Natural Solutions Foundation
The Voice of Global Health Freedom™
Yes, we are more than just words… we are action to discover, document, develop, demonstrate and disseminate natural solutions… First, the story of the web page that would not die:
Many months ago the Foundation received an inquiry from some people who were considering the VotM as their possible home but who did not want to go through the exercise of building their own house. They asked if we could build it for them instead.
We thought about that for a while and, since we want to have a Valley of the Moon Eco Construction Company as a Joint Venture, said, “Sure!” and came up with a pricing structure. We built a web page to give these and other folks the information they needed to consider that option and said that the land, full participation in the VotM community and a nice sized house would cost a certain amount of money.
The folks who were initially interested decided that they were looking for something else and, frankly, we forgot about the web page. Then, lo and behold, within about 3 days of one another two people wrote to us and stated that they wanted to know more about the VotM and cited the numbers given on that webpage.
At first Ralph, General Bert and Doctor Rima sort of stared at each other, saying, “Where did that number come from? How come two different people are quoting it?” and then one of us remembered The Page That [apparently] Would Not Die.
We found it, changed the content to bring it in line with the actual cost of a BIC and sent out emails to the folks. But how many of you reading this thought that it would cost $375,000 to participate in the project?
It does not.
A full Beneficial Interest Certificate is associated with $75K participation. This entitles you to select a buildable lot, secure goods and services of the Foundation enterprises at Co-Op prices, participate in community governance and receive interest at or above the Prime Rate of Banco National de Panama.
Now, on to the land! Tonight was a highly successful one as we talked with people about their participation. One very awake, alert and tuned in lady confirmed her interest in the VotM project and pledged to take a BIC as soon as her IRA funds have been rolled into the self directed IRA at Equity Trust. We are really appreciative of her commitment because this lady is lively minded and like minded! And we are appreciative because her commitment brings us closer to purchase!
Then, in another conversation, a BIC holder told us that he is quite concerned (as are we) that this prime piece of land will be scarfed up by someone else so he agreed to match a loan of up to $50K with a corresponding loan. Thus, if you are ready to loan VotM $50K, this gentleman will match it with another $50.
In every community creation project there are two fundamental types of participants. There are the pioneers, who can tolerate uncertainty but have the vision clearly in mind, and the settlers, who prefer to build what has already been begun. Both pioneers and settlers are vitally important to the life and development of the community.
Right now, however, we need pioneers with the funds to make this happen.
We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO close.
Oh, yes, today we toured the land with a retired Civil Engineer and talked road building.
There is no fully developed road on the land. There are tracks, but that is it. So, until now, the way to build the road, and what it would need, has just been speculation.
Today’s tour of the land opened up some much more grounded discussion and made it clear that the road we were thinking of building, a loop road between the 5 gigantic “meadows” of the property was practical, is not the right answer. Instead, we revised our plan to a simpler, modular design.
Now that’s exciting!
Another question which emerged from our discussion with the retired Civil Engineer was timing. How soon could we begin to build? We all know that the dollar, and with it, the world economy, is imploding. We all know that getting food in the ground is an essential part of economic and community survival. We also know that getting our facility built, with our homes, our hotel, our restaurants and recreation area, seminar and performing arts center, etc., going, will take a good deal of time,.
If we purchase the land next week, we’ll have, let us say, 90 days to do our due diligence (with the deposit in escrow).
At that point, assuming that the land we wish to purchase turns out to be what we want it to be,we give the owner a large chunk of change and then the land is ours to farm, to build upon, etc.
As Max, in Where the Wild Things Are, said, “Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!”
How close are we? Assuming that the generous matching loan I told you about, gets used because someone steps up to the plate to lend us $50K, we are less than 1 BIC away from the land. Just one and a loan of $50K. Donations work fine, of course, and are perfectly good ways to get BICs.
Your donations are tax deductible. Your securities and investments are not.
We are able to offer your IRA and 401 funds a safe and productive home. We are able to offer you much the same. Are you ready? Contact Trustee Ralph Fucetola at ralph.fucetola@USA.net, Skype, vitaminlawyer.
The Foundation in Panama currently holds two properties, the 2 acre Headquarters Finca with its buildings, storage and greenhouses, where our first Natural Solutions Center is located, and the 22 acre All Natural Coffee finca that produces the wonderful coffee which we use as a fund-raising reward. These properties are now, due to the community’s efforts, worth more than when they were purchased, thereby increasing the value of the BICs. We’ve already achieved much. See: www.DrRima.net for some of the information about the Center and its Protocol. More information is available at www.NaturalSolutionsFoundation.org.
Well, that’s it. You know conditions in the US will not get any better. You know the time is short. If we do not buy the main parcel now, we may find that we waited too long. We have therefore determined to move ahead expeditiously. It is the view of the trustees that we have a fiduciary responsibility to those who are already participating, to guard the value of their risk-taking. Based on appraised value, once we have committed to the purchase, we will reestablish the value of a BIC to reflect the increased value.
Yours in health and freedom,
General Bert Stubblebine
Doctor Rima Laibow
Counsel Ralph Fucetola
PS – We are also seeking to raise additional funding to complete the Natural Solutions Center at the Headquarters Finca. Opening Day is expected to be around May 15, 2010! To meet that timeline, we are offering an incentive for donations (any amounts will help!) –
Donate $150 for a free massage at the Center
$500 for a free Far Infrared Sauna and massage at the Center
$1000 for a free Far Infrared, massage and 1 hour consult with Dr. Rima
$5000 for 2 free Far Infrared, 2 massage, consults for 2, and 2 Beyond Organic BioDynamic meals at the Center BeyondOrganic, BioDynamic restaurant.