Por ĉiu numero de UE ni petas la estraranojn iomete verki por sciigi al vi, kion ili lastatempe faris. Ili mem decidas kiel kaj pri kio raporti: ĉu pri agadoj, ĉu proponi aŭ diskuti ideojn, ĉu instigi vin al kunlaboro en diversaj projektoj, ktp. Ni volas aŭdi ankaŭ viajn demandojn, proponojn aŭ eĉ plendojn por la estraro — ĉu en Esperanto aŭ en la angla. Sendu mesaĝojn por nia leterkesto al la redakcia adreso en la kolofono.

George Baker, Treasurer

The Budget Comparison 2016 Summary below shows the budget trends over the last eight years. The 2016 deficit of $34,136 was covered as follows:

  • $7748 investment income from the Unrestricted Funds (1)
  • $5856 reduction in cash-on hand from the General Fund (2)
  • $2532 transfered from other accounts, (UEA, accounts receivable) (2)
  • $18000 capital transfered from the Unrestricted Funds. (1)

Also please refer to the financial reports by the Director of the Central Office:

  1. See 2016 Quarterly Statements of Fund Activity
  2. See 2016 Statement of Financial Position

The past year saw a modest gain in membership and the related factors of donations and catalogue and book sales. However, the deficit persists at a high percentage of the total budget due to fixed costs related to the central office, which have been stable at about half of the total budget.

The use of the organization’s capital is a worrisome trend. Financial sustainability will require a sustained increase in membership and donations. It is estimated that reaching a membership of 1000 in the next several years would provide a stable financial position for future growth.