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Registration and Requirements

Registration and Requirements

 

Calcutta Tiljallah Relief (CTR) is a US based charity, approved and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) "Not For Profit" organization in 1998. The registered EIN # is 22-3589193.

Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Codes stipulates the rules and regulations under which the organization must function, including the record keeping and filing requirements. A formal tax return is submitted annually.

Further, the State of New Jersey, from which CTR operates, has also registered CTR under the Charitable Registration and Investigation Act and stipulated the conditions under which CTR must operate, including record keeping and filing requirements.

All solicitation materials are required to have the following appended:

"Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this Charity solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling 973-504-6215."

The organization has complied with all the Federal and State requirements in the years of its operation, maintaining stringent records of monies received and disbursed.

 

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Board of Directors

CTR has a Board of four Directors that determine strategic and policy initiatives:

President Mr Blair Williams, 3B James Buchanan Dr, Monroe Twp, NJ 08831, USA.
Member Mr Syd Boyne, 3017 Sylvan Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
Member Mr Richard Macdonald, 29 Highgrove Ct, West Deptford, NJ 08080, USA.

Day to day functions are handled by the contacts below:

 

USA Blair R Williams, PO Box 6345, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831, USA.
Canada Mr. Peter Lovery, 21 Bay Berry Lane, SS1, Niagara On the Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
UK Mr Frank Bradbury, London, UK.
Australia

Ms Marilyn Goss, 26 Kyarra Rd., Glen Iris, Melbourne, Vic 3146.

Ms Cheryl Chater, 19 Parkland Avenue, Punchbowl, NSW 2196.

Ms Jenny Busby, 9 Frew Court, Bayswater, Perth, WA 6053

No organizer associated with CTR has been paid any money, either in the form of salary, inducements, or any other benefits.

Blair Williams

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Mission and Objectives

Mission: As stated in the registration filing, the mission of CTR is "To help indigent Anglo-Indians in India".

Objectives: Currently CTR has the following objectives:

To provide a monthly pension to impoverished, senior citizens.
To sponsor the education of needy, young Anglo-Indian children.

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Currently Supported Projects

CTR currently supports the following projects:

Payment of monthly pensions to senior citizens in Kolkata through CAISS - Calcutta Anglo-Indian Service Society, c/o Lawrence DeSouza Homes, 138 Lenin Sarini, Kolkata 700013, India.

Payment of monthly pensions to senior citizens in Chennai through Anglo-Indian Concern, 36/102 Tana St., Purasawalkam, Chennai 600 007, India.

Payment of monthly pensions to senior citizens in Bangalore and Kolar Gold Fields through Ms Sylvia Bosen, R-512, Purva park, Jeevanhalli Main Road, Cox Town, Bangalore 560005, India.

Payment of monthly pensions to senior citizens in Chennai through Smile Cares, 20/2 14th Street, Anjugam Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai 600099, India.

Sponsorship of girls as boarders at Loreto Convent, PO Tangra, Entally, Calcutta 700015, India.

Sponsorship of the education of children through CAISS, Calcutta Anglo-Indian Service Society, c/o Lawrence DeSouza Homes, 138 Lenin Sarini, Calcutta 700013, India.

Sponsorship of the education of children at Chennai through Ms Clarice Eling, 64 Ground Floor, 3rd Varadammal Gardens, Kilpauk, Chennai 600010, India.

Sponsorship of children through Ms Margaret Studden, I-125, Vaishali Garden Apts, Tarnaka, Secunderabad 500017, India.

Payment of monthly pensions to seniors and sponsoring children education in Vijayawada, AP through Mr Leonard Rego 46-15/1-16, Brindayan Colony, Lazbbipet, Vijayawada, AP 520010, India.

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Source of Funds

Donations & Fund Raising Events:

CTR relies on donations from friends and well wishers to fund its projects. In addition, fund raising events are also organized.

Publishing:

CTR also publishes books which are privately funded and whose sales proceeds go to the charity. At present the following books have been printed:

Voices on the Verandah - An Anthology of Anglo-Indian Prose and Poetry - ISBN 0-9754639-0-X

Anglo-Indians Vanishing Remnants of a Bygone Era - Blair Williams - ISBN 0-9754639-1-8

Haunting India - Margaret Deefholts - ISBN 0-9754639-2-6

The Way We Were - Anglo-Indian Chronicles - ISBN 0-9754639-3-4

The Way We Are - An Anglo-Indian Mosaic - ISBN 978-0-9754639-4-9

Women of Anglo-India - Tales and Memoirs - ISBN 978-0-9754639-5-6

Visit our "Buy A Book" page for more information.

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Profile of Blair Williams

Blair Williams

Blair Williams, a Chartered Engineer from London, has been in the US since 1976, working as a manufacturing executive in various International companies. In India he was a Gazetted Officer (Mechanical Engineer) on the Indian Railways and was appointed to the Railway Board in Delhi. Blair is currently an Industry Professor of Manufacturing Engineering in New York.

He is the author of Manufacturing for Survival (Pearson 1997) and Anglo-Indians – Vanishing Remnants of a Bygone Era (CTR 2002).

His hobbies and interests include: Life, Golf, Zen Buddhism, Anglo-Indian ethnicity and running Calcutta Tiljallah Relief (CTR) Inc, an organization dedicated to helping indigent Anglo-Indians in India.

You can email Blair directly from here.

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