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Old 08.04.2008, 12:16
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"English Forum Events" - 2008 Announcement

Dear EFrs

Mark had a dream… to create a community among expats living in Switzerland. He dedicated a platform to exchange ideas and provide resources for those new to the rules and regulations of our new home. It was this dream which gave birth to the English Forum. As the English Forum grew in popularity he was often approached by companies wishing to advertise. Although this would have taken the financial burden off Mark, he declined as he did not want to compromise the integrity of this forum. He wanted a “non-commercial” site, where opinions could be expressed freely and advice would not appear “encouraged” by some corporation.

Your generosity in donations and support of the fund-raiser event only shows how much we all want to keep the forum going. In this spirit, I have decided to set up “English Forum Events” whose goal it will be to organise events to raise funds for the English forum.

For those of you new to the forum, or who did not meet Mark, I was his fiancée and I lived through his trials and tribulations in starting the forum, as well as his joy as this community grew. As executor ad interim of the forum, I am taking this step to support the forum and our moderators who give their time tirelessly for us.

I hope that you will join us in continuing to support this forum. Not only through attendance online and at of any event which entices you, but also with your skills and ideas that you may wish to contribute.

Thank you!
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Old 08.04.2008, 12:19
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

The disney bike, and pram is being collected on saturday so that comes to 240frcs so as i promised i will be giving half so 120frcs heading your way shortley
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Old 08.04.2008, 12:36
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

So, who exactly is in charge of all the "Forum Donations" and is there any sort of plan or anything about how these donations will be used/distributed/ etc?
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Old 08.04.2008, 12:46
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So, who exactly is in charge of all the "Forum Donations" and is there any sort of plan or anything about how these donations will be used/distributed/ etc?
That has been discussed in this thread: Fund Raising Policy of The Forum

BTW, for those who are curious, my time has always been donated. As is the case with everyone else running the forum (mods, admins).
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Old 08.04.2008, 16:12
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

I'm just posting here to get thanks and reputation as Greg's all-nighter has boosted his ego too much

The donations are currently sitting in a pot and will be used for the forum. Thank you again if you have donated - it's not beer money, it's forum money.

Now here's the skinny.... Lynn is effectively heading the steering committee and has slightly more important things to deal with at the moment. Whilst she is trying to take the forum forwards in a direction Mark conceived, she also has many, many other things to deal with at the moment.

The server is up and the hosting is being paid and the amount donated is allowing Lynn time to grieve and us time to help her with a plan of action.

When we all know, you will know - especially those who donated. I have all of your names and may write to each and every one of you to thank you - after all, the others don't need thanking, right?
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Old 08.04.2008, 16:33
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Many thanks to Lynn and the tireless mods.

As I'm no good at big event-type parties, I just donated a small sum to show my support for the brand-new 'English Forum Events'. Whatever I 'earn' through Commercial threads in EF, I pledge 5 percent of it towards its administrative costs.

Thanks again for this informative, supportive and entertaining forum. Long live our rememberance of Mark and his achievements and dreams.

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Old 08.04.2008, 16:42
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

I would also like to say a very big thankyou to Lynn, and all the mods that work so hard here, and not for money, but from the goodness of all there hearts THANK YOU SO MUCH
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Old 08.04.2008, 17:07
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Ok As mentioned I'm looking for "local" representatives to help coordinate various events... PM me if interested
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Old 08.04.2008, 17:28
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Now's the time to get involved with supporting the Forum!

I know there are plenty of people beyond the big smoke of Zurich who are looking around, wondering where to go, what to do etc.

It's really great to see grassroots events starting to pop up across the country, but if you feel you could arrange another night out; another daytrip along a river; a BBQ; a game of football - whatever interests you - consider contacting Lynn and seeing how through meeting other members in your region and having fun, your fund-raising activity will help build the strength of our online community.

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Old 08.04.2008, 17:34
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Ok anyone fancy coming to my neck of the woods?
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Old 08.04.2008, 22:04
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Ok anyone fancy coming to my neck of the woods?
Just around the corner (of the country) for me... Count me in
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Donated for sale by the Forum at their face value, however you want to dispose of them; two tickets for each of the comedy nights running this month in Zurich, Basel, Lausanne, Geneva. (see commercial calendar) just because...........

Email me the names once they've given you the cash - but only once they actually have, alright!

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Old 09.05.2008, 14:44
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I'll buy the 2 tickets for Zürich.
Will pay through paypal today.
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Now's the time to get involved with supporting the Forum!

I know there are plenty of people beyond the big smoke of Zurich who are looking around, wondering where to go, what to do etc.

It's really great to see grassroots events starting to pop up across the country, but if you feel you could arrange another night out; another daytrip along a river; a BBQ; a game of football - whatever interests you - consider contacting Lynn and seeing how through meeting other members in your region and having fun, your fund-raising activity will help build the strength of our online community.

It doesn't take much: "Build it and they will come"
Yes must get my finger out and organise a Basel event, on one condition.. Lynn and most of Zurich/Zug + St.Gallen's presence is required

(If I can do it in reverse, no excuses )

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Old 09.05.2008, 15:02
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Ok the Zurich tickets are gone, who's going to buy the Basel, Lausanne and Geneva one's. Don't let these go to waste, I've never been to a bad show yet.
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Old 09.05.2008, 15:02
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Sheesh first you hijack my thread and then I don't even get a good old fashioned invite... I am told I must attend and they say chivalry is dead...

Get it organised and I'll head to Basel... which coming from me is huge as I tend to avoid that place...
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Old 11.05.2008, 00:37
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Re: "English Forum Events" - Announcement

Bump bump bumpity bump. Laundry man has offered tickets for shows in Geneva, Zürich Basel and Lausanne. The proceeds of these tickets go to the EF. So any of you out there that like a good laugh and an excellent stand up comedy show, please don't let this opportunity for revenue for the Forum go astray.

Book now through donate, it's easy peasy. You wont regret it.
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