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An In-House Auction of Drunkard and Drinking Memorabilia is

Poll ended at Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:56 am

1. A great idea. I have things that I will donate to be auctioned and would be interested in bidding.
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2. A good idea. I have things that I will donate to be auctioned.
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3. A good idea. I may be interested in bidding.
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4. A good idea but I would be interested in more than just Drunkard or drinking memorablia.
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5. A bad idea. I am not interested.
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No votes
6. Other (please specify)
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Mayhem's Marker - The Memorial Fund

Post by Patchez » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:26 am

It has been tasked to me to set up a Paypal account to take donations for these worthy causes. Palinka has informed me that Mayhem's family of friends would be honored by having a small (6" x 6") marker for Mayhem made up with the MDM logo and a short epitaph of some sort from us. After the purchase of said marker any leftover fundage will be transferred to I.... so she has the means to attend Mayhem's memorial gathering. Send any donations through PayPal to [email protected]. Right now the PP account is just via e-mail, I will be setting up a seperate account at my local credit union with my donation to make fund transfer and withdrawal less painless than the usual PP methods.

P.S. if this is in the wrong section please place where needed and such.
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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:21 am

It's in the right section. It just needs to be made an "Announcement".

Which I'll do right now.
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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Savage » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:38 pm

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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Mother Goose » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:58 am

I just sent a donation . . . forgot to make a note before I hit "send" - email address from the Geese is meganw5638 at blah blah blah. :) In case it isn't clear who it's from!
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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Patchez » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:01 am

Ok Mama. Thanks!
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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Bluto » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:09 pm

Has non-Paypal method of donations been set up?
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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Savage » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:35 am

'Kay, came out of my post holiday drunk and tried to donate, but was told I could not do so.
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Re: Mayhem's Marker / I....'s Travel Fund

Post by Patchez » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:14 am

Have you got a PayPal account? Or are you going to try to send it snail mail like Bluto?

I logged into the account and everything seemed to be working ok.
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Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:56 am

In the thread titled, "Mayhem's Marker - The Memorial Fund", I have floated an idea about raising money for the Memorial Fund

I thought that we could set up a Drunkard Memorabilia Auction, on The Board, where Board Members could offer up items for everyone to bid upon, with the proceeds going to the fund (we'd have to work something out about postage).

For example (amongst other things that I am willing to donate), I have a small pálinka glass, that was given to me by the owner of my local bar in Budapest; I know (and there may be photographic evidence to back this) that both Tim/DJF and Tony/Mayhem drank some házipálinka from this glass, at Con. 1. I am willing to put this item up for sale. The highest bidder gets the glass, the fund gets the money. It's that simple.*

If you like, hate or have something better than this idea, please vote on it and/or express your opinion.


* Except for the non-simple bit about postage and packaging costs. We would have to arrange something regarding postage. Whether the donor receives a seperate payment to cover postage from the buyer; or everything upon which a sale is agreed, is sent to a regional administrator (i.e. one person in the USA, one person in Europe etc) who then, not only arranges for the items to be posted to the individual buyer but also arranges for a money tranfer to the donor to cover the postal expence (should the donor wish to be reimbursed); or we just say that the donor will have to foot the bill (which may reduce the range and amount of things that people would be willing to donate); or, indeed, some other option.
Again, your thoughts, ideas, advice and questions would be most welcome, here.

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Re: Mayhem's Marker - The Memorial Fund

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:07 pm

I have changed the title of this thread both to reflect that tragic event or late and to empasise that the fund will now go towards a memorial for all our fallen comrades: Tim/DJF, Schmernie, Fiona/Peripat, Tony/Mayhem and Liz/l... (and those, who used to be be Board regulars but have passed away, with no way for us to know of their passing).

What form this Memorial will take, whether it be physical (a plaque, a small stone, a sponsored city seat etc.) or otherwise (a charity donation (or several charity donations) in their names, funding to help someone in trouble or something else), is something that we should discuss. If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, thoughts or questions, please put them here. However, for the moment, let's concentrate on raising the money, then, once we know how much we've got, we'll have a better idea of how best to put it to use.

As it stands, no one person is in charge of how the fund will be used, it is up to all of us (especially those that have donated). Should the time come when we will need to have a committee responsible for The Memorial Fund, that committee will be decided upon as democratically as possible and any decisions made or funds raised or used will be open to scrutiny.

I thought that we could set up a Drunkard Memorabilia Auction, on The Board, where Board Members could offer up items for everyone to bid upon, with the proceeds going to the fund (we'd have to work something out about postage). For example, I have a small pálinka glass, that was given to me by the owner of my local bar in Budapest; I know (and there may be photographic evidence to back this) that both Tim/DJF and Tony/Mayhem drank some házipálinka from this glass, at Con. 1. I am willing to put this item up for sale. The highest bidder gets the glass, the fund gets the money.

If you like, hate or have something better than this idea, please go to this thread to vote on it and/or express your opinion.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Badfellow » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:57 pm

Not a bad idea at all. I agree that the responsibility for postage/shipping costs is best left upon the buyer, thus encouraging people to donate who might not otherwise. Between all of us, we probably have enough priceless junk for auction to finance the marker with enough left over to construct the Mayhem Memorial Library and Center for Blackout Studies.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by GSG » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 am

I think it's a good idea but I voted for number 4 - I like drunkard stuff, but I'm interested in seeing all your other crap as well.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Mr Boozificator » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:42 pm

I will rummage in all the war theatre souvenirs and donate something.
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by mistah willies » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:01 pm

I'd like to contribute to this. I will buy something from this auction, and I can donate something that is specific to my tribe if there is interest in that.

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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Patchez » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:56 am

I have some drinking goodies I have stashed for if/when I get my basement back from the daughter and can put in my dream bar. I could part with a few items as well as pick up replacements at the auctions.

That being said I voted for 4 because I'd like to see other things, hell, anything up for bids.
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