Millennium's Annual Report
Prepared & presented during the
first Annual Meeting
November 16, 2002
you very much for serving on Light Millennium’s
board of directors, correspondents, representatives and
volunteer staff throughout the 2001-2002 calendar year.
We wish you continue doing so in the next term.
and 2002 were full of accomplishments (summarized below).
We would like to present them and give you the opportunity
to evaluate them under the following headlines: Web
Publishing, Events, Organizational Accomplishements, Video
Project, Financial Reporting, and Conclusion.
Web Publishing: Light Millennium (“LM”) published 6 issues (three
in English and three in Turkish) since its official foundation
on July 17, 2001. In addition to that, the Turkish &
Greek Synergy Special Issue that was updated in June 2002.
All in all, LM has published 18 issues also an Introductory
issue (in English and in Turkish) since its launch in
Dedications (since LM’s official foundation):
Fall 2001 Issue: Burhan Dogancay, Stephen Kinzer and Arif Mardin
Fall 2001 Isik Binyili (Turkish version): “Unforgotten Humanity”
Winter 2002 Issue: Nazim Hikmet and Ilhan Mimaroglu
Winter 2002 Isik Binyili: Nazim Hikmet and Ilhan Mimaroglu
Summer 2002 Issue: Karen Armstrong and Arms Trade Resource Center
Summer 2002 Isik Binyili: “A Calling to Awaking for Nuclear Danger & Lessening
Prejudges against to Islam in America.”
Our global web platform was visited by over 125 thousand
people from 97 different countries originating from the
following countries (as of November 16, 2002):
USA: a) Educational b) Commercial c) Network, d) Non-profit
2) Europe: a) Germany b) United Kingdom c) Austria d)
issue had its special dedications as well as different
subjects of literature, arts, poetry, global issues, book
in cooperation with the Federation of Turkish Association
organized “A Breeze from the Shore of Turkey”
on 5/2/2001 where poems by Turkish poets were read in
both English and Turkish. The Nazim Hikmet Evening was
also an important event as the worldly renown Turkish
poet's hundredth birthday was celebrated by reading his
work in both Turkish and English. LM presented its website,
“A Support Campaign For Fugen Gulertekin”
on May 18-19 2000 in corporation with the Federation of
Turkish American Associations, and a following second
panel on March 17, 2001. LM presented all the activities
and updated news related with Fugen Gulertekin’s
unfair imprisonment. (Visit: http://lightmillennium.org/fugen_gulertekin/fugen_list.html
for more info) These were followed by “An Evening
of Story Reading: Sait Faik,” one of the most original
and free thinking Turkish story writer. “An Evening
with Love Trio (Ilhan Ersahin)” was also a very
exciting musical event (organized on 9/18/2002). It was
also the first fundraising event, and for what it aimed
it was quite successful.
of the above activities were followed by a very enthusiastic
group of people mostly but not totally Turkish.
applied for and was granted “not for profit
organization,” status according to Section 501(c)(3).
This enabled the organization to raise funds that
are tax deductible by the donors, and allow the organization
to collect revenues without being subject to income
taxation. This is a-dream-come-true for any organization
that wants to raise funds for its activities.
had four board of directors meetings since its official
founding in July, 2001 (October 19, 2001, January 15,
2002, July 18, 2002, and October 29, 2002). Considering
the short life of the organization, and its 100% volunteer-driven
operation, LM's achievements
are quite considerable.
Light Millennium also produced a video project based
on "To Many More Millennia Dear Nazim" poetry
night for the Light Millennium TV series at Queens
Donations via events
$ 1,495.- (2nd Anniversary &
Love Trio event)
Donations by the founder $ 2,152.63
Note: 1- Direct deposit to the LM Bank account
by Bircan Unver.
Some of LM expenses paid directly from personal
credit cards of B.Unver --are not itemized below--, because limitation
of the LM credit card and checking account funds (please
November 1st 2001 to
November 16, 2002
Checks & Chase Banking
service fee paid
LM Checking Account
$ - 2,317.37
1, 2002 to
November 16 2002 by BU.)
LM Credit Card Spendings
$ - 769.00
of November 16, 2002)
One - Limit $1000 since
Note-2: Service and office type of donations will
be itemized the end of December 31, 2002, for the
period of January 1 – December 31, 2002.
Artists profiles and interviews
master tape) $ 200.000.-
Literature archives $ 16,075.-
Computer Equipment $ 4,284.-
Software $ 600.-
assets $ 220,959.-
assets donated to the organization by Bircan Unver on
July 17, 2001, and itemized in the LM’s Financial
Statements and #990 & 497 Forms for the period of
July 17, 2001 to December 31, 2001.
LM is a free platform for humanitarian ideas to be developed.
It has a free structure, and invites individuals from
different backgrounds to produce intellectual products
and creative thinking to live in a peaceful world. It
hopes to establish a positive global energy and network,
an enviromentally clean, non discrimantory global cultural
mozaic which aims to embrace and represent all ideas.
you for being part of the Light Millennium.
are soul of this global platform."
Be in peace, love and light,
Founder & President
The Light Millennium
Light Millennium, General Annual Report, November 16,