Help save www.RockTumblingHobby.com

$3,700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 25 months
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Rock and gem lovers, lapidary artists, rock hounds, and all those who share our love of rocks are asked to donate here for the protection and preservation of one of the last remaining hobby related websites and forums. The Rock Tumbling Hobby website, forum, and four Facebook pages are a true gems for those who make them their online home - and for the many thousands of newcomers who have found the answers and assistance they needed, in  a friendly and encouraging, teaching environment.

The RTH domain is up for sale, and rather than see it converted into a for-profit website we need to raise $5000 to preserve and protect it for hobbyist generations to come.

Your contribution here will go towards the purchase of the www.rocktumblinghobby.com domain, followed by assumption of adminstrative control of the public forum located at www.andy321.proboards.com, and the four Facebook RTH pages ( www.facebook.com/groups/TumblerRTH/ ,  www.facebook.com/groups/SlabsnCabsRTH, www.facebook.com/groups/WireWrappingRTH www.facebook.com/groups/JewelryRTH).

More details including plans for the site, as well as levels of public recognition to be given to contributors can be found posted here:   www.andy321.proboards.com/thread/77432/help-save-forum-fund-campaign 

We have received a committment from the current owner to sell the domain to us if this amount can be raised by 3/30/2017. If our goal is not  met by this date, the site will be sold to the highest bidder and this valuable hobby resource is likely to be converted into a for-profit business website and lost to the RTH community forever.
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A sincere thank you to everyone who contributed. We stopped the campaign early due to overwhelming support of our various auctions on the RTH forum. Stop by and see some of the wonderful items still to be auctioned off and place a bid or two. We appreciate your support!
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Keep up the good work all! Long way to go but we will get there.

I have added the four RTH Facebook pages to the text of the campaign. Many Facebook user use these pages to find excellent rock hobby help and would like to see them remain free from a for-profit minded take-over.
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We're doing great so far with $1301 in two days - and the day is not over. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up and contributed. Please continue to work hard to get the word out - we don't want to bog down and end up falling short of our goal to protect the RTH community we love so much.
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Dave Crosby
25 months ago

Almost 60%!

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Dave Crosby
25 months ago

50% in TWO DAYS!!!!!!!!!!

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Dave Crosby
25 months ago

26 Percent in one day! Over a quarter. That is amazing!

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$3,700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 25 months
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DL
$100
David Liske
25 months ago
1
1

Just joined the site after periodic lurking. User name is aDave.

DS
$200
Dale Spicer
25 months ago
1
1

Auction paid

GS
$100
Garasi Sakelar
25 months ago
1
1

Pergi biru besar!

$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
1
1
TM
$100
Tim Messang
25 months ago
1
1

AzRockGeek

CM
$100
Chuck Martin
25 months ago
1
1

Drummondislandrocks

BB
$50
Bill Boyd
25 months ago
1
1

(grayfingers)

RO
$100
Ray Offutt
25 months ago
1
1

New member to forum. Crayo is my user name. You folks are terrific!

Dave Crosby
25 months ago

Almost 60%!

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Dave Crosby
25 months ago

50% in TWO DAYS!!!!!!!!!!

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Dave Crosby
25 months ago

26 Percent in one day! Over a quarter. That is amazing!

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