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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby ask me2 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 pm

I have I problem with the name of the organization, SOS Africa? Save Our Ship Africa? That doesn't make any sense, as Africa is not a ship.
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby Jdsizzleslice on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:27 pm

natty dread wrote:
pissedoffsol wrote:meanwhile, millions of people are still homeless in the uk, usa, and elsewhere too, but somehow we don't feel bad for them and insist on sending money over-seas.....


Genaraln7 wrote:Do we need to pay to clean up there mess?


Wow, you two really are prime samples of decent human beings.

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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby denominator on Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:00 pm

ask me2 wrote:I have I problem with the name of the organization, SOS Africa? Save Our Ship Africa? That doesn't make any sense, as Africa is not a ship.


SOS is not an acronym.
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby natty dread on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:27 am

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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby TheForgivenOne on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:45 am

ask me2 wrote:I have I problem with the name of the organization, SOS Africa? Save Our Ship Africa? That doesn't make any sense, as Africa is not a ship.


I always thought it was, you know, Save Our Souls. :-s
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby greenoaks on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:10 am

TheForgivenOne wrote:
ask me2 wrote:I have I problem with the name of the organization, SOS Africa? Save Our Ship Africa? That doesn't make any sense, as Africa is not a ship.


I always thought it was, you know, Save Our Souls. :-s

why are we asking Africa to save our souls and ships ?
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby TheForgivenOne on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:15 am

greenoaks wrote:
TheForgivenOne wrote:
ask me2 wrote:I have I problem with the name of the organization, SOS Africa? Save Our Ship Africa? That doesn't make any sense, as Africa is not a ship.


I always thought it was, you know, Save Our Souls. :-s

why are we asking Africa to save our souls and ships ?


I don't know? I know for a fact Canada doesn't have many ships, and like, only 3 submarines! Maybe if we stopped spending all our money on Gourmet Peanut Butter...
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby Gilligan on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:22 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sos

"In popular usage, SOS became associated with such phrases as "save our ship", "save our souls" and "send out succour". These may be regarded as mnemonics, but SOS is not an abbreviation, acronym or initialism."
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:35 am

TheForgivenOne wrote:
ask me2 wrote:I have I problem with the name of the organization, SOS Africa? Save Our Ship Africa? That doesn't make any sense, as Africa is not a ship.


I always thought it was, you know, Save Our Souls. :-s

SOS was chosen as the Universal Distress Call because it's the simplest sequence of characters in Morse Code to remember.... three dots, three dashes, three dots.

Various acronyms have been applied to it after the fact, including Save Our Souls, but they are not the reason those letters were chosen.
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:36 am

Gilligan wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sos

"In popular usage, SOS became associated with such phrases as "save our ship", "save our souls" and "send out succour". These may be regarded as mnemonics, but SOS is not an abbreviation, acronym or initialism."

Ooops... didn't notice you'd already answered this... :oops:

Ah well, my answer stands too, so there...:P
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:36 pm

Only another £106 to go before we get to play that lovely new map. =D>
Wish I could of done more. :|
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby greenoaks on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:40 pm

i use to work for a company that raised money for charities and that company kept between 40 and 60%.
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:07 am

greenoaks wrote:i use to work for a company that raised money for charities and that company kept between 40 and 60%.

There are a lot of companies like that that had street vendors in London last time I went home. Always with the hard sell, always pissed me off.
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby riggable on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:39 am

Hello Matt/Tactician,

I've recently read about your organization and find it laudable how you've taken first hand experience and attempted to construct an organization to aid in the problems you've witnessed at a level grander than possible at a personal level. The work of NGOs in developing countries is something that has interested me greatly, which is why I've decided to make this request:

I am a senior in college with an (hopefully!) upcoming degree in the fields of International Politics and Economics. For my thesis I have been researching the "Effects and Desirability of International NGOs on Educational Systems in Developing Countries". After spending a month in Peru working with an American NGO attempting to do just that, I've come to several initial conclusions.
Far be it from me to see this as a freak coincidence, I noticed the conquer club fundraiser for your organization, and though I haven't frequented the site in many months, it spurred me to come here and check this out.

From my experiences any NGO founder, co- or otherwise, is swamped with work at a near-constant level. However, I would very much appreciate a few minutes of your time to talk about your goals, tribulations, and experiences working for SOS Africa. If this is something at all feasible for you, please do let me know and I'd love to get some information from you. Separate from the ConquerClub forums, of course!

I'm not sure if this is the best medium to attempt to reach out to you, so I am also sending this letter to your private messages and to that e-mail address I saw on the first page of this forum. Thank you so much for your time.

Truly,
Ryan
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Re: SOS Africa Charity Drive, plus NEW Reward Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:18 pm

Ahoy everyone!

It is great to see that we are getting closer and closer to our goal! I think it is well within reach now...just need another £81, or about another ~ $130.00 USD.

Here's hoping for a final push, so we can all have our reward map, but more importantly, so we can meet our target goal of funding Kelebogile's education for a FULL Year!

Thanks to all those who have donated, and all those who have supported the Drive with all their goodwill as well.



--Andy & Team CC
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