Monthly updates and other good news

Good news everyone!  (that’s a Futurama reference for you this month)

We received 32 submissions in January, through sales of postcards and notebooks (what few we have left) and donations and free entries.  This month the number picking machine picked number 22, so our hilarious postcard making friend Rich DLT won the raffle this month!  Thanks for all your entries!  I love those postcards.

From all the donations and the pen auctions, we raised $625 this month!  That puts us at about $17,595 for the year!  (if you read a different total earlier, I did my math wrong – it’s fixed now)  You’ve all raised that much money in just 7 months!  Thank you so much!!  Of course a huge chunk of that is going to the endowment fund.  Speaking of which, I’m going to call and schedule an appointment to get that set up.

I’m also going to start getting the word out to high school seniors to start applying for scholarships!  Apps are due in April.

When you donate for notebooks or postcards, or just donate cash, you will get one raffle number for every $5 donated.  Hopefully we can move the rest of these notebooks and postcards quickly this way.

I’ll be getting another bunch of auctions started up -BUT- when you bid DO NOT bid in a reply.  Only write in new comments so that I can see them easier.  From now on I will not acknowledge replies to other comments.  Always write a new comment.  Thanks.

Here are the new auction items.

So if you want a chance at winning a credit for a custom pen, up to $225 with a free nib grind and free shipping, pop on in and pick up some cool stuff, or just donate.  You can also donate for free by sending a note or postcard to me at

Newton Pens Scholarships
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

But you must include your full name and an email address and write that it’s a free entry to the scholarship raffle, or I will not enter it.

As always, if you have any questions, please holler.

Thanks so much!

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