ANGEL-PIN
FUNDRAISER 2016

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September 19, 2016 to October 10, 2016

Ticket draw will be on Friday, October 14th

RESULTS!


This is a Berner Angel Pin.    
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 17 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.

Now Noelle Zumoff paints the pins, and Renee Jacquier mails the pins and cards., which are made and donated by Carol Ganz. 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

Tier One
$5 each

6 for $20
20 for $50

Tier Two
$1 each

6 for $5
40 for $25
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Make your checks and cheques payable to:

Joye M. Neff and mail to me at:


Please be sure to use *~*~*JOYE'S NEW ADDRESS*~*~*
JOYE NEFF
108 MINNOCK DRIVE
MARS, PA 16046-1308

joye.neff@gmail.com
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Please include the following with your check:

Name
Address
Phone Number
E-Mail Address
Number of tickets you wish to purchase for each Tier AND for which item(s) in each Tier (PLEASE include item #s and description!)


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.


CHALLENGE!

I have a challenge: The next five checks of $50 or more dated Sept. 28, 2016 or later will receive an additional $10 worth of tickets for the fundraiser. Thank you, Mark Henning, for this challenge.

CHALLENGE FROM BERNER-GARDE WHO WILL MATCH DONATIONS UP TO $1,000.....

I am very happy to announce that we have an exciting Challenge from Berner-Garde, who is going to match donations up to $1,000 for people who add two vital pieces of information to the Berner-Garde Database:
Date and Cause of Death for their Berner Angels.
If you have Berners at The Rainbow Bridge and their date and cause of death is not recorded in Berner-Garde, now is the time to add that information. Not only will you be helping the researchers in their studies since that information is so important, but your donation will be matched by Berner-Garde. http://www.bernergarde.org/home/default.aspx

Since we are dealing with Berner Angels, we will do this with the “Honor System” since angels tell the truth!! If you make a donation to the Angel Pin Fundraiser AND you also add the date and cause of death for one or more of your Berner Angels, your donation will be matched by Berner-Garde. All you need to do is send me an email telling me that you have added the date/cause of death and the amount of your donation. I will keep a record of the donations and know that we will be able to get the $1,000 match from Berner-Garde! If we can get this match, we should be able to get a whole lot closer to our goal of raising $6,000 to continue.




RESULTS!


BERNER LOVERS ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING~! Our goal for our 2016 Angel Pin Fundraiser was $6,000, so we could continue sending angel pins for the next 12 months to Berner Lovers whose Berners crossed to The Rainbow Bridge. I asked for your support and you all responded with such a passion that WE RAISED $17,288.67.

That means that we can continue sending angel pins for almost the next three years before I need to do another fundraiser for the Angel Pins!

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR RESPONDING WITH SUCH GUSTO~! We had 265 donors from 39 of the 50 United States, 5 Candian Provinces, plus 6 other countries!.


CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners!




TIER 1 ITEMS

$5 each

6 for $20
20 for $50





#A

Detailed hand-painted resin sculpture
Features lighted wings and includes 5 interchangeable "hearts" for every season
Includes 2 button cell batteries 4 1/4"L x 2 3/4"W x 8"H.

Donated by: Patti Finley

Winner: Linda Adams











#B

Berner bag

Designed by Michaela Simmons-Lackner and Allison Parnham

Quilted and donated by Cindy Smith

Winner: Denni Chiappetta








#C

Berner angel flag
by Amy Bolin
12” wide and 17.5” long

Donated by Kathy M. Deyo and the Hapi Mtn Bernese in Orofino, ID since 1986 celebrating all our angels!

Winner: Linda Adams








#D

Angel with puppy
12” tall resin statue

Donated by Kathy M. Deyo and the Hapi Mtn Bernese in Orofino, ID since 1986 celebrating all our angels!

Winner: Karen Connors



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#E

Rainbow Bridge Necklace
using Swarovski crystal beads

Made and donated by Linda Adams

Winner: Linda Bates











#F

Set of pins

Donated by Noelle Zumoff


Winner: Robin Korotki



(All are silver except the cowboy boot and the Native American head, which are gold in color)

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(These three have a stamp on the back. JJ 1988, purchased that year in Mexico)














#G

Flying "Bernese Mountain Dog Angel"
by Vermont Artist, Stephen Huneck Approx. 8 x 6"

Donated by Bill and Barbie Wilczek
www.wilczekwoodworks.com

Winner: Karyn Szurgot










#H

A 40 minute Soul Level Animal Communication session with Marcella

Donated by
Marcella Welch, Animal Intuitive
www.marcellawelch.com
847-886-9352
info@marcellawelch.com

Winner: Cathy Gushulak











#I

BMD tapestry throw

Cotton, new never used, in cedar chest
approx 4 ft x 5 ft

Donated in memory of Cinder

Winner: Melanie Koon







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TIER 2 ITEMS




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

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



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