Financial requests by David W. Smith
There are two financial requests that I make of the Board.
1. The St. Louis Cardinals requested $1000 for the copying of
their scorebooks, prompting me to send out the fund-raising
letter in February. However, they needed their money
immediately, and I sent them my personal check for the $1000.
I am gratified to report that I received $1261 in donations,
$879 in checks made out to Retrosheet and $382 in checks made
out to me. I deposited the $879 in the Retrosheet checking
account and the $382 in my checking account as partial
reimbursement of the money I sent to the Cardinals. When the
Retrosheet checking account was established, there was a fee
of some $33 for the corporate checkbook, leaving a current
balance of around $845 in that account. Since that money was
generated in response to the need for the Cardinals, I request
that Retrosheet pay me $600 to complete the reimbursement of
2. The rental for the conference room we are using tonight is
$100, which I guaranteed on my credit card. I realize that I
made this reservation without authorization from the Board (in
fact such authorization could not have occurred, since the
Board could not legally do business until the by-laws were
adopted), but I request that Retrosheet pay me the $100 cost
of the room rental.