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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11/20/22  6:23 pm
Commenter: Heather Ramser, FOE Auxiliary 4552 Secretary

Gaming changes

I am new to this type of organization since I have only been involved with FOE since the beginning of this year. However, I got involved to provide service to those who need it. Most functions that are performed by everyone in our organization are done voluntarily but that is because our chapter is just getting of the ground. What worries me after reading all of these changes and comments is that we will be closed before we are able to give it a good shot. I have been proud that before we even had a permanent location we were giving donations to people that needed it. Whether it was someone who had a fire, damage from Hurricane Ian, food bank, Autism Society, or others, they all mattered and we were able to give a small but meaningful donation to them. I hope that we are able to continue that and that the state will reconsider changing the 40% to 10% and realizing that there is more to running a non-profit than the money that comes from a gaming system. Electric, food, payroll, other taxes, the list just goes on. If non-profits can't keep doing the good work we want to for all of these people that are deserving but need a hand, then who will? We are People Helping People so help us by changing that percentage. 



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