Be A Good Neighbor…!

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. ”   By  John F. Kennedy

“Making Neighbors!

Just the other day I was forwarded a link featuring a story about The Pathway Project, the great partnership between our college and Copey, and my personal involvement. The title of the story is “The Man Who Made Emory & Henry College and Costa Rica Neighbors” authored by Monica Hoel. She has held the position of Alumni Director for E&H College for nearly 30 years.

My hat is off to the college for continuing to show such a strong interest and desire to support this project. Having our story told in such a quality fashion along with the opportunity to reach so many people, is greatly appreciated. I highly recommend you checking out this link:   https://www.ehc.edu/live/news/877.Monica Hoel.1

Note: The link above also has a link to a recent radio broadcast covering the Pathway Project. 

Monica is one of those extraordinary human fixtures you will find on the E&H College campus. She is so good at her work that much success is taken for granted. Or worse, Monica’s accomplishments often are unknown or unnoticed. This is very typical of those who tackle a task first with their heart, then their head. She is fun and dedicated. She really cares about students and perceives each student as a future E&H College alumni. And, she is very engaged from start to finish with the Pathway Project.

During the “Annual Reception” held for the visiting Copey students back in June, I made the following comment about Monica in my short speech; “if I had to explain to anyone what it means to have the heart of a servant…I would have them personally meet Monica”. She is truly such a person. And, she is joined by others on campus who also work wonders for the Pathway Project.

The Copey Learning Center Reopens

The Learning Center has been on a two week mid-year vacation and teaching will resume this week. There has not been much of a vacation on my end. Each year the Pathway Project requires some closeout activities to be attended to. I look forward to issuing the final news and results of the Pathway Project next week. Pathway display

I also plan to make some special announcements next week about the Copey Learning Center.

And, a presentation is scheduled with my Kiwanis Club in late August. The membership will hear about this year’s 2019 Pathway Project and I will include a picture board depicting all four years of the Pathway Project. There will be a couple other items to show and this should be a real fun time of sharing.

I am always ready to do a presentation if any nearby “Friends” have a school, church, or club this may interest.

“Friends make the best neighbors!”

 

 

 

 

 

Walking Your Talk…!

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”                              By Bobby Unser

Just within days, the Costa Rican guests will be arriving in the US and then to the Emory & Henry College campus. The results of many months planning and various people working together will soon be evident to us all.

The recent photo below is one that speaks volumes about the continuous efforts of the “Friends of Copey” as useful and meaningful partners with the Copey Learning Center.

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Angela, Fatima, Noelia, Celeste, Adriana, Ana Yancy

This is one of the best photos I have received from the Copey Learning Center. Shown are the past and current Executive Directors. Also shows the past students (Noelia and Celeste) who visited E&H College last summer and the current students (Fatima and Adriana) heading our way.

The community of Copey can proclaim that in a short 12 month period, four of their brightest and best students have visited the US and our college.

 

The Pathway Project Fundraising Results

There is so much praise and “thank yous” to pass around. I am overwhelmed by the

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generosity and interest so many of you have for this project. As of today, we can proclaim victory and success having exceeded the fundraising goal by several hundred dollars. My previous report indicated the campaign was officially closed with several hundred dollars “below” our goal. But, I also indicated there were funds still forthcoming and they have been received.

Just Outstanding!

My desired goal was to have the Pathway Project 100% funded by my E&H College friends and affiliated members of the college.

Progress Tracking Report

The total amount ($3,065.00) raised includes some donations from donor “Friends” who did not receive my request since they were not in the E&H category. However, E&H friends and affiliates did donate enough to meet and exceed the goal of $2,700.00.

Now, two years running, let it be clear that the “Pathway Project” involving our college has been successfully funded by friends and affiliates of the college. And, if some of you still want to join in with a donation, Thank you and..send the donation in.

We are covering basic travel expenses and also want the experience to be as memorable as possible. For example, once they arrive in DC, they will spend time looking at the sites and will attend the Kennedy Center to watch the NYC Ballet performance. Then while traveling down Interstate 81, they will visit the Natural Bridge. If there are funds unspent at the conclusion of this project, these funds roll over to next year. You can pay forward as well.

As a reminder, the funding for this effort is supported in three parts. The community of Copey, parents, and friends all contribute in various way to cover the cost for the preparations and readiness needed for the students to travel to the US. The college support includes hosting and providing a wide variety of experiences for all of our guests while on or near campus. This includes finding support to cover tuition for the Young Scholars course both Fatima and Adriana will attend with other students. And, “Friends of Copey” is responsible for travel costs for all four guests as they depart Costa Rica and return to Costa Rica. There is a real joy in our ability to “Walk the Talk!”

Welcome Party

There is planned an official greeting and reception for our guests shortly after their Celebration balloons.arrival. A major supporter of the “Pathway Project” and a fellow E&H Board member has invited us to join in on the reception on June 13th at his home. This is a great opportunity if you are nearby to meet in person our guests as well as others who are also “Friends of Copey”. Because of the very wide distribution of my Blog which includes both “Friends of Copey” and those just curious, send me an email requesting time and location. This will prove to be an unforgettable reception. Join In!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Friends of Copey Accomplishments

 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”      by Corrie ten Boom

With the Learning Center ending its 2015 season and we gear up for 2016, it is a good time to just reflect on some of the highlights and achievements we have made in partnership with the Learning Center.

Financial Support

  • Successful Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund Drive raising funds to provide tuition support for 15 plus students to attend the Learning Center in 2015.

Scholarship Recipient

  • Successful Fund Drive to raise $2500 to support the newly paid position of Executive Director for the Learning Center.
  • Provided $400 plus to support the purchase of miscellaneous school supplies and equipment for the Learning Center including a Tablet.

Non-Financial

  • Kiwanis Tri-Cities, Washington approved zzzKiwanisFriends of Copey as an authorized (recognized) project supported by Kiwanis.

 

 

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Academic 

  • Established formal relations with Kiwanis’ K-Kids from Jefferson Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary Pen PalRichland, Washington and students attending the Learning Center. Pen Pal Program
  • Sharing a Pen Pal Program with music students attending Sugar Grove Elementary School located in Sugar Grove, Virginia with the Learning Center students.

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There are numerous other accomplishments including major milestones reached with the Blog  during the year to report and we will continue highlighting them in the next Post.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS

Two of the many distinguished ladies in my family were recent recipients of honor and recognition. My Aunt Katherine (Goble) Johnson was one of seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to her by President Obama last week. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian. Aunt Katherine’s life and achievements present an incredible story. You can learn more about her story by clicking on the link below:

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Barack Obama, Katherine Johnson, Willie Mays

Aunt Katherine is the oldest of my living aunts and her life and legacy continues to shine as a beacon of inspiration and self-determination. Her life’s passport was education and it took her to places far beyond this earth. Captain Kirk move over….Aunt Katherine is on her way!

A second recognition of importance went to my sister Pat Wright. She has been accepted as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). As a direct descendent of John “The Patriot” Broady, our 6th grandfather, Pat qualified for DAR membership. Our cousin, Gwen Huckstep, became a DAR member in 2014. Gwen resides in southwest Virginia near the area where John “The Patriot” lived and is buried.

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Membership approval is granted only after extensive and verifiable proof is provided that you are a direct descendent of one who participated in the American Revolutionary War. IMG_1071

John “The Patriot” was a slave and owned by Colonel Campbell, the American Revolutionary War commander who led an army of southwest Virginians in the famous Battle of Kings Mountain. John “The Patriot’s” life and relationship with the Campbell family has been of serious interest to historians for years and aspects of his life continues to be researched. If you are in or around Smyth County Virginia, you will find John “The Patriot’s” name included on the DAR monument located on the Court House lawn. To our knowledge, Pat is the only Afro-American DAR member residing in the Northwest.

Both Aunt Katherine and Pat represent the long line of Gobles and Broadys who have distinguished themselves in many areas such as education, the military, the Arts, in the church, business, and community. Personally, I have been lifted up by so many in my family. What a Blessing!

I feel honored and compelled to share these personal stories of achievements. Especially in Aunt Katherine’s case, in her early life someone took interest in her and encouraged her to enjoy learning and to set high goals. This is the essence of “Friends of Copey” as we strive to encourage learning and inspire young people to shoot for the stars.  As “Friends” You and I can make a difference!

 

Optimism Reflects Faith…!

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ”               By Helen Keller

Impossible Translated….”I’m Possible”!

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Learning Before the Virus

The virus war continues as we experience the 24 hour coverage of the Covid-19 Virus sweeping the land, near and far. We are all in the virus war whether we accept this fact or not. And, we should all participate on the level most appropriate for the conditions confronting us individually. So, do what is called for to protect yourself and those nearby.  And, have faith that this will not last forever.

Thank you for the very kind notes and reminders that we can be very encouraging to one another. People need to be lifted up and supported with optimism because as “Friends” we are also “possibilitarians”.

The Copey Learning Center

I have received some questions regarding the present and future of the Copey Learning Center as Copey responds to their government’s protective medical policies and requirements. I am in regular communication with the Director, Ines Segura Serrano and receive updates on the Center’s response to the closures of educational facilities.

Although the facility is not open for classes, education still continues. The volunteer teachers who had just arrived in Copey prior to the outbreak of the virus, are still in Copey. They are busy on the job developing at-home work lessons for many of the students. Some students are working on-line and others are provided hard copy worksheets to complete.

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Learning During Virus

This is just one more sign of evidence pointing to the extraordinary character of the Copey community and its devotion to education. The easier thing from them to do under these conditions would be to completely shut down and set education aside until their situation gets much better. Copey just does not do the easy things and just getting by is not apparent part of their DNA. The volunteers are still at work, the Director is still is at work, and most important the students are still at work.

It would be very interesting to know how many rural communities in Costa Rica are conducting a private and independent educational service during a shut down in their country. You can believe this…Copey is not like other rural communities in Costa Rica and different from many other rural communities in nearby countries.

Copey Student work

Learning During Virus

This is very important for us to know, understand, and accept. Just before the virus crisis hit, we provided nearly $4,000.00 to the Copey Learning Center to support scholarships and the Executive Director’s salary. Our support is now helping to allow education to continue. This is a major point for us to embrace. 

Therein lies one of the great reasons I have been dedicated and devoted to the efforts of the Copey community. In view of the bad news we must manage each day, there is positive news we can personally and individually enjoy as “Friends”.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Your Vitamins…!

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man and woman cannot live in health without them.         By Mahalia Jackson

First and foremost, my prayers and well wishes go out to all “Friends of Copey” as we Quote for kidattempt to survive and endure the current challenges we face with Covid-19. I am a devoted optimistic and it is during these times of tribulations and uncertainties when I feel the most emboldened.

My senses suggest that many “Friends” are by nature optimistic and are being the important source of assurance and comfort for many. I just believe if there are people needing support and encouragement, a “Friend” is among those providing to others. “Friends” are very good people…and I know or have met most of you. I know your heart and have seen your willingness to extend your help to people you have never met. I am absolutely convinced you would do the same or more to those you know and love. Therefore “Friends”, meet this virus challenge head on and be the lighted path to follow for those in need. “Share your vitamins!” 

The Copey Learning Center…

Very little contact has been made with the Copey Learning Center over the past couple of weeks. I am informed the center is closed along with all other public and private schools according to the orders of the Costa Rican government.

As reported in the previous Post, the impacts of the virus is touching our future plans with the “2020 Pathway Project“. Traveling is probably cancelled for the Emory & Henry College students planning to go to Copey in May. Recent reports from the college indicates students are not returning from Spring Break and will complete their semester using on-line educational sources.

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I think the decision is not yet finalized on Copey students traveling to the college in June.  There is an outside chance that a sufficient level of decline in the virus epidemic will allow these plans to continue. Our optimism and faith are strong.

As a final note….my money is on the prayerful and positive minded people to be the ones leading the way to the elimination of this threat. There is room for caution. And, we should have a sense of urgency, a honest curiosity for the facts, and a common sensical game plan. Our attitude and determination will produce positive results. Stay connected and safe.

 

 

“Abundance of Caution”

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains…where does my help come from?”                  Psalm 121:1

The Copey Learning Center

The world-wide virus has become part of the discussion pertaining to the “Friends of Copey” and the immediate future of the “2020 Pathway Project”. Recently, out of the “abundance of caution” (new phrase that has taken over…“at the end of the day”), Emory & Henry College (E&H College) has reportedly placed an indefinite ban on international travel for both students and staff.

Of course, this decision is very necessary and prudent. It is consistent with the latest national news of college and university temporary closings. There will be a review by E&H College in several weeks to evaulate the need to continue the ban on international travel.

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Current Copey Learing Center

This travel ban has a direct impact on the Copey Learning Center, E&H College, and “Friends of Copey”. Four E&H College students were planning to travel to Copey in May and four travelers from Copey were planning to travel in June to America and to E&H College as part of our annual “Pathway Project”.

We are proceeding carefully with our plans just in case there is a lifting of the ban in time for us to do all or part of the “Pathway Project” this year.

The Corona Virus (COVID19)

The state of Washington has the highest level of virus activity with the highest reported cases of the virus and highest number of deaths at this time. This has us Washingtonians all very sensitive and concerned about daily life activities although as recent as last Friday, there has been no reports confirming cases of the virus in my community.

Regardless, public schools have been ordered closed while organizations and community services, planned events, sports, and many other activities involving large gatherings are shutting down almost daily. I am hopeful we will soon see the peak of this virus and then witness declines in reported cases and deaths, not just in Washington state, but elsewhere.

Join me in adhering to the general advice to use common sense, to apply good health practices, and to avoid neeedless risks to yourself and others.

Thank you for being “Friends”!

 

 

 

 

 

The Eagle Soars…!

“What is all the fuss about? I was only doing my job.”   By Katherine G. Johnson

This past weekend has been very extraordinary…to say the least. I attended the memorial service for Katherine G. Johnson held Saturday, March 7. The Hampton, Virginia community and area poured out its love for Aunt Katherine and its condolences to the family.  To them and certainly us the family, Aunt Katherine was a true “shero”.Katherine photo 3.7

Dignitaries, astronauts, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, church members, and others joined the huge family in honoring the life and achievements of Aunt Katherine. Being among so many family members and friends was an unforgettable experience. Seeing two of my three remaining Aunts and many of my cousins not seen for years, was just wonderful and filled with human highlights.

And, if there was a truly unexpected highlight, it would be meeting the author Margot Shetterlyof “Hidden Figures”, Margot Lee Shetterly. It was a true honor to meet and speak with her. I thanked her for all the work she did which resulted in the “hidden” being brought to light for the world to see. I am personally much more a fan of the book and author than the movie. In some ways, Ms. Shetterly is also a “Hidden Figure”. Thank you Ms. Shetterly!

The Copey Learning Center

Aunt Katherine’s influence on young students is clearly established. Powerful messages such as; “young students can dream to be anything they want” and “young students live at a time when traveling beyond the moon can be a dream that can come true because of Aunt Katherine.”  She was a model student, worker, community advocate, church FOC Students 3.9member, and family matriarch and touched us all in many different ways.

We often look at Aunt Katherine’s career and the final outcome of a life well lived. I fear we may tend not looked as closely at the importance of her family…her parents. Aunt Katherine’s parents made a critical life decision when her family moved 125 miles to a town that provided better educational opportunities for 10 year old Aunt Katherine.

This was crucial as it placed Aunt Katherine on the path of life that would allow her to realize her potential. This very unconventional decision can be credited for positioning Aunt Katherine for greatness. There were many others who by “divine intervention” influenced her life but the parent’s decision to change the “trajectory” was the first critical decision in my opinion.      

FOC Students 3.91Another “divine intervention” showed up.  The parents of Copey also made a critical educational decision when they established the Copey Learning Center. Their purpose was to change the “trajectory” for the future of their children. They all could not move 125 miles to a better community so they did the next best thing…they established the Copey Learning Center to provide the educational advantage needed for their children to have a chance at a better life.

We are honoring Aunt Katherine’s legacy by supporting the Copey Learning Center because we are actively involved in changing the “trajectory” as we support the efforts of the parents in Copey. We are honored to be in the trenches, actively engaged, devoted and committed to making differences in young lives Aunt Katherine also inspired to achieve. The “Eagle Soars”…even in Copey!

“Thanks so much…”Friends”

 

 

Being Good as Anybody

“You are as good as anybody in this town, but you are not better.”  By Katherine Johnson

Executive Director Salary Support

EDSS Goal: $2,000.00    Actual: $2,000.00     Deadline: Achieved

Who wonders just how connected and supportive “Friends” are with the Copey Learning Center? Are we nearing the end of our usefulness as a supporter of the Copey Learning Center? I am frequently asked “How much longer do we think we can support this project?”

There are numerous ways to measure our usefulness. However, one significant measurement is fundraising success. Agan and again the answers to questions regarding our usefulness is evident in the way “Friends” respond to calls for support. thank you

We get things done!

This week we are screaming “VICTORY”. We reached our goal for the EDSS and this comes on the heels of the victory we declared only a few weeks ago when we achieved our goal for the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund. 

First, I want to thank all of you who pray for our success! I believe the level of financial EDSS.Track.3.2xsupport received since mid-January is a result of answered prayers. Then, I also give a shout out to those who share the level of optimism that believes all things are possible. And finally, we all cheer those who unselfishly dig into their personal funds and bring about reality resulting from our prayers and positive thinking.

The first time we raised funds for the Executive Director’s salary was in 2015. It was a new and huge challenge and we fell short raising funds strictly from donations. We did not give up but initiated a huge yard sale to raise the additional funds needed.  In 2016 and 2017, we fell short again with donations only and had to take additional measures to reach our goal.

Since 2018 we have not had to take additional measures to reach our goal. Our three years of successful donations confirm our sustained devotion and commitment to the Copey Learning Center.  All “Friends” can do another “Victory” dance. Thank You.

School Officially Opens Today

This day began by Skyping with Ines, the Copey Learning Center’s Director. Things areCLC New Location 1 going well as planned with three teacher volunteers on board ready to go. I met one volunteer, Anna from England, and will share more information about all three volunteers in the next few weeks. This is a very exciting day especially for those students who are only attending the Copey Learning Center because many of you provided the scholarship funds needed for their enrollment.

Aunt Katherine Johnson

Thank you “Friends” who took time to send me a note of sympathy and condolence. I will attend the funeral service scheduled for next Saturday in Hampton, Virginia. Some also planning to attend are “Friends of Copey” and I will enjoy spending and sharing this special time with other family members. And, I will be a representative of some wonderful people who share some of the very same values Aunt Katherine exemplified…”Friends of Copey”.

“Like what you do, and then you will do your best.”                                          By Katherine Johnson

 

A Difference Is Waiting on Us

“We can all remember a time when someone encouraged us and made a difference in our lives. It may be just a moment, but this encouragement could last a lifetime.”                                                      By Megan Shull

Aunt Katherine Johnson

Within minutes of sending out this Post this morning, the news came to me about Aunt Katherine passing away. I am saddened by her departure while also feeling so fortunate Aunt Katherine.2to have been a very small part of her life. I wondered what I would say at this time. Many of you “Friends” know of her and numerous Posts have included her in the past. 

As I thought about her and wondered what would I say, I happened to notice the quote I selected for this Post much earlier before the news about Aunt Katherine’s passing reached me. There is that “divine intervention” at work again. All that is needed to be said about Aunt Katherine at this time…is said in today’s quote. Thanks for the encouragement and love to you Aunt Katherine! 

Executive Director Salary Support

EDSS Goal: $2,000.00    Actual: $1,200.00     Deadline: March 13, 2020

The Executive Director’s Salary Support campaign continues to make progress EDSS Tracker 2.23towards it’s goal. We gained 10% over the week. We have only three weeks remaining to reach our goal and I continue calling on past supporters to help if you have not yet donated. Equally important are “Friends” who have been with us over the years but have not financially supported this campaign. My faith in all our “Friends”, including the donors, those who pray for us, and those who believe we will achieve must put all energers together to achieve this goal. I have faith in our ability to bring about this success.

“Methods of Donating” are provided at the end of this Post.

The New Copey Learning Center

There will be a new set of doors being opened on March 2 for the Copey Learning Center. This location is considered a temporary arrangement until a more permanent location can be worked out. Many of the student arrivals will be there because of the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund support many of you provided in January.

Being a bit nostalgic…I will miss the iconic photos of the old Copey Learning Center. For most of the Posts for “Friends of Copey”, the title page has shown the front of the CopeyCLC New Location 1 Learning Center. I have regarded the front of the old building; its colors, painted flowers, and the dog resting out front, as all being the symbol of a community full of hope. Even though the building and location has become history, the spirit and determination of the community remains solid.

The old location is full of memories, photo stories, memorable Posts. So many of us had our photo taken in front of the old building serving as proof we have been to Copey and have seen first hand this place that is unlike others. We have proof that we saw in person some special kids and witnessed the spirit of something wonderful at work.CLC New Location

Leaving the location is a bitter sweet departure. It always felt like home for the center and the outstanding work being performed within its walls. Leaving is sad.

And, the building was in serious need of physical, electrical, and plumbing improvements. It was time to leave.

I commend the Board for working very hard to make certain there will be a Copey Learning Center operating in 2020.

The Knot Prayer

Many “Friends” know I am not a huge Facebook fan. I venture there once in a while andHave Not Prayer there are times when I see something “extraordinary” and worth passing along. I found “The Knot Prayer” and it spoke to me at that moment. Even the strongest and the boldest “Friends” can use a prayer like this once in awhile. I want to share it with you in hopes it will serve as a cleaning out therapy of some of the things we allow to get in the way of our thinking and doing.

There just are not alot of people more positive about things than I am. Yet, I immediately related to the message and the need to let some stuff go. “Friends” has demontrated many times that we live someplace else other than in the world of “have nots, cannots, and do nots”. But, we can benefit always from prayer. This one is a good one for us to consider.

METHODS of DONATING

The methods available for donating have not changed since the first fundraising campaign in 2014. If you are planning to be a financial supporter this year, the two methods below have served us well and without any complications. Contact me with any questions.

  1. The Copey Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access the PayPal system by clicking on….http://copeylearningcenter.org/. Find the PayPal logo in the upper right hand corner of their homepage. To make certain the Copey Learning Center recognizes your donation and how it should be applied, indicate in the comment section on PayPal that the donation supports the “AGBSF” or the “EDSS”.
  2. The alternate method is to send me your donation. Make the check out to me (Arthur Broady). Once received, your check is deposited in my account and then paid directly to the same Learning Center PayPal system as in Method #1. I will enter your name and designate where it is to be applied per your directions. The PayPal system will issue me a receipt which I send to you as “proof” the donation has been submitted to the Learning Center in your name. Make your check out to Arthur Broady and send to:
    725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336 

Leadership…Vision…Success!

“I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.”      By John Wooden

Executive Director Salary Support

EDSS Goal: $2,000.00    Actual: $1,000.00     Deadline: March 13, 2020

We experienced a very nice jump upward on the progress scale over the week. The total raised now stands at 50% of the goal up from 37.5%. Several past donors reportTracker EDSS 2.17 their intentions to make a contribution and we eagerly await to include their contributions in our tally.

And, for other past donors assuming their support is not needed, please help make certain we reach this goal. This is a very tough goal, far more challenging than the AGBSF goal, and requires more “friends” to support.

I make a special request to the “Friends” who have not previously donated. Please consider being a financial supporter this year. You will enjoy the additional satisfaction knowing you have made a more tangible difference in our success this year.

No amount of finanical support is too small when it is given with a cheerful heart. Please contact me if you have questions.  Let’s achieve “victory” by the deadline March 13.

For most of my adult life I have enjoyed and appreciated Coach John Wooden. His down to earth, basic, and simple approach to life has been very inspirational. “Friends” has been greatly influenced by Wooden’s wisdom.

“Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return.”  By  John Wooden

METHODS of DONATING

The methods available for donating have not changed since the first fundraising campaign in 2014. If you are planning to be a financial supporter this year, the two methods below have served us well and without any complications. Contact me with any questions.

  1. The Copey Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access the PayPal system by clicking on….http://copeylearningcenter.org/. Find the PayPal logo in the upper right hand corner of their homepage. To make certain the Copey Learning Center recognizes your donation and how it should be applied, indicate in the comment section on PayPal that the donation supports the “AGBSF” or the “EDSS”.
  2. The alternate method is to send me your donation. Make the check out to me (Arthur Broady). Once received, your check is deposited in my account and then paid directly to the same Learning Center PayPal system as in Method #1. I will enter your name and designate where it is to be applied per your directions. The PayPal system will issue me a receipt which I send to you as “proof” the donation has been submitted to the Learning Center in your name. Make your check out to Arthur Broady and send to:
    725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336 

Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund (Victory)

AGBSF  Goal:  $1,500.00    Actual: $1,590.00     Deadline: February 14, 2020   

We officially declared victory last week when we accomplished our goal with $1,530.00.  Following our victory dance, additional funds arrived which sent the final total to $1,590.00. We see nothing wrong with doing another Victory dance. Thank You!