I see that I posted some views in the wrong thread. My bad. 1. I like the idea of at least waiting til the 1st of the year MINIMUM before any real decisions are to be made. I'm sure everyone is busy with the holidays. I bet there are a few that haven't been on in awhile. 2. 5 board members is probably best, even in the first year as already stated- this is free time work. This shouldn't really turn into "real work" other wise it is now a job. remember most of us are in this hobby for fun. 3. Charter member - I would agree with the "title" if were to be defined more as a person - who helped start this club, donated more time then what normally is expected of a member, donated extra moneys to help with initial setup, and are considered (weather currently on the board or not) people that newcomers or anyone can go to with questions or other concerns. It's a recognition thing, optionally acknowledged in what ever way that may be, those that have put in the extra time and are willing to BE that person described deserve it. To me it is not to ever be" I've been here longer than you"--- EVER. I would think of them more as like moderators on the boards? better way of describing it? 4. As for non-profit, as far as I know, since we have no one collecting a paycheck and we do not collect a maximum amount of $ (do not remember the amount, but I think it is relatively large) then we are technically non-profit by definition. We would be so small that, at least initially, it will not matter. All of that is if memory serves from other organizations that I have been part of had been set up properly. 5. Paypal - cost of using is worth the hassle it will save. IE I for got my $ or check book I will pay next month........ That is what I have for right now as to what has been brought up. I do agree that in setting this up there is truth to that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" in that if we take our time in setting this up there will be less headache/heartache, hassle, and problems in the future. Lets take our time and do this right and then we only do this once. Lastly--- THANK YOU JOHN!!!! For all the time and hard work you have already done already. Huge head start and having you start the ball rolling like you have has really brought this up in an excellent way. I can't believe that there has been really no negative feedback at all through all of this. Good job everyone so far in working together, not being rude or showing a lack of respect for each other, and clarifying all of your thoughts when there has been a question. I think we all saw the mess that happened last time this was discussed.