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   Annual Fund Raiser 
http://www.mdfoundation.com.au

 
 

2009 AIHPA for MD FOUNDATION FUND-RAISER
COINCIDE WITH MD AWARENESS WEEK 24-30 MAY 2009

Held by: AIHPA & Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group

2009 NEWS FLASH:  SHOOTERS RAISED $3,615 FOR CHARITY - THE MDF.

TICKETS WERE JUST $5 ea
Drawn 5th July 2009 at ANZAC Range at close of Sydney Cup
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS...

Review: 2009 AIHPA fund raiser for MDF, by Josh Coughran.

Read the Macular Degeneration Foundation review of the AIHPA's efforts.  http://www.mdfoundation.com.au.aihpa.aspx

AIHPA began its first charity fund raising activity in 2008, thanks to project manager Richard Ruppas.  Over $2,200 was raised for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  It was a credit to the AIHPA, its members and all shooters involved.

Earlier in the year I received an email from Dave Waters regarding our annual fundraiser for 2009.  I replied asking “who would we get to run the event”.  Dave’s reply was “thanks for volunteering”.

We got to work straight away and contacted the Macular Degeneration (MD) Foundation to start making arrangements to hold a raffle.  The MDF was selected out of a few final charity causes because of its direct relation to eyesight, and that MD is an indiscriminate disease that has affected, and will continue to affect, many shooters no matter fitness, health or lifestyle.

The MDF were very appreciative of our offer and were supportive in the planning stages by sending out officially stamped raffle tickets, brochures and marketing material.  As I started reading some of the brochures, I quickly realised that macular degeneration was a much bigger issue than I had first thought.  With 1 in 7 people being affected at some stage in their lives, it is almost certain that we will all know somebody who suffers, or will suffer, directly from MD.

As with all shooting sports and sporting shooters, we need our eyes.  Most importantly, we must maintain healthy central vision eyesight.  Shooting sports do uniquely offer the ability for people who suffer from various disabilities to participate in the openly in the sport.  However, persons visually impaired will find this sport almost impossible to be part of.

There are 3 main concerns with any raffle - getting sponsors to donate prizes, getting willing people to sell tickets, and getting the potentially lucky winners to buy the tickets.  The MD raffle was blessed with some tremendous sponsors and supporters, including:

Red Barron Adventures – www.redbaron.com.au
Bankstown Airport - http://www.bankstownairport.com.au
Nexon - www.nexon.com.au
Valvoline - www.valvoline.com.au, www.eagleone.com
The Gunsmiths - www.thegunsmiths.com.au
Allison Valley Wines - www.allisonvalley.com.au
Mainline Automotive -
www.mainlineauto.com.au

Many of these sponsors also purchased tickets themselves.  We also had some outstanding and very generous people and companies who purchased dozens of tickets, and made up shortfalls for partially sold tickets in books.

The fund raiser raffle raffle draw, after 2 months of promotion, took place on the 5th July at the ANZAC range, NSW, at the close of the traditional 2009 Sydney Cup event.  Shooters attending the draw we were joined by distinguished guests from the MD Foundation; representatives Julie Heraghty (CEO) and her partner Graham.  Julie briefly discussed some Macular Degeneration issues, and spoke highly of shooters, and confidently understood how shooters should be concerned with MD.  Julie was then tasked with the ticket draw after we proudly announced that the charity fund raising raffle raised over $3,600.00!

There were a lot of smiles at the end of the draw with lots of prize winners taking some very nice prizes home.  MD Foundation representative Graham said some kind words of appreciation to the AIHPA and shooters on behalf of the Macular Degeneration Foundation before departing with a handful of cheques.

The AIHPA and the MDF encourage everybody to have their eyes tested, at least annually, and have their macular checked at the same time.  Also, we all encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Special thanks to the AIHPA and all its members and supporting clubs, Peter Cuddy, John Waters, SSAA Sydney Branch for generously providing their Malabar clubhouse as the venue for the draw, and the AIHPA President David Waters for his huge support for all aspects of the raffle.

(Special thanks to Josh Coughran for his efforts and his very kind personal donations to this charity fund raiser. Pres)

 

Congratulations to all our winners.

Qty: Item: $ (ea) From: Winner Name
1 Joy Flight Voucher   Red Barron N. Baynes
1 Lightforce Spotlight $150 AIHPA R. Gawned
1 Rifle Scope - Nikko Stirling GC 6-24x50 $260 The Gunsmiths S. Woodger
1 Rifle Scope - MARK Precision 8-32x50 $200 The Gunsmiths J. Ward
1 Car Dyno tests (with reports) $100 Mainline Automotive Julie
1 Car Dyno tests (with reports) $100 Mainline Automotive NEXON
1 Car Dyno tests (with reports) $100 Mainline Automotive D. Bennett
1 Boston speaker sets (Amp, speakers, sub) $125 Nexon Asia Pacific D. Lord
1 Boston speaker sets (Amp, speakers, sub) $125 Nexon Asia Pacific M. Guest
1 Wireless PC keyboard & mouse with headset $80 Nexon Asia Pacific J. Waters
1 Car care kits and clothing items 1   Valvoline / Ashland Australia A. Sonnenberg
1 Car care kits and clothing items 2   Valvoline / Ashland Australia R. Taylor
1 Car care kits and clothing items 3   Valvoline / Ashland Australia P. Bott
1 Car care kits and clothing items 4   Valvoline / Ashland Australia K. Ellis
1 Car care kits and clothing items 5   Valvoline / Ashland Australia C. Baynes
1 Car care kits and clothing items 6   Valvoline / Ashland Australia R. Gawned
1 Dozen bottles red wine 1 $200 Djeran Vineyard(Margaret River) J. All
1 Dozen bottles red wine 2 $200 Djeran Vineyard(Margaret River) J. Coupland
1 Dozen bottles red wine 3 $120 Allison Valley(Margaret River WA) P. Feeney
1 Dozen bottles red wine 4 $120 Allison Valley(Margaret River WA) NEXON
1 Autocare gift voucher (tyres, services) $100 Beaurepairs / Goodyear A. Baynes
1 Projector Screen 1 $175 Goodyear Andrews
1 Projector Screen 2 $175 Goodyear AIHPA
SECOND CHANCE draw:      
1 Valvoline lube and accessory set 1   Valvoline / Ashland Australia C. Mahony
1 Valvoline lube and accessory set 2   Valvoline / Ashland Australia G. Turvey
1 Valvoline lube and accessory set 3   Valvoline / Ashland Australia P. Sharpley
1 Valvoline lube and accessory set 4   Valvoline / Ashland Australia A. Baynes
1 Rifle cleaning kit $25 The Gunsmiths M. Guest
1 Blackhawk Scope Cover $25 The Gunsmiths D. V. Jones
1 Rifle lube kit $10 The Gunsmiths D. Carter
1 Multi-head screwdriver tool $10 The Gunsmiths P. Bott
1 Lens cleaning kit $15 The Gunsmiths Dick (Mainline)
1 3 Glass set 1 $10 John Waters M. Guest
1 3 Glass set 2 $10 John Waters M. Lewis
1 Gun Bags (large) 1 $25 John Waters P. Jones
1 Gun Bags (large) 2 $25 John Waters J. Pebatista
1 Hornady hat 1 $15 Herron Security and Sports D. Bennett
1 Hornady hat 2 $15 Herron Security and Sports Pheng
1 Hornady hat 3 $15 Herron Security and Sports E. Brown
1 Mens Cologne $55 AIHPA C. Bostick
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group P. Jones
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group F. Pralea
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group K. Elverey
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group M. Guest
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group P. Bott
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group M. Halloran
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group S. Woodger
1 Sydney Stubby Holder $6 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group R. Ruppas

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PLEASE, SUPPORT OUR GREAT SPONSORS...


http://www.redbaron.com.au/adventures

Tel: 02 9791 0643    Email: contact@redbaron.com.au

http://www.bankstownairport.com.au
 

www.valvoline.com.au
#1 for lubricants and race gear.
A team of support you can count on.
 
  
Dejeran Vinyard:
ani@brainwise.com.au
Allison Valley Wines:
matt@allisonvalley.com.au or 0417 094 908
www.allisonvalley.com.au

 


Mainline Automotive Equipment
Computer based Dyno's for 2WD, 4WD & AWD vehicles.
www.mainlineauto.com.au
PHONE: +61 2 9773 8222
 

www.eagleone.com
#1 for car care products.
Tel: 612 9609 7999

www.nexon.com.au
Tel: 1300 30 20 70 Aust wide.
Nexon, Asia Pacific, are providers of telecommunications and telephony systems for small, med and HUGE enterprises.  Also IT solution providers and data centre hosting services.
 

www.thegunsmiths.com.au
Australia's only guns and components supply company that has members who understand "shooting" and "shooters".  AIHPA preferred supplier...
Ph:  +61 (02) 9743-7328
Email Sales@thegunsmiths.com.au

www.beaurepaires.com.au
Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly (bargain) tyres for all vehicles - small to heavy.
Tel 13 23 81 Australia Wide.

INTRO: After a sensationally successful 2008 fund raiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, raising over $2,200, AIHPA have decided to run a 2009 fund raiser, but this time for the Macular Degeneration Foundation.  MDF is a group that tackles and assists with MD symptoms, which every shooter, and every person, should be aware of, and have concerns with.

If you would like to be a sponsor, so your company, or interests, will have relevant logos and details displayed on our website, etc, then please email us to state your pledge.

We really need members to sell raffle tickets.  Each book has 20 tickets, and we have a total of 50 books.  Please email us your postal address to have a book sent to you.

EVERYBODY, please consider buying tickets at $5 each.  A small price for a chance to win, and an opportunity to help.

Please email us your pledge on fundraiser@aihpa.com with your support (to promote and sell tickets), donation or ticket purchase needs.

Notice, from Josh Coughran - Secretary/Treasurer

I think we can all agree that if we had a dollar for every time we heard a shooter say ‘my eyes are playing up on me today’ or ‘my eyes aren’t what they used to be’, we would have a small fortune!

You will all be glad to know that this year our annual fundraiser is in support of the Macular Degeneration Foundation. What do the Macular Degeneration Foundation do, and more importantly, what is macular degeneration?

Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia, affecting central vision.  MD primarily affects people over the age of 50, however knowledge and better lifestyle, such as diet, may greatly reduce the cause or symptoms.  Currently, one in seven people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease.  We’d like to help reduce this.

The key objectives of the Foundation are to represent the interests of the MD community by providing:
          Education - provide accurate, specific, current and ongoing information
          Awareness - increase awareness of Macular Degeneration
          Research - support and pursue research
          Support Services - facilitate access to relevant support and support services
          Representation - advocate for the best interests of the MD community

Further information about Macular Degeneration is available at www.mdfoundation.com.au

For our 2009 Fund Raiser initiative, we are selling raffle tickets in a chance to win some great prizes and help this very important, and shooter related, charity.

Although we have some prizes supplied by some very generous sponsors, we need more.  We are asking you, our members, to help with this, and campaign for donations, or ticket sales.  Please get into contact with us ASAP.

Remember to remind those that sponsor us will have their details put on our website, on flyers and recognised formally by the MDF.  This is great exposure.

Officially MDF stamped raffle tickets will be $5.00 each and we want to sell as many as we can.  The more selling the tickets, the more tickets we should sell.  Raffle ticket books will be available at the Sydney Centrefire shoot at ANZAC Rifle Range on Sunday, 5 April 2009.  Otherwise, please email or call us on the details below, and we will mail them out.

The raffle will be drawn on Sunday, 7 June 2009 at the ANZAC Rifle Range, Malabar.  There will be an MDF representative attending to help and supervise the draw.

Remember, it is almost certain that at some point in the future you, a family member or somebody in your life might benefit from the great work that the Macular Degeneration Foundation do.  As competition shooters, we all need to look after our eyes.

For any further information or to pledge a donation item, please email to fundraiser@aihpa.com or call me on 0404 693 730.

We thank you for your support and wish you all happy selling!

Yours truly,
AIHPA
Joshua Coughran
Secretary/Treasurer

FIRST CLASS PRIZES THUS FAR: (no prizes are redeemable for cash)

Qty: Item: $ (ea) Total $ From:
1 Sydney Joy Flight - out of Bankstown Airport, for 1 person.  Winner will choose:
   - 45 min aerobatic flight;
   - 50 min harbour scenic flight; or
   - 1 hr hands on aerobatic flight.
$450 $450 Red Baron Adventures and Bankstown Metropolitan Airport.
1 Lighforce Spotlight $150 $150 John Waters
1 Rifle Scope - Nikko Stirling GC 6-24x50 $260 $260 The Gunsmiths
1 Rifle Scope - MARK Precision 8-32x50 $200 $200 The Gunsmiths
3 Car Dyno tests - electronic Dyno run for x2 or x4 wheel drives car to light vehicles, with full performance reports.  $100 $300 Mainline Automotive Equipment
2 Boston speaker sets (Amp, speakers, sub) $250 $250 Nexon Asia Pacific
2 Dozen bottles red wine $200 $400 D'jeran Vineyard (Margaret River)
2 Dozen bottles red wine $120 $240 Allison Valley (Margaret River WA)
2 Car care kits and clothing items - premium $100 $200 Valvoline / Ashland Australia
1 Autocare gift voucher (tyres, services, etc) $100 $100 Beaurepairs / Goodyear
    approx $2,500+  

SECOND CHANCE draw: (no prizes are redeemable for cash)

Qty: Item: $ (ea) Total $ From:
1 Rifle cleaning kit $25 $25 The Gunsmiths
1 Blackhawk Scope Cover $25 $25 The Gunsmiths
1 Rifle lube kit $10 $10 The Gunsmiths
1 Multi-head screwdriver tool $10 $10 The Gunsmiths
1 Lens cleaning kit $15 $15 The Gunsmiths
1 Projector Screen $85 $85 Goodyear
2 Car care kits and clothing items - midrange $80 $160 Valvoline / Ashland Australia
2 Car care kits - general $40 $80 Valvoline / Ashland Australia
1 Wireless PC keyboard & mouse with headset $80 $80 Nexon Asia Pacific
2 6 Glass sets & Hornady Hat $25 $50 Herron Security & Sport, and John Waters
2 Gun Bag (large) $25 $50 John Waters
1 Men's Cologne $55 $55 AIHPA
10 Sydney Stubby Holders $6 $60 Sydney Centrefire Rifle Group
    approx $730  

How the prizes will be drawn and distributed.
- Raffle will be drawn 5th July 2009 at the close of the Sydney Cup.
- Raffle ticket stubs of all sold raffle ticket books will be folded and placed in a raffle ticket box.
- A ticket representing each prize will be put into a second ticket box.
- Raffle ticket stubs will be drawn from the box by an MDF delegate one at a time.
- As each winning raffle ticket stub is drawn, a prize ticket will be drawn from the prize box.
- The above will continue until all first class prizes are exhausted.
- Then the above will take place for the second chance draw for all remaining tickets until second chance prizes are exhausted.

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