Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Charitable Gaming
Charitable Gaming Regulations [11 VAC 20 ‑ 20]
Action Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 11/23/2022
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11/21/22  3:31 pm
Commenter: Kim Diehl Virginia State Madam Chaplain

My reasons for being against the changes

I have been an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 20 years.  I chose this organization because of the fundraising that is done to not only help charities but also for those in need.   Our non-profit organization has raised millions of dollars over the years.  I am very proud of what we do.  

I feel taking the 40% is way too high.   There are too many charities that need our help.   There is only so much the Government can do for those in need.   40% would hurt us so bad, that it could shut us down.   We have to make money to donate money.   Operational costs would be effected severely.   How would it look if we just paid for rent and utilities as a non profit because we couldn't afford to donate to charity?  I am asking you to reconsider making this change.   There are so many non profits that exist to help others.  Please don't jeopardize what we do to help others.  Thank you for your time.  

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