Congolese School at Epi

Hi All,

The Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin just started a Facebook page (see below) for the Congolese School at Epi (?cole Primaire Priv? G. Barbero) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The headmaster, John Valk, helped Jon Curby and others on their expeditions in the region to look for basenjis as new foundation stock. BCOSW gives a yearly donation to the school and we are trying to expand our fundraising efforts as the pool of donors right now is currently limited to a few individuals and friends of John.

We have plans to make some unique basenji-themed merchandise available to fundraise for the school. So like the page if you're on Facebook if you want to keep up to date. I'll try to remember to post information here too, particularly when the merchandise is available.

http://tinyurl.com/5u37668

Clay

Houston

Very cool…I looked it up but the link didn't work for me..found it on FB though...LIKED it and would love updates and to help.

@Basenjimamma:

Very cool…I looked it up but the link didn't work for me..found it on FB though...LIKED it and would love updates and to help.

Thanks for the info. I put a shorter link in the original note. Hopefully that fixed it.

I have a shorter link for the facebook page now.

http://facebook.com/SchoolatEpi

Our first fundraiser for the school will be t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags (I think these will be a big hit) using artwork designed by Wanda Pooley based on an iconic photo of a brindle basenji taken by Mike Work. The artwork is almost complete so please like the page if you're on Facebook. Even single dollar that we raise for the school makes a significant impact.

Edit: And you can read about how our club got involved with fundraising for the school on the Blog tab (it's the first one that shows up when you click on the link).

Thanks,
Clay

Artwork designed by Wanda? Starting to wonder what she can't do but I really know better. Sounds like a very worthy project. I'll throw in for some of what ever.
DaMac

@DaMac:

Artwork designed by Wanda? Starting to wonder what she can't do but I really know better. Sounds like a very worthy project. I'll throw in for some of what ever.
DaMac

Wanda can accomplish something in Photoshop in minutes what it takes me hours to do. :rolleyes: We're lucky to have someone with her talents in our small club.

We're going to have a PayPal link on the website in the near future so people can make small donations if they wish rather than purchasing merchandise.

Clay

I guess I didn't know she was a member of your club after moving way down there. I'm just West of you and sure plan on making the big meeting in Sept.
DaMac

@DaMac:

I guess I didn't know she was a member of your club after moving way down there. I'm just West of you and sure plan on making the big meeting in Sept.
DaMac

We voted Wanda as a lifetime member of the club before she moved to TX. We weren't going to let her go that easily! 😃

I'm glad to hear you're coming to the National. It would be nice to meet you.

I think she told me she is planning to be there also. Haven't seen her in a couple of years, first four I got from her. She doe have a birthday on Monday!
DaMac

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