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#1 Newton Pens

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:59

This is the last raffle before graduation.  9 tickets already sold.  I'm hoping to raise at least $6000 total to give away this year.  Not sure who the recipients will be yet but we're getting closer.  Huge thanks to everybody who volunteered to read essays and help pick the winners for the scholarships.  

 

This month I'm offering one of my custom pens to the first pick winner, and a few Indian eyedroppers to the second pick winner.

 

The two donated pens are a Ratnamson 302 and a baby mini, both e/d fill..  The pen donated by me is a Camlin e/d.

 

 
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Raffle will run from Monday April 28 until Sunday May 11, 2014.

If you have any questions please ask.  If I forgot anything please let me know! 

Visit http://www.newtonpens.com for all the details.

Thanks!



#2 Newton Pens

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 00:07

12 tickets sold!  Woot!

 

I was just told that the light brown ripple ebonite Camlin pen I have offered above is a rare and out of production pen.

 

Here are some of the cool materials available if you win.

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Names available at http://www.newtonpens.com

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:32

Amazing choice of materials Shawn. Can't wait to know the winners :)

You are right about the Camlin ED. The Camlin company, now Kokuyo Camlin, is no longer producing pens in ebonite. I have been contacting the distributors and retailers to get one without any success. The winner will be getting a rare pen.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 17:16

23 tickets sold!  Off to a great start!

Thanks everybody!


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 21:26

38 tickets sold! Please get in while you can! Raffle ends Sunday night at 9pm. $10 per ticket. Email me if you have any questions - shawn@newtonpens.com and I'll be so glad to answer. All of this money will go towards helping send graduating seniors to college. So far we've raised $5386 plus the $380 (minus paypal fees) from this current raffle. Let's shoot for $6000!  



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 16:25

45 tickets sold!  Thanks so much everybody!  We're so close to $6000 and essays are almost all done being scored.  

It looks like we're at $5913 total so far!  Wahoo!!  That's so fantastic!  Only a few more tickets to sell before tomorrow night and we'll reach that goal!

 

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:46

So close! 

 

Raffle ends tomorrow night and the fund is at $5961 and I just received an email from an absolute saint who said that if I don’t meet my goal, he’d donate the money to help me reach it!  I’m so incredibly grateful for this and all the other donations that have been given.  You all have no idea what it means to me. 

 

I can’t wait to announce these at graduation this year.  I think there will be two or three given at Mountain Pine and a couple at other schools from around the state.  I’m so excited about this!

 

I could actually use another volunteer or two to go over essays and help score them.  ;)

 

Thanks so much everybody!



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:24

Well, 65 tickets were sold this time, and in all for the entire year raised $6123!  That’s amazing!  Thank you all so much!  I can give away 6 $1000 scholarships!

 

And the winner is…
He came in at the very last moment.  Just a couple minutes before 9.  The very last entrant.

 

#65!!!

Congrats!

 

 

Who will win the batch of Indian pens?

#41!

Congrats to you, too!

 

 

Thank you all so much.  I’ll post a video of the graduation ceremony as soon as I can.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:46

Amazing! I'm #65 and obviously thrilled to have Shawn work on a custom pen for me, then getting it in my eager little hands!

 

And thrilled to be a small part of such a great project for students. Well done Shawn -- congrats to you on your efforts to raise all that scholarship money.

 

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:02

Congrats on winning and to Shawn's luck students that will get scholarships!



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 17:46

Does feel a little funny saying "thanks" for congrats on a blessing I just sort of wandered blindly into, but thanks!

 

I went to the Newton Pens site only a few months ago after someone glowing on FPN about Shawn's pens, got hooked and started paying attention to his work, then noticed the student/scholarship stuff and decided to pitch in a little and hey--maybe even win a pen. Well, here's my "maybe" up front and center. How cool is that? Guess I'll find out more and more how cool that is in days to come.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 17:47

And I'm the number 41!  Can't wait to see that Camlin up close :)