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Nonprofit Organizations Committee: Conference Call on March 19, 2020

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The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is excited to announce its presentation of:

Gambling and Nonprofit Fundraising in California
March 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Gambling and nonprofit fundraising in California.”  Our presenter is Jarhett Blonien.  Nonprofits often use bingo, raffles, poker nights, and other gaming in fundraising, and employ sweepstakes and contests to generate interest in their programs.  This program will provide an overview of the gambling laws in California as they apply to nonprofit organizations. 

Jarhett Blonien is a government relations attorney with J. Blonien A Professional Law Corporation, which is government law and lobbying firm. Blonien & Associates has represented local governments, corporations, trade associations, and other entities before the California Legislature and Governors’ Office.  The firm also is a full-service firm for gaming enterprises in the Golden State, assisting in permit applications and handling appeals of adverse decisions from the California Gambling Control Commission.  Prior to joining J. Blonien A Professional Law Corporation, Mr. Blonien worked in the California Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General.

This presentation will be accessible via conference call, which is free and open to the public.  The conference call can be accessed at the following dial-in number starting at 10:00 a.m.:

Dial-in: (855) 520-7605
Passcode: 7547908615#

The program may also be accessed via the following link to Zoom; to hear the conference call, please use the above dial-in number (not the Zoom audio).  The powerpoint presentation will be provided prior to the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 994 264 148
No password required

For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Law Committee and its programs, please contact Barbara Rhomberg ( or Immediate Past Chair Louis E. Michelson (

*This program has been approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California for 1 hour of general MCLE credit.  California Community Foundation is a MCLE approved activity provider.  The California Lawyers Association is not the provider of this MCLE credit

For your reference, the following is the schedule of the upcoming meetings of the Committee:

  • April 23, 2020 (please note date change) conference call
  • May 21, 2019, Audrey Rowe, CPA, Exempt Organizations and Nonprofits Unit, Franchise Tax Board – Meeting in offices of Adler  & Colvin, 135 Main Street, 20th Floor, San Francisco, Ca 94105 and Conference Call

This e-bulletin was written by Louis E. Michelson, Immediate Past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee.

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