Re: fund raising
- Dear Gerhard,
Thank you for your response, a lot of what you say is
absolutely correct, however it is with sadness I fear
that most people who have an interest in Tristan are
only concerned with getting something out of Tristan
and not with putting something back.
I left Tristan in 1983 although I have been back a
number of times since.
I am in contact with Jimmy in connection with the fund
raising and yes he is extremely busy with all that is
going on so very few emails come in and out. So dont
despair I am sure he will answer you eventually.
--- Gerhard Jakubowsky <gerhard.jakubowsky@...>
> Dear Lorna,--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I think one reason for the weak response to your
> message regarding the fund raising event is that
> there are not many people on the Tristan da Cunha
> list, and a lot of them are from outside the UK. I
> am, e.g., from Vienna; if I was in England I had
> joined the Summer Ball gladly.
> The Tristan da Cunha list is - unfortunately - in
> general a silent and boring list. I joined it only
> because I visited Tristan twice (I am a botanist,
> they call me "Grassman" on Tristan) and sometimes
> there are interesting news. The first time I heard
> from the hurricane in May was from a mail in the
> list. Meanwhile I know more, of course, since I am
> in contact with Brian, who is on the Solomons now
> and organises some help from there. I heard that
> Eddie Rogers was the only one who was hurt, he broke
> some ribs when he got blown over. Anyway, he's a
> strong man and he will get through it. I'm sure you
> know much more details than I.
> Are you in email contact with Tristan? Some weeks
> ago I sent a few emails to several people without
> response, but I think that Jimmy is just too busy at
> the moment for private emails.
> Just out of curiosity: since when do you live in the
> UK? Possibly I saw you when I first visited Tristan
> in January 2000, but I assume that you left Tristan
> Good luck for your fund raising event
> Mag. Gerhard Jakubowsky
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