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    I'm putting this in the "General" forum and not the "BOD" forum because this is new to the board. Anybody have any experience with this?

    Amazon contacted NGTO as one or more Amazon customers have already selected to support NGTO when they shop at AmazonSmile. Evidently, with this program Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to NGTO. It is not much but I have set up eligibility for this and want to make sure folks are aware.

    Always being concerned about what members think, I'd like to ask if folks have a problem with this? Particularly because of local shops, sponsors and supporters...as we like to promote all of those as they support NGTO.

    What we would like to do is simply mkae folks aware of it. If you tended to use Amazon previously, use the AmazonSmile where available designating NGTO. If you prefer not to give Jeff Bezos another billion dollars by using Amazon, continue to do so. I see NGTO as being passive about this. If NGTO makes a couple hundred dollars from it...great. If not, we're not going to get worked up about it.

    The BOD will take it up for consideration if there is a problem.

    Thanks,
    Bill "THE EG" Egeland
    NGTO Treasurer
    If this were rocket science most of us wouldn't be doing it. - Terry Creech

  • #2
    I have had NGTO as my designated "smile" recipient for a while now and it shows that I have donated 3.09 so far. Not much but it all adds up and I figure that I am gonna shop there anyway so why not let NGTO get a little benefit along the way.

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    • #3
      Much thanks, flyway! We'll let this sit here for about 24 hours or so and if there are no objections we'll post this to our Facebook page and make it official. Looks like you're a step ahead of the curve, and we graciously thank you for supporting us in such a manner.
      If you have difficulty understanding the post above, read it out loud and it should make sense. This NGTO member is known for his poor hill-billy upbringing and his affinity for all things from Louisiana (particularly if it relates to LSU). It makes for a poor mix of accents and much difficulty in translation. He was doing well for so long, but now seems to have regressed.

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      • #4
        I would encourage folks to sign up. I use my Smile for the Catskill Fly Fishing Center. It's painless sign up and when up log into Amazon you will be asked if you want to use your Smile account, click and your in.
        "I like beer, do you like beer, I like beer a lot."

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        • #5
          I would definitely say set it up. Since having more money coming in then budgeted is never a bad thing. As well the extra can be given at the end of the year to other groups (TU, smith gall, etc) to bless like we have been blessed.
          Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then. - Garrison Keillor

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          • #6
            I'm up to $4.96 now in donations.

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            • #7
              I've had mine set up for project healing waters for a few years. It's not much but it's free money for them and doesn't cost you any extra


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              "I don't hate trout fishing, just the people who trout fish."
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              "Stop Whining"

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              • #8
                Splendid idea
                Catch the energy
                Release the potential

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                • #9
                  Up to $7.38 now for my donations to NGTO so looks like I'll probably be donating around $10 a year with this program. Ya'll need to encourage more members to be doing this.

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                  • #10

                    Figured I'd bump this back up since Christmas is rapidly approaching. Pick a charity and just make sure you're at smile.amazon.com when you checkout and they get a percentage of your purchase price. Costs you nothing, gives organizations who need funding funding. Win win.


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                    "I don't hate trout fishing, just the people who trout fish."
                    -Our friend Nam, but secretly Ret

                    "Stop Whining"

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                    • #11
                      Just an FYI if you are out moving the economy on this Cyber Monday. NGTO has received a total of $12.15 ($7.03 and $5.12 respectively) from purchases evidently from folks such as flyway that have designated NGTO as their non-profit of choice.

                      Thank You for your consideration and previous contributions.
                      If this were rocket science most of us wouldn't be doing it. - Terry Creech

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                      • #12
                        I signed up its super easy and costs nothing. My wife will be a large contributor.
                        http://www.bigtflyfishing.com

                        Use Promo Code NGTO for 5% off

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                        • #13

                          Project healing waters has gotten close to 5k by people bothering to put an email address in. It doesn't have to be them or ngto. You like a cancer charity? Give to them. This is a great way for people to give to charities.


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                          "I don't hate trout fishing, just the people who trout fish."
                          -Our friend Nam, but secretly Ret

                          "Stop Whining"

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                          • #14

                            Forgot to grab this the first go round. If you buy anything in Amazon you need to do this


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                            "I don't hate trout fishing, just the people who trout fish."
                            -Our friend Nam, but secretly Ret

                            "Stop Whining"

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                            • #15
                              Mine is up to $22.08 according to Amazon. Hope y'all are getting it from them.

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