Lions Club 160 ft Flag Pole

$102,929 of $102,000 goal

Raised by 169 people in 36 months
We are the New Baltimore Lions Club.

We have started a fund raiser for a FLAG POLE that will be the largest flag pole in Michigan.   We had an old water  tower (150ft) that was in our city park on Lake St Clair at the north edge of Anchor Bay.   It was a beacon for boats to find their way back to New Baltimore by day or night.   We had to tear it down due to safety issues. It would have cost $350,000 to repair and paint the tower. That was too much money to save it.

The New Baltimore Lions Club earlier this year decided to start this fund raiser to replace the tower with a 160 foot flag pole and the flag will be 30ftX60ft.  There will be lights at the bottom of the flag  pole and a red avaition light on top of the pole.

Having a large flag would be a patriotic symbol and it would be one of  the largest flag pole in Michigan.  If you Google  it you will find Tawas City currently has a flag pole  that is at 141 ft.  There is a car dealer in Redford Township has 154ft pole.  So our Lions Club decided to aim for160ft for this replacement beacon and land mark.

To kick off this fund raiser our club has dedicated $10,000.    We will be going to other community groups to gain support.     Any and all help will be appreciated.   Our new goal is $102,000.   All extra money will go to providing extra back-up flag replacements.   Our original dedication was planned for Memorial Day but due to our lack of money we are now targeting the installation in the month of September, 2016.
We hope you can help us meet our goal.

The price would be a total installed price with electrical.

Ron Earle is a Lions Club Member and Chair for the project. 

Special Markings will be placed at the base of the Flag Pole to commemorate all major donations of $1,500 or more.
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As of today 09-09-16 we have reached our Goal
of $103,000.

Our planned Dedication is October. Please watch the Voice Newspaper for details.

Thanks to all that have Donated!!!!!!
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Today is August 16, See new total from direct mail.
The dig for the foundation has been requested for September. Will let you know the dig date when we hear back from the Flagpole company. Dedication date will be set after the Pole is installed. I will try to give everyone 2 weeks notice on the dedication date. We have the money to take delivery of the pole. We need the rest of the goal to pay for the cement, electrical work, extra flag and first year maintenance contract. Please help us reach our goal and get the flag up and flying!!!!!
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Today is 08/12/16. Our dig target is the second week in September. We have to raise our goal to $102,000.
Extra steel, concrete, a maintenance contract for the first year, 2 tree replacements and the contractor doing the dig have all added to the costs. We hope to have all the money in or committed by Sept 1st. It has been a long road to get to this point. If you are still thinking of participating in this fund raiser, Please send it in asap.
Thank-you to all that have donated!!! We will be flying the big flag real soon. We hope to give at least 2 weeks notice for the dedication ceremony.
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The Lions Club Thanks-- Art on the Bay for their Large Donation!
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Ron Earle
29 months ago

Tom, Since I missed both Memorial Day and the 4th of July for a dedication, I am getting conservative on naming a date for the dedication. As soon as the hole gets drilled and cement poured we will be able to plan better. I'm trying to get 3 engineers to agree on the plan. Last week we (the Lions Club) are shooting for Aug 13 which is the Music On the Bay event in the W&M Burke Park. We hope to see it up and flying then. And maybe that will be the official Dedication. But I like your idea. I will run it by the Lions Club at our next meeting.

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Thomas C. Pilarowski
29 months ago

Ron, would it be possible to organize a gaint "Flag Parade" in conjunction with the flag project installation...

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Ron Earle
29 months ago

Yes as of 06-27-16 our target is $85,000. We had to raise it because of the soil conditions in the park. Normal installs for 160ft flagpoles is 16ft in the ground with 7 ft diameter hole filled with concrete. (Around 60 yards of concrete. The engineers now say we need 30 ft deep hole. Increase

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Kevin Quinn
29 months ago

Initially the target was at $65,000 with a current quote of $60,000 to install and now we're up to $85,000.

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Ron Earle
35 months ago

Hope you all can help with this fund raiser!!!!!! You can also find this on Newbaltimorelions.com WEB site. Thanks for your Help!!!!

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$20,000
Direct Mail Donors New Baltimore and Chesterfield
27 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank-you to all that have donated since last December!!!! Our new target digging of the foundation is Sept 19/20, weather permitting. Please watch the local Voice Newspaper for details. Our Dedication is planned for October.

BC
$1,500
Bay Rama Committee
28 months ago (Offline Donation)

The Bay Rama Committee makes second donation to the flagpole. Back in January they donated $1,000. Thank-You to all the hard working Bay Rama Volunteers!!!

DP
$650
Direct Mail, New Baltimore, Chesterfield and Grosse Pointe
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
MM
$2,015
Mesa, AZ and Chesterfield donors from direct mail
28 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank-you so very much!!!! Hope to be flying the Flag in September!!!!

JG
$100
Janice Burns Gies
28 months ago

Loved boating on Anchor Bay. This is truly a way to keep our waterways safe. God Bless America

AG
$5,000
Art on the Bay Group
28 months ago (Offline Donation)

And that's a BIG Thank-You to the Art on the Bay Committee and Volunteers. Their function is scheduled for September 2nd and 3rd. Please support them this year and attend the event at the Walter and Mary Burke park.

Ron Earle
29 months ago

Tom, Since I missed both Memorial Day and the 4th of July for a dedication, I am getting conservative on naming a date for the dedication. As soon as the hole gets drilled and cement poured we will be able to plan better. I'm trying to get 3 engineers to agree on the plan. Last week we (the Lions Club) are shooting for Aug 13 which is the Music On the Bay event in the W&M Burke Park. We hope to see it up and flying then. And maybe that will be the official Dedication. But I like your idea. I will run it by the Lions Club at our next meeting.

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Thomas C. Pilarowski
29 months ago

Ron, would it be possible to organize a gaint "Flag Parade" in conjunction with the flag project installation...

+ Read More
Ron Earle
29 months ago

Yes as of 06-27-16 our target is $85,000. We had to raise it because of the soil conditions in the park. Normal installs for 160ft flagpoles is 16ft in the ground with 7 ft diameter hole filled with concrete. (Around 60 yards of concrete. The engineers now say we need 30 ft deep hole. Increase

+ Read More
Kevin Quinn
29 months ago

Initially the target was at $65,000 with a current quote of $60,000 to install and now we're up to $85,000.

+ Read More
Ron Earle
35 months ago

Hope you all can help with this fund raiser!!!!!! You can also find this on Newbaltimorelions.com WEB site. Thanks for your Help!!!!

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