Server Payment for next 12 months (June 2011 - June 2012)

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Server Payment for next 12 months (June 2011 - June 2012)

Post by caughtatwork » 01 June 11 9:50 pm

I have just paid the invoice for the GCA server hosting for the next 12 months for a total of $1,560.00

Geocaching Tasmania Inc have been holding our donated server funds that we raised a couple of years ago.

The GCA server fund being held by GTi has a balance of $3,457.20. Paying this $1,560.00 today leaves $1,897.20 which is enough for next year as well. This is above what the GCA shop is holding.

I have asked the treasurer of the GTi to transfer the remaining $1,897.20 to the same account I use to hold the GCA shop funds. That way we can hold all of the GCA funds in one place and not have to annoy GTi next year.

I'm placing this out in then open to ensure complete transparency in what is happening to the previous years donations.

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Re: Server Payment for next 12 months (June 2011 - June 2012)

Post by GammaPiSigma » 01 June 11 10:11 pm

Thanks C@W. It is nice to be kept up to date on these matters.

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Re: Server Payment for next 12 months (June 2011 - June 2012)

Post by Richary » 02 June 11 12:16 am

Many thanks for keeping it open to what is happening for all of us. I am glad we have enough to keep going for the next couple of years, plus whatever the shop brings in. Hopefully the shop can build to a stage it keeps the funding going, though if more donations are needed I am sure enough of us will do so.

And more thanks for putting the time into running the shop to keep helping the funds, on top of coding and whatever you need time to do personally.

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Post by caughtatwork » 02 June 11 9:41 am

Info from last year on the shop.
http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopi ... =1&t=15220

All up, we have enough for at least a 3 or 4 of years of hosting, but over time we will also probably need additional / new infrastrcuture which is what we're also saving for. Shop sales continue and in November a new report will show how much we have at that point.

Small donations through the shop are welcomed, but we would also like you to buy the good to help spread the GCA word. I doubt we will need another major donation drive as we're hoping to have a funding model that is self sustaining.

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Post by rogerw3 » 03 June 11 12:54 am

:D
I am sure that we are all only too happy to make purchases from the store to show our support for GCA, specially when you keep bringing out such lovely shinnies!

Go GCA!!! Good to know we can count on caching for the next few years!

And a big thank you to c@w and Craigrat for their efforts and time in making GCA the best caching site anywhere.

=D>

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Post by allrounder » 03 June 11 11:49 am

I totally agree with rogerw3...excellent work guys!

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Re: Server Payment for next 12 months (June 2011 - June 2012)

Post by pwags » 03 June 11 12:28 pm

Excellent news. Thanks for keeping us all informed, c@w.

A simple suggestion for everyone to consider, and something I have decided to do every year: When it comes time to renew my GC membership, I pay my $30, and at the same time, I donate $30 to GCA via a donation in the shop.

I reckon I get better value from my GCA $30 donation, than the GC $30 membership fee!

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Post by budgietas » 03 June 11 6:41 pm

pwags wrote:A simple suggestion for everyone to consider, and something I have decided to do every year: When it comes time to renew my GC membership, I pay my $30, and at the same time, I donate $30 to GCA via a donation in the shop!
What a great idea.

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Post by pjmpjm » 03 June 11 10:34 pm

caughtatwork wrote:I have just paid the invoice for the GCA server hosting for the next 12 months for a total of $1,560.00 I'm placing this out in then open to ensure complete transparency in what is happening to the previous years donations.
More purchases and another donation on the way.

Keep up the good work!

Much appreciated. =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Server Payment for next 12 months (June 2011 - June 2012)

Post by caughtatwork » 16 June 11 9:37 pm

For complete transparency.

Today the remaining donations from a few years ago were transferred to me. I have paid $1,560 off my VISA which is where the renewal for the server hit. That leaves $1,897.20 from the donations which will now be held together with the shop funds.

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