Archive for July, 2009

Where’s my check?

July 28th, 2009

    We have had questions in the past on how we handle the incoming money. This is a volunteer group, including the board member positions, we try to deal with things in a timely manner….which usually means…when time allows. Glen wrote a great article explaining how the accounting end of this group is handled. Here is the article.


Hi All -

    Since I have never written an article for the newsletter, as your humble volunteer Treasurer and one-time instructor (Karen and I don’t seem to make many trips these past few years), I thought it would be good idea to talk about how I handle our finances.  Specifically, questions have come up regarding why it takes so long for checks or funds to be deposited – your checks to clear the bank.  I wanted to let everyone know the normal way I operate.  During the season, I typically get everything together for the month – deposits to be made and checks to be written – the first days after each trip, just before the board meetings which take place the Wednesday after each trip.  To make it easier on me, I try to make only one big deposit per month.  So, I make the deposits from the previous month’s trip and business just before the board meeting.  The trip checks I receive at the board meeting, wait for the next cycle to be deposited.  So, I am always about a month behind.  At the board meeting, I want to get everyone money that is owed them and any checks written for other outstanding issues at some point during the meeting – like our lodging/condo check so we are current with the most recent trip, etc.  Checks issued by our group always need a second signature – usually Mac’s, so board meetings are a convenient time to do this.  For the off season, the 4-5 months of summer, I do as little as possible, with the exception of state and federal income tax filings and annual registration and updates to the state Attorney General for charitable trusts.  If people donate money to us during the off season or after I close the books for the year (our fiscal year ends June 30), it may take up to 5 months for their check to be deposited in the bank.  I figure our members may have questions, so best to communicate the way we handle our "day to day" finances.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me – best to e-mail me at

Thank you,

Glen Lunzman

Angels Game Details

July 22nd, 2009

Hello Achievers…….Save The Date….Sept. 25th 

I hope everyone is enjoying some hot fun in the summertime. Speaking of fun, our annual Angels game, tail gate under the big A, hot dog, hamburger bash is approaching, Sept, 25th.

We will meet under the big A in the parking lot at 5:00, game time is 7:05.

Graciously hosted by Karrie and Gary, we will once again socialize and be treated by Gary’s BBQing skills. Sodas and accouterments are provided. Side dishes are welcomed.

Once in the stadium, we will cheer our Angels on to victory and watch the fabulous Friday night fireworks show. It’s a blast you won’t want to miss!!

For info and tickets,

Contact Karrie Good @ 714-393-6069

Save the date, Sept. 25th


Karen Lunzman

Membership Chair

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