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Title: WHO IS IN THIS YEAR? LET'S BEAT LAST YEAR!
Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 10:00:07 AM
I don't reach out to the membership very often, but I have something I'd like to ask of the members *AND SPONSORS!!) once again this year. Last year we made such a difference. Can lightning strike twice? .

Tammy and I, in the name of the Forestry Forum, help support 4 different organizations with their internet and web needs. One of these organizations is the Coleman Veterans Memorial. It is a world class veterans memorial located about 25 miles from here. This will be the 7th year that the Forestry Forum has helped support the memorial. Tammy and I don't have a lot of extra money, but each year we do a $500 sponsorship. We also volunteer to help take care of the memorial and work the annual fund raiser. A little over 2 years ago, the memorial committee recognized our commitment to help and asked us to become board members. We accepted with honor.

The memorial's main fund raiser is our "United by Sacrifice" concert held each year, the Sunday before memorial day. Our kickoff for ticket sales begins in about two weeks for this years concert. With our $500 sponsorship the Forestry Forum gets our name on the concert t-shirts and a mention on the website.  What I would like to ask of the members is can you help our with a donation directly to the memorial on top of our $500?  Your contributions are tax deductible as the memorial is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Tammy and I will still give $500 as we do each year but lets see how much farther as a group we can go!  This year, because I have been stuck home with my health concerns, I have not spent my $200 a month allowance most of the winter. Yes, I get an allowance I use to go to the cabin, or buy parts for my old machines and such. I decided that I would take that and add it to our contribution that year, so Tammy and I gave $1000 at the kick off party last month. I have never donated anything that monetarily substantial in my life, so this is very important to us. Right up there with our Forestry Forum family.

We have a special link where you can donate that will recognize you for being a Forestry Forum member helping out this great cause.  Be it a few dollars, or what every you feel you could give, it would be greatly appreciated. Lets see what the Forestry Forum can do this year. I know our members have great heart and I would like to use this opportunity to prove it to a wider audience beyond the Forest Products Industry.

I encourage you to go to the link below and make a donation, then explore the website to learn about the Coleman Veterans Memorial. I also encourage as many of you as possible that come to the pigroast, to stop by the memorial on your way or to the pigroast this summer. I can guarantee your heart will be touched. The memorial has a soul and when you visit it, you can feel it.

Here is the donation link. Donations go directly to the Coleman Veterans Memorial. Who is with us?!

DONATE TO THE MEMORIAL (http://www.colemanveteransmemorial.org/Item/donation-2-Forestry-Forum)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/memorial.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1549921477) (http://www.colemanveteransmemorial.org/Item/donation-2-Forestry-Forum)


Fulfilled Promise - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO3w5S8D9wU)

Can you imagine what we could do if each one of us contributed something?

Note:  If a member or business would like to be a sponsor on their own, THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC!  Contact me for a sponsor form link, or just look on the memorial website. You could get your name and logo on this years United by Sacrifice concert T-shirt  featuring this year's headliner "The Guess Who"

TO DONATE BY CHECK.
Please print off the form and send your donation directly to the memorial committee :)
http://www.colemanveteransmemorial.org/media/Donation_Form-ff.pdf
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Post by: Jim_Rogers on March 02, 2020, 10:59:17 AM
I was wondering if you were going to post a list of forestry forum members names who donated to this?
It would be nice to do, but not necessary.

Jim Rogers
PS. just did.
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 11:04:14 AM
I would rather, like last year they post here.  Its a privacy thing why I can't Jim. Some people don't want to be publicly identified, however those that would like to jump in here and say "l helped" and to help urge your fellow members is greatly encouraged and appreciated. :)
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 11:15:28 AM
THANK YOU @Jim_Rogers (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=95) !!
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Post by: Magicman on March 02, 2020, 01:54:03 PM
I'm in.
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 01:59:31 PM
I'm in.
Thanks Magicman!
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Post by: Raider Bill on March 02, 2020, 03:29:11 PM
Anytime I make a PayPal transaction they get some, comes up automatically.
I don't see that option on your link?
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Post by: bwstout on March 02, 2020, 04:13:54 PM
i am in
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Post by: Pine Ridge on March 02, 2020, 04:18:05 PM
Pm sent jeff.
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 04:52:35 PM
i am in
Thank you bwstout!
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Post by: thecfarm on March 02, 2020, 05:01:47 PM
Can you wait until payday, Thursday?  :D
I don't have PayPal so I will just send it to you.
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 05:11:15 PM
Ray, there is a link on the bottom of the post to a form you can print and send the check directly to the memorial committee. It is branded with the Forestry Forum so they know it came from a member. :) 

They can wait for payday you bet. :)
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Post by: Raider Bill on March 02, 2020, 06:09:14 PM
Did I miss the pay pal link?
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Post by: sidehill6 on March 02, 2020, 07:04:37 PM
Done, thank u for the chance to help!
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Post by: Pine Ridge on March 02, 2020, 07:32:48 PM
Its in the mail !
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 08:03:44 PM
Thankyou Pine Ridge and sidehill6!
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Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2020, 08:04:53 PM
Did I miss the pay pal link?
We found it! Thanks Bill
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Post by: Outlaw on March 02, 2020, 09:32:52 PM
I'm in, what a great memorial.  Thank you for the service your doing!
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Post by: jeepcj779 on March 03, 2020, 12:22:33 AM
Donation complete.
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Post by: Raider Bill on March 03, 2020, 07:36:01 AM
Done
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Post by: Dakota on March 03, 2020, 08:18:39 AM
I'm in.
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Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 08:27:05 AM
Thank you Outlaw, jeepcj770, Raider Bill and Dakota!
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Post by: Caloren on March 03, 2020, 01:53:09 PM
This Viet Nam Vet is proud to be "in" this year, must have missed the link last year, sorry about that!
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Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 02:22:09 PM
Thank you Caloren and thank you for your service!
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Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2020, 06:05:09 PM
12 out of 40,000 members have stepped up to help so far.
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Post by: stanwelch on March 03, 2020, 08:24:11 PM
I’m in
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Post by: goose63 on March 04, 2020, 06:24:18 AM
I'm trying paypal wont let me upload my new card   >:(
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Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2020, 07:16:43 AM
Do you think it is a card issue or a website issue @goose63 (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=23477) ?
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Post by: Bricklayer51 on March 04, 2020, 07:36:41 AM
Jeff i want to be in again as i was in midland the last two days at the gamma knife center and starting chemo this morning so i am not with it at all could i send it to you like last year?
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Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2020, 07:59:31 AM
@Bricklayer51 (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=25817) do you have a way to print off the form below and send right to the memorial committee?


TO DONATE BY CHECK.
Please print off the form and send your donation directly to the memorial committee (https://forestryforum.com/board/Smileys/default/smiley.gif)
http://www.colemanveteransmemorial.org/media/Donation_Form-ff.pdf (http://www.colemanveteransmemorial.org/media/Donation_Form-ff.pdf)

Have you ever stopped by the memorial in your way to Midland? I was there last night.
Title: Re: WHO IS IN THIS YEAR? LET'S BEAT LAST YEAR!
Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2020, 08:03:26 AM
This year all of the statues have to be professionally  stripped and refinished. We were told last night at our monthly board meeting that was going to be 11,000 bucks. If you dont do this, corrosion gets a foothold. 
Title: Re: WHO IS IN THIS YEAR? LET'S BEAT LAST YEAR!
Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2020, 09:15:22 AM
I’m in
Thank you Stan!! :)
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Post by: WDH on March 04, 2020, 10:09:38 AM
I am in.
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Post by: goose63 on March 04, 2020, 11:01:19 AM
Do you think it is a card issue or a website issue @goose63 (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=23477) ?
I think it's paypal I took out the outdated card put the new one in now it says a the is a error will keep trying
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Post by: goose63 on March 04, 2020, 11:07:50 AM
Just tryed again it says sorry some thing went wrong will just send a check
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Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2020, 12:03:57 PM
I am in.
Thank you Danny!
Just tryed again it says sorry some thing went wrong will just send a check

Thank you Goose!

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Post by: goose63 on March 04, 2020, 02:52:23 PM
We went to the Colman Memorial a few years agao and it's some thing to see my check is in the mail
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Post by: Bricklayer51 on March 05, 2020, 08:12:59 AM
Jeff thanks for the heads up i just wrote a atten forestry forum on the front did not have time to anything but the brain thing at the hospital and get back here to start chemo yesterday morn
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Post by: Jeff on March 06, 2020, 07:47:59 AM
16 patriots! Thank you. Come on people! I know there are way more here.
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Post by: Mooseherder on March 06, 2020, 12:38:01 PM
I'm in!
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Post by: Jeff on March 06, 2020, 01:11:00 PM
Thank you Mooseherder!
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Post by: BradMarks on March 06, 2020, 02:13:11 PM
Just sent mine in.  Happy to do so.  Mind boggling, 40,000 members and less than 20 people have responded so far (my count may be off). We need 1000 more donating 10 bucks or 100 99 more donating 100 bucks, just for the statues. Our flag, our country.  May your heart be touched. Thanks to all who have served. Brad.
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Post by: Jeff on March 06, 2020, 02:18:30 PM
Thank you Brad! Like I said, I don't ask much of anything of anyone here. I know that most of you, if you ever set foot in this memorial, would be touched as I was. The memorial has soul.
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Post by: Mooseherder on March 06, 2020, 10:32:24 PM
When a Soldier is called upon, they go.
We are at the safety of home wishing them well.
Their Battles happen while we sleep.
If you can make a difference.
Why wouldn't you?
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Post by: Chuck White on March 07, 2020, 07:41:42 AM
My donation is in the mail this morning, Jeff!
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Post by: Jeff on March 07, 2020, 07:55:09 AM
Thank you Brother White!
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Post by: Jeff on March 09, 2020, 09:23:51 AM
BUMP!!
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Post by: sandhills on March 09, 2020, 02:16:31 PM
Sorry been gone a long time but I'm in if I figure it out otherwise a check will be in the mail.
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Post by: Mooseherder on March 11, 2020, 12:41:49 PM
Horn Honking Dog beeping for his master - YouTube usflag (https://youtu.be/I6Ly1zg0ux8)
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Post by: thecfarm on March 16, 2020, 09:14:15 PM
The check is in the mail.
Who is next out there in Forestry Forum Land??
I am not a rich man, but I can spare a little. If we all spared a little, it would add up to a lot.
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Post by: WmFritz on March 16, 2020, 10:29:25 PM
Done
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Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2020, 07:54:52 AM
Thank you Bill and Ray!  These donations are huge for the memorial thus year as there is a very real chance now our annual fund raiser might be canceled.

So far this year only a third as many have responded here as last. While I am eternally grateful to those that have stepped up, I am personally disappointed that is all we could do.
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Post by: BradMarks on March 17, 2020, 02:37:39 PM
I'm with Jeff on this level of participation we have.  I understand everyone has their priorities and worries during this period we are going through, lots of people on this forum may have already lost their job. I had to tell our one non family worker to remain home the next two weeks as a minimum. France I just heard is pretty close to martial law. So why is this memorial important?  Because it represents the spirit of America and all the sacrifices this country has been through. It's appropriate this is located in "tiny little Coleman" and not NYC or LA, because it is the people of the heartland of this country who sacrifice the most. Those that read this forum.  Do the right thing and make a pledge to this country, by way of the Coleman Memorial.  Seriously, Brad
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Post by: doc henderson on March 17, 2020, 02:53:47 PM
@Jeff (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1), sorry I have been so busy, have planned on helping out.  it is done.  if we are getting close, I would appreciate knowing how far we have to go, and it might make a difference.  I know not everyone is able to help as much as they would like during the current crisis.  thanks all!  sorry for the delay and any unease it may have caused!
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Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2020, 08:04:09 AM
Wow!! Thank you Doc Henderson! 

Id also like to thank
@okmulch (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=6734) !  Custom Wood Fibers will be on the concert tshirt this year as a sponsor!  Most excellent Aaron!
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Post by: jb616 on March 18, 2020, 01:25:16 PM
Done, thanks to all who have served! usflag
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Post by: BradMarks on March 18, 2020, 01:42:35 PM
Keep it going 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2020, 02:25:39 PM
Thank you jb616!
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Post by: Cedarman on March 20, 2020, 12:14:24 PM
Sent check out this morning.  Can't let Aaron do it all.
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Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2020, 12:43:52 PM
Thankyou cedarman!!
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Post by: sandhills on March 20, 2020, 01:15:04 PM
sorry tech stuff drives me nuts I can't figure out which computer is hooked to which printer in here, Jeff, my check will get there....story of my life anymore  :-\
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Post by: pabst79 on March 20, 2020, 06:15:38 PM
Sent via the PP link, very nice memorial!
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Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2020, 08:07:30 PM
Thank you pabst79!

We are doing quite good on our totals this year now! I'll get some totals, but we are close enough to a certain benchmark the memorial might make the Forestry Forum as the entire stage sponsor. Commercials and announcements would say "Appearing on the Forestryforum.com stage, The Guess Who!

That would be pretty durn cool.

Here is roughly what the memorial has in hand related to the forestry forum
Tammy and I $1000
A member matched that, I didn't ask id I could reveal. so now $2000
all other great Forestry Forum Member donations are about $1000 so we are at $3000 total.
Custom Wood Fibers  (http://customwoodfibers.com/)took a $500 sponsorship and will have their logo on the concert shirts,

so, we are at $3500 that we know of.  We just need to get $1500 more to get to $5000 stage sponsor level.  :) :) :)


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Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2020, 11:03:57 AM
From the memorial v.p.

As of March 21st. Your Sponsorship Total is $3630.00 received 
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Post by: John S on March 24, 2020, 08:51:13 AM
Just saw this post yesterday, check is in the mail.
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Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2020, 09:16:58 AM
Thank you John S
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Post by: Jeff on March 31, 2020, 09:43:19 AM
***IMPORTANT UPDATE***
Dear Friends of the “United By Sacrifice” Concert,
The Committee Members of Coleman Veterans Memorial have been communicating via email to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and how it affects everyone and our Event. We have decided to release this Public Statement.
1. Our Sponsors and donors are small businesses, and individuals have been financially impacted by this crisis.
2. We have deferred on making any decisions about our May 24th event until April 15th.
3. Every decision we make will be guided by the fact that the health of our Guests, Musicians, Staff and Volunteers is our top priority.
4. Ticket Sales will continue online. Tickets are still available at the store locations that we had listed on our Website. Contact them to make sure they still have some left and to make sure they are still open.
5. If we must reschedule, we are actively considering a Postponement till next year. We are hoping that we can still have our event on May 24th but we have no control over this at this time.
6. In the event of a Postponement, All Tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled Event Date. Any Sponsor and Vendors paid will be honored for the rescheduled Event. Every decision we make will be guided by the fact that the health of our Guest, Staff, Musicians, veterans, and volunteers is our top priority.
Thank you and God Bless


Jim Johnston
Vice President
Coleman Veterans Memorial
www.colemanveteransmemorial.org (https://u8385200.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=kD-2FEjCPYMTlJCc7KtpT3HSju5uQxATRcqVspRwsfXdmOXzl6vPMmNSxSU5GTV05dPieq_2bDMsqDqfZb10viaEbPMjrnHb9gCy0uxW0bJHMd1gbApRzl3Dk-2B4O8VtzP27O4EJ2Wc1XZWzy5q4PCeIuGsIvWQ-2FGL4Oz1oj5DZ1Y6VWBdwhziJMYkXK-2BbC9ufQ88TG9bYEkA-2BigXVfbsG43UBj-2BaGP-2FxuKzd5tW-2B0uDNAEgGv2iLtKJB980IUrL4AYVoh0Jhh5iVtOobCvWm4lpLbQYUUbl2l5GeZ-2Bu5e-2BqsrbRfho-3D)
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Post by: trimguy on April 03, 2020, 05:50:28 PM
I just donated .
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Post by: Jeff on April 03, 2020, 06:22:11 PM
Thankyou trimguy!
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Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2020, 07:54:17 AM
Concert Postponment

Dear Friends of the “United By Sacrifice” Concert,

The Committee Members of Coleman Veterans Memorial have come to the hard decision to Postpone the Concert due to the COVID-19 Crisis

Our health and safety of our Guests, Musicians, Staff and Volunteers are important and as of now there is no telling when things will get back to normal.

We have rescheduled the concert for May 30th 2021 next year.  All Tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled Event Date.  Any Sponsor and Vendors paid will be honored for the rescheduled Event.

We pray for the health and safety of everyone

Thank you and God Bless