In a recent audit from the Division of Consumer Protection, the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire received a terrific rating and no violations of the Charitable Solicitations Act were found. The Court is Utah’s oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charity organization.
“It should be noted that the organization’s internal control of cash handling is one of the best the Division has audited in the recent past,” Steven Cooley, an auditor with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection said in a letter.
The Court is an important part of the community and despite difficulties of running a volunteer organization, it can be very rewarding, Makayla Barrandey, the president of the board of directors said in a letter to QSaltLake.
“We work in a community with very passionate individuals. That is why we enjoy Salt Lake so much,” Barrandey said. “In the end, we must also remember that the RCGSE is an organization whose officers and members are all volunteers. Time and money are donated from the Court members and put back into the LGBT community.”
The Court holds regular fundraisers and events to help promote education and awareness and raise funds for different charities and scholarships. It is run by volunteers and has been a staple in Utah for more than 35 years. The group elects ‘royalty’ as its leaders in an annual coronation event. This year the coronation will be held May 27 and 28. For more information and tickets, go to rcgse.org.