One of the issues facing the new officers of the IRC when they took office was the organization’s status as a corporation in the State of Indiana. While this may seem like a minor administrative issue, achieving and maintaining corporation status is very important to the organization. It establishes the IRC’s legitimacy in the eyes of the sponsors and trustees who have repeaters coordinated by the IRC and it makes clear to the IRC members that it is an Indiana Nonprofit Corporation. Corporate status also helps us tell the FCC and the coordinators in the surrounding states that we are the recognized amateur radio repeater coordinating body for Indiana.
Through the efforts of all three elected officers, we worked with the Indiana Department of Revenue to certify that we owe no back taxes or fees to the DOR and we worked with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office to reinstate the Indiana Repeater Council, Incorporated, as an Indiana corporation. Our certificate of reinstatement is shown below.