Your offer is wonderful!
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 10:57:30 -0600
We'd be very happy to accept your boat and trailer. One of our
leaders would be thriled to pick it up. Since you're a CPA, the
following is a undoubtedly sophomoric but I believe that I should say
it: The value of the boat as determined by you (requires an appraisal if
over $5,000.00) and its signed state registration (USCG Bill-of-Sale if
she's documented) are our only requirements. If you wish us to sign the
IRS form, send it here after it has been signed by the appraiser. You
will receive credit for the charitable donation in 1997 unless you wish
us to wait to accept her in 1998.
Our boats are used, not sold. We have an enormous need for boats
to serve our Sea Scouts. The lack of decent sail boats has been one of
our major problems.
My address and telephone numbers follow: William H. Sills III,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Lake Geneva Sailing Charitable Trust
Fund, PO Box 50, Zenda, WI 53195-0050, Tel:(414)+249-0225,
Fax:(414)+249-0158, Fax: (414)+249-0943, Toll Free:(800)+587-2113
Our charitable trust is a bit unique. As a sailor, I'm sure that
you recognize ZENDA. Our trust was cr4eated many, many years ago to help
raise the money needed to support the youth, Olympic, International,
Flying Dutchman, Soling, Star, SCOW, DN, other iceboat, etc.
championships of aspiring racing sailors. We have aided many successful
adult and youth efforts, including several Melges campaigns. We are
recognized as a tax exempt charitable trust by the IRS under section
501(c)(3) of the federal revenue code and by the State of Wisconsin. For
the last 15 years, we have served as the outside financing vehicle for
the support of Sea Exploring on a national, regional and local basis.
Your offer to help with Sea Scouting is deeply appreciated. I'll
send you a snail mail letter with the names, addresses and telephone
numbers of skippers and ships in your area. I'm also forwarding your
name to the Flotilla Vice Commodore and the local council squadron
commodores in your area.
Please send your exact address, telephone number, etc. We will
then determine a mutually satisfactory time for us to pick her up.