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porschedpm
12-03-2004, 07:22 PM
December 31st is the last day to make a charitable contribution and be able to deduct it for 2004 . If you haven't decided who to endow your millions to yet, might I suggest you donate just a small portion towards the maintenance of this site. $5, $10, $20, $25, $30.....or whatever. Every little bit helps. It's easy. Just click the 'Donate' icon in the upper right corner.

boputnam
04-01-2006, 02:55 PM
LH Financials - Q1 2006

Titanium Dome
04-01-2006, 03:12 PM
Thanks for doing this Bo, and for posting it.:applaud:

louped garouv
04-04-2006, 02:15 PM
yep good to see... and fast too... thanks for keeping up with this stuff Bo!

and i am no CPA either (still studying),
without researching, I think that the donations go under operations and not financing -- typically the financing section will include such things as stocks/bonds (Issuance, repurchases, redemptions, dividends, yada yada yada)

I submit that the receipt of donation income here on LHS is more of a day to day operations type activity.

Investment section is typically things like major equipment, buildings etc....

again, this is without research, so proceed with caution...

I can look into this in a few weeks if anyone really wants me to...


here is a brief outline... taken from here... http://www.investopedia.com/articles/01/110701.asp

The following is a list of the various areas of the cash flow statement and what they mean:

Cash flow from operating activities (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/operatingcashflow.asp) - This section measures the cash used or provided by a company's normal operations. It shows the company's ability to generate consistently positive cash flow from operations. Think of "normal operations" as the core business of the company. For example, Microsoft's normal operating activity is selling software.
Cash flows from investing activities (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cashflowfinvestingactivities.asp) - This area lists all the cash used or provided by the purchase and sale of income-producing assets. If Microsoft, again our example, bought or sold companies for a profit or loss, the resulting figures would be included in this section of the cash flow statement.
Cash flows from financing activities (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cashflowfromfinancing.asp) - This section measures the flow of cash between a firm and its owners and creditors. Negative numbers can mean the company is servicing debt but can also mean the company is making dividend payments and stock repurchases, which investors might be glad to see.

spkrman57
04-04-2006, 02:21 PM
I appreciate your efforts and those from other folks that make this site possible!

Ron

:applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

boputnam
04-04-2006, 04:19 PM
and i am no CPA either (still studying), I expected this to (de..)generate some discussion.

This "business" isn't really one, so normal treatment is confusing (to me :blink: )

wrt donations, I believe you are right and had debated so with myself. You can check the financials of other non-profits - Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc. - they put these on the P&L as ""Public Support" (US GAAP). But, until I get some details from Don and how he wants things done I chose to not show them on the P&L, for now. These are not revenues, and this is not an operating company. So, awaiting guidance I tried to at least show the (limited) flows of cash - we can argue about where they properly go. For now, I chose to show donations as sources of financing. We have never before gotten anything but a Balance Sheet (and those were rare...), and maybe that's all that is relevant. The rest is just armchair accounting of Don's hobby!!

On your argument about Investing Cash Flows - the expenses were for a capital project (Project May), and not for operations, per se. I think they are correct where they are. And, that investment will be amortized when the "build" goes into service.

We have no operating costs (thanks to John Nebel) and the only other expenses are software, which I await receipts / accounting for, and for John Nebel to give me a depreciation schedule (I'm guessing 6-months is about normal for software... :p ). When those inputs come in, we can build better financials.

Up to recently - certainly before Project May - this was bootstrap funding to re-imburse Don for webhosting and software costs. With Project May and perhaps other endeavors, it might serve to detail where the funds are going. That is what I'm trying...

When I get detailed instructions from Don I'll revise the statements, accordingly.

porschedpm
04-04-2006, 06:34 PM
Hi, Bo. I applaud you in your efforts to be as detailed and accurate as possible. But IMHO, The only information you really need to convey to us members through financial statements is:

Beginning Cash Balance
+How much money did the Forum take in and from what source
-any collection fees
-How much the LH Forum spent and on what
=Ending Cash Balance (should equal the bank balance)

Which is basically your Cash Flow Statement. You could do a similar statement showing the change in the Net Assets for the Project May if someone needed to know what the value of those assets are. Of course to comply with GAAP, you'd have to show a Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, Statement of Changes in Net Assets, and a Statement of Cash Flows. And we'd probably have to have a separate fund for the operations of the Forum and separate fund for capital projects such as Project May. But unless we are borrowing money from a bank, have sold stock in this Forum and are reporting to shareholders, or need Financial Statements to include in a return to the IRS, I don't think we should overly complicate what is basically reporting the cash position of the Forum. For all intents and purposes we're just a simple club whose contributions are used to keep the website going. With maybe a side project or two going.

boputnam
04-04-2006, 09:01 PM
Yea, I agree.

I had gone around-and-around on the options and decisions that could be made. But, I think it's all quite moot.

IMO, all that is needed is a very simple cash-flow statement (non parsed), and the resultant impact to the cash balance.

Don's relationships, and the incredible support of John Nebel (do we really realize the constancy and magnitude of this? Pinch me...) make this a very simple case. So long as this endures, we have no need for a P&L, or OpCF, or FinCF, or anything other than what I consider a modified InvCF, which is what I posted.

Thanks for the input.

louped garouv
04-05-2006, 06:46 AM
i agree too.... best to keep it as simple as possible, and complex as necessary

complexity does not really seem necessary for LHS purposes...

when i first started studying accounting i used to think more things were black and white.... its amazing how many 'clear-cut' issues generate so much discussion WRT accounting treatment....

again, i thank you for your volunteer time and efforts, anything is better than nothing -- and it is prety easy to see what is going on by what you presented

(THAT is what's most important!)


:applaud:

boputnam
04-05-2006, 07:57 AM
So then, maybe this is sufficient?

This also incorporates a needed edit to adjust for a timing issue - that is of showing the prior period cash balance (rather than a "transfer of funds from D. Leisz").

4313B
04-05-2006, 08:08 AM
Wow! I'm surprised that there was $950 in site donations this past quarter. Speaking of quarters, that's nearly a quarter per member.

boputnam
04-05-2006, 08:12 AM
Wow! I'm surprised that there was $950 in site donations this past quarter.:yes: Fantastic.

And, the donations have continued into Q2 - even after we curbed the softporn... :rotfl:

We will reimburse Don for the current version of vBulletin - and await him submitting the bill - and some other lingering "payables" that are just now coming through.

4313B
04-05-2006, 08:20 AM
And, the donations have continued into Q2 - even after we curbed the softporn... :rotfl: No way dude! Seriously? :p

porschedpm
04-05-2006, 08:28 AM
So then, maybe this is sufficient?

Now you're getting the hang of it. Concise and informative. You're a natural at this. Polish up you Excel spreadsheet skills, buy a copy of Turbo Tax, and next thing you know you're damn-near an accountant.

Titanium Dome
04-05-2006, 08:29 AM
No way dude! Seriously? :p

See, we're not totally useless. :rotfl:

louped garouv
04-05-2006, 08:33 AM
... and next thing you know you're damn-near an accountant.

you have no idea..... :blink:

porschedpm
04-05-2006, 08:34 AM
Apparently soft porn sells:

glen
04-11-2006, 11:25 PM
:yes: Fantastic - even after we curbed the softporn... :rotfl:


Still plenty of speakerporn here.
Can't get enough pictures!

boputnam
07-03-2006, 09:22 AM
Current financials, through Q2 2006

4313B
07-03-2006, 09:23 AM
Oh goodie! :applaud:

Hi Dad! Send me more monies. :D




Thanks for the report Bo.

boputnam
07-03-2006, 10:04 AM
Hi, Dad! Send me more monies. :DNot without receipts, sonny. :scold:

Now, go clean your room... :p

4313B
07-03-2006, 10:27 AM
Now, go clean your room... :pIt's a hopeless task... I need help.

grumpy
07-03-2006, 11:52 AM
If you need help cleaning your room, you're on your own.
If there's something I can do within my capabilities, I'm happy to help.

-grumpy

4313B
07-03-2006, 12:17 PM
If you need help cleaning your room, you're on your own.
If there's something I can do within my capabilities, I'm happy to help.

-grumpyAre you a surgeon? I need opposable thumbs. :crying:

grumpy
07-03-2006, 01:19 PM
I have a nice/mostly clean exacto-knife set, and wouldn't mind the practice.
BYOC (chloroform). :rotfl:

-grumpy

boputnam
10-12-2006, 06:17 PM
Apologies for not being more punctual - it's festival season, and frankly, if it ain't black and doesn't weight a ton, it doesn't get touched...

.

Rolf
10-13-2006, 12:40 AM
Thanks for the info bo.

boputnam
10-13-2006, 08:50 AM
Expenses
Bo,

Thanks for the financials just posted.

I am curious about the project May expense being the only and major sigificant outlay when for all intensive purposes the project is dormant.

Can you please elaborate.

Ian
(from a pm)Hi, Ian...

I sure can.

First, May is not dormant, but is moving ahead with some new ideas and renewed interest. There was a spell of "deep thought" when no dust was flying but that is now past.

Following are the accounting and receipts - the $470.60 was reimbursed entirely to Widget. I paid him by personal check and then reimbursed myself electronically - this avoids PayPal fees. I have redacted personal info of the Widget and me.

btw, there was some astonishing individual generosity this past Q.

boputnam
10-14-2006, 06:27 PM
Ian pm'd me feeling my posting of his pm was an affront and that it could make him look as if he mistrusted the accounting. On the contrary, I felt his questions raised some good points which might have been shared by others, so I took the effort to post the detail.

Routinely, I don't plan to post detail unless Don thinks it necessary or members express interest. With the free web hosting and support by John Nebel and friends, there really isn't that much detail, afterall.

As always though, the "books" are completely open.

(FWIW - if you want to donate and wish to avoid PayPal fees, a personal check to me gets it done, with documented transfers in the books).

As always, thanks for the support.

boputnam
11-05-2006, 08:54 PM
As always, thanks for the support.There's recently been a renewed showing of support. I know Don didn't now, and never has, asked for anything from us, but thanks from me - I can see it arriving.

I believe Don will be posting an updated contributors listing in the near future. If you wish to remain anonymous, or prefer the donation be noted solely in your "noms de plume" (pen name) please send a pm to me.

boputnam
01-04-2007, 05:48 PM
Updated financials.

Project May expenses comprised:
- two 1500AL Woofer (15" K2S9800)
- one modelling software package

Thanks for the continued financial support, all. Each and every bit adds up!

As always, thanks to John Nebel and Ann Cantelow for the donation of the servers and tech support, respectively!

speakerdave
01-05-2007, 12:19 PM
Hi Bo,

I thought the woofers were a donation from JBL. Did some get broke?

David

boputnam
01-05-2007, 04:17 PM
Hi, David...

Yea, although I don't know all the details.

One was damaged early-on during testing of cabinet design(s) over a year-ago; another got (seriously..) dinged in transit. It is my understanding Don had intended on funding this, but he has been out-of-pocket on personal business for some time - his absence started after the order was placed and continues after driver delivery, so the Mods decided to fund this until Don's return. Seemed the least that could be done.

As Don's absence has become unexpectedly prolonged, we have since ceased Project May purchases until his return.

Hofmannhp
01-06-2007, 08:08 AM
nice job Bo, thanks in the name of all members for your work:applaud:

HP

invstbiker
01-07-2007, 05:27 PM
Ya know, after all, it's this site of do-gooders that keep the do-gooders from getting into big trouble. Think I'll make a $25.00 donation, just because. How 'bout a $25.00 challenge to ALL, I'll go first, who'll join me? Looks like the fund could use an infusion...Come on guys giddyup....If you haven't saved at least 25 bucks being a member here, I'll buy you a beer!!...

invstbiker
01-12-2007, 11:46 PM
SAD REALLY :( , Are ya all cheap? OK, fine, the beers flowin...

Titanium Dome
01-13-2007, 10:55 AM
SAD REALLY :( , Are ya all cheap? OK, fine, the beers flowin...

Frequenting this site COSTS me money. However, I will be making another contribution soon to match your challenge. Can I still get free beer?

invstbiker
01-13-2007, 02:29 PM
YOU BET!! :D

Titanium Dome
01-13-2007, 03:43 PM
YOU BET!! :D

OK, done. How do I get my beer? :cheers:

invstbiker
01-13-2007, 03:47 PM
Dome, That's a very fair question, the answer is.. next time you're in the PHX area or the Black Hills in the summer, Look me up and I'll hook-U-up...:D

DavidF
01-15-2007, 07:03 PM
"... How 'bout a $25.00 challenge to ALL, I'll go first, who'll join me? Looks like the fund could use an infusion...Come on guys giddyup....If you haven't saved at least 25 bucks being a member here, I'll buy you a beer!!...

Done...

DavidF

boputnam
01-16-2007, 10:51 AM
Ha! It's working! They are stepping-up to the challenge!
Nice...

invstbiker
01-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Can you believe? Not sure how many "active" members here, but for a lousy 25 bucks, In my estimation, well worth it. Where else can you get JBL comaraderie and jeering combined? :applaud: Come on guys open those wallets...

Hofmannhp
01-17-2007, 08:24 AM
Hi All,

my next donation is the Truck loaded with beer for our first Lansing Heritage Meeting Germany 2007 which starts on Friday 19th. :cheers:

HP

invstbiker
01-28-2007, 06:41 PM
How many members here that have gained something from this forum? I would venture a guess that many have. Pretty sad showing for a little fundraising :( . :bs:

JBL Dog
01-29-2007, 01:15 AM
How many members here that have gained something from this forum? I would venture a guess that many have. Pretty sad showing for a little fundraising :( . :bs:

Okay, make me feel bad! $25.00 is heading to Bo through cyberspace. Budweiser Select is my poison!

:cheers:

opimax
01-31-2007, 06:36 PM
the statement of how much money I have saved since coming here, for me 0!

How much money have I spent on JBL stuff since coming here, thousands...

How is my hearing? it is going but I am so much happier now :applaud::applaud:


Come on $25 is so last century...$50!!!


Mark

invstbiker
01-31-2007, 06:55 PM
Dude, Now we're talking!! :applaud:

Rolf
01-31-2007, 11:49 PM
I believe $100 a year should be enough from every member (active) using the forum. That should do it.

Right bo?

invstbiker
02-04-2007, 08:12 PM
I believe $100 a year should be enough from every member (active) using the forum. That should do it.

Right bo?

GIDDY UP ROLF, Is that 100 EURO's?..:applaud:

boputnam
04-07-2007, 11:12 AM
Updated financials.

Thanks to all for the continued financial support.

As always, thanks to John Nebel and Ann Cantelow :wave: for the donation of the servers and tech support!

Rolf
04-07-2007, 11:39 PM
Thanks for the update bo.

boputnam
04-26-2007, 08:37 PM
Hey gals and guys...

We are seeking a new Treasurer for the forum - I have outlasted my "use by date".

It would be cool if this transition happened soon, before the current Q is ended. I've got all the backup detail (Excel), and can 'splain how I've been compiling and tallying PayPal downloads. It is terribly straightforward!

Please pm Don McRitche, Mr. Widget and Robh3606 - clumped as Admisitrators - with your interest.

Thanks, and thanks to all for the continuing financial support!

:applaud:

Titanium Dome
04-26-2007, 08:52 PM
Hey gals and guys...

We are seeking a new Treasurer for the forum - I have outlasted my "use by date".

It would be cool if this transition happened soon, before the current Q is ended. I've got all the backup detail (Excel), and can 'splain how I've been compiling and tallying PayPal downloads. It is terribly straightforward!

Please pm Don McRitche, Mr. Widget and Robh3606 - clumped as Admisitrators - with your interest.

Thanks, and thanks to all for the continuing financial support!

:applaud:

Hey, Bo, thanks for doing this up 'til now. Your efforts are much appreciated.

kingjames
04-26-2007, 09:07 PM
I'll second that, Bo!

Rolf
04-27-2007, 11:14 AM
I would not trust the suggested people a dime!:p '
Please find somebody else.

Hofmannhp
05-03-2007, 12:50 AM
Hey gals and guys...

We are seeking a new Treasurer for the forum - I have outlasted my "use by date".
.......
Thanks, and thanks to all for the continuing financial support!
:applaud:

Hi Bo,

first of all, ..thanks for your work.

it's not my opinion to do this job...:D,
but it may be helpfull to describe in short words what the treasurer has to do and how much time it needs. I think it should be a "long time" member based in US or Canada.

HP

JBLRaiser
05-04-2007, 11:32 AM
Nothing like being in the black. Great work, I appreciate you.

boputnam
07-09-2007, 07:15 PM
Updated financials.

Thanks to all for the continued financial support. Support for The AES Eargle Memorial fundraising was very impressive, and that is now a stand-alone donation option here on the Lansing Heritage Forum.

As always, we thank John Nebel and Ann Cantelow :wave: for the donation of the servers and tech support!

.

boputnam
10-14-2007, 05:19 PM
Lame-oh financials... :o:

I apologize to you all. I have been swamped with serial work-related international travels, and un-ending gigs whenever I touch down. Sorry - the 3Q financials are necessarily delayed. I simply don't have bandwidth to get through all the generous giving and reconcile to last Q.

However, attached is a screenshot of the current treasury.

Separately, and additional to all this, during the period $3,500 was sent to AES funding your contributions to the "AES John Eargle Memorial Scholarship". What an pleasure it was to send that check. I am honored to have been your emissary.

I leave for a mini-tour tomorrow at 0-dark-thirty. It is likely I can compile things in the evenings - if not, I will surely get it done on my return before month's end.

bo

4313B
10-14-2007, 05:24 PM
$3,500 was sent to AES funding your contributions to the "AES John Eargle Memorial Scholarship".Very nice! :yes:

indycraft
10-16-2007, 09:26 PM
Thank you Bo for taking care of business. :applaud:

Indy

boputnam
10-22-2007, 05:52 PM
Very nice! :yes:This just in... :)

Mr. Widget
10-22-2007, 09:43 PM
Thanks Bo... :bouncy:

What a great way to remember such an icon and fine man.


Widget

scott fitlin
10-24-2007, 10:11 AM
Excellent, Bo, you have been a most outstanding member and treasurer of our forum.

Nice to see LH members made such a generous contribution to The Eargle Scholarship Fund. Impressive, indeed!

:)

boputnam
11-05-2007, 02:21 PM
Updated financials.

Thanks to all for the continued financial support.

My apologies for the tardy report and reconcilation. My schedule has been difficult to maintain, let alone keep up with and get all things done. This languished, because there was nothing pressing. The money is safe and sound. I finally did this today on my laptop while flying to Toronto.

As always, we thank John Nebel and Ann Cantelow :wave: for the donation of the servers and tech support!

.

boputnam
01-13-2008, 06:49 PM
Updated financials.

As always, many thanks to all for the continued financial support.

hjames
01-13-2008, 06:57 PM
Again, three cheers for Bo's ceaseless work managing the money and keeping us updated with all of this!

boputnam
04-29-2008, 03:22 PM
Updated financials.

Project May expenses date to an end of January purchase of new compression drivers to fill the current compliment of drivers for the project. These are JBL Pro's latest issue, with Be diaphragms, and are a great fit to the present crossover topology and cabinet design plan. The prior compression drivers - NIB - are to be sold to reimburse treasury.

Sorry to be a bit late - business travels kept invading my well-laid plans...

Thanks, all! :)

timc
04-30-2008, 11:26 AM
Hm...

How do i donate?


-Tim

boputnam
04-30-2008, 06:52 PM
Hi, Tim...

Thanks for the interest!

There's a "donate" button at the upper-right corner of every page view. Above the "Welcome, timc" noise. PayPal able...

:)

timc
05-03-2008, 01:28 AM
Hi, Tim...

Thanks for the interest!

There's a "donate" button at the upper-right corner of every page view. Above the "Welcome, timc" noise. PayPal able...

:)



Doooh.................:P


Anyway. Some $$ is heading your way. Don't use all of it on crystal meth.



-Tim

johnaec
05-03-2008, 08:49 AM
Barbecue at Bo's! :D

John

boputnam
05-05-2008, 10:41 AM
Some $$ is heading your way. Nice, thanks. Will account for it in 2Q 2008 financials.


Don't use all of it on crystal meth.I don't use drugs - I'm not qualified...


Barbecue at Bo's! :DAnytime, but not with LH funds. These are under my personal guarantee to Don and the forum.

boputnam
09-08-2008, 08:26 AM
Updated financials to end of 2Q.

Hi, gentle readers. Sorry these are quite tardy - it's been a busy festival season for me, and those trips became nearly seemlessly intertwinned with business trips! Makes for one tired fader cowboy...

Anyway, a few days ago I was "bumped" by the Project May Team for the balance update, as it seems some woodworking it about to resume for May. Stay tuned... :bouncy:

As always, thanks to all for their unfailing support. Contributions range from monetary to services to real-world experiences - it all sums to make this place what it is. :)

Rolf
09-08-2008, 10:52 AM
Do we (LHF) need more $$ at this time? Please let us know.

Titanium Dome
09-08-2008, 08:59 PM
We're waiting for word on a possible new fundraiser. Stay tuned. We just need the big Canadian's okay.

Guido
09-09-2008, 01:34 AM
The prior compression drivers - NIB - are to be sold to reimburse treasury.

Where?
When?

boputnam
11-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Updated financials to end of 3Q.

As rumored, woodworking has resumed for May. Yeah, baby...

invstbiker
11-17-2008, 07:36 PM
This, In my opinion is why this should be a subscription forum. $38.00 income for the qtr? Please...:barf:

Bo, Thanks for all your hard work!

Mr. Widget
11-17-2008, 10:06 PM
This, In my opinion is why this should be a subscription forum. $38.00 income for the qtr? Please...:barf:
I agree... I saw that and attempted to remedy the situation... hopefully a few others will too.



Bo, Thanks for all your hard work!:yes:


Widget

BMWCCA
11-18-2008, 06:00 AM
It's the button in the top right corner of your browser window: http://images.paypal.com/images/x-click-butcc-donate.gif



(I can't seem to make this one a live link so you'll have to use the one at the top of the page!)

JBLRaiser
11-18-2008, 07:40 AM
$25:) Anybody else got game?

hjames
11-18-2008, 07:48 AM
$25:) Anybody else got game?

Sure - I'll spot'cha!

Done deal (couple hours ago ...!)

Titanium Dome
11-18-2008, 11:23 AM
We had an idea and and offer for a fundraiser a while back, but we never got the OK from the top. The Foam Trends guys were ready to step up with something cool.

If someone (Widget, Bo, Rob?) can get the big guy's approval, we can try to resurrect it.

opimax
11-18-2008, 02:46 PM
I was going to match this but I'll wait till i get a chance for new grills for my 250s :applaud:

Mark

PS I lied, I contributed :)

boputnam
12-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Thanks received for our memorial gift in honor of Sanna Serog.

:)

BMWCCA
12-03-2008, 12:26 PM
I got a very nice card from them, too, last week. Seems like a wonderful organization. Too bad it took such a tragic event to bring them to our attention!

All the best.

Doc Mark
12-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi, Friends,

Sweet Bride and I, too, received a nice card of thanks from them. Looks to be a wonderful organization, and that really makes having made a donation to them a very good thing. I agree that it's too bad that it took Sanna's passing to make it happen, but God does move in mysterious ways, and has a plan for each of us, as far as we're concerned. To one and all who contributed, "Well done"!! Take care, and God Bless!

Every Good Wish,
Doc

boputnam
02-22-2009, 01:26 PM
You guys have again shown outstanding support. Egads. And, in these tough times. Hoping all are skating on thick ice!

Thanks very much.

SMKSoundPro
02-22-2009, 02:34 PM
ice thin. The need to donate, greater.

boputnam
02-22-2009, 03:48 PM
ice thin. The need to donate, greater.Very generous, Scotty - great sentiment.

We are sound. We have no known upcoming expenses, so please look after yourselves.

boputnam
04-01-2009, 11:28 AM
Here are the financials, through 1q2009.

It sure is easier to compile when I do these punctually! :p

Thanks, everybody!

JBL 4645
04-02-2009, 09:03 AM
Just placed a small kitty into the Lansing Heritage with payPal £8.00 hope itís received and put to good use.:)

boputnam
07-19-2009, 03:59 PM
Here are the financials, through 2q2009.

Thanks, everybody!

boputnam
10-06-2009, 11:03 AM
Howdy, Ya-all...

Here's the Forum financials through 3q2009.

Thanks, everybody!

JuniorJBL
10-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the site guys!!:applaud:

boputnam
11-17-2009, 04:37 PM
"I used LH library information in a recent Ebay sale. Although I mentioned the site for credit, it felt empty without some compensation. Thanks for maintaining such a great resource."

'nuff said. :)

JuniorJBL
01-21-2010, 10:25 AM
Some people out there still get IT!!!:applaud:

boputnam
02-17-2010, 05:03 PM
Sorry for the lateness - I was off on other capers... :o:

Thanks to all, for the great support!

boputnam
04-01-2010, 10:22 AM
Thanks, all! :wave:

boputnam
07-06-2010, 03:53 PM
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

boputnam
11-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Apologies for the tardy posting. I really haven't been home much since June - the touring has been pretty heavy this year - and these financials are best compiled at home.

Thanks to one-and-all for the continuing support - be it financial or fellowship!

boputnam
01-05-2011, 10:38 AM
Happy New Year, and thanks, everyone! :wave:

maxwedge
03-14-2011, 07:29 PM
thwat I better chip in $, a few anyway.:)

boputnam
04-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Here's our financial status as at 1q2011. Thanks, everybody! :wave:


thwat I better chip in $, a few anyway.:)And that, you did! Thanks...

maxwedge
04-02-2011, 07:14 PM
You're welcome.

SEAWOLF97
04-02-2011, 08:11 PM
when members post "I need this (or that)" and its small and I have it, this past year I have made them deals .......pay the items postage & make a small donation to LHF , and I'll sent it to you free ...... have done this 3 or 4 times now and will continue.

Mr. Widget
04-02-2011, 09:13 PM
when members post "I need this (or that)" and its small and I have it, this past year I have made them deals .......pay the items postage & make a small donation to LHF , and I'll sent it to you free ...... have done this 3 or 4 times now and will continue.Very generous... I may follow your lead.


Widget

SEAWOLF97
04-03-2011, 05:12 PM
Very generous... I may follow your lead.
Widget

Hope you do ...and mebbe convince others. ;)

for me its WIN/WIN/WIN* ....I've got so much stuff, we trip over it ...still have boxes and shipping materials from my Great Ebay Adventure days , and being able to print postage from home and have the mailman p/u boxes off my porch makes it painless. There hasnt been anything big ...Thorens motor , grommets , speaker parts etc..., but you get the idea.

*I get the stuff gone / LHF member gets something he needs / LHF gets a little donation

boputnam
07-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Here's our financial status as at 2q2011. Thanks, everybody! :wave:

Have a great summer (if you're in the northern hemisphere... :p)

boputnam
10-13-2011, 05:04 PM
Here's our financial status as at 3q2011. Thanks, everybody! :wave:

boputnam
01-15-2012, 10:24 AM
Here's our financial status as at 4q2011. Thanks, for a great year, everybody! :)

boputnam
04-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Here's our financial status as at 1q2012. Thanks, everybody! :)

boputnam
07-16-2012, 03:56 PM
Howdy, sports fans...Returning from a few shows in NorCal and Western Oregon today, I realized I have been remiss in my duty to post updated financials for 2q2012!! Apologies... :o:Thanks to everyone!

Rolf
07-18-2012, 05:59 AM
Good to see that the economy is fine Bo.

boputnam
10-08-2012, 11:35 AM
Hi, Everybody...

Here are the financials for 3q 2012.

57073

Apologies for the delay - I had a busy week....


57074

View from monitorworld toward FOH (mix position) - that's me out in that white tent out there.
Rooster Stage, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2012 - Saturday during Lumineers set...

Mr. Widget
10-08-2012, 04:40 PM
Looks like fun!

Sorry I missed it. :(


Widget

boputnam
01-05-2013, 11:39 AM
Hi, Everybody...

Here are the financials for 4q 2012.

57887

Thanks for all the continuing support of Lansing Heritage Forum, and we wish every one of you rascals a happy and healthy new year!

boputnam
04-12-2013, 08:20 AM
Here are updated financials through q1 2013.

58625

The May expenses relate to purchase of H4338 back horns during the period.


Sorry for the delay - these were ready on-time but I have been travelling overseas...

Thanks, everybody! :wave:

Rolf
04-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Thanks Bo. Nice to be updated.

Rolf

boputnam
07-02-2013, 03:39 PM
LH Financials - 2q2013

Hi, Everybody...Here's the current financials.

59420

Have a great summer! (if you're in the northern hemisphere...):smthsail:

boputnam
10-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Late, of course - it was a very busy end to Festival Season!! :rockon2:


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Thanks, everybody...

1audiohack
10-26-2013, 08:09 AM
Hi Bo;

I don't know what all is entailed in what you do for the site and really for the people like me that use and enjoy it but I really want to personally thank you for your time and efforts.

All my best!

Barry.

boputnam
01-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Hey, Everybody - HNY!

Here's the update financials. Thanks for the financial support, and for your continued contributions to the content on this website!

61080

:wave:

Greg86z28
01-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Is this site hosted for free? What is the end goal for the cash reserves? For one day when upgrades ($$) are required for the site?

Greg

boputnam
04-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Is this site hosted for free? What is the end goal for the cash reserves? For one day when upgrades ($$) are required for the site?

GregSorry, Greg... I missed your query...

Yes, the site is costless to us - the generosity of John Nebel allows this. However, we always offer, and are prepared, to pay our way, should his business model change. We've been amazingly fortunate. And, yes, whenever new versions of the software come out, we try and stay current - this is Don McRitchie's commitment.

The fund raising per se, is also directed for the completion of a gift of speakers - Project May - to Don. However, being an "all volunteer" effort, there's been a number of starts and stops along the way: people moving, changing jobs and losing access to production gear and supplies, people leaving the planet, people changing design, people being busy. It progresses, but deliberately slowly.

boputnam
04-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Howdy, buckaroos...

Here's the current financials.

61829

Thanks, everybody. And wishing all, another "interesting" year in JBL audio. There's always something to tweak...

JuniorJBL
04-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Good to see your fingers still hitting the keys Bo!!:)

boputnam
04-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Good to see your fingers still hitting the keys Bo!!:)Ha! True enough.

Between touring and consulting, I spend far too little time "hear"...

Audiobeer
04-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Thanks Bo> Your my reverse wiring GURU!

boputnam
07-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Sorry gang - a bit late. Had a mini-tour of my own to perform in over the 4th, and then, some rest!


62601

:)

boputnam
10-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Hey, Everybody!

Here's the current report.

63355


Happy Squash Season...

boputnam
01-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Happy New Year, everybody... :jester::dancin::rockon1::cheers::banana::smthsail :

64038

boputnam
04-25-2015, 12:43 PM
(a little late... :o:)

65302

As per usual - thanks everybody!

boputnam
12-10-2015, 03:57 PM
(bringing things current...)

68668

boputnam
12-10-2015, 03:59 PM
(what he said...)

68667

hjames
12-12-2015, 03:02 PM
(what he said...)

LH Financials - 3q2015

Hey, Bo!
Great to see you are still popping in now and then!
Hope life is treating you well - you getting any downtime for the holidays/end of the year?

boputnam
12-15-2015, 12:37 PM
Hi, Heather...

Yeah - sorry about the long absences. Lots of touring and local gigs, in-between a quasi dayjob. Busy is as busy does...

Been off most of December. That's been good. At this wizened age, the late nights are harder and harder to shrug off! Next shows are the 27th at Slim's and then NYE at Terrapin Crossroads - those should be fun.
Family gathering here for the upcoming holiday - we had so much fun at Thanksgiving, they want a repeat!

And, you?

Had a lunch with Widget not too long back - he's looking well, and is a deft survivor of a transitioning business!

boputnam
01-03-2016, 09:57 AM
Here's the current cash balance and in/out flows.

69052


Happy New Year, everybody. Watch this space for the new Treasurer to pop-up, end of 1q2016.
:wave:

1audiohack
01-03-2016, 03:15 PM
Thank you so very much Bo!

What ever your future holds I hope we still get to see you around once in a while.

All the best,
Barry.

1audiohack
04-06-2016, 12:07 PM
Hi All!

I wish to express my thanks for the trust shown me by Mr. Widget and Don McRitchie who nominated me to be treasurer.

I am grateful to all who have built, contributed and maintained this site and am glad to do something in return, even ever so small as this.

My best,
Barry.

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boputnam
04-08-2016, 02:58 PM
Thanks, Barry! Have fun... :applaud:

Robh3606
04-11-2016, 01:58 PM
Hey Bo

Now you can change your signature

Rob:)

hjames
04-11-2016, 07:14 PM
Thanks, Barry! Have fun... :applaud:

Thanks for all the good service, Bo - we'll miss ya!

boputnam
04-12-2016, 12:12 AM
Hey Bo

Now you can change your signature

Rob:)I've tried, repeatedly to no avail. Nothing sticks.

Nice to hear from you...

Mr. Widget
04-12-2016, 07:27 AM
Hope you don't mind... I took the liberty.:D


Widget

BMWCCA
04-12-2016, 07:52 AM
Hope you don't mind... I took the liberty.:D


Widget
A simple addition of "emeritus" might have been appropriate. :)

Mr. Widget
04-12-2016, 08:04 AM
A simple addition of "emeritus" might have been appropriate. :)I must admit, that did occur to me.:D


Widget

1audiohack
04-12-2016, 09:18 AM
I really wan't to thank bo, not just for all the years he did this, but also for making so easy for me to transition into it.

Thank you for all the help bo!

Barry.

boputnam
04-12-2016, 09:43 AM
A simple addition of "emeritus" might have been appropriate. :)

I'm not sure where the Latino angle came from, but hold my Dos Equis - I got this.
Stay thirsty, my friends...

The (wannabe) most interesting man in the world...:p

JeffW
04-12-2016, 10:40 AM
"It's Antonio Banderas!"

Oh man, wrong beer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSpdcbhjXJU

boputnam
04-12-2016, 05:09 PM
I wish to express my thanks for the trust shown me by Mr. Widget and Don McRitchie who nominated me to be treasurer.

Hey, Barry...

One tid-bit has been rolling around in my head - interest? We/I never got anything like that from PayPal in the 5+ years I had the helm. I realize the rate is c. 0.033%, but still - every penny counts!

We should have done this a long time ago - we all might have afforded holiday in Mexico!

:beach::beach::beach::beach::beach::beach::beach:: beach::beach::beach:

Maybe that's what Widget was alluding to...?

Titanium Dome
04-12-2016, 07:53 PM
Bo, thank you for doing this thankless task for so long. I never worried about a penny while you were at the helm. Best wishes to you! :applaud:

Barry, thanks for stepping up. I know you'll do an ethical and accurate job as well. :thmbsup:

Now, back to my LH hibernation...

grumpy
04-13-2016, 07:27 AM
+1

re the thanks etc..., not the hibernation :D

JuniorJBL
04-14-2016, 09:26 AM
Thanks a million Bo!!

Hope everything goes well for you in the future and may it put a smile on your face!! :dancin:

Thanks Barry for taking on this responsibility for LHF!!:)

1audiohack
08-03-2016, 09:09 AM
Hi All!

All the news in one spot!

72941

As some have noticed, the donate tab is gone. When I became the treasurer, the web link never made the jump to the new account I set up. This is outside my domain and I don't know what the plan is.

I have received three requests for the direct link to donate to the LHS account. So far none have come in.

If you have indeed sent something in PLEASE let me know so we can figure out where it went!

Once a month I transfer $1 in and then out to be sure the path still exists. So far so good.

Thank you one and all for your support of this site both monetarily and with fun and valuable content.

My best,
Barry.

JeffW
08-03-2016, 09:34 AM
PM me the link, I'll put $5 in just to test it from on outside source.

srm51555
08-03-2016, 04:13 PM
Just sent some over.

boputnam
08-03-2016, 06:13 PM
If you have indeed sent something in PLEASE let me know so we can figure out where it went!Hi, Barry...

I keep an eye on the idled account and associated email, and all is quiet on that front. Nothing has come-in through that route.

Carry on! :)

1audiohack
08-03-2016, 09:43 PM
Thank you Bo.

I will check in the morning and report.

Thanks all!

Barry.

1audiohack
08-04-2016, 12:02 PM
Hi Guys!

OK, the link works and all is well.

Thank you for suporting LHS!

Barry.

rusty jefferson
08-04-2016, 06:40 PM
Just used the link you sent to donate. Sorry for the delay.

1audiohack
08-04-2016, 07:37 PM
Hi Rusty!

I wasn't prodding at all. I was genuinely concerned that maybe something was amiss.

Thanks again for supporting Lansing Heritage. :)

All the best,
Barry.

rusty jefferson
08-04-2016, 07:42 PM
Hi Rusty!

I wasn't prodding at all. I was genuinely concerned that maybe something was amiss.

Thanks again for supporting Lansing Heritage. :)

All the best,
Barry.

You're welcome. I needed prodding, though. I think I asked for thst link a month ago. :)

allen mueller
08-05-2016, 03:17 AM
Barry,

Not sure what happened but never got a reply to my PM for the link. Could you send me the link when you get a chance.

Thanks,

AL

1audiohack
02-02-2017, 06:46 PM
Just a bit late!

75820

Thank you everyone!

All the best,
Barry.

Mr. Widget
02-03-2017, 06:55 PM
I'd say you are right on time. ;)

Thank you for taking care of this!


Widget

1audiohack
09-11-2018, 08:48 PM
HI All!

There has not been much movement on the donation or expense front or so it seems so there has been little to report.

One donation last year was received and deposited but I made no report.

All three donations have come in through the old door and the more recent two were forwarded to me last week and they have been deposited. This is all the activity that I have any record of since the last report.

≈08-11-2017 $33.00

≈04-03-2018 $50.00

≈06-12-2018 $50.00

Since the donation route seems uncertain, if there is anything that I may have missed, please let me know and I will try to figure out where it may have gone.

Thank you sincerely for supporting the Lansing Heritage Forum!

Al the best.
Barry

boputnam
09-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Thanks, Barry! :)

Robh3606
09-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Hey Bo!

Rob:)