Thanks for your support Chris from South Burlington. Fortunately, this week it was announced by the Vermont Senate's House Committee of Ways and Means that the provision to tax Fraternity and Sorority houses was removed from the bill.
In addition to that positive news, I appreciate this article from Margot Harrison. Fraternities* and Sororities at UVM work very hard on these fundraisers and community events for all the right reasons. Ask any member of any greek letter organization: we always appreciate articles that paint the right picture of what our hard working, goal-driven men and women do at UVM everyday.
The article by WPTZ regarding the tax exempt decision is listed directly here for your convenience --> http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/fraternities-sororities-retain-taxexempt-status/25591764
As a fraternity man, I'd like to start seeing the word Fraternity used rather than "frat" in your entries to Seven Days. A "frat" doesn't volunteer thousands of hours annually to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, or to the family-run Cochrans Ski Area. A "frat" wouldn't have bothered to organize one of the most successful fundraisers in UVM Fraternity & Sorority Life history. The Fraternities at the University of Vermont however, do all of the above and more.