by Jean Mann
First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who participated in our Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) program at the 2020 ACB virtual conference and convention either by signing up for the first time or increasing your monthly contributions. When the convention started, we had 256 donors; by the end of it, we were up to 325. At the time of this writing we’re at 332, so we greatly exceeded our goal of 3 2 1!
We told you that after the convention, somebody would win an iPhone 11XR, and, on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 11, the staff in the Minneapolis office drew the name of the lucky winner, and she is Pam Shaw. Pam is a longtime member of ACB from Pennsylvania and we congratulate her!
We have some more exciting news for you. As many of you know, the Leadership Conference, which is usually held in Washington, D.C., will be virtual this year. Since you won’t have to leave your homes and won’t have travel and hotel expenses, it will give many more of you the opportunity to Zoom in and attend these meetings. So we’ve decided that we’re going to make ourselves available again for you to call or email us and join MMS or increase your donations during that weekend. But you don’t have to wait until then. Everybody who signs up for the first time and pledges a minimum of $10 a month, or increases their monthly contributions by at least $5 between the end of the 2020 convention and the end of the 2021 leadership conference will be eligible to win a 32-inch Smart TV. And you’ll still be eligible to win that big prize we’ll be providing after the 2021 convention. We’re not sure what that will be yet, but you know we’ll come up with something!
By now, most of you know how the MMS program works. A certain amount of money that you designate (a minimum of $10) is charged to your credit card or withdrawn from your checking account on a monthly basis. Up to 50 percent of that money can be given to an affiliate of your choice, or all of it can go to ACB. And here’s how you can sign up or increase the amount you’re already giving. Visit ACB’s website, acb.org, tab to the Donate Now button, and then tab to the MMS program. Or call the ACB office in Minneapolis at (612) 332-3242.
In the meantime, if you have questions, we’ll be glad to answer them. Leave a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 743-0755 and somebody from the team will get back to you.
Once again, thanks to all of you who are supporting ACB through the MMS program. We hope we’ll hear from many more of you soon.