Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Red Dot Recognition - just a thought!
From: kabob@tiac.net (Bob Keene/Karen Shehade)
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 09:03:22 -0500

Gerry;

great idea! Count me in! I pledge it! Even if no one uses these (and I
think it's a great 'quick fix', it's a very worthwhile cause..)

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>Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 18:39:36 -0000
>From: "Gerry Walden" <photos@gerrywalden.freeserve.co.uk>
>Subject: [Leica] Red Dot Recognition - just a thought!
>
>It has often been suggested on this board that fellow LUGers should have
>some form of recognition when they go to trade shows etc.
>
>The British charity "Comic Relief" has bought a red enamel lapel button
>about 5/8th" (1.5cm) diameter in order to rise funds for the charity.   For
>the uninitiated, the symbol of the charity is a red clown-like plastic nose
>which you buy for "Red Nose Day" and wear to work.   The red lapel badge is
>meant as an alternative for those more inhibited of us.   The button has the
>wording "Nose 1999" in small gold letters around it.   The lapel button
>costs 1 ($1.65) of which 70% goes directly to help children throughout the
>world.   The charity raises millions of pounds on Red Nose Day and the work
>it does is very well respected.
>
>My suggestion is that if anyone want to send me $2 (or 1.25) I will mail
>one to them and give the proceeds after postage to the charity.   The red
>dot, which is very similar to the Leica red dot, will serve as recognition
>where ever LUGers meet, and be doing some good.
>
>Email me with your pledge then I can get the nose and wait for the $2 etc.
>
>Gerry (UK)