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HGO Administration => HGO Information => Topic started by: Pete on July 02, 2011, 09:45:14 am

Title: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 02, 2011, 09:45:14 am
Well folks, it's that time again.  Where does the time go...   :hugegrin:

Since there have been a fair amount of new people who have joined recently, let me explain what the HGO pledge drive is.

You may have noticed that HGO is one of the ONLY sites on the Internet that contains absolutely no advertising.  That's because I rely on the membership to help offset the costs of running this site.  The cost is quite small; I get a bill for $49.95 every 6 months (and every other year I get a bill for the domain name hisgraceoasis.com).  Using PayPal, members make donations to help contribute to the cost of this site.  If you do the math, it takes only 10 people to donate $5.00 to cover the costs for 6 months (that's only $0.83/month!). (In the interest of full disclosure, that $49.95 also covers my other site, rtechsupport.com, and another site that is just for my family. However, the cost of the hosting is the same no matter if I have 1 domain or 10.)

So, the pledge drive is now open.  You may post your pledge in this thread, or if you prefer to remain private, you may PM me.  Thank you for your continued support of the ministry of HGO.

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: sharonl on July 02, 2011, 10:15:29 am
My $5.00 on the way. Can you e-mail me your paypal address AGAIN - sorry - don't know what I did with it.
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 02, 2011, 10:32:05 am
Thanks Sharon!  I just sent you a PM.

Just $45.00 more to go. ;)

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: lovesblessing on July 02, 2011, 11:10:49 am
Hi Pete!  You have mail....... ;)
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 02, 2011, 12:24:42 pm
Thanks lb!

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Supplanter on July 02, 2011, 12:26:09 pm
PM me your paypal address please.
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: JohnDB on July 02, 2011, 12:39:39 pm
You realize of course this started a whole conversation about

Sending Pizza money

vs

sending Pete some money.

caused quite a stir this morning.
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 02, 2011, 12:40:45 pm
Quote from: JohnDB on July 02, 2011, 12:39:39 pm
You realize of course this started a whole conversation about

Sending Pizza money

vs

sending Pete some money.

caused quite a stir this morning.


Sorry.

Where can you get a Pizza for $5.00?   :P

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Supplanter on July 02, 2011, 01:02:19 pm
He was confused because he thought I kept talking to him about sending pizza money when I was saying that I wanted to send Pete some money. He had this befuddled look and was like, "I have no idea what you are talking about."
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: JohnDB on July 02, 2011, 01:41:20 pm
Pete,

You are going to have to say this out loud to understand it...

Kinda like that song misunderstanding I had for years...

Mares eat oats
Does eat oats
and little lambs be divey

instead of little lambs eat ivy.

Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 02, 2011, 03:38:59 pm
Comin' thru on Wednesday, okay? ;)
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: DianeL on July 03, 2011, 07:28:31 am
It'll be in the mail again :) I don't have pay pal
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 03, 2011, 12:42:57 pm
Quote from: flaglady on July 02, 2011, 03:38:59 pm
Comin' thru on Wednesday, okay? ;)


Quote from: DianeL on July 03, 2011, 07:28:31 am
It'll be in the mail again :) I don't have pay pal


Thank you.  Well, I don't know the total yet (since not everyone has yet told me what they plan to give  ;) ), but I suspect we've reached our goal.

Thank you all again for your support of this ministry.  This is not just a forum.  I believe this is a place used mightily by God every single day.   ;)

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: pastorzzub on July 03, 2011, 05:59:28 pm
What's your Paypal Pete?
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 04, 2011, 12:24:28 pm
I'd agree with you there, Pete.
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: DianeL on July 05, 2011, 07:07:39 am
Me too!

Sent it off in the mail this aft (Tuesday July 5), just so you know it's on the way :)
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 05, 2011, 06:34:54 pm
Quote from: DianeL on July 05, 2011, 07:07:39 am
Me too!

Sent it off in the mail this aft (Tuesday July 5), just so you know it's on the way :)


Thanks Diane!

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: sharonl on July 05, 2011, 07:22:39 pm
n/m I see the problem - Pay Pal said you have not claimed it - I see why.
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 05, 2011, 08:31:50 pm
Quote from: sharonl on July 05, 2011, 07:22:39 pm
n/m I see the problem - Pay Pal said you have not claimed it - I see why.


You sent the payment to the wrong email address, though I now see that PayPal allows me to have more than one email address linked, so I'm adding my address here to avoid that problem again in the future.  ;)

ETA:  I see you re-sent your payment to the correct address.  Thank you!

In the future, it won't matter which email you use, as I just added pete.robinson@hisgraceoasis.com to my PayPal account, so I can accept payments on that address as well.



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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 06, 2011, 06:17:11 am
My BoneSmart pay should be cleared sometime today so as soon as it is, you'll get my contribution. :tt2:
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 06, 2011, 09:35:54 am
Quote from: flaglady on July 06, 2011, 06:17:11 am
My BoneSmart pay should be cleared sometime today so as soon as it is, you'll get my contribution. :tt2:


Awesome!  Thanks Jo!

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 06, 2011, 09:09:23 pm
Sent just now
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 06, 2011, 09:27:32 pm
Quote from: flaglady on July 06, 2011, 09:09:23 pm
Sent just now

And with that payment, the pledge drive comes to a close and HGO is fully funded for another 6 months.  Thank you all for your continued support!

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 07, 2011, 03:33:42 pm
 :amen:
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Hisgirl on July 08, 2011, 09:13:14 am
Pete, next time can the Pledge be with brighter colors or something.  I want to give but twice now, I've come in late because I didn't see it.  Or maybe do a thread that it's coming the following week...something... I feel bad for not having donated.  :banghead:
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 08, 2011, 09:40:29 am
Quote from: Hisgirl on July 08, 2011, 09:13:14 am
Pete, next time can the Pledge be with brighter colors or something.  I want to give but twice now, I've come in late because I didn't see it.  Or maybe do a thread that it's coming the following week...something... I feel bad for not having donated.  :banghead:


Please don't feel bad.  You've contributed so much to HGO, and I'm very thankful that you have.

For future reference, pledge drives are ALWAYS at the beginning of January and July.  I'll try to make the thread more obvious next time around.

However, if you still feel bad and just can't wait until January, you could always send some money via PayPal to support the romantic getaway weekend (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/romantic-getaways/msg60037/#msg60037) that Sarah and I will be taking to celebrate our 12th anniversary tomorrow.  ;)

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Hisgirl on July 08, 2011, 06:11:22 pm
Quote from: Pete on July 08, 2011, 09:40:29 am

Please don't feel bad.  You've contributed so much to HGO, and I'm very thankful that you have.

For future reference, pledge drives are ALWAYS at the beginning of January and July.  I'll try to make the thread more obvious next time around.

However, if you still feel bad and just can't wait until January, you could always send some money via PayPal to support the romantic getaway weekend (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/romantic-getaways/msg60037/#msg60037) that Sarah and I will be taking to celebrate our 12th anniversary tomorrow.  ;)

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I just sent yall late afternoon strolling arm in arm ice cream cone money.  Yall have a great weekend!!    (I feel better  O0 )
Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 08, 2011, 06:17:57 pm
Quote from: Hisgirl on July 08, 2011, 06:11:22 pm
I just sent yall late afternoon strolling arm in arm ice cream cone money.  Yall have a great weekend!!    (I feel better  O0 )


We've also decided to take a ride on the inclines in Pittsburgh.  Pittsburgh has 2 inclines, both within a half a mile of the Gateway Clipper dock; the Duquesne Incline (http://duquesneincline.org/) and the Monongahela Incline (http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/CustomerInfo/Inclines/tabid/119/Default.aspx).  It cost only $2.25 to ride the incline each way, so your gift will cover our rides up and down the incline. Thanks!

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Title: Re: 2011 HGO Semi-Annual Pledge Drive
Post by: Sarah on July 08, 2011, 11:48:40 pm
Thank you Dana!  :loveshower: