The carpeting in our club was donated by Ian Garden in 1997. It's seen a lot of traffic over the years and is very near the end of its life. We hired Michael Ahrhardt and son, Alex (MDS Carpet Cleaning Service), to give it a good deep cleaning. The expense was $638.00 - half of which was paid by an anonymous donor. For now, we have clean carpeting. But we will need to make plans to replace it in the next year or two.
The board is moving ahead and slowly making some much needed repairs and improvements to the club. Of course, there is never enough money to get it all done. Here's a short list of our future projects.
Wouldn't it be nice to have our club repaired and looking like the great place it's meant to be?
|Work Needed||Estimated Cost|
|Roof #3 (over the kitchen and banquet room). Manuella, our previous President, worked diligently to get the roofs repaired. Much to her credit, she was able to have the first 2 replaced||$11,000.00|
|Flashing - every inch of this is in bad condition. If this is allowed to deteriorate, we will begin to get serious damage to the walls and structure.||$1200.00|
|Outside Lighting - We are still struggling with this. We'll need to have 3 new lights installed to light the parking lot. We need this for security.||$1000.00|
|Reserves - The club has no reserves; money for the rainy day we all know will come eventually. Personally, I would like to see the club have a reserve of $50,000.00. This is money that would remain on deposit and not be touched unles there is an emergency.
|Misc. Repairs/Improvements - Kitchen, furniture etc...
STEP UP - DONATE
The club needs 2 things. More members and money. We're kicking off a major fundraising effort. We're appealing to our members - make a donation. Pay your dues. Urge others to do the same. We have a lot of activities (parties, dinners and other events) planned for this coming winter. Wouldn't it be nice to have our club repaired and looking like th great place it's meant to be?
We're launching this fundraising campaign with the expectation that our members are ready to pitch in and contribute. It's your club. Take pride in your heritage; you are a member of a great community of Showfolks. Let'd make our club a showplace that reflects our pride and fitting of the title "Showfolks Club".
ON the right side of this page, you'll be able to make your donation. Payments are done through Paypal. If you don't have a Paypal account, you can either create an account or just pay with your credit card.
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You can donate any of the pre-set amounts or write in the amount you'd like to give. You can also choose to make a recurring donation. You can pledge $5.00 per month. Every penny helps. And rest assured that every penny will be spent to benefit you and your club.