Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming

Seems like the summer would have been a great time to be busy with the Friends of Flandreau project.  Yet, somehow there is so much else to be done.  However, we keep making strides (well okay baby steps) towards our goal of cemetery preservation.  We understand this is a long process that involves many steps.  But if we keep making progress we will eventually reach our goal of setting up perpetual care for this little tract of land within our city walls.

Today we applied for our EIN, according to the Simple Filings, "Federal Tax ID, also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service for banking, tax filing, and other business purposes."( It will take up to 2 weeks to officially be added to the IRS database.  But we are now well underway.  The Internet is amazing.  Gone are the days of send paperwork via snail mail.  Wait 4 weeks for a decision.  Then wait to receive the status of the decision.  At least we knew in a matter of minutes that we were approved. Now we just need to wait patiently while the database updates its information.

The Friends of Flandreau, Inc. will have more information to share about our preservation project in the weeks to come.  A look back at where we were, and where we are now is quite interesting. We look forward to working towards our goal of preserving the Old Flandreau Cemetery in New Rochelle, NY on Chester Place. Please visit us again soon to read our latest update.