Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jay and Tiff at the Yaak River in Montana December 2012

 With the cabins shut down for the winter, and the start of a new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the highlights of 2012.

1.)    Guests  
·         65 people stayed at the ranch last year.
·         38 of those people were new guests of the ranch

2.)    Remodel
·         The blue cabin got new floors,  kitchen countertop, an interior paint job and a new bathroom
·         The red cabin also got new floors and a new interior paint job
·         The tan cabin got a new porch
·         The cabin area got refurbished picnic tables

3.)    Non-Profit
·         We received our status as a Charity from the state of Washington
·         The application has been submitted to the IRS for 501(c)3 (tax exempt)Status.  We are currently waiting for approval. The process generally takes 3-9 months.
·         We have formed a Board Of Directors for Living Springs Ranch
·         November 1, 2012 we held our first Board meeting to discuss the goals and direction of the Ranch.

4.)    Supporters
·         We’ve met many new people this past year who are interested in volunteering, encouraging, and supporting us.
·         We have our first monthly financial donors

   Looking ahead to 2013, it is exciting to contemplate the possibilities!

1.)    Guests
·         We are planning to reopen the cabins on April 1st
·         We already have a total of 29 days booked this coming year by pastors and their family

2.)    Finances
·         Our financial goal this year is to have $1,000 a month coming in from monthly donors.  $12,000 a year will help to cover the minimum operating costs of running the Ranch.
·         We already have $350 a month coming in
·         We still need $650 a month to reach our goal
·         We are looking for supporters who would like to support us with a monthly gift of $25, $50, or $100. We would appreciate your prayerful consideration.

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support!
    Jay and Tiffany