Archive for May, 2009

FOGG Alert – Reminder – May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

We need as many of our friends and supporters to attend the NORTHEAST EMBARCADERO STUDY – COMMUNITY WORKSHOP.  Please note the time change from what we listed in the previous FOGG Alert.  Details are as follows: (more…)

FOGG Alert – May 20, 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

We want to advise you about a very important Workshop being conducted by the San Francisco Planning Department. (more…)

FOGG Alert – May 11, 2009

Monday, May 11th, 2009

There have been a time change to the scheduled Thursday, May 14 meeting notice we sent you on our May 6 FOGG Alert, concerning the review of the RECREATION & OPEN SPACE ELEMENT (ROSE). (more…)

FOGG Alert – May 6, 2009

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

On Thursday, May 14 there will be a joint open hearing between the San Francisco Planning Department and the Parks/ Recreation Department concerning budgeting and protecting recreational space in San Francisco.  The meeting will be held at City Hall, Room 400, 11:00am. (more…)

FOGG Open Letter – May 3, 2009

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

We are pleased to say that our FOGG team has grown in the past several months to over 2,100 people.  Thanks to all of our new supporters!

We are even more pleased to say that our volunteers are moving in many positive directions, including our new Fundraising Committee.

Under the professional leadership of Fermin Nasol and Janet Lautenberg as Co-Chairs, the Committee is actively pursuing a planned program to raise at least $25,000 for 2009.  The Fundraising Committee will be asking our supporters for donations of $150 to $1,000 (or more).  USTA League Team Captains are being sent our fundraising letter.  The initial response is very positive.  The Committee will proceed with sending the fundraising letter to the swimmers, followed by the fitness members, and also to our many supporters who are not Club members.  FOGG supporters who have previously donated since 2003 will also receive a fundraising letter.

Working with Fermin and Janet are Committee members Ghada Aboukhater, Evangeline Amores, Erik Christiansen, Lucy Craig, Evan Filler, Tim Geraci, Bob Howard, Bob Iwersen, Houry Nadjarian, Deborah Smith and Alex Tokar.  FOGG so much appreciates their time and commitment.

All donations are tax deductible.  Over 95% of what we have raised since 2003 has been for legal fees for our recognized and well regarded land use attorney, Sue Hestor.

We are in a critical yet exciting time in FOGG’s six year effort to preserve our open recreational space and prevent its drastic reduction in size – over 52%.

As we mentioned earlier, many of you will be receiving an individual letter or email requesting a financial donation.  We’d be most pleased if you would make a tax deductible donation now and help the FOGG Fundraising Committee reach its 2009 goal.

You can make your tax deductible donation by check made out to AGAPE/FOGG and mailed to Jim Eggert, CPA, and FOGG Treasurer, 550 Davis Street, #46, San Francisco, CA 94111, or by clicking on the ‘Donations to FOGG’ link on this web site.

There is no better time than now to help us save our open recreational space.

Lastly, we are extremely thankful to all of you who responded to our April 23rd Open Letter for volunteers to help with our Save the Club Petition.  Your response is beyond what we had hoped for.  We are certain that we will prevail in our mission to save the open recreational space at the Club which we all treasure.

We cannot do this without each of you, and we thank you for all of your help.