Cuba Nostalgia Fundraising Way Behind

First, I want to thank all of those that have donated for this year’s Cuba Nostalgia Convention, as always, your support is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, we’ve only managed to collect about $1400 to date, which is about a third of what was spent on last year’s event and this year, the Mrs and I cannot afford the almost 2k out of pocket that we put in last year.

We’ll still definitely be attending the convention, but we will most assuredly have to scale down the plans for the exhibit. I’d wanted to do some pretty cool stuff, but as it is, with less than a six weeks to go and the less than expected funds collected so far, it looks like the babalu exhibit will be very Plain Jane this year.

I hope you all keep in mind that the Babalu exhibit doesnt just represent me or the rest of the contributors here at Babalu and by proxy all the Cubiche bloggers, but it represents this online blog community that you all out there are the most important part of. So, if you come by every day and read Babalu and the other blogs on the Cubiche blogroll, please consider dropping a few bucks in the till for the convention.



4 thoughts on “Cuba Nostalgia Fundraising Way Behind”

  1. Good luck Val!

    Here’s a piece that’s great to remind us not to wait for “Someone Else” …

    I wish you well 🙂 Melek

    Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else.

    Someone’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person’s share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on
    everyone’s list, “Let Someone Else do it.”

    Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results; “Someone Else can work with that group.”

    It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our church.

    Whenever there was a financial need,everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference.

    Someone Else was a wonderful person; sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are
    going to do. Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it?

    Who is going to do the things Someone
    Else did? When you are asked to help this year, remember — we can’t depend on Someone Else anymore.

    — Unknown —

    “I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to the something that I can do.” ~ Unknown

  2. I would venture to guess that the average income of the average Babalublog reader is above average if the average reader is Cuban-American. U.S. statistics back me up on that. (The average Cuban-American median income is higher than that of the average American.) Caballero…….do I have to say more? Uhhhh…. show the money!!!! Donde estan los masetas? Babalublog is a fixture at the Cuban Nostalgia Convention. I know that many of the readers from outside of Miami may not be able to appreciate what that means but having Val and Babalublog there is important because he reaches back to the older generation and forward to the newer, tech savvy, generation. Val and the crew tirelessly give us a quality blog that, if you are like me, is read by you everyday and sometimes a few times a day. So…. aflogen la estilla….. let’s give Val a reason to cry.

    Abe Cardenas

  3. I have asked Val on many many occations how can I get one of those che tee-shirts with the bullet hole in the forehead. Not kidding. I even had Geroge from The Real Cuba contact Val for me to get me that shirt. I think that was a year ago………..still waiting for a responce. I would hate to ask how I can make a contribution. I’m 55 years old, don’t have a lot of time left.

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