There are strict local laws here on the regulation of societies and associations, and for any organizations/gathering of more than ten members, it is necessary to have the society formally registered with the government!
Here’s just an example on how complicated the matter is in paper 😛
In order to continue and expand on incense culture in Singapore and the region (hopefully to an international context some day), it is imperative for an incense culture association to be formally registered. This institutionalization brings together a group of incense loving individuals, and a grand, long term plan of different activities, keeping us safe from legislative infringements.
The association/society has to operate as a non-profit organisation, subject to audits, and it sustains itself only through membership fees, donations etc.
With the impending approval of our Incense Culture Association of Singapore, I thought it would be particularly important for a proper symbolic logo and an “association seal” for official purposes. To this end, I will be making a batch of incenses that will be made
available through ETSY, with all proceeds going towards funding the logo & seal for the Association. I have particularly chosen the work of Tashi Mannox for this purpose.
I hope there are some readers that like my handmade incenses enough to place an order, and we, at the Incense Culture Association, will be extremely grateful to your kind contributions 🙂 You can always contact me for custom orders if there are some other types of incenses that you like than those available!
*edit 26th November – A big thank you to everyone whom had placed an order, deep gratitude for the kind support! sufficient funds have been raised from the sales and have been forwarded to Tashi Mannox for the custom seal order 🙂 In the mean time, I’ll be busy extruding incenses, with the aim to have everything shipped in a few days time.