ABOUT THE LIVING LIFE IN COSTA RICA BLOG

I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
I’m NOT an expert (an "expert" 2 ME knows 101%-NOT me). I believe in sharin info•helping where I can! And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise. At least you have some basic info to get you started.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP:
Better yet - do you have extra time on your hands & looking for a volunteer project? Since this blog is a labor of love & RARELY does anyone share a donation (even though MANY have said how much it's helped them), I could REALLY use help updating info. Spanish speakers ESPECIALLY welcome since my VicLish can be somewhat limited at times!!

DONATE:
Has my blog helped in any way? Helped find something•brought more EASE? More exposure or business?
I welcome you to show YOUR appreciation for my efforts!
ANY size DONATION is APPRECIATED!
(see below other ways to show your appreciation)
The easiest way is with PAYPAL - Attn: LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
(you do NOT need to have a PayPal account to do this - just a credit or debit card)
ADD INFORMATION:
Do YOU have/know of a Business•Event•News•Place•Things 4 Sale•Rent to add? Email:
LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com

OTHER WAYS TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THIS BLOG

• APPLE LAPTOP - Do you have a Laptop you're not using? Mine recently broke so I'm using a lender. Must be new enough to run current Skypes & have an SDCard slot.
• Amazon.com or GoDaddy.com Credit•Gift Certificate (attn: SarongGoddess@gmail.com)
• Something else to share?? A gift certificate or invite for your business? I'm open!! (at times I'll add other things here that I'm seeking)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Democrats Abroad Costa Rica•DACR - February Meeting - “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - FATCA - What it Means to You""

"SEARCH" our site for "DACR"
for more current information


Sharon Wildey, retired litigation attorney, will speak at
DEMOCRATS ABROAD Costa Rica's (DACR) Monthly Meeting on
“FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT (FATCA) and 
What it Means for Citizens Living Abroad” 

WHEN:  Saturday, February 25, 2012  -  9:30am - noon

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@


WHERE:
San Jose - Downtown
 Holiday Inn Aurola - 3rd floor
Calle 5 at Avenida 5 - in front of Parque Morazan
2-523-1000 (hotel's number if you get lost)


PARKING:  
FREE parking
is located ONLY in the Herdonza Parking Lot  
which is on the East side of the hotel.  At the meeting they'll announce instructions and you'll get a voucher in the lobby from the Bell Boys to present (get there early to get a space as it fills up fast on meeting days!!).

MEETING COST:
 5,000-colones 
Contribution for bocas and coffee break and meeting room space

***RSVP***
Reservations are REQUIRED at
DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com
OR
call Nelleke at 8-721-6497
*Please be sure to make your reservation if you plan to come to any DACR meeting as their cushion between what the hotel charges them and what they charge for attendance is getting very thin.  They used to order bocas for 3-5 extra people for meetings, but if they did that now they would lose money, so they order only for those who made their reservation, and then order extra on the day of the meeting.  However, the hotel can charge them 20% extra if they order bocas on the day of the meeting, so they need to avoid that.

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH 
Are you available to Drive?  Are you needing a ride (and willing to contribute towards gas/wear-n-tear)?  Want to Share a taxi?


@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@




Guest are welcome at 1 meeting and then asked to *"join"•register -
it's FREE!!
*SIGNING UP OFFICIALLY FOR DEMOCRATS ABROAD
it's FREE to join!
To join - just attend a meeting  OR 
 go to the official International Democrats Abroad site:


@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

NEW LAW!!!
ALL USA CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD MUST RE-REGISTER TO VOTE IN EACH ELECTION YEAR IN ORDER TO VOTE.

  REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST YOUR BALLOT ASAP.


@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

Costa Rica Democrats Abroad - Costa Rica


@@@@@@@@@@@@

MY DESCRIPTION ON DEMOCRATS ABROAD COSTA RICA (DACR)

LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2012/07/democrats-abroad-cr.html

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@


Official INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATS ABROAD website:
DemocratsAbroad.org  •  Facebook.com/DemsAbroad


@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

Please SHARE this link with EVERYONE you know that will find this information helpful/interesting (especially on Facebook!)
(and tell them VICKI CONNECTED you!!):


http://LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2012/02/democrats-abroad-cr-february-meeting.html
.

.