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Re: Online petition Re: "Museum comments sidestepped"



In an editorial  at
http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/06/17/editorial/editorial/e084fe01c2e5e7cd
872575d7007c999f.txt  
the Casper Star-Tribune suggests that:
"Now that so many supporters have  been identified, the university -- and 
the UW Foundation -- should turn their  attention to exploring ways to 
generate the $80,000 annually that the museum  needs to keep its doors open. 
Are 
any of the people who signed the petition  willing to donate money to the 
cause? What about holding fundraising  events?"

Okay, if everyone who signed the petition donated $53.33 a year,  the 
museum could stay open!  I nominate Frank Bliss to spearhead this  collection!  

Actually, considering the troubles Frank had in  collecting money for the 
Antonio  grant
(http://dml.cmnh.org/2005Jun/msg00160.html), keeping a museum afloat  
through donations is naive. I don't know what kind of fundraising events could  
raise $80,000 a year either.  Cookies and cupcakes?  Hannah Montana  concert!

Mary
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In a message dated 6/17/2009 2:08:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
rtravsky@uwyo.edu writes:


For what its  worth:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/geomuseum/index.html

This  page also lists the names and email of the board of trustees.

On Tue, 16  Jun 2009, mkirkaldy@aol.com wrote:

>  
http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2009/06/16/featured_story/01top_06-16-09.txt
>  Wyoming Tribute Eagle, by Bill McCarthy
> "LARAMIE -- University of  Wyoming trustees may hold the line on the
> $18.3 million in budget cuts  they approved." <snip>
> "But they didn't stay on the line Monday to  listen to five people who
> showed up to speak about closing the school's  Geological Museum as part
> of those cuts.
> Trustees and the  university president, who is traveling, attended a
> special meeting by  telephone to discuss other issues with
> administrators in the boardroom  at Old Main on campus.
> Jessica Lowell, university communications  director, told the attendees
> that state open meetings law limits the  trustees in a special meeting
> to items on the agenda.
> Discussion  of the museum and public comment was not on the agenda.
> Chuck Brown, the  board of trustees president, asked Provost Myron Allen
> to fill in  trustees who did not stay on the line to listen to the
> people concerned  about budgetary reductions.
> No one stayed on the line."   <snip>
>
> Mary
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