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  • pizza oven raises $4,500 for school

    Pizza oven does Good Deed.

    We donated a pizza oven to our local elementary school in Healdsburg,
    and it was the hit of the auction, raising $4,500 for the school
    after heated bidding. We weren't there, but we've been promised a
    photo of the winner.

    Jim, weren't you going to build one for your church?


  • #2
    heated bidding ??? that's*classic *...


    • #3
      Our priest wants me to but we've a small disagreement right now. They
      just presented this year's budget and are looking for an extra 15% in
      collections because "revenue is flat". The problem is that expenses
      are up -- things like an $8,000 dining room set, a used pickup truck
      for the priests to use (they both also have cars -- an Audi & a BMW
      for which we pay the insurance/maint/upkeep), a new "discretionary
      charity fund" which the priests get to use to spread the wealth to
      those they feel particularly attuned to (on top of the $200,000 a year
      we already donate as a parish to various charitable & diocesan
      collections)...and of course there's the newly hired staff (we've
      doubled our administrative costs over the past 3 years)...I suggested
      that perhaps we have a spending problem. I pointed out that arguing
      that income was flat or down was due to declining attendance but that
      we needed more staff, etc. because needs were growing seemed in conflict.

      It's probably far more straightforward to do it your way -- a flat
      donation to the local school would eliminate all the politics &
      personal feelings at play.



      • #4
        oooooh ... you better get used to the heat from that brick oven. might have an awful lot of missippi's coming... ;>)****