CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - UPDATE #10 - $40,175

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 22, 2010 at 17:42:44:

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - UPDATE #10 - $40,175 (posted 4/22/10 - last updated 4/19)

We're over $40,000!!!

Years ago, when we first started the Chamber Challenge, we were wondering if we'd get it to $10,000. The last two years, we raised over $50,000 each year with the Challenge. Can we hit that number or - even better - set a new Challenge record this year? Time will tell and it's in your hands.

Specifically, it's a $1,000 donation from Hosam Elshenawai and Beach Cities Scuba that pushed us past $40K. Hosam and the Beach Cities guys & gals have been great supporters of the Chamber in the past and they'll also be present at Chamber Eve. (And they've got spots available at their tables.) We're delighted to welcome them back to the Challenge again this year.

We also welcome Robin McMunn to the ranks of the Silver donors with her $500 contribution. Robin had previously been part of the OCDiving.com Mini-Challenge and is giving directly this year.

In fact, this is a good time to remind those of you who participated in the Mini-Challenge last year (which alone raised over $7,000) that Debbie Karimoto said she doesn't have time to organize it this year and encourages you all to contribute (as Robin did) individually. So we'd love to hear from you because that's a big chunk of change for us to replace.

As far as we know, Robin's the first one to contribute individually. And we're happy to tag your participation with OCDiving.com (as we did with Robin's). Just let us know. But more importantly . . . please donate to support your Chamber.

So . . . who's next? Who will help push us part $41,000?

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - $40,175 total (Updated 4/22/10 @ 6PM - last updated 4/19)
(New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk)

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Michael Kane

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Ocean Institute
Mike, Pat, & TJ Emmerman

Gold ($1,000-$4,999)
* Beach Cities Scuba
The Herndon family
Robert Wagner
Sport Chalet
Pacific Wilderness Dive Club
John Delaney
Laurie Kasper & Ken Kurtis

Silver ($500-999)
* Robin McMunn (member OCDiving.com)
Eo One & The Burbank Dive Club
La Verne Eco Dive Club
Susan Grant
Rex Uber
Ocean Adventures
California Diving News & The Scuba Show
Karl Huggins

Bronze ($100-499)
* Dr. Louis Weisberg
* Carol Yin
* Oscar Rey
* J. Quinn Ruddick
* Michael & Kimberly Lancaster
* Steven Romeyn
Henry Gittler
Derek Evanson
Grant Graves
Barnacle Busters
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Michael Margolis
Mary-Lou Quinn & Jukka Pylkkanen
Dana Rodda
Michael Swinney
Cindy Shaw & Patrick Smith
Maria Carillo High School
The Sea Divers
Matt Levinson
Lost Patrol Dive Club
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Angela & Ron Burkard
Conoco-Phillips match
Kevin Augarten
Derek & Debbie Karimoto
Frank Huntley
Sue Ollweiler
Gary Sanders
Jerry Nickelsburg
Randy Barker
Great Escape Charters
Kommander Kodi
Stephen Benavides
Blue Water Divers
In memory of Robert W. Myers
Susy Horowitz
Chris Rybak
Conoco-Phillips (matching grant)

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2010
& the entire Chamber Day 2010 Committee

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