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JFM posted 09-20-2001 03:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
Many of us are newer members that didn't have a chance to thank Jim for this wonderful web-site. Last year at about this time a group of members got together and had a plaque made in His honor and also purchased a set of Mills canvas for his boat. I would like to open the forum to new ideas to honor Jim this year. My first thought would be a donation to the Red Cross in his name from the members of Continuous Wave. Let me have your feedback. Regards, Jay P.S. I am willing to handle the logistics of this type of project
LarrySherman posted 09-20-2001 04:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Anything, anytime. I'd like to honor Jim and this site in any way he sees fit.

I am a much happier person with this site in my life, and have Jim to thank for it.

Larry

whalerfran posted 09-20-2001 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerfran    
Count me in. I am a newcomer to the website as well, and I am delighted with it.
Mort posted 09-20-2001 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mort  Send Email to Mort     
Very good idea, this site is great. I would love to contribute.
Soho posted 09-20-2001 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Yep, I am on board, just tell me where to send the money....

Liked the speech by your President, very well done.

Ciao,

Ron

Kelly posted 09-20-2001 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Count me in. You may think I am crazy, but with enough members contributing and some help from the commercial products division of Whaler, maybe we could give a patrol boat to New York City in his name called the Continuous Wave and let him present it on behalf of the members and Whaler. Maybe there is someone on the site that has a contact or connection at Whaler that could help get it started. Kelly
GAwhale posted 09-21-2001 09:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Great Idea!

I really like Kelly's thinking!

JFM could you give us an address to send the check.

Would the check be made out to 'continuousWave fund'?

You could keep us updated as to how the fund is progressing. Then in a couple of weeks we can determine if a new Whaler is feasible. If not, the money can always be donated to the American Red Cross.

JFM posted 09-21-2001 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
I have received a couple of e-mails from members who have been thinking of something like this for Jim. They like the Red Cross idea. I like Kelly's idea too. The problem with a "Continuous Wave Fund" would be we might have to start a caritable fundation that would involve a tax id # and some legal paper work. If we all agree on the Red Cross we could all make our checks payable to them and send them in as a group in the name of Jim and the members of Continuous Wave. I would be honored to have the checks sent to my company and foward them on. How about this: we send the checks to my company along with a 1 dollar bill for a plaque for Jim and I'll have the plaque made and make up the differnce in cost if we don't get enough money for the plaque. If we get more than enough money I'll foward it on to the Red Cross. I would like some more feed-back before we start this. Regards, Jay
JFM posted 09-21-2001 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Sorry about the spelling.
Kelly posted 09-21-2001 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I have made a couple of calls to Whaler and am trying to make contact with someone at Whaler to explore the possibilities. I am hoping that if we get Whaler's participation, it may simplify the book keeping and logistics of the boat thing. I will let you know what I find out. Kelly
Kelly posted 09-21-2001 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Well, I talked to a few people at Whaler. I get the impression that they would not be able to participate financially as they have already contributed to the support effort. It is my understanding from the commercial products division that the minimum boat to be used by fire or law enforcement would be about $45,000 to $50,000 and could be up to $100,000 depending on the application. The construction of the boat would take several months. My thoughts are that if we wanted it to happen, we would need the cooperation of a very strong Whaler Dealer that also wanted it to happen. How many members participate in our forum? Kelly
whalerdoc posted 09-21-2001 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdoc  Send Email to whalerdoc     
Count me in for either. Although I don't often contribute, I check this site daily from the hospital and it always makes my day that much better. Thanks Jim, and thanks everyone for the above ideas.
jimh posted 09-21-2001 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
As you may know, I have been "away" from the website more than usual the past few weeks due to some computer problems, so this topic/thread got started and going before I could comment. Let me throw my two cents in...

I know that everyone feels a strong sense of community here on the FORUM and a brotherhood with other Whaler owners, but in the long run this is probably not the best aegis for people to collect under in order to show support for the nation in this time of trouble.

I would encourage people to funnel their support through their own, more appropriate channels, like their church, civic groups, the Red Cross, local hospitals, etc.

In developing this website I have intentionally tried to keep the focus of it as narrow as possible, and especially to avoid mixing other themes, particularly themes of politics and social injustice. When these issues intrude on our boating content, they often create problems.

Even though there is most likely 100% agreement on this topic, I think that it is still best to not stray away from the central purpose of the website.

In another sense, I think we all need a place to escape from the real-world situations we face daily. This community provides a much-needed little haven from other more important, more substantial issues.

I am extremely flattered by the proposal, but I would feel that we would all be better served by giving blood, donating money to the Red Cross, or some similar support, made as individuals.

It would also be unfair for me to take credit for too much of the work here. What really makes the website a success is the participation and contribution of content from so many others.

Sincerely,

Jim Hebert

JFM posted 09-21-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
I would expect such a sincere and humble reply from you Jim. Respectfully, Jay

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