Tesla Owners Washington has gone through a couple of reorganizations since its creation in 2016. It started out as Tesla Owners Club Pacific Northwest as official Tesla Owners Clubs started worldwide and its founders coordinated and interacted with leaders of other clubs and with Tesla. At that time, we legally formalized the club as a 501c3 tax-exempt, charitable non-profit organization and ran that way for the next couple of years. After numerous discussions with other club leaders from around the world, Tesla representatives, and multiple lawyers, we decided to legally reorganize from our 501c3 tax-exempt, charitable non-profit organization to a 501c7 non-profit social club organization. At that same time the Executive Board, Theresa Ramsdell, Jay Turney, Margie Ye, and Cindy Lepore agreed to change the name to Tesla Owners Puget Sound to better reflect the geographical region of the clubs membership. Once more members joined outside of this region, we expanded and renamed the club to Tesla Owners Washington (TOWA). We created several chapters under our new TOWA name to represent and focus on various geographical regions throughout the state. We are currently registered as a 501c7 non-profit Social Club and officially launched under our new name and structure in January 2020, after signing a multi-page license agreement and an NDA with Tesla. We are an Official Partner of the Tesla Owners Program.
We are excited to be an on official Tesla Owners Club and to share Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.