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Real E-mails From Pledge Central

The Fall Member Drive is almost over. Have we heard from you yet?

Please give now!

----- Original Message -----
From: Patterson, Stephanie
To: KPCC Staff
Sent: Wed Oct 21 20:20:41 2009
Subject: Countdown to 10,000 Members

THIS IS IT! Just one more day – the last of our on-air fundraising until next year! – and we’re within striking distance of our overall goal. Let's bring it on home - for us and for our faithful members!

Every drive has a different feel. This one has been an exhilarating and enjoyable hike with good friends, and we've just got one last hill to climb. Can't wait to celebrate with all of you when we reach the top.

Stephanie Patterson,
Director of Annual Giving
89.3 KPCC, 89.1 KUOR and 90.3 KPCV
Southern California Public Radio

----- Reply -----
From: Rabe, John
Sent: Wed 10/21/2009 10:27 PM
To: KPCC Staff
Subject: Re: Countdown to 10,000 Members

I'm fine with the hike... Just so long as that guy who complained about not wanting to go doesn't twist his ankle and we have to carry him down and miss the swim in the pristine glacier lake, and when he fell he broke the only bottle of Scotch. And then his girlfriend - who he only met a week ago - starts complaining about how we don't support him or understand him the way she does. And she's really mad because we didn't buy subscriptions to her Vegan Aromatherapy magazine.

Otherwise, I'm good. Go team!

----- Reply -----
From: Patterson, Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:05 AM
To: Rabe, John
Subject: RE: Countdown to 10,000 Members

I hate when we miss the swim in the pretty pretty lake.

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(Photo: William Conrady, 80, and Bruce Hubbard keep pace on a monthly guided hike through Griffith Park on March 3, 1978. Credit: Pam Kleinberg/LA Public Library/Herald-Examiner Collection.)