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Old 03-21-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei

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

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.

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,

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Old 03-21-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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Re: AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei

Hi everyone,

To start things off, I'm going to commit to donating:
So, we have six prizes already!

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Old 03-21-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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Re: AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei

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?
 
Old 03-21-2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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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,

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Old 03-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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Hi Mike,

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

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Old 03-21-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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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.

Peace, Aviv Goldsmith
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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Re: AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei

One aikido weapons bag handmade by yours truly
and
One full color print, small, framed, of a little surrealist landscape painting by yours truly

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Old 03-21-2008, 07:07 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 03-21-2008, 08:14 PM   #9
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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...

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Old 03-21-2008, 08:44 PM   #10
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Re: AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei

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...
 
Old 03-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #11
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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,

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:04 AM   #12
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Re: AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei

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

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Old 03-22-2008, 07:09 AM   #13
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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)
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:09 PM   #14
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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.
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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,

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Old 03-22-2008, 07:37 PM   #16
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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
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:53 AM   #17
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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.

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:59 AM   #18
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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.

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I guess count me out for the overseas shipping. I'll add the Spyderco knife back in.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 06:52 PM   #20
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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,

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:53 AM   #21
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Okay! Okay! I'm drooling at the aikido buffet! Where do I buy a raffle ticket?

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Old 03-24-2008, 08:25 AM   #22
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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,

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Old 03-24-2008, 08:32 AM   #23
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Hi everyone,

I have received donation commitments from the following folks for the following items: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 of this very thread.

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:28 AM   #24
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Hi everyone,

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

Best,

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Old 03-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #25
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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,

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