Bonsai Society or Limited Company?

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Bonsai Society or Limited Company?

Post  youngwilbur on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:06 pm

Has any Bonsai Club here gone down the route of becoming a Limited Company, even though they have Public Liability Insurance?

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Re: Bonsai Society or Limited Company?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:09 am

Our Bonsai Club in Melbourne, Fl is part of the Bonsai Societies of Florida which is a not for profit corporation in the state of Florida, and covered by their insurance.

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Post  youngwilbur on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:50 pm

Thanks Billy, I was forgetting that this was an International forum. My club, here in the U.K. is a member of FoBBS and use their insurance. However, one of our Committee members is worried that it is not enough and he may be sued and end up losing his house!

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:21 pm

I think if your committee member is that concerned he should seek out his own insurance. In the US he could get a rider on his homeowners insurance (which here already contains some coverage for liability) that increases his coverage to an amount he is comfortable with. There is really no escape from personal liability if you are negligent even as a LLC or Corporation.

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Re: Bonsai Society or Limited Company?

Post  youngwilbur on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:41 pm

Thanks Billy, he's our chairman, ha ha

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