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Area Queer Women's Country Western Monthly Dance site

About Our Non-Profit Status

Texas Rose has been approved by the IRS as an exempt non profit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are dedicated to promoting and encouraging the living tradition of American Country Western Dance primarily for but not limited to queer women and transgendered people.

Our community-based organization was created in 2009 by a group of volunteers who share a special interest in preserving country-western dancing for our community. We are currently applying for membership at the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs.

Our non-profit designation assures the community that all proceeds are channeled back into the various projects of the organization: by law, the directors and officers of Texas Rose are prohibited from profiting from the activities of the corporation. We are proud that Texas Rose always has been and continues to be an all-volunteer-run organization. No one has ever made any profit from the dance and now it's official.

There are other distinct advantages to a nonprofit designation. We are exempt from federal and state taxes. In addition, donations made to Texas Rose are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.