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Club Business & Announcements/Club Business : Discussion of Charities served via auctions

 

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StampCommune

14 Jun 2012
07:21:24pm
Hi All,
This evening as I was getting ready to go to bed, I turned on the TV to catch some quick news and a bit to eat AND BOOM, there it was, flames a blazing in New Mexico, lives changed forever.
Seeing events like these always put a thought in my head that has been there for a very long time, How can I help? Then, as many of us do, time rolls on and the moment passes and my hand was not there, (a retorical question)...was yours?
SOR is a great community of collectors, dealers and those who seek knowledge about our hobby. I would like to be able to give back to society in general, through stamps, since it's what I know, and the internet, the most popular form of communication these days. I don't have allot of extra time to go and actually give a extra hand, but I got stamps that I can offer for sale, where the money from that can go to a bank accout until someone in need, needs it, primarily natual disasters.
Basically breakdown of the above ramble...

*Can SOR start a auction charity category?
*A totally seperate auction just for charity? Open always, once a month, quarter, yearly?
*Who would maintain "the fund" and would need a committee to vote on things, primarily who and where money is dispersed.

So go ahead, throw your two cents in (not literal of couse, not yet at least ). Good or Bad...don't be shy.

Grant
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Liz

14 Jun 2012
07:41:41pm

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re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

Grant - I do special auction lots myself usually in November and December where all proceeds for 6 weeks go to our local Children's Christmas Gift & hamper program, Grandma's House which is a temporary residence for those in dire need, and to the Food Bank. I also give part of my auction proceeds throughout the year to the SPCA through donations of food and supplies for our little SPCA office here on Salt Spring. I personally donate to the volunteer run charities here so that the majority of the money is not eaten up in administration costs of the large charities. It also supports our local volunteer run charities and our residents who need assistance.

A lot of money donated to disaster funds never reaches the people who need the funds!

This is my own opinion. Others may feel different.

Liz

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StampGuy78

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16 Jun 2012
08:53:13am
re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

Wow!!That is a great idea and I would love to support that anyway I can.Grant this is the best idea I've heard of yet.Kinda kicking myself for not thinking of it first There are so many people we could help.I know of a solider who did 3 tours in Afghanistan,and came home to his house foreclosed. Couldn't imagine what went threw his mind.There a lot of
Vets we could help.
Liz you are an angel.I remember growing up and not having a Christmas,and think what you do is just awesome.Not only do you help with a Christmas gift program you help your local food bank,and SPCA.I wish more people where like you.
I have just been diagnosed with epilepsy so my free time has increased.I don't work spend most of my time sorting or mounting my stamps.If I'm not trying to be active with my son or my dog.I would defiantly love to see something like this,and to take part in it.
Grant I think you just brought up the best idea this year,and will much feedback.Great job and thank you.
Liz keep up the good work I'm sure you've help changed many lives.

Brady

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"When I was 5 years old,my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.When I went to school,they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.I wrote down 'happy' They told me I didn't understand the assignment,and I told them they didn't unde"
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16 Jun 2012
10:29:07am
re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

Dear Brady,Liz,Grant,
Clearly big hearts all, and as well meaning as they come-but what a headache for our webmaster and auctioneer/president. In the past the Volunteer Committee had considered expanding to try to allow for non-stamp things to be auctioned, and the general consensus then was that we'd get into a heap of complications to try that within the framework of SOR

If we were to consider the idea within a separate grouping, not SOR and its auction, that might be a possibility. Who would care to head it up and work out the details? Or am I being too negative here?
Dan C

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lpayette
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16 Jun 2012
11:30:45am
re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

About 25% of my auction sales goes to help people thru the Kiva Organization http://www.kiva.org/

They lend money to Third world countries for people to start up small businesses, and they have a big success rate.
Currently I am helping a lady in Chile to buy more stock for het store, A young man in Uganda with a bicycle repair shop and a family in El Salvador with corn and sorghum seeds.

Also at home I help out the local food bank and SPCA

Lee

I used to donate to disaster relief but got fed up when so much money never got where it was needed because of corruption.

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StampCommune

14 Jun 2012
07:21:24pm

Hi All,
This evening as I was getting ready to go to bed, I turned on the TV to catch some quick news and a bit to eat AND BOOM, there it was, flames a blazing in New Mexico, lives changed forever.
Seeing events like these always put a thought in my head that has been there for a very long time, How can I help? Then, as many of us do, time rolls on and the moment passes and my hand was not there, (a retorical question)...was yours?
SOR is a great community of collectors, dealers and those who seek knowledge about our hobby. I would like to be able to give back to society in general, through stamps, since it's what I know, and the internet, the most popular form of communication these days. I don't have allot of extra time to go and actually give a extra hand, but I got stamps that I can offer for sale, where the money from that can go to a bank accout until someone in need, needs it, primarily natual disasters.
Basically breakdown of the above ramble...

*Can SOR start a auction charity category?
*A totally seperate auction just for charity? Open always, once a month, quarter, yearly?
*Who would maintain "the fund" and would need a committee to vote on things, primarily who and where money is dispersed.

So go ahead, throw your two cents in (not literal of couse, not yet at least ). Good or Bad...don't be shy.

Grant
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Liz
14 Jun 2012
07:41:41pm

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re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

Grant - I do special auction lots myself usually in November and December where all proceeds for 6 weeks go to our local Children's Christmas Gift & hamper program, Grandma's House which is a temporary residence for those in dire need, and to the Food Bank. I also give part of my auction proceeds throughout the year to the SPCA through donations of food and supplies for our little SPCA office here on Salt Spring. I personally donate to the volunteer run charities here so that the majority of the money is not eaten up in administration costs of the large charities. It also supports our local volunteer run charities and our residents who need assistance.

A lot of money donated to disaster funds never reaches the people who need the funds!

This is my own opinion. Others may feel different.

Liz

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StampGuy78

Hi I'm a newbie to the Stamp collecting world.I'm always up for trading so if you to like to trade feel free to contact me.

16 Jun 2012
08:53:13am

re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

Wow!!That is a great idea and I would love to support that anyway I can.Grant this is the best idea I've heard of yet.Kinda kicking myself for not thinking of it first There are so many people we could help.I know of a solider who did 3 tours in Afghanistan,and came home to his house foreclosed. Couldn't imagine what went threw his mind.There a lot of
Vets we could help.
Liz you are an angel.I remember growing up and not having a Christmas,and think what you do is just awesome.Not only do you help with a Christmas gift program you help your local food bank,and SPCA.I wish more people where like you.
I have just been diagnosed with epilepsy so my free time has increased.I don't work spend most of my time sorting or mounting my stamps.If I'm not trying to be active with my son or my dog.I would defiantly love to see something like this,and to take part in it.
Grant I think you just brought up the best idea this year,and will much feedback.Great job and thank you.
Liz keep up the good work I'm sure you've help changed many lives.

Brady

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"When I was 5 years old,my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.When I went to school,they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.I wrote down 'happy' They told me I didn't understand the assignment,and I told them they didn't unde"
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dani20

16 Jun 2012
10:29:07am

re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

Dear Brady,Liz,Grant,
Clearly big hearts all, and as well meaning as they come-but what a headache for our webmaster and auctioneer/president. In the past the Volunteer Committee had considered expanding to try to allow for non-stamp things to be auctioned, and the general consensus then was that we'd get into a heap of complications to try that within the framework of SOR

If we were to consider the idea within a separate grouping, not SOR and its auction, that might be a possibility. Who would care to head it up and work out the details? Or am I being too negative here?
Dan C

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lpayette

16 Jun 2012
11:30:45am

re: Discussion of Charities served via auctions

About 25% of my auction sales goes to help people thru the Kiva Organization http://www.kiva.org/

They lend money to Third world countries for people to start up small businesses, and they have a big success rate.
Currently I am helping a lady in Chile to buy more stock for het store, A young man in Uganda with a bicycle repair shop and a family in El Salvador with corn and sorghum seeds.

Also at home I help out the local food bank and SPCA

Lee

I used to donate to disaster relief but got fed up when so much money never got where it was needed because of corruption.

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