CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2017 - UPDATE #5 - $18,985 (posted 4/14 - last updated 4/10)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 14, 2017 at 20:49:31:

We are SOOOOO close to $20,000. (And if you're wondering, we're also now a little behind where we were on this same date last year.) But we've still got some folks we want to thank because they helped us get here.

First up is returning Gold-level donor Antelope Valley Desert Divers. The Chamber can be especially valuable to them because to drive home, they have to go through mountain passes (aka going to altitude post-dive) that can further complicate things. We also want to thank regular Silver-level donor Rex Uber who also made an additional $100 contribution in memory of Captain Tom Binkley. And you'll note that we've got dive clubs and other individuals at the Bronze level. So while we really appreciate the larger contributions, the $100 ones really add up as well. And when we say every donation matters to us, we mean it.

Don't lose sight of the fact that our Chamber relies on the diving community to fund over 50% of the annual operating cost. Most of that is raised through Chamber Day & Eve which is why we put such a hard push on at this time of the year. Your participation and contributions are vitally important to the financial health of our Chamber. And while you may think you'll never need our Chamber, you'll be quite thankful it's there if your underlying assumption is wrong.

Even if you personally don't dive in SoCal waters anymore, you should still support our Chamber because of not only the help it may provide your friends who still dive SoCal, but also because the information and treatment techniques we have at our Chamber are shared with other chambers around the world. So you could be in Yap and indirectly be benefiting from work done at Catalina.

We are tantalizingly close to $20,000. We need YOU - right now - to help push us beyond that mark and on our way to $25,000 So come on!!! So who's next??? Who will help get us there???

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2017 - $18,985 total (Updated 4/14/2017 @ 8:30PM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Michael Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Antelope Valley Desert Divers
South Orange County Dive Club
Maja Vrvilo
Beach Cities Scuba
John Delaney
Cynthia Yonker (& EJ Gallo match)
Pacific Wilderness
Andy Pilmanis

Silver ($500-999)
* Rex Uber
Susy Horowitz
James Whipple
In memory of Dr. Lee Somers (from Karl Huggins)
Don Lake

Bronze ($100-499)
* Bob & Laura Mosqueda
* Stuart Berryhill
* Raymond Keil
* Douglas Dive Club
* In memory of Tom Binkley (from Rex Uber)
* Diane Witmer
* Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Dive Club
Roy Houston
Larry Thompson
Annette Lohman
In memory of Daniel Wright, Da Boy (from Robin Wright)
In memory of Tom Binkley (from Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Bob Hagedorn (from Susy Horowitz)
Gary Sanders
Roeland Papen
Douglas Dive Club
Debbie Huh
Rebekah Halpern
Laurie Kasper
Mike Faust
Stephen Benavides
Cindy Shaw & Patrick Smith
Margaret Donat
Dana Rodda
JJ Gibbons
Markus Self
Michael Wynd

Other (less than $100)
* Brock Dewey
Debbie Rubin
Jim Whyte

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2017
& the entire Chamber Day 2017 Committee

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