Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

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

Postby regensburg » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:36 pm

I am a little late with my thank you to Marie and Jarkko for the wonderful card and for all the hard work and all the valued information we have received. For all who do not know the value of the amount collected for the bench, it is close to 25.000.00 Dollars, which I a great achievement we all have done. I am so very proud to belong to this Forum. Thank you All, I know that Leonard is very, very happy and he deserves this. Jutta
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Susy » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:22 am

... Many Thanks to Marie and Jarkko for this so beautiful card !
I love it .... Susanne
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Olwen » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:59 pm

jarkko wrote:Many of you have asked to see the card we sent to Leonard on his birthday.

Marie designed the card, and it's uploaded now to http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/80card.pdf(pdf file, 1 MB).
However, the list of names is not included in this public version. There were many who wanted to keep their names private. We promised to give the names to Leonard and print them in the photo book next summer; we would need to ask every donator for additional permission if we wanted to change this.

We are now closing also the PayPal account. The final number of contributors was 366, and we got 19 058.15 eur in total. Excellent outcome of this fine Project!
Wonderful achievement by everyone- well done.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Olwen » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:01 pm

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A beautiful card- thank you.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby Olwen » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:09 pm

jarkko wrote:Putting the names online would be a bit problematic because we didn't ask the contributors for permission to do that.
We only said the names will be sent to Leonard on his birthday (done!) and printed in a photo book which will be made next summer in two copies. One for Leonard. The other one will be deposited at the Hydra Museum where it can be read by visitors.
Right now we have 364 names in the list, and we are pretty close to 19,000 eur.
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Ok, thank you . I understand.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby jongrep » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:52 pm

Is there any news about the bench project? What is the status?
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Postby WiTS » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:32 am

jongrep wrote:Is there any news about the bench project? What is the status?
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby jarkko » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:28 pm

I have received good news from Greece today!

We have now the permissions from the Ministries of Culture and Environment.
Our architect will now finalize the paperwork with the municipality of Hydra.
The work on the bench is about to begin!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby rike » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:34 pm

Dear Jarkko,

I saw this post after the one about possible new songs on another thread. That's the way to wake up on a Monday morning . . . onesuddenly has perceptive powers.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby FOXWOOD » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:00 pm

Good News!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby jarkko » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:27 am

Good news today from Lakis who has got all the necessary documents and permissions from the Ministry in Athens:
Well, we have the whole , full signed documents, in our hands. Today, I have given it to the municipal technicians.
They will check the numbers and till the end of the month we start to build the bench.
Great success !!! The stones are already cut properly and look nice.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby sereneava » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:02 pm

That's great news Jarkko. Thank you to everyone involved with this project.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby mutti » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:26 pm

Great news Jarkko! Thanks for the update.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Postby joyezekiel » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:43 pm

Thanks for the updates.... so looking forward to seeing the bench in real life!

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

Postby Olwen » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:02 am

How wonderful. Someday I hope to be able to visit and sit on the bench and look out on the beautiful sea and think of Leonard.
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