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We are an insurance professional fraternity founded June 19, 1906 on the banks of the "Mother Pond" at Green Lake, Wisconsin and dedicated to the Cardinal Principles of Character, Charity and Fellowship.
Our International Charity Report for FY July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, reports that the organization gave a reported $191,960 in cash and $62,300 gifts-in-kind to various charities. That does not include 2,180 man-hours of volunteer labor and $7,000 in scholarships. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the Florida Pond has contributed $22,753.81 in cash, gifts-in-kind and man-hours to at least eight charibable endevours.
As a cautionary note, we are NOT a marketing network. Please leave your marketing materials at the office. Anyone found distributing marketing materials or soliciting business on the banks of the Pond will be banished from the Pond. Our Ganders didn't join the Blue Goose to be solicited or hassled for business, but rather to come together in a social and friendly relationship, and in the spirit of good cheer, to support our favorite charitable and educational endeavors.
Your July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 dues are $50
Mail check payable to "Florida Pond-Blue Goose"
1936 Bruce B Downs Blvd #501
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-9262
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Our Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond:
(Note: We meet on 4th Thursdays)
(No meetings in June or July)
Meetings begin with social hour @ 5:00pm
followed by business meeting @ 6:00pm
All meetings at DoubleTree Westshore
4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa
Scheduled Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond:
Thurs, October 27, 2016-Haloween Candy for A Kid's Place @ DoubleTree
Mon, November 7, 2017-Blue Goose Golf Invitational @ Carrollwood CC
Thurs, December 1-Charity Social @ GM (formerly Chart House)
[GM is at 7616 Courtney Campbell Cswy]
Thurs, January 26, 2017 @ DoubleTree
Sat, Feb 11-Venitian Masquerade Charity Ball @ Hollywood Venue
Thurs, February 23, 2017 @ DoubleTree
Thurs, March 23, 2017-Easter Baskets for A Kid's Place @ DoubleTree
Thurs, April 27, 2017 @ DoubleTree
Thurs, May 25, 2017-Annual Meeting @ DoubleTree
Upcoming Grand Nest Conventions:
July 11-13, 2017
Hyatt Regency Savannah (Georgia)
July 11-13, 2018
Westin Edmonton (Alberta)
Information and Facts About Us:
We're a Tax-Exempt IRC 501(c)8-Fraternal Beneficiary Society
According to the Internal Revenue Service:
1. We must have a fraternal purpose wherein our members are
of a similiar calling, advocation or profession (insurance)
2. We must operate under a lodge system
(a Pond chartered by Grand Nest)
3. We must provide for benefits only to OUR OWN members
for sickness, accident or death
4. We are allowed to raise donations to IRC 501(c)3 organizations
that promote religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for prevention of cruelty to childern or animals.
["Go Fund Me" promotions ARE NOT IRC 501(c)3 organizations,
thus any contributions by us could jepordize our tax-exempt status.]
Our Official Charity:
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PLEASE, DO NOT submit on-line application at bluegoose.org website.
Most Loyal Gander
Supervisor of the Flock
Custodian of the Goslings
Guardian of the Pond
Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Wielder of the Goose Quill
Editor - Sunshine
PMLGG George Harwood
1936 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-9262
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