Our Anamoose Area Community Foundation started out 2010 with a great start. We have $1900 from donor families so far. The first to donate were local residents Lowell & Linda Dusek. Linda told me they plan to donate every year.
The second donor was my brother, John Erickson, from Port St. Lucie, Florida. He wrote me in his Christmas card “I just got done looking at your Anamoose blog site & I was blown away with its’ quantity & quality of information–so much so that I would like to contribute $500 to the cause (s) of your choice—–“. John is a Drake graduate.
Our third donor is Janice Senechal Martin, Palm Harbor, Florida who is a 1962 graduate of Anamoose High School. She wrote in her donation letter ” Dear old friends & neighbors, I hope this contribution helps toward your goal this year. Good luck in your efforts at fund raising. I miss you all & hope to see you in the future. ”
At our meeting on January 29th Kara Geiger, Development Director for the North Dakota Community Foundation, told our committee that we are #7 out of 41 communities in the amount of money raised in 2009. We raised $17, 299 in 2009, plus getting a $10,000 match from NDCF. Our goal for this year is to raise $10,000 as all of that will be matched by the NDCF. Pictured are: Kara Geiger, Shirley Nitz, myself (Alyce Heer), Joe Weninger, Dennis Zimmerman, & Bill Goodwin. Dick Hauser & Brent Weninger left before I remembered to take a picture & Rose Weninger was at work. Phyllis Zimmerman insisted on taking the picture.
We will be having a Calendar raffle & plan to have a fall corn feed.