Wise Water Words - Volume 51, Issue 3 (Fall/Winter 2014)
Water for People Fundraising Record(Submitted by Christian New - Praxair)
With the help of you and $3,350 in proceeds from the Fall Conference Poker Tournament (put on by the Young Professionals committee), our 2014 donation to Water for People is a record $11,800! This is 38% over last year's total and 4% over our 2012 record. Every year, I become more amazed at you, our water community. It is truly humbling to be associated with such a fine group of men and women in Nebraska's water industry.
- You purchased a record $2,955 in raffle sales (32% over last year). A record number of you donated prize money to yield another raffle record of $2,453 for Water for People (68% over last year):
- Chris Miller of Miller and Associates donated 1/2 of his $400 first prize winnings.
- Eric Obert of JEO donated 1/2 of his $250 second prize winnings.
- Jim Wathen of CDM Smith donated ALL of his $100 third prize winnings.
- Brenda Lennox, AWWA Vice President and our honored guest, donated ALL of her $60 Top Ops prize.
- Mike Parde, of the City of Fremont, donated ALL of his $20 Ultimate Back Flow Challenge prize.
Again, my sincere thanks for your generosity and enthusiasm.