Raritan River Rail Road Historical Society, Inc
a 501(c)3 New Jersey non profit corporation
When we created the Raritan River Chapter of the NRHS back in April 2011, we always had the intent to become a non-profit. So in late 2011 we incorporated “The Raritan River Rail Road Historical Society Inc.” in the state of New Jersey as a 501(c)3 corporation. We did this to keep things separate from our NRHS activities. Since the focus of our non-profit was specifically directed to only preserving the history and artifacts of the Raritan River Railroad, it was a straight froward approach towards becoming a non-profit.
We are incorporated in the State of New Jersey as a 501(c)3 non profit corporation, we filed our IRS Form 1023, and received our exemption letter from the IRS on September 4th 2015 to finally finish and be a recognized non-profit.
Here are the steps as outlined for us in becoming a non-profit, and our status:
- Create Articles of Incorporation (in the state of New Jersey) – Submitted – DONE
- Create Bylaws for the new organization – Submitted - DONE
- Create a Conflict of Interest Policy – DONE
- Obtain an Employee ID Number (EIN) – DONE
- Fill out IRS Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code – DONE – Sent certified USPS to the IRS on 10/3/2013
- Received our “Exemption Letter” from the IRS. - DONE – 9/4/2014 (Yes, it took 11 months from submission to approval!)
Our Exemption Letter can be seen here:
We have also submitted (8/15/2016) an application to register with:New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs - Office of Consumer Protection Charities registration 124 Halsey Street - 7th Floor Newark, NJ 07102
Our NJ Charities Registration number: CH3901600
We currently have a checking account with Citadel Bank.
Tax free donations can be accepted, please send your check to:Raritan River Rail Road Historical Society Inc. 100 Ruth Lane Pottstown, PA 19465
If you require a receipt, please be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope.
For more information related to our non-profit status or efforts please don’t hesitate to contact us at:
100 Ruth Lane
Pottstown, PA 19465
Raritan River Chapter – NRHS
National Railway Historical Society
Raritan River Rail Road Historical Society, Inc.
Meetings for 2015-2016:
We meet on the third Thursday of every month.
All meetings will start at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Milltown Museum
116 South Main Street – Milltown, N.J.
General meetings and Quarterly business meetings are open to all, however only members in good standing will be allowed to make motions or vote.
Come join us and feel free to invite others who are interested in possibly joining our local chapter. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.