[kwlug-disc] Company sponsorship for meeting place?

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 14:18:44 EST 2009

I think that the only legitimate way for a business to sponsor a
meeting would be if one company "hosts" a meeting and picks up the
expenses. Every thing else is a paperwork/legal kerfluffal (sp?)

I am not against the idea. But for an incorporated business entity to
hand over any amount of money from its bank account, it has to account
for it, and if there is more than one shareholder, approved.

To that end, I would have no problem attending a corporately sponsored
KWLUG meeting. I may even have the potential to sponsor one by the end
of the year.

On 12/23/09, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> Again, let us not allow the usual "scope creep" to derail the main point.
> I did NOT suggest that we incorporate. This is a separate discussion.
> All I was suggesting is that companies that are willing to put in some
> money come forward and say they can do that, for the purpose of
> securing a meeting place for a year. Three companies are willing so
> far (netdirect, insurance squared and 2bits). The math says we need
> just one more, preferrably a few more.
> Which place to rent is another discussion too. Let us just agree on whether
> this is something that can be taken forward or to be killed right now.
> So far the responses have been positive mostly about this. We can
> explore that more if we do not find a good rental space for February.
> --
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> 2bits.com, Inc.
> http://2bits.com
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