[NRVR-Members] VERY IMPORTANT - NRVR Needs Serious Help To Keep Our Trailer

Thomas Tweeks Weeks tom at theweeks.org
Tue Aug 21 23:11:30 CDT 2018

Hey all.. 
On behalf of all the NRVR officers.. I just want to say that the outpouring of support in this little trailer crisis has really been inspiring. Pete tells me we have collected almost enough of the pledges to hopefully write the check and take ownership of the trailer & title this weekend (we hope). If ALL the pledges come through (by the quoted "pay by dates"), later next month we might even be back in the black on our account and be able to REALLY make it ours by getting the custom vinyl NRVR trailer logos we've been sitting on for the last 3 years (because we couldn't afford them. :)
We're still just a little short to write he big check for the trailer right now.. (I think 2/3 of the pledges have been fulfilled if what Pete tells me is still accurate (he's our Secretary, Treasurer and has been tracking it all)).   All this to say, if any of you who filled out the pledge form are able/willing to connect with Pete before this weekend so no one has to to "extend personal credit" to make this happen.. that would be ideal.  Pete says we're very close to being there.  And with Jordan's help with the square payment system.. Pete can now securely process credit cards (via a square URL that Pete can provide you).  
Anyway, I'm humbled at the outpouring of you all.. and encouraged that it looks like we might actually be able to pull this off this week (if Pete gets a couple more of those pledges in and doing so doesn't put our account in the red).  
Thanks again all for helping make this a reality.
For those who missed all the drama.. read the details below.. 
Man.. what a year..
& the NRVR Officers
On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:30pm, "Thomas Tweeks Weeks" <tom at theweeks.org> said:

Hey folks..

I have some stressful news about our club trailer (or the trailer we've been using these past few years).
In short, the owner of our launch gear trailer needs to sell it and has asked us to either purchase it (for $1,875) or remove all our launch gear and hand him the keys by the end of the month.
We need a remaining $1,075 to buy the trailer from the current owner
The club has $275 from the treasury, and two members have already pledged another $500, bringing the outstanding purchase amount down to $1,075. 
If you think you can help, then...

Please fill out the [ Pledge form URL ]( http://www.tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-form ) by Sunday 8/19 if you pitch in: 
(pledged payments to our Treasurer can be stretched out until Sept 31st)
If you can help by pledging a one time donation (link here [ www.tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-form ]( http://www.tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-form ) ), then please fill out the pledge form ASAP (by 8/19) so that we will know if we can accomplish this trailer purchase, or need to begin making alternate plans for vacating our gear and plans for how we manage putting on launches.
We're hoping that if just a few members can help with, say, donate the amount we each might spend on a medium sized M motor.. then along with a few smaller donations, we think we can pull it off and the trailer will be ours, free and clear.

PLEASE DO NOT send us any funds yet. We don't want any money until we know whether we can break that outstanding $1,075 threshold or not. Just [ fill out this pledge form (www.tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-form) ]( http://www.tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-form )  with the amount you can help with, your contact info (or anonymized with an alternate phone# so the treasurer can connect with you) as well as and "Can Pay By" date and we'll keep you in the loop. That will at least give us a snapshot of where we are so that we can plan accordingly. But please, decide and answer pronto (if you can help).
If this all sounds crazy and you want more info on our situation and some backstory of the trailer and all the details of what we're planning, please review them here: [ https://tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-details ]( https://tinyurl.com/nrvr-trailer-details ) 
Please send any related questions or hate mail to officers(at)nrvr.org.
Thanks for your attention, and consideration in this critical club matter.
& Officers of NRVR
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