Whales and Dolphins BC is officially Wild Ocean Whale Society (WOWs) incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia.
Thanks to all who contributed during our initial fundraiser in March, 2013. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and needed.
With the financial support generated from the March 16, 2013 draw (see archived pages) we have managed to cover costs of:
renewing web hosting
renewing web domain names
name reservation for society
incorporating costs of Wild Ocean Whale Society (WOWs)
reserving society web domain name
obtaining Toll free Reporting Hot Line
printing (small flyers / handouts / cards / sightings data)
12V power supply for
second radio (not obtained yet – radio donation anyone?)
public display table needs
open bank accounts with the small balance remaining
The total funds received from our initial fundraiser is:
$1,498 after PayPal fees and $125 in cash for a total of: $1,623
Initial Fundraiser ran from Oct. 2012 – March 15, 2013
Funds received since March 15, 2013: NIL
Costs to January 1, 2013 to June 20, 2013:
Web presence: $ 435
Toll Free Tel. Number: $ 120
Incorporating Society: $ 150
Printing*: $ 600
Public display needs**: $ 100
Total Expenses paid to date: $ 1,405
Balance on Hand: $ 218
* some printing supplies still on hand
** Powell River Sea Fair July 26 to 28, 2013 items that should all be re-usable: banners / balloons / large blow up whale and dolphin; a few more items may be needed; helium for balloons and misc.
Again there have been questions raised as to the costs being paid for the cruise drawn March 16, 2013 from funds generated. This cruise was 100% donated by Susan MacKay and no money is or has been used to cover any costs associated with it.
Since early 2010, the start of Whales and Dolphins BC, till January 2013 all costs and efforts were borne completely by founder Susan MacKay. Her wish to improve and keep the sightings reports and web site available to everyone while obtaining some help with ongoing efforts and ensuring continuity, prompted the formation of the non-profit Wild Ocean Whale Society (WOWs).
We are entirely volunteer driven at this time, so there are no wages or salaries paid or payable. There will be no director fees paid ever, as stated in our constitution. We do, however, hope to have enough resources to hire a regular part time or seasonal employee to assist in the future.
At this time, we are calling out to committed volunteers and students interested in the marine biology fields to help.
For our current Fundraising Draw click on: WIN at Sea Fair 2013