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  1. Welcome to the official RangersMedia Erskine Fund - New Season, New Membership - Pledge your Support Here Thread. [short version for existing members - membership renewal for the New Season is due now. PM me or @Zetland for payment details. If you want to join, but can't pay yet for whatever reason, then get yourself on the Pledged List for now - that's semi-respectable at least! The RM Erskine Fund is a voluntary fundraising group funded by RM Member donations (and other occasional fundraising activities). The money raised is spent as follows: Providing Rangers FC Products and Services to Residents of 4 Erskine Care Homes (eg: Season Tickets, Match Tickets, Hospitality Tickets, Stadium Tours, Argyle Restaurant Lunches, Rangers TV, Rangers Match Programmes) Providing non-Rangers-related Recreational Treats for the Residents of 4 Erskine Homes (eg: Boat Trips, Restaurant Lunches, Christmas Party Donations, Palace Visits, D-Day Whisky Miniatures) Supporting The Rangers Family - Rangers Development Fund, Rangers Charity Foundation, Rangers Ladies, Rangers Football In The Community. We also support Residents of Hollybush House Hospital (Combat Stress) by providing 4 Season Tickets for their exclusive use, Rangers TV and Rangers Match Programme Subscriptions The Fund has no running costs – (except the 6% PayPal fee charged by PayPal on all donations ). So every penny donated is properly spent and properly accounted for. With over £60,000 raised to date (and spent very wisely!), we are now enthusiastically embarking on our 6th Season of Supporting Erskine Veterans and Rangers FC. It promises to be our most successful season so far - and that’s why we’d really like you to join us - the more members we have, the more we can achieve, so please join us. It's easy, and very rewarding. Season membership of The Fund is a minimum donation of £10. But if you're feeling a bit flush, you can donate as much as you want!!! Last season's members - you know the score - please get yourself on the pledged list - and please encourage other RM Members to do the same - Some of them just need a wee pointer. New or potential members - PM @govanblue or @Zetland with any questions you may have. ---------------------------------------- How to donate: Donations via PayPal or by Bank Transfer. PM @govanblue or @Zetland for details. @Zetland will be looking after the Pledged List and updating the Members List - and if you think I'm a tenacious bastard, wait till you see her in action. Note: Please do not feel obliged to publicly say how much you're donating. But then on the other hand, if you're planning on making a particularly generous donation, then telling people how much might you're donating, and why, might encourage other members to do something similar. Do what you want really, as you always do! Current Pledged Members List - see next post. If you're name's not on it, then add a post to this thread.
  2. Rangers v Olympique Marseille: Hollybush House - 4 Smartcards activated Erskine Bishopton - 2 Smartcards activated, plus 1 Wheelchair( & Companion) Space Cost: £67
  3. I've already spelled it out to you...
  4. Yay! I was getting quite worried about you. Glad to see you're still kicking.
  5. Accounts update: Current Membership - 165 Current Pledged List - 38 Members. Come on you 38 - give me a shout! Amount raised this season: £6,262.95 Amount spent this season: £3,327.72 Amount remaining this season: £2,935.23 - which might sound a lot, but we've got some hefty donations to the Rangers Youth Development Company to make soon (Lotto and Rising Stars), which will leave us pretty strapped for cash as we head towards Autumn, and we still need to keep enough to pay for all the Home cup games (£100 or so per game) And Argyle Lunches (£180 per group) It's a good job we got smacked out of Europe, or we'd probably be in need of some urgent fundraising. As it stands, if we can get those 38 Pledged donations in, we might just have enough to see us to November. If only some new Members would make a small donation to the cause, and help us get our Membership to 200. That would be Great! This season's Spending so far: 4 Season Tickets for Erskine Park & Erskine Glasgow - £1,280 4 Season Tickets for Hollybush House (Combat Stress) - £1,060 Argyle Restaurant Meal & Drinks for ten (including Stadium Tour and tips to Tour Guide and Waiting Staff) - £157.40 Donation to Hollybush House Fete - £40 3 DVD Players (& HDMI Cables) for Hollybush House - £128.32 2 Road Bikes for Hollybush House - £440 14 Tickets (smartcard activations), Rangers v Progres Niederkorn, for Erskine and Hollybush House - £132 20 Rising Stars, Rangers v Progres Niederkorn - £40 12V Drinks Cooler for Erskine Bishopton - £50 Total: £3327.72 [ This is not a call for additional donations from Existing Members - it's a call to those who haven't made a donation yet for this Season. ]
  6. I'm a month late to the party, but so what? Just for the record, The Founders Trail has donated Free Passes to us for our raffles, and has also given other help and support gladly, whenever I've asked for it. And I don't think I've ever heard a soul say that the tour isn't great value for money. I certainly found it to be. That scoundrel @moonlighter on the other hand - I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. Not until he's renewed his RM Erskine Fund Membership for this season at least! the-official-201718-season-pre-season-training-starts-here/
  7. Membership of the RM Erskine Fund Platinum Members Club is automatic for any Member who donates £50 or more to the RM Erskine Fund. These 39 Fine Upstanding Members have done just that... Aubie92 BallochBear Bil Bobby Hume Brackley broxieman Carling1873 Courtyard Bear EKCO geneva_ger gmcf Goggs Heshootshescores HG5 Inigo jamess jim white's a bear johntee Johnny Dangerously Keeps01 LSGers Malvern Muz333 NavyBear offshoreworker One Jock Wallace onefootwillie only14me scottyscott1963 SuperTav SW3 Taipan toad Travelrug thistleman weeneily wotmeworry Young Bob Zetland The main benefit of the Platinum Members' Club is, of course, that you will be first on my list, come the November Donation Campaign. @Aubie92 @BallochBear @Bil @Bobby Hume @Brackley @broxieman @Carling1873 @Courtyard Bear @EKCO @geneva_ger @gmcf @Goggs @Heshootshescores @HG5 @Inigo @jamess @jim white's a bear @johntee @Johnny Dangerously @Keeps01 @LSgers @Malvern @Muz333 @NavyBear @offshoreworker @One Jock Wallace @onefootwillie @only14me @scottyscott1963 @SuperTav @SW3 @Taipan @thistleman @toad @Travelrug @weeneily @wotmeworry @Young Bob @Zetland
  8. The Fund's been a bit quiet on the spending front recently (and on the donations front too actually! ) - this is mainly due to having an empty midweek fixture calendar for the next few weeks. We'll get spending again once the season kicks off. But in the meantime, it would be great if we could boost the Fund's coffers with a few New Members.
  9. Certainly My Good Sir. PM sent.
  10. And Welcome Back Ashore @NavyBear Just leave your wellies at the door, and get stuck in. Right Lads, that's The Navy here now. Just watch this party come alive...
  11. Donated. No Surrender to the DLA
  12. Aye Mr Struth, you called that one right - I hope!
  13. Fair enough mate. I'll sign it with my 4 email accounts later tonight.
  14. So just the small matter of the 80% commission charge to the RM Fund to sort out and everybody's happy.
  15. I'll be giving an update on Wee Josh some time soon, but in the meantime, here's a brief summary: No good news.
  16. Hi all, sorry I'm late. I didn't know anything about this petition, but it does look like it's something Mark would set up. He'll (understandably) pretty much try anything that comes his way. As far as I can see, the site looks "legit" in a loose sense, but I can't see that it will do any good. It's too vague, and I doubt Donald Trump will feel compelled to read it if it gets to its target of 300!!! signatures. And yeah it looks like the price you pay for signing it is some weird emails petitioning you to get involved in some random shit. Probably best avoided.
  17. Many thanks to Loyal Fund Member @hammer93 who has already made his donation for this season, but found himself with a spare tenner, and couldn't think of anywhere better to invest it.
  18. Welcome to Platinum Club Member @weeneily - who has actually been here since 25th of May, but has been unconscious behind the couch the whole time! Luckily the cleaners eventually found him, so we've given him a quick spruce-up and he's ready to rejoin the party...
  19. @Zetland - you wanted to see some Erskine D-Day Whisky Pictures... More here...
  20. Another photo saved from photobucket...
  21. The only kind of Bear worth hunting.
  22. A Warm Welcome to Platinum Club Member number 37 - @wotmeworry
  23. It's stil here. Just haven't had time to think about organising this season's auction.
  24. Erskine D-Day Whisky Donations 2012 - 2017
  25. Please don't post on this thread. We've had to remove our photos from photobucket, so we need somewhere to host them, and this thread is it. It's just a container thread, and we'll link to the photos in all our regular Fund threads. It will get really messy if people comment on this thread, or even worse - quote the photos!!! So please don't post on this thread - not even ironically. Especially not even ironically! Yes I know it's irresistible, and I know this is RM, but please... just just this once? ps - the first person to reply with "How?" owes The Fund a Tenner!