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Re: hort.net fund

It's kind of hard to put a value on hort.net because it's a personal decision and there are no clear "membership" levels or other sign posts to help. I've decided, however, to add CHAT to my monthly bill-pay list. But I have not decided how much per month I should kick in.

I'm not sure that the amount of the monthly donation is as important as the fact of the monthly donation--$10 a month, for example--is better than $120 once a year.

The best way to make donations is to have your bank send Chris a check. Bank of America does this for me. There are no surcharges--either to Chris or myself--unlike American Express or PayPal and similar clogs in the pipeline.

If your bank does not offer FREE internet banking, you might want to cast about and find one that does. I haven't written a paper check in 5 years--nor have I been ripped off.

On Friday, January 16, 2004, at 01:08 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

Have you noticed the hort.net fund recently? It looks like we've met the
first goal! $2102.08. That wasn't so hard now was it, Chris? I think
from time to time, like when we recieve our tax refunds, we should
consider contributing a little more so we can reach some of the next
goals. Chris, don't be shy about reminding us periodically. We tend to
forget and a reminder at the very bottom of the message doesn't always
get noticed.

"To continue operating, hort.net needs about $2000 per year. If we raise
$10,000 we will have enough to keep hort.net operating for another five
years if Mallorn maintains the same level of income. If we raise $15,000
we will be able to upgrade our server hardware to add new services,
speed up the site, and fix equipment as it breaks or becomes outdated.
If we raise $20,000 or more we could add extra servers."

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10

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