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#1007655 - 03/19/18 01:01 AM 2018 Board Donor List  
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Our much loved BMWST.com is a member-supported website. We allow no banner ads. No click-through ads. No ads popping up in the middle of your threads or posts. No word links interfering with what you type. Nobody pays this site to interfere with your enjoyment of it. It means we have to fund this website through donations, but we like it this way and we want to keep it this way.

This past year, we transitioned to a new hosting company, when our old hosting company's fees simply skyrocketed. And that, along with a complete software upgrade, have been working very well. Still, we do have to pay monthly hosting fees to that company every month. Plus there are a number of smaller expenses we incur each year.

This being the March/April window, it's time once again to ask for donations. Everyone should be proud of the fact that all this is made possible by the generous donations of you and your fellow members, who give and whose donations keep this place going, year after year.

So, . . .
• If you have gained knowledge from your participation here
• If someone in the Classified section had the used bike you wanted, or accessories you were looking for
• Or if you have sold something in Classifieds that you no longer need
• If you've participated in discussions or just read about accessories you're interested in and that's helped you make a more-informed money-saving purchase from the right vendor
• If you've learned how to do some of your own service/repair work
• If you've simply made new friends to share your riding experiences with and with whom to enjoy new rides, etc. . .

• . . .and if you would like to support the BMWSportTouring.com community, please PayPal your donation to: BMWST.com@gmail.com.

People do email us and ask how much is appropriate. We can't give an amount because "appropriate" is a personal decision. But we'll let you know that the range usually runs from as high as $100, to a low of about $20. Whatever you feel you can give, however much this place means to you, let that be your guide. As you can see, we don't publish amounts and there is no judgment. A Donating Member is a Donating Member, and each one of you should be very proud of the part you play.

If you send via PayPal, please make it a "Gift" so that PayPal doesn't take their usual sales transaction fee. And if you don't use PayPal, please contact us at the same email above, and we'll give you instructions on where you can send your check.

So far, the following members have made a 2018 donation to support the BMWST.com website and this community of riders and friends.


Bud Meade. . .
(once in Jan, and twice more now)
John Hight
Jack Gurley
Chris Merritt
Chris Kinney
John Komidar
William Whatley
Randal Shields
Roger McKim
Douglas Baliko
John Zaborsky
John Ranalletta
Brian Hagen
Mitchell Patrie
John Betit
Paul Stewart
Chris Olson
Stephen Schwab
Paul Dennis
Richard Elarde
Bill Hall
Thor Andersen
Larry Kraus
John Heckenlaible
Michael Larson
Lester Vermiere
Ronnie Anderson
Jim Gullen
Sundog Systems
FSAddon Publishing
Bradley Smith
Robert Stevens
Leland Hopper
Randy Rabalais
Scott Miller
Lynn Kanable
Burton Jones
David Cantin
Michael Stock
Kenneth Crosby
Doug Hopwood
Padej Gajajiva
Donald Renshaw
John Herbert
Mark R. Bonar
Ron Barthelme
John Frick
Michael Cassidy
Michael Barksdale
Michael McKennedy
Original Grip Buddies
Jay Schillinger
WERKS Parts LLC
Michael Greiff
Fred Hoyt
Eric Schneeweis
John Meyer
Wayne Hemzacek
Robert Benitez
Randy Etheridge
Rand Coburn
James Kirkendall
Robert Smyth
Ed Apelian
James Campbell
Todd Johnson
Peter Shimm
Nicholas Hromyak
Thomas Chadwick
Alfred Torres
Mark Mayhew
Bernhard Echt
Some guy in Florida
Charlie Coyner
Bob Watkins
Thomas Spiering
Thomas Adamo
John Gregory
Kevin M. Davis


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1007695 - 03/19/18 10:15 PM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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Our 2018 Fund raising has begun, and the donors for this year are listed above. I'll let everyone know when we reach 50% of goal, and then we'll count down from there.

Thank you to those who've already donated, and to those who will.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1007848 - 03/22/18 06:13 AM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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Names are being added to our 2018 Donor List every day. We're not quite at 50% of our fundraising goals for the website for the year, but it's within sight. Thank you to everyone for their ongoing efforts and donations.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1007994 - 03/24/18 03:17 AM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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As of 8PM PST on March 23, we're past the half way point to our goal. In fact, if I round up a little, we're at 55%. And remember, we started this on the 18th, so this is just 6 days.

BMWST.com MEMBERS ARE AMAZING !!!!!!!

Thank you. And let's keep it going.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1008119 - 03/25/18 07:28 PM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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What a jump! As of Noon on Sunday, 3/25 we're at 70% of goal!

THANK YOU everyone for your support. It looks like we're well on our way to meeting the board's needs for 2018!


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1008309 - 03/27/18 11:03 PM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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We're getting closer, but in smaller chunks. As of 4PM on Tuesday, 3/27, we're at 73% of goal.

Midweek donation jumps are rarely big. Let's see what the next day brings.

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Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1008862 - 04/04/18 04:32 AM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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Apologies to all. Long story, short. I've left SoCal and have relocated to Montrose, Colorado. Bought a house here to retire to back in 2005. Put tenants in it all these years. Now that I've retired, I've moved here. The problem? While the internet here is supposed to be fantastic (fiber optic with speeds up to 1Gig), there's a longer wait than I'd anticipated. Like I won't get mine until April 16. So updates on the fundraising have fallen behind. I've got a house and a garage full of boxes, a house that needs a thorough cleaning (yes, the last tenants are paying for it), and all I can do is hotspot off my phone. It works, but it's not the same.

I've looked at all of the latest donations, and without crunching the exact numbers, I'm betting we're in the high 80's or low 90's as a percentage of goal. So it's happening and we'll soon make it, even without the daily summary.

Thank you all. I'll check back in a couple of days and when I've got everything up and working, all of you who have recently donated will be added to the Donor List.

Oh, and if any of you are good at unpacking and setting up a house to be functional, please stay away. Why should anyone ruin my current state of benign madness.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1008993 - 04/06/18 04:54 AM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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I believe tonight's update now includes all donor names to date. In total, we're at 94% of goal. With any luck, we'll hit our goal over this coming weekend.

A huge THANK YOU to those who've gotten us this far, and another for those who will soon put us over the top.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1009528 - 04/14/18 12:53 PM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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All donations have been updated and we're at 98.2% of goal. I'm sure a few more will trickle in and that will put us over, probably over the weekend.

Again, a BIG Thank You to all. We are a very special place, and it is all of you who make it this way. We're just a tick away from being able to carry on for this next fiscal year (Apr/Apr).

--FB


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1009559 - 04/15/18 04:27 AM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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Saturday night and 98.9% of goal. I believe we still have a few more donations that maybe heading our way and that we'll clear the 100% mark by the end of the weekend.

Let's do it!

--FB


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#1009576 - 04/15/18 05:24 PM Re: 2018 Board Donor List [Re: EffBee]  
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WE MADE IT!!!!! We've reached our donation goal and are set for April 2018 through April 2019. beer

A great big thank you to everyone. This now starts the 20th year of this website, and of being completely self sufficient, of accepting NO advertising, and of members supporting this community both by offering and sharing their knowledge and skills, as well as supporting each other with your donations so we can stay online.

A round of applause to you all for a job well done. clap clap clap


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
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