Yet Another Bulletin Board

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Nov 14th, 2019, 8:51am

Home Home Help Help Search Search Members Members Member Map Member Map Login Login Register Register
Clusterheadaches.com Message Board « Unofficial poll........(FU Don) »


   Clusterheadaches.com Message Board
   New Message Board Archives
   2003 Posts
(Moderator: DJ)
   Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1 2 3  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)  (Read 1679 times)
Tara Ann
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




It's always darkest before the dawn.

  tara_ann_77  
WWW Email

Gender: female
Posts: 2459
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #25 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 6:42pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Personally I couldn't afford it (yeah $25 seems like a small amt to pay to alot of you but to me it's alot of money that could go to diapers or towards bills!)  We have been tight on money for along time now and scrambling to climb outta the whole for along time now.  
 
If I had money the answer would be yes, but at this point in time my answer is no and that's why I try to contribute in other ways (such as writing an aritcle for Donna's newsletter)
IP Logged

http://www.myspace.com/taraann77
jonny
Guest

Email

Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #26 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 6:48pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

No problem, I have well over $800 signing people up......im sure you will kick in when you can.
 
..................................jonny
IP Logged
Roxy
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****






   
Email

Gender: female
Posts: 2282
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #27 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 6:59pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes
IP Logged

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. (Einstein)

I used to have a handle on life....but it broke.
Woobie
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




I luv you guys!!!!!!!!

   
Email

Gender: female
Posts: 3800
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #28 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:01pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Dec 21st, 2003, 6:15pm, jonny wrote:
Did I mention to "Keep your chatter" to yourself?
 
Its Yes or no!!!!!
 
......................................jonny

 
 
you sounds like my 3rd grade teacher - "keep your chatter to yourself"....  
 
ggeeeesh!
 
tina
IP Logged
don
Guest

Email

Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #29 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:02pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

This discussion went on and on over on the OUCH board with little membership input.
 
I will start a poll thread over there again and let the membership sing out !
 
Here it is;
 
http://www.clusterheadaches.org/members/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=news
« Last Edit: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:06pm by don » IP Logged
BobG
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****





   


Gender: male
Posts: 5747
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #30 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:36pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes
IP Logged

Stay stressed. Never relax. Never sleep. Ever.
don
Guest

Email

Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #31 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:45pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Please posts reponses on the OUCH board. Membership is automatically verifed that way.
« Last Edit: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:46pm by don » IP Logged
stevegeebe
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****



I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 1342
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #32 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 7:59pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes.
 
Steve G
IP Logged
grumpett
New Board Veteran
Canada 
***





   
Email

Gender: female
Posts: 113
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #33 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 10:32pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

yes!
But would that be canadian or american?
 
Or was I allowed to ask?
 
 lick
IP Logged

i'm not crazy....I've just been in a bad mood for 30 years!
Mark C
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




Onward through the fog.

   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 2660
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #34 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 10:37pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes.      
IP Logged


Click The Flag
TxBasslady
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




Bass fishin' is a h00t  It's the catchin' that sux

   
Email

Gender: female
Posts: 3201
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #35 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 10:38pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Cool
 
Yes
IP Logged

How lucky I am... to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye too.

Take a kid fishin
www.takemefishin.org

I adopted a Vietnam POW/MIA from El Paso, Texas!
5-string
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Old Timer
USA 
****




Nothing is accomplished without passion

   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 416
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #36 on: Dec 21st, 2003, 10:46pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify


 ...........Yes......
....Mark..
IP Logged
Pinkfloyd
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




comfortably numb

  psiloscribe   pinkshroomrat
WWW Email

Gender: male
Posts: 1406
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #37 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 1:57am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

why take a poll?
If you take out the 32 that jonny keeps reminding everyone that he paid for, from the number of members you had back then, you'd have a pretty good idea of the numbers of people willing to pay up.
If you're going to poll, maybe you should also be asking how many people are also willing to pay someone else's way, and add the expected "hardship" memberships to the paid members.
 
Just my 2 cent donation to the thread... Grin
 
PF
IP Logged

"Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know."
"There is no passion so contagious as that of fear."
[Michel de Montaigne
www.clusterbusters.com
www.obscuredview.blogspot.com
HannahFroukje
New Board Veteran
Netherlands 
***



Let's try and find some ANSWERS!

   
Email

Gender: female
Posts: 195
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #38 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 2:01am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes
 
PAYPAL is HANDY for people abroad!
IP Logged
ZAIRA
New Board Hall of Famer
Italy 
*****




Brave to Stand !!!

   
Email

Gender: female
Posts: 1577
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #39 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 5:03am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify


YES!!!  Wink
IP Logged



Love yourself, Love others, Love often, Forever!
don
Guest

Email

Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #40 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 6:44am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Quote:
If you take out the 32 that jonny keeps reminding everyone that he paid for, from the number of members you had back then, you'd have a pretty good idea of the numbers of people willing to pay up.

 
Want an easier way? Count the number of people who actively took part in the elections.
 
Here some questions to ponder.  
 
What benefits do paying members recieve as opposed to a non paying member that visits the OUCH web site regularly?
 
Do we anticipate grant money in order to finance the work of OUCH ?
 
Do non paying members have access to the OUCH MB ?
 
Can non paying members attend the convention?
 
Are we more concerned with raising money than we are with raising membership?
 
It is not as easy as flipping a coin. Maybe Bob or DJ can dig up the membership numbers just prior to becoming a free organization and post them over on the OUCH site. What we decide here could have major, and I mean major, implications as to how seriously we are taken by the research and medical community.
 
 
Boasting a membership of 84 does not impress insurance companies or anyone with a potential to finance OUCH. Weather or not our 1000 (+) membership is active is irrelevant. What the numbers say to the medical community is there is a need. What the numbers say to pharmacuetical companies is there is money out there in providing for CH. What the numbers say to the insurers is that we are unified and demand to be heard.
 
Im my opinion, the amount of dues that will be collected is not worth jeapordizing all of the above.
 
The "Fundraising Team" has been doing an incredible job in raising enough money to sustain OUCH. Do we need to reach into the pockets of the membership? The future of OUCH will depend largely on funding from grants in order to fullfill our mission of education and awareness (i.e education sessions)
 
OUCH is about education and raising awareness for sufferers and their loved ones. We are losing focus.  
 
Quote:
Our mission is:
 
The Organization for Understanding Cluster Headaches (O.U.C.H.) provides information and emotional support to cluster headache sufferers throughout the world.
 
We encourage, support and participate in research to develop new and improved therapies and practices for treating cluster headaches.
« Last Edit: Dec 22nd, 2003, 7:47am by don » IP Logged
thomas
Guest

Email

Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #41 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 8:13am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Count me in for 25 bones, no problem, I can waste that much in an hour in the bar on Friday night. laugh
IP Logged
Ree
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




2008's my year to shine~SUN IS OUT!!!YAY

64720087 64720087   Reespirit   Ree16Angel
WWW Email

Gender: female
Posts: 5236
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #42 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 8:25am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

yes eposodic hubby here would join...!
 
and if you think that go down on the fee even 10-15 bucks is bettah than no bucks........... ree
 
(who is much bettah this week)
« Last Edit: Dec 22nd, 2003, 8:26am by Ree » IP Logged

Proud Mom to US ARMY Kiowa OH58 PILOT~CWO2 SCOTT Hawaii, & USMC Vet~Now POLICE OFFICER SEAN, Citizen of the Month~ Breezy~ Nana 4 Matt/Mike&Aya, MIL To Shino Wife to Dave HI BILL!http://www.myspace.com/dungareespockethttp://www.prohawaiian.com
Patrick_A
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****



If i could get my hands on that wascally Wabbit

   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 843
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #43 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:05am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Dec 22nd, 2003, 6:44am, don wrote:

 
Want an easier way? Count the number of people who actively took part in the elections.
 
Here some questions to ponder.  
 
What benefits do paying members recieve as opposed to a non paying member that visits the OUCH web site regularly?
 
Do we anticipate grant money in order to finance the work of OUCH ?
 
Do non paying members have access to the OUCH MB ?
 
Can non paying members attend the convention?
 
Are we more concerned with raising money than we are with raising membership?
 
It is not as easy as flipping a coin. Maybe Bob or DJ can dig up the membership numbers just prior to becoming a free organization and post them over on the OUCH site. What we decide here could have major, and I mean major, implications as to how seriously we are taken by the research and medical community.
 
 
Boasting a membership of 84 does not impress insurance companies or anyone with a potential to finance OUCH. Weather or not our 1000 (+) membership is active is irrelevant. What the numbers say to the medical community is there is a need. What the numbers say to pharmacuetical companies is there is money out there in providing for CH. What the numbers say to the insurers is that we are unified and demand to be heard.
 
Im my opinion, the amount of dues that will be collected is not worth jeapordizing all of the above.
 
The "Fundraising Team" has been doing an incredible job in raising enough money to sustain OUCH. Do we need to reach into the pockets of the membership? The future of OUCH will depend largely on funding from grants in order to fullfill our mission of education and awareness (i.e education sessions)
 
OUCH is about education and raising awareness for sufferers and their loved ones. We are losing focus.  
 

 
 
I find myself having to agree with Don on this one. We just need more ways to raise money. We need ways to get our Organization in with the "United Way". I dont know how many people voted last year, but i'd venture to say less than 100.  
Lets think of ways we can get money into our OUCH through donations, and not Membership.
 
Patrick Smiley
IP Logged

Do you think that when they asked George Washington for his ID, that he just whipped out a One Dollar Bill?
jadedgazer
New Board Veteran
USA 
***




This isn't life threatening, just life altering

  jadedgazer  
WWW

Gender: female
Posts: 146
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #44 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:48am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes, no problem.  
 
I had just become a member of OUCH right before the elections and didn't feel that I had the right to put in a vote. I haven't been here very long, and felt that I didn't have the right to have a 'voice' yet.
 
Just my 2 cents.
IP Logged

Jackie S.
rumplestiltskin
Guest

Email

poll bearers
« Reply #45 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:52am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

I'll chatter any time I want ...Elvis!
 
That said.
 
Yer preachin to the choir!
 
.....somebody send Jonny a Funk and Waggnel's Metaphor book fer CHRISTmas so he knows what that means.
 
Love
den
IP Logged
Bob P
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




Shut up Bob!

   
WWW Email

Gender: male
Posts: 3436
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #46 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:13am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

In January 2002, after OUCH being in existance for 2 years, we had approxiamtely 150 paid members.  This was after going through $10 per member, $25 per member and $25 per member and supporter.
 
In the little over a year since OUCH membership became free, membership went from 150 to over 1300.
 
Persoanlly, I really don't care to part of an cluster organization that requires sufferers to pay to be part of it.
 
To all the yes answers above, there is a donation page at the OUCH site, what's stopping you?
IP Logged

Mrs. Barlow, I never, and I repeat never, ever pissed in your steam iron.

"SHUT UP HUB!"
thomas
Guest

Email

Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #47 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:50am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

on Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:13am, Bob P wrote:
To all the yes answers above, there is a donation page at the OUCH site, what's stopping you?

Great question.  I think I'll just have to put my money where my mouth is. Smiley
IP Logged
Jimi
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




Who loves ya baby!

  Hendrix1473  
WWW Email

Gender: male
Posts: 2286
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #48 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 12:15pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I gotta agree with Don and Bob P. If past history is still relevant, this may take our membership numbers way down. An organization of 100-200 members does not appear near as powerful as one with 1,000-1,500 members. Arguing that; well, all 1,000 members should pay the $25 doesn't mean it will happen. Unless we really NEED the money that this would generate, and it would be quite a bit  ($5,000 or so) I would think real hard before I would add a membership fee. That said, I would pay the $25 to remain a member. How's that for both sides of the fence? nopity
IP Logged

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Mr. Happy
CH.com Alumnus
New Board Hall of Famer
USA 
*****




If I can do it, it ain't art.

6108764393 6108764393   Randy   Piscatorus
WWW Email

Gender: male
Posts: 2217
Re: Unofficial poll........(FU Don)
« Reply #49 on: Dec 22nd, 2003, 12:24pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:13am, Bob P wrote:

Persoanlly, I really don't care to part of an cluster organization that requires sufferers to pay to be part of it.

 
Command or demand, I'll balk every time.
Given freely, I'll keep on giving.
 
on Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:13am, Bob P wrote:
To all the yes answers above, there is a donation page at the OUCH site, what's stopping you?

Have a look-see. It really works:
http://www.clusterheadaches.org/donations.html
 
Try it. You'll like it,
RJ
IP Logged

May those who don't want any
Have memories of never getting any.
Pages: 1 2 3  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »


Clusterheadaches.com Message Board » Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1!
YaBB © 2000-2003. All Rights Reserved.


©1998-2010 Web Vision Enterprises All rights reserved. All information on this site is protected by international copyright laws. You may not re-distribute any information from this site without written permission from Web Vision Enterprises and the webmaster of this site. Violators will be prosecuted.
You may view our privacy policy and financial disclosure statement here

test rss