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  • You Chance to Help the HCMA Help You

    What does it take to set up a phone line, prepare and mail a newsletter, maintain a database of member's addresses, maintain a list of HCM qualified medical professionals?

    It takes MONEY!!

    As with any non-profit organization, fund raising is the only method the HCMA has to pay the bills. The annual HCMA Lori Flanigan Memorial Golf Outing is one method we use to raise funds for the operating cost of the organization. The funds raised at the golf outing help support such efforts as maintaining this web site. Without those funds, this web-site would not exist.

    So with that in mind, I would like to remind everyone on this message board about the importance of supporting the upcoming HCMA Golf Outing. We need the help of ALL members and Message Board participants in order to make this golf outing a success.

    A small number of you have come through with some great donations for the golf outing, but we need more of you to do the same. If each person using this web-site sent one prize donation, one sponsorship, signed up one golfer, etc., we would be sure to exceed our expectations this year.

    Keep in mind, although golf related prizes are good, we also more than welcome non-golf related prized. For example, we have received tickets to Disney World and Dorney Park. We also have gift certificates for resturants and chain stores.

    In addition to larger prizes and/or sponsorships, what would also be a real help are some small prizes in quanitites of 150 that we can use as part of the golfer "goodie bags". Examples of some of the items we like to put in the goodie bags are golf tees, golf balls, candy/cookie bars, etc.

    Do you work for a company that has give aways they use for marketing? If so, we would love to help advertise your company by handing out their marketing items!!!!

    The key is to keep the golfers happy and wanting to come back next year. The happier they are, the more they spend on the raffle tickets. The raffle tickets usually account for a large percentage of the fund raising at the golf outing.

    The golf outing is on June 2nd. Less than a month away!

    Appreciate any help you can give us.

    Lynn Perry

    p.s. All prize donations/sponsorships can be mailed to the HCMA office. Sponsorships can be paid for via credit card.

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    Re: You Chance to Help the HCMA Help You

    There is a printed program for the golf outing that may provide a convenient way to contribute for those living a distance from NJ. Folks can do anything from having a name on the "friends list" for $25, up to a $1000 sponsorship. The ranges of sponsorhips and ads are $25, $50, $100, $150, $275, $500, and $1000. There are also package deals for the $275/500/1000 if they also want to golf, that gives them a break on the cost of the golfing. Why not honor someone special with an ad and help the HCMA at the same time! Linda

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      Re: You Chance to Help the HCMA Help You

      Just a reminder to everyone that the HCMA does not have any paid full-time staff. I volunteer all my moderator time, and have worked the booth at two conventions for food and cab fare. Lisa has some part-time help in the office, but otherwise, all this work is done from the heart. Tim Stewart donated a lot of time to putting the old board into this board so that information would not be lost and PorchPuppy Online designed and built this web site from scratch for very little money.

      I know times are tough, but companies love to help out, so even if you think the answer will be "No," find out if your company can donate something, even it is just a small check. Do you subscribe to a magazine? Joining the HCMA costs the same as many magazines these days. Isn't the HCMA worth the cost of a magazine?

      Thanks, from the bottom of our hearts!

      Sarah

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