As you may already know, AnimalsTaiwan has been in the process of registering as an official Taipei City non-profit organization. We missed a deadline for providing documents and now have to start the process again - apologies to those of you who now have to provide us with your details again.
But the skipped deadline may turn out to be fortuitous. It is clear that AnimalsTaiwan needs a national presence - there is much work to do. It is also apparent that we have some dedicated individuals starting up animal-welfare groups of their own in various counties: Bobepine in Kaohsiung, Steeevieboy and proto_tw in Taoyuan, and random in Yilan, to name but a few (many more have been contacting me recently).
It seems the time is ripe to make AnimalsTaiwan a national concern. Here is your chance to help create something that could be your legacy in Taiwan; in order to become a national NPO, we need at least 31 founder members, and they must be residents of Taipei City, Kaohsiung, and eleven other counties.
The responsibilities include attending six-monthly meetings, in which you would vote on how the organization will operate, and who will be in charge of what areas. The other details I can provide a little later.
So, if you are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of animals in Taiwan and can commit to attending meetings and offering ongoing support to the organization, please e-mail me today at [color=blue]SeanDMcCormack at gmail dot com[/color], telling me why you would like to be a key part of this great organization and how you think you can help. I will then need you to fill out a form, which I can fax to you, and provide me with copies of the front and back of your residency permit / ARC.
We welcome anybody from any background, both foreign and local. Being an English speaker is preferable but not a requirement.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to bring about positive change on this island we regard as home. Preventing suffering and saving lives has immense rewards. You can play a large part in that.
I look forward to hearing from you.