Thursday, January 24, 2013

Are you ready?

I am very pleased to announce that our application for non-profit status has been accepted.  We are now officially a non-profit organization and I couldn't be more excited.
I am also pleased to announce our new treasurer Heather Karney.  Welcome Heather!  We are all thrilled to have you on board.
I now have a list of steps to take in order to get the ball rolling, including meeting with Tuolumne County officials to discuss potential property for the project.  We did recieve a letter of support from the Tuolumne Parks and Recreation Department stating that they support the plan of building the park in the town of Tuolumne but nothing is set in stone until we get approval from the Board of Supervisors.
I will need to finalize our business plan, which includes all the details of who we are, what we are doing, why we are doing it, how we are going to do it, who is going to help, how much it will cost, and when we expect to have all of this completed.  No small task, but not impossible.  It has been made much easier with the quotes and designs we recieved from a playground company.  It gives us a good idea as to what can be accomplished in our desired play space and what the cost will be.  I have already made a couple changes to the design, but in general, I think we are pretty close.
Please stay tuned.  We will be starting our public outreach campaign and our fundraising very soon.  Please let me know if you are interested in becoming involved.  We will have our next meeting sometime next month to begin putting the Big Dreams wheels in motion.