While working on our first week of boat repairs after Hurricane Maria, Hertz gave us this 2017 Ford Mustang because they ran out of “normal” cars. Fine with us, we will take it! With 1,200 miles on it, very low cowlings and only getting 13 miles per gallon, this might not have been the best car for driving on an island with roads in truly terrible shape. But, we made the best of it! Please enjoy our two-minute video.
If you enjoyed that video, maybe you want to watch our other videos. We even have some SAILING videos! Imagine that. Check out all our videos here….
Radeen and I are very excited to announce that our new nonprofit logo has been completed. Following the advice of another IPYOA member, we used the website Hatchwise.com and entered our logo ideas into their service. We elected the least expensive option and quickly received many renditions of our ideas. We continued with one designer who eventually understood our goals. It became clear we were working with someone who did not speak English fluently. Explaining the idea of stick figures and also the words “Can Help” turned out to be a big challenge. The designer turned our ideas into this great logo and we are happy with it.
We have built our nonprofit idea a new website of its own. It has grown quickly and we felt it might get lost or confused in our sailing blog, svIslandSpirit.com. The new nonprofit website is hosted on our own server here:
We have completed nonprofit corporation filing and have been awarded an EIN, a federal tax number. We have opened a business checking account and a business PayPal account. All the donations received have been transferred to the new bank account or new PayPal account. Our Patreon account is also connected to the nonprofit. Every dollar donated goes directly to the nonprofit corporation and is fully tax-deductible. All donations and purchases are listed here:
Thank you to all who have already donated, we really appreciate your support.
On December 3, we will return to Puerto Rico, taking with us 30 Luci Solar Lights to give to people who still do not have power in their homes. Our goal is to simply help one person at a time and so these 30 lights will help 30 people and their families. We are doing what we can with your help. As we sail into the USVI’s and the BVI’s and further south this winter, we will continue to help people affected by the hurricanes. As our logo presents: Everyone = a family. Can Help = hammering, shoveling, painting. Someone = giving a simple gift. That is what our mission is all about. Helping One Person at a Time.
Today we have released our 15th annual Island Packet Yacht Owners Association Calendar. The diversity of the photos are interesting and the images are beautiful. This project takes me 3 days to create and about 20 hours of work and Radeen and I are really proud of this edition. The calendar is created and sold via our simple online store at www.Cafepress.com/IPphotos The calendar has a margin of $5 and this is used to offset the costs and the software subscriptions paid to run the serves at www.IPYOA.com. Our Island Packet Yacht Owners Association website is very active with nearly 3,000 members and the site serves nearly 20,000 web pages a month! Enjoy the site and enjoy the calendar.