The Corporate paperwork for Nevada was filed over the weekend.
It should be processed early this upcoming week.
Utah should be taken care of shortly.
In terms of California, the trigger is not the presence of members within a state.
We have members in several states and countries, i.e. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, England, Germany, Iraq, et. al.
The question is whether the Corporation is conducting formal active on-going activities within the state, i.e. holding demonstrations, conducting class work, conducting formal fighter practices, formally participating in Renn Faires and other events as the ECS.
The filing of paperwork as a foreign corporation takes money and time.
In some states, it costs quite a bit of money.
In foreign countries, the formal requirements are a bit complex.
If we do not have a formal presence within a state, there is no need to file paperwork in that state.
If we do, then we should be filing paperwork as a foreign corporation.
Baron Sir Paul de Marseilles, KP, KBn, LoE