WELL DONE IAP!!!When the IAP Estate Blank Fundraiser was begun in September of 2016. There were a few objectives:
1. IAP would not "lose" money. (IAP did in fact purchase these blanks).
2. The membership of IAP would see some benefit.
3. The blanks would not be wasted.
As of yesterday, the last of the blanks were sold, and IAP can be proud that our membership met all three objectives.
I have sent Jeff a summary of the project as my records show. As all payments went to the IAP PayPal account, which I do not have access to, I'll simply say that the membership of IAP has a lot to be proud of!
So, some fun facts:
The initial car load of blanks that I drove home from Columbus, Ohio included 29 boxes with over 5,800 blanks and spindles. I thought there were less, I was wrong. Here is where they went!
500 (+/-) I deemed unusable.
470 (+/-) Have been used as donations in several BASH's, new member activities one MPG.
140 I still have for future donations.
4,729 Were sold directly to the IAP membership.
The project took about 3 1/2 years!
Over 100 different species of blanks, most in small lots of 10-20 blanks each. A few had over 150 blanks.
190 individual orders
178 boxes mailed
103 different IAP members participated in the fundraiser. This is awesome!
I would like to give a shout out to Dawn/Ed at Exotic Blanks for donating two HUGE bags of packing peanuts. I have about 1/3 of the last bag left. They came in very handy, thank you.
A few last comments. These blanks were purchased by a non-IAP member as well as we could determine. But he was retired Military, was a skilled pen turner, had amassed a huge collection of blanks, and it was an honor to insure that his passion for pen turning was passed on.
Finally, if you are ever invited out to lunch with Jeff and Mike Broberg, don't play "Rock, Paper, Scissors"...