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akiy
03-21-2008, 02:52 PM
Hi everyone,

It was brought to my attention that a group of aikido practitioners is soliciting support for Mary Heiny sensei to help her have hip surgery on her ailing hip. More information on this can be found in this thread:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14165

Back in 2002, we held a raffle here on AikiWeb to help support an aikido practitioner who had suffered a brain aneurysm and we were able to raise $800. Here is the thread on that raffle: here (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3178)

I would like to hold a similar raffle for Mary Heiny sensei's fund. I am thinking of following the format of the last raffle wherein we collect commitments from people to donate an aikido related item or service to the raffle, we sell raffle tickets (with each ticket being a chance to win something), we hold the raffle, then each person who donated the item sends the item to the winner of that item.

So, at this time, I would like to know if people here would be willing to donate something for the raffle. If so, please let me know in this thread or let me know by sending me a message (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/sendmessage.php).

So, if people could look for something they can donate and/or ask your instructor and dojo members if they'd be willing to donate something, I would greatly appreciate it. Please respond by Friday, April 11th with your commitment so that we can hold the raffle in April.

Thank you for your consideration, everyone!

Best regards,

-- Jun

akiy
03-21-2008, 02:56 PM
Hi everyone,

To start things off, I'm going to commit to donating:


One AikiWeb T-shirt (http://www.aikiweb.com/store/tshirt.html)
One set of 12 Aikido keychains (http://www.aikiweb.com/store/key_pin.html)
One set of 12 Aikido lapel pins (http://www.aikiweb.com/store/key_pin.html)
One set of 12 Aikido oval stickers (http://www.aikiweb.com/store/sticker.html)
One set of 100 "Aikido" temporary tattoos (http://www.aikiweb.com/store/tattoo.html)
One set of 100 "Takemusu Aiki" temporary tattoos (http://www.aikiweb.com/store/tattoo.html)So, we have six prizes already!

-- Jun

MM
03-21-2008, 04:49 PM
It's a great idea, Jun. Unfortunately, I don't have anything that would be worth raffling away. Just some ordinary books that aren't collector's editions. Maybe we can talk Ellis Amdur into raffling off a copy of his upcoming book? :)

Mike Sigman
03-21-2008, 05:41 PM
I will offer for the raffle a first-edition (1968) of "This is Aikido" by Koichi Tohei, including the original cardboard cover, all in excellent (almost new) condition.

And I wish her the best of luck. Bad hips are the nearest thing to being a pain in the butt. ;)

Regards,

Mike Sigman

akiy
03-21-2008, 06:01 PM
Hi Mike,

Thank you very much for your donation! I really appreciate your participation in the raffle.

-- Jun

Aviv
03-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Hi Jun,

I will be glad to donate:
(a) a private lesson teaching O'Sensei's 31 jo kata,
(b) an Aikido in Fredericksburg sweatshirt including shipping to anywhere in the US, and
(c) a Hickory Ridge jo from aikigifts.com including shipping to anywhere in the US.

Janet Rosen
03-21-2008, 06:48 PM
One aikido weapons bag handmade by yours truly
and
One full color print, small, framed, of a little surrealist landscape painting by yours truly

Janet Rosen
03-21-2008, 07:07 PM
I have also blogged on my martial/visual arts blog w/ link to the pages for friends of... and maryheiny.com and suggest all who have aikido related blogs spread the word that way.

Shannon Frye
03-21-2008, 08:14 PM
Sounds like a wonderful idea. Count me in for the following ...

1. A free month training at our dojo in Norfolk, Va

2. One white 8.5oz martial arts uniform (size 000 - 7), including shipping anywhere in continental U.S.
(karate style, not aiki/judo/woven, but a decent weight)

Wish I had more to offer...

Shannon

crbateman
03-21-2008, 08:44 PM
Very noble cause, Jun. I've got a few things around here I can toss in the hopper:

1) Complete 6-volume set of Ken Ota's Aikido DVD's (new, still in the wrappers)

2) New copy of "Aikido: The Complete Basic Techniques" by Gozo and Yasuhisa Shioda

3) Fine+ copy of "Takemusu Aikido, Volume 1" by Morihiro Saito (the hard-to-find 1st Edition)

4) A handmade pen/pencil set in presentation box, using wood of the buyer's choosing

Hope this helps... Everybody, please give what you can...

akiy
03-21-2008, 08:51 PM
Hi everyone,

Just got back from keiko to see all of these wonderful donations -- thank you all so much! I think this is going to become another wonderful raffle. I appreciate all of your generosity and thoughtfulness.

I'm hoping to make a quick flyer to post in dojo and such about this raffle as well as a pointer to the friendsofmaryheiny.org site. I'll let everyone know when I have it ready.

Let's see what other donations we can have committed to this raffle!

Best regards,

-- Jun

SeiserL
03-22-2008, 05:04 AM
I can offer up signed copies of;
(1) Aikido Basics by Phong & Seiser
(2) Advanced Aikido by Phong & Seiser
(3) Aikido Weapons Techniques by Phong & Seiser

MM
03-22-2008, 07:09 AM
Seeing all the great donations, and some not aikido related, I can offer:

1. A signed copy of my new book, Warders of the Gate (fantasy novel)

2. A brand new Spyderco Byrd Knife, BY05P Flight (Stainless)

Walter Martindale
03-22-2008, 03:09 PM
I know shipping offshore can be a bit of a pain, but how about an option for sending overseas - free shipping in the continental US, offshore (or Canuck or Mexican) shipping charged to raffle winner? Haven't met Mary Heiny but have heard great things about her.
W

akiy
03-22-2008, 07:04 PM
I know shipping offshore can be a bit of a pain, but how about an option for sending overseas - free shipping in the continental US, offshore (or Canuck or Mexican) shipping charged to raffle winner?
I would rather keep all expenses be the sole responsibility of the person donating the item. So, I would expect that anyone donating would be OK with shipping the item to anywhere in the world.

If anyone who is donating items would rather not have the possibility of incurring expenses to ship their items overseas, please let me know.

Thanks,

-- Jun

Alan Jackson
03-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Hi Jun,
thanks for setting this up. great idea. I'd like to offer the following:

+ Aikido and the Dymanic Sphere and Secrets of the Samurai by Westbrook and Ratti
+ Aikido in Everyday Life by Terry Dobson
+ Aikido Complete by Y. Yamada
+ Ki in Daily Life by K. Tohei
+ Spiritual Foundations of Aikido by W. Gleason
+ Original caligraphy by Hiroshi Ikeda "AIKIDO", on canvas, 18"X24"

Alan Jackson

MM
03-23-2008, 07:53 AM
I would rather keep all expenses be the sole responsibility of the person donating the item. So, I would expect that anyone donating would be OK with shipping the item to anywhere in the world.

If anyone who is donating items would rather not have the possibility of incurring expenses to ship their items overseas, please let me know.

Thanks,

-- Jun

Hmmm ... I hadn't thought enough about overseas. There are quite a few laws regarding knifes overseas. I don't think the Spyderco knife will be legal everywhere, like it is in the U.S. Probably be best to drop that from the list, then.

Mark

Aviv
03-23-2008, 08:59 AM
Sorry, Jun.

Overseas shipping can be a hassle. Customs forms and uncertain duties add to greatly increased shipping costs. This wouldn't work for us.

MM
03-23-2008, 11:40 AM
I guess count me out for the overseas shipping. I'll add the Spyderco knife back in.

akiy
03-23-2008, 06:52 PM
Hi Aviv, Mark,

One thought I had, then, is to only award "will ship to US only" items to people who live in the US. Although it'll add a bit of complexity for myself when I draw the names for each prize, I'll do what I can do.

So, folks, when you put in an item for donation, please let me know if you will only be sending out the item to US addresses. Otherwise, if I don't hear from you, I will assume that you don't mind shipping your item overseas.

Also, unless an item is part of a set, I will be counting each donation as separate items which may be won by different individuals...

Thanks,

-- Jun

DarkShodan
03-24-2008, 07:53 AM
Okay! Okay! I'm drooling at the aikido buffet! Where do I buy a raffle ticket?

akiy
03-24-2008, 08:25 AM
Hi Lloyd,

I will be collecting donation commitments until April 11th at which time I will start selling the raffle tickets, most likely until the end of April.

Hope that helps,

--- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 08:32 AM
Hi everyone,

I have received donation commitments from the following folks for the following items:
A piece of aikido artwork from artist Dante Lividini (http://dantelividini.com/)
An iaito from AikiWeb member Mark Mueller
A $100 gift certificate from BudoVideos.com (http://www.budovideos.com)Thanks, Dante, Mark, and Jake (from BudoVideos.com)!

Does anyone else here have anything you can commit to contributing to this AikiWeb raffle to benefit Mary Heiny sensei's upcoming hip surgery? You can find more details in the first post (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpost.php?p=202286&postcount=1) of this very thread.

-- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 11:28 AM
Hi everyone,

George Ledyard has contributed to the raffle:

The Principles of Aiki DVD set: three titles, 9 DVDs, value $140 if purchased separatelyThanks so much, George! I really appreciate your contribution to the raffle.

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 12:06 PM
Hi everyone,

I have just created a page to hold all of the information on the raffle:

http://www.aikiweb.com/raffle/

It includes the list of donation commitments. I will keep updating that page (as well as this and other pertinent threads).

Please link the above URL from your websites to let folks know of the raffle!

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 12:55 PM
Hi everyone,

Shari Dyer at Keigan Productions (http://www.keiganproductions.com/) has graciously donated their An Aikido Seminar with Terry Dobson (http://www.createspace.com/Store/ShowEStore.jsp?id=209097) DVD.

Thanks, Shari!

-- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 12:59 PM
Hi everyone,

Here is a PDF flyer (http://www.aikiweb.com/raffle/raffle2008_1.pdf) regarding this raffle for posting at your dojo.

I will have an updated flyer when we start the raffle, so please check back in mid-April for it!

Thanks,

-- Jun

Lan Powers
03-24-2008, 01:34 PM
I would rather keep all expenses be the sole responsibility of the person donating the item. So, I would expect that anyone donating would be OK with shipping the item to anywhere in the world.

If anyone who is donating items would rather not have the possibility of incurring expenses to ship their items overseas, please let me know.

Thanks,

-- Jun

Hi Jun,
Here is an idea for my donation....the abovementioned expenses for shipping (where-ever). I have nothing much to contribute, but I will commit to shipping for stuff (if you will gather the charges for me)
With that covered, maybe there will be no "holding off" due to the worry of that expense.

I did want to thank everyone who participated in the previously mentioned auction back in '02....our friend was very moved by the generosity of the community.

I am very happy to be part of the effort for Heiney Sensei.
Lan

Garth Jones
03-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Dear Jun and Everybody on AikiWeb,

Thanks so much for your generous support of Mary Heiny. She is aware of what is going on and is very grateful. I will add links to the raffle page and the PDF on the www.friendsofmaryheiny.org site later today.

All the best,
Garth

akiy
03-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Hi Lan,

Thank you very much for your generosity in covering the shipping costs!

I'm going to take your offer as meaning that you'll cover the shipping costs for those items going overseas and not for each and every item. Please do let me know if I'm misunderstanding.

Please send my best regards to Barbara when you get the chance. I hope she and Les are doing well these days.

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 04:11 PM
Hi Garth,

I'm glad AikiWeb and its community can help out in some way with Heiny sensei's fund. I'm hoping that the raffle turns out to be a success!

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
03-24-2008, 04:16 PM
Hi folks,

Stanley Pranin of AikidoJournal.com (http://www.aikidojournal.com/) has graciously donated:
The Founder of Aikido (http://www.aikidojournal.com/catalog/productdetails?code=os06) DVDThank you, Stanley!

-- Jun

akiy
03-25-2008, 10:12 AM
I have received the following donation commitments:

Bu Jin Design
Bridge 2007 Seminar Set (http://www.bujindesign.com/aikido-c-34_57_85.html) (5 DVDs, $85 retail)
Hiroshi Ikeda's Irimi, Za, Buki, Koshi DVD (http://www.bujindesign.com/irimi-buki-koshi-p-138.html) ($89 retail)
Weapons Case B, Forest Green (http://www.bujindesign.com/aikido-weapons-case-p-267.html) ($86 retail)
Weapons Case B, Charcoal Gray (http://www.bujindesign.com/aikido-weapons-case-p-267.html) ($86 retail)Sharon Seymour
Handmade zafu (retail $45)Thank you, Bu Jin Design and Sharon Seymour!

-- Jun

Mark Mueller
03-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Jun,

to avoid any legal issues I will only ship within the US.

Mark Muelller

Janet Rosen
03-26-2008, 10:41 AM
I will ship my 2 items (weapons bag and art print) anywhere.

akiy
03-28-2008, 03:44 PM
Hi everyone,

I have received the following additional donations for the raffle:
Dennis Hooker
Dennis Hooker Zanshin and Ma-ai in Aikido (http://www.createspace.com/238049) DVD
Three months free membership at Shindai Aikikai (http://www.shindai.com/) and free dogi
Brian Donohoe
Set of handmade aikido weapons (bokken, jo, tanto) with the winner's name on them in katakana
Corky Quakenbush
Five copies of Kanshu Sunadomari sensei's "Enlightenment through Aikido" book Thank you Dennis, Brian, and Corky!

Just a reminder that I am collecting donation commitments for items for this raffle to benefit Mary Heiny sensei's hip surgery (http://www.friendsofmaryheiny.org). You can view details of this raffle on the following page:

http://www.aikiweb.com/raffle/

Best regards,

-- Jun

Peter Boylan
03-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Hi Jun,

Mugendo will donate one Aikikai hakama, any size, and one technofine keikogi, any size.

Best wishes to Mary Heiny Sensei.

Peter Boylan

akiy
03-31-2008, 08:49 AM
Hi Peter,

Thank you very much for your donation commitments!

Best regards,

-- Jun

akiy
03-31-2008, 08:54 AM
I have received the following donation commitments:

Ron Ragusa & Mary Eastland
A copy of Mary's book, "Self Defense for Every Day" (US Shipping only)
An original landscape oil, signed & framed, by Ron (US Shipping only)
Arizona Aikido
4 "Nothing Says Love Like Shihonage" T-shirt in rust red, navy blue, black, beige in sizes S-XL (US Shipping only) Thank you, Ron, Mary, and Arizona Aikido!

-- Jun

akiy
03-31-2008, 02:33 PM
I just received the following donation commitment from Aikido of Northern Virginia:
One three-month dojo membership at Aikido of Northern Virginia (http://www.aikido-nova.org/)Thank you for your donation!

-- Jun

akiy
04-01-2008, 12:19 PM
Hi folks,

Received today as donations:
Ron Meyer and Mark Reeder
Two signed copies of the book "Center: The Power of Aikido"
Two Cranes Aikido
Two free spaces at a seminar with Mary Heiny sensei, June 28th, 2008 at Two Cranes Aikido (http://www.twocranesaikido.com/) in Seattle WA Thanks to Ron and Mark for the books and Kimberly and Dan at Two Cranes Aikido for the seminar spaces! I appreciate your donations and support for this raffle.

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
04-01-2008, 02:16 PM
Hi folks,

Yet another donation, this time from Stephen Morabito:
An aikido watercolor by Stephen MorabitoThank you, Stephen!

-- Jun

Howard Popkin
04-01-2008, 05:02 PM
Jun,

It seems like its going well.

Nice job !

Howard

JAMJTX
04-04-2008, 03:34 PM
It's still in production and will take about another month to shoot then edit, but I will offer a copy of my upcoming DVD;

Aikibudo: The Spirit Of Yoshinkan

I'll take the address of the winner and ship it when it's done.

www.martialdvd.com

JAMJTX
04-04-2008, 03:36 PM
I also have other DVDs but only 1 Aikido.

I'll also donate a copy of

Muguruza Sensei Yoshinkan Aikido Basics

That is in stock and ready to ship: www.martialdvd.com

akiy
04-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Hi Jim

Thank you for your generous donations! I appreciate your support for the raffle.

Best,

-- Jun

JAMJTX
04-05-2008, 01:01 PM
I have heard from several people here asking "what is Koroho Goshinjutsu?".

So I'll add one more item courtesy of Masashi Yokoyama Sensei and the International Martial Arts and Culture Federation:

A copy of the Introduction to Koroho DVD.

Koroho is the culmination of 40 years of training in Karate, Jujtsu and Chinese arts, with some original ideas, of Yokoyama Sensei.

I use a lot of these ideas in Aikido class and some of it I consider to be "aiki", even if others may not.

Garth Jones
04-06-2008, 09:14 PM
Hi Everybody,

On behalf of Mary Sensei, thanks again for all the generous donations! Our fundraising is going well, but we still have a long way to go. I have no doubt that this raffle will help us substantially to achieve our goal.

Thanks,
Garth

SteveTrinkle
04-07-2008, 09:08 PM
AKI USA would like to donate a Pass to attend our upcoming 3-day June gasshuku in Santa Barbara, California with Takeda Daiyu Sensei. Daiyu Sensei is the son of Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan, 8th dan, the head of AKI. ...

It's going to be a wonderful seminar. We hope our small offering will contribute to this worthy cause for a special teacher who has dedicated herself to aikido.
Contact Steve at s.trinkle@verizon.net for details.

akiy
04-08-2008, 10:20 AM
Hi Stephen,

Thank you very much for your donation! I really appreciate it.

-- Jun

akiy
04-08-2008, 12:29 PM
Hi everyone,

I have just received the following donation from Icho Ryu Seattle:
Two free months of training at Icho Ryu SeattleThanks, Neil!

-- Jun

akiy
04-08-2008, 01:13 PM
Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder that this Friday, April 11th will be the last day for donation commitments for this raffle!

For the current listing of donations, please visit:

http://www.aikiweb.com/raffle/

Thank you!

-- Jun

Garth Jones
04-08-2008, 02:01 PM
Hi Everybody,

This does not directly affect the raffle, but I thought I should post it. We have had a small but significant change to how people can donate directly. All checks sent to Friends of Mary Heiny should now be made out to 'Mary Heiny,' and not 'Friends of....' Some banking rule associated with our account. The money, 100% of it, still goes straight to Mary's hip surgery.....

Thanks,
Garth

akiy
04-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Hi folks,

I just received the following donation from Aikido of Modesto:
One impressionist painting by Ken Nisson (http://www.aikidoofmodesto.org/ken-nissons-art-work/) (US shipping only)Thanks, Ken!

-- Jun

akiy
04-10-2008, 04:50 PM
Hi everyone,

This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, April 11th, will be the last day to donate items to the raffle.

Thank you!

-- Jun

akiy
04-11-2008, 08:58 AM
Hi folks,

I just received the following donation from Fred Little:

Five 10-inch circles of the canvas on which Terry Dobson taught his last class at Bond Street Dojo, mounted on embroidery hoops and suitable for display.Thank you for the historical donation, Fred!

Don't forget, folks, that today is the last day for your donations for the raffle. We'll have raffle tickets available for everyone next week.

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
04-15-2008, 10:03 AM
Hi everyone,

The AikiWeb Raffle to benefit Mary Heiny sensei's upcoming hip surgery is now open!

Please visit:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14292

.. for more details.

Than you, everyone, for your donations and support for the raffle and the fund!

-- Jun