The following news release was sent to local media, announcing that EAA Chapter 431 has received non-profit status from the IRS. A big thanks to everybody who helped in this long process.
*** NEWS RELEASE ***
April 20, 2013
Cheeseland Chapter #431, Inc. of the Experimental Aircraft Association, based at the Brodhead Airport, has received tax exempt status as a non-profit charity under IRS section 501(c)(3). The organization was chartered in 1973 and has over 80 current members.
The mission of Cheeseland Chapter #431 is to “Promote Aviation in the Brodhead Area”, and the group is active in educational outreach by hosting sport plane building seminars, Young Eagle airplane rides for students, sponsoring the Boy Scout Aviation merit badge and providing EMS fire/rescue training for local first responders. Chapter 431 also hosts three major “fly-in” events every year, a Community Pancake Breakfast (May 19, 2013), a three-day Pietenpol/Hatz convention in July and a private three-day gathering of the Midwest Antique Airplane Club in September.
The Experimental Aircraft Association is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and exists to promote flying, building and restoring of recreational aircraft. Under the new IRS non-profit designation, contributions to Cheeseland Chapter #431, Inc. are tax-deductible.