Chan House Spring 2012 Newsletter

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Chan House Spring 2012 Newsletter

  1. 1. Chan House – Spring 春天 2012 Newsletter The Chan House Project In This IssueA new sign for the Chan House Fund Raising Dinner at the Yummy Kitchen FolsomHop Sing’s Fund Raising Dinner PicturesChan House Committee Meeting Schedule New Chan House Website Chan House Video Chan House Spring Fund Raising Dinner On May 17th Yummy Kitchen Chinese Restaurant will be hosting a Chan House Fund Raising Dinner Donation amount $35 A concept of the Howard Sr. and Mabel Chan Museum Time 6:00pm For reservations, contact Jeff Ferreira-Pro @ 916-792-9438 The Heritage Preservation League, Friends of Chan House and Folsom Historical Society have been working hard this Winter! A new sign was designed, fund raising activities have starting up and donations are coming in to reach our goal of $300,000 Chan House Sign A sign has been designed and placed in front of the Chan House to 199 Blue Ravine Rd Suite 100 give visitors to the Historic District a sense of what the Chan House Folsom CA Restoration will look like when completed.A 9 course dinner will be served: Chicken with Sweet Corn Soup Broccoli Beef Kung Pao Chicken Fish Filet in Black Bean SauceOrange Chicken Salt and Pepper Pork Chops House Fried Rice House Chow Mein Honey Walnut Shrimp ---------------------------------
  2. 2. New Friends of Chan House Website We have just completed the redesign of our Friends of Chan House WebsiteThe website now has latest news and updates, newsletters, pictures, upcoming events,contact information, history and a PayPal donation link. Hop Sing’s Fund Raising Dinner th ----------------------------------- Our March 15 kick-off fundraising dinner at Hop Sing’s was a huge success with all of the tickets selling out. Over 60 people attended the dinner and several went home with nice Raffle Prizes. Chan House Committee Meeting You are invited to attend our Chan House Committee Meetings. These meetings areheld every 2 weeks at the Folsom History Museum. The Chan House Committee is looking for new volunteers to help out on this project. Next meeting th Tuesday May 8 5:00pm to 6:00 pm Folsom History Museum 823 Sutter St., Folsom “Raffle Winner” ----------------------------------- Be sure to attend our Spring Fund Raising Dinner Thursday May th 17 at the Folsom Yummy Kitchen, 199 Blue Ravine Rd Suite 100,Chan House Conservancy Donation amount $35 Time 6:00pm – 10pmPlease take a few moments to watch this informative video How Friends of Chan House can help: Make a monetary donation to the Chan House Fund,
  3. 3. c/o Folsom Historical Society, 823 Sutter St. Folsom 95630. PayPal donations can been made at http://www.friendsofchanhouse.org/get-involved/donate/ $100,000 - Garden to be named after donor $50,000 - Bench with donors name on it $25,000 - Garden Feature (statue, etc.) with donor’s name adjacent to or on the feature $10,000 - special plaque in garden with the donor’s name Donations of $500 or more will be permanently memorialized at the Chan House. For more information contact the following: Candy Miller folsomcandy@sbcglobal.net Barbara Leary barbaraleary@comcast.net Jeff Ferreira-Pro ferreirapro@earthlink.net Visit our updated “Friends of Chan House” website http://www.friendsofchanhouse.org/ Volunteer Opportunities: The Chan House Committee is currently looking for volunteers. The following is a list of volunteer opportunities. Please contact Candy, Barbera or Jeff is you are interestedMarketing jobs Study our website and other literature on the project o Get familiar enough to speak to others Make suggestions to help us improve our marketing materials Write articles about the project Share information with local media contactsOnline jobs Post event photos and comments on our Facebook page Setup and post comments on Twitter account Provide links to our website from other related sites Manage the Chan House email list Send emails about the project to our distribution listCommunity Outreach Jobs Staff table at community events o Take photos o Hand out brochures o Collect donations o Get contact info to add people to our distribution list o Answer questions o Bring questions back to our committee if you don’t know the answer
  4. 4. Make phone calls to those who don’t have email o Explain the project o Get current email and other contact info o Invite to community events o Ask for donations Send letters to people who don’t have email or phone numbers Make presentations to community groups Write thank you letters to volunteersFund Raising Jobs Ask your friends to contribute Solicit donations from local businesses Host a fund raising event Help us identify potential major donors Help us with grant writing o Research grant agencies that might support our project o Write and submit grant proposals Write thank you letters to donors Maintain donor recognition information on webpage and FacebookPlanning Jobs Attend our planning meetings Manage the scheduling of volunteers Plan fund raising events Become part of our major donor outreach effort

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