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Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 19, 2014 02:54PM
Category: Miscellaneous

As several of you are aware, we are running a fundraising campaign to help offset some of the costs to run this site. John Cole of Coledata, runs the site for us and much of the expense is offset by Coledate. From time to time, we raise funds to help with the funding and show John Cole our appreciation.

Our goal is $1,500 and we need a $25 donation to make our goal. To make a donation go to the owners page and select "Donation" in the top menu.

This site serves several purposes:

1) Description of projects completed,

2) Resource of information,

3) Resource for solving problems,

4) Boat hardware sourcing,

5) Public awareness of and interest in the FC & BCC,

6) Photo gallery,

7) etc., etc.

Who will donate $25 or $50? I plan to keep the fundraising door open until Friday at 12 noon. The more we raise the longer between fundraising drives.

As I wrote before, if we make our fundraising goal, I will run the next fundraising campaign. That alone is worth a $100 donation. What do you say shipmates, donate $25 then raise another $100 just to so you don't have to run the next fundraising campaign.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Rod
BCC IDUNA

Re: Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 21, 2014 12:02PM
Category: Miscellaneous

Dear Falmouth Cutter Owners:

We are at the $1,485 level based on the donation list. This does not included BCC Adventure's generous pledge of $100. Hum, $1,485 seems so close to $1,500. Will someone donate $15.00 to round-up the number.

The drive is official finished Friday at 12 noon. All we need is three donations at the $5 level.

Rod
BCC IDUNA

Re: Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 21, 2014 03:21PM
Category: Miscellaneous

Bob, Erin and Lowell

Thank you, Thank you.

We have reached our goal of $1,500 plus $15 over the goal. The mainsail is now hoisted and set for broad reaching through the trades. Total funds on the donation list are $1,515. Hope more funds will come in.

I will keep the fundraising drive open until Friday noon (EDST). We can always use a little help with the the wind to drive the ship on her passage.

Fair Winds,

Rod
BCC IDUNA

Re: Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 23, 2014 01:06PM
Category: Miscellaneous

Dear Shipmates:

I will close the fundraising campaign at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Saving Time (U.S.A.) or 16:00 hours Greenish Mean time.

Each Spring we fit out our boats for the season. Sometimes finding inspirations is difficult especially when sanding. Please find a link to an inspiring film about a young man and a Herreshoff H28.

[vimeo.com]

The second link will interest FC owners.

[artofhookie.org]

When you can, "Just Go". We waited too long.

Fair Winds and Safe Passages,

Rod
BCC IDUNA

Re: Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 23, 2014 05:09PM
Category: Miscellaneous

The funding campaign is officially closed. I would like to thank all the individuals who donated - Thank YOu So Very Much. See list.

What does this forum really cost. If Coledata were to charge for their time, the cost is over $3,000. This year, in addition to the $3,000, we need to contract for programing a new forum - ~$2,000. The current forum is "cracking", i.e. it's old. Following are the stats:


Users: 1,658 (1,000 inactive users culled)
Banned users: 742
Forum Posts: 11,415
Private messages: 1,745

Coledata handles queries, private messages, etc, including prepping images for users, and deleting duplicate messages. About 100 spam posts every week are "killed", usually before they hit the forum!

We need to help offset these costs. I am thinking about running an annual funding campaign.


Name Amount

Gary Simmons $200.00
Dereck Lundy $150.00
Rod Bruckdorfer $100.00
Andrew Blight $100.00
Tom Winkler $100.00
Nick & Rika Abe $100.00
Vagabond WiFi $50.00
Dan Dews $50.00
Timothy Pearla $50.00
Meryl Williams $50.00
Jay Odell $50.00
Luis Gomez $50.00
Paul Becker $50.00
Ron Thompson $50.00
Gary Mynett $50.00
Robert Rudy $50.00
Ron Walton $50.00
Bob & Erin Young $50.00
Eric Pomber $50.00
Gary Felton $50.00
John Riley $25.00
Paul Becker $15.00
Robert Young $15.00
Lowell Harrison $10.00

Total: $1515.00

Again, thank you.

Fair Winds,

Rod
BCC IDUNA

Re: Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 29, 2014 01:03PM
Category: Miscellaneous

Thanks to all who donated and those who followed through on their pledges.

We raised $1,665.00.

Name Amount
Gary Simmons $200.00
Dereck Lundy $150.00
Michael Guy $100.00
Andrew Blight $100.00
Tom Winkler $100.00
Nick & Rika Abe $100.00
Rod Bruckdorfer $100.00
Ron Thompson $50.00
Paul Becker $50.00
Luis Gomez $50.00
Jay Odell $50.00
Meryl Williams $50.00
Timothy Pearla $50.00
Dan Dews $50.00
Lester Ryan $50.00
Gary Mynett $50.00
Robert Rudy $50.00
Vagabond WiFi $50.00
Gary Felton $50.00
Eric Pomber $50.00
Bob & Erin Young $50.00
Ron Walton $50.00
John Riley $25.00
Paul Becker $15.00
Robert Young $15.00
Lowell Harrison $10.00
Total: $1665.00

Rod
BCC IDUNA



Re: Fundraising Time
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: June 5, 2014 10:06PM
Category: Miscellaneous

We have raised $1,765. I would like to thank everyone who helped make this campaign a success.

Rod
BCC IDUNA

Gary Simmons $200.00
Dereck Lundy $150.00
Frank Wood $100.00
Andrew Blight $100.00
Tom Winkler $100.00
Nick & Rika Abe $100.00
Rod Bruckdorfer $100.00
Michael Guy $100.00
Ron Thompson $50.00
Paul Becker $50.00
Luis Gomez $50.00
Jay Odell $50.00
Meryl Williams $50.00
Timothy Pearla $50.00
Dan Dews $50.00
Gary Mynett $50.00
Robert Rudy $50.00
Lester Ryan $50.00
Ron Walton $50.00
Vagabond WiFi $50.00
Bob & Erin Young $50.00
Eric Pomber $50.00
Gary Felton $50.00
John Riley $25.00
Paul Becker $15.00
Robert Young $15.00
Lowell Harrison $10.00

Total: $1765.00



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