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Raising a Glass to Clean Drinking Water

On October 11, 2018 our team held a Water Expo at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL. The event included collecting water from the C-51 canal, filtering it with the LIFESAVER Liberty filter bottle for people to drink, a toast to CDWT by Governing Board Member Brandon Tucker, Executive Dir Ernie Marks and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Commander Reynolds. We had a live demonstration of a working hydraulic water hammer, a display of our water purification system, a pop-up shop and bake sale. We raised $457 during the 4 hour event.
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RECENT PROJECT and ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

10/18/2018 - Activated our annual ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) license
10/11/2018 - Raised $457 at SFWMD Drinking Water Expo, pop-up shop and bake sale
10/4/2018 - Raised $755 at SFWMD Employee Committee Bake Sale
10/3/2018 - Initiated shipment of (30) water filters to KTM
9/23/2018 - Nepal travel team meeting
9/14/2018 - Fundraiser announcement by SFWMD Governing Board Sponsor, Brandon Tucker
8/30/2018 - Presented at SFWMD Operations & Maintenance Mangers Meeting
8/16/2018 - Hydrodata Pizza lunch fundraiser
8/6/2018 - Presented to SFWMD executive committee
7/17/2018 - Setup SQUARE point of sale credit card processing account
7/9/2018 -Honduras water filter system project completed.
6/20/2018 - Received water filter system for Honduras from Atlantic Filter, paid for by Bethesda-by-the-Sea.
6/19/2018 - Received personal use water filters for Honduras from LIFESAVER, including extra donated items.
6/17/2018 - Received funding support from The Brothers of St. Andrews, Boynton Beach Chapter
6/13/2018 - Formed association with LIFESAVER Ltd
5/29/2018 - Cuba water filter system (3X) project completed.
5/14/2018 - Selected as SFWMD Employee Committee Charity of the Year
5/14/2018 - Received funding support for Cuba from St. David's Church, Wayne, PA
5/10/2018 - Purchased final pieces and fittings for Cuba water filter systems.
5/7/2018 - Received water filter units for Cuba from Atlantic Filter.
5/4/2018 - Received FL sales tax certificate.
4/19/2018 - Placed order for (4) water filter systems for Cuba.
3/26/2018 - Booked trip for Cuba
3/26/2018 - Listing on Smile.Amazon.com
3/22/2018 - Confirmed reservations for Cuba
3/20/2018 - Booked flights for Nepal
3/15/2018 - Guidestar Bronze level charity
3/12/2018 - Sunbiz incorporation renewal for 2018
3/12/2018 - Filed IRS 990-N postcard, we now show on the IRS non-profit charity finder.
3/2/2018 - Submitted request for Cuba travel visas (13 travelers)
3/1/2018 - CDWT Presentation to Ameriprise investor group
2/26/2018 - Board Meeting 2/20/2018 - Cuba Lunch and Learn presentation at SFWMD
2/16/2018 - Phone call with Aldon-chem discussing design of a custom water test kit.
2/10/2018 - Completed first project, Cuba water filter project.
2/10/2018 - First fund raiser, raised $1,533 at Fat Bastards House Party.
1/30/2018 - Ordered business cards
1/29/2018 - Received first online donation!
1/27/2018 - Made facebook and social-media announcements, party on Feb 10th
1/26/2018 - Registered with PAYPAL for online donations and credit card processing.
1/25/2018 - Opened bank account
1/23/2018 - 501(c)(3) APPROVAL, effective 11/27/2017!
1/20/2018 - Federal government shutdown could delay approval of our IRS 501(c)(3) application.
1/18/2018 - Held board meeting. Bob, Rick and Madhav reviewed the financial report, website, cuba project, partnerships, and plans for Nepal travel opportunity.
1/11/2018 - Contacted the IRS to inquire about the status of our 501(c)(3) filing - it is in process. The average turn around is 90-days.
1/8/2018 - Purchased GPS and water test kits for Cuba project.
12/16/2017 - Registered additional domain cdwt.org
12/15/2017 - Created draft business cards
12/8/2017 - Received IRS EIN number 82-3636663 and filed IRS form 2013-EZ, registering as charity non-profit 501(c)(3).
11/27/2017 - Registered facebook group Clean Drinking Water Team, Dropbox, Flickr account, youtube channel.
11/27/2017 - Registered as a FL non-profit corporation. Clean Drinking Water Team, Inc.
11/21/2017 - Selected name and launched website for www.cleandrinkingwaterteam.org