ANGEL-PIN
FUNDRAISER

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December 20, 2013 to January 20, 2014

Results!

This is an "ALL ANGEL ITEMS" Fundraiser.


This is a Berner Angel Pin.   {short description of image} 
It's the nicest bit of Berner stuff that you never want to get.
Angels come in many forms ~ there are:
Our sometimes angelic Berners who live with us now
Our very special Berner Angels at the Rainbow Bridge.
Karen Connors, who started the Angel Pin Project, sending Angel Pins and cards to people whose Berners go to the Bridge
Renee Jacquier who has been so kindly helping Karen mail out the cards and Angel pins
Noelle Zumoff who has been painting the angel pins to turn them into Berner Angels
Carol Ganz who has been lovingly, creating and printing all the beautiful Rainbow Bridge Cards that are sent out with each Pin.

There have been many individuals who have been helping Karen with her Angel Pin project throughout this past 14 years plus. Each and every one of them are ALL Angels >

Karen Connor's first Berner, Britney Mae of Kokanell, died at age 6 years from malignant histiocytosis on July 1, 1999. Karen was devastated, but she found a way to give Britt a legacy so that she would be remembered. Karen found a small dog angel pin, and had a friend paint it so it looked like a Berner. She began mailing Berner Angel Pins in Britt's name to anyone that she knew who had a Berner die. When she started sending out these pins, she sent about 5 pins each month, but soon it grew so that now more than 60 pins are sent out each month to people all over the world. Karen paints the pins herself, and she and Renee Jacquier mail the pins and cards. In the past 2 years almost 2000 pins have been mailed.

When the package arrives with the Berner Angel Pin, it is a bittersweet time and most people cry tears of sorrow and tears of joy for the lives of the Berners they lost and the pin that represents the love they still have for their Berners at the Bridge. At any Berner gathering or specialty, you will spot many people proudly wearing their special Berner Angel Pins.

A lot of time and love goes into creating and sending each pin and this fundraiser is to help alleviate some of the costs associated with these cherished pins.

I maintain this Berner Angel Pin Fund because this caring project has grown so big that one person can't support it anymore. My fund is getting low so we need to replenish it so we can continue this beautiful tradition.

Joye M. Neff





Tickets for the fundraiser cost:

1 for $3.00   4 for $10.00 10 for $20.00 40 for $50

Make your checks and cheques payable to:

Joye M. Neff and mail to me at:

Joye Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh,
PA 15243-1881

joye.neff@gmail.com

My bank does not charge me a fee to convert foreign cheques to US dollars, so all of your money will support the Angel Pin Fund.



Challenges

I am also very happy to announce two challenges to the Angel Pin Fundraiser.

1. I just received a check for $100 from the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Alaska. THANK YOU Alaskan club for your very generous donation. I am challenging the other regional, national, and international clubs to match that donation to help the Angel Pin Project continue for a few more years.

2. Thank you to several generous donors who have donated their tickets to challenge other Berner Lovers to make contributions to the Angel Pin Fundraiser. Included in these donors are: Mary Shaver, Liz Caldwell, Pat Long, Greg & Glenda Pierce, Rita Reining, Ann Ghiorso, Megan Wheeler, Patt Wiegand, Pat Tackett, and a few anonymous donors. These challenge tickets will be in effect for the next week (until January 15th)

FOR EVERY $25 YOU DONATE YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 10 TICKETS FOR THE FUNDRAISER!

IF YOU DONATE $50 OR MORE, YOU WILL RECEIVE 30 ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR THE FUNDRAISER.



Results!

BERNER LOVERS ARE AWESOME! Our goal for the 2014 Angel Pin Fundraiser was to raise $6,500 to continue the angel pin project. Through your generous donations, we were able to raise a total of $8,810.85. I have checks/cheques in hand for $7,415.85 and pledges for an additional $1,395. If you made a pledge to support the angel pin project, please mail your donations to me so we can close out this fundraiser. We had donations from 206 donors from 39 of the 50 United States, 5 Canadian Provinces, and 2 other countries. California led the pack with 20 donations, followed closely by Washington State with 17 donations. There was a tie for third place with 11 donations each from Alaska and Massachusetts. In 4th place was Illinois with 10 donations. Here is the list of donations by states, provinces, and countries:

AK – 11
AL - 1
AZ - 5
CA - 20
CO - 7
CT - 4
GA - 3
ID - 3
IL - 10
IN - 3
KS - 3
KY - 2
MA - 11
MD - 7
ME - 2
MI - 8
MO - 2
MS - 1
MT - 1
NC - 5
NE - 1
NH - 5
NJ - 4


NM - 1
NV - 3
NY - 7
OH - 8
OK - 1
OR - 5
PA - 5
RI - 2
SC - 2
TN - 3
TX - 3
UT - 2
VA - 5
VT - 1
WA - 17
WI - 3
Alberta - 2
Australia - 4
British Columbia - 4
Calgary - 1
Mexico - 2
New Brunswick - 1
Ontario - 5





*~*~*~*NOW - HERE IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR - THE LUCKY WINNERS OF THE PRIZES IN THE 2014 ANGEL PIN FUNDRAISER*~*~*~*


 




#1

Baldwin Angel with Star - etched in solid brass and finished in 24 kt. gold
(3 inches tall)

Donated by: Pat Long

Winner: Kay Wendorf









#2

Angels Past and Present" matted print
(11x14)

Donated by Anonymous

Winner: Dawn Gabig











#3

Wooden Berner with gold wings
(3 inches tall)

Donated by Kathy Deyo

Winner: Mari Higgina










#4

Berner with Angel print
(7x5)

Donated by Kathy Deyo

Winner: Linda Bates










#5

Heavenly Scentsy Warmer with Angels
plus Scentsy Bars

Donated by Pat Tackett

Winner: Michele Dominy













#6

"Open Hearts" Christmas Ornament
This is a symbol of giving and receiving love

Two ornaments were donated
so Two Winners will be drawn

Donated by Pat Tackett

Winners: Blue Ridge Bernese Mountain Dog Club and Liz Rilstone





#7

Berner Angel Christmas Ornament
(3 inches tall)

Donated by Pat Tackett

Winner: Beki Gieseke











#8

"I Believe in Angels" Keychain
(2 inches tall)

Two keychains were donated
so Two Winners will be drawn

Donated by Pat Tackett

Winners: Candy Roper and Mari Higgins











#9

Ladies denim Denver Heyes shirt
size medium

It has an embroidered Berner rolling on his back and a silver angel pin on the pocket

Donated by Coral & David Denis

Winner: Carolyn Paige







#10

Stained Glass "Garden"Angel
(because of the flower on the front)

Donated by Coral & David Denis

Winner: Beki Gieseke










#11

Tri-color angel bracelet and earrings

Made and Donated by
Pat Tackett

Winner: Brenda Berkin









#12

Tri-color angel wing bracelet

Made and Donated by
Pat Tackett


Winner: Candy Roper









#13

Angel wing cookie cutters

Donated by Pat Tackett

Winner: Beki Gieseke










#14

Angel Bookmark

Donated by Pat Tackett

Winner: Noelle Zumoff









#15

This angel is 11.5 inches tall and resin.
She has “Always In Our Hearts” inscribed on the bottom of her gown. She is holding a puppy.

Donated by Kathy Deyo
in loving memory of her dogs lost in 2013 McKenzie, Whisper and Prezley


Winner: Patti Finley









#16

5 sympathy cards w/envelopes
Saying inside:
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”
- Mahatma Gandhi


Designed and donated
by Beth Schmoyer


Winner: Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California









#17

Bell Wings Angel Ornament

Donated by Patti Finley

Winner: Beki Gieseke









#18

WillowTree Angel with pup
Size: 5 Inches Tall
Made with Resin

Donated by Julie Jackson

Winner: Bob Laurenzano









#19

Willow Tree Boy with pup,
Size: 3 Inches Tall
Made with Resin

Donated by Julie Jackson


Winner: Laura Lopez-Mendez






#20

WillowTree Angel with pup
"Friendship Angel"
Size: 5 Inches Tall
Made with Resin

Two Angels were donated
so Two Winners will be drawn


Donated by Lynn Whiteley

Winners: Carol Ganz and Laura Lopez-Mendez









#21

Berner Angel Ornament
6 in x 6 in

Donated by Noell Zumoff

Winner: Harley Boyle











#22

100% Angel Cotton Dishcloths

Five Dishcloths were donated

so Five winners will be drawn.

Made and donated by Coral Denis



ED - Coral sent me a
Smiley & Santa Hat Dishcloth
for Xmas!

They are fantastic!

Winners: Lois Mayer-Yep, Audrey Donovan, Sandy Kimble (2), Kathy Sibley



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THANK YOU TO THE BERNER LOVERS WHO DONATED ANGEL ITEMS TO THE FUNDRAISER

THANK YOU TO THE 206 GENEROUS DONORS WHO SENT THEIR DONATIONS TO THE ANGEL PIN FUNDRAISER

THANK YOU TO THE ANGEL PIN LADIES: KAREN CONNORS, RENEE JACQUIER, CAROL GANZ, AND NOELLE ZUMOFF

THANK YOU TO JEAN CHEESMAN WHO MADE THE WEBSITE FOR OUR ANGEL PIN FUNDRAISER



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Joye's enthusiastic assistants for picking the winning tickets for the fundraiser.


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"My granddaughters have always loved to help pick the winning tickets and
as they become pre-teens they still ask if I have tickets to pull when they are here"


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