Thank you for your participation in our fundraising efforts. WVGS benefits significantly from your generosity.
For example, the Staples fundraiser contributes approximately 50% of the office supply fund. While the aluminum cans raise the equivalent of the technology budget. The Fry’s rewards program also brings in a significant contribution.
Please continue to support WVGS by participating in any of these programs.
If you have any suggestions for a fundraiser or any questions please send them to email@example.com and someone will get back with you.
Great News for WVGS Members!!!
We are excited to announce that we have become an Affiliate for Vivid-Pix Restore software. Many of you saw a demonstration of the product at our March Monthly Meeting.
What is Vivid-Pix Restore?
Vivid-Pix Restore is a software package to restore scanned prints, slides, documents, and digital camera images in seconds with one click. The software is available for both PCs and Macs.
- Patented artificial intelligence restores images with 1-click. Fine-tune with easy controls.
- Improves JPEG and TIF images.
- Automatically creates high resolution JPEG and / or TIF images –without affecting the original.
- Automatically creates sharing file size for posting on genealogy sites and emailing.
- Crop and create the perfect image.
- Add Metadata – click View/Edit Metadata to add searchable Tags and comments that are saved to your fixed image.
- Create folders and organize improved images (example: Census Records, Aunt Gladys, Vacation 1970…)
- What does this mean for WVGS Members?
Our members receive a 20% discount on the product and WVGS receives 20% of the net revenue. This is a win-win for WVGS.
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The product is available to WVGS members, their family, and their friends/associates. If you want to, you can download a trial copy for use with 10 files (pictures/documents) before purchasing.
We hope you are as excited about the product as those of us who have purchased it and use already.
WVGS Items For Sale
They are 36" long, 5/8" wide with a lobster clip and come in a choice of Yellow or Kelly Green. This item must be picked up at the WVGS Library after ordering. Lanyards are also available at the Membership Meetings.
Amazon Smile Rewards Program
WVGS has been a part of the Amazon Smile program, which returned 0.5% back to the Society when our members purchased Amazon Smile items. Sadly, Amazon announced they are discontinuing the program effective February 20, 2023.
You can read the email with full details and other ways Amazon supports non-profits here.
Aluminum Can/Plastic Bottle Recycling
Please crush/smash your aluminum cans if at all possible. If you’re not sure if a can is aluminum, grab a small magnet. If it sticks to the can, IT’S NOT ALUMINUM. “Ensure” cans are not made up entirely of aluminum. WVGS cannot recycle tin food cans. At this time we are only accepting plastic bottles of the thin plastic. No heavy plastic please (i.e., milk cartons, large soda bottles). Bring cans/bottles to the Membership Meeting. Don’t forget to keep collecting your cans and bottles over the summer and bring to the September Membership Meeting.
Office Max and Staples
WVGS gets a percentage of what our members buy, if they use the following numbers: Office Max #012748337, Staples #04050-4355-5, or use the WVGS phone number 623-933-4945.
We also get credit for used inkjet cartridges that we collect at the Library. Please bring in any original manufactured empty cartridges although this program is currently on hold.
Fry’s Community Rewards Program
PayPal Giving Fund
PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favorite charity online. When making payments with PayPal, you may be asked to “round up” your payment to your favorite charity. If you are asked to do this, please choose West Valley Genealogical Society as your charity.
How to select West Valley Genealogical Society as your charity in PayPal:
- login to your account, on the bottom right hand side there is a donate now button, click this button, select West Valley Genealogical Society as your charity.
Your charity is now set up and you don’t have to do anything else.
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Look for flyers on the tables at the Monthly Meeting and on the spinner at the library.