[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-06-14

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jun 14 08:19:57 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. IRS Posts Oregon Nonprofits on Revocation Lists
2. HPLO to Hold Roundtable on Design Standards and Compatible Infill
3. Events Slated in Brooks, Enterprise

The IRS recently posted a list of 3,733 Oregon nonprofits with revoked
tax-exempt status stemming from a  failure to file annual returns. Visit
http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=240099,00.html to review the
list. If you discover your nonprofit listed, visit the Council of
Non-Profits to learn about options:
http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/revocation . The site offers a tip
sheet on automatic revocation and what to do if your organization’s
tax-exempt status was revoked. It also features a podcast that explains
a nonprofit’s obligation to file an annual return and how revocation
is automatic if it does not file for three consecutive years. 
Nonprofits that re-apply may write a letter to the IRS requesting
reinstatement of their tax-exempt status retroactive to the date of
their original tax-exempt recognition, but the IRS will grant that
request only if it determines that there was 'reasonable cause' for the
nonprofit to have missed the filing deadlines. Visit
http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=237760,00.html for more on
'reasonable cause' and to learn about 'retroactive reinstatement' see
http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=221593,00.html .


The HPLO’s 2011 Preservation Roundtable will build upon the
recommendations presented in the 2010 Roundtable on Health Historic
Districts by developing baseline principles for compatible infill design
during two sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: June 25 at the Old
St.Peter’s Landmark, 405 Lincoln Street, The Dalles; and July 8 at
the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Rick Michaelson,
Karen Karlsson, and Jeff Joslin will lead the half-day workshops and
will examine the issues, review best practices and outline compatible
infill design criteria. A follow up final review and vetting session
will take place in Portland on July 23. For additional details, visit
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/roundTable.php or call
(503) 243-1923.


Brooks: The Brooks Historical Society and Depot Museum will hold and an
open house honoring Marie Dorion and her descendants at 10 a.m., June
18. A member of the Ioway tribe and wife of interpreter Pierre Dorion,
Marie Dorion came to Astoria with the Wilson Price Hunt party. After
wintering at Fort Astoria, she and her children accompanied the men on a
hunting party to the Boise River area in the late summer of 1813,
survived attacks by the Snake Indians, and nearly starved before finding
help from the friendly Indians on the Walla Walla River. Special guest
Jane Kirkpatrick will speak about Dorion during this event. Space is
limited. Visit http://www.oregonpioneers.com/marion/MadameDorion.htm for
further information. RSVP to (503) 393-2053, or
jennifercorvallis at yahoo.com . 

Enterprise: The Flora School Education Center will celebrate and
demonstrate historic folk arts and agriculture during Flora School Days
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 18. Volunteers will be building wagon
wheels, blacksmithing, making soap, rope and candles, creating corn husk
dolls, silversmithing and leading tours of the school and the historic
town of Flora.  Musicians will play old-time music throughout the day.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a display of antique
quilts, including a recently-donated 200-year-old crazy quilt. For more
information on School Days or to volunteer or donate, call (541)
828-7010 or email info at floraschool.org .

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