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Ways To Help Wildlife => HEGPS Fundraisers => Topic started by: MoJo on September 16, 2013, 08:16:39 PM

Title: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 16, 2013, 08:16:39 PM
With the encouragement of our supporters, HEGPS is holding its first major fundraiser.  After 17 months of non-stop operation, our cam is in need of immediate and extensive maintenance.  

We noticed that the cam had an unusual amount of condensation on the inside of the dome. The technical experts at Securco, the company that installed the camera system, think that this is due to the unusually rainy and humid weather on Hornby Island over the past few weeks. They recommend taking the camera down from the tree, removing the dome and allowing the camera to dry overnight. The next day the Securco technician will inspect, clean, and make any necessary repairs such as replacing the gasket, then reseal the dome before the cam is replaced in the tree.

It will be expensive to have Whiskey Jack Tree Services do two 3-man climbs (over two days) and the Securco tech travel from Vancouver Island to Hornby, but there is no doubt that we want to keep observing Mom and Dad in their nest and territory so will pay for these necessary services.

Initial estimates suggest a cost of $5000, so we are asking for some help from Mom & Dad's friends to cover current and future expenses. Our goal is to raise $9000 by the end of September to cover the immediate cam repair and replenish the cam maintenance account.  Please help us reach our goal so we can all continue to watch our beloved Mom & Dad!!

Click here to help:  http://hornbyeagles.com/support.htm (http://hornbyeagles.com/support.htm) and check back periodically to follow our progress!



(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_1.jpg)
(as of 9/13/13)




Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 17, 2013, 10:12:49 AM
Latest update on our progress!  (We've reached the top of Mom's head!)


(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_2.jpg)
(as of 9/16/13)
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 18, 2013, 01:08:12 PM
Still moving up; we've reached the next branch!!


(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_3.jpg)
(as of 9/17/13)
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: linused on September 18, 2013, 05:38:52 PM
I love this fundmeter,  the photo of Mom and Dad is perfect, it will go up up up
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 20, 2013, 12:49:20 PM
The red line didn't move this time, but the amount went up!!


(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_4.jpg)
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: auroradawn on September 20, 2013, 01:19:55 PM
Super!!!!! 
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: Cawatcher on September 20, 2013, 01:34:05 PM
Limb by limb next goal Dad  :eclove
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 24, 2013, 05:47:39 PM
Almost halfway, and heading for Dad's tail; look out Dad!


(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_5.jpg)
(as of 9/22/13)
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 24, 2013, 05:48:03 PM
Attention Hornby Eagle Cam Supporters!

HEGPS has received a very generous offer!  One of our loyal followers has offered to match donations up to $1,000 between now and the end of our fundraising period (September 30, 2013) in the hopes of continuing the thermometer's upward rise.

This fan wishes to remain anonymous; as Anne Morrow Lindbergh said, “To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.”

HEGPS is very grateful to this anonymous donor, and to all of our Hornby fans who have helped us continue to bring Mom & Dad Hornby to all of you.  To all of our supporters, we offer up this lovely proverb:  “If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.” :heart  So many of you have given us support in so many ways; and for that we will always be grateful.

~~Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 25, 2013, 06:10:16 PM
Wowweeee!!  In two days we reached and surpassed the bottom of Dad's tail!


(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_6.jpg)
(as of 9/24/13)


Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 25, 2013, 09:50:13 PM
Wonderful!!    :thumbup:
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MaggiesMom on September 26, 2013, 04:56:56 PM
well, where have you been Tigerlady!  haven't seen you in ages!  this fundraiser - and the auction - have been fabulous!
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: NancyM on September 28, 2013, 11:56:27 AM
The temperature is rising!   We are more than 2/3 there, thanks to Hornby Eagle supporters!



(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_7.jpg)
(as of 27 Sep 2013)
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2013, 11:59:07 AM
 
Woooooohooooooooo!
Thank you for your help EVERYone!

 :woohoo


Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: auroradawn on September 28, 2013, 12:15:11 PM
 :hooray and  :ty everyone for the great support.
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: typoscount2 on September 28, 2013, 12:25:47 PM

 :chick just a couple more days, this is wonderful
 
 
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: Donnae on September 28, 2013, 01:59:35 PM
FANTASTIC...... thanks to all for your support!!!!
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: BBE on September 28, 2013, 04:15:05 PM
Great news and many thanks to all. :ecsmile
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: luvthebirds on September 28, 2013, 11:18:54 PM
Thank you everyone for your support.  Mom and Dad :eclove will be delighted to continue to be cam stars and feel  how much they are loved when they return!   :ecwink
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: typoscount2 on September 29, 2013, 08:55:43 PM
Wonder ful news ,

the $1000.00 dollar  match of funds was reached sunday evening bringing our total donations several steps closer to  the goal of $9000.00

and then
 
we had another generous Anonymous offer to match funds up to and including another $500.00
our supporters have already put a good bite into that match fund challenge as well.
 
as the  tallys are  confirmed , the thermometer will reflect all these donations


the support from everyone has been so heart felt and  appreciated
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: BBE on September 30, 2013, 12:02:18 AM
Such a generous group of eagle lovers / viewers.  Bless you all. So many people will be so grateful that hopefully Mom and Dad Hornby will be seen for another season.

 :grouphug
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 30, 2013, 06:04:42 AM


Such wonderful news!!  Time to push Mom and Dad off that thermometer and send them flying home!!
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on September 30, 2013, 12:34:50 PM
:woohoo2 :yeah
As of last night!  We're sooooo close!



(http://hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_8.jpg)
(as of 9/29/13, 11:59 p.m. EST)
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: BBE on September 30, 2013, 03:31:39 PM
   :ty     :socool
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: MoJo on October 02, 2013, 04:12:01 PM
Wow!  We not only met but EXCEEDED our goal! :hooray


(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/tmeter_1OCT.jpg)
(as of 10/1/13)

We are very grateful to all of our incredible supporters who helped us explode that thermometer!
   :hearts2

Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: OpieK on October 02, 2013, 05:57:19 PM
Hooray, hooray!!!!
Title: Re: HEGPS September 2013 - Cam Repair & Maintenance Fundraiser
Post by: BBE on October 02, 2013, 06:04:52 PM
 :abra  :hooray

Such wonderful news. Thanks to all who helped this happen   :wub