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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2008, 03:42:53 am »
1. scholarship fund
2. christmas ornament
3. i like the idea of printing out Patrick's story
4. then a massage
5. and a small arrangement of flowers

We have plenty of years ahead to think of gifts. I think the scholarship is most important now.

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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2008, 04:01:52 am »
Donna
the Christmas ornament is Christmas gift...............

We are just preparing Bday now..... 

so your vote was for choice 1 Huh??

Also, flowers are for all the concerts.. and since she will have one on the 12th of Oct. 

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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2008, 04:26:22 am »
I vote for what Donna said
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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2008, 04:37:43 am »
I vote that we give any extra money to the scholarship fund. The marathon is a large donation drive for MNM and that will hopefully be a yearly event.
I don't see the need make additional donations to them throughout the year when we are sooooo very far from our goal for the scholarship.
We can put our focus on MNM when the marathon rolls around each year. We really need help with the scholarship.
Just my opinion.


Just a reality check--We still need almost $17,000.00.



Sara,  I second your motion.   The scholarship is in need of being completed before the end of the year and we need $17 K more.

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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2008, 04:41:58 am »
sally,
does that mean you vote on
Massage and scholarship.......

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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2008, 04:48:39 am »
Yes Holly

Massage   and  Scholarship  for BD.  I will get money to you by 28th or so.   Thanks for all you do Holly, Love You! Also,  can we get a head count on how many for BD gift.  Its about what  $160 Huh? or so  and then  we can all have an idea how much to send you.
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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2008, 04:57:48 am »
sally , just send what you can.... All the money will be used no matter what I get...........  IF we pick option one.. then after the massage all wil go to the scholarship......  So people are just contributing what they can and not a certain amt......


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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2008, 07:26:27 am »

For her birthday, if Patrick is finished his spell binding tale before her birthday, perhaps we could get that printed on nice paper and put into a lovely album and give that to Melinda?  She likes the story, so that might be a nice keepsake for her. 


I am sorry but I don't think this is right.  It is Patrick's story - and I am fine if he wishes to donate it to Melinda in his name - but I don't think it is ours to give to her.

Other than that, I am fine with a small gift for Melinda's birthday + scholarship donations.

Christmas, we started the tradition of a small ornament from the backups - and the discussion we had when we did this was that in 25 years time Melinda would have 25 of them.  So we should continue with that.  I am undecided whether it should just be Scholarship donations or should also be something like the project we did last year - remember she told us that was the gift she enjoyed the most.


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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2008, 10:39:12 am »
I vote for a massage and scholarship donations for her birthday.
I agree with Alan about Patrick's story. That is his to give if he chooses.


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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2008, 04:19:02 pm »
I agree with Alan and Sara about the donation, massage and about Patrick's story.

Holly,  Thanks
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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2008, 04:48:01 pm »
UPDATE.......

SO FAR......

1.... Massage, radar detector, and scholarship money             1 VOTE
2.... Massage, scholarship fund                                           7 VOTES
3.... Any other suggestions?

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REMEMBER TO PM OR EMAIL ME YOUR VOTE IF YOU DONT WANT ANYONE TO SEE IT....   

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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2008, 05:00:38 pm »
OK...Melinda told me that the massages help her to sleep at times when she is having trouble sleeping.  I definitely vote for the MASSAGE.

All other money...in just my opinion...should always go towards what Melinda would want...I truly believe what touches her the most is our continued support of her charities.  The scholarship fund is our current charitable project (MNM will always be) and it is in need of "support" right now.  So, I vote we put all efforts towards her charities.

As a "PO-PO," I can't really condone the radar detector, although I think it is a funny gift.  It is money towards an object/material gift and not what Melinda really values (again, my opinion).

So, PO-PO here votes Massage and Scholarship donations.
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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2008, 05:00:57 pm »
I choose #2 . . .  And I agree with Alan, Sara and Jenn.  If Patrick wants to give Melinda the story, only his name should be on the gift.  He did all the work.


2.... Massage, scholarship fund  


 Thanks

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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2008, 05:03:50 pm »
Maybe we could send her a radar detector box or a fake one as a joke??
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I'll send her a ticket!

(just kidding)


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Re: Plans for Melindas Birthday AND Christmas....
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2008, 05:04:55 pm »
That would be funny!!

 

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