CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - UPDATE #8 - $36,790 (posted 4/20/12 - last updated 4/15)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 20, 2012 at 08:55:19:


We've had a little flurry of Challenge activity in the last few days and I'm delighted to tell you that we are now closing in on $37,000!!!!

We start off with a Gold donor (double- Gold actually) from the PCH Scuba diving community. This is sort of an interim donation for them as Brett Bovard tells us they're still collecting money and hope to add to this amount by Chamber Day.

We also got a quartet of Silver donors in the form of Jim Krasne, Don Lake, Laguna Sea Dwellers, and NAUI Worldwide, and these four are a good example of the cross-section of divers that step up to support our Chamber. Jim & Don are both individuals in the LA area who want to make sure the Chamber stays strong. Laguna Sea Dwellers in an orange County dive club whose members will hopefully never need the Chamber but who want to make sure it's there if they do. And NAUI Worldwide is a leading national training agency.

We also got a bronze-level donation from Bonnie Cardone in memory of Roger Hess, the "father" of Chamber Day, and who died a short while ago. We will be honoring Roger's memory this year in the form of Challenge donations (you can make the designation on-line or just call or e-mail us) and we'll be having a slide show tribute to him at Chamber Evening.

Our next waypoint looks like $40,000. but we can't get there without you. I know a lot of you like to wait until the last minute as the pace of the event picks up and since we're only twelve days, I'd say we're there. So how about it? Who will go to our website (www.chamberday.org), make an on-line donation, and give us a push towards $40,000?

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - $36,790 total (Updated 4/20/12 @ 8AM - last updated 4/15)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.
Donations made in memory of Roger Hess have (RH) after the donor's name

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

Gold ($1,000 - 4,999)
* PCH Scuba
Robert Wagner
Pacific Wilderness
Ken Kurtis & Laurie Kasper (RH)
Beach Cities Scuba
Sport Chalet
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
* Jim Krasne
* Don Lake
* Laguna Sea Dwellers
* NAUI Worldwide
Rebecca Jackrel
Ocean Adventures
Robin McMunn
Angi Burkard & Conoco-Phillips
Eo Ong & the Burbank Dive Club
Karl Huggins
Susy Horowitz

Bronze ($100-499)
* Bonnie Cardone (RH)
* Christine Rybak
* Conoco-Phillips matching grant
* Mark Windham
Barbara Allen (RH)
Erin O'Neill (RH)
Kathleen & Scott Howden (RH)
Roy & Linda Houston
Barnacle Busters dive club
Marybeth Guiney
Sole Searchers dive club
Carol Yin
Dan Orr
Gary Sanders
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Russell Burt
Michael & Minnie Zeigler
Derek Smith
In memory of Mike LaPrade
J. Quinn Ruddick
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Stuart Berryhill
Cindy Shaw & Patrick Smith
Michael Faust
Leslie Holtman
Danny Peters
Joe Takahashi (RH)
Jerry Nickelsburg
Claudette Dorsey
Kevin Augarten
Joel Geldin
Stephen Benavides
Dana Rodda
Dr. Allen Dekelboum

Other (under $100)
Michael Harvey (RH)
Lisa Rom
Patrick Harris
In memory of Shannon Terese Roys
Walt Schob

Ken Kurtis (Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2012)
& the entire Chamber Day 2012 Committee

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