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 Post subject: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:41 am 
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Rat Pack fundraiser for Game Rangers
31 January to 3 February 2009!



Fellow Forumites, over the last while it has come to the attention of some of us that there are many Field Rangers in SANPARKS that are trying to do their jobs, but are lacking in some very basic equipment!

These dedicated men are spending days out in the veld protecting the game and park we love so much, but are doing so without basic necessities and other tools to perform their jobs such as:
Rain coats
Water bottles
Canvas tents
Sleeping bags
Ammo magazine pouch
Pepper spray
Digital Camera
Gas stove
Mag-lites
Binoculars
Leatherman multi-tools

DotDan has been looking for a way to kick off a project to collect funds to enable the park to purchase these much needed items for their rangers. When the issue of the rats at Pretorius Kop became a chit chat discussion the idea of the Rat Pack was formed. This created the ideal platform to get the ball rolling and between DD and three other likeminded compatriots (Joekin, WTM and Imax), much brain storming has been taking place as to what could be done.

At this stage we are still quite a long way from executing the plan, but this we can share for now:

- We have approval from Sanparks and a project is being registered.
- Due to school holidays and accommodation availability the Rat Pack adventure, Called “The Rat Pack goes Cat Hunting” will take place early in 2009 (it’s a long way away, but please keep your interest for the Rats)
- Save some Christmas and bonus money as “betting” will open in January as to what and how many of the selected animals we will see in the period that we will go hunting. (plus some side bets thought up by yourselves)
If anyone has any contacts that could help with sponsorship of any of the above items apart from our fund collection efforts, you are welcome to assist.
We would also like to get some info of this into magazines such as Getaway, Weg etc, to get more exposure and hopefully get more funds.

As things progress on our side we will keep you updated on this thread, so stay tuned.

We would like to thank you for keeping this discussion alive as this gave us the opportunity to get the wheel turning and hope that the gusto with which you participated here, will also be displayed for the fundraiser. :clap:


Last edited by Imax on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:43 am, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:46 am 
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A great initiative Rat Packers!! Good luck guys!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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Go Rat Packers! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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thanks DB, Restio we appreciate all the support we can get


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:54 am 
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Thank you Mods for the backing :thumbs_up:


I also just want to thank all the Rats out there for grabbing on to this initiative and becoming part of what is certainly going to be a very successful endeavor. So keep up adding to your signature's rats and I also welcome any forum member who would like to know more or would like to contribute in any way please PM myself or Imax.

Like Imax said above that betting will open in the first part of January so please start thinking of what you all would like to see us do :slap: or what specific bets you would be interested in.

:) :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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Rats rock!! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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You know it :thumbs_up: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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Baas, you ever think we are going to get the date fixed for this? i think i should place my first bet that when we do there will be no more accomodation left and we have to shove WTM back into a tent :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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WTM can sleep outside in the car. :twisted: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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Ok...maxine...are we going the Friday, Saturday and Sunday....or Sat, Sun, Monday??????


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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DotDan wrote:
WTM can sleep outside in the car. :twisted: :lol:



And let him stink it up all night. no way!

i vote for sat sun and mon, then maybe WTM can grace us for a day or so


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 Post subject: Re: Rat Pack vs. Cats Fund Raiser
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LMAO!!!! :lol:


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Does our esteemed forumites have any suggestions on which area has the highest cat population, and I mean all kinds of cats


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depends if he sleeps under the tonnau( :huh: ) cover it'll blow away


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Imax wrote:
Does our esteemed forumites have any suggestions on which area has the highest cat population, and I mean all kinds of cats


Mopani :thumbs_up: :lol:


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