The Council is a non-profit, non-governmental conservation education organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, supported by membership and other contributions. It has expenses for maintaining an office requiring money for rent, electric, telephone, etc., and the employment of two office staff, one full-time and one part-time (the only paid positions) with related expenses. The office staff takes care of day-to-day operations including maintaining membership records, publishing Grass Roots News, answering and addressing queries from phone calls and emails, taking care of necessary correspondence, required filings and reports, arranging meetings, etc.
All officers, board and committee members travel to attend Council meetings, as well as lobbying in Albany, using their personal money to represent sportsmen’s interests. This is becoming more difficult with the rising cost of gasoline and job losses limiting income. We appreciate any contributions made to the NYSCC’s efforts, whether as a one-time general donation or annual BAM (Buck A Member) contribution.
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