As a non-profit, we try to keep things as affordable as possible for our members. We have a fairly simple budgeting process here at the Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc. Standard operating expenses (rent, utilities, shop supply costs under a specified amount, etc.) are preapproved, and any nonstandard expenditures (such as those for special events) or new obligations (like a recurring subscription), are approved during Board meetings with a majority vote.
Your support, simply put, allows us to continue operating our shop where we teach, share, and create. Plus, your donations are tax deductible!
We are all experiencing hardships from the current pandemic, and we certainly appreciate your support!