Our application is now open again, and look, before April 1st
We are thrilled that our policies were completely reviewed and approved by the DoD, and while they legally cannot endorse us or any organization, at least we have their support- which is a great accomplishment. We also have obtained IRS 501c3 status, HOORAY!, and with it we hope to better support our organization, our photographers, and most importantly our troops. Now to find some sponsors
While there are quite a few changes, we’re committed to them, as we know they will better protect our clients, our photographers, and our organization. A few to point out among others are:
- Disassociating the organization from any sales, if they were to come up
- The Privacy Act
- There is now a policy that if a photographer is reported to be charging for any service or album associated with the OpLove name, that said photographer may be removed from our list without warning.
- It is now a requirement that if an image is to be displayed publicly the DoD disclaimer must accompany it, and any surnames be removed from the images, by means of cloning or otherwise where they may not be technically recovered.
- We are now a 501c3 and have decided to implement a yearly membership due of $25.00, which you will may write off at the end of the year. The dues apply to all photographers, those who are current and those who wish to join. If you are a current photographer, but haven’t paid the subscription before, please do so before June 1st, then you will be good for a year These dues help our foundation out to buy banners for events, and will help to support our photographers more thru this struggling economy with printing, marketing, etc. We know it’s rough! We are all feeling it, so if you must have the membership fee waived, please write to us and we’ll discuss it privately.
For our current photographers, we’ll be posting the new policies on our collaboration forum. At this time you will NEED TO REVIEW THEM, and simply if you do not agree, let us know and we can remove your listing.
These policies are in the best interest of everyone and must be followed in all aspects. They are put in effect for a reason, to make this organization grow and grow and support every person that is affected by a deployment.
Thank you SO much for sticking thru all this mess with us. It should be pretty smooth sailing from here out. We’ll be electing additional board members before the 15th, we have the Texas event that we are planning for THIS WEEKEND, also the San Diego event is under way for planning, and we are organizing a Denver event. These are just a few of the great things we do for our families each day. In turn it’s a wonderful feeling to know that we have brought them closer together, and that they have welcomed not only our organization into their lives and families, but also the photographers personally.
OpLove members, give yourself a pat on the back… We LOVE YOU!