The primary activity of the Corporation for many years has been holding
social events such as the GPNDG Gather and the Pasta Veloce gathering.
The corporation's charter includes a wide scope of other activities
of benefit to motorcyclists.
In 2005, the Board voted to establish a "Good Works" fund to use for
giving financial aid to motorcyclists and WetLeatherites in times of need.
The board instituted the following rules and procedures for this
The Good Works fund will be known as the "WetAid fund".
The WetAid fund is kept separate from the general fund.
Details of accounting for the funds are left to the
discretion of the Finance Minister.
The WetAid Fund accepts voluntary donations from the
general public at any time. A link on the WetLeather home page and
another on the GPNDG home page facilitate this.
A WetAid Fund web page is maintained to explain
what the WetAid Fund does, with past examples, and make it
clear to any potential contributor that they are delegating to the
GPNDG Board their say in any decision about how, when, and where the
money is used. The tax deductibility and receipt process is
documented here for those to whom it may be significant.
Ideas, nominations, suggestions and what have you for candidates to
receive the WetAid Fund disbursements are accepted from the
public. Web page buttons and an e-mail alias will be used to solicit
these suggestions. No direct answer to these suggestions is promised
nor should be expected.
The Board may also, from time to time, decide to make a contribution from
the General Fund to the WetAid Fund. Funds from the WetAid
Fund may not be transferred into the General Fund for any reason.
All disbursements from the WetAid Fund, and all donations from
the General Fund to the WetAid Fund, shall be discussed and voted
on by the Board. The Board has sole and final authority for
disbursements. The Board will not discuss any particulars of any
individual decision with the public or with contributors.
GPNDG, Inc. also intends to support and facilitate conducting
specific need-driven solicitation for particular
causes, in support of the WetLeather tradition. Legal and tax-related
regulations make it impractical to commingle "earmarked" funds with
the WetAid Fund. Research and discussion of how best to
facilitate directed contributions are ongoing.
Read before contributing
By making a contribution, you are delegating your authority over that
money to the GPNDG Board of Directors. The Board will make decisions
about to whom, when, and how much is disbursed without further
acounting to you of the mechanisms or reasoning for its decisions.
The Board takes input and suggestions from many sources and attempts
to adhere to the WetLeather traditions, but is not liable for any
further explanation or discussion of its decisions outside the Board
Contributing makes you eligible to receive mailings from the "wetaid"
e-mail list. This is a low-volume, announce-only list that receives
announcements of Board decisions to disburse funds. If you choose
to, you will be informed of the recipient and amount of any
significant disbursement from the WetAid Fund. Instructions
for opting in to this mailing list will be sent to you when you first
Contributions to the WetAid Fund are considered
charitable contributions are therefore are tax deductible for most
individuals. Consult your tax advisor for specifics of your
particular tax treatment. The Finance Minister will issue written receipts by US
Mail for all contributions of $250 or more — be sure to include your
mailing address with your contribution. If you require a
written receipt for smaller amounts, contact the finance minister: