|July 1, 2013
Dear Bloys Member,
I don’t know where the time has gone, but here we are fast approaching Campmeeting again. I
hope that you are looking forward to it as much as I am. It is always good to gather together in the
name and in the presence of the Lord, but it is even more special at Bloys. The power, the presence,
and the love of the Holy Spirit is something that the whole world is searching for. We never fail to
encounter all three on these grounds. I encourage each of you to begin, now, to pray for our
speakers, music leaders, youth leaders and each other. We, again, have the opportunity to participate
in one of the most awesome Christian experiences that takes place anywhere in the world. How
blessed we are!
The music at the Tabernacle is again in the hands of the Pummills and John Hutchinson. Janet
and Ann tell us that all the youth leaders are lined up and ready. We have two changes in our
speakers at the Tabernacle. Newell Williams will be the speaker for the Disciples of Christ and the
Methodist speaker will be Carl Rolph. Everyone else is returning.
Virgil has completed some more ventilating work on the Tabernacle, and if June Meeting is any
indication, it has helped immensely. The Grounds Committee, under Albert Miller’s supervision, will
again have improved our water system by installing more tanks.
Please be advised of the following legal problem that we have encountered at Bloys. Know,
also, that we are working to resolve it ASAP. I received a letter from the Texas State Comptroller’s
Office in April of this year informing me that Bloys had not paid its franchise tax, I called the
number listed and was informed that we were no longer recognized as a “Tax Exempt Entity” by the
Comptroller’s office nor the IRS. I inquired as to the reason and was told that we had not filed the
proper reports. I called Bill Miller, our Treasurer and Book Keeper. He said that he would look into
it. I then requested that Bart Medley, our Legal Advisor, look into both the IRS Problem and the
State Comptroller’s problem and report to us as to what we needed to do in order to get both
problems solved. He did so, and at June Meeting informed us that he had been talking to the
Comptrollers Office and was told by them that the IRS had notified them that we had not filed our
required reports and, therefore, had lost our “Tax Exempt Status”. Since that time, he has been able
to clear up our problem with the State of Texas and our charter has been reinstated along with our
“Tax Exempt Status”. We have just begun to work with the IRS, through our attorney, because until
the State of Texas agreed to renew our Charter, IRS would not recognize our “Tax Exempt Status”.
We do not pay taxes so don’t we feel like there will be any interest to be paid, but there very well
could be some penalty assessed against us for not having filed reports on time. Bill Miller has been
on vacation for the last ten days and, of course, has the “Books” in Valentine, which has delayed
further action. I have requested that Bill Miller, as soon as he returns, along with Bart Medley, and
Laura Lannom, a local CPA, work together to address the IRS problem. We feel like this can all be
resolved quickly; hopefully, by the first of the year. The good news is that our “Tax Exempt Status”
was not suspended until October or November 2012; therefore there are no tax deductions affected
at this time. Once it is cleared up, we should be able to continue just as before.
Please see our home page, www.BloysCampMeeting.org, for pertinent dates, etc., for
Campmeeting in August.
We have had some rain, and if it continues, we should have a much greener and cooler
Campmeeting. Pray for that, also.
God Bless, and see you all in August,
Oscar L. Medley