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The Olivenhain Town Council Newsletter
The President's Letter will return in February, 2021!
Germania Hotel Roof Repair Project
If you've been by the Meeting Hall property in the last few weeks you may have noticed that roof repair work has started on the Germania Hotel and the project is expected to be completed later in December. Below is a picture showing some of the roof repair work that is underway.
The OTC Board of Directors would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to OTC members for the donations made so far for the Germania Hotel roof repair project. As of early December 2020 over $2,100 has been donated by OTC members. Thank you!!!
We Need Your Help!
The OTC understands that it has been a very difficult year for many in our community. We have never asked for direct donations before to maintain the Meeting Hall or Hotel, and understand that your family comes first. However, If you have the means and can help preserve a historic landmark of our community, please consider donating to the Roof Repair Fund if you haven't done so already. Any size donation will make a difference and will be greatly appreciated!
There are two ways to make donations to the Roof Repair Fund. The first is through PayPal: follow this link to the OTC website and you will find a fundraising page with a link to PayPal for making a donation. Please note that you can make payment using your personal credit card and do not need to have a PayPal account.
The second way to donate is to mail a check to OTC. Please mail your check to:
Olivenhain Town Council
Attn. - Roof Repair Fund
423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
The OTC has been designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS and your donation for the Germania Hotel roof repair may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of your donation. The OTC’s Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax Identification Number is 33-0099393.
OTC Virtual Wine Auction
In November 2020, the OTC announced plans to host a virtual wine auction to serve as a "COVID-19 friendly" alternative to the OTC's Wine Tasting event which is held each year in mid December.
After receiving input from various parties, the OTC Board of Directors has decided to move the virtual wine auction to early February 2021, as a pre-Valentine's Day event. More information about the virtual wine auction will be forthcoming in January 2021.
If you have wine that you wish to donate to this event, the OTC would greatly appreciate your donation. Please contact OTC member, Diane Openshaw at [email protected]. We are seeking bottles with a minimum value of $40.
All proceeds received by the OTC from this event will go towards the roof repair project for the historic Germania Hotel located on the grounds of the Olivenhain Meeting Hall property.
OTC 501(c)(3) Update
With the OTC’s recent approval as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization there are now new ways to help support the OTC and its efforts to maintain and preserve the historic Meeting Hall and grounds. Two ways include: Corporate Donor Matching and Donor Advised Funds.
Corporate Donor Matching
Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to eligible nonprofit organizations, such as the OTC.
When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio.
Why do companies match donations?
Companies of all sizes match donations their employees make to nonprofits because it’s an easy, structured way for them to support good work in their communities. CSR, or corporate social responsibility, is an important factor in how the public perceives brands and companies these days.
Did you know that you might be able to double or even triple your donation to the OTC through donation-matching options from your employer?
Many companies offer such options to encourage their employees to give to non-profit organizations. Many local employers such as Qualcomm and ViaSat offer corporate donor matching programs. If your employer offers donation matching, every dollar you donate to the OTC could turn into two or three dollars to help support the OTC. Similarly, some companies will make a monetary contribution to match volunteer hours.
Here is how it works:
Step 1: Click here here to use the Charity Navigator search engine to find out if you work for a participating company that offers corporate donor matching. You can also contact your human resources department and ask if they match employee donations.
Step 2: Complete your company’s gift-matching form. It should be available through your human resources department. The form, whether in print or electronic version, may require the OTC’s tax identification number: 33-0099393
Step 3: Make a donation to the OTC in one of two ways:
A) Send your gift to us by check, along with your company’s completed gift-matching form to:
Olivenhain Town Council
c/o – Charitable Donations
423 Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
B) You can also make a donation online. Then send the receipt for your donation and the completed gift-matching form to the OTC at the address above.
Step 5: The OTC will then complete the form and mail it back to your employer.
Step 6: Your employer will send us a matching contribution. We will notify you when this matching donation arrives.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Donors can contribute to the fund as frequently as they like.
DAF accounts for an individual are set up through financial advisory firms such as Fidelity, Schwab and Bank of America. You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax-deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and the financial advisor takes care of the rest. Some people call it a giving vehicle. Others call it a philanthropic fund.
If you have a DAF account and are considering making year-end charitable contributions to eligible charities, please consider making a grant or gift to the OTC. If you have any questions regarding corporate donor matching or donor advised fund donations to the OTC, please feel free to contact Mark Mayer, OTC Vice President, at [email protected]
Please consult your tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of your donation. The OTC’s Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax Identification Number is 33-0099393.
We hope you will have a happy and safe holiday with your loved ones and friends. Thank you for supporting the Olivenhain Town Council with your membership.
Mark Your Calendars (OTC 2020 Events):
All events are held at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., unless otherwise noted.
For more information, please email: [email protected]
Olivenhain Town Council wearables make wonderful gifts, and we have a great selection. Available styles and colors for the t-shirts are available, as well as sweatshirts. Sweatshirts are $30, T-shirts are $15. In addition, 25 oz. glass mugs w/ the Olivenhain logo are $20 & 16 oz. glass mugs w/ the Olivenhain logo are $15. We can deliver locally, or arrange for you to pick up at your convenience. Payment can be made with cash, check or via Venmo. To order, please email [email protected].
In addition, the sturdy, stylish and often-seen Colony Olivenhain metal license plate frames ($30) as well as the Colony Olivenhain history books written by resident and local historian Richard Bumann ($20) are available for purchase at Postal Corner during normal business hours.
Postal Corner is located at 2240 Encinitas Blvd. Suite D, Encinitas, CA 92024
The Rancho Santa Fe Road Task Force was formed to engage the Olivenhain community in a conversation about improving our section of the road. After seeking input from community members, we have directed our focus on reducing traffic congestion during peak hours and improving safety and walkability while maintaining our rural community character.
Adopted in 2003, the Recreational Trail Master Plan was developed to link outdoor-related opportunities within Olivenhain. The trail system connects Parks and Open Space to Schools and Community Facilities for a variety of recreational user conveniences such as hiking, biking, running and horseback riding. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. The Olivenhain Trails are one of San Diego’s finest and most diverse trail systems and provide many loop connections that help folks enjoy various trail experiences. The trails range in difficulty, terrain and environment. Olivenhain Trails Maps available for sale at Carter’s Hay & Grain. Click link below for more information:
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Olivenhain is a unique and history rich community. We are fortunate to have the Meeting Hall and grounds for our community events. The colonists had the foresight to set this area aside for the community. If only they know, it would remain the social gathering place in Olivenhain for more than 120 years. The Olivenhain Town Council now manages the grounds and buildings, but in the spirit of the colonists, it belongs to you, the community. When you join the Olivenhain Town Council, it isn’t just a membership; you are helping to preserve and perpetuate our unique heritage. Thank you for your membership and please tell a neighbor and encourage them to also join the Olivenhain Town Council. That can be done on the OTC website: www.olivenhain.org/membership
2019-2020 Olivenhain Town Council Board and Committee Chairs
Building Contents Jennifer Bishop [email protected]
City of Encinitas - City Council's Office