Members Update – October, 2011
FUNDRAISING: We are half way there! PT has received over $10,000.00 in online and check donations during the month of August and through September 29. Any donation received before October 31 will be matched. With your donation, we can reach the $20,000.00 mark!
COMPUTER NEEDED: The office is in vital need of a new computer. If you are able to make a dedicated donation towards this purchase and/or have ideas on how to raise funds among your connections we will mount a plaque in your honor onto it! We are told our best options are a 15-inch MacBook Pro ($ 2,148.00); 13-inch MacBook Pro ( 1,758.00) or a 13-inch MacBook Air ($ 1,755.00).
REBUILDING THE PT WEBSITES: As many of you know, we are in the process of rebuilding the PT websites. As part of that process, we are working on updating pictures in our archives. We ask PT members to send Peter Gudaitis up to six of their best digital photos. The images should be inspiring and show you at an event at which you represented PT. Please be sure to clearly label them with the names of people in the image, name of the event and the date.
PT IN THE MEDIA: We are still compiling a media report to members telling of all you helped create by being out there and giving interviews, attending public events, lecturing at colleges, churches, universities and mosques. Thank you!!!! Please send us any links (print, video, radio) you might have. Please be in touch with Andrea or Katharina. All the media coverage we have received is pure gold and we want to share it far and wide for a long time to come! We are being heard. Did you know that Ralph Nader read the PT statement at an event in Washington, D.C.?
“SAY YOUR PEACE” CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED: The winners have been announced by our Rule of Law Advisory Committee and have now been posted on youtube and facebook!Sarah Fuhro won in the adult category, twins Mary and Katie Ginther won in the child category. Thank you to all our contestants and congratulations to the winners!
IMAGES of PT members at ceremonies marking September Eleventh:
Clockwise from top: Colleen Kelly accepting artwork commemorating her brother Bill at the Interchurch Center in Manhattan; Terry Greene (center) speaking at a commemorative event at Florida State University; Talat Hamdani addressing the audience at the “In Good Faith” event on 9/9/2011; Paul Arpaia (second from left) in Kabul with Afghani youth; Loretta Filipov (left) presenting the first annual Filipov award medal to Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr. at The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum on 9/14/2011; Robyn Bernstein playing the piano at the AFSC sponsored “Music in the Light of September 11″ event on 9/8/2011.
We thank you for continuing to support PT’s mission to turn grief into action for peace.
The Steering Committee