Staff conference call - 5PM EST

Wilma Silbermann wilma at lpi.org
Thu May 30 22:59:31 EDT 2002


Oops - sorry I sent this to the International List in error.

Please excuse me.

Wilma

Wilma Silbermann wrote:
> 
> Marta
> 
> The call on Monday will be at 5PM EST, which will be 11PM in
> Europe.  You are 6 hours ahead of us here in Eastern Nth America.
> 
> Give me the number where you can be reached at 11PM - if you will
> still be awake ;)  Bell Canada will call you at 11.
> 
> There will be no other European particpants, but Greg will be on the
> call from Australia.
> 
> Wilma
> 
> Ernesto will not be able to participate on Monday morning.
> If you wish to call me, you can call at my office number is +39 051
> 538709 (I
> have no direct number).
> 
> Please let me know if you will call!
> 
> Marta
> 
> PS Who else is going to participate from Europe?
> 
> Marta Rosso wrote:
> >
> > On Thursday 16 May 2002 19:35, you wrote:
> > > On Thu, 16 May 2002, Marta Rosso posted the following:
> > > MR>
> > > MR>CE> What financial information are you looking for?
> > > MR>
> > > MR>>From the April "Doubts" discussion on lpi-intl:
> > > MR>
> > > MR>>MR> 4) Why can't we see the financial entries / expenses of LPI (which
> > > MR>>MR> always points back to the problem of not being members)?
> > > MR>
> > > MR>>(Evan Leibovitch)
> > > MR>>EL> We do release financial information. As a non-profit, our financial
> > > MR>>EL> records *must* be available for public examination. I will talk to
> > > our MR>>EL> Treasurer to see how they have been made available.
> > > MR>
> > > MR>This kind of information could also help me a lot with the Business
> > > Plan!
> > >
> > > I need to know specifically what financial information you feel you need
> > > from us to complete the development of your business plan.
> > >
> > > The only relevant information I can think of would be the test delivery
> > > count for Italy (which I can get for you next week).
> >
> > The test delivery count would of course be useful, but also the kind of
> > expenses and incomes of LPI; for example, if I see that LPI gives out 40% of
> > its budget for participation to events, 25% for personnel and 15% for the
> > preparation of exams, and another 20% for other promotional activities, and
> > has 50% of income from sponsors and 50% from exams, I will model the Italian
> > budget on similar assumptions, of course regarding if they make sense for
> > Italy.
> >
> > Besides this, I think Evan Leibovitch got the point when he said that as
> > non-profit entity LPI's financial records must be available for public
> > examination.
> > I don't like to get involved in non transparent-organizations, because this
> > is my "leisure" time, so I want to choose!
> > I can't understand why you have so much trouble making available these
> > informations, If there is some "clever" reason please make it clear!
> >
> > Marta
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