Pledge drive, re-send w/o personal note to Carl!

zoran zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 21 22:38:54 PST 2009


already done.you are day late and dollar short :)


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
775-786-4881
www.twfracing.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randy Grein" <randygrein at comcast.net>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: Pledge drive, re-send w/o personal note to Carl!


> OK everyone, Carl does this once a year. He doesn't charge us, but 
> consider that he does provide us a solid, spam-free service (unlike  Yahoo 
> or Google). Dust out your wallet if you feel motivated...
>
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
> Micapeak SV list admin
>
> On Jan 21, 2009, at 8:48 AM, H Marc Lewis wrote:
>
>> Once each year I solicit contributions for the upkeep of micapeak.com
>> (which powers this mailing list, assorted Web sites and other  services).
>> It's that time!
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Contributions (in US dollars) can be made in two ways.
>> The less-desirable method is to send your check to:
>>
>>    H M Lewis (micapeak.com)
>>    PO Box 14755
>>    Spokane, WA 99214
>>    USA
>>
>> The PREFERRED WAY is to use PayPal (http://www.paypal.com)
>> to make your donation directly to: marcl at micapeak.com
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> That's the request.  Now, if you're still with me, I'll be a little  bit
>> more verbose, and tell you why Carl and I would very much appreciate 
>> your
>> contribution.
>>
>> In January, 2008 we moved micapeak.com, wetleather.com, r1200gs.info,
>> fjr1300.info, and all our 80-odd motorcycle mailing lists to a very
>> high-tech, state-of-the-art regional data center in Liberty Lake,  WA, 
>> USA.
>> Although they erroneously billed us for $1700 worth of excess  bandwidth
>> during the year, we got that straightened out a few weeks ago and it 
>> looks
>> like we will keep them as our hosting site.  Regarding system 
>> availability
>> and up-time they were excellent!
>>
>> As for the cost -- I used to say that in spite of not having (or 
>> wanting!)
>> a day job, I could still cover the expenses completely out of my own 
>> pocket
>> if necessary.  Due to my retirement savings declining in value by  50% 
>> last
>> year, that's no longer true if I want to maintain and ride my 
>> motorcycles.
>> Which I very much want to do!  :-)
>>
>> Fortunately, Carl and I know that some of the folks for whom this 
>> mailing
>> list is an important part of daily life are willing to show their
>> appreciation with a modest donation.  We encourage you to think  about 
>> how
>> much time you spend each day following this list, or using  micapeak's 
>> other
>> resources. If it seems worthwhile to you, then please consider 
>> contributing
>> something.
>>
>> Carl and I will continue to operate the mailing lists, micapeak.com  and
>> other Websites for the foreseeable future (we even have sections in  our
>> wills to make sure the online stuff survives us).  There is no
>> obligation to contribute anything on your part and you'll continue to
>> get the email and Webpages we serve for free.  But we'd appreciate  it if
>> you'd help out...
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>> --hmarc
>>
>>
>> SPECIAL NOTE:
>>
>> Let's not make this a topic of discussion on the mailing list, OK?
>> Contribute or don't, as it suits you, but we have neither the time nor
>> the energy to discuss the subject further than what you see above.
>> And we're sure your fellow subscribers would rather not have the list
>> itself cluttered with more than this notice on the subject.
>> Thanks!
>>
>> (BTW -- I'll post this message just once more in about two weeks).
> 



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