Board of Directors
Financial AnnouncementAs we reported last year, our organization is still suffering some of the effects of the recent economic down turn. Please take a moment to review the 2010 SCA, Inc. budget posted on-line.
As you can see, the SCA is forecasting, roughly, to break-even for this budget cycle (2010). At this time, this is only a forecast, and will be monitored and modified as the year progresses.
For the year ending 2009, we project a net income of $31,174.64. Please bear in mind that all 2009 financial data has not been processed, so this remains a projection. This is a substantial turn-around from our 2008 loss of over $180,000. The corporate staff and directors worked diligently throughout the year to review and reduce all expenses, and eliminated anything not deemed "mission critical". The directors would like to recognize and commend the outstanding efforts by the VP for Corporate Operations, Renee Signorotti, and the Corporate Treasurer, Mazelle Attiya. These two individuals worked tirelessly to control costs. They have our great thanks.
Moving forward into 2010, we will continue to work to minimize costs, and to provide value for our members.
It must be noted first and foremost- the projected break-even budget for 2010 is based on one critical change; membership rates will be increase by $2, effective July 1, 2010. This will be matched with a $2 increase in the NMS. We in no way want to discourage new participants from "trying us out", however, the Board feels strongly that participating non members should also contribute to the organization.
In addition, this $2 increase will be reviewed in the following budget cycle (2011). The potential exists for additional incremental changes in the coming years, based on future increases in organizational operating costs. We have listened carefully to the comments of our membership. We believe that a smaller, regulated and controlled incremental increase is superior to one large increase.
We continue to review additional sources of funding with respect to the grants committee, and we are exploring alternative revenue sources.
The budget for 2010 continues the cost cutting measures noted below.
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