Charities and Causes We Support
What Does DCDC Do With The Money?
One of the things we don’t seem to get the point across enough on is what we do with the money generated from dues and dances. Well, first we pay the expenses for hall rentals, this web site, post cards and newsletters, or there may be decorations or computer expenses, etc. We are a dance club right? We have dances to raise money for the dance club right? That way we can have another dance right?
Well yes, but the left over money goes right back into our community. DCDC’s purpose is to preserve country music and dance. But wait! There’s more!
The last few words of the first paragraphs of our bylaws and constitution reads “and to recognize positive cause.” Well, what is positive cause anyway? Well, let’s dig a little deeper and take a look at our Articles of Incorporation.
Article III starts like this; "The Corporation is organized for charitable, educational, civic and social purposes…"
Did you notice the first description of our purposes is the word charitable? That’s right, we give our left over money to charity, or recognize a positive cause (there’s that phrase again) so that we can connect within the community. But that still doesn’t fully explain the phrase positive cause.
“Positive cause” is an optimistic and constructive way to help a person, people or organizations. We recognize reasons to do something good and helpful. For example, DCDC can donate to a family whose house had burned down, or donate to someone who has heavy burdens of medical bills, or maybe someone who is just having trouble paying the heating bills. Positive cause could be as simple as dancing a routine at a nursing home and encouraging some smiles and enlighten them a bit. We could gather together and fix the steps of someone’s home, or gather items to send in a care package to our troops. “Positive cause” is anything that someone might appreciate.
What has DCDC done with the left over money over the years? We have donated thousands over the years to March of Dimes and Children’s Inn for example. We had a performance group that did dance routines at the Teddy Bear Picnics and Buffalo Days in Luverne, MN. The performance group also performed at a couple of malls.
Yes, we all love to dance, but Dakota Country Dance Club is a positive cause. That is just another reason we pay our dues. Do you support positive cause? Help us will you?