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Re: Ozark County Food Co-Op Proposal
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 06:09:50 PM »
I figured it out. It was an issue on my end, the link is fine.
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Re: Ozark County Food Co-Op Proposal
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 08:42:51 AM »
The link works fine on my computer, not sure what the problem is. It takes me to a list of online forms where you can scroll down and find this one - http://www.sos.mo.gov/forms/corp/corp52.pdf which is the form we will be using to incorporate with the state. So far everyone who has received the email and seen the post by the Homegrown Food Project, has said go for it! YAAAY!! So we will be moving forward with it once the voting period is over on the 17th and finally be able to take the next step!

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Re: Ozark County Food Co-Op Proposal
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 10:18:35 PM »
The http://www.sos.mo.gov/forms.asp link does not work. Perhaps you need to state what the requirements of using that link are, but it definitely doesn't work for me.
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Ozark County Food Co-Op Proposal
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 09:09:44 AM »
Dear Ozark County Homegrown Food Project supporters,

As our efforts begin to take shape, it is time to consider protecting our liability. In order to move forward with fundraising, grant seeking, and a lease agreement, we need to incorporate with the state of Missouri as a not for profit corporation.
After meeting with a lawyer and CPA, we determined that operating as an LLC is not an appropriate option.

Since this is such a busy month, we decided to put this up for a virtual vote rather than hold a meeting. Please take a moment to share your opinion by emailing ochomegrownfoodproject@gmail.com or posting on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ozark-County-Homegrown-Food-Project/529525463834680
The deadline for voting will be Wednesday, December 17th.

The issue:

Shall the Ozark County Homegrown Food Project (which includes the Gainesville Community Garden, Local Artisans and Producers Co-op, and Edible Landscaping projects) incorporate with the state of Missouri as a not for profit corporation?

Yes or No

Explanation:

If we vote to move forward, we will submit the form “Articles of Incorporation of a Nonprofit Corporation and Domestic Nonprofit” which can be found at http://www.sos.mo.gov/forms.asp under "Not for Profit Corporations" along with the $25 incorporation fee. We will need to draft a mission and philosophy/ vision statement, write bylaws, and appoint or elect a board of directors. We will likely want to pay a lawyer look over our bylaws before making them official.

After incorporating with the state we may choose to pursue 501c3 status with the IRS or seek sponsorship from an “umbrella” organization that will allow us to use their 501c3 status.