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Old 01-08-2003, 07:14 AM   #26
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Hi Jun,

My sensei gave me a Kingston Aikido t-shirt last night to donate to the auction. It's a size large, is a tan color, has Aikido artwork (by Harvey Konigsberg Sensei, I believe)and the words Kingston Aikido on front. LOL, I didn't even know we HAD t-shirts!

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Old 01-08-2003, 07:28 AM   #27
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Thank you, Karen!

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Old 01-10-2003, 11:41 AM   #28
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to remind people that I would like to get all donations and such for the raffle in by the end of the day today. I'm planning on setting up a "raffle ticket" item in the AikiStore here, most likely for $5 each with each raffle ticket being a chance to win one of the donations. If all goes well, we'll start the raffle this upcoming Monday and run the raffle for probably at least a week. I'll then draw the winners for each item, contact the person who is donating the item with the winner's address, and ask them to send the item to the winner. I'll then total up the amount (less PayPal charges) and send it off to the Barbara Bowen medical fund.

Let's hope this all works out!

Any questions at this point?

PS: Lan Powers has let me know that he's donating a "tanto from Robert Pyle, a custom knifemaker in the area." Sounds great, Lan. Thanks!

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Old 01-10-2003, 02:25 PM   #29
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How about the home dojo setting up a bank account in their town, a national bank. That way we can just go to our town and make a donation/deposit into that account?

If everybody donated $5, or more, it should add up to something.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:49 PM   #30
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Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to remind people that I would like to get all donations and such for the raffle in by the end of the day oday.

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I'll try once more to get my mail accepted by this machine >:-[

I want to offer two items for the raffle (or whatevvahs):

- One copy of Morihiro SAITO's "Takemusu Aikido Volume 1 - Background & Basics", paperback.

- One Vicorinox sailor's pocket knife, dark blue.

This is similar to the mid-range Swiss Army multi-tool pocket knives, but bigger in size. 1 serrated blade with locking mechanism, corkscrew, toothpick, mini-tweezers, 6 other tools.

(Hope you don't mind that this is a bit OT.)

Both items are in good shape.

Best-

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Old 01-10-2003, 05:01 PM   #31
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Thank you folks for your kindness and generosity towards Barbara.

As to Joe Cavasos suggestion about the bank account, the information to send direct donations is available in the original posts at the first discussions on this.Go to the Aikinews article and click the thread. This should gain the information from the original posts.

If you miss it, I will be glad to type it all in again.. after all, it is for a great cause....

Oh yeah, buy lots of tickets folks.....

Cheers

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Old 01-14-2003, 11:41 AM   #32
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Hi everyone,

Here is the list of donated items that people have promised to send to the winners. All I can say right now is WOW!!! The generosity of the aikido community here (and on Aikido-L) is quite overwhelming. Thank you to all of you who have committed to donating and sending your item(s).

If I missed anyone, please accept my apologies and please remind me of your donation!

I hope to have the raffle ticket selling page open in just a few hours. Stay tuned...

-- Jun

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Old 01-14-2003, 04:20 PM   #33
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Hi everyone,

So I now have the "purchasing" page for the raffle ticket online and working:

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

As stated on the above page, each raffle ticket will cost $5. People may purchase more than one ticket. I think it would be great if people could print out the above page and take it to their dojo to get people not here on AikiWeb involved, too.

I'm hoping to hold the drawing at 12pm on Friday, January 31st, 2003.

All proceeds (minus the credit card charge imposed by PayPal) will be sent to the Barbara Bown medical fund.

Any questions or concerns at this time?

-- Jun

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Old 01-14-2003, 09:44 PM   #34
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Hi folks,

Just a few hours and we already have eight raffle tickets sold. Great!

Once again, the page to purchase raffle tickets is here:

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

Thanks, everyone!

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Old 01-14-2003, 10:52 PM   #35
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PS: If people are already comfortable with using PayPal and would like to just send payment for raffle tickets through your account, please feel free to send it to my <akiy@aikiweb.com> account with a note that the money (in $5 increments, please!) should be for the raffle. This will also increase the amount donated to the mediccal fund as PayPal won't be taking out the credit card surcharge on my end (that would otherwise be charged if you buy through the AikiWeb AikiStore)...

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Old 01-15-2003, 11:28 AM   #36
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I am new to this forum. A friend referred me and told me about Barbara. I make Cast-Stone plates and paint them with assorted symbols. I would like to donate a couple of Stones,One with Aikido calligraghy hand-painted on stone and one other,are you still accepting items and where do they get sent?

Thanks

Susan

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Old 01-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #37
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Are you still accepting items for the Auction?
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:45 PM   #38
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Hi Sue,

I got your private e-mail that you wanted to donate two "Stonewerk" pieces of artwork. Sounds wonderful! I'll add your donation to the ever-growing list.

The Stonewerk may be seen here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/tmp/stonewerk.jpg

Thanks, Sue!

The raffle page is located here:

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

-- Jun

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Old 01-17-2003, 01:24 AM   #39
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Hi folks,

Rob Burrell who has already contributed a T-shirt has let me know that his partner and teacher, Sue (who is the chief instructor of the New Zealand Ki Society) has donated a drawing in black fine tip pen based off of the cover of the book "Musashi." Rob says, "Sue copied this especially for the raffle, and took her approximately 2 hours per night for 5 nights in small dots and lines."

Thanks Sue and Rob!

Over 30 raffle tickets have been sold so far. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

The raffle page is located here:

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

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Old 01-22-2003, 04:09 PM   #40
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Hi folks,

Philip Akin has just donated his crew jacket from the War of the Worlds TV series from 1988-1990 in which he starred. You can see images of the jacket which he is donating here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/tmp/jktback_s.jpg

http://www.aikiweb.com/tmp/jktname_s.jpg

Thanks, Philip!

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

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Old 01-27-2003, 12:21 PM   #41
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Hi everyone,

Kim Sommer has donated the following two T-shirts found here:

1 XL Black "Supervillian" T-shirt

and to complete the ensemble for that special someone..

1 XL White "Henchman" T-shirt (they are out of black)

The raffle page is located here:

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

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Old 01-27-2003, 12:33 PM   #42
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Hi folks,

Just a bit of statistics done at lunch here.

So far, 26 people have bought a total of 101 raffle tickets raising a little over $500. This translates to a bit more than four raffle tickets per person. Not bad!

Of course, I still think we can do better.

Even if you purchase one single raffle ticket, you're both helping out an aikido practitioner in need as well as increasing your chances infinitely (if you hadn't bought a ticket before, of course) of getting one of the great prizes (really -- have you seen the list?) that have all been donated.

Another suggestion is to print out the raffle description page, take it to the dojo, and get some folks there to buy a few tickets. If your lot wins, you can hold a mini-raffle at your dojo!

Really, folks. If you ever felt like helping out a fellow person on the aikido path, here's a great chance. I encourage every one of you to pitch in for even just a single ticket. Every ticket counts.

The raffle page is located here:

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

Thanks!

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Old 01-27-2003, 02:14 PM   #43
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There is definately some pretty cool stuff on that list. No excuse really for not entering the raffle, either way you win. $100,000 of medical bills is alot though, I wish I could do more.

PS:I hope I win one of those stoneworks so I can donate it to my dojo. I also think it should be 31 jo kata lessons rather than a 31 jo kata lesson.
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Old 01-28-2003, 07:35 AM   #44
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Just out of curiosity, when is 12:00pm on Friday. Is that noon or midnight?
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:16 AM   #45
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12pm is noon. 12am is midnight...

So, just a few days left! Please purchase a ticket (or five) while you can and help out!

The raffle page is located here:

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

Thanks!

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Old 01-28-2003, 04:46 PM   #46
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Hi folks,

I got word from Susan Dalton that she would like to donate two XL T-shirts (natural colored) with "a picture of a nage and uke on the front and KODOKAN USA written on the back."

Thanks, Susan!

The raffle page is located here:

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

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Old 01-28-2003, 05:35 PM   #47
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Just want to let folks know that there will be a small delay in sending my kanji artwork to whoever wins it. I will be on vacation through the first week of February, offline totally, but on my return will check in and send it off.

Thanks to Jun for organizing this, and to everybody who is buying tickets to support a budobabe in need!

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Old 01-29-2003, 03:25 PM   #48
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Greetings everyone!

Well, yesturday was my first day back to class after MUCH real life drama... and I'm glad to be back in Aikido. I trained with Barbara Sensei since last May and had to take time off in November. Imagine my shock when I saw the sign on the door about her situation.

So yesturday, Lan met me at class and told me about this thread. I saw the Tanto that is in the raffle and it looks SHARP! (pun intended Really is cool.

I feel badly for Barbara but she's a trooper. Les is doing well with her in keeping her morale up. I'm too late to donate to the raffle but I have a double-weave Gi that I'll be handing over to Les Kelso Sensei to sell or auction or raffle or whatever he wants to do with it. All for the cause!!

And I'd like to send my OWN Thank You out to everyone in the Aiki Community for the help and support given. Midland, Texas is a big little town and I'm always proud to see when people pull together like this. It happens more times than you know in Midland. Its good to see kindness rippling in the waters of the world.

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Old 01-30-2003, 10:57 AM   #49
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Hi everyone,

So there's just a little bit over 24 hours to get your raffle tickets. Now's the last opportunity to help out an aikido student in need as well as to get a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Even purchasing one ticket helps!

The raffle page is located here:

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

Thanks!

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Old 01-30-2003, 11:23 AM   #50
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Thumbs down Just got my tickets !!

I'm in for 10 tickets! Just put them on top of the pile, Jun. They'll be easier to grab there.

hehe... Good luck all! And thanks again!
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