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Cota Club, Inc.

  • Fridley, MN
  • www.cotaclub.org

Mission Statement

Global Preservation of natural habitats through conservation and education.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Assistance/Grants/Scholarships
  2. Landing Craft Procurement
  3. Environmental Research Center/Alternate Energy Sources
  4. Donated Goods Transportation
  5. Pier Construction
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Minnesota

ruling year

1989

Principal Officer

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Mr. Loren Cota

Keywords

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C.O.T.A. (Conservation Organization Teaching Awareness)

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Also Known As

Conservation Oganization Teaching Awareness

EIN

41-1560229

 Number

2912471354

Physical Address

6428 Christenson Lane NE

Fridley, MN 55432

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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For the past year Aron has been recruiting a team of volunteers who are willing to devote their heart and soul to the Independence Belize Project.  A big accomplishment was made in the launching of our new website in October.  With the help of Christine and Barry we have successfully moved to the front of the google search engines and are hoping to be more practically marketed.  The goal for 2011 is to successfully accommodate the Naval Sea Cadets while training in Belize.  We hope to house the students and to aid with the educational  goals required for their completion of this program.  The preliminary contract was received in December and we have goals in place to be ready to open as a 'camp' style resort in order to accommodate the teens and their coaches.  This is going to take significant donations of time as well as a committment of work from our present volunteers along with our ever growing force of volunteers.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational Assistance/Grants/Scholarships

COTA would like to partner Belize with the US Globe School Program, the Naval Sea Cadet Training Program, provide scholarships and grants to underpriveledged citizens of Belize and to allow Hopitality students from the US to travel and intern in Belize at our facility.  We endeavor to promote education in the country in hopes of aspiring the youth to create a better environment for themselves and their children and to encourage entreprenurial skills.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 2

Landing Craft Procurement

The landing craft is a very important part of our goal at COTA.  This piece of equipment will be designed to help in a multitude of applications that we will use daily at COTA including, but not limited to, the following:  to educate and aid in the research and protection of the surrounding barrier reefs, volunteer marine fire and rescue, water monitoring stations to help control pollution, and transportation of goods a services more efficiently.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 3

Environmental Research Center/Alternate Energy Sources

Environmental

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 4

Donated Goods Transportation

transportation

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 5

Pier Construction

pier

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$200,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Minnesota

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COTA CLUB (Conservation Organization Teaching Awareness)
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Cota Club, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Loren Cota

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"EDUCATION Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Conservation Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resource Management Minor course Study in Wildlife Biology University of Montana, Missoula, USA Participated in the following USA Scientific Research Projects: Blanding's - Spotted and Box Turtles Rare Mussels Lynx Grassland Passerines & Various Vegetation Studies The Nature Conservancy, the United States Department of Interior and the state of Wisconsin have used Loren's skills to handle wild land fire suppression. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Alaskan Fisheries, USA Insect Management in the state of Minnesota and the five State area."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Aron Cota

Director COTA Club Inc.o

Term: Dec 1986 -

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