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This page hosts the minutes from the meeting on 29 August 2012 at 3pm EST. All minutes are here.



File:August 29 2012 minutes.pdf typed by Peter Coti


File:August 29 2012 minutes.pdfHere are the minutes from our meeting today. by yours truley.Peter.C (talk) 20:12, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

A few things. 1) Canadians cannot deduct donations to an USA non-profit from their taxes. 2) Wiki Medicine is better as the name does not contain a proprietary term. 3) Yes we will want membership from everywhere 4) Importance of incorporation includes being a platform from which we can apply for grants. Being incorporated is required for many grant applications. 5) Yes meeting by phone / google talk is best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:40, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Based on foundation:Deductibility of donations#Canada, it seems that Canadians with US sources of income can deduct donations to US non-profits. I assume that this is a small percentage of Canadians. WhatamIdoing (talk) 16:11, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Did you considered the possibility of donors giving to local Chapter by specifically saying they wish to give to Wikimedia Medicine and have the funds tranferred to you by the Chapter? However, that may create a legal issue, i.e. if a Canadian gets tax-deduction for giving to a non-profit Canadian organization, maybe the money have to or suppose to be spend in Canada (I'm not a lawyer, I'm more asking than anything else). Amqui (talk) 16:42, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I moved the part about the donations on the main Talk Page so people not following this page can see it. Amqui (talk) 18:02, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Good call! Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:15, 30 August 2012 (UTC)