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2004 Jim Robinson Tribute Award and FReeper Appreciation Gift (Pics)!
Free Republic | 1-24-05 | Bob J

Posted on 01/24/2005 7:45:08 PM PST by Bob J

The 2004 Eagle Award Committee wanted to give something to Jim Robinson to show our appreciation for all he has done for the conservative cause. We decided to give him a special "Tribute Award" at the Ball and during the discussion, it was suggested a gift would also be in order.

Anyone who knows Jim knows that outiside his salary to run FR LLC, he has always been reluctant to accept anything from FReepers. At one time Jim had mentioned a special seat that rotates and lowers from a van and how it would be much easier for him to get around and make visits to chapters around the country. We did some investigating, found the seat and decided to run a "secret" fundraiser to raise the money.

In order to make this a surprise, we used our FReepmail and ping lists to send out a request and asked others to also forward to their lists..kind of a FReeper chain mail operation. We think it was successful as I had some people tell me they received 6 or 8 copies of the same memo. If you did not receive one, I apologize, we did the best we could with the covert nature of the operation. (BTW - If you would still like to contribute, there is an opportunity, see below).

Here is a picture of what Jim's Tribute Award looked like (Note - Pic is similar award, not Jim's).

Here is a pic of the unit itself. It is called a "Turny" and is made by BRUNO.

To all the donors, thank you very much. We did have one problem, because of the make and model of Jim's Van the existing backseat was not recommended for conversion by the manufacturer nor the dealer which increased the cost by around $600. If you didn't get a "chain mail" notice and you would like to contribute to this effort, you may still do so by check or credit card here.

NOTE TO BALL ATTENDEES- We didn't see many pics of the Eagle winners or Nick Danger handing them out. If you do have some, please post them here! THANKS!


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KEYWORDS: award; eagleaward; godamongmen; tributeaward
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1 posted on 01/24/2005 7:45:09 PM PST by Bob J
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To: diotima; Interesting Times; Nick Danger; The Shrew; MinuteGal; abner; Seeking the truth; Skeet; ...

ping..not sure if all donors got on this ping list.


2 posted on 01/24/2005 7:48:33 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J
Hi.

So that's what it looks like. Works for me if it works for Jim.

Good job Bob (and everyone else).

5.56mm

3 posted on 01/24/2005 7:49:57 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Bob J

BTTT


4 posted on 01/24/2005 7:52:25 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Today's DemocRATS are either religious moral relativists, libertines or anarchists.)
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To: Bob J

Good on you Bob & all other's who planned & donated for this tribute. The "Man" is most deserving & appreciated.


5 posted on 01/24/2005 7:53:15 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Bob J

This is a good thing to do. Count me in for a donation.


6 posted on 01/24/2005 7:54:16 PM PST by umgud
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...

Ping....


7 posted on 01/24/2005 7:55:03 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: Bob J

Way to go Bob!! I think I'm one of those who got the Freepmail about 10 times!! Woo-hoo!! I'm so glad we could bless JimRob back!!


8 posted on 01/24/2005 7:55:40 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Bob J

That looks fantastic.

Thanks Bob!


9 posted on 01/24/2005 7:56:00 PM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: Bob J

This is just great, Bob.


10 posted on 01/24/2005 7:56:58 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: Bob J
Just in case anyone is wondering about this product.. I have worked with a very similar product. Some of my previous clients have had a similar device and it is awesome and liberating. I have driven people around, and tried to help people exit vans with the use of a chair lift and without.

I vote for with!

I am certain that Jim and his family will get a good deal of use and happiness out of this chair lift.

11 posted on 01/24/2005 7:58:50 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...

PING!


12 posted on 01/24/2005 7:58:51 PM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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God bless you and yours, Jim Robinson!


13 posted on 01/24/2005 8:02:01 PM PST by Timeout (What's the chromosome, Kenneth?!)
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson
Clap yo hands 'n stomp yo feet
Jim's new chair is really neat
Now he can visit every chapter
And send us freepers into rapture

(oh, my.....)

Leni

14 posted on 01/24/2005 8:04:15 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: All; swheats; Howie
PS - "swheats" volunteered a used wheelchair lift for next to nothing and "Howie" volunteered to install it. Unfortunately, these units are generally made for full size vans and you need to lower the floor in mini vans. Consequently were not able to take advantage of these offers (short of buying Jim a new van...heheh) but i would like to thank them both personally for their generous offers!
15 posted on 01/24/2005 8:04:54 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J
Thanks for the ping, Bob. I'm glad FReepers could do this. It will be especially nice for Jim's future cross country FReep trips.

Nice work, and great idea.

16 posted on 01/24/2005 8:05:17 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: Bob J

Way to go BobJ, put me down for a donation too!


17 posted on 01/24/2005 8:05:44 PM PST by HangFire (Imagine a world with no hypothetical situations.)
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Kick back to the top...............


18 posted on 01/24/2005 8:06:56 PM PST by deport (It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.)
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To: Bob J

Contribution on the way


19 posted on 01/24/2005 8:08:31 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson

You did well, Bob J.

Put it to good use Jim, come see me for BBQ!

FReepers are the best folks.


20 posted on 01/24/2005 8:09:11 PM PST by uncleshag (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: Howlin
The award and gift both look great. :)

Thanks for the ping Howlin.

21 posted on 01/24/2005 8:09:51 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (PEST/Suicide Hotline 1-800-BUSH-WON)
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To: Bob J

Is that a secure site?


22 posted on 01/24/2005 8:10:20 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: All

One more note, particularly to all my friends on FR. I am not a good pen pal and am worse at ping lists. The only one I had was an old FRN list and one I "borrowed" from the last FReepathon. It's probably time I started a good one (you know, like TONK!) and if you were missed in all this, I apologize.


23 posted on 01/24/2005 8:13:06 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

24 posted on 01/24/2005 8:13:20 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MJY1288

Yes.


25 posted on 01/24/2005 8:13:27 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

Bump.


26 posted on 01/24/2005 8:14:14 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: MJY1288

Yes.


27 posted on 01/24/2005 8:15:40 PM PST by Nick Danger (The only way out is through)
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To: Bob J

OK Thanks,


28 posted on 01/24/2005 8:16:12 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: Bob J; Nick Danger
Thanks for all your efforts, You guys are the best

FreeGards,

Mike

29 posted on 01/24/2005 8:20:03 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: Bob J

PS2 - I always like to give credit where credit is due. The Eagle Awards are historically handled by the Free Republic Network which manages the entire nomination and voting process and covers the costs of the Awards themselves as well as incidentals like packaging and shipping. Syncro helped tremendously in hunting down information on the seat and Nick Danger graciously volunteered to emcee the ceremony at the Ball! THANKS!


30 posted on 01/24/2005 8:20:51 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

BTTT


31 posted on 01/24/2005 8:21:04 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: The Mayor; Bob J
Thank you for the Ping, Your Honor!

This is Wonderful, Bob J! I can't afford much, but will Send in another $20, because if a lot of us do that, we can Make Up the Unexpected Extra Cost.

Many of us (including me) dearly Love Jim Robinson and Free Republic, and are so Grateful for this Internet Home of News, Fellowship, and Prayer.

32 posted on 01/24/2005 8:23:18 PM PST by Kitty Mittens
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson

WHOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!


So? Freepers? Did we sneak a good one over on The Boss or WHAT?!

Thanks to everyone!!! 'SPECIALLY The Boss Himself!!


33 posted on 01/24/2005 8:23:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot ORG!!! Operation Valentine's Day!!)
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson

BTTT Thanks for letting us see the pix, for all the time you took putting it together, and letting us be a part! I hope Jim & family will be a lot more comfortable when traveling!


34 posted on 01/24/2005 8:24:37 PM PST by Libertina (CPAC here we come!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Thanks for the VOC!


35 posted on 01/24/2005 8:25:34 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J; Ironclad

Thanks for your effort Bob!


36 posted on 01/24/2005 8:30:59 PM PST by Henchster
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To: Bob J
Very nice and appropriate gift to a most worthy recipient. I'm glad to have been able to support it.
Thanks Bob J for making it happen!

Vox Freedom

37 posted on 01/24/2005 8:41:15 PM PST by vox_freedom (Fear no evil)
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To: Bob J; Syncro; All

Thank you Bob and Syncro! Thank you all very much!!

We'll really appreciate this seat!! Woo hoo!!


38 posted on 01/24/2005 8:42:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Bob J

Wonderful tribute for our wonderful hero! Thank you!!!


39 posted on 01/24/2005 8:55:06 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping, Howlin! This was a great idea.


40 posted on 01/24/2005 8:58:26 PM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got 4 years (8!) to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: Jim Robinson

Our pleasure Jim. Glad we could finally "get you somethin'"!


41 posted on 01/24/2005 9:00:19 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

          Nice job!
42 posted on 01/24/2005 9:15:29 PM PST by BraveMan
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To: Bob J

How much does a new van cost?


43 posted on 01/24/2005 9:28:35 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: Kitty Mittens

KM, I didn't want to go back to those who already donated, I'm sure we can make up that shortfall quickly here on the main Forum! Thanks but you hold on to that $20!


44 posted on 01/24/2005 9:28:43 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma

ping you requested


45 posted on 01/24/2005 9:31:09 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: notaliberal

Used handicap vans run around 25k-45k.

http://www.libertymotorco.com/cars/index.php?n=23


46 posted on 01/24/2005 9:37:27 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson; Syncro; Nick Danger; Howlin
It's wonderful to be able to give something back to our hero, JimRob! God bless you and your family, Jim. :-)

Great work, guys! Thanks for the ping, Howlin.

47 posted on 01/24/2005 9:38:30 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

48 posted on 01/24/2005 9:40:53 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Bob J

You have Freepmail.


49 posted on 01/24/2005 9:48:03 PM PST by Kitty Mittens
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To: Bob J

Proud to help. God Bless Jim Robinson. Donation on it's way.
Pax Aye Pompah.


50 posted on 01/24/2005 9:49:53 PM PST by Pompah (The price of greatness is responsibility)
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