in response to their questions, but we can receive donations.  If anyone ever asks you how the PayPal people are to work with, I can tell you they are not casual and their system is tight.

We will send an immediate thank you for this donation and any donation in the future.  If you keep an eye on this blog, any news will be yours.  If another wants to make a donation, just click on Donations at the top of this page or to the right, then follow the yellow brick road.

What a wonderful way to end the day.  Charles Marlin

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