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Ed Lecuyer:
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Allan Fisher wrote:

--- Quote ---Life Member Fred Richardson had the following comment on his donation card. "The Museum is operated 100% by volunteers and the remarkable progress made by this group is very commendable indeed. My enthusiastic compliments to the entire team!


Long time member Dr. Morton Schoenberg says "Thanks for all you guys (sic) do! Best Regards!

Charter Member #3, Just Wold, says Good Work Guys! (sic) Great Progress.

At least ten other members have stated "Keep up the good work".

Fundraiser stands at almost $14,000 just ten days after donation letter was mailed!
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wwfmuseum replied:

--- Quote ---Allan, probably all the fundraiser comments should go into one thread, rather than many seperate ones.  Let's use this thread as the master thread.  If you would put the others into this one, I'll remove the other two.

Thanks, James
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---We are ahead of last year in receipts for fundraiser - now at $15,000 or 35% of goal in 11 days since mailing.

Individual donations are the same or higher than last year - with hardly any lower.
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---Member Cornelius W. Hauck says" I'd help you more but I'm [still] trying to get +or- $300,000 put together to get my D&RGW #318 back up and running. You're doing a great job.
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---As of October 10th, 2 days shy of one month that donation letters were mailed, we have received $33,000 (or 78% of Board goal for 2006 Capital Fund)
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---As of October 14th - fundraiser stands at $35,000 or 83% of goal in 32 days since mailing went out.

Life member John Houghton from California has funded the completion of the Watertank project.
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---As of October 26, the 2006 Annual Capital Fund Drive stands at $37,500, or 89% of the Board of Directors' goal.
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---The 2006 Capital Campaign is over the top as of 11/6/2006, and now sits at over $43,500 with many gifts still due in. (Some of our givers wait until late December or early January for tax reasons.)

Congratulations to all and Happy Holidays!
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Stephen Hussar replied:

--- Quote ---Allan, that is phenomenal! Thank you for sharing the news.
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---The 2006 Capital Fund Drive has raised $46,500 as of December 27, 2006 - or 111% of the Board's $42,000 goal!
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Steam replied:

--- Quote ---Hey, if everyone reading this could send in a few dollars more, we could get the total up to $50,000!  How about it, gang?   I'm sending another check tonight!

WE CAN DO THIS!!  Are you with me?

Richard Symmes
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Steam replied:

--- Quote ---I followed through and sent my "bonus donation" yesterday.  Hopefully we can get that figure up to 50 grand!  Wouldn't that be a great way to begin the new year?

Richard Symmes
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---As of December 31, 2006, the 2006 Capital Funds has received $48,550,
and that doesn't count Richard Symmes additional donation!

So far 339 of our 1097 members have given to the Campaign, so if every one else gives $5 ..............
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Stewart Rhine replied:

--- Quote ---Allan, Thanks for the update.  I plan on sending in a bit more this month.  You and Richard have a great idea... high ball for $50,000!!
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Dana Deering replied:

--- Quote ---Allan,

Did you receive the Unum Matching Grant check?  They sent it back in December.

Dana
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Steam replied:

--- Quote ---How close did we come to raising $50,000?   I would hope we're almost there!!

Come on folks, let's shake those spare quarters out of our pockets or from under the sofa cushions!

Richard Symmes
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Allan Fisher replied:

--- Quote ---With a check given by Board Member Jason Lamontagne at last weeks board meeting, the 2006 Annual Capital Fund is now over $50,000.  Congratulations to us all.
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Steam replied:

--- Quote ---All Right!

Way to go everyone!  Thanks Jason!

Richard Symmes
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