2012 Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival, New Location Proves A Success!

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August 20, 2012(Springfield, MO)…All the bills are paid and the audits are done for the 13th Annual Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival and now it’s time to distribute $150,000, to seven children’s agencies in the Ozarks. This year’s proceeds bring the 13 year total to $1,155,000 distributed by Rotary’s Rock n Ribs, to children’s charities in the Springfield area. A new location this year at the Community Blood Center drew a record number of 60 teams and an estimated 35,000 in attendance. Rock n Ribs Bar-B-Q Festival is presented by the five Rotary Clubs’ and the Rotaract Club of Springfield. This was the 13th year for the festival. Over 1,000 Rotarians and community volunteers worked on the event April 20-21, 2012. Rock n Ribs is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event and this year 60 BBQ cooking teams competed for blue ribbon bragging rights. The Rotary Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival has become one of the best know events in the area, and one of the most anticipated. “The success of the Rock ‘n Ribs event weekend is reflected in the commitment of our generous sponsors, Rotarians, all the volunteers and all those who attend the festival for great food and family fun,” comments Steve Scott, Rock ‘n Ribs chair. “We are so happy that we can present the organizations with these checks. We know that these proceeds help create positive, long-lasting changes in the lives of at-risk children in the Ozarks.” Beginning on Tuesday, August 21, Rock ‘n Ribs Executive Committee will present …

ROTARY and the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

Rita Esterly District Governor

A Bulletin for Rotary Clubs and Districts in the USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands What follows is not tax advice, but general information, which may be useful.  Questions regarding any tax matters need to be referred to local counsel, your tax adviser or to the IRS. (http://www.irs.ustreas.gov or 1-800-829-1040)  General questions about this bulletin can be answered by your Club and District Support representative atwwwRotary.org/ClubDistrictReps On 13 May 1958, the Internal Revenue Service declared that Rotary International (RI) and its clubs and districts are entitled to exemption from federal income tax underSection 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.  While Rotary districts and clubs are exempt from paying federal income tax, the law does require Rotary clubs and districts to file an annual information return on IRS Form 990, on or before the 15th day of the 5th month following the close of the annual accounting period (15 November). Certain organizations, other than private foundations, that do not normally receive more than $25,000 in gross receipts in each taxable year are not required to file Form 990. Clubs or districts with gross receipts of $25,000 or less are required to file Form 990-N, which is an electronic e-Postcard report. This report is required annually.  Failure to meet the annual filing requirement for three consecutive years will result in revocation of the tax-exempt status of the club or district in question.  To learn more about this requirement, and to obtain the necessary e-Postcard report form, visit the US Treasury website at: www.irs.gov/eo, or call their toll-free number: (877) 829-5500. Numbers:  RI’s Group Exemption Number (referred to as “GEN” on Form …