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    • JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

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      July 3, 2008

      Fellow John Wayne fans,

      Here's a new opportunity to further support the new museum and learning center. Right now you can purchase a 4" x 8" Tribute Brick with your choice of three lines of text (limited to 13 characters and spaces per line) and have it placed on the walkway leading to the front steps of the Birthplace home! (see photo) For all the bricks that were sold previously, those purchasers are being contacted and about 90% of them want to be a part of this new brick sidewalk project. In addition, about 100 4" x 8" bricks are still available for this project if anyone is interested. It is expected that they will go fast, since the word is being spread to everyone that is a member of the Birthplace Society and other fans as well.



      Proceeds from the sale of these bricks support the effort to build the new John Wayne Birthplace and Learning Center--the ONLY museum in the world dedicated to John Wayne. This offer is only available while the supply of brick spaces lasts!

      Go to Brickwalk for a direct link to the information for this special limited-time offer.

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      May 25, 2008
      I'm happy to report that we have reached our goal of $1500!! :hyper:

      We had a late arrival with a donation and that sealed the deal, and we're set to purchase the brick!

      The Alamo Brick has been purchased, and will be engraved with the following:




      Thanks again to all who contributed to the JW walk of fame. We put our $$ where our mouth is with this effort, and we have put our mark on the museum, & and on this noble effort.

      Kevin - JWMB Admin



      We are kicking off the Walk Of Fame donation drive and we'll need your help!


      Donate Today!

      We are attempting to raise funds to purchase a granite block at the John Wayne Birthplace's planned museum. The Walk of Fame will connect the Birthplace home with the new Museum.
      This is a great opportunity for the members here at the JWMB to contribute to the building of the new museum in Winterset, and make our mark in stone!

      We are suggesting that JWMB members consider donating $50 - $100 so that we can shoot for the $2500 laser-engraved granite block. Of course, donations of ANY size will be gratefully accepted - each one will bring us closer to our goal. We are using PayPal to handle the electronic donations, but if you need to make a donation via postal mail then please contact us and we will get you that information.

      You can follow the progress by watching the Goal meter at the top of each page of the site. As members contribute the meter will advance.

      Thanks for your support!
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
      jwayne.com
      ___________________________________
      Official JWMB online store
    • Re: JWMB sponsor's a Walk Of Fame block

      Feel free to post comments and/or questions. We haven't settled on the text to have engraved on the stone, but we're open for suggestions!
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
      jwayne.com
      ___________________________________
      Official JWMB online store
    • Re: JWMB sponsor's a Walk Of Fame block

      The text is limited to three lines, with

      28 characters in the first line (including spaces and punctuation)

      23 characters in the second line (including spaces and punctuation)

      18 characters in the third line (including . . . you know :wink_smile: )

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Hi Carol,

      The best way to go is to go to dukewayne.com/misc.php?do=donate and then choose the amount and hit the "Donate" button.

      This allows us to record your contribution and also update the goal meter located at the top of the page.
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
      jwayne.com
      ___________________________________
      Official JWMB online store
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Hello Everyone:

      This is an interesting thread however I would like to express a number of concerns I have.

      $2500 does seem to be quite a lot of money to spend on a block, is purchasing this block really the best way to advance the cause of John Wayne?

      Secondly what benefit will the purchase of this block have overall with regards to the museum? Personally I would have felt that if its going to a museum then Dukewayne.com would have been better off purchasing some John Wayne memorabilia/props or some rare items of interest to fellow fans etc.

      These are only my opinion and perhaps at the moment I don't know enough about this to come out and actually criticise it, perhaps if someone could educate/enlighten me on this scheme and the significance of the block I will be able to understand it and maybe even support it.

      Thanks in advance

      :agent:
      Regards
      Robbie
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Robbie wrote:

      Hello Everyone:

      This is an interesting thread however I would like to express a number of concerns I have.

      $2500 does seem to be quite a lot of money to spend on a block, is purchasing this block really the best way to advance the cause of John Wayne?

      Secondly what benefit will the purchase of this block have overall with regards to the museum? Personally I would have felt that if its going to a museum then Dukewayne.com would have been better off purchasing some John Wayne memorabilia/props or some rare items of interest to fellow fans etc.

      These are only my opinion and perhaps at the moment I don't know enough about this to come out and actually criticise it, perhaps if someone could educate/enlighten me on this scheme and the significance of the block I will be able to understand it and maybe even support it.

      Thanks in advance

      :agent:


      Engraved bricks and/or granite blocks are a popular custom in the US, Rob, used to signify respect and admiration for the entity cited in the engraving. I don't know if other countries have the same custom but it's pretty widespread in the states.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      The walk of fame stones are used as a fund raiser for the birth place to raise funds for the museum. This is certainly not the only channel for funding, but one of many. So this isn't a scheme.

      This gives us a way to contribute in a tangible way, and also gives the community here away to show to the public visiting the future museum that our little group here supported the effort.
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
      jwayne.com
      ___________________________________
      Official JWMB online store
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Stumpy wrote:

      Engraved bricks and/or granite blocks are a popular custom in the US . . .

      They are also a popular way to raise funds for any number of projects. The community pool in our area was partially funded by engraved tiles that are in a large bench near the swimming pool, and you can see different families, individuals, and businesses that helped by making donations. Currently, they are trying to raise funds for some kind of all-weather sports complex, and are selling engraved bricks.

      Thanks, Robbie, for expressing your concerns, as you may not be alone in your thoughts.

      Let's face it - the cost of the granite block or any of the other tribute bricks is relatively small in value compared to the amount of the donation, so what is happening is that we are making a sizable donation, getting tangible credit for it, and most if not all of the donation will go to the museum. If we buy merchandise, certainly we are getting something in return, but you can be certain that a much smaller portion of that merchandise contributes to the museum, because of the costs involved in selling the merchandise (cost of the product, overhead of the gift shop itself, employee costs, etc.).

      As Kevin said, in addition to helping finance the museum and learning center, there will be a perpetual memorial showing that the group here at the JWMB was part of the effort!

      I hope our comments allay your concerns, Robbie. Donating is purely voluntary, and there is NO pressure on anyone to contribute. An email went to the membership at large solely to let everyone know about the opportunity to be part, not to place undue pressure.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Just out of curiosity, how long will this fund drive last? The reason I ask is because I want to make a contribution but January is a bad time for me as I'm trying to recover from large Christmas expenses, plus my car insurance comes due this month.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Stumpy wrote:

      Just out of curiosity, how long will this fund drive last? The reason I ask is because I want to make a contribution but January is a bad time for me as I'm trying to recover from large Christmas expenses, plus my car insurance comes due this month.



      We hope we can achieve the goal by March 1st. If we can accomplishment the goal sooner, than that would be best.
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
      jwayne.com
      ___________________________________
      Official JWMB online store
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      I will make a contribution next month to fund. January is a bad month after Christmas and I also have Birthdays everywhere as well.

      I voted for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon because as Smokey says we have a direct link to that movie through our esteemed member William Brooks being in it and it seems to me to make it more personal to us.


      Mike
    • Granite Block At Winterset

      Come on You Cowboys and Cowgirls,
      :headbonk:
      Get Up Off Your Wallet and give "Kevin" the Man that Gave Us This Great Web-Site "AND FOR FREE" that we have All This Fun On for the Past Years and that We Call "OUR WEB-SITE," and Send Him a Few Bucks for this John Wayne Birthplace Thing at Winterset.
      :stunned:
      This is our Chance to get the Name of This Web- Site Up Where Many People can See About Us, and Help Out get the New John Wayne Museum to get Going.
      :vampire:


      If You Can Not Afford $50.00, I will just Bet That Kevin will take and use Any Amount That You Send !!!
      (bud)


      Chilibill
      :cowboy:
    • Re: JWMB sponsors a Walk Of Fame block

      Stumpy wrote:

      Just out of curiosity, how long will this fund drive last? The reason I ask is because I want to make a contribution but January is a bad time for me as I'm trying to recover from large Christmas expenses, plus my car insurance comes due this month.

      Stumpy,
      You are certainly not alone in being "financially impaired" at the beginning of a new year.

      Donations have been a little slow, but we are hoping that will change now that we are headed into a new month.

      Chester :newyear: