[CQ-Contest] WRTC2000 Donations

John Crovelli w2gd at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 12 23:14:22 EDT 2000

Dear Fellow Constesters:

The upcoming WRTC2000 will be an event unlike any other in contesting
history.  Over 400 contesters and other interested hams from nearly 50 
countries are expected to descend upon Bled, Slovenia this July to 
experience what is sure to be one of the closest competitions of all time. 
It's not only a great contest event, but also a remarkable example of 
international good will.

But ensuring the success of an event of this magnitude takes expert
management and a lot of money (donations to WRTC 1996 in San Francisco were 
in the $100K+ range).  This is the first time the WRTC format has been 
attempted outside of the the USA and I feel strongly that we all should be 
helping and supporting the Slovenians in every way possible.  The event 
organizing committee has developed plans that are well thought out, and the 
extensive set of prizes being offered is sure to garner a lot of operator 
interest world-wide.

Below you will find a letter previously posted by Carl Cooke, AI6V/P40V, 
containing information on how to submit contributions.  Last fall Carl 
volunteered to help coordinate WRTC fundraising in the USA and has asked me 
to help spread the word once again at this critical time.  Every dollar 
contributed will be put to good use and is very appreciated.

Incidentally, directed contributions to the NCDXF are tax deductible.

Please, consider making a donation, and I hope you will do it very soon.  

73, John W2GD/P40W


From: AI6V/P49V <ai6v at aol.com>
To: <wrtc2000 at ne.nal.go.jp>
Subject: [wrtc2000 0118] WRTC 2000
Date: 24. september 1999 21:05

Hello to all:

Tine (S50A) thought I was sitting around too much in my old age and decided 
that I needed something to do, so I would not get better than him at 
contesting.  He chose to give me the job of fundraising in the US for WRTC 

In this capacity, I hereby request that all of you dig down into your
pockets and show the Slovenians the gratitude that we all feel toward them 
for undertaking such a monumental task.  Their website at
http://wrtc2000.bit.si is very informative, well laid out and all of the 
preparation work I have seen is top notch.

Because of all my memorable experiences from WRTC '90 and '96, I am eagerly 
looking forward to WRTC 2000 as I am sure you are.  I am very excited about 
the site of the forthcoming event.  I have visited the city of Bled, in 
Slovenia, and can attest to its beauty and to the hospitality of the 
Slovenians.  I hope to see all of your smiling faces there in July of 2000.

Since the event is being held in Europe, we might have trouble getting US 
corporations involved with donations.  I think it is necessary for every one 
of us to contribute toward the immense cost of hosting WRTC 2000.  This will 
ensure that sufficient funds are available for the Slovenians to make the 
event all they wish it to be.

Donations in excess of $250 may be submitted via a directed contribution to 
the Northern California DX Foundation, earmarked "WRTC 2000" and sent to 
Bruce Butler W6OSP, 4220 Chardonnay Ct., Napa, CA  94558.

Contributions under $250 or deductible business donations may be sent to 
Carl Cook AI6V/P49V, 2191 Empire Ave., Brentwood, CA  94513.

I am looking forward to receiving your contributions to this wonderful 

73,    Carl Cook   AI6V/P49V

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