Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
Once again, I must ask our members to contribute towards our annual fee to ning. Our fee of $240 will be due on July 20th. I ask our members to donate whatever they can afford to cover the cost. There is no set amount. Even a small donation will be welcome.
Let me explain for our newer members. This site is hosted by an entity called Ning. They created the software, which I used to set up our online community. We first went online on February 16, 2010. In July of that year they began requiring a hosting fee. Rather than requiring a membership fee (which might put off some of our poorer prospective members) I decided to ask for donations instead. No one is required to donate. But I cannot afford to pay the fee as well as do the work of maintaining our site. I am retired, and live on a very small pension. I have time, but not money.
So your donation should be made to my paypal account, using my personal email address as the destination: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paypal will accept major credit cards as payment sources, and will convert other currencies to U.S. dollars. You do not need to have a Paypal account yourself to use it for donation purposes. Please specify that the donation is for needlelacetalk. I will then pay ning's fee.
I will post a list of our donors on the opening page of our network, in the right hand column. And a huge THANK YOU to all who help out with this.
Go to this page on the paypal website:
It is a 3 step process.
1. Type in an amount
2. Tell it the destination TO: email@example.com, and tell it your email address.
3. It wants to create an account for you. And you can tell it which major credit card you will use for the payment.
I agree. I don't know what I would do without this site.. and thank you Teri.
A big thank you to Lorelei!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU and the Guild of Needle Laces for your donation. We now have enough money to pay our NING fee. And I am glad to know that all my hard work is appreciated and used by our members.
Michael Dennis said:
On behalf of the Guild of Needlelaces we have just donated $50. I hope this is enough to keep the site going.