YARcce Membership Firsts

As a new, still embryonic, 501c7 “mutual benefit” organization, YARcce is having many firsts.

Chris Manfre, from Milan Italy and Washington DC, was the first YARcce $1000/year “Benefitting” member. Chris is a retired Citibank official who worked for the bank in New York City, Brussels, Mexico City, Toronto and Milan.

Dr. Guido Pez, retired Air Products Chief Research Scientist, from Allentown PA USA via Australia for his early education, was the first YARcce $500/year “Supported” member. Since supporting Guido’s efforts in researching a LOHC fuel cell (*Liquid* Organic Hydrogen Carrier) was the original impetus for YARcce, it’s quite appropriate that he is the first member in this category.

Paslar Alireza, from Sheffield England via Iran, was the first $100/year “Working” member. He paid his membership fee in ETH, the ethereum blockchain token. Since YARcce intends to experiment with blockchain governance, and Paslar has been one of our guides in this new Internet space, it seemed almost required that he pay in a cryptocurrency.

YARcce Has Been Incorporated

YARcce was incorporated in the state of Wyoming as a 501c7 “mutual benefit” nonprofit, membership organization in October 2020.

Steve Bentley of Billings Montana, a CPA and YARcce Benefitting member, did the incorporation.

Steve also set up the bank account and began paying YARcce expenses for items like our domain name registrations, our Zoom account, and other infrastructure costs from initial membership fees.

Steve did this all so well that he was designated YARcce CFO by acclimation, so that he could continue to do this work without compensation. Steve is a very generous guy, who with his wife, Susan, brings good cheer and seasons greetings as Santa and Mrs Claus in November and December each year.

Making the Invisible Visable

It has been a while since this blog site has been used to communicate to the YARcce community and others.

Derek Reynoso had created the blog format, and was maintaining it for a number of months. Unfortunately for the YARcce community Derek needed to move on to other things. We now have some catching up to do.

Watch as we begin to post a number of short items to update you on what’s been going on, and to “make the invisible visible“.