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Just wanted to say what a great week it was in Tucson, how lovely to
meet Hanuman, to share time with him, Ton, Sam, Pat and the myriad
others who work together to make Orchid, and Ganoksin, the special
place, the exquisite moment that it is. The dinner was great!
There was a definite feeling that a tide had turned. Rio Grande
(whose upper echelons truly impressed me), Swest, a bevy of European
magazine writers and company owners and numerous others were there,
were keen on what we are doing, were excited enough that subtle hints
of real support were bouncing around. Very exciting. We all need to
pull together for a while yet for a solid financial future to the
project ( it is still early days), but we were definitely noticed,
and what the Orchid and Ganoksin project have become were given
respect. We held good meetings about the site, future plans, ways to
build and priorities in the construction. The word 'family' was
bandied about repeatedly. Andrea Hill of Rio Grande gave a very
pleasant speech at the dinner in which she recognized the importance
of the project, and thanked us for our (ascerbic) discussions about
them last summer while their computer system troubles were big. She
apologized and pledged to do better in the future. And thanked us for
the critical discussion! And more......
All in all a great time, lots of movement and project decisions
underway to benefit us, a bunch of new advertisers coming on board,
great all around.
So, thank you to all the Orchidians out there, your support is
really important, both in participantion and in knocking down those
$30,000.00 a year server fees the project pays to exist.
Hint: donations at: http://www.ganoksin.com/donate/
Cheers to all the great people who have made this happen, and to all
the volunteer work that has gone into organizing dinners, auctions
and more. And to those who are currently volunteering for email
working groups as we build the project together.
Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053 Email: brainnet AT telus.net
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