otto, booka, can i get in on the tues pickup fun? i need to get a digital drafting table from SE down to the shop and a file cabinet from SE to me in NE.
oak, it depends on the person. if someone buys something intending to use it in the space, that's their prerogative, and they can choose to leave it on load to tcm, or donate it. if it's a donation, and they want tax writeoff, they need to request a receipt. some folks have just said, heck we need xyz in the space and i can afford it, others have requested certain purchases be taken off their dues which requires board approval (typically an ok from the president) in general that's been based on approved event expenses (defer reimbursement to dues) or significant gifts that are needed. donations for dues are not tax deductible. (i think i need to write up a manual for all this. sigh) as i explained in another thread today, class income is split with the instructor, and that often is donated directly, or used for dues. (not always)