Benefits

Benefits

Club Member Affiliates are able to grow their club’s membership through “Find a Local Club” database located on Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Club website by clicking HERE

Each year many prospective parents of multiples look for local clubs to gain support. As a member club of OFMOTC, your club and club contacts are listed in our database. We don’t put personal club contacts on our website to protect the privacy of its members. However, we do have a link to the club's website and a club email address.

OFMOTC's 2nd Vice President is available to assist perspective members or new members in their journey with Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Club.


OFMOTC Members only Facebook Group

Another added benefit of membership is OFMOTC's members only Facebook group. Our Facebook group, is used to announce upcoming events, deadlines, share photos from events, get quick advise and the day to day discussions regarding the parenting of twins, triplets and higher order of multiples.

Twinformation Newsletter

Stay informed with all the club members' highlights along with OFMOTC upcoming events with OFMOTC's Twinformation. This Twinformation newsletter is sent out quarterly.


Research

Members have the advantage of participating in research projects of a medical, educational, or social nature.


Local Clubs Support

  • Club Tips for Local Club Presidents, Treasurers, National Reps, Secretary, Newsletter Editors, Program Chairman, Installing Officers and fundraising.
  • Club Tips in Handling School Issues, Keeping Experienced MOMs as Members, Social Media Policies, Electronic Communications and Internet, Bereavement Support.
  • Group Exemption Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Status Under Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. Umbrella
      • As a member club, your club can receive 501(c)(3) status through OFMOTC as a subordinate chapter/club. Plus, your club gains the advantage of avoiding individual application for exemption. This tax status and the benefits it accords are not automatic, though. Documents must be filed every year by every club requesting this status. Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Club is then required to submit information on behalf of each of its subordinate chapters (clubs). OFMOTC reports any changes in purpose, character or method of operation, changes in name or address, and any withdrawals and/or additions of subordinate chapters.

With the Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. classification, its subordinates receive the following benefits:

  • The IRS will recognize your club as a subordinate chapter of Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. with
  • Assignment of a Group Exemption Number (GEN).
  • With this ruling, subordinates may receive gifts and donations that are tax deductible by donors.
  • A subordinate may apply for state tax exemption, if applicable. Most states will not classify a local chapter for sales tax exemption, unless federal exemption has already been granted.
  • If club mailings are 200 or more pieces, a subordinate may apply for postal nonprofit rates, a substantial savings from regular bulk postal rates.
  • Officers and committee chairmen can deduct out-of-pocket expenses in personal income tax returns, including mileage in conducting business. Further information for individuals is available in the IRS 1040 Packet, under instructions for Schedule A (contributions).

Instructions for the Form 990 -N. Contact the 1st Vice Presdient at OFMOTC1stVP@gmail.com


Annual Convention

Our convention is usually held each year during the last full week of June. We offer educational, research and networking opportunities for parents of multiples all across the state of Ohio. Convention attendees have an opportunity to hear qualified speaker(s) and/or attend special workshop(s) on a variety of subjects which offer assistance to clubs and individuals.


Scholarship Award

Annother benefit of membership is the opportunity for a scholarship. Each year at convention OFMOTC awards a scholorship to one of it's members or a child to the member to further their education.


Philanthropic Grants

Each member club is eligable to submit an organization to receive a Philanthropic grant from OFMOTC. The nominees are voted on and the winner is announced at our annual convention.