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Taking Responsibility for Our School’s Future. Friends of Mayer Meeting March 7, 2012. Agenda. Agenda. Pledge Drive Update. As of February 29, 2012 53% participation $185,596 already received If all pledges are received, will be over $235,000. Agenda.

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taking responsibility for our school s future

Taking Responsibility for Our School’s Future

Friends of Mayer Meeting

March 7, 2012

pledge drive update
Pledge Drive Update
  • As of February 29, 2012
    • 53% participation
    • $185,596 already received
    • If all pledges are received, will be over $235,000
online payments
Online Payments
  • Changed fee plan with our online credit card processor (Click & Pledge)
    • Previously 4.50% + 0.35 per transaction + $5/mo
    • New 2.85% + 0.27 per transaction + $25/mo
    • Approx. $160K in cc’s, savings of $1,500-2,500/yr (depends on AmEx)
  • American Express
    • C&P + AmEx fees: 4.89% + 0.50 -- unchanged
    • Encourage using different card in communications and checkout
    • Square swipe for one time payments (2.75%)
  • Online is convenient and increases participation, but consider using a check, if possible
walkathon sponsorship
Walkathon Sponsorship
    • $23,250 committed thus far
    • We need YOUR help to contact additional sponsors OR follow-up with your assigned sponsors
    • Earliest deadline is March 16 for sponsors of $1,000 or above –
      • Logo needed for t-shirts
    • Brochures and Letters available tonight for your “sales materials”
sponsors committed to date
Sponsors Committed to Date
  • Ironman
    • A and N Mortgage (NeenaVlamis)
    • Lakeshore Sport and Fitness
    • In The Closet (Jennifer Oppenheimer)
  • Triathlon
    • Prairie Shore Properties (Cheryl Bussmann)
    • Sheffield Neighborhood Association (Stephanie Linebaugh)
  • Marathon
    • DMC (Frank Riordan)
    • Experimur (Farah Denahan)
sponsors committed to date cont
Sponsors Committed to Date (cont)
  • 10K
    • Bensky Data Solutions (Larry Bensky)
    • Riverpoint Pediatrics (Farah Denahan)
    • Statistically Speaking (Dave Lewin)
    • Sweet Mandy B’s (Farah Denahan)
    • Vulcan (AmitSheth)
  • 5K
    • Golan and Christie (CarenLederer)
    • The Hideout (Anastasia Hinchsliff)
    • My Gym (Farah Denahan)
    • Webster’s Wine Bar (Anastasia Hinchsliff)
businesses up for grabs
Businesses Up For Grabs:
  • Aquataine
  • The Art Store – 1574 N. Kingsbury Ave.
  • Ashland Tire & Auto Clinic
  • Blick Art
  • Blue Dolphin Swim Lessons
  • Blue Mercury
  • BourdagePearls
  • Club Monaco
  • Dance SPA
  • Gourmet Gorilla
  • Jam and Honey
  • The Kids’ Table
  • Kryolan Makeup
  • L2O
  • Lori’s Designer Shoes
  • Lou Malnati’s
  • Original Pancake House, The - 2020 N. Lincoln Park West
businesses up for grabs cont
Businesses Up For Grabs (cont):
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Ravens - 2326 N. Clark
  • R.J. Grunts - 2056 N. Lincoln Park West
  • RL
  • Rocco's Cafe & Pizzeria - 1925 N. Lincoln
  • Roy's Furniture Company - 2455 N. Sheffield
  • See Optical
  • Sherwood Community Music School
  • Sports Authority - 1801 W. Fullerton
  • Staples - 1300 N. Ashland
  • State Restaurant & Café - 935 W. Webster
  • T-Mobile - 2065 N Clybourn
  • TriView Property & Investments - 826 W. Armitage
  • Twin Anchors Inc. - 1655 N. Sedgwick
  • Unleashed, Inc. - 1535 N. Dayton
  • Village Cycle
  • Wine Insiders - 2211 N. Elston, Suite 300
  • Wolf Camera - 1919 N. Clybourn
contents of information packet
Contents of Information Packet
  • Intro letter detailing upcoming initiatives
  • Packet Contents Sheet
  • Letter from Principal Katie Konieczny
  • Marketing Card and Solicitation Letter
  • In-kind Donation Form
  • Walkathon Letter and Student Pledge/Donation Form
  • Walkathon Online Donation Page Instructions
  • Online Auction Registration Information
  • Flyer for Beyond the Ivy Cubs Rooftop event
walkathon fundraising pages
Walkathon Fundraising Pages
  • Click & Act fundraising social network with payments processed by Click & Pledge (C&P)
  • New tool for C&P that has had a lot of changes
  • Personalized page to send to friends and family with your own goal
  • Individual students/Families or classrooms
walkathon fundraising pages1
Walkathon Fundraising Pages

FOM Page:


My Page as an example:




Create your own Walkathon fundraising page


This year we have a fun and personalized way to encourage friends and family to support the Mayer Walkathon by creating your own web page where they can go to donate. You can upload a photo, add a personal message*, and set a fundraising goal. Then follow along to see how much has been donated through your page.

Just follow these easy steps:

Go to the FOM Click & Act page https://www.clickandact.com/org/15298

Click ‘Become a Fundraiser’

Complete the Member Registration and Click & Act will email you a password

To customize your page and set a fundraising target: Login, click ‘My Profile’, then click Friends of Mayer under ‘Organizations That I Support’

Send your page to friends and family by emailing and posting on your social networking sites the following link, with your Username inserted: https://www.clickandact.com/Pages/InsertUsernameHere/15298

Send FOM a message that you’re registered - email Dave Lewin with your Username and your child’s name and classroom

You’re done! Check your page regularly to see how much you’ve raised!

If you have any questions email Dave Lewin (Lewin@StatSpeaking.com)

*Advanced users can even include pictures and video content on their page.

**If you're not interested or able to create a personal page, you can still send friends and family the link to the Walkathon page on the FOM site where they can learn about the event, see photos and a video from last year, and make a donation. http://friendsofmayer.org/Walkathon.html

t shirt update
T-Shirt Update

Front of the t-shirt design contest was open to all students this year

Company logos for the back of the shirt are due by March 16. Companies that give $1,000 or more are able to go on the shirt

Shirts will arrive the week of the walkathon and Leah Talmers will send a note to help with sorting for the classrooms


next committee meeting
Next Committee Meeting

Everyone is welcome to join us at our next committee meeting

Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30

At the A&N office -1945 N. Elston Ave.

There's a parking lot in front of the building


mayer cubs rooftop benefit3
Mayer Cubs Rooftop Benefit

For additional information or to volunteer for this event contact

Carol Deely: Fundraising, chdeely@me.com

Stephanie Linebaugh: Tickets/Venue, linebaugh.stephanie@gmail.com

you have the power to positively influence mayer magnet
You Have The Power To Positively Influence Mayer Magnet
  • The FOM board is elected by the Mayer Magnet School community.
  • Eleven members on the board.
  • Members serve a one-year term.
  • Term of office runs from July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.
being a board member is a commitment
Being a Board Member is a Commitment

Being a board member means making a commitment to:

Attending monthly meetings


Allocating the discretionary funds at the group’s disposal.

It also means hands-on involvement in one or more ongoing FOM initiatives.


it s easy to run
It’s Easy To Run!

Send an e-mail to the friendsofmayer@yahoo.com address no later than March 8, 2012 (tomorrow).


the election process is simple
The Election Process is Simple

Elections (and all associated processes) take place on April 25, 2012 at the regularly scheduled April FOM meeting.


first we learn about the candidates
First, We Learn About The Candidates

Each candidate permitted to make a 2-3 minute speech

If a candidate cannot be present, a written communication may be issued on his or her behalf

Up to 20 minutes for question and answer from attendees


candidates to date
Dave Lewin


Olivia Potter

Maureen Riordan

Pam Stennes

Amy Zemnick

Candidates to Date
next we vote
Next, We Vote

Everyone present may vote…no absentee ballots.

You may run for a Board spot without being present at the meeting, but you cannot vote without being present.

Votes are cast by secret ballot.  Vote for up to 11 FOM Board members.

Votes are counted after the meeting by a neutral party.  All candidates are permitted to stay to oversee the counting of votes.


finally the new board organizes itself
Finally, The New Board Organizes Itself

In accordance with the by-laws, actual positions within the organization (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.) are voted on by the FOM Board after election.


friends of mayer meeting dates
Friends of Mayer Meeting Dates
  • April 25


  • May 17 – Mayer Cubs Rooftop Benefit
  • June 6