Playground fundraising update

Hi all!
This message is, first, to welcome and thank several people who at the movie night indicated their willingness to contribute to the playground effort – bless their hearts! A huge round of applause to Tania (of G Whillikers fame), Karla, Seline, Margaret, and Karin. We very much appreciate you taking the bold move of sharing your names and contact information… You’ll be hearing more from this group! Our gang, now officially known as “Pleasant Park Plays” is a keener bunch of busy folks who each find our own ways during our variously crazy lives to give to this project.
Second, I’d like to remind/inform you about our next Pleasant Park Plays committee meeting, this Tuesday night, May 8th, 6:30-8:00. Our resourceful friend Sara has kindly booked  the Keystone room at United Way Ottawa, 363 Coventry Rd for this meeting. Tania, Karla, Seline, Margaret, and Karen, you are cordially invited to join us – however, if for whatever reason it doesn’t work for you, no problem – I can fill you in on details later. Anyone unable to come, please let me know if you have thoughts/comments related to any of the agenda items below that you’d like brought forward on Tues.
On the agenda so far are the following:
1. Approval of revised donation forms and FAQ (Cecilia)
2. Updated work plan – includes publicity for the BBQ, movie night promotion, attending kindergarten information night, education week May 8-9 (sandwich boards)
3. Donor spreadsheet – names of businesses – please bring names of suggested businesses to solicit for donations
4. Permission form for photos at events – keep copies on hand
5. Thermometer update…. $8699 in April 2012 + $1200 from Wal-Mart + $1000 from movie night + $100 from G Whillikers Easter week fundraiser = $10,799!
6. Other fundraising opportunities – essay contest at Landscape Structures/ABC Recreation on inclusive playgrounds ($15-50K in equipment). Others?
7. Playground design – I am hoping to get the second set of design proposals/quotes I promised a month ago, and hope to have them by Tuesday!
8. Other updates (e.g., publicity)?

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