Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

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Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby jarkko » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:49 pm

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Update on September 22:

Hi All,
we are still getting emails from people who have now found our project and want to participate.

Leonard got our Birthday greeting yesterday, with all the names we had at that moment.
All names, including the latecomers, will be printed in the photo book next summer.

I am abroad with my clients and will be back home on Thursday.
We will keep the PayPal and bank accounts open until that,
so if there is any who'd love to participate so just go ahead.
After Thursday we are going to close the accounts.

Right now we have collected 18,700 eur from 343 contributors.
This means that with the extra money we will be able to support two or three
social and cultural projects on the island.

Dear Friends,

We wish to thank all of you who made pledges to the bench project. Your efforts confirmed for us that this is a viable project which is enthusiastically supported by our Forum members and friends. Consequently, we are happy to announce the official start to our fund raising campaign.

We have prepared a project page entitled "Honouring Leonard on his 80th Birthday":

http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/hydra80th.html

This webpage fully explains Leonard's connection to Hydra, why that connection is relevant today, and how our bench project honours Leonard and his connection to Hydra. It was primarily prepared to explain the project to those who have not been following the development of the bench project on the Forum or who aren't as avid fans of Leonard as we are. However, the page also sets forth all the terms of the project and fundraising. We would encourage everyone to read through the page and become fully informed.

Below are the details you will need to know to make your contribution to the bench project. Contributions can be made through September 21, 2014. If on that date, we still have not reached our goal of 10,000 EUR, we will continue to accept contributions until the goal is achieved.

We look forward to receiving your donations and to celebrating with you the success of this project and the joy in presenting it to Leonard.

Jarkko & Marie

HOW TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT:

If you would like to contribute to the bench construction, donations can be sent in the following ways:

From anywhere in the world:

through PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online
using the email address of Bookings@leonardcoheneventdublin.com
(see note 3 below)
Enter the amount you want to pay - if possible, please pay in eur
Select "(Send money to) friend", then "Log in" if you have PayPal account, or "Sign in" to open one if you haven't
Don't forget to write your name, city, country and email address in the "Message" box!

From a country within the European Monetary Union:

Please pay to our IBAN bank account with the following details:

Payee: Leonard Cohen Event Dublin 2014, 2nd Floor, 139 Baggot Street Lwr, Dublin 2, Ireland
(See note 3 below)
BANK: Permanent TSB, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
SWIFT/BIC: IPBSIE2D
IBAN: IE22IPBS99061022100676
Don't forget to write your name, city, country and email address in the "Message" box!
If your bank doesn't allow a @ in the text field, replace it with -at-

From Canada:

If you prefer to make a donation through a personal check, Kim Solez, creator of Cohenights and organizer of the 2016 International Cohen Event (N. America), will kindly receive and process your check. Make your check payable to Cohenights Arts Society and send to:
Kim Solez, M.D.
Cohenights Arts Society
8711 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2A9
Canada

Don't forget to send your name, city, country and email address with the check!
If you have any questions about this process in Canada, contact Kim Solez at Kim.Solez@UAlberta.CA.

From USA:

If you prefer to make a donation through a personal check, Dick Straub, organizer of the successful campaign to place the plaque at the Chelsea Hotel, will kindly receive and process your check. Make your check payable to R. A. Straub and send to:
Dick Straub
16 Yorke Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
USA
If possible, write "LC 80" in the memo field of your check.
Don't forget to send your name, city, country and email address with the check!
Dick will acknowledge receipt via email.
If you have any questions about this process in the US, contact Dick Straub at rstraub@att.net.

Participants of our Dublin Event:

Those of you who are going to participate in our Leonard Cohen Event in Dublin in August, may also give their contribution in cash at the reception desk. We will have a list to sign and to give all the necessary information. We would prefer eur, but will accept other convertible currencies as well.


Notes:
1) From outside North America we cannot accept any checks.
2) Credit card owners are asked to use PayPal.
3) To collect the contributions, we are making use of the PayPal and Bank accounts of The Leonard Cohen Event in Dublin (August 2014) to avoid opening new accounts. Both projects are kept totally separate. At the end of our bench project the final financial reports will be checked by a chartered accountant, and the financial statements will be available to contributors who want to see them.
4) To guarantee the success of our project, a recommended minimum contribution is 25 eur ($33.50 usd, $36 can). However, if this is beyond your financial resources, any amounts will be appreciated.
5) With your payment, please provide your name, city, country, and email address. This is important regardless of the method you’ll use.
6) Let us know if you don’t want to show your name in the list of participants; the list will be given to Leonard and printed in the photo book. (Only name and country will be shown, not any amounts)

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby jarkko » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:49 pm

The first contributions received through PayPal!
Please remember to give your name, city, country and email address in the "Message" box of PayPal,
or enter the same information to the Message box of your online bank,
or include the details on paper with your check to Kim or Dick!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby tinderella » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Just double checking that email... it has the dublinevent in it? Just seems strange address when its nothing to do with Dublin

Marie: Thanks for asking. Here is the explanation from #3 in the Notes section above:
"3) To collect the contributions, we are making use of the PayPal and Bank accounts of The Leonard Cohen Event in Dublin (August 2014) to avoid opening new accounts. Both projects are kept totally separate. At the end of our bench project the final financial reports will be checked by a chartered accountant, and the financial statements will be available to contributors who want to see them."
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby UrPal » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:23 pm

See numbered point 3 in the small print of Jarkko's announcement above.....or, in an alternative universe, mine's a pint (of Guinness).
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Caren » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:30 pm

Thank you Jarkko. All sent and done.

All the best from Berlin
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby tinderella » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:48 pm

Cheers UrPal, I didn't read the small print, not been on the Forum for a while
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Cheshire gal » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Check in the mail to Dick. Thank you.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Kiwi56 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:15 pm

Done :D
Thank you for your great work !!!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby martali » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:55 pm

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Done with a great pleasure :D

Thank you so much dear Jarkko, Marie and all Friends contributing their great work & skills to make this happen :!:

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby coolfadda » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:47 pm

Great idea.. thanks to Caren for the heads up.. I haven't logged on here for some time. Will lodge a donation on Thursday.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby leonardmtl » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:05 am

Many thanks to all the the Forum members who gave life to this bench project, enabling us to memorialize our appreciation for Leonard's work.

Pledge fulfilled!

Leonard from Montreal
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby reneny3 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:47 am

Sent and got confirmation.
Good luck with the project and thanks for your hard work!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:24 am

Done!!!
Thank you for the hard work and all people involved.
It was a priviledge to visit the "place" in June, it is a wonderful project!
Looking forward to sitting looking over the sunset!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby regensburg » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:13 am

It is done, very happy and proud to be part of it.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby WiTS » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:33 am

Paypal sent and confirmation received. Pleasure to contribute.
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